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Oct. 24, 2016

Georgia will have its top two tacklers available to play No. 14 Florida on Saturday. The school announced Monday that sophomore inside linebackers Roquan Smith and Natrez Patrick will not be suspended after university police investigated a report suspected marijuana use in a dorm of room on Oct. 15. Police didn’t file any charges. “After […] - Full Story

Jacob Eason as a Florida Gator? The thought may have caused heart palpitations for Bulldog fans the first week of December in between Mark Richt’s firing and Kirby Smart’s hire at Georgia. The coveted five-star quarterback recruit traveled cross country from Lake Stevens, Wash., to take an official visit to Gainesville, Fla. “We tried to […] - Full Story

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Oct. 20, 2016

Former Georgia inside linebacker Tim Kimbrough hopes to play football next in the NFL. The Indianapolis native parted ways with the Bulldogs in August before his senior season in what the program termed a “mutual decision.” Kimbrough posted on social media on Thursday that he intended to be a draft prospect in 2017. “I’ve been […] - Full Story

Without a game looming on Saturday during its bye week, Georgia drilled down this week in practice to try to turn around parts of its team that have most hurt the Bulldogs so far this season. “If I had to pick one area, I would say special teams is the biggest area,” coach Kirby Smart […] - Full Story

It may have come slower than Georgia preferred, but dependable targets in the passing game for Jacob Eason are starting to emerge from newcomers as the season progresses. Tight end Isaac Nauta and wide receiver Riley Ridley–both freshmen–came on against Tennessee on Oct. 1. Against Vanderbilt Saturday, junior college transfer wide receiver Javon Wims joined […] - Full Story

The playing status of Georgia inside linebackers Roquan Smith and Natrez Patrick for the Bulldogs’ next game Oct. 29 against Florida isn’t clear after university police searched a dorm room they were in for marijuana Saturday night but did not charge either. “Right now, really all I can comment on is we’re continuing to gather […] - Full Story

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Oct. 19, 2016

Georgia has reached the SEC men’s basketball tournament semifinals each of the last three seasons. That’s something only Kentucky can say. The Bulldogs stand a good chance to get there again this season based on preseason projections. Georgia, is picked to finish fourth in the SEC, according to voting done by a panel of regional […] - Full Story

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Oct. 18, 2016

University of Georgia police Saturday night searched a dorm room occupied by two of the football team’s leading tacklers after a resident assistant reported the smell of burning marijuana, but no charges were filed, according to a UGA Police incident report. Police responded to a call Saturday at 9:14 p.m. at the McWhorter Hall room […] - Full Story

Georgia is moving three reserve players to new positions in practice during its bye week to try squeeze more out of a roster on a team that has lost three of its lost four games. Coach Kirby Smart announced Tuesday that sophomore defensive lineman Michael Barnett will move to offensive tackle, redshirt freshman running back […] - Full Story

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Oct. 16, 2016

As humiliating as losing at home to Vanderbilt Saturday was for Georgia, living with it for the next two weeks before the Bulldogs’ next game won’t be tons of fun either. “I hope it’s a tough few weeks,” junior outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter said. “I plan on pushing our players. The leadership is going to […] - Full Story

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Oct. 15, 2016

Move over Tennessee Hail Mary, Georgia on Saturday walked into a homecoming humbling by Vanderbilt. The Bulldogs are certainly making it hard on the home fans. In the first game between the hedges since a last gasp defeat to a top 15 Volunteers team two weeks earlier, the Bulldogs went tumbling down again to 14-point […] - Full Story

Georgia already ranked third to last in the SEC in most penalties before Saturday. It had eight penalties for 53 yards in the loss to Vanderbilt, committing at least that many penalties for the fifth time this season and for the fourth straight game. Three more Georgia penalties were declined. “That’s just not executing,” tight […] - Full Story

Lorenzo Carter is making up for lost time when it comes to sacks. The junior outside linebacker had two more sacks on Saturday, giving him four on the season, all in the last three games. Carter, who was a five-star recruit out of Norcross, went all of last season and the first four games of […] - Full Story

On a day Georgia’s special teams again had a rough day, Rodrigo Blankenship booting three field goals won’t be talked about much in the aftermath of a 17-16 loss to Vanderbilt. “One part was good but the whole wasn’t,” coach Kirby Smart said. Blankenship, the redshirt freshman walk-on, made all three of his field goal […] - Full Story

GAIN SOME CONFIDENCE IN THE PASSING GAME Jacob Eason went from completing 60.7 percent of his passes against Tennessee to going 5 of 17 against South Carolina last Sunday. Some high-percentage play calls and using the tight ends more in the passing game could help. Continuing to run well will also bring more defenders into […] - Full Story

OFFENSE EDGE: GEORGIA Vanderbilt’s offense is producing the third fewest yards in FBS at 299.5, ahead of only Buffalo and Rutgers. The Commodores are mustering just 152.3 yards per game passing, which ranks last in the SEC and 120th nationally. Quarterback Kyle Shurmur is 4-7 as a starting quarterback at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is averaging 19.0 […] - Full Story

Vanderbilt’s rushing numbers don’t jump off the page, but the way the Commodores run the ball presents a challenge to Georgia this week. The Commodores average 147.2 yards rushing — which ranks 13th in the SEC — but instead of running predominately out of spread looks with four wide receivers, the Commodores incorporate more I-formation […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart’s return home to become the head coach at Georgia, where he played safety and spent a season as an assistant coach, ushered in a new era for Bulldog football this offseason. We are now at the midway point of season No. 1 for Smart — a good time to take stock. Smart has […] - Full Story

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Oct. 13, 2016

Georgia knew it could be quite the adventurous year when it came to kicking field goals this season. “Scared to death is what it is,” coach Kirby Smart said back in the winter. The Bulldogs have switched from one walk-on to another this season, going from William Ham to Rodrigo Blankenship. Georgia has made 4 […] - Full Story

Georgia put on sale about 200 tickets Wednesday for its showdown in Jacksonville on Oct. 29 against archrival Florida. They were all scooped up at $75 each only six hours later. Hartman donors and the general public could jump on the tickets because they went unclaimed from Georgia’s student allotment. Bulldog fans can still get […] - Full Story

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Oct. 12, 2016

With Georgia’s run game playing at peak performance heading into Saturday’s homecoming game against Vanderbilt, coach Kirby Smart was peppered Tuesday with questions pertaining to quarterback Jacob Eason who the Bulldogs would love to see get back on track. The 28-14 win at South Carolina Sunday came despite the freshman looking every bit the rookie […] - Full Story

Georgia inside linebacker Reggie Carter missed practice time last week after a concussion but was cleared to play Sunday at South Carolina and would have been used in an “emergency” situation, according to coach Kirby Smart, but never got in the game. That meant starters Natrez Patrick and Roquan Smith–the team’s leading tacklers this season […] - Full Story

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Oct. 11, 2016

Jonathan Ledbetter’s suspension is over after six games, Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday, confirming what was expected. Ledbetter’s Bulldog teammates say they can notice the difference in the sophomore defensive lineman’s mood lately heading into his season debut Saturday at home against Vanderbilt. “He seems like he has a lot more glow to him,” […] - Full Story

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Oct. 10, 2016

From some of the marquee players on the Georgia football roster to those who contribute on special teams, the Bulldogs made the most of having to play a college football game at South Carolina on an NFL Sunday due to Hurricane Matthew. “I’ve always dreamt of playing on Sunday’s,” senior Ryne Rankin tweeted out in […] - Full Story

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Oct. 9, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. | There was plenty to throw Georgia out of whack for its game Sunday at South Carolina. The obvious thing is that word — Sunday. The Bulldogs never played a regular season game on Sunday in its history dating back to 1892. But as it turns out, Sunday is a fun run day […] - Full Story