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Positive impression: UGA’s Aaron Murray proves to NFL he’s healthy

  • 2:33 pm Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – I’ve just come from the Aaron Murray Show over at UGA’s Pro Day. There were 15 other players there to show their wares to NFL scouts but, to be clear, this whole deal was primarily about Murray, extending to the fact that Georgia delayed holding the annual exposition nearly a month later than it usually does.

Murray asked for and received from UGA the extra time in order to more fully recover from the ACL surgery he underwent on Nov. 26 of last fall. The original thought was that still wouldn’t be enough time for to fully recover from [More]

Ten@10: Murray’s Pro Day, Georgia’s G-Day, Bubba’s big day

  • 10:02 am Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 by Chip Towers

THE TEN AT 10

1. I talked to quarterback Aaron Murray on Monday about his big debut as a professional in UGA’s Pro Day on Wednesday morning. Here’s a link to the story that will run in Wednesday’s newspaper.

Murray has already turned some heads with his recovery from last November’s knee surgery. Just 4 1/2 months since having ACL reconstruction surgery, Murray says he is fully recovered and will prove it to NFL executives and scouts Wednesday morning.

I talked to several people about Murray’s pro prospects and right now I’m having a hard time finding a dissenting opinion. Where [More]

Ten@10: Brendan Douglas trying not to be Dogs’ forgotten man at tailback

  • 9:41 am Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by Chip Towers

THE TEN AT 10

ATHENS – After a long hiatus, “The Ten at 10″ is back. No fooling.

The Ten is an aggregation blog that was developed to keep Georgia Bulldogs’ fans informed about everything that’s going on in UGA athletics during the warm months. We all live for football in the fall and basketball during the winter, but when this time of year comes around, you need 10 items just to get around to everything that’s going on. As ever, there are a ton of things happening on Georgia’s athletic grounds.

Of course, spring football tops that list. So with that, let’s [More]

Five early observations of Georgia’s defense

  • 3:14 pm Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – Georgia has completed just four of its 15 spring football practices so far and had its first full pads workout only yesterday. But slowly and surely things are starting to come into focus in regard to how the Bulldogs might look in the fall.

Georgia’s defense is undergoing the most radical transformation as first-year defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and three new assistant coaches put their fingerprints on that side of the ball. Here’s a few observations I’ve been able to make so far:

1. In general, your No. 1 unit looks like this: Noseguard — Chris Mayes; defensive end (or [More]

Richt: UGA’s 4 arrestees already getting disciplined, more to come

  • 7:37 pm Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS –  Georgia coach Mark Richt came a little closer Tuesday to revealing some of his disciplinary plans for the players who have run afoul of team and school policies since last season. But he stopped shortly of making a definitive ruling on the four players accused of theft.

Tray Matthews, Uriah LeMay, Jonathan Taylor and James DeLoach have continued to practice with the team since they were arrested on theft by deception charges on March 17. The Bulldogs completed their fourth practice of 15 this spring — and first in full pads — on Tuesday afternoon amid blustery conditions. All [More]

Another national title for UGA as Harvey Humphries keeps swim teams on course

  • 10:30 am Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – Harvey Humphries has barely slept in the last 48 hours and there’s only a whisper left in his voice. But he is one happy Bulldog.

Humphries is senior associate head coach for Georgia’s men’s and women’s swim teams. But this season, with coach Jack Bauerle mired in controversy, Humphries has been more like an interim head coach. And it has been going very well in the interim.

With Humphries at the helm, the Lady Bulldogs this past weekend secured their sixth national championship in Minneapolis. And it wasn’t close. Georgia rolled up 528 points in the [More]

Richt: ‘We’re going to address everything head on, handle it appropriately and move on’

  • 8:20 pm Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Tackle John Theus (71) hits the bag held by Tackle Zach DeBell (76) during Georgia's first day of Spring Practice at the Woodruff practice fields on Tuesday, Mar.18th. 2014 in Athens, Ga. ( photo by John Kelley )

ATHENS — Technically it was a nondescript first day of spring football practice. But because four of his players were arrested and jailed on theft charges 18 hours before it started, Georgia coach Mark Richt was greeted by a couple of dozen media members and cameras from all four of Atlanta’s network television stations after the 90-minute practice concluded.

None of them got the answer they were seeking: How does he plan on punishing the four offending players?

“Well, we definitely wanted to focus on the excitement of the first day of spring ball,” Richt said when the subject was gently was [More]

Players’ arrests came on eve of first spring practice

  • 12:51 am Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – On the eve of Georgia’s first spring football practice of the year, four players were arrested and jailed on charges of theft by deception.

Updates: What the players are accused of doing

Sophomore safety Tray Matthews, junior outside linebacker James DeLoach, redshirt freshman receiver Uriah LeMay and redshirt sophomore defensive end Jonathan Taylor all were booked into Athens-Clarke County jail around 9 p.m. Monday on multiple counts of the same misdemeanor charge, 11 counts totals.  All were released on bonds of $1,500 per count by 10:30 p.m, or roughly 17 1/2 hours before the Bulldogs’ first practice [More]

Bobo gets one-year contract extension, Rocker gets more money

  • 1:29 pm Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Chip Towers
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ATHENS – Clearly, Georgia intends to keep Mike Bobo around as long as it possibly can.

The Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator recently received yet another contract extension. Just a year after signing a three-year contract with UGA, Bobo had another year added. The agreement was actually made back on Jan. 27, but the amendment to Bobo’s contract was not turned over to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution until Tuesday in response to an open records request.

No salary increase was included in Bobo’s contract amendment. He signed a three-year deal that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, that calls for him to receive $575,000 [More]

Rewind: It’s the ‘Year of the Dawg’ on the PGA Tour

  • 11:46 am Monday, March 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers
Russell Henley, Honda Classic, golf, pga

MONDAY MORNING REWIND

ATHENS – The Year of the Dog continues in professional golf.

Russell Henley became the latest Georgia Bulldog to have his named etched into a trophy on the PGA Tour. Henley, who played for the Bulldogs from 2008-11, became the fourth UGA letterman to record a victory on the tour this season on Sunday when he bested Rory McIlroy and two others in a playoff at the Honda Classic. Henley tapped in a two-foot birdie putt on the first play-off hole, a par 5, to claim the win over McIlroy, Ryan Palmer and Scotland’s Russell Knox.

That continues [More]