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May. 5, 2016

MACON | Georgia football coach Kirby Smart was ready to open the floor Wednesday night to questions at his first UGA Day alumni event in state since being hired when he remembered something important. “Oh, yeah, yeah,” Smart told the crowd at the Walnut Creek Shooting Preserve. “I forgot one thing. No quarterback questions.” The […] - Full Story

MACON | The first two Septembers in Kirby Smart’s time as Georgia’s football coach will bring some high-profile nonconference matchups. His first game is against North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia Dome Sept. 3. The Bulldogs go to Notre Dame for a game on Sept. 9, 2017 and the Irish return […] - Full Story

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May. 4, 2016

Georgia’s wide receiver corps exited the spring seemingly less of a question mark than it was entering. Experienced players Reggie Davis and Isaiah McKenzie worked on the second team offense at G-Day, a sign of the strides made by 6-foot-2 sophomores Jayson Stanley and Michael Chigbu who were with the starting unit along with top […] - Full Story

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May. 3, 2016

The only real developments for Georgia quarterbacks this week is they will be taking spring semester final exams like the rest of students at the university starting on Wednesday. “Our kids are off, they’re getting ready for finals,” coach Kirby Smart said. “When we got through the spring game, they’ve had discretionary periods. They haven’t […] - Full Story

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May. 1, 2016

Kirby Smart and Georgia missed out on the commitment of five-star class of 2016 wide receiver Demetris Robertson at noon Sunday. The Bulldogs didn’t wait long for a replacement to emerge. Trey Blount, a 2017 four-star wideout from Pace Academy, declared his commitment to Georgia on Twitter five hours after Robertson picked Cal. A 6-foot-2, 185-pound […] - Full Story

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Apr. 30, 2016

Georgia’s leading tackler from 2015 is signing as an undrafted free agent. Inside linebacker Jake Ganus confirmed via text that he has an agreement with Minnesota. Defensive linemen Chris Mayes and Josh Dawson are signing with Atlanta as undrafted free agents. Dawson tweeted out the news and Mayes said by phone he picked the Falcons […] - Full Story

John Theus’ family has made the drive to Athens from Jacksonville to watch him during his four seasons as a starter for Georgia. Road trips now will be a lot longer because the offensive tackle went in the NFL draft’s fifth round on Saturday to San Francisco. The 49ers selected Theus with pick No. 145. […] - Full Story

Malcolm Mitchell didn’t put up eye-popping statistics during a college career sidetracked by injuries, most notably a torn ACL, but the wide receiver showed enough as a senior for Georgia when he stayed healthy to think his best may still to be come. The New England Patriots certainly hope that’s the case. They picked Mitchell […] - Full Story

There were 32 cupcakes laid out at Jordan Jenkins’ home representing all the NFL teams that could possibly select him in the NFL draft. His mother, Phyleshia, ordered them from a bakery in nearby Columbus. The destination became known on Friday night when the New York Jets selected the Georgia outside linebacker in the third […] - Full Story

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Apr. 29, 2016

Georgia recognized its 2016 football signees at the G-Day game on April 16. Allen Williams was in Sanford Stadium that day, too. The Appling County offensive lineman was joined by family on the trip to Athens. He’s returning this summer as a preferred walk-on. “He’s locked in and ready to go,” Appling County offensive coordinator […] - Full Story

Georgia’s Kirby Smart and other college football coaches who stashed away proposed plans for satellite camps are putting them into action once again after a ban was rescinded on Thursday. The NCAA Division I Board of Directors reversed a rule passed by the Division I Council that outlawed FBS coaches from holding or working at […] - Full Story

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Apr. 28, 2016

Leonard Floyd’s journey from small town Chauncey, Ga., to the big time of the NFL culminated on Thursday night when Chicago made the Georgia outside linebacker the No. 9 overall draft pick in the first round. Floyd signed to play at Georgia out of Dodge County High in 2012 and then again in 2013 after […] - Full Story

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Apr. 27, 2016

The NFL draft starting Thursday night will provide three days of live programming for the second straight year from Chicago for ESPN and the NFL Network. Former Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell flew to that city recently to film a segment on the “Steve Harvey” show about the children’s book he wrote. It airs Wednesday […] - Full Story

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Apr. 23, 2016

North Carolina named Mitch Trubisky Friday to start at quarterback against Georgia on Sept. 3 in the season opener in the Georgia Dome. Meanwhile, Georgia coach Kirby Smart signaled Thursday that it could be deep into August before the Bulldogs sort out their quarterback pecking order, but he did lay out a timetable of sorts […] - Full Story

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Apr. 22, 2016

Georgia’s 2018 nonconference football slate is nearly complete. Murray State, an FCS program in Kentucky, will come to Sanford Stadium on Sept. 15, 2018, according to a contract signed by both schools in March and obtained in an open records request. The Ohio Valley Conference school will be paid $500,000 for the game. Georgia and […] - Full Story

The late addition of landing Ludacris to perform prior to last Saturday’s G-Day game brought added excitement to Georgia’s spring football game, but Sanford Stadium may have been filled up anyway, Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said. “It probably was overrated with the fans that came,” Smart said Thursday in an interview with SiriusXM Radio. “I […] - Full Story

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Apr. 21, 2016

The tight ends weren’t quite an endangered species in the Georgia offense last season, but they weren’t as big a part of it as many expected given how much its new coordinator relied on the position at his previous stops in the NFL. That may have provided a cautionary tale for talk this spring that […] - Full Story

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Apr. 19, 2016

We’ll take sports equipment you might find on a Georgia football sideline this season, Alex. For $100, what are shoulder pads? Yep. For $300, what is a helmet? Correct. For $500, what is a lacrosse stick? Wait, what? Is this Johns Hopkins or Duke? “I don’t know much about lacrosse,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. […] - Full Story

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Apr. 17, 2016

Keep dreaming Kirby. It appears UGA is now awake. Georgia’s new football coach Kirby Smart envisioned a packed-full Sanford Stadium for the spring game. The fans and the UGA athletic administration helped bring it to life on Saturday. It was outlandish, really, to call for 93,000 people to show up for a scrimmage. Think of […] - Full Story

New Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said in late January that he wanted to see 93,000 fans in Sanford Stadium for G-Day. Clearly, when Kirby speaks, Georgia listens. No doubt excited for the first opportunity to see Smart work between the hedges, the Bulldog Nation put forth an excellent showing at the Bulldogs’ annual G-Day […] - Full Story

G-Day went from a laid-back springtime diversion for Bulldog fans to catch up with their tailgate buddies to a got-to-be-there pack-the-place happening on Saturday. It had star power off the field in rap star Ludacris and on it in freshman early enrollee quarterback Jacob Eason who didn’t disappoint by completing his first four passes and […] - Full Story

When Vince Dooley presided over his first G-Day game in 1964, Lyndon Johnson was President, The Beatles held the top five spots in the Billboard Top 40 singles chart and IBM rolled out the System/360, its first mainframe computer. And there were considerably fewer than 93,000 fans in attendance. In fact, there were about 50,000 […] - Full Story

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Apr. 13, 2016

Julian Rochester and Chad Clay seem likely to return to practice Thursday, but Georgia football coach Kirby Smart didn’t offer much beyond that for how the freshmen will be disciplined. Rochester, a defensive lineman, and Clay, a defensive back, were each arrested on two felony charges after police allege they damaged property by shooting a […] - Full Story

The question when Shaquery Wilson signed with Georgia in 2015 was whether he would play wide receiver or in the secondary. On Tuesday, the answer was running back. And that’s where the sophomore could stick for a while. Coaches liked what they saw when the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Wilson played the position some in Saturday’s scrimmage. […] - Full Story

Georgia hit the practice fields at the Club Sports Complex some five hours after a pair of freshmen early enrollees bonded out of jail on felony charges related to using a BB gun on campus. Defensive lineman Julian Rochester and defensive back Chad Clay, charged in the incident, weren’t spotted during the media viewing periods […] - Full Story