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Revelations aplenty at Georgia’s open scrimmage

  • 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]

Update: Dogs’ TE Jay Rome hobbled during Sunday’s practice

  • 4:30 pm Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers

ATHENS – A quick update from Sunday’s practice, Georgia’s third of the preseason:

Don’t read too much into it at this stage, but tight end Jay Rome had to come out of drills and get some attention from trainers due to his troublesome right foot. The junior from Valdosta had off-season foot surgery and actually had been somewhat of a surprise going nearly full tilt in the Bulldogs’ first two practices of camp. He appeared to be going full out again Sunday when he came off the field limping considerably. Head trainer Ron Courson rushed to Rome’s aid, consulted with him [More]

Keith Marshall practicing as if he doesn’t want to redshirt this fall

  • 9:39 pm Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 by Chip Towers
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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]

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]

Bobo gets one-year contract extension, Rocker gets more money

  • 1:29 pm Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 by Chip Towers
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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]

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]

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]

What kind of signing day drama awaits the Georgia Bulldogs?

  • 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]

Allen-Williams decides to stick with South Carolina

  • 2:11 pm Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Chip Towers
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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 School has been committed to the Gamecocks since April. But the Bulldogs have made a strong push over the last few days and apparently showed him a great time during an official visit to Athens [More]

Garrison Smith: Look out for Toby and ‘Meatball’

  • 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]