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Ten@10: Once again, injuries becoming part of Bulldogs’ storyline

  • 9:49 am Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers

THE TEN AT 10:

1. Georgia is just four days into preseason camp and injuries are starting to become part of the 2014 storyline. The latest name added to the list is Shattle Fenteng.

Fenteng, a junior college transfer from Hutchinson Community College, was having his shoulder and arm attended to by head trainer Ron Courson early in Monday’s practice before leaving Woodruff Practice Fields for the day. UGA was unable to supply an injury update after the 90-minute workout and the hope is that there will be one at some point Tuesday.

UPDATE: Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt says Fenteng’s injury [More]

Q&A: UGA’s Pruitt more interested in finding players than teaching schemes

  • 12:37 pm Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – The Georgia Bulldogs open spring practice one week from today. When they do, all eyes are going to be on the defensive side of the ball.

Defense — along with a ridiculous number of injuries — is why Georgia lost five games last season. And for the first time in 50 years, the Bulldogs will be entering a spring with a totally new defensive coaching staff.

Georgia got more than a little fortunate when it landed Jeremy Pruitt from Florida State to coordinate the defense. Not only did the Seminoles win the national championship, but they also led the nation [More]

Georgia holds recruiting class together despite coaching turnover

  • 12:22 pm Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by Chip Towers

After Todd Grantham abruptly left Georgia to go to work for Bobby Petrino and the Bulldogs’ other defensive assistants soon followed with departures, several of the Bulldogs’ major recruiting prospects were left confused. These people were their primary contacts at UGA for the past year or so. Now they were gone. What were they to do?

To the Bulldogs’ credit, all of their previous commitments ended up signing with UGA on national signing day. But that’s as much a testament to the pragmatism of prospects such as Lorenzo Carter and Lamont Galliard as it was to Georgia’s dogged pursuit.

According to coachesbythenumbers.com, [More]

Did Georgia’s defense get better as result of Grantham’s departure?

  • 11:01 am Friday, January 31st, 2014 by Chip Towers
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ATHENS —  The Bulldogs ended up completely rebuilding their defensive staff after coordinator Todd Grantham flew the coop for more money and less challenge at Louisville. But it’s hard to look  at what they’ve done since then and not say they’re better off.

They lost a defensive coordinator who had given up more points and yards than any Georgia coach in decades and replaced him with Jeremy Pruitt, the architect of the nation’s No. 1 defense on the national championship team. Since then the Bulldogs have added linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer, who earned two national championship rings as an assistant at [More]

Jeremy Pruitt was Bulldogs’ first and only choice, hence swift hire

  • 12:10 pm Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by Chip Towers
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It’s been interesting to read the some accounts of what happened during Georgia’s brief search for a defensive coordinator. Some would have you believe the Bulldogs had this intense back-and-forth negotiation with Alabama’s Kirby Smart before then turning their attention to Jeremy Pruitt.

Logic and the timeline as outlined by coach Mark Richt on Tuesday indicate that scenario could not be further from the truth. For better or worse, Jeremy Pruitt was Georgia’s first and only choice.

Think about it. At the earliest, it would have been Sunday before Mark Richt could have turned his attention to hiring a replacement for Todd [More]