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May. 13, 2016

Kirby Smart was apologetic when asked by a fan last week in Macon to assess the ability of Georgia’s fullbacks to help protect the quarterback. “I’m not a big fullback guy, sorry,” the first-year Bulldogs head coach said at an alumni event. “I’m one with the philosophy of I love the hard-nosed fullback but the […] - Full Story

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May. 12, 2016

JEFFERSON | Eleven days after he announced a commitment to California at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Demetris Robertson says he is still hearing from Georgia. The Bulldogs were hoping to land the nation’s No. 1 rated 2016 wide receiver from Savannah Christian. Since his verbal pledge isn’t binding, Georgia is still […] - Full Story

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May. 11, 2016

There will be no “Countdown” this summer in Athens. The “Countdown to Kickoff” charity fan event held the past 10 years won’t be held but could return as early as next year. Logistical issues with construction for the indoor practice facility around the Butts-Mehre building contributed, according to former Georgia offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb. The […] - Full Story

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May. 10, 2016

Nate McBride was unaware an NCAA rule recently changed that allowed college football coaches to send unlimited text messages to recruits. The Vidalia High School inside linebacker already has felt the effect on his iPhone. “I’ve been getting texts so I guess that’s what that is,” said McBride, rated the No. 68 overall prospect for […] - Full Story

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May. 9, 2016

Davin Bellamy and Leonard Floyd were pretty competitive as Georgia teammates. Whether it was playing the NBA2K video game or even who would win a race to get to the front passenger seat to ride shotgun. “If we end up getting there at the same time, it would be a big fight,” Bellamy said. Floyd […] - Full Story

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May. 6, 2016

Alabama football coach Nick Saban wins a lot. Games, national championships and more than his share of recruiting battles, but not all of them. That includes some going head-to-head with new Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who spent 11 seasons coaching under Saban including the last nine at Alabama where he was defensive coordinator for eight […] - Full Story

Now that Georgia’s Kirby Smart and other college football coaches have decided to join in a growing satellite camp circuit, determining where go is just part of what they’re grappling with since the NCAA’s decision last week to again allow coaches to go off campus to work with prospects. There’s also which assistant coaches will […] - Full Story

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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