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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.

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  1. DawgLink

    That has to be one of the most brave people in the world. I would have ran through the other end of the tent and been a snack for the kitties.

  2. DawgLink

    Agreed. Kirby knows what it takes to win a natty and he has said that what we have is not enough. Yet. It’s building and we will get there soon.
    On another note, this UT love is ridiculous.

  3. DawgLink

    He’ll host several before his team plays in one. Especially with his current GM.

  4. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg36 My wife told me about it, I have not seen it and probably won’t unless it pops up on TV while I am watching.

  5. GaSoldier

    Man that just doesn’t make sense to me, when UGA always gets the hammer for less violations. Guess all you got to do is deny deny deny. CMR definitely didn’t do that.

  6. GaSoldier

    Question dawgs, whatever happened to Ole Miss and Tennessee? One gets caught red handed paying an elite player while the other covers up a player’s sexual assault. Is or has anything happened?

  7. DawgByte

    Greg Poole In a word… YES. We’re not a National Title contender, period. I think we have a chance to be good and surprise some people, but the stars have to align. Those being an OL that plays better than they really are and a freshman QB that can handle the rigors of big time SEC football. Lots of “Ifs”.

  8. dsw61

    Greg Poole Here’s the high level barrel path. If you superimpose the double tee into MLB swings, this is what it would look like…Ichiro, Ken Griffey Jr, Ryan Braun, and every other MLB player.

  9. dsw61

    Greg Poole The hitters are…NOT…being taught how to hit correctly. They’re doing all the commonly taught stuff I see at the cages every week, on the camp circuit, or seen on numerous youtube videos. Here is an example of how…NOT…to get your weight back:

  10. Bulldawg36

    Yep. Don’t put Clemson on the schedule the series died after the 80’s. No need to play two ACC teams every year…that’s boring. Let’s schedule Oklahoma or Michigan something more interesting IMO

  11. DawgByte

    Greg Poole I was at that game and that play turned the game around. UGA ended up winning.

  12. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 Turn out the lights, the butter is getting hard and the jello is jiggling.

  13. DawgByte

    What’s up lads?!

    Piggybacking on a topic that came up in Bill King’s recent article… it appears Kirby wants us to kick-off seasons by scheduling tougher and more interesting opponents. FWIW, I agree! This topic always seems to garner a lot of opinions and ideas. Many Georgia fans think we should put Clemson on our schedule every year. I’m not one of them. Back in the 80’s we played a few games against UCLA. I’d like to see us schedule a PAC-12 team every year in an East meets West showdown. Perhaps start with Stanford, then go to Cal, UCLA, Oregon and USC. I’d also like to see us play Texas, Oklahoma or a Mich for one game during the season – every once in a while.

  14. Bulldawg36

    A healthy Nick Chubb will make unc look like a high school team! Y’all best believe that!!!!


    BahitsAgain AlphaDawg Definitely not done with his Kirby chores!  Glad he should be eligible for game one though!

  16. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG Defense – but I agree that he will get to touch the ball on offense.

  17. AlphaDawg


    Chisholm watched video of the incident from the body camera of the Athens-Clarke County police officer and determined that the prosecution would have lost the case, based on two Georgia Supreme Court Cases, because of how the information determining Ledbetter’s age was obtained.

  18. BahitsAgain

    AlphaDawg I suspect that the charges might get dropped, but not the orders to run the stadium stairs.


    Greg Poole Rusty saying it’s gonna be hard to keep the ball out of Mecole’s hands!  Where do you’ll think he starts out…  on offense or defense?  I still believe he starts out on Defense, but will be looked at as a return specialist early for sure and maybe a package or two on offense.


    Greg Poole Dawg porn right there!  Exactly what I was pontificating about earlier with Eason against UNC!  I liked seeing the video the other day of Eason getting some work with a coach under center working on his play-action technique!!

  21. PatriotVeteran

    Bulldawg36 Jason should start.   He’s confident and has the arm that can throw short, long or hand off to the best RB’s in College Football.    It’s a Non-Conference game anyhow and we’ll win, but it’s the opportunity to get the experience.    Why Wait?   Lambert has had his chance and it’s not good enough.    Give the young QB the ball and let’s score some touchdowns.   GO DAWGS

  22. Bulldawg36

    Not a bad idea.. The video isn’t really funny. People who love Star Wars are who enjoy it the most

  23. Bulldawg36

    She wore that mask on YouTube laughing and it went viral. She even invited to the late late show


    Greg Poole Bulldawg36 Me either???   I didn’t want to look stupid or un-informed!  lol!

  25. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 I will also add that there is far greater room for Eason to improve his football IQ, than Lambert has room to improve his mobility; which is relatively fixed.

  26. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 If Kirby starts Lambert, he will be starting the least mobile QB on the roster…after stating multiple times he prefers QBs who are mobile and can run. Kirby knows first hand that good defenses can shut down Georgia’s offense with Lambert at QB…he did last year at Bama. It will be interesting if Lambert’s football IQ mesmerizes the new staff like it did the old staff…because that’s likely his only advantage over Eason and Ramsey. I hope Kirby telling Lambert he needs to be more mobile is his way of preparing Lambert for the possibility that he may not be the starter this year. It’s not like Lambert can do a whole lot about his mobility at this point…he’s never going to be able to improve his mobility to the point where defenses worry about his running ability…and I suspect both he and Kirby know that.

  27. Bulldawg36

    What’s yalls opinion on the woman wearing the chewbacca mask and laughing? I don’t thinks it’s funny but a lot of people do.

  28. Bulldawg36

    I like Jeff Dantzlers article “why not us”…that’s what I was saying yesterday! He wrote that article off of my post yesterday!! ####


    Bulldawg36 We are definitely getting bigger at all positions, including WR!  I like his size!  Pair him up with Woerner in the Redzone and you have some big receivers out on routes!

  30. Bulldawg36

    I like xavier Jenkins! He is a big fast WR!!! He wants to be best buds with Eason

  31. Bulldawg36

    Man do I hope you’re right! I really don’t want to see lambert under center this season. I believe he is a great guy but not really a qb that’s gonna help you win a championship. 9 games sure.


    ZippyMorocco I think we will see a little attrition for sure, I read somewhere that most are saying the 17 class will be around 24-28 players.  So something definitely has to give!

  33. ZippyMorocco

    I only count 14 seniors on the roster. 3 or 4 juniors may leave early. 2017 will be a very small class unless there is some serious attrition.


    Bulldawg36 I would agree if we were still talking about the CMR regime, but we are not.  Kirby wants to win this game and he wants to win this one bad, however, he isn’t under near as much pressure from the fan base as CMR would be.  From everything I’ve been able to read and hear via multiple sources, I believe Kirby will pick the person he believes gives us the best chance to win and I believe that is Eason.  This game could turn into a shot out, UNC can put points on the board offensively, however, their defense is very porous, so we may need to score 30-35 pts to win and I don’t believe Lambert is the best QB to achieve that task.   I believe Eason showed us at G-day that he can handle the pressure better than most of us every thought he would.  Can you imagine the pressure he felt when he came on that field in front of 93K+ and yet he handled it well.  I know things will be different in an actual game, but I am still pretty confident in my prediction of Eason starting!

  35. Bulldawg36

    We all be very curious & axious to see When Eason takes over. I do hope it will be game one. But even Stafford didn’t take off till the auburn game. Played well enough that year to beat the chickens on the road tho!

  36. TtownDawg

    Bulldawg36  I like that, also to add to it, have Eason start the home opener and let him light it up.


    TtownDawg MMCSDAWG Bulldawg36 I expect Cheney to bring him along slowly at first, but I also expect him to take a lot more of those shots down field than what we’ve seen in the past.  It fits both Kirby and Cheney’s patterns.  Alabama is known for power running, but they are also the team that will run, run, run then attempt to throw one over the top.

  38. Bulldawg36

    Hope you’re right MMCS! But I think lambert will start and if he does well I only see Eason coming in for mop duty when we are up 21 in the 4th. I just believe expereince win the day when it comes to openers!!!!!!!!


    Score Check MMCSDAWG Greg Poole TeeHDawg I fully expect there to be some type of roster management in effect under Kirby.  I don’t expect the same type of “Gray” shirting, but I do expect there will be some players strongly encouraged to look elsewhere to play college football.  Which by the way, I don’t have a problem with. If you haven’t been able to crack the top 3 at your position and aren’t a vital part of our special teams after 2-3 years on campus.  Are you really going to ever play at UGA?  If your a football player you want to play football.  If you would be able to play at a lessor division or team, then why would you want to stay somewhere you will never get to play?  Get your education (3 years) and go play football, the sport you love at the collegiate level somewhere.

  40. Score Check

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole TeeHDawg
    WOW!!!!  So Kirby is going to copy saban’s “roster management” technique?

  41. revtizzy

    Good interview by Hamilton Culpepper with Mike Cavan, if y’all haven’t read it.  I enjoyed reading that and I am impressed by young Mr. Hamilton (in 9th grade).  Well done.


    Bulldawg36 I hope we don’t need him…  I’m sticking with my long time prediction that Eason is our starter against UNC and if not, Ramsey is the wildcard.  So many people have talked about getting your best players on the field and I don’t think there is any doubt that Eason is the most talented QB @UGA currently.  The tandem of Cheney and Pittman will be trusted to get Eason ready and protect him with play calling and a dominating running game!  Watch out once he gets settled .  Hard play action fake to Sony, Eason reverse pivots rolls to his left, plants his back foot and hits a wide open WR about 45-50 yards downfield.

  43. Bulldawg36

    If we do wear alt unis for the unc game! I hope it will be a nice one!!! Don’t mess with the helmet!!!!!

  44. Bulldawg36

    Can Lambert pick apart the unc secondary? Something tells me can do enough to get us a victory in that game!!!!!


    Greg Poole TeeHDawg Yeah, the only Red Shirts I see coming in the near future would be OL and QB…  Kirby not going to postpone the inevitable.  Either your good enough to crack the rotation/depth chart or you won’t be around 4+ years!

  46. Greg Poole

    TeeHDawg   He plays, unless he has serious trouble with the offense.  Redshirt will not be the plan.

  47. TeeHDawg

    Yes. They lost a lot of one on one’s after Chubb went down. Michel can win the one on one’s but he is more effective on the perimeter.
    Wilson is potentially a bigger version of Michel. It will take him time to get the plays down and to be effective in inside runs. Does he redshirt this year? Or do we give him some touches? I can see him returning kicks if we don’t redshirt him. I personally see he is a better fit a S.


    Greg Poole TeeHDawg Ditto, I want Chubb available, would like to see him hit the field during the first drive if at all possible, but no more than 6-8 carries for the game.  We should be able to run on UNC.  They were TERRIBLE against the run last year.

  49. Greg Poole

    TeeHDawg   The key to Georgia’s running game is that (in the Richt era) most running plays were designed to get the RB in a one-on-one with a LB and have the RB beat him. When Chubb went down that ability to win the one-on-one’s went down markedly. The best evidence of it is Chubb’s incredible YAC stats. 

    We will know more about Georgia’s run game against UNC. I do not expect to see Chubb much, if at all. If the other backs can win their matchups, the Dawgs will be in good shape.

  50. TeeHDawg

    Re watching Gday, I think Tae Crowder makes more of an impact than we realize. He has pretty decent vision running up the middle.

  51. TeeHDawg

    Also see that Ryne Rankin and possibly Key on Brown in that same boat. I feel that Brown is the only that actually has a chance to play defense on a regular basis. And so far, that’s mainly due to depth issues.

  52. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG Maybe so, I been in stadium dressing rooms – college and pro  – and they are all pretty much concrete deals. I think Bama and UT have real fancy dressing rooms in their equivalents to B-M. But I can not imagine that their stadium dressing rooms are opulent – teams spend so little time in them…..


    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG Pretty sure it is a comparison deal when compared to what he had at Alabama and what Tennessee has being light years ahead of ours.

  54. Greg Poole

    Not much. O’Neal will be a senior and will be moving on. McGee will be a RS junior and I expect he will be encouraged to graduate and/or find another school.


    DawgLink Looks like another nail in our ADGM’s coffin!  Signing a better deal would have gone a long way toward making improvements to our facilities.  I hear Kirby WON”T take prospective recruits into the UGA locker room under Sanford.   Kirby is Not pleased with the condition of our facilities and the IPF is only a start of what he’s looking to get improved around our program!

  56. Bulldawg36

    UCLA can get all this money from under armour but we can’t get real silver britches!!!! Something ain’t right man!!!

  57. TeeHDawg

    Morning guys. How much of a factor will Shaun McGee and Johnny O’neal be this season aside from special teams?

  58. Greg Poole

    ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia Bulldogs will entertain the Texas Longhorns at Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday, January 28 as part of the 2017 SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Matchups for all 10 games in the one-day challenge were announced on Tuesday by ESPN.

    Georgia is 6-5 all-time against Texas. Most recently, the fourth-ranked Longhorns defeated the 16th-ranked Bulldogs, 77-71, in the opening game of the 2002-03 season as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Georgia is 2-0 versus Texas in Athens, with wins during 1992-93 and 1997-98.

    The fourth annual event matches all 10 of the Big 12 members against 10 of the 14 programs from the SEC.  Each conference will host five games with the network assignments and tip times to be announced at a later date.

  59. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole I am starting to realize more and more why we lost unexplained games and why we have not won a championship in a very long time. Here is what we have heard since Kirby came on board. We need to be stronger, we need to be bigger, we need to work harder, we need to understand what it takes to win championships, we need to get tougher mentally and physically, we need to realize there is more in the tank and push through, we need more talent etc. etc. Now some of that may be to hype our players, but really? I always thought we could be better than we were and now we may have answers as to why we weren’t.

  60. Lucas Rogers

    Nah not really man. Coach Tucker was in My neck of the woods yesterday though lol

  61. DawgLink

    DawgNation has a good article today about Beamer, expectations, and what he has to work with

  62. DawgDaddy

    ZippyMorocco haha, hang in there and keep us posted as to when it will happen.

  63. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Looks good, I did not know Richard Samuel was back in Athens,  best of luck to him.


    AlphaDawg Greg Poole Might get them before summers over if he camps a few places!


    ZippyMorocco Morning Zippy!   Good luck with the knee replacement and here’s wishing you a speedy and successful rehab after surgery!

  66. DawgLink

    If we were knee hunters like them, injuries would be high for them. Bad blood for UT

  67. DawgDaddy

    Spurrier found out first hand that you watch what you say about your future at your school.


    Greg Poole Those are the kinds of statements that will drive Chubb even harder, I know and have read all the “experts” opinions of his injuries, but this young man is in that elite 1% and if it’s possible for anyone to be ready come Sept, it will be Chubb!

  69. BahitsAgain

    Bulldawg Bob2 Greg Poole DawgLink Would it be shorter if he were allowed to have medically approved steroids?

  70. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg No question, but he starts high school in ’16 – so we’ll see how he does against those his size. A friend who has been watching football in the Augusta area for years sent his info to me – says the kid is legit.


    Greg Poole Read this yesterday and reading it again today just makes my excitement level a little bit higher!  I can’t wait to see what type of team takes the field come Sept.  I’m not expecting a NC or anything this year, but I do want to see a team that is better prepared for our big games.  Win or lose, I don’t expect to see a team that looks anything like the teams that took the field against Alabama and Florida last season!!  GATA Kirby and #ATD!


    Bulldawg Bob2 Greg Poole That is GREAT news BB2!  let her know we are all wishing her a successful and speedy recovery!

  73. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg He’ll be dominating as an 8th grader against DBs….too easy

  74. Greg Poole

    You never know how a kid will translate to high school from the 8th grade, but some of them come in with all of the physical tools.

    2020 WR Eshawn Mayes 6-3 190 — Hephzibah High School

  75. dsw61

    Greg Poole Tennessee is getting lots of hype, and many of their fans are buying in. It will be interesting to see how Butch manages the pressure that comes with sky high expectations. I expect injuries will play a roll with many of the teams in contention for the playoff. Tennessee better hope that Dobbs and Hurd remain healthy this season.

  76. dsw61

    Greg Poole Sounds like Barnhart is talking to ‘medical personnel’ not connected to UGA or the surgery. I’ve asked my ‘medical personnel…physical therapist’…wife the same question and she gives me the standard answer of ‘one year’. One year is the boiler plate answer in the medical profession for knee ligament reconstruction rehab. Chubb will be at week 31 post surgery on Firday. The last week of September will be week 49…which is the Friday before the Tennessee game.

  77. deltonadawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 deltonadawg Good morning Bob glad to see your wife is doing better.

  78. ZippyMorocco

    DawgDaddy ZippyMorocco 
    The joke is on me. The surgeon wouldn’t operate because I had a scratch on my knee. Now I have to do it all over again.

  79. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole With UT in that list there should be a lot more teams than 11 teams then.  They are held back by booch, just watch and see.

  80. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg Bob2 Good news BB2, so happy that the treatment is successful.  Good to see you buddy.

  81. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole DawgLink Aye. Most medical professionals will error on the side of caution when it comes to a prognosis as far as recovery time after surgery. A year is pretty standard fair for knee surgery to repair torn ligament(s).

  82. Greg Poole

    DawgLink  I love the ‘medical personnel’ description of his info.  However, the one year guess is what our ‘medical personnel’ (Bulldawg Bob2 ) originally said when Chubb was hurt. I think that time frame is what any doctor would say about that type of injury.

  83. DawgLink

    Kind of ironic because all we hear is that Chubb is ahead of schedule in his recovery

  84. Bulldawg Bob2

    Good morning ladies and gentlemen. Hope everyone is well.

    Update on Mrs. BB2. She is doing OK. Just been a rough couple of weeks starting treatment, but she is a trooper. Good news is the treatment is successful so far.

    I see Greg Poole already featured the link, but Bulldawg Illustrated debuts their new magazine format today in the latest print issue – 2016 Season Preview; so, make sure you check it out. It is really nice.

  85. Greg Poole

    “,” Smart said on ESPN’s “Championship Drive” podcast. “I think pushing them to do that and pushing them harder and making them realize they can do more is a big part of our job as coaches. They’ve got to understand they can work harder than they’re currently working and they can take more reps and they can do the reps the right way at a high rate.
    “Obviously, we’ve got to improve the overall talent level and depth, but more important than that, it’s going to be whether or not these guys push through the ceiling and go through what they think they can and take the roof off it and go work a little bit harder. We start up June 1 with our entire team. It’s important to have good summer workouts and meet the demands of the program.”

  86. Greg Poole

    SEC is still grousing about satellite camps. This is not a good look for the conference. They should keep this to themselves until they have some real opportunity to change it.
    “The concerns are still there,” Sankey said in an interview with The Associated Press. “When it was a relatively small practice, it was fine. Some will argue that there’s a lot of instruction and development that occurs. Well, that may be true in some cases. But when I talk to our coaches who now have 10-15 calls a day, it starts to become an unhealthy activity.
    “And it really is about recruiting. I’m hoping that if the solutions are identified by Sept. 1. We’ll certainly talk about different strategies next week that are attentive to the full scope of issues here.”

  87. Greg Poole

    Dawg Post story on to Georgia lineman being contacted by UGA posted above. Refresh.