- 6:00 am Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – In the midst of a football season, coaches normally want their players thinking about nothing but today’s homework and Saturday’s game. But Georgia coach Mark Richt welcomed a visitor to practice on Wednesday to talk to the team about something far weightier than winning an athletic contest.
Mike Lutzenkirchen spoke to the Bulldogs about the importance of making wise decisions. If you recognize his last name, he is the father of former Auburn star and NFL player Phillip Lutzenkirchen.
- 5:40 pm Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Hutson Mason has now played in 14 games in his Georgia career and will start his fourth game at quarterback for the Bulldogs on Saturday at South Carolina. But he’ll also be breaking new ground when the Bulldogs take the field at Williams-Brice Stadium as he’ll be making his first start on the road in the SEC.
And that’s different.
“Until I talk to y’all I don’t really pay that much attention to it,” Mason said to reporterss during UGA’s weekly media day on Tuesday. “But at the same time you can’t not address having to operate in crowd noise [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]
- 2:48 pm Monday, August 4th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Q&A WITH J.J. GREEN
ATHENS – J.J. Green is listed at 5-foot-9 on Georgia’s football roster. But so forthright and honest is the sophomore defensive back from Kingsland that he’ll actually correct people on his height.
“More like 5-8,” he says with a big smile.
Green doesn’t see his height – or lack of it – as a liability when it comes to his ability to defend opposing receivers from the “Star” position he currently holds in the Bulldogs’ secondary. In that role, Green or whoever happens to be in that spot often draws the most dynamic and versatile offensive play-makers, such as [More]
- 12:55 pm Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia has a defensive depth chart.
If that doesn’t seem like news to you, you haven’t been paying attention to the Bulldogs since Jeremy Pruitt took over as defensive coordinator. He left spring practice saying he wouldn’t have a depth chart until Georgia opens the season against Clemson on Aug. 30 and maybe not then. His point: The competition for playing time is ongoing.
So why now? Well, the bottom line is the Bulldogs simply had to have a depth chart to include in their 2014 media guide, which came out this week. I picked up my copy on Thursday.
- 9:58 am Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 by Chip Towers
I’m actually on vacation this week, as well as half of the civilized world as it appears to me. But I didn’t want to deprive anyone of their fundamental right to read “The Ten at 10.” So I slapped this together. Hope you enjoy, and happy Independence Day everyone! …
THE TEN AT 10:
1. Hope you got a chance to read the feature story I wrote recently on tight end Jay Rome. The junior from Valdosta finally appears to be close to healthy and he predicted he would be ready to play on Aug. 31 against Clemson. With the [More]
- 9:54 am Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10
1. Word coming out of Georgia’s football complex is that the Bulldogs’ “229 Boys” – Malcolm Mitchell, Jay Rome and Justin Scott-Wesley – have progressed nicely in their rehabilitations from leg injuries and are now working out full speed with the rest of the team in summer conditioning and practices. This is good news and, if it holds true through preseason camp, is a big deal for the Bulldogs’ offensive fortunes in 2014.
High offensive production has been almost taken for granted the past couple of seasons under the direction of quarterback Aaron Murray. Now it’s Hutson Mason’s [More]
- 1:02 pm Saturday, April 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – OK, I’ll be filing a more comprehensive report on Georgia’s second scrimmage of the spring practice. All or parts of it will be posted on AJC.com and MyAJC.com a little later and, of course, you can read the whole thing in the Sports section of the Sunday newspaper.
But here’s a quick rundown and a couple of videos to watch to get an idea of what happened:
The offense played much, much better than it did last week, particularly running the football.
Quarterback Hutson Mason, tailback Todd Gurley, receiver Jonathan Rumph and kicker Marshall Morgan starred for the offense.
Linebacker Ramik Wilson, [More]