June 13, 2015
EUGENE, Ore. — Georgia’s Keturah Orji became the first freshman to win the women’s triple jump title and helped lead the Lady Bulldogs to their second straight fifth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday.
June 11, 2015
ATHENS, Ga. — Led by First-Team choices Lauren Herring from tennis and Nicolas Fink from swimming and diving, the University of Georgia boasts five members on the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s and Women’s At-Large Teams, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
Two of UGA’s top targets in the 2016 class are getting ready to trim their lists down. One is at a position of need, while the other would fill the only slot at his position for UGA. They’re actually planning on doing this sometime at The Opening, which is held in Oregon from July 7th through July 10th. I’d expect a large group of Georgia commits and targets to be in Oregon that week.
Each year it seems like the Mark Richt Camp becomes more and more important in recruiting for the Dawgs. That has become so apparent that the camp was scheduled into two sessions this year. The morning session intended for rising 9th and 10th graders and the afternoon session intended for juniors in high school and above. Dawgnight will also be set up the same way. There were some very big visitors at this years afternoon session:
2017 5* GA ATH Deangelo Gibbs
2017 4* GA ATH Richard LeCounte
2016 4* GA ATH Mecole Hardman
2016 5* GA OL Ben Cleveland
2016 3* AL LB Jamal Couch
2017 5* AL LB Markail Benton
2017 4* GA ATH Malcolm Askew
2017 4* GA ATH Breon Dixon
2017 4* GA RB Trey Sermon
2016 4* GA LB Jaleel Laguins
2017 4* MD ATH Joshua Paschal
2019 NR GA ATH Dominick Blaylock
2016 3* GA LB Tabarius Peterson
2016 3* GA QB Zeb Noland
2016 3* VA ATH Jalen Elliot
2016 3* FL DB Malek Young
2017 4* FL DB Waynmon Steed
2016 3* GA OL Tristan Crowder
2016 4* GA OL EJ Price
2016 4* FL ATH Jamel Cook
2017 NR FL OL Navaughn Donaldson
Todd Gurley is now officially a St Louis Ram after signing his rookie contract yesterday. Of course we all know that he was drafted as the #10 overall pick this year. Some thought that was too high for a RB coming off of an ACL tear, while others think it’s a perfect fit. One thing is certain and that is the Rams are beginning to build the team around #3…………..err #30. The contract is for $13.82 million, all of which is guaranteed and $8.31 million as his signing bonus. Gurley is still training and rehabbing and is still a ways away from practicing after tearing his ACL in November.
— NFL (@nfl) June 13, 2015
One of the most impressive additions to our staff that isn’t talked about much is strength and conditioning coordinator, Mark Hocke. I see the S&C guy as one of the most important staff members, maybe even the backbone of the program. Think about it, if our guys aren’t in shape then they’re not going to perform. This is especially true in the 4th quarter, which is one reason he has our guys running more than they ever have. Whether it be on the practice field, at camps, or in the locker room, Hocke is sure to be heard! Check out the vine Georgia football put out on twitter.
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) June 12, 2015
The SEC is loaded with five-star running backs — 10 to be precise.
While there are just three former five-star quarterbacks in the entire SEC, Alabama and Georgia each claim three five-star running backs by themselves.
Add in 24 four-star running backs and it’s easier to understand why running back could represent the most impressive single-position collection of talent within the SEC.
Here’s a look at the team-by-team talent, followed by a few observations:
|Team||Total 4 or 5-star RBs||Avg. Rating||Other RBs|
- Five different schools average at least a 4.0 recruiting rating among scholarship running backs: Alabama (4.6), Georgia (4.4), Auburn (4.0), Florida (4.0) and LSU (4.0), though that excludes former Gators walk-on Max Herndon (not rated).
- Even at running back, making an impact in the SEC isn’t limited to four- and five-star athletes. Four teams project to start three-star running backs this fall: Missouri (Russell Hansbrough), Ole Miss (Jaylen Walton), Texas A&M (Tra Carson) and Vanderbilt (Ralph Webb).
- Georgia and Florida are the only SEC East teams with more than two “quality” running backs (four or five stars). Arkansas and Ole Miss are the only two SEC West teams with fewer than three “quality” backs, though the Razorbacks hardly need a third featuring Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins.
- UGA enters the season with a remarkable three healthy five-star backs. Alabama enters the season with two. The Tide does lead the SEC with five
- Tennessee would make a sixth team with a 4.0 average star rating in the backfield, but the Vols recently added two-star Joseph Young, giving the team three scholarship running backs.
- Vanderbilt is the only SEC team without a four- or five-star running back on the 2015 roster.
Here’s a team-by-team breakdown of the scholarship running backs in the SEC. Star ratings listed below are based on the 247Sports composite rankings.
ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE
5: Derrick Henry, Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris
4: Kenyan Drake, DeSherrius Flowers
4: Alex Collins, Jonathan Williams
3: Juan Day, Denzell Evans, Kody Walker, Rawleigh Williams III
5: Roc Thomas
4: Jovon Robinson, Javarius Davis
3: Peyton Barber
5: Kelvin Taylor
4: Jordan Scarlett, D’Anfernee McGriff
3: Adam Lane
NR: Max Herndon
5: Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, Keith Marshall
4: A.J. Turman
3: Brendan Douglas
4: Boom Williams
3: Jojo Kemp, Mikel Horton, Sihiem King
5: Leonard Fournette
4: Darrel Williams, Nick Brossette, Derrius Guice
3: Lanard Fournette
MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS
4: Aeris Williams, Ashton Shumpert, Nick Gibson
3: Brandon Holloway, Alec Murphy
4: Chase Abbington
3: Russell Hansbrough, Morgan Steward, Trevon Walters, Ish Witter
NR: Tyler Hunt
OLE MISS REBELS
4: Jordan Wilkins, Eric Swinney
3: Jaylen Walton, Eugene Brazley, Akeem Judd
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
4: David Williams
3: Shon Carson, Brandon Wilds, Mon Denson, A.J. Turner
4: Jalen Hurd, Alvin Kamara
2: Joseph Young
TEXAS A&M AGGIES
5: Brandon Williams
4: James White, Jay Bradford
3: Tra Carson, Brett Wade, Kendall Bussey
3: Dallas Rivers, Darrius Sims, Ralph Webb, Josh Crawford
GET THIS…………………..The barn recently did a one year study to determine if they should claim more national championships. A ONE YEAR STUDY……..to “claim” aka. steal more national championships………..A ONE YEAR STUDY………..to try and take something they ddidn’t earn…………….why am I not surprised. Take a look below at what Zach Barnett of nbcsports.com posted:
Bailey Hockman almost lost the race to become the first commit for UGA in the 2017 class. As we all know by now Hockman committed yesterday morning, but there was a big visit Monday that actually went by pretty quietly.
Josh Brown committed to Florida State in September of 2014. He has continued to take visits since that commitment. He took trips to Duke, West Virginia, and Tennessee before taking an unofficial visit to UGA Thursday. While UGA was hosting a 7on7 tournament, he didn’t come with any team, as he was on a normal visit to talk to the coaches, see the campus, etc.
Every season has its ups and downs in all three facets of the game. At times last year it seemed like our defense couldn’t stop the run to save our lives. At other times we needed to throw the ball deep downfield and didn’t necessarily have the ability to do it. While our return game with Isaiah McKenzie and our kicking game were pretty strong, we struggled punting the ball all year.
What would you say if I gave you 8-1 odds that Greyson Lambert would be starting quarterback week 1 against Louisiana Monroe? Here’s your chance to see thos odds, as Barrett Sallee of Bleacher Report gives us the odds of that truly happening. I tend to agree that Brice Ramsey is on top and Lambert has the second best chance.
Jason Hall from todaysu.com recently released a list ranking the head football coaches in the SEC. Is he right or wrong by haveing Richt at #4? They have Saban at #1, Malzahn at #2, and Miles at #3. I can go ahead and tell you that not only is Gus Malzahn not the #2 coach in the SEC, I also don’t think he should be ahead of Richt. Take a look at what Hall had to say:
Congress will soon be reviewing a new act, which is an old act. There is a possibility the “National Collegiate Athletics Accountability Act” could be revived after being first introduced in 2013. Check out what Nick Bromberg of Yahoo Sports had to say: