Each year UGA and Auburn battle it out on the field, much of the time in close games. Each year UGA and Auburn battle it out off the field for top prospects in the southeast and across the nation. Many of these recruits were able to see Auburn’s ‘Prayer in Jordan Hare’. Many were also able to see UGA’s last three blowout wins.
Auburn has won some of these recruiting battles, while UGA has won just as many, if not more. This is likely due to the fact that Auburn probably wouldn’t be able to field a team if not for the prospects from the state of Georgia. There are plenty of these guys expected to be at the game today with Auburn and UGA as two of their top teams.
UGA’s season completely did a 180 in a bad way when Nick Chubb injured his knee on the first offensive play of the game against Tennessee. Since that time UGA fans have worried about having a winning season, have worried about losing our coaching staff, and have worried about seeing our star running back ‘Between the Hedges’ ever again. My goodness how one little run out of bounds can change things.
If it’s up to Chubb, HE’LL BE BACK!
If there are two comparable teams in college football this year, they are big rivals that will settle who’s worse this year. This year’s version of The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry could also be dubbed The Quarterback Bowl.
UGA and Auburn both had their 2nd string QB’s from last year coming back with both expected to take the starting job. Both teams were picked to win their respective SEC division and meet in the SEC title game. Both have definitely not exceeded expectations to say the least.
Dwayne Gilbert has a new Georgia hat that’s waiting to be embroidered.
After the Bulldogs play Auburn, one side will read, “Attended 500 consecutive Georgia games.” He might add something extra to the opposite side, perhaps another piece of embroidery that states he’s been to 40 Georgia bowl games.
His streak began after he missed Georgia’s 1974 Tangerine Bowl. Gilbert had tickets, but his former wife broke her hip. Since then, the Griffin native has attended every Georgia home game, away game and bowl game for more than 40 years.
There’ve been a few near misses throughout the 499-game stretch. The 88-year-old said his health has made the last few years a bit difficult.
After one of his two heart operations, Gilbert was released from the hospital on Friday night and watched Georgia play in Columbia, South Carolina, the next day.
Nov. 13, 2015
ATHENS, Ga.-A late overtime rally fell short as the Georgia men’s basketball team dropped its 2015-16 season-opener, 92-90, to Chattanooga Friday night at Stegeman Coliseum.
The hot-shooting Mocs hit 12 of 30 three-point attempts and drilled 20 free throws in the defeat. Despite shooting 54 percent from the field, the Bulldogs were limited due to 21 turnovers and allowing 15 offensive rebounds to Chattanooga.
Nov. 13, 2015
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s swimming and diving teams capped off the dual meet portion of the 2015 season with a pair of wins over Emory on Friday at Gabrielsen Natatorium.
The third-ranked Bulldogs outscored the Eagles 180.5-86.5, while the No. 3 Lady Bulldogs topped the Lady Eagles 180-115. Both Georgia teams improved to 4-0 on the season.
The Lady Bulldogs extended their UGA all-sports record to 97 straight dual or tri meet wins at home dating back to Nov. 8, 1995. The Lady Bulldogs also sit at 26-0-1 in their last 27 dual meets.
Everything you need to know about The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry to take place at Jordan Hare Stadium on Thursday in Auburn, Alabama.
Jamyest Williams, Mecole Hardman, and Derrick Brown are one of many UGA targets in GHSF Daily Games of the Week for the first round of the playoffs. Williams, Kyle Davis, and EJ Price look to lead 9-1 Archer past 8-2 Etowah. If they win and the Julian Rochester/Bailey Hockman led McEachern Indians win, the two powerhouses will face off in the second round.
Undefeated Derrick Brown and Lanier look to take care of 8-2 East Paulding in a AAAA matchup. Mecole hardman has a big matchup with 9-1 Central Carrollton.
Every single year for as long as I can remember UGA and Auburn has battled it out for bigtime prospects every year. Of course this has much to do with the proximity of Auburn to the state of Georgia and both schools fighting to be SEC contenders each year. Also, the state of Alabama just doesn’t push out the amount of top prospects each year. They have to get their players somewhere and in some cases, Auburn is closer to home than UGA is for Georgia prospects.
There have been some of those battles this year already, with a good example being Julian Rochester. He was thought to have Auburn in the lead for a good while until Coach Rocker and UGA came in and snagged him. They are also currently pursuing two current UGA commits.
ATHENS — A day after the University of Missouri system president resigned following student complaints about his handling of racism on campus, Georgia football coach Mark Richt praised Tigers coach Gary Pinkel for supporting his players right to take part in the protest.
They threatened to boycott their game Saturday and not take part in team activities.