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Sep. 28, 2016

Tennessee coach Butch Jones on Wednesday said his team is preparing as if Nick Chubb will play Saturday in Sanford Stadium. Georgia coach Kirby Smart sounded less sure when asked about the running back returning this week from a sprained left ankle. “We’re day to day,” Smart said Wednesday in an interview on 680 AM. […] - Full Story

Quentin Moses has watched Georgia’s pass rushers this season with more than a passing interest. Moses rang up 25 sacks as a Bulldog defensive end from 2003-06, good for seventh on the school’s all-time list. “It’s almost like an art getting to the quarterback and actually finishing,” said Moses, a former Cedar Shoals High standout. […] - Full Story

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Sep. 27, 2016

The jokes on social media were just too easy after the woes that Georgia’s kickers have had this season trying to put a ball through the uprights. If Georgia basketball forward Yante Maten can boot a 44-yard field goal, get him out there on the football team was the sentiment. Maten kicked one through from […] - Full Story

 Georgia running back Nick Chubb’s status for Saturday’s game against Tennessee continues to be up in the air. Chubb’s left ankle injury kept the star junior out of sight Tuesday during the media viewing period for the second straight day and coach Kirby Smart said that’s because he was undergoing rehab for the injury. “Then he comes […] - Full Story

In the one time Mel Tucker was permitted to speak to the media since his hire in January, the Georgia defensive coordinator in early August laid out some of what he was looking for when asked about the philosophy he will bring to the position. It didn’t deviate from what most would desire: stop the […] - Full Story

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Sep. 26, 2016

Aaron Davis insists he views Saturday’s 45-14 Georgia debacle at Ole Miss the same way he does results every week: “A win is a win, a loss is a loss.” Even, the Bulldogs junior safety was asked Monday, in a game where the Bulldogs were down 45-0 against Ole Miss in the third quarter? “To […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart hasn’t said exactly how long Jonathan Ledbetter’s suspension will go. That means each week the Georgia football coach is asked if the sophomore defensive lineman will play in that Saturday’s game. Once again, the answer this time for Tennessee is no. Ledbetter was twice arrested in the offseason on alcohol-related charges. A DUI […] - Full Story

Georgia has another road SEC night game coming next week. The Bulldogs game at South Carolina Oct. 8 is set for 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network, according to an announcement by the league on Monday. Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC) is ranked No. 25 this week after a 45-14 loss at Ole Miss. South Carolina […] - Full Story

Tennessee coach Butch Jones was still upset last month about how defensive tackle Shy Tuttle was injured last October against Georgia, but the Bulldogs’ player involved in the play didn’t want to talk about it on Monday. “I’m going to focus on the 2016 game,” starting center Brandon Kublanow said. Tuttle sustained a broken left […] - Full Story

Georgia star running back Nick Chubb’s status for Saturday’s home game against Tennessee due to a sprained left ankle is uncertain, coach Kirby Smart said Monday. “He’s going to continue to rehab really hard,” Smart said. “We’re obviously hopeful he’ll be able to do something, but we won’t know more until later in the week.” […] - Full Story

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Sep. 25, 2016

It’s the type of thrashing that Georgia players surely will want to flush quickly from their memory banks, with or without the 24-hour rule those around the program cite about how long they are supposed to think about the last game — win or lose — before moving on to the next opponent. There’s no […] - Full Story

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Sep. 24, 2016

Georgia turned to Rodrigo Blankenship in hope of better results Saturday on field goals. The result: he was wide right from 36 yards out on his only attempt in the second quarter. “Kickers always say the only good miss is high right,” the redshirt freshman walk-on from Sprayberry said. “That means you kind of left […] - Full Story

Two of Georgia’s top offensive linemen both left the game shaken up with injury with 4:14 left in the second quarter. With right tackle Greg Pyke and left guard Isaiah Wynn exiting, Dyshon Sims stepped in for Pyke and Kendall Baker was inserted for Wynn. “I thought the guys that came in did a great […] - Full Story

OXFORD, MISS. | Chad Kelly only had two more completions Saturday than Jacob Eason, but the Ole Miss quarterback made the most of them. He averaged 15.7 yards per completion during the 45-14 Ole Miss win, connecting on 75 percent of his passes on a day he made the Bulldogs pay with big plays in […] - Full Story

OXFORD, Miss. | Georgia star running back Nick Chubb only played one offensive snap last season against Tennessee. Now, a left ankle injury he sustained Saturday in Georgia’s 45-14 loss at Ole Miss will be worth watching to see how it may affect him as the Volunteers come to Athens next weekend. Chubb left the game […] - Full Story

  OXFORD, Miss. | Call it the midday meltdown in Mississippi. On a late September Saturday when temperatures hit the 90s, just about everything that could go wrong did for Georgia’s football team did at Ole Miss. The No. 12 Bulldogs trailed 31-0 at the half to the No. 23 Rebels and 45-0 before the […] - Full Story

OXFORD, Miss. | Good morning from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for a rise and shine kickoff between Georgia and Ole Miss. It’s the second straight road game. The Bulldogs returned to Athens from Missouri at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, coach Kirby Smart said. “It’s a tougher turnaround because you’re a little bit behind starting out on Monday, Tuesday […] - Full Story

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Sep. 23, 2016

The plan was for Chuks Amaechi and Lorenzo Carter to hear but not see what turned out to be Georgia’s latest example of its early season ability to pull out tight games. The Bulldog outside linebackers turned to face the crowd last Saturday at Missouri with their backs to the field at a crucial fourth-and-10 […] - Full Story

Take advantage of Ole Miss miscues Georgia is tied for the Southeastern Conference lead in turnover margin with Florida and Vanderbilt at plus-three. There should be more opportunities to add to that against an Ole Miss team that has seven lost turnovers, third most in the conference. Alabama returned two Rebel turnovers directly into touchdowns […] - Full Story

Offense Edge: Ole Miss Ole Miss is third in the SEC in scoring at 38.3 points per game, scoring more points against Alabama (43) than versus Wofford (38). Georgia is ninth at 29.0 despite playing Nicholls. After going up against the league’s top-rated passing offense last week in Missouri, Georgia gets the No. 2 team. […] - Full Story

Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly and receivers vs. Georgia pass defense Chad Kelly doesn’t have a flashy nickname like the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M did as “Johnny Football,” but first-year Georgia coach Kirby Smart was having bad flashbacks this week thinking about trying to stop the Ole Miss quarterback. “I really think, […] - Full Story

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Sep. 22, 2016

 If the frustration level is boiling over in Georgia’s running back room after back-to-back weeks of pedestrian production on the ground, it’s not spilling out publicly ahead of Saturday’s game at Ole Miss. Nick Chubb, held to 63 yards last week on 19 carries against Missouri after rushing for 80 on 20 against Nicholls State, […] - Full Story

Measured by his own body of work, running back Sony Michel’s production Saturday in Georgia’s win at Missouri was modest: nine carries for 37 yards and three catches for 19. It was another step forward from a broken left forearm sustained in what he called a “crazy accident” July 3 while out riding an ATV […] - Full Story

Two scholarship athletes from different SEC schools put their skills to the test against each other back in May. Mackenzie Engram would have owned the bragging rights if it was a jump shooting contest. The junior is one of the top returning players for a Georgia women’s basketball team coming off an NCAA tournament trip. […] - Full Story

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Sep. 20, 2016

A Georgia wide receiver who didn’t make the trip to Missouri last weekend could be back for Saturday’s game at Ole Miss. Freshman Riley Ridley is practicing in a regular jersey after sustaining a broken bone in his right hand working on the punt team against Nicholls State on Sept. 10. Ridley underwent surgery to […] - Full Story