Blog: Newcomers in big roles as Georgia opens practice to students

by Marc Weiszer

When Georgia returned to the practice field after a couple of days off, it did so in a different way. Students were invited to watch in Sanford Stadium late Tuesday... Full Story

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Defensive newcomers in big roles as #UGA opens practice to students (with practice observations) http://t.co/iOWvpcSg7j #UGA

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Aug. 19, 2014

Georgia opened the curtain more than usual on Tuesday for its afternoon practice at Sanford Stadium. - Full Story

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Georgia is asking fans on its website and on social media to “Spread the Red!” by wearing red for the season opener against Clemson on Aug. 30. “We’re asking everyone to wear red this game and make it one of those memorable moments, memorable games, memorable atmospheres,” coach Mark Richt said. And, if you are wondering, “No black jerseys,” Richt said when asked about it. …Wide receiver Chris Conley said the injury he was battling this preseason was a shoulder subluxation. “I’m doing well now,” said Conley who caught a touchdown pass in Saturday’s scrimmage. …Georgia will hold a rehearsal scrimmage at the stadium Wednesday with the frontline players playing against a “Clemson” team. - Full Story

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Georgia lined up Tuesday with a starting five from left to right of John Theus at tackle, Brandon Kublanow at guard, David Andrews at center, Greg Pyke at guard and Kolton Houston at right tackle. - Full Story

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It has taken off on social media and even the wives of Georgia’s two most prominent head coaches have done their part. - Full Story

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When Georgia returned to the practice field after a couple of days off, it did so in a different way. Students were invited to watch in Sanford Stadium late Tuesday afternoon, with “Beat Clemson” shirts and free pizza handed out. “So practice is open today?” wide receiver Chris Conley tweeted Tuesday. A few hundred students […] - Full Story

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When Georgia returned to the practice field after a couple of days off, it did so in a different way. Students were invited to watch in Sanford Stadium late Tuesday afternoon, with “Beat Clemson” shirts and free pizza handed out. “So practice is open today?” wide receiver Chris Conley tweeted earlier in the day. A […] - Full Story

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If you want to interview Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia’s defensive coordinator, there are two things you must be prepared for. First of all, he really ain’t (to use his down-home vernacular) that excited about being interviewed. Next you can count on short answers. - Full Story

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When all is said and done, Georgia’s football signing class of 2012 will probably be remembered for producing a Heisman Trophy candidate in Todd Gurley, a multi-year offensive line starter in John Theus and a productive pass rusher in Jordan Jenkins. - Full Story

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Because you can’t get enough of us on Dogbytesonline.com, Onlineathens.com and Twitter, the Athens Banner-Herald’s UGA coverage will now be coming to your headphones and smartphones. Today marks the debut of “Bulldog Bytes” where we will talk Georgia football, basketball and whatever else might be on our minds. You can listen to the first show […] - Full Story

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Aug. 18, 2014

When Brendan Douglas arrived in Athens last summer, he had no idea — and therefore, no expectations — about the Georgia football season that awaited. - Full Story

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Aug. 17, 2014

Georgia is ranked 12th in the Associated Press preseason top 25 college football poll, the same starting spot the Bulldogs checked in when the coaches’ poll came out earlier this summer. The Bulldogs are one of five Southeastern Conference teams ranked in the top 15 of the poll released Sunday. Clemson is No. 16. The […] - Full Story

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Georgia’s all-time leader in punt return yardage isn’t a big fan of playing it safe by relying too often on fair catches. “I’m kind of gritting my teeth when I see that,” said Damien Gary, who racked up 1,253 punt return yards from 2000 to 2003 and is now running backs coach at Charlotte. “I […] - Full Story

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From Dean Legge of DawgPost.com: Four-star defensive lineman Jonathon Ledbetter didn’t want to remain publicly committed to Alabama any longer, and Georgia couldn’t be happier to hear what he had to say late on Saturday night. After completing a scrimmage at Tucker High in DeKalb, Ledbetter drove to Athens and committed to the Bulldogs. It […] - Full Story

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From Dean Legge of DawgPost.com: Georgia’s steady climb up the recruiting rankings and toward meeting the projected target of adding 30 prospects in the current class continued on Saturday when Creekside wide receiver Jayson Stanley picked the Bulldogs over Auburn. He made his announcement on Twitter. Stanley, the son of a running back at Georgia […] - Full Story

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Aug. 15, 2014

Georgia’s quarterbacks combined to throw for 709 yards in the Bulldogs’ second preseason scrimmage on Friday night, but a pair of freshmen in the secondary who already were making waves continued to come up big. Safety Dominick Sanders returned a Hutson Mason pass 54 yards for a touchdown and had four tackles. Cornerback Rico Johnson, […] - Full Story

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Here are the quick statistics from Mark Richt on Georgia’s second preseason scrimmage Friday night in Sanford Stadium: Rushing Nick Chubb 9-30 TD long 12 Keith Marshall 4-11 Sony Michel 4-39 long 22 Todd Gurley 4-11 Brendan Douglas 9-19 Quayvon Hicks 3-12 Faton Bauta 5-9 Kyle Karempelis 2-no yards given Taylor Maxey 1-2 Passing Hutson […] - Full Story

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The Southeastern Conference officially announced the league’s men’s basketball schedule on Friday night. We brought you Georgia’s tentative schedule last week and there are a few minor shifts in dates. The TV slate and tipoff times are now added. Georgia has a game on CBS against Florida on Jan. 17 and two “Super Tuesday” games […] - Full Story

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Aug. 14, 2014

Georgia has up to nine offensive linemen that coach Mark Richt said “can get in the game and compete at SEC level football and play winning football for us.” He hopes to have a starting five some time after the scrimmage. “We’re competing with guys we think that can play, we’re not just trying to see if there’s five that can do it. It’s a good problem right now. ...Freshman defensive lineman Lamont Gaillard remains out with an undisclosed injury. …Tailback Todd Gurley has made another first-team preseason All-American list. This time, it’s the USA Today Sports team. Wilson also is on the first team. Kicker Marshall Morgan is a second-team pick. - Full Story

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Junior Collin Barber has pulled ahead of walk-on Adam Erickson for the punting job. - Full Story

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Two weeks after Malcolm Mitchell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, his status for the Aug. 30 opener against Clemson remains up in the air. - Full Story

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When coach Mark Richt met with reporters prior to Friday afternoon’s practice, he fielded multiple open-ended questions about who is vying for frontline jobs in Georgia’s secondary. - Full Story

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With All-Southeastern Conference inside linebacker Ramik Wilson sidelined for a week and a half due to a concussion, his understudy tried to make the most of the situation. - Full Story

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The Georgia football team returned to the practice field Thursday afternoon to some good news with a couple of players coming off injury. Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson has shed his non-contact jersey and practiced in a regular jersey for the full pads workout. You can see Wilson and the other inside linebackers working the sleds […] - Full Story

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Georgia football coach Mark Richt met with reporters a couple of hours before today’s afternoon practice, providing updates for the first time since last Saturday’s first preseason scrimmage. Here are some quick hitters from that: –Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell’s availability for Clemson remains a big question after his arthroscopic knee surgery two weeks ago. Richt […] - Full Story

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Aug. 13, 2014

When Kolton Houston talks about Georgia’s No. 1 unit now on the offensive line, he considers more than just five players. - Full Story

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