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Apr. 6, 2015

Georgia’s three-player battle for the starting quarterback job looks like it’s turned into a two-horse race. Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta rotated between the first and second team offenses in the second scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning. Jacob Park, the other challenger for the spot, did not get any first team reps for the […] - Full Story

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Apr. 2, 2015

From starter on Georgia’s defensive line two years ago to seldom-used last season, this is a spring of renewal for Chris Mayes to make his move again to get on the field more. “I’m just trying to work back to what made me successful,” the senior out of Griffin said. Mayes started eight games in […] - Full Story

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Apr. 1, 2015

Malkom Parrish is running with the starters at cornerback, but isn’t getting too comfortable. “That’s just the rotation for now,” he said Tuesday. “In my eyes, I really don’t have a starting spot so I’m going to keep working, keep grinding every day to try to get that spot.” There’s an opening in the secondary […] - Full Story

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Georgia returned to the practice field Tuesday after the first spring scrimmage with some changes made on defense. Junior college transfer Chuks Amaechi was working at outside linebacker, where he got plenty of attention from assistant coach Kevin Sherrer. Redshirt freshman Keyon Brown moved from outside linebacker to the defensive line and freshman Natrez Patrick […] - Full Story

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Collin Barber has felt the heat of another punter capable of taking away his job the last couple of seasons. Not so much right now. With Adam Erickson departed, the rising senior Barber doesn’t have someone pushing him this spring at Georgia like coach Mark Richt would like. “When he does it right, it’s been […] - Full Story

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Mar. 30, 2015

Georgia is at the midway portion of its spring football practices. There’s still two more scrimmages (including the April 11 G-Day) to go. Practices won’t wrap up until two weeks from Thursday, but here are five players that seem to be trending upwards. — Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. Injuries left Georgia with just four scholarship […] - Full Story

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Mar. 29, 2015

Working to identify the possible starting quarterback remains a high priority this spring at Georgia but there are other issues, perhaps more pressing, for the offense. Keith Marshall’s hamstring injury left him a spectator Saturday afternoon in Sanford Stadium along with fellow tailback Sony Michel for the first spring scrimmage. The wide receivers are “really […] - Full Story

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Mar. 28, 2015

Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins deciding to bypass entering the NFL draft this year was celebrated by Georgia fans. Rising sophomore Lorenzo Carter, believe it or not, also said he was happy to have them back with the Bulldogs even if it seemingly meant a more crowded path to get on the field at the […] - Full Story

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Mar. 27, 2015

Georgia’s quarterback competition will heat up Saturday with the first spring scrimmage. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald break down how the race is shaping up and our impressions of where the candidates stand in the latest “Bulldog Bytes” podcast. We get extra insight from someone that knows a thing or two […] - Full Story

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Herschel Walker saw Nick Chubb play in person a couple of times last season, but Georgia’s 1982 Heisman Trophy winning running back said he didn’t speak with the Bulldogs 2015 Heisman Trophy candidate before Thursday because he didn’t want “to take him out of his zone,” on gameday. They got a chance to talk with […] - Full Story

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Jay Rome, the fifth-year senior tight end who caught a touchdown pass in the SEC championship game in 2012 as a redshirt freshman, says he’s spending more time with the Georgia playbook now than he has since he first arrived on campus four years ago. The reason? There’s a new system to grasp under first-year […] - Full Story

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Mar. 25, 2015

So much for all that work Brice Ramsey got last year backing up starter Hutson Mason. There’s a new offense, a new offensive coordinator and a quarterback competition playing out at Georgia. “I have playing experience, but it means nothing now,” Ramsey said after practice Tuesday, the Bulldogs’ fourth this spring. “I’m back to square […] - Full Story

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Mar. 24, 2015

Georgia reached the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time since 2011, but the Bulldogs stay was short as eventual Sweet 16 team Michigan State prevailed in Charlotte. On the latest “Bulldog Bytes” podcast, Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald look back at the season just completed and look ahead and […] - Full Story

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Mar. 20, 2015

In the first few days of spring practice, senior Josh Dawson and his counterparts on the defensive line are just trying to get back in the swing of things. “We’re working on footwork, hand placement, just getting the basics down,” Dawson said after Georgia’s second day of spring workouts Thursday. “Trying to knock the rust off […] - Full Story

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Mar. 19, 2015

The main attraction at Georgia’s Pro Day Wednesday was a guy who didn’t do anything but watch his former teammates. Running back Todd Gurley was on hand to support his buddies. “Just to be here to support my boys and talk to scouts and see my agent,” Gurley said. His NFL draft stock seems to […] - Full Story

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Mar. 16, 2015

Georgia’s spring football practices get underway Tuesday with a full-fledged quarterback competition unfolding. It may or may not be decided by the time the 15 workouts wrap up on April 16. “I’m sure we’ll be rotating who’s No. 1 on any given day as far as getting reps with that unit,” said Georgia coach Mark […] - Full Story

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Mar. 15, 2015

No position battle this spring at Georgia will get more attention than the glamour position of quarterback. The most fierce competition could actually be on defense at inside linebacker. The departures of starters Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera, both prolific tacklers, have opened the door for not only their understudies from last season but a […] - Full Story

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Mar. 7, 2015

Paul Oliver is gone. That’s tough to take in, for those of us who knew him as the five-star high school player, the Georgia great or NFL veteran. None of us hurt about it like Fernando Valesco, Marcus Howard and Jarvis Jackson. They came to Athens with Oliver as freshmen in 2003. To keep close […] - Full Story

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Mar. 4, 2015

The offense isn’t being reinvented this spring at Georgia but it won’t be exactly the same old, same old either. That means that even a fourth-year starter on the offensive line and the dean of SEC coaches entering his 15th season are adjusting to the changes on that side of the ball, the biggest being […] - Full Story

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Feb. 27, 2015

There were 11 college football coaches that made at least $4 million annually in 2014. The SEC alone is approaching that number in 2015 after recent raises throughout the conference, including Georgia’s Mark Richt. The latest was Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, who got a boost to $4 million this year, the school announced on Thursday. […] - Full Story

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Feb. 26, 2015

The two starts Hutson Mason had to close the 2013 season just about took away any suspense — if there was even a little — that he would be the guy to succeed Aaron Murray. This time around Georgia’s starting quarterback job again will have a changeover. Brice Ramsey has the most game experience and […] - Full Story

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Feb. 24, 2015

Georgia’s football hype videos are well-received, but they weren’t up for any Oscars the other night. In the latest edition of Bulldog Bytes, Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald talk movies they’ve seen in the last year (hint: not many) and what they saw coming out of the NFL combine (former Bulldog […] - Full Story

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Feb. 23, 2015

Thomas Brown never envisioned himself going into the coaching profession when he arrived at Georgia from Tucker High 11 years ago as a running back. “Heck, no,” Brown said Monday, a week after being hired by Mark Richt to return to coach the position Brown played for the Bulldogs. The long hours in the office […] - Full Story

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Feb. 19, 2015

The neutral site game for the Georgia football team in Atlanta that athletic director Greg McGarity hinted last month was coming is now set. The Bulldogs will open the 2016 season against North Carolina in the Georgia Dome in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Saturday Sept. 3, it was announced Thursday. Kickoff time hasn’t been […] - Full Story

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Feb. 18, 2015

Rob Sale had several ties to members of Georgia’s football staff dating back to their days at Alabama when he was hired as the Bulldogs’ offensive line coach last month. The relationships formed with defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer and strength coach Mark Hocke may have helped get him to Athens, […] - Full Story

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