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Broc Bando Class of 2017 - OG (photo by Heath Hupp / Twitter)
Broc Bando
Class of 2017 – OG
(photo by Heath Hupp / Twitter)


UGA Football Recruiting Daily Thread


Today’s Featured Recruits



Broc Bando

Class of 2017 – OG

IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL




Jack Camper

Class of 2017 – TE

IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL



Justin Fields

Class of 2018 – QB

Harrison High School, Kennesaw, GA



Brian Hightower

Class of 2018 – WR

IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL








updated as of 04-07-2016 at 03:00 AM ET








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360 responses on “UGA Football Recruiting 07-APR-2016

  1. dsw61

    Bulldawg Bob2 Hard to tell from that angle, but I think I see a tiny bit more shoulder tilt in that throw:)

  2. Greg Poole

    The were a lot of recruits in the building. I saw bother Sherrer and Tucker with one but didn’t recognize him. As I was leaving Sherrer has locked himself out of the building. Evidently, his fingerprint scan was not working. He looked trustworthy so I let him back in. 🙂

  3. CLTDawg

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Greg Poole At the very least, he should be good for punishing runs in garbage time when we need to stick Sony, Elijah, and Nick on the bench.

  4. Greg Poole

    One way you can judge how unhappy the coaches are at practice is whether or not there is music in the practice video. If there is music the language is not suitable for BI or mst any publication.

    Today – no music.

  5. Greg Poole

    I thought the team looked very energetic today. The defensive line got the message from Rocker on Tuesday. As you will see in practice video they were hustling in his drills.

  6. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Bearbuddy There be some smoke here is all I can say … wink, wink, nod, nod

  7. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bearbuddy im sure bob might be able to confirm this news, dont trust random twitters

  8. ZippyMorocco

    Jesse1 BahitsDawg Greg Poole 
    Everyone is a pundit. This list is a joke. How can Ole Mi$$ be way below LSU?

  9. dawgmum

    PTCDawg Brooklyndawg I do think there’s reason to be hopeful at this point. Supposedly we’ll know in 10 days, which just happens to be one day after GDay. Interesting.

  10. PTCDawg

    Brooklyndawg if the information is accurate, and I have no reason to think it isnt, we are really looking very very good for DRob. I am one of those that hasnt ‘moved on’ from the #1 receiver in the nation. The biggest obstacle we seem to have at the moment is I am starting to be optimistic again, which is NEVER a good sign.

  11. Greg Poole

    Hobnailboot aka RobG I think so, as well, but not many folks are taking notice of him. That might be a good thing.

  12. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Greg Poole  I’m looking forward to seeing him progress, I think he could turn out to be one of the better utility backs we’ve had in a while

  13. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Greg Poole Hobnailboot aka RobG  it definitely slows down around here at supper time

  14. Greg Poole

    Hobnailboot aka RobG I was beginning to think no one was going to read the comment.

  15. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Greg Poole  he’d make a hell of a chiller mechanic##, I can’t tell you how many times I needed one

  16. Greg Poole

    Jesse1 MMCSDAWG Spent many late nights at the old Alex Cooley Electric Ballroom on Roswell Road in Buckhead.

  17. Greg Poole

    RobDawg  Yep. Can’t see the number either but have been around him enough to recognise him. He will be one of our interviews tonight.

  18. Greg Poole

    When we first arrive today they were running pursuit a drill with the entire defense. This is the thing that CKS is talking about he mentions “running to the ball.” Several purposes – conditioning, cuts off cut-back opps for RBs and gets bodies near the ball to clean up missed tackles, pick up fumbles etc.

    Tight ends and OL are working together on several drill. This is new and is evidence of the emphasis on the run game.

  19. DawgDaddy

    RobDawg I think so, not able to see the number so I think he is the only single digit numbered RB.

  20. DawgByte

    MMCSDAWG CoreyDawg34 BahitsDawg Greg Poole Does Eason step in to the starting role by then? Hmmmm, interesting to contemplate.

  21. Bulldawg Bob2

    All reports indicate that senior RB Brendan Douglas was good to go today and participated fully in practice. That is good news. I’ve been concerned about depth at the RB position this spring.

  22. Bulldawg Bob2

    Brooklyndawg Yes. They also both still have offers from Georgia. Black was offered just about a month ago and Browning back in February; so, their recruitment is still fairly in the early stages. Top school lists can change. However, they were probably long shots to begin with.

  23. Patbob

    Jesse1 ZippyMorocco i had the chance to see him finish the last round he played at Augusta. One of my best memories.

  24. Bulldawg36

    Mr Poole must be out there on the practice fields! Wonder if it’s windy in Athens?

  25. Jesse1

    Brooklyndawg Long Time Coming: It’s gonna be a long, long time, before the dawn. David Crosby circa 1969.

  26. Jesse1

    MMCSDAWG Brooklyndawg MMCS. Saw your post about Alex Cooley’s Champagne Jams of 78′ and 79′. I was a participant in both of those thrashings of the Flats, and the Dog Days of August Rock Fest in 77′. Damn we wuz some lucky yung uns.

  27. Reddawg13

    Bulldawg Bob2 BenKellam Greg Poole Please lord, can I have a dual threat QB to go with the passers we have?

  28. Jesse1

    MMCSDAWG Jesse1 Colonial Dawg Greg Poole I was at both of the Champagne Jams. 78 and 78. Plus the Dog Days Rock Festival in 77. Thank you Alex Cooley, for a hella lotta good times.

  29. Jesse1

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole These folks have all, to a Man and Woman stood above the rest. Shoot, they probably choose who we get to vote for. And all this nomination process is simply dark comedy. Or a wicked sense of humor. But I’m not cynical.

  30. Jesse1

    DawgByte MMCSDAWG dawgmum Greg Poole He needs to circle them like Steve did.And put the hate in it from a players prospective. Being a South Georgia boy, that ought to be a minute steak 😉 There ain’t no reasonable reason why we ought not skin the gator 6 or 7 out of 10.

  31. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Gotta be loyal to the paying spectators. At least put up a good appearance. Salesmen are actors. Actors are salesmen.

  32. Brooklyndawg

    Hey, BB2, are these two characters still on your targets lists?

    5* linebacker Baron Browning released a top 10 with no UGA. 4* WR Tarik Black also released a top 5 with no UGA.

  33. Jesse1

    ZippyMorocco Jesse1 I’m told that that following Palmer was in our case a family affair. Then Dad met Nicklaus and started pulling for him when few were. Probably cause they were both fat boys.

  34. Reddawg13

    CLTDawg PTCDawg Well according to Coach Ekler (and he may have sour grapes) Schotty was not allowed to have much freedom to install his own offense and ideas. He was told what he would do. I of course do not know, but something was bad wrong.


    BahitsDawg Greg Poole Just like Auburn last year…  let’s see how this one works out!


    ZippyMorocco Jesse1 Always one of the best to follow around during the practice rounds at Augusta!


    CoreyDawg34 BahitsDawg Greg Poole Like the Avatar Corey!!!  Time will only tell, but I believe Kirby will have the boys ready when ole Butchy comes to town 1 Oct!

  38. Jesse1

    BahitsDawg Jesse1 Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg All of the above. Plus playing not to lose made certain we would.

  39. Jesse1

    Think we may have seen Arnie with Jack, Gary,  the last time at ANGC. Man made the modern game of golf. He looks tired. Real tired.

  40. Jesse1

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole Has LSU found a way to get out of their own way? Clemson would boatrace their fat, ugly, and down right dumb a double s’s.

  41. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole SECLSU – 38.8 percent
    Tennessee – 28.3 percent
    Alabama – 10.8 percent
    Georgia – 10.5 percent
    Ole Miss – 5.7 percent

    Why so much love for LSU… again?   Have they found a QB?    I don’t mind everyone favoring the vols early.  I am tired of being chosen and disappointing.  Let someone else have that honor.

  42. BahitsDawg

    Jesse1 Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg It was ridiculous.  Maybe Ramsey really was awful, or CBS was just plain too stubborn to go with him, but a little gun slinging would have loosened the defenses up for more running.   Lambert didn’t get pressured that much, so blaming the O is too much for me to bear.

  43. Jesse1

    Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg #1, #1, #1 and one more time #1. two future NFL tight ends, and neither have any meaningful impact. Were never given a chance to.

  44. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole Tenn. at 5?  there are going to be – once again – a lot of butt hurt hill billies about 5 or 6 games in.

  45. TtownDawg

    MMCSDAWG TtownDawg Greg Poole  This is his last masters, I will not be surprised if he makes the cut.

  46. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole I am surprised ours is in the top 25.  The thing making it hard imho is our lack of depth and new coaching staff and possibly new QB.

    If we had one of our top 5 teams over the last 15 years, this season would possibly have been a cake walk…. I know, should have been the last few years.


    BenKellam MMCSDAWG Right, that a whole that I don’t believe he will be able to dig out of.


    Anybody else see what Big Ernie Els did on #1?   Dang!  Many was on the green in regulation putting for birdie from 6 feet and made a 10!  Took 7 more putts to hole out.  I felt for him that was painful to watch!


    PTCDawg Not going to defend Shotty either, but I will make another point.  CBS was NOT allowed to pick his own staff or install his own offense.  His entire staff was already in place and I would have to guess that CMR told him he would have to deal with what he had.  More often than not, an OC would want to bring in their own personnel and people they have worked with or shared philosophy with in the past.

  50. Greg Poole

    BenKellam Part of that is dampening expectation, but I agree that it is a recruiting tool.

    We need to build depth at UGA, young stud. Join us and play early as we build toward an annual championship run”

  51. AlphaDawg

    BenKellam AlphaDawg Greg Poole Definitely believe Kirby drops hints on purpose. The RB situation is one.

  52. BenKellam

    Greg Poole BenKellam I guess I was mainly referring to how he seems to bring it up any chance he can get.

  53. Greg Poole

    BenKellam It is a tactic, but his frame of reference is Alabama. Any statement about depth is a comparison and Kirby’s frame of reference is the depth necessary to grind through an SEC season and playoffs. He’s right, UGA is not there.

  54. BenKellam

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole I’m convinced its at least partially a recruiting tactic. All these kids hear is how the depth needs to be improved and it makes UGA seem more attractive in terms of early play time. Now thats not to say that we arent lacking in depth in some areas. Because we are.

  55. DawgByte

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole We’ll be able to judge for ourselves in a little more than a week.

  56. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole I’ve seen so many mixed articles about OL this spring my head is spinning

  57. DawgByte

    PTCDawg DawgByte MMCSDAWG dawgmum Greg Poole Here’s what I mean by a couple of seasons turn things around. 

    I think coaches that come into programs and have instant success (ex. Malzahn, Mcilwain, Meyer etc.) are anomalies in the coaching world. We’d all like Kirby to be able to take this program and land us in Atlanta in Dec., but personally I think that’s unrealistic and I won’t be judging his first years success based on that criteria. I’ve always believed we have to allow a new coach to get a couple of recruiting classes to get the players who fit their philosophy, before they can realize sustainable success.

  58. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg yeah, but see by missing on Brown at 95% the odds are that you should get the next 19 in a row right!! Right? :>)

  59. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg You raise a good point. There is probably not one specific factor that resulted in the collapse of the offensive output, but more of a combination of several factors.

    There was definitely some division in the coaching staff that contributed to it, and we will never know how much Brian Schottenheimer’s hands were tied if at all by Mark Richt, or how much of the offensive scheme’s were his. My best educated guess is he was running Richt’s system with his own tweaks, but that is just conjecture on my part.

    There were some definite head scratching type moments:

    1. Lack of utilizing TEs as receivers
    2. After Chubb went down and Michel got banged up some, why we didn’t see Marshall and A.J. Turman more; although, there might have been more behind the scenes with Turman. We will never know.
    3. Playing Bauta vs. Florida and then not letting him use his dual-threat capability with option reads, ect.

    However, all that is in the past now. I’m very curious to see what the offense will look like under Jim Chaney.

  60. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  While nothing is ever 100% for sure when it comes to college football recruiting, especially until the prospect signs their LOI and/or FA papers and are on campus enrolled in classes, I am 95% confident that Thomas will be a Dawg.

    Keep in mind though that I was 95% confident in Derrick Brown being a Dawg last year as well before the coaching change, and he ended up across the state line at Auburn.

  61. CLTDawg

    PTCDawg I agree, but something was definitely wrong schematically, too. I think there’s no doubt that we went more conservative after Tennessee to try to grind out games an win. Richt mentioned that in a press conference at some point…but I think it still has to fall on our OC (or HC, ultimately) that we were that dependent on Chubb that once he was gone we had no recourse at all. We weren’t just being conservative, we were completely crippling ourselves out there.

    We were running Sony Michel, one of the most versatile players in the conference who is electric in space, right up the gut on play after play, and really only targeting Mitchell in the passing game. We weren’t a threat to defenses at all. That shouldn’t happen, and it goes back to the initial install of the offense in the Spring and in Fall camp. Gotta have other options offensively, and that’s on Schotty.

  62. PTCDawg

    DawgByte MMCSDAWG dawgmum Greg Poole I agree that its a bit silly to think UF is a make or break game for a first year coach. But I also dont get the idea that it will take a couple of seasons to ‘turn things around’.

  63. PTCDawg

    Schottenheimer takes a ton of heat, and understandably so. I am not sure, however, that it is completely warranted. Our O was very different, and not in a good way, after Tenn. I can totally see Richt deciding after losing Chubb and to UT on the same day, that our best chance to win going forward, which is ALWAYS the main criteria, to be going conservative on offense and limiting mistakes. I fully think its POSSIBLE that the ineptitude of the O was determined by the game plan approach that ended up winning 10 games. I’m not defending him, just saying I could see the possibility, or it could be he just sucked after that.

  64. DawgByte

    MMCSDAWG dawgmum Greg Poole Interesting article on SEC Country about the Florida game being a must win for Kirby & Co. this year. I don’t entirely agree with the notion that a loss to Florida this year would mean a lot of fans jumping off of Kirby’s bandwagon. I think the fans realize he needs a couple of seasons to turn things around. I do think the leash is pretty short though.

  65. Bulldawg36

    I think he will decide after the masters. Nobody likes to do anything but golf while it’s going on. U0001f600

  66. RobDawg

    I can’t be there this year but can make my own egg salad sandwich and watch it live on while I work

  67. ZippyMorocco

    MMCSDAWG ZippyMorocco haws1178 I worked for a division of a F500. Our union went on strike the first day of deer season every year.

  68. AlphaDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Don’t know if UGA will be on the good side when all said and done, but it feels nice to go toe to toe on recruiting every once and a while with Bama. Now we just have to do that on the field


    dawgmum Greg Poole MMCSDAWG Something tells me we will have a very good class this year…  And like my signature used to say, Win, and they will come!  Gotta win on the field as well, but I have every confidence that Kirby will get the job done!


    TtownDawg Greg Poole Have you seen where Tom Watson is Even Par thru 8 holes today at the Masters.  That man amazes me with his ability at such an advanced age.  Wow!

  71. haws1178

    Imagine what I was thinking when they told me to run through there with a ditchwitch. We were adding in some lighting and I just couldn’t believe they were willing to destroy that beautiful landscape

  72. TtownDawg

    Greg Poole  As it should be, I have been following golf for over 40 years and the Masters is the only major that is played at the same course every year…because it’s hands down the most beautiful course in the world. They got it right!

  73. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG Kirby and his folks are creating the vibe or, at the very least, enhancing it. They know what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, and are doing it extremely well.


    Greg Poole BenKellam Reading the comments coming from the recruits visiting UGA these days is down right Dawg Porn.  It is really hard to temper my enthusiasm when I read all these comments from parents, coaches and kids!  There’s a definitely a new vibe surrounding the Dawgs, now it’s Kirby’s job to keep that going both on and off the field!

  75. haws1178

    I might try and work the Masters next year. I’ve done work out there before and it’s a beautiful place

  76. dsw61

    One of the key frames to look for in a high level swing. My 17 old student compared to some of the best MLB hitters. Remember, the 17 year old is an amateur. All four of these swings resulted in hard hit balls. None of these are check swings. All four have maintained pressure at the back foot. They are effectively leveraging the Earth to maximize their lower body…it’s basic ground reaction force physics 101. Ted Williams said in his book “The Science of Hitting” that he built a berm behind his foot when he stepped into the batters box. Now we know why:)


    DawgDaddy MMCSDAWG GREAT!  We got rained out last weekend, going to give it another try Sat morning @715!

  78. BenKellam

    Man it really seems like were having a ton more recruits coming through than we used to.  I’m liking it.

  79. Bulldawg36

    You’re right. Hope Chaney will be a good OC. He has had some good seasons as a play caller


    Bulldawg36 I hope the FIRE get’s lit in Sanford on October 1st when the hillbillies come to town!

  81. dsw61

    Two hitters at heel plant…this is the frame where the front foot is being weighted. Two totally different positions. UGA hitter on left has started his hands towards the ball and his back knee has turned down and in, meaning he has released the pressure at his back foot…the back foot is no longer leveraging the ground. At this point in the swing this is a huge power leak. Hitter on left…my 17 year old…has hands back and has maintained pressure at the back foot against the ground later into the swing. Zero power leak.

  82. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  I do not think that is important. Those folks are gone. I expect Chaney to make the offense fit the talent.


    ZippyMorocco haws1178 I was the engineering shipyard liaison for one of my commands while we were in the shipyards in Philadelphia.  I’ve got some good union stories as well.  Those Philly boys are a Tough crowd!

  84. dsw61

    High level baseball swing…two plane swing…barrel path is one seamless motion with a change in direction within the one motion…barrel is being thrown towards the ball instead of being dragged to the ball…tremendous late whip where the ball looks like it will get by the hitter, but instead the barrel suddenly whips into contact. Hips lead the hands creating lots of upper to lower body separation.


    Greg Poole Bulldawg36 BINGO!  I don’t believe we are lacking for talent either, I believe our WR coaching and scheme’s have been lacking as much as anything!  I liked seeing our WR’s running crossing/rub type routes during some of the practice videos I’ve been able to view. I have always wondered why we never seemed to have those types of routes in our route trees.  Especially against man to man coverage.  You can’t simply rely on your WR to create the necessary separation all the time, it’s not going to happen.  Create mismatches with our abundance of TE’s.  Anyway, I expect to see our receivers and our passing offense take on a new identity under Chaney and Coley.

  86. Bulldawg36

    True. But we really don’t know how good of a WR coach BMAC is. But we do know he is a good running backs coach

  87. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 Big series coming up for the baseball team against Texas A&M. Texas A&M was suppose to have some good pitching, but the one pitcher listed in “Baseball America’s” Top 100 was kicked off the team, so I guess we’ll see. I expect Georgia will be competitive in whatever game Robert Tyler pitches in.

  88. Bulldawg36

    I like it too. Makes the WR’s held accountable for dropped passes. We are just an unproven football team going into the 2016 season. Just hope we can beat SC and FLA! I hate those two teams even exsist!!!!!!!!

  89. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 I like the way Chaney is keeping stats on the receivers and how both he and CKS are relying on the number of targets to catches to partly determine who will play. Some of the receivers are grumbling about it, but IMO it makes a lot of sense to have receivers on the field who don’t need the QBs to be perfectly accurate to make a catch.

  90. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgDaddy deal, looking for good report on Mrs BB2.  Not much wind here in Milledgeville.

  91. Bulldawg Bob2

    BenKellam Bulldawg36 He has had his good moments as well as his bad moments, aye. 

    And yes. I do too. Georgia could really use a Reggie Davis who finally puts it all together. Would really like for him to have a solid senior season.

  92. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgDaddy It’s going. After I take Mrs. BB2 for a check-up, I’m eyeing the job of picking up the limbs scattered all over the yard lol

  93. BenKellam

    Bulldawg Bob2 BenKellam Bulldawg36 But I’m not sure I really like what Reggie Davis has proven so far in his career. Lots of careless mistakes. Hopefully Coley can help him out.

  94. Bulldawg Bob2

    BenKellam Bulldawg36 Of all the position groups on offense, I am not concerned about wide receiver or tight end. Georgia has talent at those positions. Just very young and unproven at WR except for Reggie Davis and Terry Godwin.

  95. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  …and Godwin was unproven this time last year – much ado about nothing. Georgia’s problem last year was schematic and not a lack of talent.

  96. BenKellam

    Bulldawg36 We gotta get iMac the ball in space more and Shakenneth, Wilson, and Chigbu  need to step up.

  97. Bulldawg Bob2

    ZippyMorocco Jesse1 Greg Poole Aye. Sturdivant was the most impressive I think I’ve seen. Too bad his knees just couldn’t hold up. Good guy too.

  98. Bulldawg36

    Hope you didn’t have any damage. If it stormed here I didn’t here cuz I was dead asleep.

  99. Bulldawg36

    Radii said he didn’t like our WR core on the ref but said it had a bunch of potential. It’s true…only Godwin is proven.

  100. Bulldawg36

    Heck yeah, I heard that! I try to watch all UGA sports on the tube. Wish they would televise the women’s swimming team…because they won a championship..would of been good to see. Doesn’t look like our baseball & softball teams are gonna when a championship of any kind.

  101. ZippyMorocco

    Jesse1 ZippyMorocco Greg Poole I’m also behind Burt Reynolds, Ossie Davis, and Pernell Roberts.

  102. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 I didn’t watch the softball game. I’ve been more interested in the baseball games because of my interest in hitting mechanics at the college level. The baseball games are hard to watch though because the pitching for the most part is not what I consider elite. Every team might have one solid pitcher, but after that it tends to fall off. Florida seems to be the exception. Based on my research, Georgia has faced two pitchers that ranked in “Baseball America’s” top 100 players.


    Jesse1 MMCSDAWG Colonial Dawg Greg Poole I made the trek downtown a few times back in the day as well…  Champagne Jam was a regular event for me back in the late 70’s early 80’s.

  104. Greg Poole

    dsw61  The best part is that works on all devices and is lightweight in terms of RAM use, but the “like/unlike” feature is nice too

  105. Jesse1

    MMCSDAWG Colonial Dawg Greg Poole The Varsity gets a pass from me. And seeing The Stones in The Flats was worth the trouble of taking an extra long shower once I arrived back at the Spaceship aka Hyatt Regency.

  106. dsw61

    The best part of livefyre is when you click “Like”, it changes to “Unlike” so you know you’ve already clicked “Like”. Good for us older people:)

  107. Jesse1

    Reddawg13 Greg Poole Can’t win em all, but getting manhandled is not an historical UGA tradition. Until fairly recently a rare event. Losing to a better team? Going to happen. Yet when you know the team gave their all, the bitterness isn’t as, well, bitter.

  108. Jesse1

    BahitsDawg IYH_BI Greg Poole My only problem with Saban is him putting a whopping on us 2 of the last three times we played his team.

  109. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole Toughness and competitiveness, if you hate to lose that is what we are looking for! How many times did we hear after we lost one of those unexplained games. Well we competed hard but didn’t execute, but hey we are still in it, we just need win and have some other teams to lose, we just need a little help and we will be fine. If the coach teaches toughness and competitiveness and hates to lose and the players practice this behavior then wins will stack up! Jmho!


    Colonial Dawg Greg Poole One look at that campus and the surroundings would change my mind on coaching there…  They would have to pay a Premium to get me anywhere near Techwood!

  111. Colonial Dawg

    Greg Poole Tech seems to be having a “little” difficulty filling their coaching vacancy.  Aw, darn!!


    IYH_BI Morning IYH!  Me too!  Love the Masters and can’t wait for the G-day game!


    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Sounds like work to me!  I know it’s more work than I plan on doing today!  lol

  114. Greg Poole

    “It was great,” Bishop said. “The coaches and atmosphere in Athens were amazing. It was even better than I thought it would be. It was my favorite time, just getting to see everything and talk football with the coaches.”
    Bishop says he stayed overnight in Athens, with a trio of former five-star recruits.
    “I hung out with Jacob Eason and Isaac Nauta, and then later on, I hung out with Trent Thompson,” Bishop said. “Eason is a pretty cool guy – I like his demeanor and how he carries himself. He seems pretty humble. Isaac and I were talking about our recruitment, and he was giving me pointers. Trent is my big guy from right up the road – we are both from the 229 – so I love when we get together.”

  115. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg Kirby practices are more like the increased intensity that Richt instituted before last year’s Alabama game. However, the intensity died down last year, but not in 2016.

    That Alabama week of practice last fall was so dramatically different that it belied the assertion by Richt that the UGA vs. Bama game was just another week in the SEC. 

    Oh, he absolutely knows what he’s doing. He is confident, assertive and all over the practice field. If he is not successful at UGA, it will not be because he was not ready to become a head coach.

  116. Greg Poole

    Sabin on leaving early:
    “That conversation is all about value. If you get a third-round grade, here’s what your value is, here’s how much you’re going to make, here’s the contract you’re going to have, and can you improve your stock by coming back to college and doing these things? We’ve had six or seven guys with second- and third-round grades that became first-round picks and made a significant amount of more money because they increased their value for themselves, and they graduated.”
    Saban added, “Ninety-seven guys go out early for the draft — you can make any excuse you want, poor family or whatever — if you’re going to get drafted in a position where you don’t have a very good chance of making a team and you could have improved your value by staying in school, you should stay in school. …  When you get a contract as a third- or fourth-round pick, you are stuck with that contract for three or four years. You can say you’re going to make the Pro Bowl, but you still get paid the same. If you go back to college and become a first-round pick, you make a lot more money.”–Quotes–April-7

  117. haws1178

    Wonder if I can catch a glimpse of my fellow union brothers on TV. They are supporting the TV and sound crews.

  118. BahitsDawg

    Greg Poole SEC schools should be blocked from camps within other SEC school states.  Inside their state, they should be allowed to have a camp anywhere.  Outside of SEC school states, fair game, camp anywhere in them.


  119. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Now that you’ve got a few practices under your belt, do you notice any major changes in how practices are done, different drills, etc, than what Richt was doing? Does Kirby seem to know what he’s doing, or does he look lost?

  120. Jesse1

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Going to go hang with Jerry and Eugene for a bit. No longer the Beer Running Dawg. But I do know the short cuts.

  121. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Having ones head in the game is in the same equation as preparation meeting opportunity. When the three meet at the intersection, great things will happen.

  122. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg Morning rush to get the site set for the day. Practice this afternoon, player interviews after. 
    Beats working!

  123. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Just sipping some coffee and catching up on the news. what about you?

  124. Jesse1

    ZippyMorocco Jesse1 Greg Poole Stanley Booth is still ahead of you…..for the moment. As an aside, according to Stanley were Ben Fong-Torres, author of that horrid book “Hickory Wind” to ever step foot in Ware County, he’ll likely end up as chum for the alligators.   Find the shoe orgies in Cherokee Heights in the late 40’s early 50’s? Even if it happened, which is doubtful, a writer with honest intention doesn’t hang on the word pearls of 4th and 5th sources removed.

  125. DawgDaddy

    IYH_BI morning IYH I am excited about The Masters too, heading over on Saturday for the day,

  126. IYH_BI

    Good Morning!  Been at work for a couple hours already so that I can cut out early and get home for Round 1!  Between The Masters starting and only 9 days til G-Day I’m pretty fired up!

  127. DawgDaddy

    Jesse1 ZippyMorocco Greg Poole He was a grader for certain.  I will always hate it for him that the injuries just piled up.  He could have been a great one but he will always be a DGD IMO.

  128. Jesse1

    Greg Poole But if it upsets the Big Whatever’s mint julip in July party, carry on. Make em howl.

  129. DawgDaddy

    Jesse1 Man, I had forgotten M-80s, those were the best.  As Zippy said, cherry bombs were pretty good too but the M-80 blew them away, haha.

  130. ZippyMorocco

    Greg Poole Jesse1 We used to put cherry bombs in a pill bottle with a rock and drop them in a pond.

  131. Greg Poole

    Is Kirby getting in Sabin’s head? Sounds like he’s getting defensive about A-day:
    “It’s something that we’ve been special at,” Saban said, “and I think other people are trying to sort of copycat to make their game a big thing so they can say they had the most people at the spring game and all that. I think it’s important that our fans show that they have just as much interest and enthusiasm for the program as they’ve ever had.”

  132. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Have never bought in to the belief that toughness and competitiveness were mutually exclusive from character. Which was drilled into me as who you are when you don’t think anyone else is looking.

  133. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Jesse1 The kids can have their MTV, I want my M-80’s back. And no, I wouldn’t waste em on a stranger lol. Unless stranger wears orange.

  134. Jesse1

    ZippyMorocco Jesse1 Greg Poole If not for 3 count em 3 ACL tears in different years, TS would be an annual Pro Bowler.

  135. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Jesse1 The reason they were banned, or so went the argument, was folks were going into high rise buildings and blowing the rear end off a throne rider 4 floors down. Urban legend? Maybe so. Maybe not 😉

  136. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Showcasing that Yankee ingenuity bile I’ve had to listen too for nearly 6 decades.

  137. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Remenber the old timey M-80’s we could get in South Cackalacky? What were they, 1/16 or 1/8 a stick of dynamite?

  138. Greg Poole

    Jesse1 I really want to see him at G-Day. In practice, one play he looks all world and the next he honorable mention all-county. Of course, he is 17 and facing equally big boys for the first time.

  139. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Were more people casually acquainted with Brother Samuelson, their station in life might, just might be improved.

  140. Jesse1

    Greg Poole Maybe the most SEC ready lineman here as a true Frosh since Max Jean-Gilles, yes?