- 3:26 pm Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS — Georgia coach Mark Richt and selected players met with reporters Tuesday to discuss this past Saturday’s loss to South Carolina and this coming Saturday’s game against Troy.
Richt was working hard to come up with accolades for the visiting Trojans (0-3), who are coming into Sanford Stadium off losses to UAB, Duke and, most recently, Abilene Christian. He lauded Troy and 24-yard coach Larry Blakeney for putting more players in the NFL than teams in their league and for its fast-paced, pass-oriented offense.
The Bulldogs last had the Trojans in Athens in 2007 and needed to fight harder than they [More]
- 9:58 am Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10:
1. A lot of folks aren’t sure how good Georgia’s defense will be in 2014, but everybody seems to be fairly certain the Bulldogs’ linebackers are going to be good. And I tend to agree with that.
Three of Georgia’s four linebackers were named to the Bednarik Award watch list released on Monday. Now say what you will about watch lists (more on that later), but the Bednarik trophy is supposed to go to the nation’s best overall defensive player, so Georgia having three representations gives you an idea why the reputable Phil Steele has ranked [More]
- 10:00 am Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10:
1. An interesting question was posed Mike Mayock, a draft analyst for the NFL Network, on a recent teleconference call with reporters. Mayock was asked who he thought would have the better pro career, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray or LSU’s Zach Mettenberger.
“They’re complete opposites,” Mayock said. “It’s really intriguing. The common denominator is they’re both coming off ACL injuries late last season. Both had great pro day workouts. Mettenberger has as strong an arm as anybody in the draft. I’d be surprised if he didn’t go second round. Looked like he recovered from the ACL, which is [More]
- 2:07 pm Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 by Chip Towers
I had a nice time over in Gainesville last night covering the second stop on the Bulldogs’ “UGA Day” speaking tour. Georgia coach Mark Richt and gymnastics coach Danna Durante joined President Jere Morehead in addressing about 300 guests at the Gainesville Civic Center about all things Bulldog. You can read my report on the festivities HERE. And thanks to the fine folks of the Gainesville Bulldog Club for the wonderful hospitality.
While I was there, Richt took time to talk to me and about five other reporters in a relaxed sit-down before the event. Now we aren’t far [More]
- 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]
- 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]
- 8:20 pm Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Chip Towers
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]
- 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.
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]