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Q&A: Kevin Sherrer on J.J. Green and leaving sweet home Alabama

  • 12:17 pm Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – Kevin Sherrer is an Alabama man through and through. He was born in Oneonta, Ala., starred as a tight end at Cleveland (Ala.) High, played that position at the University of Alabama (1993-95) and was a grad assistant for the Crimson Tide. Since then he coached at two Alabama high schools, then was the director of player development at Bama before serving last year as the defensive coordinator at South Alabama.

So while he’s moved a bunch the last 18 years, he hasn’t ventured across the state line very much until now. Sherrer came east to join his old [More]

Five early observations of Georgia’s defense

  • 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]

REWIND: Tough start for Diamond Dogs, tough finish for men’s hoops

  • 10:17 am Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Chip Towers

MONDAY MORNING REWIND

ATHENS – Tough start to the Scott Stricklin’s career as Georgia baseball coach. The Bulldogs were trounced for a second time Sunday by Georgia Southern, 18-4. That gave the Eagles a 2-1 victory in the season-opening, three-game series and disappointed a goodly crowd of people who came out to welcome in the new era, Stricklin among them.

“It was great to see the crowds we had Saturday and (Sunday),” Stricklin said. “Georgia fans love their baseball, and we’re going to keep working. … This is a big bump in the road, but it’s not how you start, it’s how [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]

Richt: ‘I’m as excited and energized as I’ve been in a long time’

  • 12:08 pm Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers
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ATHENS – Georgia coach Mark Richt and his entire coaching staff just got through addressing a crowd of a couple hundred Bulldogs’ fans at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. Richt introduced his new assistants and answered some questions about the signees who had already been announced. But mainly he was asked about current members of the team.

Photos: Fans track recruiting class at Butts-Mehre

On the new coaches — defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer and defensive line coach Tracy Rocker . . .

“I’m as excited and energized as I’ve been in a long time. Things have really worked out well. [More]

Ekeler, other candidates patiently wait to hear back from Richt

  • 11:23 pm Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers

Mike Ekeler doesn’t expect to hear back from Georgia until after national signing day. He can only hope it’s good news when he does.

Ekeler’s name has been bandied about a lot publicly with regard to the Bulldogs’ fourth and final defensive assistant’s position. But he has no idea whether he’s a favorie or a longshot to fill the spot. After interviewing with Georgia coach Mark Richt and defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt this past Friday, the former Southern Cal linebackers coach remains at his home in beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes on the California coast awaiting word on whether he could be [More]

Bulldogs make official the hiring of Kevin Sherrer as ‘defensive assistant’

  • 6:08 pm Friday, January 24th, 2014 by Chip Towers

UPDATE: UGA finally made official the hiring of Kevin Sherrer as a “defensive assistant” coach.

The AJC reported on Wednesday that Sherrer had been tabbed to join the staff of new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. Sherrer is expected to coach either inside or outside linebackers or both for the Bulldogs, according to persons familiar with the hiring. But Friday’s news release from Georgia did not specify beyond “defensive assistant.”

The Bulldogs two more vacancies left on the staff. They’re expected to fill them with either a defensive line coach, special teams coordinator and/or outside linebackers coach.

Following is the news released [More]