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UGA Recruiting Daily 04-August-2016

No. 72 Badara Traore, Class of 2017 JUCO OT (Photo courtesy of Badara Traore - Twitter)
No. 72 Badara Traore
Class of 2017 JUCO OT
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2017 Class, No.61 WR
Newton High School
Covington, GA
Junior Season Highlights



2017 Class, No.2 JUCO OT, NO.9 JUCO Overall
Matignon High School
Brooklyn, NY


2018 Class, No.2 CB, No.21 overall
Lassiter High School
Marietta, GA


2019 Class, No.7 OT, No.71 Overall
North Murray High School
Chatsworth, GA



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417 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 04-August-2016

  1. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Bad part of it is. The team got robbed of some personal belongings during the fire.

  2. Bulldawg Bob2

    BTW, I posted a Tweet from Rico Johnson down below that he said he has been medically cleared to play football again.

    If you don’t remember, Johnson was a recruiting class of 2013 WR for the Bulldawgs who ended up having to go to GA Prep Academy due to the NCAA not accepting a couple of his online high school classes. He put his head down and got the work done he needed to and then was part of the 2014 class enrolling in May of that year, but then was medically DQ’d for a non-disclosed health issue.

    He has remained at UGA since that time attending classes and working on his degree. I don’t know if he will play for Georgia or not, but I did message him to see what his plans were if he is willing to talk about it.

    Either way. I happy for Rico. Good man and a hard worker.

  3. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie yea i remember reading about that, the pictures of the rooms would make a 1 star hotel in memphis look like the ritz

  4. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Just a week or two ago, the Rio Olympic Committee told the Aussie team they could move in, and the athletes and coaches said it wasn’t ready. Plumbing didn’t work, construction workers were still working to clean and finish up the building, and there was even a fire in the garage. Last I heard and read, they were being put up in hotels.

  5. DawgDaddy

    GaSoldier I don’t, as long as Booch is coach they will have to out athlete everyone.  They may do that this year but I doubt it.  Even if they do break through they are a one and done as they lose their QB and RBs after this year as well as their best defensive players.

  6. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie i have no idea, lets just say my hopes arent high for this olympics in regards to the host

  7. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg Bob2 Good read, I hope TL does commit to Georgia and CKS is able to send the message that it is a new UGA as far as recruiting top talent here in the state.

  8. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Has the Australian team gotten to move into their Olympic dorm yet or were they still working to get it ready?

  9. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie well its to be expected awarding it to a 3rd world country really

  10. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie I know right. Scary some of the stuff I’ve been reading and watching.

    But hopefully, for everyone involved, it will go off without a hitch.

  11. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 i will but if the news out of Rio is any indication it will probably be a train wreck

  12. revtizzy

    Bulldawg Bob2 Probably will watch some, if we are home from a Back to School bash at the kids’ school.  I’ve always liked the spectacle of the opening ceremonies.

  13. Bulldawg Bob2

    Off topic of Georgia football, but how many of you are going to watch the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics on Friday night?

  14. Bulldawg Bob2

    @freddawg  Thank you very much Fred, and we look forward to seeing you around. Have a good night, and Go Dawgs! 🙂

  15. freddawg

    Well, scanning the board it looks like you still have a good group of posters, and some excellent coverage from ec and your team.  I’ll try to be around more.   You guys have a good night.

  16. Bulldawg Bob2

    dsw61 He does look good  in practice. Question is, whether or not he can keep up that discipline during a game, especially when he is tired. If he can, the future is bright.

  17. Bulldawg Bob2

    GaSoldier  Might be, if one of the Vol’s losses is to UGA. I don’t think Georgia will lose more than 2 SEC games, but I could be wrong of course.

  18. freddawg

    Thanks RumRunner.  I figured he’d still be around stirring things up from time to time.

  19. freddawg

    Hey MMCS,  long time no see.  Definitely ready for football.   Lot’s of questions, but not much pressure since expectations are low.

  20. Greg Poole

    RobDawg  Not maybe, that is the reason, These caps have been around for a few years. I have read and posted about them in the past.

  21. RobDawg

    I’m seriously wondering if it’s a unity brotherhood badge of honor thing or even that it HAS to add even a bit of extra weight to condition them a bit more while wearing. I don’t put much stock in those things preventing concussion in a OL drill situation

  22. Greg Poole

    RobDawg  It is a very good idea. Think about the way modern defensive line play. It is all about those swinging arm hitting OL in the head repeatedly. Look at the rip techniques DL’s and think about the congestion across the LOS. The caps are about repeated sub-concussive events, which are more dangerous than actually getting knocked unconscious.

  23. Bulldawg Bob2

    Isn’t he the coach that would make players go get him a leaf off one of the trees near the practice fields when the screwed up in practice last year.

  24. RobDawg

    Greg are you getting any sense why the OL are wearing the padding and the other units aren’t?

  25. Greg Poole

    haws1178  You’ll love Saturday if you get to go. They will tone down the language, I’m sure.

  26. RobDawg

    I guarantee any of us can perform better than this clown. He’s missed FG chip shots too. Vat half the studio Canadian version of Jimmy Johnson and Terry Bradshaw say this guy should be cut immediately

  27. Bulldawg Bob2

    Those are the same Vol fans that live in denial that the Tennessee turf is so bad that it has caused injuries to not only opponents but some of their players as well.

  28. freddawg

    Greg Poole

    Yep, and Jones too.  Complained to the league about it and got ignored.  If he has any aspirations for this season, he’d better have his team under control.   Cheap shotting players for regular game play is a good way to start something you can’t control.

  29. Greg Poole

    I wish all of you could watch Tracey Rocker coach his group one day. The man says some of the funniest stuff while dogging those kids. He is a trip.

  30. Bulldawg Bob2

    The few times I have met and talked to him, he does seem to be a really nice guy with a good head on his shoulders.
    Not a bad football player either. U0001f44d

  31. Greg Poole

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Greg Poole

    I sure hope so Rob. I don’t want to get too far into the kool-aid because there are a LOT of questions on this team and there is not much quality depth. 

    I really believe that if this team played like some we have seen in the past, CKS would put every one of them on the bench and play walkons

  32. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2

    Speaking of hitting below the knees, I looked at a UT board a while back and they were calling for cheap shots against Kublanow, saying he intentionally injured Tuttle.  It was close to being a clip, but not an intentional dirty shot IMO.  If that was a dirty play, then so was Sutton’s hit on Keith Marshall.

  33. Greg Poole

    I’ve seen a lot of football coaches over the years but I have never seen one as energetic and on top of his practices as Kirby. These preactices are night and day from last year.

  34. Greg Poole

    We also talked to Davin Bellamy tonight. He is really stepping up as a leader. I’m impressed with him.

  35. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2  Quincey is a really good kid and will do well in life. Great attitude.

  36. Bulldawg Bob2

    Georgia’s Fan Day is Saturday with an open practice. So how many do you think will attend?
    Over 50,000 or less than 50,000?

  37. Greg Poole

    We meet with Mauger tonight. BIG NEWS !!!! He is now pronouncing his will name the way that his parents do  — mo-zhay.

  38. PTCDawg

    GaSoldier I do by the Tenn hype, I think they are greatly improved. I honestly believe they are the second best team in the entire SEC East. This will be their peak year, its all downhill from here.

  39. RobDawg

    Montreal punter just kicked the ball backwards – seriously. And no one was around him. The punt was -10 yards out of bounds

  40. Greg Poole

    RobDawg  They have been the hardest group to watch because of where they are on the practice fields, but good, I’d say.

    I’ve seen a lot of the TEs and they look great

  41. PTCDawg

    Greg Poole and speaking of WRs, is J Stanley out there? I was surprised to not see his name in that top 6.

  42. Greg Poole

    Hobnailboot aka RobG ClintThomason GPoole_BI BD_illustrated  I think he is talking about the Uganda thingy

  43. Greg Poole

    I’m tired from the forst week of fall camp so you aren’t getting photos till morning. I attempt to answer any question for a while.

  44. ClintThomason

    GPoole_BI BD_illustrated GPoole_BI BD_illustrated Welp, can’t use the UGA hashtag anymore

  45. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2

    Thanks Bob.   I took a long break after CMR got canned.  I know he wasn’t the greatest coach in cfb, but he was pretty good and a good leader for the program.  But, he had a good run and some great teams.

  46. RobDawg

    So if you line up for a field goal and miss but it does go through the 20-30 yard deep end zone then you get a rougue for 1 point. Same thing for a punt that you can kick through the end zone the other team can’t return. so in a tie game last play of game if you can simply kick the ball a long dang way then you can probably get a point even if it doesn’t go through uprights. What?!?!?

  47. freddawg


    Thanks.  I guess I have to sign up with livefyre to get my name in blue.   Looking forward to an exciting, and possibly nerve wracking season.

  48. freddawg

    RobDawg yep.  Looks like things have changed a bit since I was here last.  Wasn’t sure how to log in.

  49. RobDawg

    Technically it was a wish and not a dream. ## And I used one of my three wishes for a million more wishes once so I got plenty to spare

  50. RobDawg

    One of my wishes just came true – finally saw one on the several men in motion in Canadian Rules Football get called for crossing the line too early for off sides penalty

  51. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 to your point, of the 11 on the roster I have listed as a DL, 10 of the 11 are either freshman or sophomore, with Atkins being the only exception as a junior.

  52. Bulldawg Bob2

    I’d have to look at my notes but I am away from my computer at the moment.
    But the d-line class is not going to be as good as it was in 2015 or 2016.

  53. Bulldawg Bob2

    I thing Tennessee has a very talented 2016 team with experienceto boot. But can Butch and company get them to Atlanta in November?

  54. Bulldawg Bob2

    Alabama has to release him before he can transfer to UGA. If they do, he can attend Georgia academically bit is not eligible to play football for a year under the grad transfer rules of the SEC.

  55. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    GaSoldier If they had a better coach they would be pretty darn scary, they do return quite a bit of experience, but Sgt. Carter is a joke

  56. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 I dono Bob, Im not sure how many offers are out there but if you dont count Beal as a DL, the only other person I see that we have a high interest in is Herring. And some people on here have said even he is more of a LB. I dont think he is but still, if we have other major targets out there I dont know who they are.

  57. haws1178

    tmdawg12 one more reason to hate auburn putting all that disgusting graffiti on that nice car

  58. Bulldawg Bob2

    UGA is recruiting d-line pretty aggressively. Georgia has a number of offers and targets for 2017 d-linemen, but not a lot of commits thus far.
    Keep in mind that the majority of d-linemen on the roster are freshmen and sophomores.

  59. PTCDawg

    WillieWalden guessing one reason is the limited number of options in this class and another is we dont have a single DL on our roster that is a senior. so maybe they just think the other positions are a higher priority.

  60. WillieWalden

    Why aren’t we recruiting the d line more heavily this’ year? I know in state may be alittle down this year but it doesn’t seem like we’re pursuing any of the top d lineman in the southeast …

  61. dsw61

    Bulldawg Bob2  Eason is displaying a little bit of shoulder tilt on his intermediate throws in this clip. Very encouraging sign. Any amount of tilt is progress. Shoulder tilt will naturally raise his release point without messing up anything else. It will also allow him to finish around rather than bending straight forward at the waist.  Hope he keeps it up.

  62. haws1178

    Bulldawg Bob2 did I read the last statement in that article correct? That he can go to uga for one year academic only then be cleared to play the following year

  63. PTCDawg

    long way to go but some interesting 2017 average commit ratings…

    UGA: 93.44
    Bama: 91.36
    LSU: 90.03
    Aub: 89.77
    Fla: 88.94
    A&M: 88.13
    Ol Miss: 87.36
    Tenn: 86.50
    Miss St: 85.85
    Ky: 85.05
    Ark: 84.91
    Scar: 84.85

    OSU: 94.69
    FSU: 92.44
    Clemson: 91.76
    Mich: 89.05
    So Cal: 87.90
    Miami: 87.85

  64. Bulldawg Bob2

    Unconfirmed and unofficial report that Atkins hyperextension his knee in practice yesterday.

  65. Bulldawg Bob2

    It’s just an automated email from ESPN. Everyone that participated in pick’em last year will get one.
    I’ll do a post next week probably which will have a link and info.

  66. RumRunnerDoogie

    bahits Bulldawg Bob2 RobDawg RumRunnerDoogie haha no glazed over eyes for me until the doctor says i can

  67. bahits

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgByte I hate to say it, but he should go to OSU or Clemson and hope to get a shot at Bama in the play-offs.

  68. Bulldawg Bob2

    Sophomore defensive lineman DaQuan Hawkins was allowed to speak to the media today after practice. We’ll probably have some info and video up later.

  69. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Aye; however, these are just practice helmets. Doubt we see much change to the game day uniforms, but I could be wrong.

  70. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg it does look different, but RumRunnerDoogie is right. Could be the filter or lens the photographer is using

  71. RobDawg

    BulldawgBob I got an email today from ESPN College pickem saying it’s time to get started but didn’t see our group out there. Is something brewing or is it coincidence that I got the email?

  72. RobDawg

    Do my eyes deceive me or is that helmet below like a red chrome finish which would be different than the red plastic finish we’ve seen in past

  73. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Little Nicky seems a whee bit perturbed by the media questions on Maurice Smith me thinks

  74. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  I haven’t heard much, but Greg Poole or Michael Pope may have some insight on Rico McGraw.

  75. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Bulldawg Bob2  Yep. Even if Bama releases him to transfer to UGA, he would still have to get a waiver from the SEC to be eligible to play in 2016, which, the SEC office initially have not granted to Smith. He can appeal though.

  76. JaxDawg

    I haven’t heard anything about Rico McGraw, how’s he doin! Also, I hope we can give Mecole some reps on offense

  77. Bulldawg Bob2

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  78. DawgByte

    JaxDawg Man it’s like this entire team has been physically transformed. Honestly, I’ve never seen anything like it. Whatever they’re paying our S&C coaches isn’t enough, because they’re miracle workers! Hope it translates to better on field performances.

  79. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte I expect Coach Tucker and his staff are looking for a solid 6 to 8 DBs to play a lot. Would not be surprised for Roundtree to push to be in that group.

  80. DawgByte

    Michael Pope BTW, Riley Ridley also looks pumped up from the Spring. This S&C coaching staff is working miracles on our guys.

  81. DawgByte

    Have you guys seen a recent picture of Rashad Roundtree? Dang he’s pumped up. Looks more like a LB than a Safety. By the same token we need some big Safeties out there that can support the run and putt a licking on some WR’s.

  82. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 Julian Rochester is a big dude! We need him to come up strong for this DL.

  83. Bulldawg Bob2

    Jason Butt’s take on John Atkins missing from practice from the Telegraph:

    “Georgia defensive tackle John Atkins was not present for Thursday’s practice.

    Atkins was present for Wednesday’s session, making it possible that he’s dealing with an injury that sidelined him. Georgia is already thin at linebacker, with Atkins being the lone junior on scholarship. During a pursuit drill shown Wednesday, Atkins was one of the top two defensive linemen.”

  84. Bulldawg Bob2

    Michael Pope  Thanks for the update.

    Does not surprise me at all that Chigbu is in the thick of the WR competition.

  85. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte valdostadawg80  I attribute Oregon’s rise in power in CFB more to the influx of money from Nike than the uniforms; although, for recruiting and from a marketing of the program’s brand standpoint, the uniforms have been a hit for the most part.

  86. 1mandawgpack

    DawgByte valdostadawg80  Not to mention their significant recruiting violations, which were met with a less than appropriate response by the NCAA as Oregon is effectively a package deal with Nike, one of the largest names and sponsors in college football.  Penalize Oregon, penalize Nike, which is problematic as the NCAA has lost its objectivity due to the big business that NCAA sports has become.

  87. Michael Pope

    Hey guys, I hope everyone is having a great day. Here’s just a few things that caught my eye today. For starters John Atkins was missing from practice today which only adds to the mystery of what his injury may be but the rumor as of right now is a hyper-extended knee. However, lets respond to this bad news with a hint of good news in that Javon Wims was back at it and took normal reps today. There’s no telling what may have been bothering him yesterday but it seems it was only minor and has no long term effects. We did not get a great look at the offense but it looks like the #1 and #2 wide receivers are Terry Godwin and Michael Chigbu and i’ll have a more extensive wide receiver depth chart in the story for tomorrow. Today Tracy Rocker seemed very pleased with his lineman and overall the vibe around practice was way more calm today than yesterday. It’s still very early but things are beginning to shape up at practice. Have a great day everyone!

  88. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgDaddy Bulldawg Bob2 Greg Poole  Don’t know. Just an unconfirmed, unofficial report that Atkins hyperextended his knee.

    If it is a mild hyperextension, he could back for the North Carolina game or even as soon as a couple of weeks.

    But if it is a more severe hyperextension where he really stretched or even tore some ligaments, which is hopefully not the case, it could be a good deal longer of course.

  89. AlphaDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgByte Greg Poole MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Similar to Chubb. He basically super hyperexended his knee

  90. Bulldawg Bob2

    Article from Mark Weiszer at Online Athens on Isaiah Mckenzie and Special Teams:

    “There were some situations there that were a little scary,” he said. “When you talk about turning the ball over three or four times on special teams, that’s never a good situation. That’s another thing that we’re approaching, attacking, making sure that those guys understand the importance of ball security.”


    Greg Poole DawgByte I would definitely error on the conservative side and keep him out as long as needed.  Work him thru the non-contact stuff, but let his knee rest.  We can’t afford to be missing any more DL.

  92. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Greg Poole MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg  Mild hyperextended knee injuries take 2 to 4 weeks on average.

    But a severe hyperextended knee injury can tear ligaments and/or the meniscus.

  93. Greg Poole

    DawgByte Hard to say. Could be back in a day or two but just depends on who fell on it.

  94. Greg Poole

    Just posted this below – unconfirmed and unofficial word in the street is that John Atkoins hyperextended his knee at practice yesterday

  95. DawgByte

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Wow, that’s bad news!! What’s the typical recover time on those?


    DawgByte Bulldawg Bob2 The thing I question is the fact that our new place kicker Mr. Wasson, was NOT one of the 105 invited to early fall camp.  has me a little worried.  We need to focus on our kicking game.  It was scary in the spring game.  I will trust kirby and beamer to get it right!

  97. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg I’m ast B-M and just asked someone if John Atkins got hurt yesterday. The VERY unofficial word is that he hyper-extended his knee.

  98. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg I didn’t see anything but all of those guys were suffering yesterday

  99. DawgByte

    valdostadawg80 Astute observations. One example that back-ups your thinking is the rise of Oregon’s relevancy in the last 6-10 years, which in part is due to their wild uniform changes. It was a gimmick that got them noticed and an infusion of new talent.

  100. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte  Yes. Hairy “Hunker Down” Henderson. He is 6-10, 325 lbs, runs a 4.0 second forty, benches 999 lbs, and squats semis. ####

  101. Bulldawg Bob2

    valdostadawg80  I know we poke fun at Dabo and Clemson, but the man knows what he is doing. 

    Clemson had a very good football program during the Danny Ford and Ken Hatfield eras of the program from the late 70s through the early 90s, and then the Tigers took a dive into mediocrity in after Hatfield with Tommy West. They got better under Tommy Bowden, but never could reach 10 wins or win a conference championship.

    Dabo Swinney has done for Clemson present day what Mark Richt did for Georgia in the early 2000’s and has got them competing at a level they hadn’t seen in 20 to 25 years. It is good and bad because I think he will also be thorn in Mushamp’s and South Carolina’s side, but Clemson is definitely a threat to UGA when it comes to recruiting if they keep winning.

  102. Greg Poole

    WillieWalden Iwas talking with Jake Reuse about him yesterday.  Big kid with real talent. First saw him 2 years ago, impressive.

  103. valdostadawg80

    Some people wonder how Dabo is recruiting at the level he’s recruiting at and while winning is a major component.. I don’t think it’s the only reason he’s pulling major recruits out of Georgia and everywhere else.. Clemson was trending upward before the playoff appearance last year…  I think Dabo’s biggest weapon is his willingness to adapt to the new culture… It may not be his personal thing but he seems to stay current with what today’s culture is fascinated with and he uses that to build an environment that seems more modern.. just from what I’ve seen his players seem to enjoy playing for him.. I think Kirby understands this … hence the reason that I think we will see a lot more of the black jerseys and possibly other uniform changes in the future… What Harbaugh and Michigan just done with  the Jordan brand is gonna be bigger than expected in recruiting in my opinion… it won’t affect all kids but if you gather enough talent in one place that talent will bring other talent.. I hope our fanbase gives Kirby the latitude to do whats necessary to recruit on a level playing ground and not get caught up with tradition.. the Bulldog tradition in my opinion is the way we play football not how we look doing it..

  104. Bulldawg Bob2

    MMCSDAWG WillieWalden  Tyrone Truesdale is definitely a good football player and DT. He has offers from Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Clemson and Louisville.

    He attended Georgia’s camp on June 18th, but he has received an offer from him. He also played in the Rising Seniors Georgia Junior Bowl.

    Don’t think grades are issue, but you never know. He is rated a 3-star prospect at DT and is ranked as the No.25 DT for 2017. Scout has him as a 4-star and the 17th overall DT in the class.

  105. Bulldawg Bob2

    Refresh page. I finally fixed Justin Marshall’s highlight vid. Should be showing up and able to play on page now.


    WillieWalden Your right…  there must be some type of issue, because the talent is there.  Hope the kid can get it straight!

  107. WillieWalden

    Watch out for truesdale out of Laney.. Strong d tackle.. Must have grade issues because he’s d1 talented


    GaSoldier Greg Poole Most definitely, I was shocked yesterday when we were discussing this to find out that the SEC rules supersede NCAA rules for graduate transfers.  If a STUDENT athlete busts his butt and graduates in 3 years of less, then he/she should be able to transfer (Grad transfer) to any school they wish without penalty.  It’s supposed to be about Academics right… reward academic achievement period!

  109. 66DAWGnNC

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole I really think the talent is there. Yes, we lack depth at some positions and maybe experience in a few, but we have some guys who were highly recruited and who can play. The energy and enthusiasm this staff puts in to recruiting and the practice regime has to excite these young pups. Kirby just seems like the kind of coach who can get more with less. Give him some talent and desire and then look out. He WILL have us in the hunt sooner rather than later I believe.

  110. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG dirtydawgs Yup! Clemson was getting top talent here and there when they were known for Clemsoning. Since they haven’t ‘Clemson’d’ a game in quite some time, that mentality has started to wear off.


    66DAWGnNC Greg Poole to steal a line from our fellow @RedDawg   Why not us and Why not now!


    dirtydawgs There’s one simple advantage he has and it’s something that I’ve said for a very long time…  Win, and they will come.  I know a lot of recruiting is about building relationships and other intangibles, but the FACT remains that you win and you open up a whole new world in CFB recruiting. Kirby is doing a great job recruiting and his entire staff has been nothing short of amazing on the recruiting trail, but until he wins, and I believe he will soon,  we are still going to be playing catch up when compared to the teams playing in the CFB playoff and/or winning NC’s.   I want TL, but I also believe we might have gotten a steal when we flipped Fromm.  Watching this kid, there is something about him that tells me he is going to be good.  Real good.

  113. dirtydawgs

    I must give it up to Dabo. He’s doing a heck of a job recruiting especially Georgia. Now his system doesn’t look like a whole lot but th man can apparently run his mouth to be doing so well in Georgia. If he gets AJ, Jamyest and TL then you start worrying about him maybe even more than Saban

  114. 66DAWGnNC

    Greg Poole Bulldawg Bob2 Wasn’t Bama one of those teams that would not report or even acknowledge an injury to the sideline reporter during TV games? I would think Kirby would be in line with Saban in that regard, at least early on in his career. So, the Chubb interview is huge in that regard.


    GaSoldier MMCSDAWG DawgByte Greg Poole Another one I’ve heard is running with the 2’s is of course Mecole, but also Tyrique McGhee


    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG Seems to have been a defensive “starter” that might have been hurt at practice yesterday…  No official word has been released, but speculation is its a big man in the middle. Maybe Greg/Michael will be able to see who;s missing or not from practice this afternoon!

  117. GaSoldier

    MMCSDAWG GaSoldier DawgByte Greg Poole  I was thinking about him too, just haven’t heard any news on him. I remember Pruitt really liking him


    GaSoldier MMCSDAWG DawgByte Greg Poole Don’t forget about the others as well, from what I’ve heard thru the grapevine there is another backer that’s pretty good in man coverage.  Deandre Baker.  I’ve heard he is pretty good in man coverage.

  119. GaSoldier

    Greg Poole  Seems to me if he graduates he should be able to go where he wants. Which is different from the Smart situation a few months back. Just let the kid transfer, he has a roster full of 5 stars lol

  120. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG have you heard of any injured players? Don’t have to name a name, just curious.

  121. Bulldawg Bob2

    Hey DawgDaddy. She is doing well but tired today. She was at the doc’s yesterday morning and that always wears her out.

  122. dawgmum

    DawgDaddy AlphaDawg I hope that’s something you never have to see. Oh, your eyes, your eyes!!

  123. Bulldawg Bob2

    Tuesday and Wednesday. And that was through 3rd parties. TL isn’t talking too much atm.

  124. Greg Poole

    1mandawgpack I understand your thought process, but Chubb would not consider that as a reward. In fact, most players are unenthusiastic, at best, about media appearances.

  125. 1mandawgpack

    Greg Poole  I agree with your conclusion.  However, I also bet some of it was a “reward” from CKS resulting from Chubb’s work ethic to demonstrate to the rest of the team that good things come from hard work.  I’ve come to the realization that virtually everything that CKS does has an underlying purpose intending to benefit the program.


    Doc R Greg Poole MMCSDAWG Exactly,  I commented last night after Greg and Michael posted the initial video, no matter how they asked him he would not comment on his chances or probability of starting against UNC!  Keep them guessing!

  127. Doc R

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG Plus, Nick is smart, so I’m sure he was prepped for how to handle all the “injury” questions

  128. DawgLink

    Sure has been a good trait lately to be a shy RB at UGA. The last one got drafted 8th overall after having ACL surgery

  129. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG Good points. Chubb is shy also. The familiar faces probably helped him relax a bit.

  130. Bulldawg Bob2

    Man, it rained a lot sometime early this morning up here too. Thunder shower woke me up a couple of times shaking the windows with the year old thunder clap.

  131. DawgLink

    Agreed. TL needs to understand that his arm will make the money and not his legs in a spread attack. He needs to look at all the dual threat QBs that got drafted about 4 years ago. Most are gone from the league now

  132. Bulldawg Bob2

    Agree Alpha and Greg. Very rare for coaches and school to let media talk to injured players., If memory serves me correctly.


    Greg Poole Doing it like they did was a “SMART” move by our staff IMO!   Not announcing it, which keeps it from being a media circus and just surprising you hard working daily beat guys was masterful!  If they had announced that Chubb was coming out, it would have been a circus!  Much more personal and you could hear the questions and answers very clearly in the video!


    tmdawg12  MMCSDAWG dawgmum What’s nick’s Salary up to these days??  About 1/2 that should do ###

  135. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Good. No unreal expectations for our 1st year coach to overcome. Let UT take the fall this year.

  136. converted 1981

    Greg Poole Bulldawg Bob2 Heavy Rains – negative effect on my fishing in the AM b/4 work….

  137. Bulldawg Bob2

    Not much new news. He still has Georgia and Clemson as his top two schools. Last check, the Dawgs had the lead over the Tigers.
    It was originally thought Lawrence would announce around August 1st ot this week, but he pushed it back. That is not uncommon though.

  138. AlphaDawg

    DawgLink Last I heard he was still very much 50/50. His season starts Aug 19 so if he’s still sticking to the announcing before his season so he can focus on that, then he still has a little time. The longer he waits the worse for UGA. I think Clemson is urging him to wait out to see how Chaney would use him. UGA is the better fit and they know that, but they are probably hoping UGA stumbles in the opener so they’ve got some backing to their recruiting.

  139. dirtydawgs

    At this point if he doesn’t commit to us then I’m gonna check myself in to a insane asylum

  140. DawgLink

    What’s the latest on TL? Seems like I read around the 8-10 of August to announce. Is that the latest?


    dawgmum  And if you honestly believe that Nick Saban and his staff of 1500 somehow just happened to forget about this young mans request, then I’ve got some great ocean front property in Arizona!   

    Don’t believe this story they are pedaling one bit…  This man is a control freak and has people in charge of changing cleats on the Alabama sidelines based on field turf conditions during the game.  No way it went totally unreported or slipped thru the cracks!

  142. ronaldo77

    nolabigdawg supposedly didnt show up to meetings, didnt practice hard, wasn’t going to class, and was an overall baby


    Score Check Greg Poole According to some reports I saw other places, it doesn’t appear to be serious and was reported that he went back into drills and practice.  Jammed a wrist or hand was the best guess.


    nolabigdawg BAHHHHHHHH….  Me too###   He must have really committed a terrible act for the penitentiary on the plains to kick you out!


    DawgByte MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Me too Byte!  Gonna require a lot more man or man over coverages but to me it is worth the risk and I believe we have a few that can cover in man on our roster.  It will be very interesting to see how our defensive style changes and evolves over this upcoming season!

  146. nolabigdawg

    So what’s on the rumor mill about the Barns’ release of Jovon Robinson?

    Really hate for them###

  147. DawgLink

    I think part if not most of the reason that CKS keeps barking about the defense underperforming is because he’s a DC at heart

  148. DawgByte

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Putting pressure on QB’s was one of the weak links of our D last year. I hope we can reverse that this year.


    Greg Poole I watched the Ole Miss vs. Arky game replay on SEC network last night.  Pressure will be the key for stopping Ole miss.  Put pressure in his face and contain the running. He is not the most accurate passer in CFB and he will definitely throw one up for grabs when he’s pressured.  We will know a lot by the time we play them, if our defense is tough, I like our chances.

  150. Greg Poole

    Score Check  Don’t know. @Michael Pope spotted and filmed his frustration yesterday. It appear to be his hand or wrist.

  151. DawgByte

    ronaldo77 Can’t wait to see what he can do!!! I would be shocked if he doesn’t get carries against UNC. Would love to see him come in late in the 3rd Qtr. when we’ve had an opportunity to pound on the Tar Heels for awhile.

  152. Greg Poole

    DawgByte  You must understand that some of that is coachspeak but, yeah, they need to improve. This is not your feel good pat-em-on-the-back coaching staff.


    DawgByte Greg Poole Again, my biggest concern!  Not who starts at QB, it’s can we stop people on defense and most importantly, control the LOS and put pressure on the opposing QB!

  154. DawgByte

    Greg Poole One thing that has consistently come from the mouth of CKS is his disappointment in the defense. He said it again yesterday.  Lets hope they can get it together!

  155. bahits

    Greg Poole I thought it was going to be a real race.  I would love to see all our QBs line up at one end zone and race to the the other.

    It would be fun to watch.

  156. ronaldo77

    Looking at pictures of Holyfield, he reminds of of Ezekiel Elliott. Just off looks alone

  157. dsw61

    Nice shoulder tilt on this throw. Picture this same throw with level shoulders to better visualize how lack of shoulder tilt can lower the release point.

  158. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole UGA also changed the “official letters” that go out too in the mail. They no longer are using the one with cRob. They are using these custom edits. For those of you who have snapchat, you can look at WIlliam Poole’s snapchat. He showed it off.

  159. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Great work Greg.  Looks like Prather Hudson needs some work in the weight room if he is going to play RB at UGA haha.  Man all of those guys are ripped, and Holyfield looks like a senior not a freshman, impressive.

  160. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Michael is doing a great job, I like that Chubb is doing contact with Tae Kwon Do training.  He will be ready IMO.

  161. Greg Poole

    Sony had a new arm protector yesterday and was running drills. It looked like a cast butI was never close enough to be sure.