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Jun. 20, 2016

Football carried Jeff Owens from his home in South Florida to the University of Georgia and then to a stint in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. Owens was still involved in the sport coaching back home at Plantation High when he realized the next step his life should take. It happened when he was […] - Full Story

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Jun. 17, 2016

Georgia’s quarterback battle will roll into August for a second straight year. One of those who competed for the starting job last year is again waged in another competition for a coach he played for previously. Faton Bauta and redshirt junior Nick Stevens are vying to start for second-year Colorado State coach Mike Bobo, the […] - Full Story

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Jun. 16, 2016

ATLANTA |As a Georgia satellite camp was getting under way on a field at Kipp Atlanta Collegiate Wednesday afternoon, it was hard to miss a Florida Gators bus parked out in front of the high school that was orange on one side and blue on the other. The SEC East rivals held back-to-back camps in […] - Full Story

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Jun. 15, 2016

EMERSON | A bleary-eyed Mike Bobo arrived on a red-eye flight from Colorado. Georgia coach Kirby Smart and three assistant coaches had a much shorter trip by plane Wednesday morning to nearby Cartersville. Former Bulldogs defensive lineman Brandon Tolbert helped them beat rush hour by picking them up and driving them to the LakePoint Sports […] - Full Story

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Jun. 10, 2016

Herschel Walker. The name automatically conjures up words like football legend and Heisman Trophy-winning running back for Georgia fans. Back in April, Walker was recognized not for what he did at Sanford Stadium but for Georgia’s track and field team. “Things have changed so much today where almost every sport is year round,” Walker said […] - Full Story

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Jun. 7, 2016

Florida just spent its first season using a new $17 million indoor practice facility. More upgrades for the football program are on the horizon under coach Jim McElwain. Kentucky completed $120 million worth of renovations to Commonwealth Stadium for last season and is slated to open a $45 million football training facility next month. Georgia’s […] - Full Story

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Jun. 3, 2016

Georgia and Kirby Smart have signed the first-year football coach’s contract that pays him $3.75 million annually through the end of the 2021 season, according to a document obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald on Friday through an open records request. Smart had previously signed a memorandum of understanding with the school at the time of […] - Full Story

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Jun. 1, 2016

DESTIN, Fla. | Nick Saban went a little Nikita Khruschev when getting worked up talking about satellite camps Tuesday on the first day of the SEC spring meetings. The Alabama football coach banged a lectern to make his point about what he views as the “wild, wild West.” Georgia coach Kirby Smart spoke dispassionately about […] - Full Story

DESTIN, Fla. | Back in March, Georgia football coach Kirby Smart announced that defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter was suspended for one game for his arrest on two misdemeanor alcohol-related charges. His update on Tuesday as SEC spring meetings began: Stay tuned. Ledbetter had charges dropped last week for underage possession of alcohol and using a […] - Full Story

Greyson Lambert spent time in Gulf Shores, Ala., and went through graduation ceremonies at his old school, the University of Virginia. Jacob Eason returned home to Washington state and served as a counselor in a quarterback camp in San Diego that included the likes of Clemson’s DeShaun Watson and Texas A&M’s Trevor Knight. They, along […] - Full Story

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May. 31, 2016

DESTIN, Fla. | Kirby Smart’s first SEC spring meeting media availability didn’t draw a big crowd. It was just five media members who cover Georgia. Later, a reporter from Bleacher Report joined in the Emerald Room B at the Sandestin Beach Hilton to speak to the Bulldogs first-year football coach. It’s not that Smart isn’t […] - Full Story

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May. 29, 2016

As a first-time head coach, Tom Herman followed up a national title as Ohio State’s offensive coordinator by guiding Houston last season to a top-10 finish and a 13-1 record capped by a New Year’s Six bowl win over Florida State. So he knows a little something about how to make a smooth transition from […] - Full Story

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May. 27, 2016

A reserve Georgia offensive lineman is leaving the program and has already found a new home. Jake Edwards is transferring from the Bulldogs to Georgia Southern he said Friday afternoon, just after visiting the school in Statesboro. “I told the coaches I was going to be going down there to play ball at Southern,” he […] - Full Story

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May. 20, 2016

This is a rare down time for Georgia football players. Many are back home, hanging out with friends and getting a break from the grind. Some are taking trips to the beach, fishing or hunting. They’ll be back to Athens in June and turn their attention to summer workouts and gearing up for the season […] - Full Story

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May. 18, 2016

HOOVER, Ala. | There may have been a Georgia “G” on Kirby Smart’s visor on Wednesday and on his personalized golf bag but in this state he’s still probably best known for the work he did as Alabama’s four-time national championship winning defensive coordinator. His new job certainly didn’t stop 14-year old Lauren Karr from […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | SEC football coaches will come here to this city in suburban Birmingham, Ala., in July over a four day period for the league’s media days kickoff event. Five of them including Georgia’s Kirby Smart played in the Regions Tradition Pro-Am Wedneday before this week’s Champions Tour major. Noncoaching celebrities also were on […] - Full Story

HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia’s running back depth isn’t still at the level that coach Kirby Smart wants it at but the Bulldogs officially have another player in the fold. Smart spoke publicly for the first time on Wednesday about 2016 recruit Brian Herrien because the New Manchester High running back sent in financial aid papers […] - Full Story

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May. 17, 2016

New Manchester High running back Brian Herrien met with Georgia coach Kirby Smart and assistants over the weekend in Athens ahead of his 2 p.m. signing ceremony Tuesday at the Douglasville school. Herrien will be on scholarship with the Bulldogs, his former coach Rob Cleveland confirmed Monday. He won’t sign a letter of intent since […] - Full Story

A Georgia quarterback is transferring out of the program but it’s not one of the three competing for the starting job. Walk-on Nick Robinson is leaving after one season, coach Kirby Smart confirmed to reporters before an alumni event in Savannah Monday evening. “Nick came and talked to me and he’s going to go,” Smart […] - Full Story

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May. 16, 2016

Georgia’s running back depth is expected to get a boost with a late addition. Brian Herrien plans to sign paperwork with UGA, likely at a Tuesday ceremony at his school, New Manchester High in Douglasville, according to Myron Terry, the school’s coach. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Herrien rushed for 1,960 yards and scored 16 touchdowns as […] - Full Story

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May. 13, 2016

Georgia has booted defensive lineman Chauncey Rivers off the football team after a third drug-related arrest. Rivers was already suspended for three games to start the season before his third arrest for marijuana possession on Wednesday in Doraville. The sophomore faces four charges including a felony violation of Georgia’s controlled substance act after a pill […] - Full Story

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