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Jul. 17, 2014

HOOVER, Ala. | At age 54, Mark Richt became a grandfather last week. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia needs all the help it can get in the secondary. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | The three players representing each team at SEC Media Days go to their separate corners of the big ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham and hold court for about 20 minutes. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | Georgia should see Tray Matthews again in 2015 after the safety transferred to Auburn following his dismissal after an offseason in which he was arrested for double-cashing tuition checks and was disruptive in class. Said Georgia coach Mark Richt: “Obviously whether we’re playing Auburn or Tennessee or Florida, we want to win that game. I’m not too concerned about who’s over there, did he play for us, all that kind of thing. It doesn’t come into my mind.” Richt said “life’s too short,” and he wants any player dismissed to get a fresh start and realize their dreams. - Full Story

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HOOVER, ALA. | The Southeastern Conference’s Media Days lacked the usual star power from its players until about 8 a.m. Central Time on Thursday, when Georgia’s Todd Gurley walked into the Hyatt Regency Birmingham. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.–Georgia’s player representatives for SEC Media Day showed up looking sharp with each going with the bow-tie look. Check out what junior running back Todd Gurley had to say. And here is wide receiver Chris Conley, who is always engaging: Linebacker Ramik Wilson also offers his take to reporters: - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.—Georgia finally gets its turn at SEC Media Days Thursday when the Bulldogs kick off the last day by getting their time in front of the cameras, microphones, laptops and notepads. Mark Richt is making his 14th appearance here as Georgia football coach. They keep records of such things dating back to the first […] - Full Story

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Jul. 16, 2014

HOOVER, ALA. | If the college football playoff was in place two years ago, Georgia’s SEC championship game loss to LSU in 2012 probably would have sent the Bulldogs to the Sugar Bowl to play Kansas State instead of to the Capital One Bowl to play Nebraska. - Full Story

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Preseason award watch lists sometimes seem all-inclusive with a boatload of names showing up. The Davey O’Brien Award list for nation’s top quarterback released Wednesday includes a relatively small 39 names. Georgia’s Hutson Mason is one of them. Mason, a fifth-year senior, is entering his first full season as the Bulldogs’ starter. He started two […] - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.–Steve Shaw, the Southeastern Conference coordinator of officials, played the big room Wednesday morning at SEC Media Days. Someone clapped as he was introduced. “We don’t get much applause so I appreciate that,” Shaw said. Shaw outlined the changes coming this season to the application of the targeting rule and provided some data on […] - Full Story

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Jul. 15, 2014

HOOVER, ALA. | Steve Spurrier didn’t stick around long as an NFL head coach, but he’s poised to set a longevity record in the Southeastern Conference for football coaches. - Full Story

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DULUTH | Mark Richt said he thinks his football team will be good this fall. - Full Story

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HOOVER, ALA. | Mississippi State safety Jay Hughes won’t have to worry about going up against the now departed Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M or AJ McCarron of Alabama this season. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.—Greetings from the big interview room of SEC Media Days, where the air condition is cranked way up and the coaches quotes from the podium are sure to include plenty of optimism and talk of how the offseason workouts couldn’t be better. It’s Steve Spurrier time today to get the day going on the […] - Full Story

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Jul. 14, 2014

Former University of Georgia basketball player Brandon Morris said Monday that he is innocent of the felony-level marijuana possession charges that led to his being dismissed from the team. - Full Story

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HOOVER, ALA. | Perhaps the most high-profile player that the Southeastern Conference has to offer this season — certainly the biggest name of the quarterbacks — was scratched from his appearance Monday at the league’s annual media days. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | It’s not unusual for a coach in the Southeastern Conference to have to face questions about being on the proverbial hot seat. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | In his annual address to kick off media days, league commissioner Mike Slive quoted Dwight Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and Nelson Mandela while speaking of reform in the NCAA. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | Matt Stinchcomb, who was serving as an analyst for ESPNU, has signed a multi-year contract to work in the booth for the SEC Network. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala. | The departure of coach James Franklin to Penn State isn’t lowering the bar for the momentum built in the last few seasons. - Full Story

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Vanderbilt defensive lineman Adam Butler has no love lost for his former coach, James Franklin, who left for Penn State. He called Franklin “a big camera guy. He loved the camera.” - Full Story

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Former University of Georgia basketball player Brandon Morris said Monday that he is innocent of the felony-level marijuana possession charges that led to his being dismissed from the team. - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.–The two plays that crushed the spirit of Georgia and Alabama fans last November are among the final four in voting for “Best Play” in ESPN’s ESPY Awards. Auburn tight end C.J. Uzomah would pick the “Kick Six” against the Crimson Tide over the “Prayer in Jordan-Hare,” against Georgia, he said Monday at SEC […] - Full Story

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HOOVER, Ala.—Let the spectacle begin. SEC Media Days kicks off about 12:30 p.m. Monday here at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham (“We kindly request that references in articles and on air refer to the property using the Hyatt Regency Birmingham name in place of the Wynfrey name,” says a letter placed on work areas in the […] - Full Story

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Jul. 13, 2014

There’s plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. - Full Story

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