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Aug. 18, 2016

After playing supporting roles last season on the Georgia defense, outside linebacker Davin Bellamy and defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle are now part of a Bulldogs’ front seven that will have a drastically different look in personnel this season. Georgia lost six starters from its defensive line and linebacking corps: nose guard Chris Mayes, defensive end […] - Full Story

Georgia’s wide receiver corps has plenty of potential but not many proven players. The No. 1 target from last season, now NFL rookie Malcolm Mitchell, accounted for nearly half of Georgia’s receptions by wide receivers–46.4 percent. The top returner at the position, sophomore Terry Godwin, drew criticism from coach Kirby Smart this week. The leading […] - Full Story

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Aug. 17, 2016

Nathan Peterman thought so highly of Jim Chaney that he followed the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to two different college football programs. Peterman signed to play for Chaney at Tennessee in 2012 out of Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns, Fla. After Chaney was hired at Arkansas, Peterman started games for the Volunteers […] - Full Story

Speaking 17 days before Georgia’s season-opener, Nick Chubb Wednesday still wasn’t making any predictions about whether he’ll be ready to play Sept. 3 against North Carolina. Barring a setback, the odds certainly seem to favor the star running back after he came through getting tackled in last Saturday’s scrimmage for the first time since his […] - Full Story

Kirby Smart said it’s “not a major change,” but considering it involves Georgia’s quarterbacks, any change will get attention. The change, the Bulldogs’ coach said in an interview Wednesday morning on 680 AM, is that each of the candidates to start at quarterback–Greyson Lambert, Brice Ramsey and Jacob Eason–aren’t being rotated as much with each […] - Full Story

The coin toss before Georgia and North Carolina play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Sept. 3 was set to involve former Bulldog coach Vince Dooley and former Tar Heels coach Bill Dooley. Now, the 45th anniversary of the brothers’ coaching meeting in the Gator Bowl will be a time to remember Bill Dooley, who died […] - Full Story

Georgia’s Tuesday afternoon practice was interrupted for 16 minutes after a lightning strike was seen in the distance. The media was out there for a short time before the delay and then again to finish out its viewing period after as rain fell. Turns out that safety Quincy Mauger’s left foot injury may be a […] - Full Story

Quarterback Parker McLeod, the former Alabama and Western Kentucky quarterback, is just one of a handful of new walk-ons that have been practicing with the Georgia football team since school started last Thursday. Georgia released its expanded roster on Tuesday. As expected, it includes kicker Mitchell Wasson, the one-time Alabama commitment from Lassiter. Here are […] - Full Story

Shquery Wilson is back practicing at wide receiver for Georgia, but he isn’t entirely out of the picture as someone that will be used in the backfield. Wilson, a sophomore who didn’t have a catch in two games last season, had moved to running back at the end of spring practices, but switched back to […] - Full Story

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Aug. 16, 2016

A second member of Alabama’s 2013 signing class joined the Georgia football program last week. This one didn’t have anywhere near the fanfare of graduate transfer defensive back Maurice Smith. Quarterback Parker McLeod was added to the Bulldogs’ roster as a walk-on quarterback, the school confirmed late Monday. A three-star recruit out of Walton High […] - Full Story

On the same day the SEC announced a waiver for Maurice Smith to allow him to play this season for Georgia as a graduate transfer, the former Alabama defensive back met with his new teammates. It happened Friday night in a team meeting. “He stood up and told us he was ready to work and […] - Full Story

A tight end was sidelined at Monday’s Georgia practice and a safety had moved to inside linebacker. First, the injury. Freshman Charlie Woener was on a stationary bike with a boot on his right lower leg/foot. He later stood on the sideline, but was out of action on this day. Details of how long he […] - Full Story

Glenn Schumann, Georgia’s first-year inside linebackers coach, is only four and a half years older than starter Reggie Carter and three-and-half years older than reserve Ryne Rankin. Maybe coach Kirby Smart should check on Schumann’s eligibility given the depth issues at the position he coaches. With leading returning tackler Tim Kimbrough and Georgia going their […] - Full Story

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Aug. 15, 2016

Georgia’s secondary appears to be dealing with an injury to one of its starters after Saturday’s scrimmage. Senior Quincy Mauger wore a walking boot Sunday on his left foot in a photo from a visit with team members to the Watkinsville First Baptist Church. Big thanks to @watkinsvillefbc for welcoming our team to your church […] - Full Story

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Aug. 14, 2016

Before Kirby Smart opened the floor for questions from the media after Georgia’s first preseason scrimmage, the Georgia coach addressed the biggest position battle right away. “I know you guys will ask about the quarterback,” Smart said. “I’ll address that by saying I don’t really know. I’ll reserve judgment until I watch the tape because […] - Full Story

Georgia coach Kirby Smart admitted he kept a close eye on Nick Chubb during his first couple of runs Saturday. They came early in the Bulldogs’ first preseason scrimmage and marked the first time the star junior running back carried the ball in the closest thing to a game-type environment since his season-ending knee injury […] - Full Story

Before Georgia’s first preseason scrimmage got underway Saturday afternoon in Sanford Stadium, the buzz was about the newest Bulldog who was out on the field in helmet and shorts but not in pads. Alabama graduate transfer Maurice Smith, wearing jersey No. 2, went through drills with the defensive backs a day after the SEC granted […] - Full Story

Some of Georgia’s most heated competition this preseason is on special teams where the kicker and punting jobs are on the line. Coach Kirby Smart wanted both spots shrouded in some mystery when asked after Saturday to give his assessment after the Bulldogs’ first preseason scrimmage, which was closed  to the media. “The punter hit […] - Full Story

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Aug. 12, 2016

Maurice Smith will get his wish to play for Georgia. The SEC on Friday afternoon stamped approval for the defensive back to join Georgia after granting the Alabama graduate transfer a waiver he had wanted for weeks. Commissioner Greg Sankey made the final call after Alabama reversed course Wednesday and gave him a release. He […] - Full Story

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Aug. 11, 2016

The path for defensive back Maurice Smith to transfer to Georgia has opened up after Alabama reversed course in blocking him from the chance to play for the Bulldogs. “We are still waiting on a response from the SEC,” Smiths’ father, also named Maurice, said in a text. “It’s not over yet.” The Tuscaloosa News, […] - Full Story

The equipment worn by Georgia’s offensive and defensive linemen in practice now includes more than the standard shoulder pads, gloves, helmets and chin straps. Those players who typically have the most collisions this preseason are for the first time donning helmet covers intended to reduce the force of those impacts. They are Guardian Caps, a […] - Full Story

Georgia inside linebacker Tim Kimbrough’s Bulldog career is over, his father said Wednesday night after a flurry of tweets from the senior indicating that he was done. “He just made a decision to leave in his best interest,” Tim Kimbrough Sr. said. The senior from Indianapolis was the team’s third-leading tackler last season with 67. […] - Full Story

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Aug. 10, 2016

With dark clouds in the distance, the Georgia football team practiced Tuesday night at the UGA Club Sports Complex. Wind whipped up, but there was no thunder or lightning during the media viewing period. Some observations: –This could be nothing but since it involves freshman quarterback Jacob Eason, it’s worth keeping an eye on. Eason […] - Full Story

No matter who wins Georgia’s starting quarterback job–Jacob Eason, Greyson Lambert or Brice Ramsey-there should be no shortage of tight end targets on the receiving end of passes. It’s the kind of luxury that new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney insists is as good as any he’s had in his three decade coaching career, a tight […] - Full Story

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart served as Nick Saban’s defensive coordinator for eight of his nine seasons at Alabama and was on Saban’s staff at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins. So how has that relationship with his mentor been affected by the Maurice Smith transfer saga? The Alabama defensive back still wants to come […] - Full Story