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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. 22, 2015

Just weeks after their college careers ended at Georgia, five former Bulldogs tried to impress NFL scouts in senior all-star games. Receiver Chris Conley spent last week in Carson, Calif., for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and quarterback Hutson Mason, center David Andrews, cornerback Damian Swann and inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera took part in the East-West […] - Full Story

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Amarlo Herrera may not be Georgia’s highest-rated prospect for this spring’s NFL draft, but he’s certainly been the busiest. The inside linebacker followed up a week in Florida where he practiced and played in the East-West Shrine game by spending this week in Mobile, Ala., after getting a late invite to the Senior Bowl. “You’ve […] - Full Story

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Jan. 21, 2015

The Georgia football offices in the Butts-Mehre building will be filled with more off-field assistants. The Athletic Association is hiring for seven new positions for the program: two player relations coordinators, four quality control coordinators and a special teams analyst. Georgia already added an additional strength staff member, giving it five total for the first […] - Full Story

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Georgia football coach Mark Richt has entered the high-end $4 million club. That’s what the SEC’s dean of coaches will make annually after getting an $800,000 raise and a two-year contract extension in action taken Wednesday afternoon by the executive committee of the UGA Athletic Association board via conference call. Georgia had already revealed that […] - Full Story

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Jan. 17, 2015

Rashad Roundtree’s name on his Twitter profile page declares: “I go by Tree.” The safety from Lakeside High School in Evans knows that someone else known as “Tree” made his share of big plays on Georgia’s defense not too long ago: inside linebacker pick Alec Ogletree, a 2013 NFL first round pick. “I guess I’m […] - Full Story

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Jan. 16, 2015

Two Georgia football early enrollees underwent surgeries this month for injuries prior to arriving on campus. Defensive end Michael Barnett from Ridgeville, S.C., is expected to miss spring practices. He had surgery this week for a “pre-existing right shoulder labral injury,” according to UGA. He is expected to fully participate in practices this fall. Outside […] - Full Story

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Jan. 15, 2015

New Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will be paid $950,000 annually, increasing the investment the school is putting into Mark Richt’s top assistants. Only two offensive coordinators in 2014 were paid more nationally. LSU’s Cam Cameron made $1.32 million, and Clemson’s Chad Morris (now SMU head coach) $1.3 million, according to USA Today. Schottenheimer, who […] - Full Story

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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. 14, 2015

Georgia’s most pressing post-bowl business to attend to was filling a couple of spots on Mark Richt’s coaching staff, but January has been without the typical angst of players considering leaving for the NFL draft. As Thursday’s deadline for underclassmen to put their names into the draft approached, Georgia players had long made their intentions […] - Full Story

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Jan. 13, 2015

This isn’t the time when Georgia needs to see its roster take more and more hits. The Bulldogs, off to an 0-2 start in SEC men’s basketball play, will visit Vanderbilt Wednesday night without top frontcourt sub Yante Maten and may be without starting small forward Juwan Parker. Maten, a freshman, is out with a […] - Full Story

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It certainly wasn’t easy to get there, but Georgia’s 2014 football season will go down in the books as its second highest poll finish of the last seven seasons. The 10-3 Bulldogs ended up as a top 10 team, moving up four spots to No. 9 in the final Associated Press rankings and the final […] - 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

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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

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Van Jefferson didn’t know who Georgia’s new offensive coordinator would be a week ago. Since Brian Schottenheimer was hired last Wednesday, the former NFL assistant coach and the Bulldogs’ wide receiver commitment have gotten to know each other twice by phone—once on Friday and again on Sunday. “He’s a great guy, he’s a cool dude and […] - Full Story

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Jan. 11, 2015

Georgia’s new offensive line coach has some old connections to Alabama like several current staff members. McNeese State offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Rob Sale was named by Georgia Saturday night to succeed Will Friend, who became Colorado State offensive coordinator. Sale, 35, spent five seasons on Nick Saban’s staff from 2007-11 as a […] - 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

Georgia hired not only an offensive coordinator in Brian Schottenheimer but the coach who will oversee the Bulldogs’ quarterbacks. Schottenheimer coached NFL QBs in St. Louis, New York (with the Jets), San Diego and Washington. Here are some of those he worked with. Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams, 2012-14 The No. 1 overall pick in 2010 […] - Full Story

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Georgia has a new quarterbacks coach in just-hired offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. His to-do list surely will include getting a handle on the players he will be working with at the all-important quarterback position and nailing down a starter with head coach Mark Richt, perhaps as early as this spring. Brice Ramsey, the top backup […] - Full Story

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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

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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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It’s become a familiar sight for Georgia fans to see. A player kicked off the Bulldogs lands later at another SEC school. Defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor, arrested on domestic violence charges last summer, is the latest after enrolling this week at Alabama after a season at junior college. He was dismissed from Georgia following a […] - Full Story

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Jonathan Taylor, the former Georgia defensive tackle who was arrested twice last year before being dismissed from the team, has enrolled at Alabama, where he will play for the Crimson Tide. Taylor spent this past season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi after he was booted off the Bulldogs on July 23, a day after […] - Full Story

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Georgia turned to a former Alabama man — Jeremy Pruitt — last January to fix its defense. Now the Bulldogs have hired a Florida Gator to continue its successful run on offense. Mark Richt announced the hiring of Brian Schottenheimer (after years of typing Bobo, it will take a few double glances to make sure […] - Full Story

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