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Feb. 27, 2015

There were 11 college football coaches that made at least $4 million annually in 2014. The SEC alone is approaching that number in 2015 after recent raises throughout the conference, including Georgia’s Mark Richt. The latest was Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, who got a boost to $4 million this year, the school announced on Thursday. […] - Full Story

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Feb. 26, 2015

The two starts Hutson Mason had to close the 2013 season just about took away any suspense — if there was even a little — that he would be the guy to succeed Aaron Murray. This time around Georgia’s starting quarterback job again will have a changeover. Brice Ramsey has the most game experience and […] - 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. 23, 2015

Thomas Brown never envisioned himself going into the coaching profession when he arrived at Georgia from Tucker High 11 years ago as a running back. “Heck, no,” Brown said Monday, a week after being hired by Mark Richt to return to coach the position Brown played for the Bulldogs. The long hours in the office […] - Full Story

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Feb. 19, 2015

The neutral site game for the Georgia football team in Atlanta that athletic director Greg McGarity hinted last month was coming is now set. The Bulldogs will open the 2016 season against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Saturday Sept. 3, it was announced Thursday. Kickoff time hasn’t been […] - Full Story

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Feb. 18, 2015

Rob Sale had several ties to members of Georgia’s football staff dating back to their days at Alabama when he was hired as the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach last month. The relationships formed with defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer and strength coach Mark Hocke may have helped get him to Athens, […] - Full Story

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Georgia has zeroed in on a location to build a new indoor practice facility and the expected cost has increased considerably. The UGA Athletic Association board of directors went into a behind closed doors executive session for about 20 minutes during its quarterly meeting Tuesday afternoon at the Georgia Center to discuss a “real estate […] - 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. 16, 2015

After Georgia’s second game with Vanderbilt last month, Kenny Gaines was asked about the 21 points that Commodores freshman Riley LaChance scored in a losing effort in the teams’ first encounter. “I don’t think that he scored all 21 of those points on me,” Gaines said. “If I can recollect, he only scored two and […] - Full Story

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Thomas Brown’s rapid rise as an assistant football coach has brought him home. The former Georgia running back will coach that position for the Bulldogs, according to an announcement from the school Monday afternoon. Running backs coach Bryan McClendon will move to wide receivers coach, the position he played at Georgia, and take on the […] - Full Story

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Thomas Brown’s rapid rise as an assistant football coach has brought him home. The former Georgia running back will coach that position for the Bulldogs, according to an announcement from the school Monday afternoon. Running backs coach Bryan McClendon will move to wide receivers coach, the position he played at Georgia, and take on the […] - 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

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The Georgia football team is losing another assistant from its offensive staff. Wide receivers coach Tony Ball confirmed to the Athens Banner-Herald via text Friday morning he will join LSU’s staff to coach the same position. The school made it official later in the day. Ball joins former offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and former offensive […] - Full Story

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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. 12, 2015

There are many telling images of Bobby Towns, who died this week, but the one I remember best was when he made an interception that contributed profoundly to Georgia’s 14-7 victory over Kentucky in 1959, one of those hard fought games which could easily have wound up in the loss column. Had that happened, the […] - Full Story

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MONTEZUMA | As he sat on a soccer ball watching his high school defensive coordinator coach the Macon County soccer team Wednesday afternoon, Roquan Smith already had in his head with full confidence where he would be committing in two days. Which wasn’t the case on Feb. 4. “As soon as I can get it […] - Full Story

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Feb. 7, 2015

Tracy Rocker, the Georgia position coach who just might have benefited the most from the Bulldogs’ recruiting class on Wednesday, sounded like a man who can’t wait to see how his new defensive linemen can impact his group. He even seemed to circle a month on the calendar. “In this league, in November it’s won […] - Full Story

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Feb. 4, 2015

Georgia fans who aren’t night owls woke up to the kind of news they didn’t want to hear on national signing day when football programs restock with talent. By the dinner hour Wednesday, they had reason to feel much better. After losing out late Tuesday night on playmaking receiver Darius Slayton, Georgia secured five-star receiver […] - Full Story

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Pat Allen was a big signing day get for Georgia, but the offensive lineman from Reisterstown, Md., said he actually gave Bulldogs coach Mark Richt the word he was going to be a Bulldog about two weeks ago. Allen had decommitted from Georgia after position coach Will Friend left for Colorado State, but he returned […] - Full Story

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The twists and turns of national signing day started before midnight for Georgia. Late Tuesday night—10:28 p.m. to be exact—one of the Bulldogs’ top commitments jumped the Bulldogs’ commitment list and tweeted that he’s headed for Auburn. “I am happy to say that I have officially committed to the University of Auburn WAR EAGLE!!”” posted […] - Full Story

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Feb. 3, 2015

Just weeks after being hired as Georgia’s defensive coordinator in 2014, Jeremy Pruitt looked ahead to signing day 2015 after the Bulldogs’ recruiting class was secure. “Hopefully this time next year we can kind of move on up the ladder a little bit as far as the type of class we get,” he said. That […] - Full Story

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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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Some of the nation’s highest-rated offensive linemen this recruiting cycle played in high school in Georgia. While the home-state Bulldogs couldn’t land those blue-chippers, they appear to have made inroads down the stretch before Wednesday’s national signing day to secure a group that could be headlined by a couple of prospects from up north. Patrick […] - Full Story

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Feb. 1, 2015

Trenton Thompson — all 6-foot-4 and 313 pounds of him — is hard to miss anywhere he goes. Whether it’s back home in Albany, in the company of other elite high school prospects or when he’s made a visit to the place he plans to call home for his college career. “When I go to […] - Full Story

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