- 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]
- 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]
- 5:34 pm Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Former Georgia great Tim Worley attended the Bulldogs’ practice on Thursday, and he was beaming after getting a look the running back group.
Worley said it reminded him of his time in Athens back in the mid- to late-1980s, when he shared carries with the likes of Rodney Hampton, Lars Tate and Keith Henderson. Each one of them ended up in the NFL, and he expects the same will true of the ones who are currently wearing UGA’s red and black.
“It’s great to see Georgia still has that stable of running backs,” Worley said of Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, [More]
- 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]
- 10:00 am Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10
1. I had a brief audience last week with Georgia tailback Todd Gurley, who acknowledged reports that he is currently in the best shape of his career.
“Yeah, I’ve been feeling good,” the 6-foot-1, 226-pound junior said. “I haven’t been really getting tired at all. I’ve been feeling great.”
After an injury-riddled sophomore season, Gurley has been able to participate in every practice and workout since offseason workouts began in February. Coaches Mike Bobo and Bryan McClendon challenged Gurley to exhibit leadership by example heading into what’s expected to be his final year in college. Gurley has been able [More]
- 1:51 pm Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE MONDAY REWIND
The Georgia football team took off Sunday and Monday after practicing 19 times the first 16 days of August. They’ll return to the field on Tuesday for the final 10 days of preparation for the Aug. 30 opener against Clemson. Here’s what happened over the weekend.
1. Many people don’t realize that when the Bulldogs say they’re in preseason camp, they’re truly in a camp. For the past two weeks, 105 players and select members of the support staff have been living in hotel rooms at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. That ended and they checked out this [More]
- 9:57 am Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10:
1. Georgia’s fullback situation is starting to get real interesting.
Junior Merritt Hall is the undisputed starter at that position and his unique abilities there is what allowed the Bulldogs to develop an H-back/tight end role for Quayvon Hicks. A former walkon out of the Wesleyan School in Peachtree Corners, Hall has played in 25 games at Georgia with seven starts.
But Hall is suddenly sidelined, and while it may have seemed like small, insignificant injury news when it first appeared on Monday, there are indications Hall could be out for an extended period.
Georgia has not said what the [More]
- 1:59 pm Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – I’ll be filing a detailed report later today that you’ll be able to read on MyAJC.com about Georgia’s off-season disciplinary issues and the Bulldogs’ reactions to them. But in the meantime I wanted to go ahead and share what Georgia coach Mark Richt and some of his players had to say about it at UGA’s Preseason Football Media Day on Friday.
Richt was unflinching and unapologetic in answering the media’s questions about whether the Bulldogs’ have a discipline problem.
“Well, the guys that misbehave have a discipline problem,” Richt said. “That’s why we discipline them. The rest of the guys [More]
- 1:30 pm Thursday, July 31st, 2014 by Chip Towers
Georgia was picked 12th in the USA Today coaches poll released Thursday afternoon.
What do I think about that? Not much.
I’m not one to say preseason polls are meaningless. You best be represented somewhere in the preseason Top 25 to be in position to be in the Top 4 at the end of the year. But it’s not a requirement.
I’m trying to remember where Auburn was this time last year. Can somebody remind me?
Anyway, here’s the assessment of the Bulldogs by Eddie Timanus, who compiled the capsules for USA today:
12. Georgia: The good news for coach Mark Richt and [More]
- 1:15 pm Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia players will report for preseason camp on Thursday night and the Bulldogs will hit Woodruff Practice Fields for their first practice of the 2014 football season on Friday afternoon. In anticipation of that UGA’s two coordinators — Mike Bobo on offense and Jeremy Pruitt on defense — were made available to beat reporters briefly on Wednesday to answer questions about their upcoming goals and objectives. Following are short video of each coaches’ opening remarks.