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Jul. 23, 2014

While fans and players count down to the start of the 2014 football season, Georgia already has set an important date for 2015. The G-Day spring football game is scheduled to be held on Saturday April 11, 2015. In case you are wondering, that is the same weekend as the Masters golf tournament in Augusta. […] - Full Story

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An arrest warrant has been issued for an elite wide receiver prospect out of Florida who attended Georgia’s Dawg Night camp last week. Darnell Salomon is accused of felony burglary after two female athletes reported items missing from a dorm room. After an investigation by University of Georgia police, a warrant was issued on Tuesday. […] - Full Story

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Jul. 22, 2014

Georgia has booted defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor off its football team. The move was announced Wednesday afternoon by the school about three hours after Taylor bonded out of the Clarke County Jail where he spent the night. Taylor is facing a charge of felony aggravated assault/family violence. Police allege the redshirt sophomore choked and struck […] - Full Story

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Jul. 21, 2014

A football recruit in town this past weekend while attending a camp at Georgia is suspected in a burglary at a UGA dorm, according to police. - Full Story

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Given all of the wild and thrilling games that Georgia was involved in last football season, you had to figure that the Bulldogs would be well represented on a listing of the 25 games from 2013. ESPNU is counting them down with rebroadcasts in the next couple of weeks. Georgia’s 44-41 win over LSU on […] - Full Story

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Quarterback has generally been a position of stability at Georgia under Mark Richt. David Greene (2001-04) and Aaron Murray (2010-13) were four-year starters. Matthew Stafford became the man during his freshman season in 2006 and started the next two seasons until leaving for the NFL, where he was the No. 1 overall pick. D.J. Shockley […] - Full Story

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Jul. 19, 2014

The rain let up Saturday just in time for the annual Countdown to Kickoff event. - Full Story

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Jul. 17, 2014

HOOVER, ALA. | Most coaches take stock of preseason predictions and move on. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia fans certainly notice when one of its players gets sacked with a drug-related suspension under the school’s stringent drug policy. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | At age 54, Mark Richt became a grandfather last week. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia needs all the help it can get in the secondary. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | The three players representing each team at SEC Media Days go to their separate corners of the big ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham and hold court for about 20 minutes. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia should see Tray Matthews again in 2015 after the safety transferred to Auburn following his dismissal after an offseason in which he was arrested for double-cashing tuition checks and was disruptive in class. Said Georgia coach Mark Richt: “Obviously whether we’re playing Auburn or Tennessee or Florida, we want to win that game. I’m not too concerned about who’s over there, did he play for us, all that kind of thing. It doesn’t come into my mind.” Richt said “life’s too short,” and he wants any player dismissed to get a fresh start and realize their dreams. - Full Story

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HOOVER, ALA. | The Southeastern Conference’s Media Days lacked the usual star power from its players until about 8 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, when Georgia’s Todd Gurley walked into the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.–Georgia’s player representatives for SEC Media Day showed up looking sharp with each going with the bow-tie look. Check out what junior running back Todd Gurley had to say. And here is wide receiver Chris Conley, who is always engaging: Linebacker Ramik Wilson also offers his take to reporters: - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.—Georgia finally gets its turn at SEC Media Days Thursday when the Bulldogs kick off the last day by getting their time in front of the cameras, microphones, laptops and notepads. Mark Richt is making his 14th appearance here as Georgia football coach. They keep records of such things dating back to the first […] - Full Story

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Jul. 16, 2014

HOOVER, ALA. | If the college football playoff was in place two years ago, Georgia’s SEC championship game loss to LSU in 2012 probably would have sent the Bulldogs to the Sugar Bowl to play Kansas State instead of to the Capital One Bowl to play Nebraska. - Full Story

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Preseason award watch lists sometimes seem all-inclusive with a boatload of names showing up. The Davey O’Brien Award list for nation’s top quarterback released Wednesday includes a relatively small 39 names. Georgia’s Hutson Mason is one of them. Mason, a fifth-year senior, is entering his first full season as the Bulldogs’ starter. He started two […] - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.–Steve Shaw, the Southeastern Conference coordinator of officials, played the big room Wednesday morning at SEC Media Days. Someone clapped as he was introduced. “We don’t get much applause so I appreciate that,” Shaw said. Shaw outlined the changes coming this season to the application of the targeting rule and provided some data on […] - Full Story

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Jul. 15, 2014

HOOVER, ALA. | Steve Spurrier didn’t stick around long as an NFL head coach, but he’s poised to set a longevity record in the Southeastern Conference for football coaches. - Full Story

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HOOVER, ALA. | Mississippi State safety Jay Hughes won’t have to worry about going up against the now departed Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M or AJ McCarron of Alabama this season. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.—Greetings from the big interview room of SEC Media Days, where the air condition is cranked way up and the coaches quotes from the podium are sure to include plenty of optimism and talk of how the offseason workouts couldn’t be better. It’s Steve Spurrier time today to get the day going on the […] - Full Story

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Jul. 14, 2014

HOOVER, ALA. | Perhaps the most high-profile player that the Southeastern Conference has to offer this season — certainly the biggest name of the quarterbacks — was scratched from his appearance Monday at the league’s annual media days. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | It’s not unusual for a coach in the Southeastern Conference to have to face questions about being on the proverbial hot seat. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | In his annual address to kick off media days, league commissioner Mike Slive quoted Dwight Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela while speaking of reform in the NCAA. - Full Story

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