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UGA Football Recruiting 09-APR-2016

Isaiah Buggs - Class of 2017 WDE (photo Isaiah Buggs/Twitter)
Isaiah Buggs – Class of 2017 WDE
(photo Isaiah Buggs/Twitter)


UGA Football Recruiting Daily Thread


Today’s Featured Recruits



Eugene Brown

Class of 2017 – Safety

Stephenson HS, Stone Mountain, GA



Isaiah Buggs

Class of 2017 – JUCO WDE

Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C.



Jahan Dotson

Class of 2018 – WR

Nazareth HS, Nazareth, PA



Mustapha Muhammad

Class of 2018 – TE

Ridge Point HS, Missouri City, TX



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The Opening Houston Regional 2016
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147 responses on “UGA Football Recruiting 09-APR-2016

  1. UGA fan

    Our dline is great. Not going to complain about our amazing talent and great coaching in the trenches.

  2. rugbydawg79

    Jesse1 Bulldawg36 I have a hard time Hating clemson–now florida I can seriously dislike year round — I won’t say anymore

  3. 1mandawgpack

    RumRunnerDoogie 1mandawgpack rugbydawg79 DawgByte  Rum, you’ve obviously never seen the infield at the Kentucky Derby.  The TV coverage is always of millionaire’s row where everyone is dressed to impress, but the infield is a zoo.  We went to the Derby one year (had tickets to millionaire’s row – wife’s family owns horses that participate in the race) and met my brother and a couple of his buddies in the infield and it was nuts.  But yes, I hear the HK tournament is as you describe.

  4. willypmd

    In Richt’s tenure, I think we got beat before the season.  We were consistently 4-5th in the SEC in recruiting and often ended up finishing 3rd-5th in the SEC in the standings.  I don’t believe this is a fluke.  We also had roster management issues as everyone is aware.  

    I’d say Richt is a B+/A- gameday coach and with Pruitt I am assuming ran a pretty tight and organized ship, but when you play 4-5 teams as talented or more talented than you a year, you are going to lose at least 1-2 of those games.  

    Look at Clemson last year: they played one team with as much talent as them and won.  They parlayed that to a national championship birth, but I would say the odds of consistently beating more talented teams is low even for great coaches, and we were often less talented than upper echelon SEC teams.

    In my mind Saban is a B+/A- gameday coach as well, but when you are bigger, faster, stronger at every position it shows.  I’d argue Bama didn’t play a team all year with similar level of talent (OSU is probably the only team that has recruited as consistently over last 4 years, LSU usually is in the ballpark, but with last year was not vintage LSU).  

    I have no idea whether the culture has changed or not, but I would say the main failure of Richt was probably not football culture but a too relaxed recruiting culture.

    check this article out: it explains why we consistently lose to UF and split with UTk.  The only outlier I see is Spurrier, but he has always been a top 3 XO coach.  I’d pretty much take him over anyone not named Urban Meyer (and that’s probably a draw) when it comes to gameday coaching.

    we need to recruit in top 3-5 nationally and top 1-3 in SEC to play with the big boys, not the top 5-10 nationally and top 3-5 in SEC.

  5. Jesse1

    willypmd Bulldawg36 Was wondering the same thing. All them buoys had offers from some great schools. Could be Sam knows which buttons to press. And most important, when.

  6. Jesse1

    Bulldawg36 Good. Cause I can assure you they hate us. Even though we don’t get to make rugs outta them like we are used to. In 3 of the last 5, Dawgs have put the big hurt on em, 48-14, 30-0, 45 (really 52)-21. Yup they hate us. I love it when fans hate us, cause it usually means they have a sad history with us. Fwiw : The Gumps don’t hate us anymore. They see us as the baby brother who can land a big punch, but ain’t right in the head to follow up. They say we celebrate too early.Like to see both of those perceptions of UGA football change.

  7. Jesse1

    Bernhard Langer is rolling back the years folks. If it’s close going into tomorrow, could see history made..

  8. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  I don’t think it is just coach speak but it is a long way to September.

  9. Bulldawg36

    Just concerned that he challenged em Thursday after the offense dominated them and they really didn’t respond today. Maybe it’s just coach speak

  10. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  Lost several good players, but remember, it’s spring. Don’t expect CKS to be handing out a lot of attaboys

  11. Bulldawg36

    Looks like this maybe a rebuilding year on the DL. Need a new leader to step up on the DL. Plus we do have a new DC

  12. Greg Poole

    OEF N OIF VETERAN  Offense won – ones and twos – Kirby “disappointed” with bothe D units. Complained about leadership on D

  13. RumRunnerDoogie

    never seen this before, FSU is having the spring game at the citrus bowl in orlando instead of tally

  14. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie i mean if UGA went to a NC im sure the stands would be packed too the following spring. especially with a front runner for the heisman returning

  15. Greg Poole

    RumRunnerDoogie There could have been writer behind him as he took the photo, but, yes, I agree.

  16. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole u would think after being in the NC and returning watson would get more coverage than that

  17. Greg Poole

    Clemson’s press row (it is one row) – from Patrick Garbin who is covering their spring game today

  18. Greg Poole

    1mandawgpack Any question that involves a comparision is going to get a misleading (because players are not skilled with interviews) answer.

  19. Greg Poole

    While waiting for CKS thought I’d comment on the culture change comment below.
    Those comments are from players who have been told not to say anything that compares Richt and Smart.
    The culture change is substantial. I can not over emphasize that point.

  20. PTCDawg

    Sheer lack of preparation…yes, I’m sure they just all went to the beach the week before those games….

  21. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    rugbydawg79 ZippyMorocco Reddawg13  Whoa, when Johnson Ferry was dirt? dang rugby did you sit behind Moses in grade school?….j/k

  22. RumRunnerDoogie

    1mandawgpack rugbydawg79 DawgByte RumRunnerDoogie its the kentucky derby but not as formal what so ever. look at any highlight videos u will see just about every costume u can think of, and 7s is easy to watch since the US is actually really good at it (unlike 15s)

  23. 1mandawgpack

    rugbydawg79 DawgByte RumRunnerDoogie  I lived in London for 4 years and started following rugby some while I was there.  Unfortunately, the Brits were awful during my time there (were awful in the international scene and never finished anywhere close to the top of the 6 nations tournament), but got to see South Africa and New Zealand (as well as several of the other top teams in the world) play, which was a true treat.

    I had to travel to Hong Kong several times per year and a colleague of mine who lived there talked about the Rugby7 tournament there and how he had never attended anything like it in the US.  I had hoped to make it to the tournament one year, but never did before I repatriated back to the US.  However, if you’re a rugby7s fan, I hear the HK tournament is the Kentucky derby equivalent and unlike any other experience in the world, so you should definitely go one year.  In addition to a great tournament, HK is an incredible city where you can experience virtually anything.

  24. 1mandawgpack

    DawgByte  I think under CMR, there was a big emphasis on the S&C program as well as being physical in practices/games.  So, on the one hand, I could see where players might not see a huge culture shift at this point given that it’s spring and CKS and staff are just trying to install the basics and get players to “buy into” the process/system.

    However, where I do think we’ll see a huge culture change is in CKS’ expectations regarding individual work ethic and leadership (I haven’t seen a true leader on either side of the ball since Aaron Murray departed Athens, and CKS is really trying to get someone to step up and assume that role, which is vital on championship teams) and in CKS’ expectations of perfection in every minor aspect of the game (i.e., breaking huddles, getting plays into the offense, etc.).  If rumor is true, Saban used to practice the cadence of coaches speaking into headsets during games (no detail was too minor).  So, while I feel certain that we may get beaten by teams with better athletes who make more plays (particularly until this staff can build the depth it desires in all positions on both sides of the ball), I suspect that we won’t get beaten due to sheer lack of preparation as seemed to be a relatively common occurrence in prior years (with the two eggs we laid in Jacksonville each of the past 2 years despite having 2 weeks to prepare for each game coming to mind quickly).  However, again, I’m not sure that many will notice these somewhat “minor” changes, which are critical for teams that strive to compete for championships each year.

  25. rugbydawg79

    DawgByte RumRunnerDoogie rugbydawg79 DawgByte -I played at UGA then for Atlanta (for way to long) what is your Rugby background – on another note – there is hope that the football team using the Cub Sports for Practice will leave UGA with a nicer field

  26. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgByte RumRunnerDoogie rugbydawg79 the usa fans travel great too. Can always spot a captain amerca and a lot of star and stripes bikini’s in the stands . only bad thing about this tournament is that winning the pool now they have to face South Africa. The US is doing really good this world series though, in 5th place overall

  27. Bulldawg36

    I don’t believe their is much of a culture change either. The team just has to stay hungry and chase that long over due conveyed sec championship

  28. DawgByte

    RumRunnerDoogie DawgByte rugbydawg79 That’s precisely what I’ve heard… a huge party. One of my buds has been to it a couple of times. He described exactly as you did… a giant Halloween party with a lot of people leaving clothing optional.

  29. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgByte RumRunnerDoogie rugbydawg79 its just a huge party, i think its the biggest tournament on the world series roster too. i wouldnt mind going to vegas when they make the series stop there either. all these tournaments are is Halloween in the stands haha

  30. DawgByte

    Interesting article today about whether there’s been that much of a culture change since Kirby has come on board. Sony doesn’t think so and neither does Blaze other than minor tweaks. I think one area that has definitely changed is recruiting. I think there’s little doubt Kirby is casting a broader net and offering significantly more players.

    Glad to see this kid get an offer.

  31. DawgByte

    RumRunnerDoogie rugbydawg79 I’ve heard this tournament is a spectacle! My rugger group has talked about going over there to watch it. On the bucket list for sure!

  32. rugbydawg79

    Greg Poole Bulldawg36 Unfortunately Warren Haynes, Widespread and Greg Allman are at the Wannee festival in Live Oak Fla. –I would REALLY like to be there–Mrs. Rugby says I need to behave

  33. rugbydawg79

    RumRunnerDoogie rugbydawg79 RRD I know you are an Islander – my old Club Atlanta Old White Rugby -is loaded with guys from Fiji -man they play Rugby like fast break Basketball – we gotta link up one day

  34. rugbydawg79

    ZippyMorocco Reddawg13 I was rafting down the Chattahoochee way before there was a race
    whenJjohnson ferry was a dirt road — used to be Muskrats all over that river

  35. RumRunnerDoogie

    rugbydawg79 this guy is a beast. and the USA went undeafeated in pool play beating Portugal, Argentina, and Australia

  36. Colonial Dawg

    IYH_BI Greg Poole So…..she said “who can I get to do this?” and you said “I’m Your Huckleberry”??

  37. PTCDawg

    As a golf person, yesterday at the Masters was one of the more interesting rounds I have seen. The Mickelson melt down was particularly engaging. One hole he 3 putts from two feet, two holes later from about 15 feet he putts it off the green. Misses the cut by one after being two shots out of second after 6 holes. On paper AGNC seems fairly unimposing but it is challenging even when the wind isnt blowing. Should be another fun one today. Wish they would start the dang telecasts earlier.

  38. DawgByte

    BTW, love Huck’s Corner! Well done. I was particular interested on his OL prediction and insight into how Chaney will use our TE’s. Man if you’re a TE recruit you’ll love what you see at UGA.

    Great stuff, welcome aboard Huck.

  39. Reddawg13

    DawgByte He sho is! And I am glad we have Jim “I love a tight end” Chaney! Dang that has two meanings!

  40. Bulldawg36

    I heard that my brother…hope you have a blast!!! Durn you will miss a whole day of golf though####

  41. Reddawg13

    Well today is the Redneck Rally down here in Dooly and it my friends is a blast! Music, booze and food! Starts at 3 and ends at…… gunna be Epic!

  42. Greg Poole

    Soooooo, when will UGA announce the music for #93KDay? My guess is Monday about 1:30, but B-M has not shown much awareness of media management.

  43. haws1178

    IYH_BI Greg Poole you are not alone I made the same mistake while watching property flipping shows.

  44. haws1178

    Greg Poole haws1178 you are right it was the IPF. No benefit there. I agree with getting the to Athens and with the ruling of no satellites

  45. IYH_BI

    Greg Poole IYH_BI You played the game well.  I made the mistake of letting her know I was good at this kinda stuff while we were dating and she hasn’t forgotten.

  46. Greg Poole

    haws1178  Are you referring to the Falcon’s IPF? 

    Anyway, Smart doesn’t want to do the camps. He wants to bring kids to Athens.

  47. haws1178

    After reading this in the first excerpt it states regularly used practice facilities. We have had several practices in the dome. So could we have a satellite camp there?

  48. Greg Poole

    IYH_BI My “Honey” knows I’ll screw it up unless it is pure unskilled labor.

  49. IYH_BI

    Good Morning!  Ready for a day of laying tile in the kitchen and watching the Masters!  Just 7 days from now we’ll be in The Classic City for #93KDay

  50. Greg Poole

    Practice starts before noon today. We are expecting to speak with CKS at about 2:30.

  51. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Good Morning Dawg Nation!… saying for the day is…”Get the net”

  52. DawgDaddy

    Top ‘o the Morn to Dawgs Everywhere!

    Heading over to Augusta in a few minutes, y’all hold it down.