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Mar. 27, 2015

Georgia’s quarterback competition will heat up Saturday with the first spring scrimmage. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald break down how the race is shaping up and our impressions of where the candidates stand in the latest “Bulldog Bytes” podcast. We get extra insight from someone that knows a thing or two […] - Full Story

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Mar. 24, 2015

Georgia reached the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time since 2011, but the Bulldogs stay was short as eventual Sweet 16 team Michigan State prevailed in Charlotte. On the latest “Bulldog Bytes” podcast, Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald look back at the season just completed and look ahead and […] - Full Story

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Feb. 26, 2015

A couple of road victories at Ole Miss and Alabama have given the Georgia men’s basketball team some extra cushion as it tries to secure an NCAA tournament berth. It also has the Bulldogs in position again to make a run for a double bye in the conference tournament March 11-15 in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. […] - Full Story

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Feb. 24, 2015

Georgia’s football hype videos are well-received, but they weren’t up for any Oscars the other night. In the latest edition of Bulldog Bytes, Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald talk movies they’ve seen in the last year (hint: not many) and what they saw coming out of the NFL combine (former Bulldog […] - Full Story

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Feb. 17, 2015

Four years after a ceremony to mark the opening of a $33 million renovation and expansion to the Butts-Mehre building, Georgia on Tuesday afternoon will take another step in addressing something that still was missing: a full-fledged indoor practice facility. Georgia’s athletic board holds its quarterly meeting on campus and again the indoor facility coveted […] - Full Story

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Feb. 13, 2015

  Former Georgia offensive lineman Jonas Jennings, who played eight seasons in the NFL, is back with the program in an off-field role. Jennings was hired to the newly created position of player relations coordinator for offense. Jennings, a third round draft pick by Buffalo in 2001, was a second-team All-SEC selection as a senior. […] - Full Story

Macon County linebacker Roquan Smith’s final answer for his college choice is Georgia. After announcing on Feb. 4 that he was heading to UCLA, Smith never sent in a letter of intent, but revealed on his Instagram account on Friday morning that he had picked Georgia. He did not sign a letter of intent, but […] - Full Story

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Feb. 3, 2015

Georgia has shuffled some titles with its football support staff. Recently hired Todd Hartley becomes director of recruiting. The former Marshall assistant and Bulldogs graduate assistant was hired at UGA in January. Sam Petitto moves into the director of player personnel position that Hartley briefly held after Ronnie Letson left to become an on-field assistant […] - Full Story

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Feb. 2, 2015

It should be an interesting next 48 hours in Bulldog Nation. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banneer-Herald dive into the recruiting madness with Georgia heading into national signing day. For that, we turn to Rusty Mansell of 247Sports to give us the lowdown with commitments, decommitments and flips. (Note: We recorded this […] - Full Story

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Jan. 30, 2015

Football recruiting and hoops. Hoops and football recruiting. That’s what you’ll get plenty of on the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. And you’ll have to listen in to find out which Katy Perry songs Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald hopes to hear at halftime of the Super Bowl. Yes, he would rather have Kanye instead. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 27, 2015

The Georgia men’s basketball team will look to continue its recent roll in SEC play Tuesday night against Vanderbilt. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald talk plenty of Bulldogs hoops and the emergence of J.J. Frazier in the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. We also get the latest on Georgia football recruiting as […] - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2015

The boosts in salary for Georgia football coaches include Mark Richt. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald discuss on the latest Bulldog Bytes the new $4 million salary for the head coach that came after another 10-win season but one that ended in the Belk Bowl. Former Bulldogs quarterback D.J. Shockley joins […] - Full Story

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Jan. 15, 2015

Georgia football coaches have hit the road now that the recruiting dead period is over. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald get the lowdown on “Bulldog Bytes” on how Georgia’s 2015 class is shaping up from Chad Simmons, national recruiting analyst for Scout.com. We also look at new titles for Georgia assistant […] - Full Story

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Jan. 12, 2015

Georgia is in the process of lining up a neutral site nonconference football game in Atlanta in an upcoming season, athletic director Greg McGarity said on Monday night. “I think that is something that will be in our future,” McGarity said on the “Bulldog Hotline” radio show. “I’m not sure how quickly. Maybe sooner than […] - Full Story

Georgia football coach Mark Richt said last week that there were “some things cooking” in regards to promotions on his staff. Two were made public on Monday evening: defensive line coach Tracy Rocker is taking on the title of associate head coach and running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Bryan McClendon becomes assistant head coach. Those are […] - Full Story

The Georgia men’s basketball team’s injury issues continue at small forward. Starter Juwan Parker’ status for Wednesday’s 9 p.m. game at Vanderbilt is up in the air after the sophomore left Saturday night’s double overtime loss at LSU with an Achilles’ injury, coach Mark Fox said Monday. “Hopefully we’ll have him for the game but […] - Full Story

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Jan. 9, 2015

New Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer met with the media in Athens Friday for the first time. He was joined by Mark Richt, the man who hired him to replace Mike Bobo. “I’m thrilled to be here,” said Schottenheimer, a former Florida backup quarterback who will get a three-year contract with salary details still undisclosed. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 8, 2015

A longtime Georgia staff member that Mark Richt brought with him when he arrived from Florida State has left the program. Dave Van Halanger, who served in an administrative role the last four years after 10 seasons as head strength coach, said Thursday that he’s moved on. “I’m planning on new adventures,” he said. Van […] - Full Story

Recently hired Georgia director of strength and conditioning Mark Hocke will make the same annual salary as the man he replaced. Hocke, who worked on Alabama’s strength staff the past six years, will earn $200,000, according to information obtained Thursday in an open records request. That’s the same figure that Joe Tereshinski was making. Hocke […] - Full Story

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Dec. 12, 2014

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

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

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

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