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Dec. 24, 2014

Longtime Georgia assistant football coach Mike Bobo is making the leap to taking over a program of his own. Colorado State announced late Monday night that the Bulldogs offensive coordinator is its new head coach. The 40-year old Bobo will be introduced Tuesday at a 3 p.m. ET news conference “I think he’ll make a […] - Full Story

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Mike Bobo and Colorado State made it official on Wednesday: Will Friend is leaving Georgia to join Bobo in Fort Collins as his offensive coordinator. Friend, the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach for the past four seasons, will be with the Bulldogs this week in Charlotte for the Belk Bowl, where he will coach in Tuesday’s […] - Full Story

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Oct. 7, 2014

Georgia tailback Sony Michel could return from his shoulder injury as early as the Nov. 1 game against Florida, according to the timeline coach Mark Richt laid out on his radio call-in show. “When you break a bone of any kind, it takes four to six weeks.” The freshman sustained the injury on Sept. 27 […] - Full Story

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Dec. 20, 2014

It’s less than a three and a half hour drive from Athens to Charlotte, but next week will be the first time for many Georgia football players to visit the Queen City. For Jeb Blazevich, it’s a home game. The Bulldogs freshman tight end played at Charlotte Christian High School. He doesn’t have too much […] - Full Story

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Jordan Jenkins said he knew he wanted to return for his senior season in late September, but he said his parents wanted him to take his time and make sure before bypassing entering the NFL draft. By Friday, he was ready to say he was coming back. “I knew what I was doing no matter […] - Full Story

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Tis the season for players getting bowl gifts. Georgia is giving its players a Visa gift card ($361) and a commemorative football (valued at $39). The Belk Bowl offers up a $100 bowl watch and a $450 Belk gift card that players will be able to use on the night of Dec. 26 at the […] - Full Story

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Louisville has sold about 6,000 of the 8,000 tickets that it was allotted for the Belk Bowl, according to a team spokesman …Several Georgia players — including quarterback Hutson Mason, receivers Chris Conley and Michael Bennett — had a busy day Friday. They took part in graduation ceremonies in the morning and were on the […] - Full Story

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Dec. 18, 2014

Georgia’s starting offensive line for the Belk Bowl on Dec. 30 in Charlotte should look just like it did in the opener on Aug. 30 against Clemson and every game in between. The Bulldogs’ offensive identity this season as a ground-oriented team with runners Nick Chubb and Todd Gurley began up front behind a line […] - Full Story

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If things had gone as Malcolm Mitchell had envisioned, the Georgia wide receiver figures he likely would have already been playing in the NFL. A torn ACL sustained in the first game of the 2013 season changed all that and even after getting back on the playing field this season, Mitchell made the decision that […] - Full Story

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Offensive tackle John Theus said you wouldn’t know Mike Bobo is a candidate for the Colorado State head coaching opening by his demeanor in practice. The Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator is getting after his players like always. “Bobo is Bobo,” Theus said. “That’s one thing, he’s going to come in here yelling and getting ready to […] - Full Story

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Georgia still had about 2,600 tickets remaining from its allotment of 8,500 that it received from the Belk Bowl as of Thursday afternoon, according to ticket manager Tim Cearley. That indicates interest in the game from fans is lukewarm or they may have found tickets for less on the secondary market. Georgia was in position […] - Full Story

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Kolton Houston found out a week ago the NCAA approved a sixth season of eligibility. The decision wasn’t necessarily unexpected, but Houston and his older brother now need to find a new place to live since their six-month lease is ending. Houston was ineligible his first three seasons after testing positive for a banned substance. […] - Full Story

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Dec. 12, 2014

Kolton Houston will play for Georgia for a final season in 2015. The starting offensive tackle was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, the school announced on Friday night. He took part in senior day ceremonies before the Georgia Tech game on Nov. 29 because it wasn’t certain he would be given […] - Full Story

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Georgia now has financial aid agreements signed by four football players expected to enroll early, including Tucker defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter. The four-star prospect signed the agreement on Friday morning, during the same week Alabama coach Nick Saban reportedly made an in-home visit with Ledbetter. He was a Crimson Tide commitment before switching to Georgia. […] - Full Story

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Georgia won’t return to the practice field until Wednesday to start preparations for the Belk Bowl, but we’ve got you covered with the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald take a look at the scaled back practice schedule, the All-SEC teams and basketball guard Kenny Gaines’ shoulder injury. […] - Full Story

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Dec. 9, 2014

The bowl matchup is set. Nobody was shooting for the Belk Bowl before the season started, but Georgia-Louisville offers up Todd Grantham to try to slow down Georgia’s high-scoring offense. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald break down the Bulldogs going to Charlotte instead of Tampa or Orlando and the Grantham storyline. […] - Full Story

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Sep. 30, 2014

Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo spoke to reporters on Tuesday night about Hutson Mason and a passing game that will (we think) get back Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley. On Mason: ‚ÄúWe can‚Äôt be afraid to make plays. I‚Äôve got to take some ownership on that. I believe sometimes I overcoach or robotize as a […] - Full Story

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It‚Äôs been a while since Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell has run routes and had a ball thrown to him in practice. Before this week, it was a brief appearance on the first day of spring before an injury sidelined him again. Now, Mitchell is back this week after arthroscopic knee surgery in late July. […] - Full Story

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Yes, Hutson Mason said he has put too much pressure on himself in his season as Georgia‚Äôs starting quarterback. Too much pressure to succeed. That‚Äôs what he told offensive coordinator Mike Bobo before practice on Monday about what the fifth-year senior could do better. So he‚Äôs taking a new mindset into Saturday‚Äôs game against Vanderbilt. […] - Full Story

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It‚Äôs Vanderbilt week. That may not have the same juice in past years when James Franklin and Todd Grantham made the ho-hum SEC East matchup a little more compelling. In the latest ‚ÄúBulldog Bytes podcast, Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page break down Georgia‚Äôs 35-32 victory over Tennessee and bounce around what‚Äôs going on with Hutson […] - Full Story

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Sep. 29, 2014

Head coach Mark Richt, on his call-in show, fielded a question about if Georgia might rotate quarterbacks. The Bulldogs rank 111th in the nation in passing behind starter Hutson Mason. “I think anything’s possible, but I’m not going to sit here and start trying to tell the whole world what we’re going to do before we even talk to our players about how we’re going to rotate things like that.” …Tailback Sony Michel, Richt said, won’t need surgery for his injured left shoulder that is expected to keep him out a while. …Saturday’s UGA captains: center David Andrews and Gurley (offense), Jenkins (defense) and cornerback Damian Swann (special teams). - Full Story

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Georgia’s starting tailback for last year’s game at Vanderbilt was J.J. Green. - Full Story

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Georgia’s starting tailback for last year’s game at Vanderbilt was J.J. Green. - Full Story

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Offensive tackle John Theus heard a teammate Monday at practice say: “That looks good.” - Full Story

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The kickoff time and TV network for Georgia’s Oct. 11 game at Missouri won’t be determined until after this weekend’s games. - Full Story

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