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Aug. 31, 2015

Seven weeks after arriving on campus, Greyson Lambert is Georgia’s starting quarterback. Coach Mark Richt made the surprising announcement that the Virginia graduate transfer will start Saturday’s season opener against Louisiana Monroe at Sanford Stadium. Brice Ramsey was the top backup to Hutson Mason last year, has a strong arm and was considered by most […] - Full Story

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Georgia’s outside linebackers can get after a quarterback. Jordan Jenkins, Leonard Floyd and Lorenzo Carter combined last year to ring up a combined 15 ½ sacks. It’s other aspects of their game that players at the position have accentuated this offseason, particularly doing a better job of being run stoppers. “It’s always an emphasis for […] - Full Story

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Aug. 30, 2015

Nick Chubb, the workhorse running back, readily admits it now, The guy who nearly singlehandedly carried the Georgia offense on his broad shoulders when his team needed him the most last year sure felt all those carries. The 38 in a Bulldog rout at Missouri followed by another 30 a week later in Little Rock […] - Full Story

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Aug. 29, 2015

On a Sunday evening the day before classes began for the fall semester at the University of Georgia, incoming freshmen pulled out smartphones to snap selfies with Mark Richt inside Sanford Stadium. Entering year 15 as the Bulldogs’ head football coach, Richt may seem as synonymous with the university as the Arch, the Chapel Bell […] - Full Story

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Keith Marshall knows what it’s like to be playing at a position where talent seemingly is in abundance. Marshall and the Bulldogs running back group are considered one of the tops around, but the Bulldogs tight ends just might match them for their depth. “Yeah, I think so actually,” said Marshall, behind Nick Chubb and […] - Full Story

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Aug. 28, 2015

Georgia seems like it will rely on freshmen wide receivers Terry Godwin and Michael Chigbu not only for early playing time but close to the top of the rotation at a position the Bulldogs are thin. “Just with the lack of depth there, they’re going to have to take on a little more responsibility than […] - Full Story

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Tracy Rocker was talking about Trent Thompson, the big defensive tackle with big-time expectations, when Rocker remembered what his wife Lalitha tells him. That he needs to be more patient. “In this day and time, patience gets your butt fired,” the Georgia defensive line coach said laughing. Thompson, a freshman, is coming along and each […] - Full Story

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Freshman defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter, who has missed much of preseason with an undisclosed injury, appears to be doubtful to be available at the season’s start. “He’s trying to get well right now, he’s rehabbing, we’re hopeful that we’ll know something in the next couple of days,” defensive line coach Tracy Rocker said. “He’s moving […] - Full Story

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Aug. 26, 2015

Five-star quarterback Jacob Eason isn’t the only 2016 commitment that has signed financial aid papers with Georgia. Ben Cleveland, who struck up a friendship with Eason, also has sent in signed papers to Georgia, according to copies obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald under an open records request. Cleveland is a four-star offensive lineman from Stephens […] - Full Story

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The scrimmage Thursday will be more a competitive scrimmage like the first two than a “practice game scrimmage” like in most years in the past. That means there won’t be a scout team simulating Louisiana-Monroe. “There’s still more guys we’re trying to evaluate,” coach Mark Richt said. “There’s a lot of competition going on even […] - Full Story

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Georgia’s competition for the starting quarterback job isn’t trimmed to three just yet, according to coach Mark Richt. “No, not really,” he said after Wednesday’s practice. “We’ve changed the rotation a little bit but we’re still evaluating all three of those guys on a daily basis.” Brice Ramsey and Greyson Lambert seemed to have been […] - Full Story

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Aaron Davis is now a former walk-on. The redshirt sophomore cornerback from Locust Grove has been awarded a scholarship after starting 10 games last season. He had 40 tackles with five pass breakups and an interception. Davis seemed a likely choice for an open scholarship, but was reluctant to put it out there when asked […] - Full Story

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Aug. 19, 2015

Isaiah Wynn may be the lightest member of a Georgia starting offensive line that includes 313-pound Greg Pyke and 303-pound John Theus, but his teammates have no doubt Wynn can more than hold his own in the trenches. “He’s undersized honestly for the SEC, but he’s one of the most athletic guys I’ve ever watched,” […] - Full Story

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Aug. 18, 2015

Georgia’s tempo on offense under its first-year coordinator will be at a quicker pace than he is accustomed to in his previous stops. “It’s as fast as I’ve ever been around,” Brian Schottenheimer, offensive coordinator for nine seasons with the NFL St. Louis Rams and New York Jets, said this week. “Obviously, these guys are […] - Full Story

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Aug. 17, 2015

Georgia didn’t have a single player from Maryland on its roster when offensive lineman Greg Pyke committed in August 2011 after his father signed him up for yet another recruiting camp. Pyke, from Baltimore, was reluctant to make another summer stop in Athens at first. “I just kind of fell in love with this place […] - Full Story

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Aug. 15, 2015

As a University of Georgia bus made a stop outside the Tate Student Center Friday afternoon, referee’s whistles could be heard from the bridge that runs by the west side of Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs first preseason scrimmage, the next stop in the heated battle to be the starting quarterback, was underway, but it was not […] - Full Story

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Aug. 13, 2015

Louisiana is known for a lot of things: Cajun food, jazz and “Duck Dynasty” to name a few. They produce some pretty good wide receivers down on the Bayou, too: Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Reuben Randle, Early Doucet among them. All of them played at LSU. Georgia went down to New Orleans to land […] - Full Story

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Aug. 12, 2015

A year to the day after he publicly committed to play for Georgia in an emotional press conference on his late grandparents’ anniversary, five-star defensive tackle Trent Thompson wasn’t offering five-star quotes in his first meeting with the media since hitting the practice field as a Bulldog. The freshman from Westover High in Albany seems […] - Full Story

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Aug. 11, 2015

John Theus has been around the block at Georgia long enough to have played with the likes of Tavarres King, Marlon Brown, Rantavious Wooten, Michael Bennett and Chris Conley. He knows productive wide receivers because he’s seen it. His handle on this Bulldog wide receiver corps? “Honestly? I don’t know all that well,” Theus said. […] - Full Story

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Aug. 9, 2015

It’s now less than four weeks before Georgia’s football season begins. Still not game planning time quite yet. Scouting reports aren’t front and center. No, preseason camp is when there’s time to set the tone and create good habits. Jeremy Pruitt has a list of goals. Numero uno, the Bulldogs second-year defensive coordinator said this […] - Full Story

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Aug. 7, 2015

Losing a pair of NFL draft picks in Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera hasn’t left Georgia inside linebackers coach Mike Ekeler down in the dumps. Anything but. “I think at this point, we’re better right now than we were last year,” the Bulldogs’ second-year assistant said after the team’s fourth preseason practice Friday. “And we […] - Full Story

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Keith Marshall may not have shown it in an actual game for some time, but the tailback still is a threat as a ballcarrier, his position coach said. “He can definitely still go,” Thomas Brown said. The former Georgia running back worked with Marshall on the practice field for the first time this spring after […] - Full Story

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Isaiah McKenzie made an instant impact last year for Georgia as a freshman on punt returns. “With his ability and the guys we have in front blocking and going after punts, I think we have a chance to be dominant,” said Mike Ekeler, co-special teams coordinator. McKenzie returned a pair of punts for touchdown last […] - Full Story

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Preferred walk-on kicker Rodrigo Blankenship will get a look on kickoffs. “We’ll have to see when we get deeper into camp here,” Mike Ekeler said. “Right now his kickoffs look pretty darn good.” Senior Marshall Morgan who has handled the kickoffs “is doing a great job,” Ekeler said. …Georgia will put on full pads for […] - Full Story

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Most of the players on Georgia’s football team were able to get away in May. It’s a rare respite from what’s almost a year-round dedication to their sport. Brandon Kublanow stuck around Athens, where the offensive lineman met daily with quarterback Faton Bauta and backup center Hunter Long. Consider it a crash course in Kublanow […] - Full Story

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