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Sep. 30, 2016

Tennessee looked the part of the Southeastern Conference East favorite when it stormed back to beat Florida in Neyland Stadium last Saturday. Georgia had already left Oxford chastened after getting walloped by Ole Miss and not looking anything like a division contender. “We’re a football team on the brink,” Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said this […] - Full Story

SHOW A SUSTAINED EFFORT Tennessee has overcome double-digit deficits against Appalachian State (13-3), Virginia Tech (14-0) and Florida (21-0) to pull out wins. Georgia blew a 24-3 lead in Neyland Stadium last season and lost 38-31. The Bulldogs showed grit to come back from second-half deficits in its first three games, but couldn’t answer a […] - Full Story

OFFENSE EDGE: TENNESSEE Nick Chubb’s status — which was looking closer to doubtful by midweek — gives a slight edge here to the Volunteers. The Bulldogs have put up more total yards — 413.0 to 387.88 — but Tennessee is scoring more than a touchdown a game more — 32.8 to 25.3. Running backs Sony […] - Full Story

A week after Jacob Eason helped carry the Georgia to a road win by passing for 308 yards and three touchdowns at Missouri, he had a come-back-to-Earth game at Ole Miss with a pick six and going 16 of 36 for 137 yards. Tennessee could offer a chance to again make big plays in the […] - Full Story

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Sep. 29, 2016

Georgia coach Kirby Smart on Thursday night once again addressed star running back Nick Chubb’s status as he tries to return from a sprained left ankle. “Nick’s doing all he can to make sure he can play in this game,” Smart said on his weekly radio show about Saturday’s game against Tennessee when talking about […] - Full Story

At Texas A&M, they gave Verne Lundquist a pair of cowboy boots and a 12th man jersey. Florida presented him a framed photo of a Gator, a helmet and a Steve Spurrier personalized signed  football. Ole Miss showed a video of school legend Archie Manning presenting Lundquist a depiction of a famed campus building with […] - Full Story

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Sep. 28, 2016

Tennessee coach Butch Jones on Wednesday said his team is preparing as if Nick Chubb will play Saturday in Sanford Stadium. Georgia coach Kirby Smart sounded less sure when asked about the running back returning this week from a sprained left ankle. Hours later, Chubb wasn’t seen on the practice field during the media viewing […] - Full Story

Quentin Moses has watched Georgia’s pass rushers this season with more than a passing interest. Moses rang up 25 sacks as a Bulldog defensive end from 2003-06, good for seventh on the school’s all-time list. “It’s almost like an art getting to the quarterback and actually finishing,” said Moses, a former Cedar Shoals High standout. […] - Full Story

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Sep. 27, 2016

The jokes on social media were just too easy after the woes that Georgia’s kickers have had this season trying to put a ball through the uprights. If Georgia basketball forward Yante Maten can boot a 44-yard field goal, get him out there on the football team was the sentiment. Maten kicked one through from […] - Full Story

 Georgia running back Nick Chubb’s status for Saturday’s game against Tennessee continues to be up in the air. Chubb’s left ankle injury kept the star junior out of sight Tuesday during the media viewing period for the second straight day and coach Kirby Smart said that’s because he was undergoing rehab for the injury. “Then he comes […] - Full Story

In the one time Mel Tucker was permitted to speak to the media since his hire in January, the Georgia defensive coordinator in early August laid out some of what he was looking for when asked about the philosophy he will bring to the position. It didn’t deviate from what most would desire: stop the […] - Full Story

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Sep. 26, 2016

Aaron Davis insists he views Saturday’s 45-14 Georgia debacle at Ole Miss the same way he does results every week: “A win is a win, a loss is a loss.” Even, the Bulldogs junior safety was asked Monday, in a game where the Bulldogs were down 45-0 against Ole Miss in the third quarter? “To […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart hasn’t said exactly how long Jonathan Ledbetter’s suspension will go. That means each week the Georgia football coach is asked if the sophomore defensive lineman will play in that Saturday’s game. Once again, the answer this time for Tennessee is no. Ledbetter was twice arrested in the offseason on alcohol-related charges. A DUI […] - Full Story

Georgia has another road SEC night game coming next week. The Bulldogs game at South Carolina Oct. 8 is set for 7:30 p.m. on the SEC Network, according to an announcement by the league on Monday. Georgia (3-1, 1-1 SEC) is ranked No. 25 this week after a 45-14 loss at Ole Miss. South Carolina […] - Full Story

Tennessee coach Butch Jones was still upset last month about how defensive tackle Shy Tuttle was injured last October against Georgia, but the Bulldogs’ player involved in the play didn’t want to talk about it on Monday. “I’m going to focus on the 2016 game,” starting center Brandon Kublanow said. Tuttle sustained a broken left […] - Full Story

Georgia star running back Nick Chubb’s status for Saturday’s home game against Tennessee due to a sprained left ankle is uncertain, coach Kirby Smart said Monday. “He’s going to continue to rehab really hard,” Smart said. “We’re obviously hopeful he’ll be able to do something, but we won’t know more until later in the week.” […] - Full Story

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Sep. 25, 2016

It’s the type of thrashing that Georgia players surely will want to flush quickly from their memory banks, with or without the 24-hour rule those around the program cite about how long they are supposed to think about the last game — win or lose — before moving on to the next opponent. There’s no […] - Full Story

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Sep. 24, 2016

Georgia turned to Rodrigo Blankenship in hope of better results Saturday on field goals. The result: he was wide right from 36 yards out on his only attempt in the second quarter. “Kickers always say the only good miss is high right,” the redshirt freshman walk-on from Sprayberry said. “That means you kind of left […] - Full Story

Two of Georgia’s top offensive linemen both left the game shaken up with injury with 4:14 left in the second quarter. With right tackle Greg Pyke and left guard Isaiah Wynn exiting, Dyshon Sims stepped in for Pyke and Kendall Baker was inserted for Wynn. “I thought the guys that came in did a great […] - Full Story

OXFORD, MISS. | Chad Kelly only had two more completions Saturday than Jacob Eason, but the Ole Miss quarterback made the most of them. He averaged 15.7 yards per completion during the 45-14 Ole Miss win, connecting on 75 percent of his passes on a day he made the Bulldogs pay with big plays in […] - Full Story

OXFORD, Miss. | Georgia star running back Nick Chubb only played one offensive snap last season against Tennessee. Now, a left ankle injury he sustained Saturday in Georgia’s 45-14 loss at Ole Miss will be worth watching to see how it may affect him as the Volunteers come to Athens next weekend. Chubb left the game […] - Full Story

  OXFORD, Miss. | Call it the midday meltdown in Mississippi. On a late September Saturday when temperatures hit the 90s, just about everything that could go wrong did for Georgia’s football team did at Ole Miss. The No. 12 Bulldogs trailed 31-0 at the half to the No. 23 Rebels and 45-0 before the […] - Full Story

OXFORD, Miss. | Good morning from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for a rise and shine kickoff between Georgia and Ole Miss. It’s the second straight road game. The Bulldogs returned to Athens from Missouri at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, coach Kirby Smart said. “It’s a tougher turnaround because you’re a little bit behind starting out on Monday, Tuesday […] - Full Story

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Sep. 23, 2016

The plan was for Chuks Amaechi and Lorenzo Carter to hear but not see what turned out to be Georgia’s latest example of its early season ability to pull out tight games. The Bulldog outside linebackers turned to face the crowd last Saturday at Missouri with their backs to the field at a crucial fourth-and-10 […] - Full Story