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While you try to kill time until the NCAA responds to Georgia’s request for Todd Gurley’s reinstatement, we bring you another installment of “Bulldog Bytes.”... Full Story

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RT @chris_starrs: UGA’s Christian Payne saw his first playing time last week against Arkansas. http://t.co/eFBPVIEFWV

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Oct. 23, 2014

Georgia is resting this weekend after a first two months of the season that included some growing pains for its secondary, questions about its starting quarterback and its Heisman Trophy frontrunner at tailback forced out of the lineup by a suspension involving signing autographs for money. - Full Story

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While coaches and players always look forward to game day, they also enjoy the respite offered by an off week. - Full Story

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Georgia freshman Christian Payne admits that a year ago he never thought he’d be making the transition from playing middle linebacker and tight end at nearby Prince Avenue Christian to playing fullback for the No. 9 Bulldogs. - Full Story

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Only eleven Bulldogs, between both offense and defense, have started all seven games this season. Only one of those plays in the secondary. And only one of those is a freshman. - Full Story

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While you try to kill time until the NCAA responds to Georgia’s request for Todd Gurley’s reinstatement, we bring you another installment of “Bulldog Bytes.” Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald discuss, of course, the developments this week with Georgia and Gurley. And we bring you our second off week bloggers roundtable […] - Full Story

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Oct. 22, 2014

J.J. Green was indeed back practicing Wednesday with the defensive backs after a week at tailback. He will stay there if Gurley is reinstated. - Full Story

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Nick Chubb has more carries in SEC games this season than any other player in the league. - Full Story

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Florida will have a first-time starter at quarterback against Georgia. - Full Story

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Former Georgia defensive back Scott Woerner is among 75 players from FBS schools on the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame ballot released Wednesday. Woerner, a member of Georgia’s 1980 national championship team, was a first-team All-American that season and was named outstanding special teams player for the Bulldogs in 1977 and 1980. The ’15 class will be announced Jan. 9 …Freshman tailback Sony Michel (broken bone in shoulder) did not practice Wednesday but ran on the side, Nick Chubb said. …Outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter was on a stationary bike early in practice. …Receiver Michael Bennett (undisclosed) was in a non-contact jersey. …Receiver Blake Tibbs (concussion) did not practice. …Wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell (knee) and Justin Scott-Wesley (ankle, knee) are no longer in non-contact jerseys. - Full Story

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The 22nd-ranked Georgia soccer team (10-3-1, 5-2-1) will play another split weekend this time out, traveling to take on Alabama on Friday night at the Alabama Soccer Stadium in Tuscaloosa, then returning home to meet Kentucky on Sunday in Athens. Georgia enters the weekend in third place in the conference standings with three to go. - Full Story

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Todd Gurley took a handoff from Hutson Mason and ran up the middle in a drill in practice Wednesday. - Full Story

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A season after exceeding expectations, Georgia is picked to finish fifth in Southeastern Conference men’s basketball for the 2014-15 campaign. A select panel of media members at the SEC’s tipoff event in Charlotte on Wednesday tabbed the Bulldogs to finish behind Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas and LSU. The Wildcats received all 20 first place votes. Junior […] - Full Story

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Georgia filed paperwork Wednesday with the NCAA to seek reinstatement for suspended star running back Todd Gurley. “We’re hoping for a relatively quick turnaround here,” coach Mark Richt said, “but you know, I have no idea how long it will take.” Gurley has been suspended since Oct. 9 while the school investigated whether he was […] - Full Story

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Oct. 21, 2014

Malcolm Mitchell used to be known mostly for catching footballs for Georgia. If he’s thought of now as the wide receiver who is in a women’s book club, that’s fine by him. - Full Story

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You need only glance at the name Kosta Vavlas to be immediately aware of the man’s Greek heritage. All we need is a bouzouki, a few broken plates and a tumbler of retsina to connect with the Agean Sea and the island of Kalymnos from which his forebears hailed. - Full Story

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The widow of former Georgia cornerback Paul Oliver said her husband became physically abusive towards her during an NFL career in which he sustained three “major concussions.” In an interview to air Tuesday night on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Chelsea Oliver talks about falling in love with Oliver while both attended UGA. They […] - Full Story

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Oct. 20, 2014

An online headline from an Athens Banner-Herald story in October of 2013 no longer would apply: “Georgia defense near bottom of pile in forcing turnovers.” A year later, Georgia is getting fumbles near the bottom of piles, grabbing tipped balls in the air and creating plenty of turnovers. Meanwhile, teammates on offense are being stingy […] - Full Story

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Sophomore J.J. Green may move back to the secondary this week, Georgia coach Mark Richt said on his weekly radio show Monday night. “My guess is he’ll even go back this week to defense,” Richt said. “Hopefully he will.” Green returned to tailback last week while Todd Gurley missed his second straight game during his […] - Full Story

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Georgia swept the top Southeastern Conference weekly awards on Monday, including the first such honor for a senior defensive back. Damian Swann was named defensive player of the week. Tailback Nick Chubb was named offensive player of the week after receiving freshman of the week after the previous two games. In his 43rd career game […] - Full Story

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Are you ready for some Georgia basketball? The Bulldogs already have 11 practices under their belt as they get ready for a new season that tips off three weeks from Friday at Georgia Tech on Nov. 14. This is an experienced group returning with four of its top five scorers back: guards Charles Mann and […] - Full Story

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Georgia had a rollicking good time in Little Rock (well, certainly in the first half), picking up its second straight SEC road win in pretty convincing fashion again. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald review the victory over Arkansas, another big game from Nick Chubb and how the Bulldogs roll on during […] - Full Story

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Oct. 19, 2014

Whether it’s Nick Chubb or Todd Gurley carrying the load, Georgia has pounded out yards rushing the football game after game this season. Now the Bulldogs are getting a little more help from Hutson Mason in the passing game. Under offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, Georgia came out throwing behind Mason Saturday against Arkansas. “He wanted […] - Full Story

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Some quick updates from Mark Richt’s Sunday evening teleconference as Georgia rolls into its second bye week of the season before playing Florida Nov. 1 in Jacksonville: –Richt was asked if he thought word might come this week on star running back Todd Gurley’s status. “I’m not going to say anything again about this thing […] - Full Story

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Oct. 18, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | Back in the offseason, a two-week stretch on the road to places Georgia hasn’t ventured to a heck of lot in its long history looked like potential danger spots. That was before the whole Todd Gurley suspension soap opera began. Lo and behold, the Missouri-Arkansas two step became back-to-back double-digit wins […] - Full Story

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | Two things became increasingly more clear as Georgia built a 32-point first-half lead, thanks to a mix of explosive scores and wonderfully-schemed defense, in Saturday’s road win at Arkansas. These Bulldogs don’t have an identity crisis — they know who they are and focus only on doing things their way. And […] - Full Story

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