UGA Football Recruiting 09-May-2016

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UGA Football Recruiting 09-May-2016

Jordan Ferguson - Class of 2017 - TE (Lanier HS, Sugar Hill, GA) (photo Hudl)
Jordan Ferguson – Class of 2017 – TE
(Lanier HS, Sugar Hill, GA)
(photo Hudl)


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updated as of 05-08-2016 at 09:45 PM ET








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212 responses on “UGA Football Recruiting 09-May-2016

  1. RumRunnerDoogie

    dsw61 i think they are just more laid back visits where nothing is really scheduled and mostly just hang out with the players and some coaches

  2. dsw61

    Trevor Lawrence supposedly visiting this weekend. Does anyone know what recruits do on these random visits?

  3. Brooklyndawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Isn’t there more or less a set base amount that the league prescribes for someone picked in the 9th round? Maybe he saw what Ludicris got in a contract supplement so he’s holding out for more. If I were Floyd I’d thank God for the high draft and go on from there.

  4. ZippyMorocco

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG 
    We had Oklahoma and Bull in the Ring, but the worst was the board drill. We had a 2 x 10. The opponents straddled it and tried to knock the other one off. The winner started that week.

  5. BahitsAgain

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole PTCDawg Not me.  Both great granddad’s and granddad and grandmother on dad’s side, dad, two older sisters all beat me and my younger sister.  🙂  Educated family.

  6. ZippyMorocco

    Anything will be better than the Transformer crap we wore the last time.

  7. BahitsAgain

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg more likely, the agent is forcing the hold out for more salary which equates to more commission.

    Most agents don’t give a jack about the athlete.

  8. Reddawg13

    Bulldawg36 I don’t care what color britches we have on as long as there is a can of whup ass in the pockets!


    Greg Poole Like P.T. Barnum once famously said…  “There’s a Sucker born every minute”  Send me your 800.00 and a five minute video of your kid and I’ll tell you if you have a pro athlete or not!

  10. Reddawg13

    MMCSDAWG RafaRich I too supported CMR and towards the end caught hell from some friends. The last three years I lost faith and confidence and was ready for him to go. But I wanted Gary Patterson. Thank God I didn’t get to choose! Welcome home Kirby, you absolutely get it and got it!


    AlphaDawg LOL….  Looking at this photo the first thing that popped into my head was dang that Mizzou player is short!  Looks like a mighty-mite out there with some big boys!

  12. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg I typed the first comment into the new comment box at the top. Not sure how it got under this video…

  13. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  That will not be for a while – maybe August, if we don’t get access to the camps this summer

  14. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg FB vids are better on a number of fronts. They still don’t put traffic on your site for monetization. Promotes the personalities rather than the brand, IMHO.

    Hangouts on Air is a much more sensible platform because the vid plays on your site and then is saved in your YT channel. The audio can easily be stripped for upload as a podcast.

    My invoice is in the mail, AJC.

  15. Bulldawg36

    Ask em about the silver britches the next time you get to interview him if you can.

  16. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Hey EC, looks like the AJC has already switched over to Facebook Video for their live streams. We discussed a while back about the trolls on periscope not making it very business friendly. Once FB came out with a similar product it seemed like a no brainer. Hold the people accountable for having an account on FB their a lot less likely to act like an azz

  17. Bulldawg36

    I will be highly ticked off if we ain’t wearing the real silver britches in the GA dome!!!!!!!

  18. AlphaDawg

    DawgLink Yes he was. If there was anything you could rely on with Murray it was him giving all he had in the last drive of the game. That boy could move the chains.


    RafaRich MMCSDAWG Pretty much the same Rafa…  I was one of those that felt the administration had left CMR out to dry and was just as complicit as he was.  And I wasn’t 100% sold on CKS being selected as our new HC either, but dang he has done nothing but amaze me since he took the job!

  20. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG I called the old BITR a ‘run off drill’. Coach trying to see who he could run off (make quit). 
    The version you are describing makes sense


    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG We used it occasionally in a little different manor, we would put everyone in a circle and give a ball to one of the players, assign on player to block and the other player was the defensive player and his job was to beat the blocker and tackle the running back.  It would take some kids forever to win against the offensive guys, and some would give up, but it did have a teaching purpose of how to beat a blocker and make a tackle in the open field.  We never actually ran the “old-fashioned’ bull in the ring like we did in HS.

  22. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG had a lot of fights because of OK drills back in high school with me haha

  23. DawgLink

    Murray was a 2 minute master. If you needed to score, he made it happen. Hopefully Eason will do the same

  24. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG I never used it as a coach. OK drills are just as effective in the toughness dept. and have skill improvement aspects for OL. We used to sometimes add a LB and a blocking back too. To really give the OL a workout we would signal to the DL/LB which direction the OL was going to block. That would also increase the frustration level and number of fights though

  25. RafaRich

    MMCSDAWG RafaRich Yea, no doubt whatsoever now. I did not want CMR fired, but I did have alot of issues on things he did/did not do. I was very against Kirby being hired because of the perception that he turned us down a few times and recruited negatively against us. But he sure has alleviated any fears or concerns that I have had since his hire. He is awesome and his PROCESS is just incredible. All that is left is to develop the talent and win big time. Everything else he has proven that he gets it.


    RafaRich Kirby gets it!  He is making his own way at UGA and so far, I have to admit, I am very impressed!


    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie Exactly how it was done in my days in HS as well.  The only meaningful skill being taught back in our day was to make you meaner and keep your head on a swivel!  I can’t tell you how many fights were had on the football field as a result of the aftermath of the Bull in the ring…  keeping your head on a swivel is a useful skill though, especially for the younger kids.  Of course we stopped using this drill about 5-6 years into my coaching experience, but it is important to teach those youngsters to keep their head on a swivel or they are going to get CLOCKED!

  28. AlphaDawg

    RumRunnerDoogie AlphaDawg Greg Poole Just shows how full of it Butch is. He was doing Oklahoma drills before the spring game last year

  29. Greg Poole

    RumRunnerDoogie Well, our coach just called numbers on opposite sides of the ring. You were gonna get blasted.

  30. Greg Poole

    RumRunnerDoogie  Our bull-in-the ring was one player in the center > numbers called and the players with those numbers hit the guy in the center

  31. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie idk what it taught u other than how to get blindsided lol

  32. Greg Poole

    RumRunnerDoogie Not sure, but it was brutal when I was in high school – calling two numbers at once is guaranteed to get you hit in the back

  33. RumRunnerDoogie

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole i know bull in the ring was banned in the FL hs level years ago, i wonder if it is universally

  34. AlphaDawg

    SabanGreyshirtedHisMama Last I checked he was at an 88 and needed a 90 to get the GPA he needs to go to UGA

  35. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Jones wants these guys to compete on every down. He starts every practice with the “circle of life” drill. (We had a version of this called “Bull in the Ring” during our High School practices at Nashville Christian School back in the day). Two Players are called into the center to do battle in front of their teammates.
    Jones may call for a 170 pound defensive back to go up against a 320 pound lineman. The point is to create toughness, and more importantly, to learn to compete. You do not want to be humiliated in that drill in front of everyone, so you give your all.


    AlphaDawg Greg Poole PTCDawg Me Three and it took me til age 30 since I decided to leave college and go into the Navy after 2 years of college.  

    Congrats to this young lady and your family PTC!

  37. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole I’m pretty sure I saw a video of his players last season doing the Oklahoma drill. Wouldn’t that be worse?

  38. CLTDawg

    Greg Poole We will hopefully have the running game and plenty of guys who are capable in short, quick routes to ease him in a bit. He’s just got to protect the ball, priority number one. Will need Kublanow or someone along the OLine to help with protections like Boss Andrews used to.

  39. PTCDawg

    Later this week I will be in Athens to witness the first person from my side of the family to EVER graduate from college. (that probably doesnt surprise anyone who has read many of my posts over the years! :>)
    Congratulations to her and all the rest of the UGA class of 2016!! May all of your futures be bright!!

  40. BahitsAgain

    Bulldawg36 she (the vols) got run over by a damn old train!   Man, that song has a lot of great ones singing in it.


    BahitsAgain Bulldawg36 He’s been committed for a while now…  He’s that player we keep waiting on to emerge from the ranks!  ###

  42. dawgmum

    Bansai buckeroo He’s a great guy. If you want to adopt him, you’ll probably have to stand in line!

  43. Bansai buckeroo

    If he keeps saying stuff like that, I’m going to have to adopt this kid…##…. 🙂

  44. godawgs678

    Greg Poole SabanGreyshirtedHisMama Besides Herrien, weren’t there one or two more guys we were looking to add? Can’t remember their names.

  45. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG  I expect to see some big players come in and organize the satellite camps based on the level of player being invited. I think this will begin to happen next year and the whole scene will have settled down by the following year.


    Greg Poole LOL!  Pretty accurate and I loved this one here…  Tennessee? The Kardashians!!!  lol

    ” Who wwwould I trust?
    Tennessee? The Kardashians? The program without an NFL draft pick the last two years and a penchant for gagging?


    Greg Poole I agree, this unlimited camp thing is going to get ridiculous for now, this will all weed out in a couple of years, but for now it is going to be crazy!

  48. Greg Poole

    SabanGreyshirtedHisMama NP with the question. Just giving the Cliff’s Notes version 🙂

  49. SabanGreyshirtedHisMama

    Greg Poole SabanGreyshirtedHisMama Thanks for the reply. I guess I was 1) too lazy to start at the bottom of the thread and work my way up, 2) timely, since there was discussion about him.

  50. Greg Poole

    SabanGreyshirtedHisMama  There is a video and some discussion below. on Brian Herrien. He is very close to being able to commit – a matter of days.

  51. SabanGreyshirtedHisMama

    Question: There was a RB from the Douglasville/Carrolton area that was a possible add to the 2016 class if he made his grades. Does anyone know the situation there? I guess I kinda lost track.

  52. RafaRich

    I think he is a better person than that. Being very competitive and the best at what you do does not mean you are bad to family or close friends. He has a special affinity for Kirby.

  53. Greg Poole

    NCAA looking for better insurance coverage at lower cost for athletes:
    “Critics of college sports’ current health insurance model complain that it’s inefficient, contains costly gaps in coverage for the NCAA and its members, and creates policies that don’t guarantee equal coverage for athletes across all conferences and schools. The NCAA requires that athletes have insurance paid for by the school, the athlete or his or her family. The insurance must cover up to the $90,000 deductible of the NCAA catastrophic injury program.”

  54. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulltoad RumRunnerDoogie act like u have been there isnt something tenn has had in a while, most these players were in diapers last time they were

  55. Bulltoad

    RumRunnerDoogie I can’t wait for the Fall camp practice video where he is blowing up some freshman walk-on followed by all the coaches jumping in each others arms acting like they have witnessed the greatest play ever!!!

  56. RumRunnerDoogie

    Score Check yea but smart wouldnt of been able to compete with a co-oc position

  57. RumRunnerDoogie

    dude hasnt even played a SEC game yet and thinks all the trash talk is good for it lol

  58. RumRunnerDoogie

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole lol. because somehow his players are just a different breed than any other team in the country


    Greg Poole His players are just so competitive they might hurt one another!  Whatever…

  60. Greg Poole

    Would work for an ex-husband also, but do women ever tattoo a dude’s face on their bodies? I hope not.


    ZippyMorocco MMCSDAWG Greg Poole So we should have another 16 player by the weekend!!


    Greg Poole So when does this kid finish up classes again??  We are still expecting him to be a DAWG for 2016 right?


    BahitsAgain Not sure Saban wouldn’t sell out his own mother to cement his legacy…  Not sure that Saban is loyal to anyone but Saban and “his process”.  Not saying he doesn’t like Kirby, and probably has some respect for him, but not sure he would show him any fav’s!  lol

  64. BahitsAgain

    If Saban becomes the commissar, I hope Kirby hasn’t burnt the bridges.  It would be good to have his papa coach in a position like that.

  65. BahitsAgain

    Greg Poole It is better to be a pro-Athlete, then not, but it is better not to be a pro Athlete in California and New York City because of taxes.


    Greg Poole Making us look better every day!   Our Eason prediction is looking good!

  67. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Saban makes sense, and I agree this will not happen.   The most interesting part of this article was Why Coaches Rank Players.  Nice read with the morning coffee.

  68. AlphaDawg

    Score Check Yup. I don’t know if McGee is in the background of any of these commits but RBs aren’t typically difficult for us to recruit. Kirby vouched for him when he was hired, “Dell McGee, who I had the great fortune of recruiting his high school. Every time I’ve gone to Dell’s high school, I’ve always thought about the respect I had for him as a person first and foremost,” Smart said of McGee. “I can’t tell you how many times Coach (Nick) Saban and I went through the whole and process where I thought ‘Man, this guy is a really reputable person. He’s going to be a great college coach one day.’

  69. Score Check

    I really hated it when Kirby lost Thomas Brown.  I hope Dell Mcgee comes through.

  70. dsw61

    Greg Poole If Eason can learn to make good decisions then he probably should start. Might as well get him some game experience for next season. Chaney’s belief that 60% of throws are movement throws bodes well for QB play IMO. Bill Walsh taught his QBs to get moving after their second progression. Eason seems fairly accurate with his throws and he has the arm strength to fit the ball into tight windows. Seems like some of the big bodied receivers that will be available in 2016 should be able to use their length to have a shot at catching most passes, even if their covered. If Chubb gets back to 100%, that will really help out the passing game.

  71. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Strange read, mostly spoke about his relationship with LSU and a pending offer leading to a flip to LSU.  Doesn’t sound like a solid commit to me.

  72. Jesse1

    DawgLink I mean Sippy is about to get buried and guys still lining up to play there? Must be the medical pot they grow in Oxford. Players get a green stipend?

  73. Jesse1

    Greg Poole My old pumphouse, in the right location, being about 500 sq ft, would in LA, cost more than my house. A lot more.

  74. Greg Poole

    Another tidbit from my source who has seen all spring practices – including the scrimmages. He would not get into my specific questions about QB performance – “I thnk he starts Eason” was all he would say.