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Sep. 18, 2014

When Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi was in Watkinsville in March for a youth clinic run by the NFL team, I asked him about this Saturday’s Troy-Georgia game. Massaquoi played for Troy in 2010-11, racking up 19 1/2 sacks and 128 tackles. I put it this way to him at the time: “What’s your […] - Full Story

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Sep. 17, 2014

Georgia coach Mark Richt came off the practice field Wednesday evening feeling his team had a good “spirit of work and trying to focus on what we’re supposed to do.” - Full Story

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Georgia still could have a true freshman who hasn’t played yet this season debut Saturday against Troy. “I don’t want to say anything yet, I don’t want to give anything away, but there may be a guy or two that does play that hasn’t played to this point,” coach Mark Richt said. Defensive back Malkom Parrish played against South Carolina, according to the participation chart. That makes 10 true freshmen who have played. …Tailback Nick Chubb jogged around the field at practice Wednesday with a brace of his surgically-repaired left thumb. “I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get a little something (Thursday) and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him in the game,” Richt said. “I’ve got him on the (dress list).” …Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (ankle) practiced again in a non-contact jersey. Receivers Malcolm Mitchell (knee) and Jonathon Rumph (hamstring) didn’t practice. - Full Story

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Georgia outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins is still looking for his first sack of the season but he wasn’t alone in coming up empty against South Carolina. - Full Story

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Keith Marshall’s return from a torn ACL has been relatively quiet so far. - Full Story

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Aaron Murray topped 300 yards passing in each of Georgia’s first three games last season. - Full Story

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Frank Crumley, a top UGA athletics administrator who had worked in the department for more than 20 years, has resigned, the school said on Wednesday. Crumley stepped down Tuesday, according to athletic department spokesman Claude Felton, who did not have details on the reasons behind the departure. “I can’t comment,” athletic director Greg McGarity said. […] - Full Story

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Sep. 16, 2014

A Georgia coordinator took the blame for some “bad calls” in the South Carolina game Saturday. - Full Story

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Georgia wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley looked close to full speed running pass routes in practice on Tuesday, hours after coach Mark Richt called Scott-Wesley and receiver Malcolm Mitchell “very doubtful” to play Saturday. - Full Story

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Cornerback Shattle Fenteng remains out with a shoulder injury sustained in the preseason. - Full Story

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Georgia is favored by 40 points over 0-3 Troy. “A team that’s desperate for a victory I’m sure,” coach Mark Richt said. “We’re desperate for a victory as well.” …Tailback Nick Chubb was on a stationary bike at practice a day after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured left thumb. “I don’t know how much he’ll practice this week, but if he wakes up Saturday morning and feels good, I think he’ll remember how to run a sweep or a stretch or a zone play,” Richt said. “I wouldn’t be shocked to see him play.” ..Redshirt freshman tailback A.J. Turman, recovering from foot surgery, isn’t close to returning. Richt said he may still return late in the season. …If circumstances worked out, Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said that backup quarterbacks Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta could both play Saturday. - Full Story

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Georgia is still trying to move beyond and even doing some damage control three days after its 38-35 loss at South Carolina. - Full Story

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Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo met with reporters Tuesday night for the first time since Saturday’s 38-35 loss at South Carolina. That meant he addressed for the first time the much-talked about, much-criticized play call on first-and-goal at the 4-yard line in the fourth quarter that drew an intentional grounding. Here’s video of Bobo: And […] - Full Story

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Mark Richt called an unscheduled press conference on Tuesday night. Sort of. There were no questions actually. The Georgia head coach just wanted to clear the air after thinking he left the wrong impression when he spoke to TV cameras earlier in the day about the first-and-goal at the 4 call that offensive coordinator Mike […] - Full Story

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Quarterback Hutson Mason said Tuesday that he doesn’t have any qualms with the much-talked about play-call that resulted in an intentional grounding for Georgia in Saturday’s 38-35 loss at South Carolina. The SEC provided an explanation to coach Mark Richt on why the penalty was called despite the fact it was deflected by a South […] - Full Story

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Ready to turn the page on Georgia’s tough 38-35 loss at South Carolina Saturday? No, not yet? Good. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page dive in one last time in this “Bulldog Bytes” installment on some of the issues that arose in the latest loss in Columbia. And we have some talk about Troy, the next […] - Full Story

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Sep. 15, 2014

As Georgia readies to play its next three games in Sanford Stadium, the person who had been in charge of maintaining the famed hedges and the field in recent years is no longer employed by the athletic association, according to Georgia. - Full Story

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Troy starting quarterback Brandon Silvers has an “above the neck injury,” coach Larry Blakeney said Monday. “Silvers is improving and hoping that he will recover in time to play, if not against Georgia, then the conference season.” Backup Dontreal Pruitt completed 9 of 17 passes for 99 yards in a loss to Abilene Christian Saturday. … Wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley, who hasn’t played the first two games, is practicing some, teammates said, but there was no indication that he will return this week. Scott-Wesley has been dealing with an ankle injury and a suspension for a marijuana arrest. Malcolm Mitchell (knee) hasn’t returned to practice, one teammate said. “We are going to get some guys back little by little,” head coach Mark Richt said on his radio show.…Georgia’s captains for Saturday: Todd Gurley and center David Andrews (offense), defensive lineman Toby Johnson (defense) and tailback Sony Michel (special teams). …Former Georgia All-American offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb will be in the SEC Network booth for Saturday’s game against Troy. Tom Hart and Heather Mitts are also on the broadcast. - Full Story

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Georgia will have back-to-back noon kickoffs at Sanford Stadium. - Full Story

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There will be added depth at outside linebacker this week now that redshirt freshman Davin Bellamy is coming off a two-game suspension for a DUI on July 26. - Full Story

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If anybody expected the hiring of Jeremy Pruitt as defensive coordinator to mean a quick fix for Georgia’s suspect pass defense, the first halves against Clemson and South Carolina showed otherwise. - Full Story

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Georgia could be without second-leading rusher Nick Chubb for Saturday’s game against Troy, but coach Mark Richt isn’t ruling him out. The freshman underwent surgery for a broken left thumb on Monday. “Knowing Nick, I’d say it’s about 50-50,” Richt said about his availability for the game. Chubb sustained the injury last week in practice. […] - Full Story

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Georgia will have back-to-back noon kickoffs at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs’ home football game on Sept. 27 against Tennessee is set for 12 p.m., it was announced on Monday morning. The game will be shown nationally on ESPN. It’s the first time Georgia-Tennessee has been on ESPN since 2006. The 13th-ranked Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 SEC) […] - Full Story

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Sep. 14, 2014

Here they go again. - Full Story

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After every game, Georgia sends to the SEC office video clips that it may have viewed differently than what went on in the game. Two in particular will be included from South Carolina’s 38-35 victory Saturday, coach Mark Richt said Sunday evening on his weekly teleconference. –The holding penalty on Brandon Kublanow that brought back […] - Full Story

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