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May. 31, 2016

DESTIN, Fla. | Kirby Smart’s first SEC spring meeting media availability didn’t draw a big crowd. It was just five media members who cover Georgia. Later, a reporter from Bleacher Report joined in the Emerald Room B at the Sandestin Beach Hilton to speak to the Bulldogs first-year football coach. It’s not that Smart isn’t […] - Full Story

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May. 29, 2016

As a first-time head coach, Tom Herman followed up a national title as Ohio State’s offensive coordinator by guiding Houston last season to a top-10 finish and a 13-1 record capped by a New Year’s Six bowl win over Florida State. So he knows a little something about how to make a smooth transition from […] - Full Story

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May. 27, 2016

A reserve Georgia offensive lineman is leaving the program and has already found a new home. Jake Edwards is transferring from the Bulldogs to Georgia Southern he said Friday afternoon, just after visiting the school in Statesboro. “I told the coaches I was going to be going down there to play ball at Southern,” he […] - Full Story

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May. 20, 2016

This is a rare down time for Georgia football players. Many are back home, hanging out with friends and getting a break from the grind. Some are taking trips to the beach, fishing or hunting. They’ll be back to Athens in June and turn their attention to summer workouts and gearing up for the season […] - Full Story

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May. 18, 2016

HOOVER, Ala. | There may have been a Georgia “G” on Kirby Smart’s visor on Wednesday and on his personalized golf bag but in this state he’s still probably best known for the work he did as Alabama’s four-time national championship winning defensive coordinator. His new job certainly didn’t stop 14-year old Lauren Karr from […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | SEC football coaches will come here to this city in suburban Birmingham, Ala., in July over a four day period for the league’s media days kickoff event. Five of them including Georgia’s Kirby Smart played in the Regions Tradition Pro-Am Wedneday before this week’s Champions Tour major. Noncoaching celebrities also were on […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia’s running back depth isn’t still at the level that coach Kirby Smart wants it at but the Bulldogs officially have another player in the fold. Smart spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday about 2016 recruit Brian Herrien because the New Manchester High running back sent in financial aid papers […] - Full Story

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May. 17, 2016

New Manchester High running back Brian Herrien met with Georgia coach Kirby Smart and assistants over the weekend in Athens ahead of his 2 p.m. signing ceremony Tuesday at the Douglasville school. Herrien will be on scholarship with the Bulldogs, his former coach Rob Cleveland confirmed Monday. He won’t sign a letter of intent since […] - Full Story

A Georgia quarterback is transferring out of the program but it’s not one of the three competing for the starting job. Walk-on Nick Robinson is leaving after one season, coach Kirby Smart confirmed to reporters before an alumni event in Savannah Monday evening. “Nick came and talked to me and he’s going to go,” Smart […] - Full Story

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May. 16, 2016

Georgia’s running back depth is expected to get a boost with a late addition. Brian Herrien plans to sign paperwork with UGA, likely at a Tuesday ceremony at his school, New Manchester High in Douglasville, according to Myron Terry, the school’s coach. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Herrien rushed for 1,960 yards and scored 16 touchdowns as […] - Full Story

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May. 13, 2016

Georgia has booted defensive lineman Chauncey Rivers off the football team after a third drug-related arrest. Rivers was already suspended for three games to start the season before his third arrest for marijuana possession on Wednesday in Doraville. The sophomore faces four charges including a felony violation of Georgia’s controlled substance act after a pill […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart was apologetic when asked by a fan last week in Macon to assess the ability of Georgia’s fullbacks to help protect the quarterback. “I’m not a big fullback guy, sorry,” the first-year Bulldogs head coach said at an alumni event. “I’m one with the philosophy of I love the hard-nosed fullback but the […] - Full Story

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May. 12, 2016

JEFFERSON | Eleven days after he announced a commitment to California at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Demetris Robertson says he is still hearing from Georgia. The Bulldogs were hoping to land the nation’s No. 1 rated 2016 wide receiver from Savannah Christian. Since his verbal pledge isn’t binding, Georgia is still […] - Full Story

Marquette will visit Georgia this coming men’s basketball season as part of a home-and-home series, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The game in Athens will be in early December and Georgia will play at Marquette in the 2017-18 season, a source told the Sentinel. Former Duke assistant coach and player Steve Wojiciechowski is entering […] - Full Story

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May. 11, 2016

There will be no “Countdown” this summer in Athens. The “Countdown to Kickoff” charity fan event held the past 10 years won’t be held but could return as early as next year. Logistical issues with construction for the indoor practice facility around the Butts-Mehre building contributed, according to former Georgia offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb. The […] - Full Story

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May. 10, 2016

Nate McBride was unaware an NCAA rule recently changed that allowed college football coaches to send unlimited text messages to recruits. The Vidalia High School inside linebacker already has felt the effect on his iPhone. “I’ve been getting texts so I guess that’s what that is,” said McBride, rated the No. 68 overall prospect for […] - Full Story

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May. 9, 2016

Davin Bellamy and Leonard Floyd were pretty competitive as Georgia teammates. Whether it was playing the NBA2K video game or even who would win a race to get to the front passenger seat to ride shotgun. “If we end up getting there at the same time, it would be a big fight,” Bellamy said. Floyd […] - Full Story

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May. 6, 2016

Alabama football coach Nick Saban wins a lot. Games, national championships and more than his share of recruiting battles, but not all of them. That includes some going head-to-head with new Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who spent 11 seasons coaching under Saban including the last nine at Alabama where he was defensive coordinator for eight […] - Full Story

Now that Georgia’s Kirby Smart and other college football coaches have decided to join in a growing satellite camp circuit, determining where go is just part of what they’re grappling with since the NCAA’s decision last week to again allow coaches to go off campus to work with prospects. There’s also which assistant coaches will […] - Full Story

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May. 5, 2016

MACON | Georgia football coach Kirby Smart was ready to open the floor Wednesday night to questions at his first UGA Day alumni event in state since being hired when he remembered something important. “Oh, yeah, yeah,” Smart told the crowd at the Walnut Creek Shooting Preserve. “I forgot one thing. No quarterback questions.” The […] - Full Story

MACON | The first two Septembers in Kirby Smart’s time as Georgia’s football coach will bring some high-profile nonconference matchups. His first game is against North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome Sept. 3. The Bulldogs go to Notre Dame for a game on Sept. 9, 2017 and the Irish return […] - Full Story

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May. 4, 2016

Georgia’s wide receiver corps exited the spring seemingly less of a question mark than it was entering. Experienced players Reggie Davis and Isaiah McKenzie worked on the second team offense at G-Day, a sign of the strides made by 6-foot-2 sophomores Jayson Stanley and Michael Chigbu who were with the starting unit along with top […] - Full Story

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May. 3, 2016

The only real developments for Georgia quarterbacks this week is they will be taking spring semester final exams like the rest of students at the university starting on Wednesday. “Our kids are off, they’re getting ready for finals,” coach Kirby Smart said. “When we got through the spring game, they’ve had discretionary periods. They haven’t […] - Full Story

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Apr. 30, 2016

Georgia’s leading tackler from 2015 is signing as an undrafted free agent. Inside linebacker Jake Ganus confirmed via text that he has an agreement with Minnesota. Defensive linemen Chris Mayes and Josh Dawson are signing with Atlanta as undrafted free agents. Dawson tweeted out the news and Mayes said by phone he picked the Falcons […] - Full Story