- 11:22 am Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers
Q&A WITH GEORGIA’S JEREMY PRUITT
Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt finally talked to reporters after Tuesday’s practice. This is significant because the Bulldogs’ first-year defensive chief hadn’t “met the press” since Aug. 15 and didn’t stick around after the Bulldogs’ 45-21 win over Clemson to talk about the game this past Saturday. He wanted to meet instead with recruits.
So not knowing if and when we might get the Georgia’s mercurial assistant coach again, I thought I’d just share the entire exchange I had with him (before peeling off to talk to some other coaches) during that interview opportunity.
So here it is. [More]
- 9:47 am Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10
1. Georgia rushed for 328 yards against Clemson and 283 of that came after halftime. Todd Gurley and the Bulldogs’ other young tailbacks certainly deserve a lot credit for that as they pounded the ball against the Tigers’ tired defense well into the fourth quarter. But quarterback Hutson Mason believes UGA’s offensive coaches deserve some credit, too.
Mason didn’t want to get too specific about the adjustments that the coaches made as the game got deep into the third quarter, but he said offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and line coach Will Friend noticed something Clemson was doing to [More]
- 12:42 pm Monday, September 1st, 2014 by Chip Towers
1. No. 12 Georgia’s 45-21 win over No. 16 Clemson was impressive. It’s being compared to the 2007 “Blackout Game” against Auburn and I think that’s a pretty good parallel. Remember, the Bulldogs actually trailed Auburn 20-17 in the third quarter of that game. Saturday’s contest was similarly close, tied 21-all well into the third quarter. But then Georgia got hot and put together a 24-0 finish to turn it into a rout.
I don’t think you have to go back as far in terms of an electric atmosphere in Sanford Stadium. Lest we forget, the house was [More]
- 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]