UGA Football: Practice Report – Dawgs Getting Healthy, Can a QB Separate Himself?

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While it may be true that no QB is separating himself from the other two, one thing is obvious.

Jacob Eason is being prepared to be UGA’s starting quarterback sometime this season. It may be smart to not throw him into the fire in the dome and start him from the opening whistle, it would be a surprise if he doesn’t get snaps game 1.

It’s good to see John Atkins back and participating fully, as well as Charlie Woerner, who is recovering from a high ankle sprain. Juwuan Briscoe was also out of the black jersey for the first time in a while. Sam Madden is back after a couple of weeks of battling mono.

Check out the different posts and videos from the various media outlets in attendance:

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UGA Football: Watch Kirby Smart Post Practice Presser from Tuesday 8/24

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UGA Football: Watch Practice Highlights from Tuesday 8/24

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UGA Recruiting: Bigtime RB Set for September 1st Commitment, Dawgs Still Looking Good

It’s getting closer! D’Andre Swift had previously mentioned committing on September 1st. It looks like those plans are still a go according to his twitter. That means that in exactly a week, we could have our 2017 RB duo committed.

Of course it started with Gurley/Marshall, then our current top two running backs in Chubb/Sony. Now we have Holyfield/Herrien as the two freshmen on the roster, with hopefully Carter/Swift coming in.

The plan was for Swift to announce in a Bleacher Report video, which Robert Beal did. Will that video show good news for the Dawgs? It’s looking very good! UGA currently has 69% of the crystal ball picks for Swift, with 13 in a row coming in for the Dawgs, as well as all of the picks since June. His top 5 consists of Penn State, Alabama, Florida State, and Clemson. The in-state Nittany Lions are probably the biggest competition here.
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UGA Recruiting: Things Looking Better and Better for Dawgs With 5* OL

One of the biggest changes so far for UGA focuses on recruiting. We’re not only concentrating more on recruiting the top linemen, we’re getting them. We mean concentrating as in recruiting harder/more consistent and offering earlier. One of the bigtime offensive linemen UGA has focused on just happens to be the #1 guard in the country for the 2018 class.

Jamaree Salyer was recently on campus again with 2017 OL teammate Andrew Thomas and spoke to Dawgs247 about his visit. “It was great, I always have fun when I go to Athens. I am starting to get very comfortable with the staff there.”

When you begin to hear prospects saying things like this and things about feeling like home, you know you sit in a good spot in their recruitment. All 5 current crystal ball picks for Salyer are for UGA.
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UGA Recruiting: In-State Receiver Commits to Louisville

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UGA Recruiting: Dawgs Still in the Lead for Top Linebacker Target

Will Kirby Smart get his Alabama linebacker this year? Last year he went hard after 5* linebackers Mack Wilson and Ben Davis before they both eventually committed to Alabama. This year he is after KJ Britt and Monty Rice, the latter having the Dawgs in the lead.

He’s actually said before that if signing day were that day, he could commit to UGA. Rice recently spoke to Dawgs247 and let them know that nothing has changed.

“I think they are a team that, under Kirby Smart, that will be able to beat Alabama,” Rice said.

“Mel Tucker is very honest,” Rice also said. “He will tell you how it is. He will not sugarcoat it. I would like to have a coach like that.”
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UGA Recruiting: Keep An Eye on This In-State Prospect

Frederica Academy isn’t really known for sending their football players to play D1 big boy football. As a matter of fact, I can’t think of one……….until now. Actually…..two! Many people think about Jashawn Sheffield now when the school is mentions. That’s understandable, now that he is ranked as the top receiver in the 2019 class. The Knights have another 2019 playmaker to keep an eye on.

Jaylin Simpson returned two of his four interceptions for touchdowns last year. He also had 32 tackles from his DB position and could also play offense at the next level. While he doesn’t have a composite ranking yet, it would be easy to predict for Simpson to be a 4* down the road.

Ohio State and Tennessee are his first two big offers and you can expect the Dawgs to be one of the next.
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UGA Recruiting: The Happenings in Georgia High School Football

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Grayson’s Herron supports GHSA ban of IMG
It’s no secret that some Georgia football teams aren’t happy that Grayson is playing IMG Academy on Saturday in an ESPN-televised game between nationally ranked teams.
 
What might be surprising is that Grayson head coach Jeff Herron supports the GHSA’s decision last week to ban Georgia teams from playing IMG and others like it beginning in 2017. IMG is not a full-fledged member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and can recruit players, using scholarships if needed.
 
“I honestly think it’s a pretty good move,” Herron said of the GHSA’s decision. “The IMG situation has the potential to hurt high school football. What’s to stop somebody from metro Atlanta from building a facility and doing the same thing? I’m not in favor of it. I’m old school. I don’t like the way that’s going. I think it was the right rule.”

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UGA Recruiting: MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Football Rankings Includes 2 Georgia Teams

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UGA Football: Smart Provides Updates Following Practice

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Aug. 24, 2016

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia football team resumed workouts for the 2016 season opener with a two-hour practice Wednesday at the Club Sports Complex on Milledge Avenue.

Following the practice, Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart addressed the media:

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UGA Women’s Basketball: Taylor Reflects On First Year As Head Coach

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Aug. 24, 2016

The following blog post was posted by Coach Taylor on the WBCA.org web site

Blessed.

When I think about the past year at the University of Georgia — my first as head coach — blessed is the word that keeps popping into my head. I’m blessed beyond measure, first of all, to be married to a wonderful, Godly man like Darius; to coach alongside great friends who understand the demands of this job; and to mentor so many beautiful young women every day. There are truly no words to describe how wonderful this past year has been, but let me try.

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UGA Women’s Volleyball: Bulldogs Open 2016 Season On Friday

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Aug. 24, 2016

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Tournament Central

ATHENS, Ga. — The 2016 Georgia volleyball season gets underway this weekend, as the Bulldogs host the Benson Hospitality Invitational at the Ramsey Center.

Georgia opens the year on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. ET against UNC Asheville. The first 250 fans to the game will receive a free Georgia Volleyball T-shirt.

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High School Football Top 10 Plays of the Week

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The Latest on UGA Sports and Recruiting, Latest Posts, Recruiting Board, Fall Practice

Hit the Classic City Chat for LIVE UPDATES. From there, navigate the dropdown to the specific day. This is where you’ll find the updates.

Also check out or latest posts and four year recruiting board below, as well as a twitter feed from UGA media covering fall practice.

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UGA Recruiting: Dawgs Now Tied at the Top for 4* Receiver

Again, I’m not sure what’s been happening with Michigan’s recruiting lately, but I like it. The Wolverines lost 3 commits in 24 hours, 2 of those being Georgia prospects. Now UGA and Alabama have pulled even for 4* receiver Nico Collins.

According to Dawgs247, the three are tied at the top and he plans to take a closer look at each program this fall.

Michigan seemed to have a ton of momentum with Collins visiting a couple of times this summer. Of course he’s playing his high school ball in Alabama, and we know how it goes trying to pull guys from out of the state. The good news is that he isn’t originally from Alabama. The quarterback tandem of Jacob Eason, Jake Fromm seems to intrigue Collins. If we can add Trevor Lawrence, it would obviously make it that much better.
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UGA Recruiting: What Did Trevor Lawrence Have to Say About His Big Game 1 Win?

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UGA Recruiting: Another Georgia Recruit Decommits From Michigan, Quickly Receives Offer From Dawgs

I’m not sure what’s going on with Michigan, but I like it! Shortly after 4* DL Aubrey Solomon decommitted from the Wolverines, another in-state prospect did the same. Jalil Irvin is a 2018 4* OG from Stephenson High, the school in Stone Mountain that produces tons of D1 recruits year after year after year.

Irvin is originally from Detroit and will still consider Michigan going forward, as he tweeted that they are still in his top 5.

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UGA Recruiting: Top Week 1 Performances in Georgia

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Troy University will be getting a good quarterback from Mount Pisgah Christian in a couple of years.
 
But Jacob Cendoya, a junior who is committed to the Trojans, won’t play that position in college. Not because he can’t. Mount Pisgah coach Mike Forester compared him this week to Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback who has proven that Cendoya’s height of 5 feet 11 inches is fine if the other skills are present.
 
The real barrier is baseball. Cendoya wants to be Troy’s shortstop or center fielder. He showed off his hobby skills on Friday, when he rushed for 205 yards, passed for 283 and threw a game-winning 60-yard TD pass to Kai Williams with 1:07 left against Holy Innocents’
 
“He’s just got such a good combination of quickness and speed,” Forester said. “He has very good vision and can cut on a dime, and he’s very hard to bring down. Those are the things that set him apart.”
 
Cendoya made GHSF Daily’s list of top individual performances for week one. To see Cendoya in action, click here for highlights, courtesy of the NFHS Network.

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UGA Football: Tuesday Player Interviews

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