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Aug. 28, 2016

At the age of 15, Kirby Smart wasn’t quite old enough to have a driver’s license the first time he attended a game in Sanford Stadium. Now he has been handed the keys to Georgia’s football program. It’s a long way from that home game against Clemson on Oct. 5, 1991 when Smart caught a […] - Full Story

On one of the many hot practice days this month for the Georgia football team, Greg Pyke, Georgia’s fifth-year senior offensive tackle, told Kirby Smart about knowing a good way to cool down. “I jokingly asked him, ‘Coach, when are we going to go to the Ramsey?” “That ain’t going to happen anymore,” Smart told […] - Full Story

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Aug. 27, 2016

Georgia appears to have narrowed its quarterback race down to two. Freshman Jacob Eason continues to work as the No. 1 quarterback. During the media viewing period at Friday’s practice, Eason was followed by fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert. Junior Brice Ramsey was on the side and did not get work as the other two quarterbacks went in […] - Full Story

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Aug. 26, 2016

The annual neutral site game in Jacksonville is baked into Georgia’s football schedule to play rival Florida. Opening a season in Atlanta in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game could continue every four or five years for the Bulldogs after the Sept. 3 game in the Georgia Dome against North Carolina. “We’re talking about future years and […] - Full Story

Nick Chubb went through four or five different knee braces as he worked his way back from the gruseome injury that ended his 2015 season. That is until he finally went without one for the first time earlier this week. “Every step is important,” the Georgia star running back said. “Each new one was a […] - Full Story

Coming to a final decision on its punter for the Sept. 3 season opener may not be as much of an issue for Georgia as containing the guy returning punts for North Carolina. Freshman Marshall Long–if he indeed holds on to the punting job–will be welcomed to college football by having Ryan Switzer back for […] - Full Story

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Aug. 25, 2016

Late August has turned into quarterback watching season at Georgia’s practices. The media viewing time was reduced to two periods on Thursday instead of three. Freshman Jacob Eason went first in both periods. Make of that what you want on what it means for the starting job because they came before team periods later. Greyson […] - Full Story

Six Georgia players were named Thursday to the coaches’ preseason All-SEC team. Running back Nick Chubb and offensive lineman Greg Pyke were first-team selections just like they were in the preseason All-SEC media voting done last month. Chubb, who has rushed for 2,294 yards and 21 touchdowns at Georgia, is poised to play in the opener Sept. […] - Full Story

Georgia’s quarterback situation remains status quo. At least that’s what coach Kirby Smart said after Wednesday’s practice. Senior Greyson Lambert, freshman Jacob Eason and junior Brice Ramsey are still competing for the starting job, according to Smart. “We’re going to eventually narrow it down to two,” Smart said. “We haven’t done that yet. Don’t have […] - Full Story

Freshman defensive tackle Julian Rochester has worked himself in position to be in the rotation at the position. He’s drawn praise from teammates and last week coach Kirby Smart said “we’re getting Julian ready to play.” Smart still hasn’t come out and said definitively that Rochester will be able to play in the opener Sept. […] - Full Story

A week and a half before Georgia opens its season, Kirby Smart has his game face on. OK, the coach shows the type of intensity he displayed in practice Wednesday even when there’s not a game 10 days away. “Get to the cone! Get to the cone!” he yelled during a pursuit drill. A moment […] - Full Story

According to coach Kirby Smart, Georgia entered this week having dealt with weather (rain or lightning) for 16 of the first 19 practices of camp. Clouds forming in the sky is irritating to Smart while Georgia’s indoor practice facility is being constructed. “If you want to know my frustration level, it’s out of this roof for […] - Full Story

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Aug. 23, 2016

Kirby Smart offered a surprising approach when he hired Dell McGee as Georgia’s running backs coach. “The worst thing you can do is coach those guys,” Smart said to the Touchdown Club of Athens Monday. “If they run the ball good, let them run the ball. Let them be who they are.” More importantly, according […] - Full Story

Read the tea leaves on Georgia’s quarterback situation at your own peril based on the three media viewing periods allotted on Tuesday. The order in run polish went like this for most of the time with quarterbacks working with tailbacks: freshman Jacob Eason, senior Greyson Lambert and junior Brice Ramsey, although Ramsey and Lambert flipped […] - Full Story

Two days after Georgia held its final preseason scrimmage, Kirby Smart made his first public comments on the much-watched quarterback race. “We’re not ready to name a starter,” Smart said in an interview with 960 The Ref’s David Johnston Monday evening before Smart spoke to the Touchdown Club of Athens at Athens Country Club. “But […] - Full Story

Elijah Holyfield, the Georgia freshman running back who has drawn praise from teammates and coach Kirby Smart this preseason, is dealing with a sprained ankle injury. “Praying for a speedy recovery,” his father, former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield tweeted Monday afternoon with a picture of his son in a Georgia uniform. Smart said Monday […] - Full Story

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Aug. 20, 2016

Georgia’s second and final preseason scrimmage was in the books after a rainy Saturday afternoon in Sanford Stadium, With two weeks to go before opening the season in the Georgia Dome against North Carolina and two days off before the team practices again Tuesday, the quarterback decision looms even larger for the Bulldogs’ coaching staff. […] - Full Story

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Aug. 18, 2016

After playing supporting roles last season on the Georgia defense, outside linebacker Davin Bellamy and defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle are now part of a Bulldogs’ front seven that will have a drastically different look in personnel this season. Georgia lost six starters from its defensive line and linebacking corps: nose guard Chris Mayes, defensive end […] - Full Story

Georgia’s wide receiver corps has plenty of potential but not many proven players. The No. 1 target from last season, now NFL rookie Malcolm Mitchell, accounted for nearly half of Georgia’s receptions by wide receivers–46.4 percent. The top returner at the position, sophomore Terry Godwin, drew criticism from coach Kirby Smart this week. The leading […] - Full Story

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Aug. 17, 2016

Nathan Peterman thought so highly of Jim Chaney that he followed the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to two different college football programs. Peterman signed to play for Chaney at Tennessee in 2012 out of Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns, Fla. After Chaney was hired at Arkansas, Peterman started games for the Volunteers […] - Full Story

Speaking 17 days before Georgia’s season-opener, Nick Chubb Wednesday still wasn’t making any predictions about whether he’ll be ready to play Sept. 3 against North Carolina. Barring a setback, the odds certainly seem to favor the star running back after he came through getting tackled in last Saturday’s scrimmage for the first time since his […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart said it’s “not a major change,” but considering it involves Georgia’s quarterbacks, any change will get attention. The change, the Bulldogs’ coach said in an interview Wednesday morning on 680 AM, is that each of the candidates to start at quarterback–Greyson Lambert, Brice Ramsey and Jacob Eason–aren’t being rotated as much with each […] - Full Story

The coin toss before Georgia and North Carolina play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Sept. 3 was set to involve former Bulldog coach Vince Dooley and former Tar Heels coach Bill Dooley. Now, the 45th anniversary of the brothers’ coaching meeting in the Gator Bowl will be a time to remember Bill Dooley, who died […] - Full Story

Georgia’s Tuesday afternoon practice was interrupted for 16 minutes after a lightning strike was seen in the distance. The media was out there for a short time before the delay and then again to finish out its viewing period after as rain fell. Turns out that safety Quincy Mauger’s left foot injury may be a […] - Full Story