- 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.
- 9:54 am Monday, July 28th, 2014 by Chip Towers
MONDAY MORNING REWIND
1. It’s not going to lessen any of the negative publicity being directed at the Georgia football program at the moment, but redshirt freshman Davin Bellamy has handled his recent arrest for DUI about as well as anyone could ask.
Not long after bonding out of Athens-Clarke County Jail following his early Saturday morning arrest, Bellamy sent out a message on his Twitter account apologizing to his teammates, coaches and fans for his poor judgment and asking for a chance to earn back their trust. Nineteen-year-olds make mistakes all the time, but it seems rare [More]
- 6:00 am Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by Chip Towers
HOOVER, Ala. – Over the past three days, 24 players, eight coaches and six administrators have taken their turns on the podiums in the grand ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel. On Thursday morning we’ll finally get to hear from coach Mark Richt and the Georgia Bulldogs.
Georgia is the 11th of the SEC’s 14 teams to stand before the microphones and cameras at SEC Football Media Days. Richt will be accompanied by wide receiver Chris Conley, linebacker Ramik Wilson and tailback Todd Gurley.
Ole Miss, Alabama and Kentucky, in that order, will round out what has been a record week [More]
- 6:30 am Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Chip Towers
MONDAY MORNING REWIND
I’m driving over to Birmingham this morning for SEC Football Media Days, which commence just after lunch with Commissioner Mike Slive’s annual address. It’s expanding to a four-day event this year because, you know, it just hasn’t been big enough in the past.
More than 1,100 media credentials have been issued this year. There will be at least four of us AJC guys among the throng. That’s counting the illustrious Tony Barnhart, who is resurrecting his “Mr. College Football” blog on AJC.com this year. He will provide at least three updates this week.
My initial assignment was to interview former [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 Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 by Chip Towers
THE TEN AT 10:
1. A lot of folks aren’t sure how good Georgia’s defense will be in 2014, but everybody seems to be fairly certain the Bulldogs’ linebackers are going to be good. And I tend to agree with that.
Three of Georgia’s four linebackers were named to the Bednarik Award watch list released on Monday. Now say what you will about watch lists (more on that later), but the Bednarik trophy is supposed to go to the nation’s best overall defensive player, so Georgia having three representations gives you an idea why the reputable Phil Steele has ranked [More]
- 12:12 pm Monday, July 7th, 2014 by Chip Towers
MONDAY MORNING REWIND
1. Chris Conley, Georgia’s multitalented senior wide receiver, premiered his Star Wars tribute short film – Retribution — this past weekend at Cine in downtown Athens. If you missed Tanya Sichynsky’s report, you can read it HERE. And if you’d like to view the film on Conley’s YouTube channel, you can click RIGHT HERE and watch it.
Now I’m not what you’d call a Star Wars aficionado. I think I’ve probably seen them all, or at least most of them, scattered over many years and most not more than once. But I thought he did [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]
- 10:03 pm Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by Chip Towers
People who regularly read the comments section of the AJC’s blogs may have already seen the remarks of LaToya Cox-Thomas underneath a recent UGA sports blog. But for the vast majority of folks who don’t read those — especially three days after the initial blog has been posted — I am reprinting her thoughts here with permission.
To explain, Ms. Cox-Thomas is Tray Matthews’ aunt, the sister of Matthews’ mother, Sonya Matthews. She was writing in response to the comments made to me this past weekend by Kevin Bailey, the father of Georgia junior defensive lineman Sterling Bailey. Mr. Bailey had [More]