- 3:01 pm Saturday, August 30th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – “I know but I’m not gonna say. I know but I’m not gonna say.”
That’s all we heard from Georgia coach Mark Richt the last time we talked to him. But all that’s out the window today. With Georgia-Clemson set to kickoff at 5:36 p.m. this evening, we’ll finally get to see:
Who in the world is going to play in the Bulldogs’ secondary/ New defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt experimented with an endless combination of lineups back there all the way through the last of 29 preseason practices. The final depth chart — which Richt warned not to put too [More]
- 3:35 pm Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – My weekly “Back Porch Chats” with Noah Coslov of CineSport have resumed. This week Noah asked me about the mysteries surround Georgia’s secondary and defense, the one thing the Bulldogs’ defense must do in order to win and what playing Clemson at home between the hedges might mean to the outcome.
Noah and I will be sitting down to chat about Georgia football every Thursday and you can always find them on the Watch video
- 10:17 am Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Jordan Jenkins is one of Georgia’s star football players and the way he plays against Clemson this Saturday will go a long way toward determining the outcome of that game. But he also stands as a tall reminder to us all that these young men first and foremost are students.
Jenkins, like the rest of the Bulldogs, participated in a very important practice Wednesday in preparation for this weekend’s nationally-televised Top 25 matchup at Sanford Stadium. But you know what else he did?
He took the entrance exam for admission into UGA’s prestigious Terry College of Business.
“I actually walked to [More]
- 11:24 am Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Chip Towers
AN OPPOSING VIEW
Each week during the season we’ll try to hook up with a beat writer who covers the opposing team Georgia is playing to get an idea of the perspective from the other sideline. This week we’ll be getting that view from Larry Williams, who covers the Clemson Tigers for the Rivals website TigerIllustrated.com. I’ve known Larry since he covered Georgia for The Augusta Chronicle many moons ago.
I sent Larry five questions about the Tigers via email earlier this week and he did the same with me. Here then, is what Larry had to say about Saturday’s matchup (5:36 [More]
- 3:15 pm Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Peppered with questions about some unexpected names and unusual alignments on Georgia’s depth chart for Saturday’s game against Clemson, coach Mark Richt offered a qualifier during his news conference Tuesday.
“This depth chart, I wouldn’t go too crazy about it right now to be honest with you,” Richt said. “I don’t even know if it’s worth writing anything right now.”
The primary focus of queries centered on the status of sophomore Tim Kimbrough (career 5 tackles), who was listed ahead of preseason All-SEC senior Ramik Wilson at “Mike” inside linebacker. Little-used junior Devin Bowman is also slated as the starter [More]
- 9:55 am Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10:
1. Georgia’s ballyhooed freshman tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel will both play against Clemson this Saturday. How many actual rushing attempts they get – if any – remains to be seen.
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, echoing what running backs coach Bryan McClendon said on 680 the Fan’s “Bulldog Roundtable” radio show this past Friday, confirmed that all five scholarship tailbacks in Georgia’s offensive arsenal will get playing time in the opener.
“The game will dictate touches and plays,” Bobo said. “That’s really at any skill position. All five are doing well but we’ll know more (closer to the [More]
- 11:04 am Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Chip Towers
MONDAY MORNING REWIND
1. I went to Norcross on Saturday to catch coach Mark Richt and his friends in the first All Pro Dad Live event at the Long Forum on the Greater Atlanta Christian School campus.
It was a very impactful event with some very impressive speakers, including former NFL coach Tony Dungy, Fox News anchor Bret Baier, NFL executives Mark Dominick and Troy Vincent and former star athletes Charlie Ward and Danny Wuerffel, among others. Of course, comedian Jeff Foxworthy also was there and he brought down the house as usual. Foxworthy was equal parts hilarious and profound in talking [More]
- 5:34 pm Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Former Georgia great Tim Worley attended the Bulldogs’ practice on Thursday, and he was beaming after getting a look the running back group.
Worley said it reminded him of his time in Athens back in the mid- to late-1980s, when he shared carries with the likes of Rodney Hampton, Lars Tate and Keith Henderson. Each one of them ended up in the NFL, and he expects the same will true of the ones who are currently wearing UGA’s red and black.
“It’s great to see Georgia still has that stable of running backs,” Worley said of Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, [More]
- 8:12 pm Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia coach Mark Richt details what the Bulldogs accomplished during their dress-rehearsal practice at Sanford Stadium on Wednesday. For the first time this season, the Bulldogs operated as a single team from one sideline, practicing their transitions from kicking teams to scrimmage teams and so on.
- 11:19 am Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – OK, so yesterday was a little unusual in terms of practice coverage. Normally Georgia would conduct a workout, I’d attend the media observation period early on along with other reporters and file a quick report afterward based on what I’d seen, then write some stories based on post-practice interviews.
As coach Mark Richt said, the Bulldogs “tried something different” yesterday. They practiced at Sanford Stadium and invited the UGA student body to come to watch. Thankfully, they invited the media to come as well, but that came with several preconditions. We could not take pictures or video, we could [More]