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Jhamon Ausbon - Class of 2017 - WR (photo Jhamon Ausbon / Twitter)
Jhamon Ausbon – Class of 2017 – WR
(photo Jhamon Ausbon / Twitter)

 
 

UGA Football Recruiting Daily Thread


 
 

Today’s Featured Recruits

 


 

Jhamon Ausbon

Class of 2017 – WR

Transferred to IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

 
 

 


 

Robert Hainsey

Class of 2017 – OG

IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

 


 

Kellen Mond

Class of 2017 – Dual-threat QB

IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

 
 

 


 

Cesar Ruiz

Class of 2017 – Center (FB)

IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

 
 

 


 

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349 responses on “UGA Football Recruiting 06-APR-2016

  1. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgDaddy Aye. Listen to a bunch of Haggard this afternoon after hearing of his passing

  2. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Greg Poole  well at least he’s taking “stupid people shouldn’t reproduce” to heart

  3. Greg Poole

    It won’t be long before McCoy is a professional, working his way up to be the next Georgia great on the PGA Tour. But even McCoy, with a big dream soon to be realized, isn’t ready to jump all-in on what’s to come just yet.
    “I still have stuff to do here,” McCoy said. “I still have stuff I’m focused on. It’s warm here again which is great. I can come out here and work on my game. I’m still trying to get better every day and maybe I can help my teammates get better in the process. We still have to win a championship before I’m done here. As much as I want to look forward, I have to stay in the moment. There’s still a lot more I can accomplish.”
    Read more here: http://www.macon.com/sports/college/university-of-georgia/bulldogs-beat/more-uga-sports/article70349977.html#storylink=cpy

  4. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2  It is an interesting case.
    Frostburg Maryland is a beautiful little college town. It is on Interstate 68 between Cumberland Maryland and Morgantown West Virginia (much closer to Cumberland) – at the top of the mountain – it is quite frosty.
    We’re going to be up that way in a few weeks. Visiting in Oakland Maryland, which is the next town along 68 W. Oakland is it an even higher elevation and get snow up to the top of the fence posts on occasion.

  5. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole Hmmmm … wonder if the NCAA will change their mission statement because of that now?

  6. Greg Poole

    RobDawg  LOL- seriously, the club level ticket holders will be able to use their seats. They get a license for all events.

  7. Bulldawg Bob2

    Lucas Rogers IYH_BI Heck yeah. I’ve got to talk to Vance and see where we are at with it, but the plan is to have a table between the Bookstore and the Stadium in that causeway.

    I’ll let everyone know as soon as we have the details and local though.

  8. Bulldawg Bob2

    converted 1981IYH_BI Because of the crowds and the limited parking, we are not organizing a tailgate, but we trying to arrange to have a table set up between the bookstore and stadium in that causeway to meet and greet folks.

    I am going to sticky the G-Day article again and encourage anybody from BI that is going, if they are going to tailgate to let other BI folks know.

  9. Bulldawg Bob2

    BahitsDawg MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Knee injuries are not good in general, but big men with knee or ankle injuries really have a tough go.

    I don’t think people realize how much stress is on a 300 lbs plus players ankles or knees when he is rocketing out of his stance at the snap of a ball or when he plants his leg to drive at the opponent in front of him.

  10. BahitsDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 MMCSDAWG Greg Poole It also seems that the big guys often take longer to heal with leg and feet issues.

  11. Lucas Rogers

    Bulldawg Bob2 IYH_BI yeah Bob if there is a place you’ll be located at, I’ll stop by!

  12. converted 1981

    Bulldawg Bob2 IYH_BI Is anybody going to have a BI Tailgate?  I will be coming in from Florida earlier in the week and plan on being in Athens all day Sat.

  13. RobDawg

    There isn’t a better place to watch plays develop and see the field like section 318 in my opinion. I’ve sat all over that stadium in years past and that’s been my favorite view yet. I’d rather be there in my old season tix spot than lower level

  14. CLTDawg

    Greg Poole IYH_BI His recruiting prowess has become very evident with how many players (DRob in particular comes to mind) single him out directly.

  15. CLTDawg

    IYH_BI Bulldawg36 I think they’d put Catalina at LT and Wynn at LG, moving Sims over to RG.

  16. RobDawg

    And I have sat all over that stadium over the years but I don’t know a better place than section 318 to see the field develop and watch the game. And yes I’ve sat below that in lower lever in corner and still can’t pickup the development of a play like up top

  17. CLTDawg

    RobDawg I think they’re opening up the upper decks, too…but it’s going to be chaos getting in there. Anyone who has tried to get a good seat in the lower bowl part of the student section in the last few years knows what I mean. Being herded and held like cattle while 2 or 3 poor volunteers try to coordinate a few thousand people into general admission bleachers. Just a mess.

  18. Bulldawg Bob2

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Aye, but keep in mind, Chubb is what we would term a “super human” in the medical field as he is doing things after tearing 3 ligaments and having them surgical repaired that most people don’t do 6 months after major knee surgery.

  19. Bulldawg Bob2

    IYH_BI I’ll be getting to the Classic City sometime that morning. I’ll hopefully be manning a BI table before the G-Day game and then will make my way into Sanford.

  20. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg Bob2 MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Dang…  That’s long recovery isn’t it?  He got hurt last summer right.  I know we see Chubb out there, just curiously missing and nothing I can remember being reported.  Thanks bob

  21. Bulldawg Bob2

    Lucas Rogers Holy Smokes!

    Hopefully, just someone firing up a griddle or smoking some sausages

  22. Bulldawg Bob2

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Mirko Jurkovic is probably still recovering from his knee injury.

  23. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole Bulldawg Bob2   What is the word on Jurkovic?  I remember hearing he hasn’t been at practice and I can’t remember Kirby saying anything about him…  Thanks

  24. AlphaDawg

    Lucas Rogers  Tennessee brought in $1,455,450 in revenue for the Outback Bowl and spent $1,439,763 for a profit of $15,687, according to information received Monday by the News Sentinel through a public records request.

  25. MMCSDAWG

    DawgDaddy haws1178 Only saw him once in person myself!  Good Show indeed.  Classic for sure!

  26. MMCSDAWG

    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG IYH_BI Greg Poole I can help you with that target issue as well!  Not saying you’ll shoot 80 right away, but you can improve significantly in a short amount of time.

  27. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg IYH_BI Greg Poole I’m sure I can do under 4 hours. I’m no slow poke aiming up my shots or anything. I’m just off target a lot

  28. AlphaDawg

    BMAC
    Kentucky signee Jordan Griffin talks recruiting, finds humor in South Carolina assistant’s brutal honesty

  29. MMCSDAWG

    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG IYH_BI Greg Poole Not sure that will work at Sawgrass since they don’t take cash!  everything in by member #…  lol!

  30. Red Dawn

    AlphaDawg keep in mind that he has to switch HS anyway since family is moving from the Barn to the Dumpster

  31. haws1178

    My dad always told me I grew up in the wrong era. I listened to all the music he grew up listening to.

  32. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg IYH_BI Greg Poole deal, I can teach you how to get a BOGO beer from the beer girl.

  33. MMCSDAWG

    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG IYH_BI Greg Poole LOL!  I can teach you the game and how to play and you can play a round in under 4 hours right away, especially in a cart!

  34. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg IYH_BI Greg Poole Haha I can play fast, just means you might have to count my first put. LOL

  35. MMCSDAWG

    haws1178 I grew up on my dad’s albums and 8-tracks.  Merle, Johnny, Lefty, George, etc…

  36. AlphaDawg

    IYH_BI Bulldawg36 Baker seems to get a lot of praise from the staff. My bet is he gets significant playing time.

  37. AlphaDawg

    rugbydawg79 AlphaDawg Bulldawg36 Yeah, OL is one of the few positions freshman typically get minimal time. Takes a lot to block an all SEC DL or LB. I think we’ll see a few of our youngens get some playing time on some 4th Quarter games and cupcakes

  38. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg36 I am seriously wishing I had planned to go myself!  I will definitely make it up next year.  I haven’t been to the Masters in a while either and if it works out like it is this year, I might take a 10 day vaca and spend some time up in my old stomping grounds!

  39. IYH_BI

    Bulldawg36 If I had to guess today…

    LT – Isaiah Wynn
    LG – Dyshon Sims
    C – Brandon Kublanow
    RG – Lamont Galliard
    RT – Greg Pyke

    That is completely a guess.  Wynn is our best lineman right now and he should play LT if he is our best.  Kublanow is locked in at center.  Also, Sims and Galliard have gotten a lot of praise.  Cleveland could make a push (at either guard position) as could Baker (at right tackle).

  40. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg36 I believe you will…  There are a few cupcake games and I fully expect CKS and company to work on that “Depth” issue in some of those games!

  41. IYH_BI

    Bulldawg36 The shuffling around in yesterdays practice was interesting.  I have a feeling it will continue quite a bit the rest of spring and the first couple weeks of fall practice.

  42. MMCSDAWG

    AlphaDawg IYH_BI Greg Poole Dang alpha, i was gonna invite you down for a round out at Sawgrass until you added that last part…  I don’t mind playing with anyone, my only pet peeve is SLOW play.  Play ready golf and I don’t care if you shoot 120 or 65 you can play a round of golf in 4 hours max!

  43. IYH_BI

    Greg Poole I will be taking mental notes…I don’t know if that can be defined as working or not…

  44. IYH_BI

    BenKellam IYH_BI It is always a zoo unless you have a cousin who works there who you have informed what time you will be there and requested that they have something open…haha

  45. AlphaDawg

    Bulldawg36 He wants monsters, Richt thought OL should just do their job. Going to take a few recruiting cycles to get the big men they want

  46. Bulldawg36

    Smart says he is not yet happy with the play of the starting 5 Ol! Our Ol is always a work in progress it seems! Doesn’t surprise me!

  47. Bulldawg36

    Will be there. Don’t know where I’ll eat before game starts..but that shouldn’t be a problem.. Plenty of places to randomly choose from. lol. I usually watch the alumni game

  48. Greg Poole

    The SEC is the first conference in college football history to send at least 10 teams to bowl games in three consecutive seasons. The conference has sent no less than eight teams to bowls in each of the last 10 seasons.The SEC set an NCAA record with nine bowl victories, while boasting an impressive 82 percent winning percentage in its 11 postseason games.- See more at: http://www.footballfoundation.org/News/NewsDetail/tabid/567/Article/55593/2015-report-college-football-ratings-and-attendance-remain-strong.aspx#sthash.ItL6QoLr.dpuf

  49. AlphaDawg

    IYH_BI Grill out to stay away from restaurants. Except pre-game, probably Pauley’s

  50. Greg Poole

    The SEC led all FBS conferences in average attendance for the 18th consecutive year with an all-conference record 78,630 fans per home game, with more than 7.7 million total fans attending SEC games in 2015. Six SEC schools were in the nation’s Top 10 in average attendance.The top-five conferences for average attendance included the SEC (78,630), Big Ten (66,008), Big 12 (57,347) Pac-12 (51,880) and ACC (49,033).
    – See more at: http://www.footballfoundation.org/News/NewsDetail/tabid/567/Article/55593/2015-report-college-football-ratings-and-attendance-remain-strong.aspx#sthash.ItL6QoLr.dpuf

  51. Greg Poole

    The SEC set an all-time record across all conferences with 7,784,376 fans in 2015, leading all FBS conferences in average attendance for the 18th consecutive year with 78,630 fans per game. The 666 NCAA football programs drew 49,057,966 fans at home games, neutral-site games and postseason games in 2015. The numbers symbolize a phenomenal increase of 156 percent from the 19,134,159 fans that the NCAA reported when they first started collecting attendance figures in 1948*. The American Athletic Conference, Big Ten and the Sun Belt all set single-season conference attendance records.- See more at: http://www.footballfoundation.org/News/NewsDetail/tabid/567/Article/55593/2015-report-college-football-ratings-and-attendance-remain-strong.aspx#sthash.ItL6QoLr.dpuf

  52. Greg Poole

    IYH_BI  Working starting about noon – we’ll be covering the Malcolm/Keith signing, old-timers game/Dawg Walk and game.

  53. IYH_BI

    What is everyone’s plans for G-Day?  My dad and I are coming down to Athens for the day and have an early morning Tee-Time at the UGA Golf course then maybe Mama’s Boy for lunch prior to walking over to the Sanford!

  54. Greg Poole

    CBS averaged a 3.4 rating for SEC football this season, making it the highest rated regular-season college football package on any network for the seventh consecutive year. CBS scored the season’s highest-rated and most-watched college football game with the SEC Championship on Dec. 5, and its coverage of the 116th Army-Navy Game was the highest rated and most-watched game between the rivals since 1999 and 1994, respectively.
     – See more at: http://www.footballfoundation.org/News/NewsDetail/tabid/567/Article/55593/2015-report-college-football-ratings-and-attendance-remain-strong.aspx#sthash.ItL6QoLr.dpuf

  55. Bulldawg36

    Will do! I’ll tell her!! Appreciate the kind words. Yep she is in her 2nd trimester. I think starting from April 3rd.

  56. Bulldawg Bob2

    AlphaDawg IYH_BI Bulldawg36 IYH is I’mYourHuckleberry … wink, wink, nod, nod

  57. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36 Tell her it was a pleasure and honor to get to meet her at NSD. Hope you and her are both doing well. She is about to be in her second trimester is she not?

  58. AlphaDawg

    IYH_BI Greg Poole I love to play but I’m no good at it. Just the guy you want to be there to make you feel good about your game, drink a cold one with, and don’t mind being at the course an extra hour.

  59. AlphaDawg

    Heath Holland Bulldawg Bob2 I remember that feeling. I was offered a job in mid April, man did that make cruising the finish line easy. Congratulations man, and good luck in the after life. Don’t be surprised on your first year without a Christmas break. It’s a transition## haha

  60. AlphaDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 IYH_BI Broadcasting in 4K this year too. Glad America gets to see how beautiful our state is.

  61. Greg Poole

    IYH_BI  Yeah, he is probably going to stick with CKS for a while, but I agree. He is an up-and-comer.

  62. MMCSDAWG

    IYH_BI Bulldawg36 Me Too…  Back on NSD, once we had M. Carter, I was a happy camper.  He was the big one for me.  I never liked D. Browns film nearly as much as I like Carters.  Just my .02 cents.

  63. IYH_BI

    Bulldawg36 Heck of a young coach.  Give him 5+ years and he will probably be a defensive coordinator somewhere.

  64. IYH_BI

    Bulldawg36 I am really looking forward to Michail Carter coming on campus.  I truly believe he was the best defensive tackle prospect in the state of Georgia last year but he was overshadowed by Derrick Brown and Rochester.

  65. PTCDawg

    IYH_BI all in all I do not think there is another event in sports like the Masters. grounds are incredible, the food is cheap, the competition is world class, the practice rounds are awesome. every other event is about squeezing every nickel they can out of it. the  the Masters tradition is unmatched. lets tee it up!!

  66. Greg Poole

    BenKellam LF has really good email notification that allows you to click through to the comment from email if the widget is not working for you. Another tip is that you can scroll to the bottom of the comments in the widget – they are the oldest.

  67. ZippyMorocco

    Jesse1 ZippyMorocco Bulldawg Bob2 I remember that play like it was yesterday. I think part of his chest was attached to Herschel’s helmet.

  68. ZippyMorocco

    BenKellam That has happened to me. I think it is when new comments are loadiding at the same time.
     I scroll up and it starts working.

  69. Jesse1

    ZippyMorocco Jesse1 Bulldawg Bob2 Knowing a few months later, would be tacklers would be bouncing off them thighs like a tennis ball on concrete was quite comforting. Like when he knocked out Dan Benish, I mean scrapped off the field ( Mitch Hyatt’s uncle) Labor Day night on Tron Jackson’s 55 yard scamper ( unfortunately called back). Pre game Benish was babbling about having been dreaming of tackling the Great One, only to find the Great One might not play. Post Game Herschel was asked about Benish’s comment, Herschel just let out a little chuckle and said, ” At least I was able to make his dreams come true.”

  70. RealtorDawg (aka 10canpirate)

    ZippyMorocco Jesse1 Bulldawg Bob2 I was in high school and on a trip to Athens.  We stopped by the track meet.  I had the same view this camera did when Herschel rounded the corner during a 440 relay.  Thighs and neck coming at you…Wow.

  71. MMCSDAWG

    Jesse1 IYH_BI MMCSDAWG Duke’s is the KEY!  Same thing for the Egg Salad and Tuna Salad!

  72. MMCSDAWG

    Jesse1 MMCSDAWG Bulldawg Bob2 My first one was in 75′ as well!  Egg salad and Pimento cheese sandwiches were the norm!

  73. BenKellam

    Any tips on how to track new comments with the new layout? It seems like sometimes I click the new comment that pops up in the bottom corner and nothing happens.

  74. Jesse1

    MMCSDAWG Jesse1 Bulldawg Bob2 Gary Player 78′ Ray Floyd 76′, and Larry Mize in 87′ were very special to me as well. My first ones? Too young to remember, other than the food being almost like home.

  75. Jesse1

    IYH_BI MMCSDAWG Make your own with sharp cheddar cheese, Lindsey diced pimentos, and, this is key, Dukes Mayo Only. A pinch of red and black pepper and you have the original Cunningham family recipe. The one served from 1964 through 2011.

  76. Jesse1

    Greg Poole ZippyMorocco A humbling game. Like the inability to hit a grade B fast ball, my futility trying to develop a short game caused me to become a spectator, and beer Dawg.

  77. Jesse1

    Bulldawg Bob2 The rest of those dudes were so, small, Yet he was right there with them most of the time. Scary man, scary.

  78. Jesse1

    MMCSDAWG Jesse1 Bulldawg Bob2 16 is where I could be found historically. Back in the day, 16 was  pretty much a ” Locals Only” spot. Then someone coached me how  to pocket some tax free shekels, instead of going, to a place I’d been 100 times.

  79. Heath Holland

    Looks different around here! Almost like the old days lol my computer likes it better this way!

  80. IYH_BI

    MMCSDAWG IYH_BI I have my pimento cheese (all be it store bought from the Fresh Market) and pink lemonade ready and waiting for me when I get home and will be eating the same thing each day while sitting in front of the TV.

  81. Jesse1

    Bulldawg Bob2 Jesse1 MMCSDAWG Always apply for Drive, Chip & Putt, Practice Rounds, and daily singles. You might get lucky. But ya gotta play first.

  82. MMCSDAWG

    Jesse1 MMCSDAWG Bulldawg Bob2 Me too, I was at 16 when he almost holed the tee shot!!!  Crowd was amazing and like nothing I had seen before or since.

  83. Jesse1

    Bulldawg Bob2 IYH_BI That is it Bob. The “Event” factor. Like Kentucky Derby, Super Bowl, Rose Bowl, Indy 500, these world class events, are just special.
    I’ve never understood Augusta folks whining all year about Disgusta wanting to bail the one week we’re the center of the sporting universe.

  84. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2 Everyone should go once if they have the opportunity. The place is pretty enough (including the people) that gold can be secondary.

  85. Bulldawg Bob2

    IYH_BI I’ll tune in. I’m not the biggest golf fan or guy out there, but I do enjoy the Masters and the events and spectacle surrounding it.

  86. Bulldawg Bob2

    Jesse1 MMCSDAWG I have yet to attend a Masters. My wife’s uncle, “Bubba”, got to go almost every year.

  87. Bulldawg Bob2

    ZippyMorocco Man. Wow. Ouch. Well, hoping she heals on up quick and good this time.

  88. Greg Poole

    ZippyMorocco I finally realized I was never going to be any good and quit. That’s when I lost interest in watching it.

  89. Jesse1

    ZippyMorocco Greg Poole They have a few teams. Rockhurst, who would be a load for any team most years, and proves it with a national schedule, Jefferson City, Kirkwood, Hazelwood, St, Charles, solid tough teams.

  90. Greg Poole

    IYH_BI I was fortunate that I lived close by and my family had Masters tickets when I was growing up. I started going at about age 12 and, at least, a couple of time each year for many years. Of course, back in the 50’s and early 60’s Masters tickets were really easy to get locally, even if you were not on the patron list.

  91. MMCSDAWG

    IYH_BI Greg Poole Me too!  Not sure my body could take 36 every day anymore, but I would definitely give it a try!

  92. ZippyMorocco

    IYH_BI Greg Poole I played for a long time, but had to give it up (back and knees).

  93. BahitsDawg

    ZippyMorocco Greg Poole I wish we had not brought them in.  At the very least, those jokers should be in the West and either Bama or the barners should be moved to the East.

  94. ZippyMorocco

    Bulldawg Bob2 ZippyMorocco 
    It’s been 6 months, but they had to reopen it in February.

  95. IYH_BI

    Greg Poole IYH_BI Haha – I am the complete opposite.  I’d play 36 holes a day and spend every day at Augusta from gate opening until closing watching this week if I could.

  96. MMCSDAWG

    Jesse1 Bulldawg Bob2 Watched the replay of the  1986 Masters on Golf Channel yesterday when I got home!!  That is my personally most memorable Masters.  Still brings chill bumps to me now!

  97. Jesse1

    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG Maryland has about 4 or 5 Parochial schools who hoard a lot of talent. And we certainly need to plant a huge Red flag with a black G in Prince George’s County.

  98. ZippyMorocco

    Greg Poole That’s because MO doesn’t have any HS talent. The big losers in this deal are UGA, UF, FSU

  99. Bulldawg Bob2

    ZippyMorocco Christi asked about her the other day. She said her place took about 4 to 5 months to heal completely when she had to have that done.

  100. ZippyMorocco

    Bulldawg Bob2 ZippyMorocco 
    A nurse comes by every day and packs gauze in it. But, it’s slowly healing.

  101. Greg Poole

    New Missouri defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross, who participated in such excursions during his time as co-defensive coordinator at TCU, is a proponent of satellite camps.
    “The Big 12 allowed us to do that …,” Cross said. “My personal opinion, any time you get a chance to see other kids outside the state, it’s always a bonus. If you get a chance to do football drills or see them do football drills, it’s a lot better than just seeing them at the high school and stuff. There is some benefit to it.”
    Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/sec/university-of-missouri/article70253252.html#storylink=cpy

  102. Jesse1

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Cincy all the way. Greater Catholic League has averaged 4 NFL drafts per year for nearly 60 years. Cleveland has St. Ignatius and Mentor, but thats about it. Massillon and McKinley are like Valdosta, shells of what they were. 
    Spot on with the Hampton Roads area. Truckload of talent. Detroit and Toledo really stink in football most years. Muskegeon, Kalamazoo- Central, Portage, Benton Harbor, have long fielded some stout teams.

  103. MMCSDAWG

    Heath Holland Bulldawg Bob2 Congrats and now it’s time to get busy climbing the ladder in the “real” world!  Good luck !

  104. Bulldawg Bob2

    ZippyMorocco She is doing much better. Still has some nausea she is battling with, but the doc said that will clear up in a few more days.

    How is Mrs. Zippy doing. Is that place starting to heal and give her less fits?

  105. Jesse1

    ZippyMorocco Greg Poole Those three along with Jeffreys and a few others. It’s rare for SC to produce that much front end talent in such a short window. That all went to Cola City should raise more questions than were at the time.

  106. Jesse1

    Bulldawg Bob2 Watching Nicklaus on Golf Channel. He was talking about the 19 events he came in 2nd. And reiterated several times, “When I knew I had played my best, given all effort I could muster for that event, and lost to a guy who was just better than me that week, I didn’t like having lost, however knowing I’d tried my best, I didn’t feel it was the end of the world. As long as I had given 100%.”

  107. IYH_BI

    Good early afternoon to everyone!  Who is ready to watch the Par 3 contest this afternoon?

  108. Heath Holland

    Bulldawg Bob2 Heath Holland  nothing but the trees from the wind my brother! Bout a month away from graduating (hopefully)

  109. MMCSDAWG

    ZippyMorocco Greg Poole Right, Definitely not the talent pool he had surrounding him at Florida and we all know how that one worked out.

  110. ZippyMorocco

    Greg Poole 
    He is going to have a hard time. The last great USC recruits were all local, Lattimore, Engram, and Clowney. That doesn’t happen often in SC.

  111. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG How do stats “taste?” Are they sweet, bitter, mild, spicy or just very bland, lol … j/k … couldn’t resist

  112. Bulldawg Bob2

    A belated good hump day morning to everyone.

    So how is hump day going for all you leatherheads?

  113. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Their current crop of QBs is not great. I see them being like UT. Will pull a few of our targets out of GA (defense, especially) but I believe Kirby will recruit GA much more effectively than Richt did. If they have a decent year, yes they could probably finish top 5 in SEC in recruiting. If they don’t it’s going to be an uphill battle for years to come given Muschamp’s previous failures. Plus, I’m starting to think Muschamp’s sideline antics are a major turn off to parents.

  114. MMCSDAWG

    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG Yeah, I would hold one camp in Toledo just to get into the Mich/ohio area, but if this thing lasted more than a year or two, I would definitely move to Texas!

  115. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG I like those…  definitely So Cal, and S. Florida.  Either Cincy or maybe Toledo,  Toledo is right on the Mich/ohio border and we could pull Kids from Cleveland and Detroit areas!!   The Va. Beach/Tidewater area is a good one too!

  116. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG  I’d go to Ohio just to annoy them – Cincy area maybe? Tidewater VA, South FL and SoCal

  117. Greg Poole

    Will Muschamp’s South Carolina is http://s.sbnation.com/click/6449134.206/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5nYXJuZXRhbmRibGFja2F0dGFjay5jb20vMjAxNi80LzUvMTEzNjg5NDAvc291dGgtY2Fyb2xpbmEtZ2FtZWNvY2tzLWZvb3RiYWxsLXJlY3J1aXRpbmctYS13ZXN0LWNvYXN0LW9mZmVyLWFuZC1tb3Jl/56c35a748cc2b2c31d8b4576B092a32ac with its recruiting. I may write about this more at some point, but this is a high-variance strategy. If the Gamecocks have a good year, they may pull more studs than expected. But if they disappoint, South Carolina may have to scramble to establish better relationships with lesser prospects who will actually consider signing with them.

  118. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    They were still biting good Sunday I caught a 6 pounder. The guy that went with me lost a monster, it was at least 9 and got him wrapped up in some shallow stumps, he kept trying to horse him and he came up and jumped twice and broke him off before I could get over to it and net him. Had a few 3-4 pounders as well

  119. MMCSDAWG

    So…  Based on Kirby’s comments yesterday about satellite camps…  List the 4 locations you would pick to set up a UGA satellite camp.

  120. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole We have got to fix this…  I am hoping our WR corp will show GREAT improvement this season under Chaney and Coley’s control!!

  121. Jesse1

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole Get good or get gone. As coach said, all these guys have ability. It’s the fire in the belly, aka competitiveness that separates the wheat from chaf.

  122. dsw61

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole Sometimes players are a little sluggish at practice…it happens. It’s amazing how it only takes a couple of players with “sluggish body” language to rub off on others. Within 20 minutes the whole practice starts to look like no one cares or whats to be there. The same group will show up at the next practice busting their butts and looking like they want to win a championship. It’s just part of coaching. I gave up trying to figure it out. For all I know it’s directly related to the phases of the moon. The reality is it’s probably closer to stuff like class work, sleep patterns, weather changes and other non related football issues.

  123. Greg Poole

    BahitsDawg They are. They must be part of a study since there is nothing out there to use the power generated.

  124. Greg Poole

    BahitsDawg Hard to say w/o seeing them, but they are needed. As the season wears on there will be injuries and there will be opportunity for PT.

  125. MMCSDAWG

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole Don’t forget D. Marshall is coming in as well, There is something about him that CKS likes.  He sure recruited him HARD!

  126. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg That’s just football practice. He is using collective punishment to accomplish several goals. Motivating to young and lazy, but also developing leadership by getting the older players to get on the younger one.

  127. MMCSDAWG

    Red Dawn Not sure I would really like to see this as a norm…  I think I personally would rather see Wray and other recruits come in for summer camps at UGA, get some one on one time with Pittman.  Take the lessons Pittman and company are teaching them and work on their craft at the HS level where they can perfect those skills and techniques against even or lessor level competition.  A kid that is only 16 possibly 17 isn’t really gonna benefit from being out matched every single play or drill by a 20-22 yr old SEC caliber player.    I can partially understand with a QB maybe, but for every other position group, I really don’t see this type of thing as a good move for the kid or the school.

  128. AlphaDawg

    Red Dawn Saw that. Was really confused when he started getting picks to UGA. He’s related to Muschamp for crying out loud and they have no QB on roster worth a flip.  Smart move by him

  129. MMCSDAWG

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole I believe M. Carter and T. Clark will challenge for some playing time.  They might not get in early in the season, but by mid season, I believe especially Carter will be in the rotation.  Carter was huge for me, I think he is going to be a great one in Athens!

  130. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg The weight rack looks so small compared to him it looks like one of those old cheap sets with plastic covered weights HAHA

  131. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole Michail Carter and Tyler Clark are going to need to come in hungry and ready.

    Do you think they will see action this season?  Rochester will definitely be pressed into service.

  132. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole I wasn’t as concerned about the DL before reading this http://dogbytesonline.com/another-injury-for-uga-d-line-daquan-hawkins-out-of-practice/    

    We are way too thin at that position.

  133. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole not to be negative Nancy but some of those boys need to stop being sluggish and start paying attention.

  134. Greg Poole

    Here is the practice video from yesterday. I took the sound out because Rocker was rockin’ his players heads with some colorful language. If you pay attention you can see him making them do a drill over and over then you will see them returning from a motivational run.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7Y6LIhLJwg

  135. MMCSDAWG

    AlphaDawg  There is definitely a different level of detail being instilled in our program in Athens!

  136. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole This is kind of cool.

    I HATE ESPN and other sites that require you to select your cable provider and then have a login that half the time doesn’t work and I have to jump through hoops to go to charter to reset it.   Total pain in the rear.

  137. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Just pay for itself. Sweet 16 every few years, and once a decade a Final Four, and I’ll be pleased.

  138. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Probably brought with him. Acting vs reacting, is a change of the UGA mindset I’m comfortable with.

  139. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Speaking for myself, i want to see an elite wide receiver tradition here. Only one of the 4 playoff teams rushed for more yards than passed. And that team wound up on the wrong end of a 38-0 seal clubbing. Great tradition plus a soon to be revived tradition of great  line play, will ensure great running backs continue to find their way to Athens.

  140. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole  this is another nice quote that I loved,  “It just looked like the coaches and players loved the game and were having fun and practicing with a champion’s intensity to get better.”

  141. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole I like that quote, you cannot be elite if you don’t see yourself as elite.  CKS has changed the culture at UGA.