- 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]
- 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]
- 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]
- 10:48 am Friday, August 8th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS — Back over at The Butts this morning (that’s what the players call the football complex). The Bulldogs were back on the field for their second day of two-a-days, their fourth straight day of full pads, their eighth day of practice in a row and their ninth practice overall. Georgia will hold its 10th practice, a closed walk-through session in preparation for tomorrow’s scrimmage, tonight at 7:30 p.m.
At this point, the Bulldogs are pretty much done with playbook installation. They’ll put the finishing touches knowing the playbook this morning, prepare for tomorrow’s scrimmage this evening, then finalize the few [More]
- 11:26 am Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Kolton Houston is listed as a senior on the Georgia football roster and he is approaching the 2014 season as if it will be his last.
But there remains the possibility that Houston could be back with the Bulldogs for another year. He could petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility. He just won’t know if that will be an option for several months.
“From what I understand, that comes at the end of the season around bowl week,” said Houston, an offensive lineman from Buford. “That’s when all that kind of stuff happens. So I know for [More]
- 12:19 pm Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers
By now I’m sure you probably saw where Clemson announced the suspension of four players for the Georgia game on Aug. 30 at Sanford Stadium. Three of them are Georgia natives — guard David Beasley, defensive back Garry Peters and defensive end Corey Crawford — plus offensive tackle Shaq Anthony. They’re all significant players.
That’s a nice change for the Bulldogs, who have been mocked before by certain SEC coaches for almost always having multiple players suspended early in the season. Knock on wood somewhere, but at the moment Georgia will be missing only wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley for [More]