Oct. 22, 2015
ATHENS – Uga IX, affectionately known as “Russ,” is officially retiring as Georgia’s bulldog mascot at age 11, after working 25 games as an interim mascot from 2009-12, then another 38 games as Uga IX from 2012-14.
The University of Georgia will formally introduce his successor, Uga X — heretofore known as “Que”— at the Georgia-Georgia Southern football game on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Oct. 22, 2015
ATHENS——The Georgia football team held its final practice of the week Thursday afternoon, working out for approximately two hours in full pads at the Woodruff Practice Fields.
The Bulldogs also hosted a group of representatives from Extra Special People for a meet and greet following practice.
Well, Kyle Davis will only run out of the tunnel with a helmet on tomorrow night. That’s normally how you do it, but the 5* wide receiver had planned to announce his commitment by running out with a hat of his chosen program on his head.
“I am just not ready,” Davis said to Scout. “It is a tough decision and I just do not think I am ready.”
If there is a faster wide receiver than Grant Holloway in the 2016 class we haven’t seen him. The Dawgs are heavily recruiting the speedster and bringing him in with Jacob Eason gives us a very good option to take the top off of the field, something we seemingly haven’t been able to do the past season and a half.
Holloway gave the Dawgs good news yesterday.
If you want to see a couple of UGA recruits live in action but don’t have the time to fly to Washington, New Jersey, or Bradenton Florida then you may want to be tuned in to ESPN tonight. UGA’s 5* QB commit Jacob Eason will be on, as well as 5* targets, TE Isaac Nauta and DL Rashan Gary.
UGA coaches are expected to be on hand as well.
With this week being a bye week, UGA can do more on the recruiting trail. This includes visiting games tonight, evaluating, and sending out offers. One offer that just went out is to Jake Lawler, a 6’3 225 pound WDE in the 2017 class.
The Dawgs really seem to be concentrating on continuing to try and get very athletic guys to play out on the edge. Losing Jordan Jenkins and likely Leonard Floyd is requiring us to concentrate more at the position in the 2016 and 2017 classes and Lawler is just the type player we need to plug in there.
Elijah Holyfield is set to make his return tonight against Sandy Creek. He is coming off of a foot injury. Randrecous Davis looks to continue his hot streak and help Mays clinch the region championship against Carver-Atlanta.
The Georgia Bulldogs managed a close victory in a must win game against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday at Sanford Stadium by a final score of 9-6.
In a battle of field goals, the Georgia Bulldogs managed to shake off some struggles, including a big missed field goal by Marshall Morgan in the fourth quarter. After two consecutive losses to Alabama and Tennessee, Mark Richt’s squad needed this victory; and with Florida’s loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, sets up a huge SEC East matchup in Jacksonville on October 31.
Great film review with Jeremy Pruitt and the SEC Network.
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Oct. 21, 2015
ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia football team continued preparing for its annual game in Jacksonville against Florida with a two-hour workout in full pads on the Woodruff Practice Fields on Wednesday.
The Bulldogs (5-2 overall, 3-2 SEC) and the Gators (6-1, 4-1) will meet in a critical SEC Eastern Division contest on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised by CBS. Read more
OF COURSE, NOW DAVIS IS POSTPONING HIS DECISION
In case you’ve been under a rock for the past month and didn’t know, Kyle Davis is committing tomorrow night at his homecoming football game. Who he is committing to is anybody’s guess. One week it seems like Auburn is trending and another week it seems like UGA is the team to beat. It may even be more like day by day. One consistent right now is that it seems like Tennessee is behind the other two. The other is that he has basically went media silent.
He did say how he was going to commit though, which is different from his original plans.
When the first 247sports rankings out for the 2018 class, Christian Tutt is ranked as the top cornerback in the nation. The 5’11 170 pounder from Thompson Georgia is also ranked as the #11 overall recruit in the nation and the #3 player in Georgia.
The nephew of Danny Verdun-Wheeler is high on the Dawgs after UGA gave him his first offer last July, with programs across the country following suit since. But how high? Does UGA lead?
UGA has been known lately for having top notch linebackers playing Between the Hedges, with many of them going to the NFL. Both Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree were taken in the first round of the 2013 draft. Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera were also taken in the 4th and 6th rounds last year. Of course we also have Jordan Jenkins and Leonard Floyd who could easily have first round projections in this years draft.
The Dawgs also had a monster class last year, with most of them already contributing significant minutes. Roquan Smith, Natrez Patrick, D’Andre Walker, Chuks Amaechi, and Juwan Taylor look to help supplment the loss of Jenkins and Floyd along with Davin Bellamy and Lorenzo Carter.
Malek Young committed to UGA on April 3rd over offers from FSU, Clemson, and many others. Since that time, his commitment has gotten stronger and stronger, as he even brought two of his teammates with him to check out UGA.
One of those teammates is Binjimen Victor, who is strongly considering Ohio State. He went on his official visit to Ohio State this past weekend, while Young joined him and took an OV himself.
How big of a deal is it that Ohio State offered him on his visit? Does UGA have anything to worry about?
Derrick Brown has been on top of the GHSF Daily Player of the Year list basically from the very beginning this year and for good reason. In his last game he had 6 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, and 3 QB hurries. The type of season he’s having just goes to show that you can’t totally depend on summer camps to evaluate these recruits. Some guys just have it on the field.