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Jul. 29, 2015

Before the sun rises, Greg McGarity is usually already at his office. The Georgia athletic director gets in weekday runs of about 30 minutes, showers and prepares for the day ahead at the Butts-Mehre building without having much of a morning meal. “A breakfast of Diet Coke,” he said. “Sometimes I’ll sneak a packet of […] - Full Story

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It was a chilly last December between Georgia’s football office and the athletic administration. At least that was widely perceived in the fallout of a loss to Georgia Tech when the Bulldogs couldn’t hold onto a lead late in regulation and fell in overtime. Georgia stood at 9-3 and watched Missouri play for the SEC […] - Full Story

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Jul. 27, 2015

Before the grind of preseason football practices start in a week for Georgia, the Bulldog coaches and their families got a chance to savor some downtime during a long weekend at Lake Oconee Thursday night to Sunday that included a spaghetti dinner. “It’s sort of the last little time with the wives and the children […] - Full Story

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Jul. 26, 2015

The news of Rabun County athlete Charlie Woerner’s commitment last week provides Georgia momentum and a clear path to achieving something the program has never done: sign nine of the top ten players in the state. With four of the top ten already committed, Georgia will concentrate on these five targets from the Peach State […] - Full Story

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Jul. 23, 2015

Stop Greg Pyke if you have heard this before about Georgia’s offseason work. It’s the best under first-year football director of strength and conditioning Mark Hocke. Sounds similar to what players seem to say every year about this time. “No, but honestly I think it is, for sure,” said Pyke, the Bulldog starting right guard, […] - Full Story

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Jul. 20, 2015

A pair of newcomers showed playmaking ability at inside linebacker this spring. The position already had holdover backups now vying for starting jobs. All of which makes the name Leonard Floyd listed as a possible first-teamer at both inside and outside linebacker one of the storylines to watch when Georgia opens preseason practice in two […] - Full Story

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Jul. 19, 2015

Georgia’s Dawg Night turned out to be supersized. The recruiting event had four 5-star prospects and six of the top 35 overall prospects in the country, which means 2015 Dawg Night is probably the most star-studded in the event’s history. That was the good. The bad? But over 1,000 high school prospects showed during the […] - Full Story

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So many people. That was the initial, obvious thought as at least 700 people crowded the practice fields Saturday evening for Georgia’s Dawg Night recruiting camp. This has become the Bulldogs premier sales pitch event (replacing December’s season-end GALA), a night in July that, since it’s inception in 2006, has grown larger and larger each […] - Full Story

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Jul. 17, 2015

Georgia may have questions about its quarterback position, but the Bulldogs offense was represented by four players on the preseason All-Southeastern Conference football team released Friday as voted on by the media. Sophomore running back Nick Chubb and senior offensive tackle John Theus were selected to the first team, junior offensive guard Greg Pyke landed […] - Full Story

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Jul. 6, 2015

EATONTON | The mentor-protege dynamic that guided Georgia’s offense for 14 seasons has gone away. The Mark Richt-Mike Bobo combo ended when Bobo left for Colorado State, bringing about change in offensive leadership for the first time since 2001. Enter Brian Schottenheimer, a long-time NFL coordinator who previously spent six years with the Jets and […] - Full Story

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Jun. 16, 2015

Opening the college football season with a marquee top 20 matchup provides plenty of motivation to get through sweltering summer workouts. Starting with Louisiana-Monroe? That doesn’t quite register as much on the excitement meter for Georgia like getting a shot at a ranked Clemson team each of the past two years, but the Bulldogs aren’t […] - Full Story

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Jun. 14, 2015

A busy week on the recruiting front just wrapped up as Georgia handed out plenty of offers, landed a commitment and hosted its annual 7-on-7 camps. Here are five things you should know about this past week in recruiting. Bulldogs get their qB… for 2017 Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer targeted 2017 quarterback Bailey Hockman and […] - Full Story

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Jun. 8, 2015

To the victors go the spoils, especially when you are Georgia Tech and coming off the first football victory against in-state rival Georgia since 2008. That means rings that Yellow Jacket players are proudly wearing this offseason include not only that they are Orange Bowl champions and won the ACC Coastal Division but declare they […] - Full Story

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Jun. 7, 2015

Attention starting quarterback candidates at Georgia. Head coach Mark Richt has an important quality he wants to see in the guy that will be picked to be the man: Secure that ball. Richt mentioned it again and again last week at a media event in Macon. “I’m not looking for somebody to be a hero,” […] - Full Story

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Jun. 2, 2015

MACON | Georgia’s latest batch of incoming freshmen arrived on campus Monday. They will hit summer workouts with the returning players. “There’s been years we’ve kept them separate from the upperclassmen like in the first summer session,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said Tuesday at the Peach State Pigskin Preview. “This year we’ve decided just to integrate […] - Full Story

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MACON | The biggest storyline this spring and summer for Georgia traveled with Mark Richt to the annual Peach State Pigskin Preview Tuesday. The team’s quarterback situation, the Bulldogs head coach confirmed, could still have another candidate join the mix. Four days after the Athens Banner-Herald reported that Georgia received permission to contact Virginia graduate transfer […] - Full Story

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May. 30, 2015

A little more than a half hour after coveted McEachern defensive tackle Julian Rochester posted on his Twitter page Thursday night that he committed to Georgia, Mark Richt tweeted his own not-so-subtle expression of glee about the get with a tweet that included this hashtag: #homeGrown. The Bulldogs coaching staff is hauling in recruits with […] - Full Story

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May. 27, 2015

DESTIN, Fla. | Big increases in coaching salaries and the addition of more off-field support staff has spending on Georgia’s football program rising significantly for the new fiscal year that starts in July. Georgia’s budget for football will increase 35.66 percent from $17,275,044 to $23,434,888, according to figures presented to the UGA Athletic Association board […] - Full Story

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May. 26, 2015

DESTIN, Fla. | When Georgia begins putting up its indoor practice facility after this coming season, it will be the last of 14 SEC schools to have such a building for use by its football program. “It’s going to be, I think it will be, the best in America,” coach Mark Richt said Tuesday at […] - Full Story

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DESTIN, Fla. | Some 90 miles away from Alabama’s campus and about 70 miles from Auburn’s, football coaches next week from Michigan will be on hand at Prattville High School in the state to serve as guest coaches. Southeastern Conference coaches would like the rest of the power five conferences to join them in opposing […] - Full Story

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Mark Richt made the rounds of UGA Day events this spring spreading the good news about the Bulldogs’ injury list. By June, the Georgia football coach said again this week in Macon all players are expected to be able to take part in offseason workouts. Now keeping them on the practice and game fields is […] - Full Story

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The last Southeastern Conference spring meetings that retiring commissioner Mike Slive will preside over will be held this week at the beachfront Sandestin Hilton resort in the Florida Panhandle. University presidents and chancellors, athletic directors and coaches will discuss and vote on conference and national legislation as they grapple with implementing increased autonomy for the […] - Full Story

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The Georgia men’s basketball team can boast something that only 12 other programs nationally can. It made the NCAA tournament and was in the top 10 percent in the sport in the latest Academic Progress Rate report. Coach Mark Fox shrugged off his team being recognized by the NCAA for the work in the classroom […] - Full Story

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May. 21, 2015

The intersection of recruiting, social media and NCAA rules resulted in Georgia reporting two secondary violations since April, including one involving the football program. Football recruits “were provided pictures which were taken during a campus visit via social media,” on Feb. 21 according to a summary of the violation described in information obtained by an […] - Full Story

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND | Finally, the timetable and location for Georgia’s indoor athletic facility is confirmed public knowledge. A long-time figment of speculation and debate, athletics director Greg McGarity announced at Thursday’s athletic board of directors meeting the building will be adjacent to Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall, parallel to Rutherford Street. Construction could begin as early […] - Full Story

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