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Feb. 13, 2015

  Former Georgia offensive lineman Jonas Jennings, who played eight seasons in the NFL, is back with the program in an off-field role. Jennings was hired to the newly created position of player relations coordinator for offense. Jennings, a third round draft pick by Buffalo in 2001, was a second-team All-SEC selection as a senior. […] - Full Story

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The Georgia football team is losing another assistant from its offensive staff. Wide receivers coach Tony Ball confirmed to the Athens Banner-Herald via text Friday morning he will join LSU’s staff to coach the same position. The school made it official later in the day. Ball joins former offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and former offensive […] - Full Story

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Macon County linebacker Roquan Smith’s final answer for his college choice is Georgia. After announcing on Feb. 4 that he was heading to UCLA, Smith never sent in a letter of intent, but revealed on his Instagram account on Friday morning that he had picked Georgia. He did not sign a letter of intent, but […] - Full Story

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Feb. 12, 2015

There are many telling images of Bobby Towns, who died this week, but the one I remember best was when he made an interception that contributed profoundly to Georgia’s 14-7 victory over Kentucky in 1959, one of those hard fought games which could easily have wound up in the loss column. Had that happened, the […] - Full Story

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MONTEZUMA | As he sat on a soccer ball watching his high school defensive coordinator coach the Macon County soccer team Wednesday afternoon, Roquan Smith already had in his head with full confidence where he would be committing in two days. Which wasn’t the case on Feb. 4. “As soon as I can get it […] - Full Story

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Feb. 7, 2015

Tracy Rocker, the Georgia position coach who just might have benefited the most from the Bulldogs’ recruiting class on Wednesday, sounded like a man who can’t wait to see how his new defensive linemen can impact his group. He even seemed to circle a month on the calendar. “In this league, in November it’s won […] - Full Story

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Feb. 4, 2015

Georgia fans who aren’t night owls woke up to the kind of news they didn’t want to hear on national signing day when football programs restock with talent. By the dinner hour Wednesday, they had reason to feel much better. After losing out late Tuesday night on playmaking receiver Darius Slayton, Georgia secured five-star receiver […] - Full Story

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Pat Allen was a big signing day get for Georgia, but the offensive lineman from Reisterstown, Md., said he actually gave Bulldogs coach Mark Richt the word he was going to be a Bulldog about two weeks ago. Allen had decommitted from Georgia after position coach Will Friend left for Colorado State, but he returned […] - Full Story

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The twists and turns of national signing day started before midnight for Georgia. Late Tuesday night—10:28 p.m. to be exact—one of the Bulldogs’ top commitments jumped the Bulldogs’ commitment list and tweeted that he’s headed for Auburn. “I am happy to say that I have officially committed to the University of Auburn WAR EAGLE!!”” posted […] - Full Story

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Feb. 3, 2015

Just weeks after being hired as Georgia’s defensive coordinator in 2014, Jeremy Pruitt looked ahead to signing day 2015 after the Bulldogs’ recruiting class was secure. “Hopefully this time next year we can kind of move on up the ladder a little bit as far as the type of class we get,” he said. That […] - Full Story

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Georgia has shuffled some titles with its football support staff. Recently hired Todd Hartley becomes director of recruiting. The former Marshall assistant and Bulldogs graduate assistant was hired at UGA in January. Sam Petitto moves into the director of player personnel position that Hartley briefly held after Ronnie Letson left to become an on-field assistant […] - Full Story

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Feb. 2, 2015

It should be an interesting next 48 hours in Bulldog Nation. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banneer-Herald dive into the recruiting madness with Georgia heading into national signing day. For that, we turn to Rusty Mansell of 247Sports to give us the lowdown with commitments, decommitments and flips. (Note: We recorded this […] - Full Story

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Some of the nation’s highest-rated offensive linemen this recruiting cycle played in high school in Georgia. While the home-state Bulldogs couldn’t land those blue-chippers, they appear to have made inroads down the stretch before Wednesday’s national signing day to secure a group that could be headlined by a couple of prospects from up north. Patrick […] - Full Story

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Feb. 1, 2015

Trenton Thompson — all 6-foot-4 and 313 pounds of him — is hard to miss anywhere he goes. Whether it’s back home in Albany, in the company of other elite high school prospects or when he’s made a visit to the place he plans to call home for his college career. “When I go to […] - Full Story

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Jan. 30, 2015

Football recruiting and hoops. Hoops and football recruiting. That’s what you’ll get plenty of on the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. And you’ll have to listen in to find out which Katy Perry songs Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald hopes to hear at halftime of the Super Bowl. Yes, he would rather have Kanye instead. […] - Full Story

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Jan. 27, 2015

The Georgia men’s basketball team will look to continue its recent roll in SEC play Tuesday night against Vanderbilt. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald talk plenty of Bulldogs hoops and the emergence of J.J. Frazier in the latest Bulldog Bytes podcast. We also get the latest on Georgia football recruiting as […] - Full Story

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Jan. 23, 2015

The boosts in salary for Georgia football coaches include Mark Richt. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald discuss on the latest Bulldog Bytes the new $4 million salary for the head coach that came after another 10-win season but one that ended in the Belk Bowl. Former Bulldogs quarterback D.J. Shockley joins […] - Full Story

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Jan. 22, 2015

Just weeks after their college careers ended at Georgia, five former Bulldogs tried to impress NFL scouts in senior all-star games. Receiver Chris Conley spent last week in Carson, Calif., for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and quarterback Hutson Mason, center David Andrews, cornerback Damian Swann and inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera took part in the East-West […] - Full Story

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Amarlo Herrera may not be Georgia’s highest-rated prospect for this spring’s NFL draft, but he’s certainly been the busiest. The inside linebacker followed up a week in Florida where he practiced and played in the East-West Shrine game by spending this week in Mobile, Ala., after getting a late invite to the Senior Bowl. “You’ve […] - Full Story

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Jan. 21, 2015

The Georgia football offices in the Butts-Mehre building will be filled with more off-field assistants. The Athletic Association is hiring for seven new positions for the program: two player relations coordinators, four quality control coordinators and a special teams analyst. Georgia already added an additional strength staff member, giving it five total for the first […] - Full Story

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Georgia football coach Mark Richt has entered the high-end $4 million club. That’s what the SEC’s dean of coaches will make annually after getting an $800,000 raise and a two-year contract extension in action taken Wednesday afternoon by the executive committee of the UGA Athletic Association board via conference call. Georgia had already revealed that […] - Full Story

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Jan. 17, 2015

Rashad Roundtree’s name on his Twitter profile page declares: “I go by Tree.” The safety from Lakeside High School in Evans knows that someone else known as “Tree” made his share of big plays on Georgia’s defense not too long ago: inside linebacker pick Alec Ogletree, a 2013 NFL first round pick. “I guess I’m […] - Full Story

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Jan. 16, 2015

Two Georgia football early enrollees underwent surgeries this month for injuries prior to arriving on campus. Defensive end Michael Barnett from Ridgeville, S.C., is expected to miss spring practices. He had surgery this week for a “pre-existing right shoulder labral injury,” according to UGA. He is expected to fully participate in practices this fall. Outside […] - Full Story

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Jan. 15, 2015

New Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will be paid $950,000 annually, increasing the investment the school is putting into Mark Richt’s top assistants. Only two offensive coordinators in 2014 were paid more nationally. LSU’s Cam Cameron made $1.32 million, and Clemson’s Chad Morris (now SMU head coach) $1.3 million, according to USA Today. Schottenheimer, who […] - Full Story

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Georgia football coaches have hit the road now that the recruiting dead period is over. Marc Weiszer and Fletcher Page of the Athens Banner-Herald get the lowdown on “Bulldog Bytes” on how Georgia’s 2015 class is shaping up from Chad Simmons, national recruiting analyst for Scout.com. We also look at new titles for Georgia assistant […] - Full Story

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