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Jan. 18, 2016

Football has taken the Theus brothers from The Bolles School in Jacksonville to starting jobs at Georgia and now, they hope, the next step will be playing in the NFL. John Theus, an offensive tackle who arrived at Georgia as a heralded five-star recruit, is considered to possibly go in the second day of the […] - Full Story

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Jan. 17, 2016

A security guard stood purposefully in the aisle behind one of the baskets in Stegeman Coliseum Saturday. Sitting in the first three seats closest to her were new Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart who had former boxing champion Evander Holyfield on one side and five-star linebacker recruit Lyndell “Mack” Wilson from Montgomery, Ala., on […] - Full Story

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Jan. 15, 2016

There is always plenty of work to do for any first-year college football head coach. Some have more to do than others after rolling up their sleeves like the 18 taking over FBS programs coming off losing seasons. The bar is higher at Georgia, which is why Kirby Smart now has the job. Every other […] - Full Story

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Jan. 14, 2016

There they go. Georgia’s football coaches, all together for the first time this week, are spread out to spread the word about Kirby Smart’s Bulldog program. The recruiting dead period is over. A contact period began on Thursday that runs through Jan. 30. Coaches were to be in place on Wednesday night to see top […] - Full Story

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Jan. 13, 2016

Some of Georgia’s new assistant coaches posed for head shot photos Wednesday morning in the Butts-Mehre building. Their exact roles on the coaching staff are also coming into better focus. Defensive coordinator  Mel Tucker will coach the defensive backs like did at Alabama and in the NFL. Former Alabama staffer Glenn Schumann will work primarily […] - Full Story

There is work being done outside the office of new Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart. Construction workers were on a crane Wednesday morning as the Nalley multi-purpose room was being dismantled to make way for construction on the much anticipated $30.2 million indoor practice facility. That won’t be completed until 2017 so Smart’s first […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart plans to put his own imprint on Georgia football. The head coach, two days removed from wrapping up his national championship run with Alabama, is now completely hands on with his program. It’s one coming off a 10-3 season so it’s not a typical rebuild for a new hire after 15 years under […] - Full Story

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Jan. 12, 2016

Closing the season on a five-game winning streak and finishing 10-3 wasn’t enough for Georgia to land in the top 25 in the final Associated Press media poll of the season released Tuesday. The coaches who vote in the Amway poll saw it differently, slotting the Bulldogs No. 24 in their final rankings. That’s a […] - Full Story

The plane carrying Kirby Smart touched down at Athens-Ben Epps Airport at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday after arriving from Scottsdale, Ariz. Smart’s 3-year old son Andrew waved at the jet carrying his father as it made its way to the small terminal. He was held in his arms by Kirby’s father Sonny outside. Kirby’s wife, Mary […] - Full Story

Mel Tucker is on his way to Athens as Georgia’s defensive coordinator. The now former Alabama defensive backs coach and three-time NFL defensive coordinator had a big smile on his face Tuesday morning wearing a black Georgia polo shirt on a plane en route to Georgia from Arizona where Alabama won the national title late […] - Full Story

Safety Johnathan Abram, who left the Georgia football team during bowl practices, will transfer to a junior college. That’s according to a tweet Monday night from Demetric D. Warren of Varsitypreps.com, who is based in Mississippi where Abram played at East Marion High School. The report said that Abram will transfer to Jones County Junior […] - Full Story

Bryan McClendon took on the extra duties of being Georgia’s interim head coach for its bowl game. He was paid an additional $42,500 for those four-plus weeks in that role, according to information obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald and OnlineAthens.com in an open records request. That’s on top of the $32,500 he was due as […] - Full Story

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Jan. 11, 2016

Georgia’s football support staff under new head coach Kirby Smart is taking shape before he finishes out his time Monday night as Alabama defensive coordinator. Among the new hires are quality control assistants Will Windham, Blaine Miller and Patrick Doherty. Former Georgia offensive lineman Jonas Jennings becomes director of player development, a role held the […] - Full Story

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Jan. 8, 2016

Georgia’s football recruiting class added a four-star wide receiver on Thursday night. The Bulldogs won’t have to wait long before he joins the program Cavin Ridley from Deerfield Beach High School in Florida, younger brother of Alabama star receiver Calvin Ridley, is enrolling early at UGA, he posted on his Twitter account. Classes begin for […] - Full Story

Former University of Georgia defensive back Scott Woerner, the cornerstone of the 1980 national championship team defensive unit, has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame according to an announcement Friday by the National Football Foundation (NFF). Woerner becomes the 13th former Georgia played elected to the Hall of Fame. The Bulldogs also have four former coaches […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart has completed his staff by adding another Alabama defensive mind to coach Georgia in 2016. Crimson Tide defensive backs assistant Mel Tucker will become the Bulldogs defensive coordinator, according to a report by Fox Sports. Tucker, in his first season at Alabama, will coach Monday’s national championship game with Smart against Clemson in Glendale, […] - Full Story

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Jan. 6, 2016

Georgia will have a new head strength and conditioning coach under Kirby Smart. Marshall’s Scott Sinclair will fill that position, according to FootballScoop.com. He would be joined by former UCF strength coach Ed Ellis. Sinclair will give the Bulldogs their third different person in that role in three years Mark Hocke replaced Joe Tereskinski last […] - Full Story

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Jan. 5, 2016

Kirby Smart’s Georgia football staff will include a special teams coordinator. Shane Beamer, who spent the past five seasons coaching under his father Frank at Virginia Tech, will serve in that role for the Bulldogs while also coaching tight ends. Georgia announced his hire Tuesday. Beamer established a name for himself as a coach before […] - Full Story

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Jan. 4, 2016

Georgia wasn’t a school that Lyndell Wilson was considering until someone that he had known since his freshman season of high school football became its head coach. Kirby Smart has Georgia in the running to land the five-star linebacker from Carver High in Montgomery, Ala. “Me and coach Smart, we have a great relationship,” Wilson […] - Full Story

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Jan. 3, 2016

Georgia announced three additions to football coach Kirby Smart’s staff Sunday night. Dell McGee will coach running backs, James Coley wide receivers and Marshall Malchow will lead the recruiting department. McGee is a name most Bulldogs fans already know after serving as interim coach for Georgia Southern’s December bowl victory over Bowling Green. McGee also […] - Full Story

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Members of the Redcoat Band waved at the buses carrying Georgia football players as they rolled past late Saturday afternoon outside EverBank Field heading into an offseason of change. Of course, those players experienced plenty of it in the last month already, but Georgia will have not only a new head coach […] - Full Story

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Kirby Smart’s quick trip to Jacksonville wasn’t just about making an appearance at Georgia’s bowl game Saturday. The new Bulldogs head football coach worked on assembling his coaching staff. That included interviewing Shane Beamer, according to sources. Beamer, who spent the past five seasons at Virginia Tech, met with Smart at the […] - Full Story

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Jan. 2, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | In some ways the scenes Saturday were just like after any other Georgia bowl victory. Senior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell posed for cell phone photos with fans who waited more than an hour after the game before he boarded the team bus. Mitchell had a team-high five catches for 114 yards and […] - Full Story

Offense: C Brian Schottenheimer left, but the offense still struggled. Greyson Lambert looked like the 2015 version, where he made one nice throw in a forgettable performance. Penn State’s defensive line got better as the game went on and wore out the Georgia offensive line. Malcolm Mitchell ended his career with a 114-yard performance and […] - Full Story