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Jul. 22, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Georgia Tech will open its football regular season on foreign turf in Dublin, Ireland against Boston College and end it in a familiar setting playing Georgia in Sanford Stadium. The new dynamic, of course, for Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is that for the first time in his nine seasons with the […] - Full Story

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | There are questions at Georgia about who will start at quarterback for its Sept. 3 opener against North Carolina. About the health of tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Listen to the Tar Heels talk about the offense they will bring to the Georgia Dome to play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game […] - Full Story

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Jul. 20, 2016

What exactly Georgia will be able to get out of running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in its season opener will be a big storyline to unfold as practices go by in August. The preseason should give the Bulldogs plenty of opportunity to see what they have behind the proven duo whose availability is […] - Full Story

Two players dismissed this offseason from the Georgia football team are landing on the junior college level. Cornerback Chad Clay is heading to Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., according to Mark Fleetwood, who coached Clay at Peachtree Ridge High School. Clay was one of six early enrollees this year for the Bulldogs. Defensive […] - Full Story

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Jul. 18, 2016

Fifth-year senior offensive lineman Greg Pyke had surgery for appendicitis on Monday, according to a source close to the program. Pyke, who is expected to make a full recovery well before Georgia’s season-opening game against North Carolina Sept. 3, was voted preseason first-team All-SEC by the media last week. The 6-foot-3, 313-pound Baltimore, Md. native […] - Full Story

Georgia will hold two scrimmages this preseason and Kirby Smart would like to narrow down the quarterback race after the second to name his No. 1 guy. “Obviously, that’s guessing right now,” Smart said about the timetable Monday on ESPN’s “First Take.” The first-year Bulldogs head coach made his comments as he went through the […] - Full Story

The three players that represented Georgia at SEC Media Days last week included an offensive lineman, a tight end and a safety. There were no big, space-eating defensive linemen in the group. The Bulldogs didn’t have one of them on hand the previous two years either. Not since Garrison Smith made the trip to Alabama […] - Full Story

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Jul. 14, 2016

A former Alabama coordinator guided his team last season to the SEC East title and a trip to Atlanta for the league championship game. If Georgia’s Kirby Smart can accomplish this season what Jim McElwain did in 2015 in his first Florida season, the Bulldogs will have exceeded where they are pegged to finish. That’s […] - Full Story

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Jul. 12, 2016

HOOVER, Ala. | Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey took the podium like a pro wrasslin’ ring announcer, or better yet, a street ball hype man on Tuesday. The buildup mounted as Sankey intro’d Georgia’s football coach to the stage for his first turn in the main room at the Wynfrey Hotel at SEC Media Days. “He […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia’s off-field issues — eight arrests since Kirby Smart was hired as football coach — meant that three Bulldog players at SEC Media Days on Tuesday answered for the missteps of teammates, two that are now former Bulldogs. Dominick Sanders knows all too well about what can happen when players run afoul […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | Armchair quarterbacks have come up with a couple of different schools of thought on how Georgia’s precarious position at running back may play into the decision on who will start at quarterback for Georgia. One is that senior Greyson Lambert’s experience as the returning starter will be needed now more than ever […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia star running back Nick Chubb should begin preseason practices without hardly any limitations as he returns from a knee injury but may not scrimmage right away. As for running back Sony Michel, coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday “there’s a lot of unknowns,” for his availability for the start of the season […] - Full Story

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Jul. 11, 2016

Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter was asleep at the wheel behind a running stationary vehicle at a traffic light Sunday morning when police responded to a call that the car was blocking traffic, according to a police incident report obtained by OnlineAthens.com/Athens Banner-Herald. Ledbetter, 18, was arrested for DUI alcohol and underage possession of alcohol, […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart didn’t go to SEC Media Days as a Georgia safety. Eventual NFL first-round draft picks Champ Bailey and Matt Stinchcomb got the nod before Smart’s senior season in 1998 and Super Bowl MVP Hines Ward went a year earlier with Greg Bright to represent Georgia. Smart, now atop the program at his alma […] - Full Story

Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter was arrested early Sunday by Athens-Clarke County police on misdemeanor charges of DUI alcohol and underage possession/furnishing alcohol, according to an online booking report. Ledbetter was booked at 6:05 a.m. with bond set at $2,000. He was released at 10:24 a.m. No other details of the arrest are available at […] - Full Story

Georgia had perhaps its biggest day yet for its 2017 recruiting efforts on Sunday with commitments being made public by a pair of four-star commitments. Offensive tackle Andrew Thomas from Pace Academy in Atlanta and running back Toneil Carter from Langham Creek High School in Houston, Texas announced pledges to the Bulldogs, giving Georgia 15 […] - Full Story

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Jul. 7, 2016

EATONTON | Georgia coach Kirby Smart spent much of the past two weeks away from football with his wife and kids, but says he kept his cell phone close by just in case. That was for situations like when running back Sony Michel sustained a broken left forearm in an ATV accident Sunday. “Tough injury, […] - Full Story

Georgia junior safety Dominick Sanders was included on the 2016 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List, according to an announcement from the Maxwell Football Club on Tuesday. Semifinalists for the Bednarik Award, which is given to the college defensive player of the year, are announced in October while the three finalists for the award will be […] - Full Story

Georgia senior center Brandon Kublanow was included on the 2016 Rimington Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement from the award’s committee on Wednesday. The committee will announce its finalists for the nation’s premier center on Dec. 5. The Rimington Trophy committee uses these three prestigious All-America teams to determine a winner: Walter Camp Foundation, […] - Full Story

Georgia junior Jeb Blazevich has been included on the 2016 John Mackey Award Watch List, which features candidates for the nation’s most outstanding collegiate tight end. The award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2016 Mackey Award recipient will be announced on Dec. 7 and then presented live on Dec. […] - Full Story

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Jul. 4, 2016

Sony Michel, Georgia’s top running back while Nick Chubb has been out with a knee injury, now is sidelined himself, leaving plenty of uncertainty at the position with the talented duo’s health in question. Michel sustained a broken left forearm Sunday evening in an “accident” and underwent surgery Monday at Athens Regional Medical Center, a […] - Full Story

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Jun. 30, 2016

Safety J.R. Reed, who left Tulsa’s football team after the spring semester, filed paperwork last week with Georgia to be able to transfer into the program on scholarship. The financial aid agreements Reed signed with Georgia and the SEC on June 22, obtained by Onlineathens.com through an open records request, cover the next three academic […] - Full Story

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Jun. 24, 2016

Georgia has lined up a nonconference opponent slated for its 2020 football schedule. East Tennessee State has agreed to visit Sanford Stadium at a date that season to be determined, according to a memorandum of understanding obtained by OnlineAthens.com on Friday. Georgia will pay the FCS school $550,000 and will provide 1,500 tickets. The MOU […] - Full Story

Another strong spring sports showing will help give Georgia a second straight top 15 finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup. Led by third-place finishes nationally in men’s tennis and women’s track and field and fifth place for the softball team that reached the College World Series, the Bulldogs are poised to land at No. 15 […] - Full Story

Without any official scholarship offers entering the summer before his senior season at Sprayberry High School, DJ Worthy took advantage of the bevy of satellite camps in Georgia this month to get in front of college football coaches. The running back/middle linebacker was among more than 200 who took part in Cartersville’s camp at the […] - Full Story