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Apr. 28, 2016

Leonard Floyd’s journey from small town Chauncey, Ga., to the big time of the NFL culminated on Thursday night when Chicago made the Georgia outside linebacker the No. 9 overall draft pick in the first round. Floyd signed to play at Georgia out of Dodge County High in 2012 and then again in 2013 after […] - Full Story

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Apr. 27, 2016

The NFL draft starting Thursday night will provide three days of live programming for the second straight year from Chicago for ESPN and the NFL Network. Former Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell flew to that city recently to film a segment on the “Steve Harvey” show about the children’s book he wrote. It airs Wednesday […] - Full Story

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Apr. 23, 2016

North Carolina named Mitch Trubisky Friday to start at quarterback against Georgia on Sept. 3 in the season opener in the Georgia Dome. Meanwhile, Georgia coach Kirby Smart signaled Thursday that it could be deep into August before the Bulldogs sort out their quarterback pecking order, but he did lay out a timetable of sorts […] - Full Story

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Apr. 22, 2016

Georgia’s 2018 nonconference football slate is nearly complete. Murray State, an FCS program in Kentucky, will come to Sanford Stadium on Sept. 15, 2018, according to a contract signed by both schools in March and obtained in an open records request. The Ohio Valley Conference school will be paid $500,000 for the game. Georgia and […] - Full Story

The late addition of landing Ludacris to perform prior to last Saturday’s G-Day game brought added excitement to Georgia’s spring football game, but Sanford Stadium may have been filled up anyway, Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said. “It probably was overrated with the fans that came,” Smart said Thursday in an interview with SiriusXM Radio. “I […] - Full Story

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Apr. 21, 2016

The tight ends weren’t quite an endangered species in the Georgia offense last season, but they weren’t as big a part of it as many expected given how much its new coordinator relied on the position at his previous stops in the NFL. That may have provided a cautionary tale for talk this spring that […] - Full Story

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Apr. 19, 2016

We’ll take sports equipment you might find on a Georgia football sideline this season, Alex. For $100, what are shoulder pads? Yep. For $300, what is a helmet? Correct. For $500, what is a lacrosse stick? Wait, what? Is this Johns Hopkins or Duke? “I don’t know much about lacrosse,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. […] - Full Story

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Apr. 17, 2016

G-Day went from a laid-back springtime diversion for Bulldog fans to catch up with their tailgate buddies to a got-to-be-there pack-the-place happening on Saturday. It had star power off the field in rap star Ludacris and on it in freshman early enrollee quarterback Jacob Eason who didn’t disappoint by completing his first four passes and […] - Full Story

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Apr. 13, 2016

Julian Rochester and Chad Clay seem likely to return to practice Thursday, but Georgia football coach Kirby Smart didn’t offer much beyond that for how the freshmen will be disciplined. Rochester, a defensive lineman, and Clay, a defensive back, were each arrested on two felony charges after police allege they damaged property by shooting a […] - Full Story

The question when Shaquery Wilson signed with Georgia in 2015 was whether he would play wide receiver or in the secondary. On Tuesday, the answer was running back. And that’s where the sophomore could stick for a while. Coaches liked what they saw when the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Wilson played the position some in Saturday’s scrimmage. […] - Full Story

Georgia hit the practice fields at the Club Sports Complex some five hours after a pair of freshmen early enrollees bonded out of jail on felony charges related to using a BB gun on campus. Defensive lineman Julian Rochester and defensive back Chad Clay, charged in the incident, weren’t spotted during the media viewing periods […] - Full Story

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Apr. 11, 2016

Whether in front of fans at a Georgia basketball game, before members of the UGA athletic board, in comments to state legislators in Atlanta or speaking to a banquet crowd, Kirby Smart has drilled home his message. “My goal is to get your butt in those seats for G-Day,” Georgia’s new football coach said in […] - Full Story

Sanford Stadium may be filled to capacity next weekend for Georgia’s G-Day game, but nobody among what could be more than 90,000 that will be there probably will get the attention of players like the Bulldogs living legend who spoke to the team on the field before Saturday’s scrimmage. Herschel Walker’s message, he said, was […] - Full Story

On moving day in Augusta, the Georgia football team’s defensive coaches back in Athens may have wished they were watching golf’s first major instead of how their players performed on Saturday. “Who’s winning the Masters?” Kirby Smart said before giving his take on his team’s second spring scrimmage. Smart is now the Bulldogs’ head coach […] - Full Story

Georgia coach Kirby Smart Saturday saw improved pass protection and run blocking up front in the second spring scrimmage. That came after Smart and offensive line coach Sam Pittman took a trip Friday to see someone they envision making them even better in the trenches. Smart and Pittman flew to Worscester, Mass., Friday to see […] - Full Story

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Apr. 8, 2016

The SEC’s third-leading returning rusher from last season is being judged this spring by his new head coach on much more than how he hits the hole or picks up the blitz. Kirby Smart has made it very clear he wants Georgia running back Sony Michel to influence his offensive teammates by pushing and prodding […] - Full Story

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Apr. 7, 2016

Georgia’s running back group had one more healthy player at practice on Thursday Junior Brendan Douglas shed a black jersey for a regular red one for the first time this spring. He had been limited after a wrist injury that kept him out of the Bulldogs’ bowl game. Douglas ran third behind Sony Michel and […] - Full Story

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Apr. 5, 2016

If SEC football coaches join the likes of Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer by venturing out to satellite camps of their own, Georgia’s Kirby Smart will be in position to make a move. “We’ve looked into it as a staff, we’ve got a plan ready to kick in if it happens,” Smart said after practice […] - Full Story

Tracy Rocker’s defensive line group continues to get smaller, but it certainly isn’t making the third-year Georgia assistant coach take it any easier on his guys. Even with sophomore DaQuan Hawkins out, Rocker kept on the players at his position throughout the allotted time for the media in Tuesday’s practice. Coach Kirby Smart said on […] - Full Story

Aaron Davis has started more games for Georgia than all but two players currently on the Bulldogs’ defense, but that doesn’t guarantee him anything when it comes to playing time this season. Davis went from little-known walk-on to starting cornerback after Jeremy Pruitt took over as defensive coordinator. This spring there’s not only a new […] - Full Story

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Apr. 2, 2016

Georgia’s first spring scrimmage under Kirby Smart had something that was too often missing last season for the Bulldogs. Big plays in the passing game. Georgia ranked 104th nationally in passing offense in 2015, but while the ground game was lacking Saturday in Sanford Stadium with Nick Chubb held out as he recovers from a […] - Full Story

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Apr. 1, 2016

Georgia has held several of its football practices already this spring in Sanford Stadium, but Saturday the intensity figures to be raised when the first spring scrimmage is held there. “It’s a big deal,” said Dyshon Sims, the first-team offensive right guard. “All of them are big. Definitely going out there and getting to prove […] - Full Story

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Mar. 31, 2016

Of all of Georgia’s position groups outside of quarterback, the most chatter this winter may have surrounded the offensive line given the Bulldogs’ new coaching staff’s desire to get bigger up front. Now more than halfway through spring practices–the Bulldogs pushed up their eighth workout to Wednesday due to the threat of heavy rains Thursday–there […] - Full Story

There was a starting offensive lineman missing at Georgia’s practice Wednesday and a wide receiver getting a little work at running back. Right tackle Greg Pyke was absent during the media viewing periods. Coach Kirby Smart said on Tuesday that some linemen had class conflicts including one on Wednesday. Receiver Shaquery Wilson took a toss […] - Full Story

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Mar. 30, 2016

Lorenzo Carter’s 2014 signing day announcement created a lot of noise inside Georgia’s football offices after the coaches learned they had landed the prized pass rusher. His second Bulldog season last fall was surprisingly quiet with less heralded Davin Bellamy becoming the top player at outside linebacker behind established upperclassmen Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins. […] - Full Story