- 9:39 pm Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Georgia’s Keith Marshall could possibly take a medical redshirt and sit out this coming season. In fact, at one point it seemed like the best option. But the junior tailback appears to be doing everything in his power to see that doesn’t happen.
The Bulldogs’ had a full-contact practice on Tuesday — their third in a row this spring — and there was Marshall dressed out in full pads. No, he didn’t get tackled or participate in competitive drills. But just the fact that he was running plays in full gear barely four months after being in wheelchair following [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]
- 1:29 pm Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Clearly, Georgia intends to keep Mike Bobo around as long as it possibly can.
The Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator recently received yet another contract extension. Just a year after signing a three-year contract with UGA, Bobo had another year added. The agreement was actually made back on Jan. 27, but the amendment to Bobo’s contract was not turned over to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution until Tuesday in response to an open records request.
No salary increase was included in Bobo’s contract amendment. He signed a three-year deal that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, that calls for him to receive $575,000 [More]
- 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]
- 12:08 pm Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers
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.
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]
- 5:30 am Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 by Chip Towers
ATHENS – Good morning and welcome to national signing day. We have big plans for you.
I’m at Georgia’s Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall this morning monitoring the Bulldogs’ recruiting efforts. NCAA rules allow for national letters-of-intent to be signed as early as a 7 a.m. and I’ll be in place to report the first one.
If you’re keeping up from home or the office, there are two ways to monitor the day’s events. First, you can follow me on my Twitter page — @ajcuga. I’ll be putting up the bare bones news there as soon as it comes in. If you search [More]
- 2:11 pm Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers
UPDATE: Cedar Grove’s Bryson Allen-Williams, who waffled on his commitment to South Carolina after taking an official visit to UGA this past weekend, tweeted Monday night that he has decided to stick with the Gamecocks.
Following is the original story file earlier in the day Monday …
The battle is on between Georgia and South Carolina for linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams.
The 4-star linebacker from Atlanta’s Cedar Grove High [More]
- 4:22 pm Friday, January 31st, 2014 by Chip Towers
Garrison Smith is having a blast. He’s down in Pensacola, Fla., training hard for the NFL draft with a group called Athletes Performance Institute. He’s optimistic about his NFL prospects and, with his UGA degree already in hand, feels ready for whatever the future holds for him.
But in a lot of ways Smith wishes he could still be in Athens getting ready for another football season next fall. Smith was the only starter the Bulldogs lost off last year’s defense. With all the experience they have coming back and the new changes that are afoot, he believes Georgia’s defense is [More]
- 11:01 am Friday, January 31st, 2014 by Chip Towers
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]
- 6:35 pm Saturday, January 25th, 2014 by Chip Towers
Asked Saturday afternoon if had indeed accepted a job with the Georgia Bulldogs, Tracy Rocker made no attempt to bridle his enthusiasm about the new gig
“Yep,” he said before shouting, “Go Dawgs!”
Rocker said it’s been a long time coming, him being able to say that. A native Atlantan, he said he has always been fond of the Bulldogs and everything UGA. Never mind that he was an All-America player and former coach at Auburn.
“I said that all the time growing up,” Rocker said of the ‘Go Dawgs’ phrase. “I grew up a Georgia fan. I got to watch them win [More]