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UGA Recruiting Daily 10-August-2016

Nate McBride chats with a teammate after the 4 x 100 m relay
Nate McBride chats with a teammate after the 4 x 100 m relay
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NO.3 JUCO prospect in 2017 Class, No.1 JUCO ILB
Dodge City C.C.
Dodge City, KS


2017 Class, No.2 ILB
Vidalia Comprehensive School
Vidalia, GA


2017 Class, OLB
McEachern High School
Powder Springs, GA


2017 Class, No.22 ILB
James Clemens High School
Madison, AL









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467 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 10-August-2016

  1. RobDawg

    Thanks bud! Ok I’m caught up. I’m wired still from driving but have to force myself to sleep. Checking out. Thanks for hanging with me so late

  2. RobDawg

    Finally made it back that far. I get the picture now. Wish him the best in the future. Come on Mcbride! Immediate seating ….

  3. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  I don’t think it was so much family pressure and family helped him to make a tough decision.

    This probably will best sum it up for you though.

    Michael Pope may know more than I though.

  4. RobDawg

    I just started reading that and sounds like he didn’t want to but family pressure? Or do I need to go further back?

  5. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg did you see the news that Georgia senior inside linebacker Tim Kimbrough is leaving and most likely transferring to another school?

  6. RobDawg

    Pea soup is what it looks like. It was cloudy a couple days ago but now has a full on algae bloom from not keeping chemistry in scych. Any summer part time lifeguard could have measured the alkalinity levels well enough with their plastic squeeze bottle kit during hourly checks to figure that out.

  7. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Aye. You will hear Alabama fans play this down, but Smith was expected to be a major factor in the defensive secondary for the Tide this season in nickel and dime packages.

    At the worst, he gives the Dawgs some immediate depth at DB for 2016.

  8. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  I haven’t had a chance to watch the Olympics the last couple of days, except from video highlights and updates posted here and on social media, but yeah. I noticed  that the pool looked a whee bit cringe worthy.

  9. RobDawg

    That will be fun. Kirby obviously knows this guys ability so looking forward to welcoming him on board.

  10. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Good evening/morning RobDawg. Sounds like you had a busy day.

    As of right now, Georgia is where Maurice Smith wants to transfer to; so, yeah. Pretty much. If the SEC grants him a waiver to play immediately, he could join the team this week. How quickly the conference makes a decision is the clinch pen now.

  11. RobDawg

    Been gone all day -drove to Nashville , unloaded a cargo trailer, set up bed and TV, then drive back home just now walked in the door. Trying to catch up from total absense of using my iPad today. So Smith is actually coming , if SEC grants it? Would he put on a red helmet and start practicing right away?

  12. Bulldawg Bob2

    Rickpope2330  That is a tough to predict, but he is a very talented football player and cornerback. He was rated a high four-star defensive back prospect coming out of high school in the recruiting class of 2013, and he was pretty much considered one of the Tide’s most probable starter at the nickel back position for this season until he decided he wanted to transfer.

    But I do see him being able to make an impact. I would not be surprised if he was able to break into that group of 6 to 8 DBs defensive coordinator Mel Tucker is looking for to utilize this season. He would probably be in that  top 6 group.

    All that being said, he is going to be behind the rest of the defensive secondary Bulldawgs by about two weeks if and when he does get to UGA, which all depends on the SEC at this point granting him a waiver to play immediately instead of having to sit out a year.

  13. Bulldawg Bob2

    It’s after midnight, I’ll be lurking for a little while longer as I finish up some projects. Greg Poole will be on in a few hours later on this morning with more photos as well as more updates from Wednesday’s practice.

    But if you have any questions or want to talk about Tim Kimbrough leaving UGA or the Maurice Smith story and anything else for that matter. Just tag me in your post with Bulldawg Bob2

  14. Bulldawg Bob2

    The SEC released a statement to regarding the Maurice Smith transfer situation:

     ” The SEC won’t comment publicly on the situation, but released a statement to
    ‘ As part of the SEC waiver process, a due diligence procedure ensures that pertinent information from the involved parties is gathered.  This information is gathered for the purpose of a thoughtful and appropriate consideration of the particular facts associated with each case.  The intent is for the waiver process to be handled in an efficient but deliberate manner, so the timeline for resolution of a waiver request varies with each unique situation.’

    ‘The SEC does not provide waivers of SEC rules absent circumstances that demonstrate a clear reason for granting an exception to those rules.  Each waiver request is reviewed on a case by case basis.’ ”

  15. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie  Awesome! I haven’t gotten to watch much of the Olympics the last couple of days, but I enjoy hearing the updates on here and on Twitter.

  16. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Yep. Really expected him to be a big-time player for Georgia this year as a starter at ILB.  That means that front 7 is really a young group to start the season.

  17. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg JaxDawg  Aye. But Tim Kimbrough was the team’s leading returning tackler and most experienced linebacker and inside linebacker.

    I really expected him to be one of the starters. 

    But you are right. There is a good talent there at the ILB spot with R. Carter, N. Patrick, and R. Smith, and both freshman Jaleel Laguins and sophomore Juwan Taylor have experience playing ILB from high school.

    There is also Ryne Rankin that I see you listed, but he has mainly been a special teamer.

  18. Bulldawg Bob2

    66DAWGnNC  The time stamp on the Tweet is 6:10 PM as of this evening; so, I imagine he snapped it today and this afternoon. No way to know for sure.

  19. freddawg

    JaxDawg We have enough depth to cover inside LB’er, if you include some guys who can move inside.  The quality is suspect, though. 

    ILB’ers:  Patrick, Smith, Carter, Rankin, Laguins, Taylor.

    OLB’ers who might move: Amaechi, McGee, O’Neal, Brown, Manac, 

    I’ve seen much worse.   I think it was 2006 we only had about 3 half health linebackers the entire year.

  20. JaxDawg

    That could be it too. UGA has a handicap with our suspensions compared to other schools. We are super thin now up the middle. This is a huge blow and if it was bc he was on second team then we don’t want quitters. Hurts the team and it hurts him

  21. freddawg

    Hobnailboot aka RobG DawgDaddy

    That has apparently been an issue in the past.  But that would have meant ineligible for the entire season, so it wouldn’t have been a tough decision for a senior.  Another possibility is he was looking at a prolonged suspension for the standard UGA reasons.

  22. DawgDaddy

    freddawg I agree fred, that series of tweet by TK really lets us see that this is hurting him, he will always be a DGD IMO.

  23. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 I wonder if we’ll ever learn the reason.   I saw folks on another board speculating that he was upset at being second team, but that seems very unlikely.  Quitting and dropping to a lower division is not a good path to the NFL and TK sounded like he hates to leave.

  24. Bulldawg Bob2

    I have not confirmed this through channels yet, but a couple of media sources are reporting that inside Tim Kimbrough has decided to leave Georgia and transfer according to his father Tim Kimbrough Sr.

  25. lagadawg

    DawgLink Kirky said talking about the quarterbacks that he will play the one that gives Ga. the best chance to win. I guess that is true on all positions.

  26. DawgLink

    That’s what my question was about. Can he come in missing half of the practices and jump the depth chart?

  27. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg Bulldawg Bob2  Most reports had him vying for the starting nickel CB this year and was even pushing for one of the outside CB spots on the Bama defense.

    He was a high 4-star prospect coming out of Dulles High School in the 2013 recruiting class.

    I’ve watched him play, not a lot mind you, but he is talented.

  28. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 i honestly have no idea, we didnt lose a single CB from last year which was “on paper” the best in the nation. He wont have a learning curve tho since its smart and tucker

  29. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 JaxDawg

    It sounds like he didn’t have much choice if he wanted meaningful playing time in his senior season.   If that’s the case, he’ll probably drop down a level, play this year and enter the draft.

  30. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  Tim is actually a good guy. I hope whatever it is that he is going through that he lands on his feet and is successful, whether that is at UGA or whether that leads him to another school.

  31. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 I taking a wild guess since I’ve never watched him play, but supposedly he was competing for nickel back at Alabama.  That’s my guess.

  32. Bulldawg Bob2

    If … If the SEC does grant Maurice Smith a waiver to play immediately since he has been granted a release from Bama, and he does transfer to Georgia, where do you guys and gals see him fitting into the secondary? Does he vie for one of the top 3 CB spots?

  33. JaxDawg

    Man that’s tough, he said it’s a “family decision.” This really sucks, that’s a huge blow to a core part of a defense we need in the SEC.

  34. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 JaxDawg Kimbrough apparently implied in some tweets that he’s leaving, although he didn’t want to.   “I didn’t want to do it…Believe me”

  35. JaxDawg

    Yea I feel you may be right Bob. Last year he had academic problems so maybe they carried over. It’s really tough, UGA has high standards

  36. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  It is not a good sign that he is on leave of absence not but a week after the final exams from summer and grades are in. I don’t want to speculate, and I hope my suspensions are wrong.

  37. freddawg

    If he transfers, it’ll probably be because he was facing an extended “leave of absence” at UGA.  It is what it is, the rules at Georgia are tough.

  38. JaxDawg

    I’m kind of bummed about the sources close to Kimbrough saying he is transferring. That’s a big blow 🙁 we need all the pieces of the puzzle and then we hear this. Bummer, well I hope those sources are wrong. Doesn’t make sense he’d do this now

  39. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg DawgLink  I agree. We talked about that on the podcast the other night.

    The conference rule should match the NCAA rule.

    It did from 2006 to 2011, but was then changed to prevent players who have graduated but get dismissed for disciplinary reasons from transferring to an SEC program. 

    South Carolina actually proposed that the conference rule be re-amended to match the NCAA’s in 2014, but it did not get enough support and votes; so, the rule remains in effect. My best guess is, that the conference will look at the rule again when they have their meetings in January to discuss conference rules and propose changes.

  40. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg DawgLink

    Very informative Bob.   It seems that what is needed is a uniform NCAA rule.  If graduates can transfer without sitting a year according to the NCAA, then it should apply to all conferences and teams IMO.

  41. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  10-4 BD36. Appreciate you spending time with us as always. Rest well my friend.

  42. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg DawgLink No problem and you are most welcome. It is a good discussion and made me look at the rule again just to make sure. And I may not be 100% correct on the whole rule, specifically on the appeal part.

    But aye. That is a good assumption. The pressure shifts from Bama to the SEC now, but the Tide still got  their nose bloodied on this one.

    Here is a quote from an earlier article that may help clear things up as far as why Chris Black was granted a waiver and his transfer was so easy compared to Maurice Smiths who hasn’t been granted  a waiver … as of yet:

    “The student-athlete [Black] elected to have surgery in the middle of the season and left the program. Because of the timing of his departure, his scholarship was not renewed, and he requested to use the graduate transfer exception through the SEC. Our decision in this situation to support the SEC waiver was the exception and not the rule.

    “We adhere to the SEC and institutional policies regarding issues of this manner. Waivers are not provided without compelling circumstances that present clear non-athletics reasons for the transfer. We remain happy to assist Maurice to enable a transfer to any non-SEC school, and have been doing everything requested regarding that throughout this process.”

  43. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg

    Thanks Bob.  From the sound of that, the pressure shifts from Saban to the SEC office to explain why they are would block a graduate transfer.

  44. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg Maurice Smith has appealed to be granted for a waiver, but I don’t know for sure if he has received an answer yet. If I am not mistaken, per the conference rules that govern student-athletes, he is allowed to submit a 2nd appeal if he is denied the first time.  But I would have to comb through the rules to know for sure.

  45. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg That’s interesting.  I wonder why the SEC would give him a waiver to play this year but not Smith.

  46. freddawg

    DawgLink The article says he’s a 5th year senior.  I don’t know if the article is correct.

  47. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg The SEC does have a grad-transfer rule.

    The reason Chris Black is eligible to play is because he got a release from Bama in addition to a waiver from the SEC to be able to do so.

  48. freddawg

    DawgLink Bulldawg Bob2 

    According to the article I linked below Chris Black will be a 5th year senior at UM this year.  They say in the article that he can play immediately.

  49. DawgLink

    SEC allows inter transfers but said student has to sit out a year. M Smith only has 1 year of eligibility left so he can’t sit out because it goes towards his eligibility

  50. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg DawgLink  The SEC has a conference rule that does not prohibit intra-conference grad transfers.

    While graduates can transfer to an intra-conference school, the SEC does stipulate that they have to have 2 years of eligibility left in order to play immediately. In other words, if they have only 1 year of eligibility, like Maurice Smith, they have to sit one year unless granted a waiver on appeal.

    Any student-athlete that plays college football and is on scholarship has to get a release from the school and coach that they are currently on scholarship with, even if they have graduated, before they can transfer.

  51. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgLink

    I may be wrong, but I don’t think the league has a rule against graduate transfers.   The reason I say that, is because Chris Black transferred to Missouri from Alabama back in Feb 2016.   He’s eligible to play this season.

    Maybe Smith tried to get the SEC to overrule Alabama in his case and SEC refused?

  52. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgLink He has already appealed to the SEC to get a waiver, but I think it was denied. I could be wrong though.

  53. freddawg

    DawgLink Not an answer to your question, but does the SEC specifically prohibit intra-conference grad transfers?  Or does the league allow teams to use their discretion whether to allow the transfer?

  54. DawgLink

    Hypothetically speaking here:
    M Smith gets waiver from SEC, decides UGA is the place, comes in late for 2016. How does he make up for the lost practices and be game ready at the Dome? Does he play? I’m pretty sure CKS will take him

  55. Bulldawg Bob2

    Jonathan Ledbetter
    – Practice No.8 of Day 10 of Fall Camp –
    (photo by Bulldawg Illustrated’s Greg Poole)

  56. dawgmum

    DawgLink I was just about to post that! I’m surprised; will wonders never cease. I hope the SEC lets Smith go. He still has to get that clearance.

  57. DawgLink

    Just saw where Nick had a change of face and dropped his refusal for Maurice Smith to transfer in the SEC

  58. Bulldawg Bob2

    Some pictures from practice today from Greg Poole . He’ll have the gallery up in the AM with some more information from practice.

  59. skidawaydawg

    UGA alumni prefer day games so they have time for the early bird specials at the local dinner on their way home after the game.

  60. Bulldawg Bob2

    We should have audio of Kirby Smart presser in a little bit. We’ll post it as soon as it uploads.

  61. DawgByte

    Alright night crew, enjoy the rest of your evenings. Olympics here I come… speaking of Michael Jordan is the Michael Phelps of basketball. OMG 21 gold medals and counting!!! We’ll never see an Olympian like him in our lifetimes.

  62. DawgByte

    RumRunnerDoogie DawgByte He’s got the right frame to be a good Flanker IMO. God knows the USA Rugby team could use some athletes.

  63. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Bulldawg Bob2 Michael Pope  Yes. DawgLink posted an article down below from DawgNation that mentioned his LOA then.

  64. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 Michael Pope Wasn’t he on a little leave of absence the end of last year? 
    Enter Roquan Smith!

  65. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bearbuddy  Basically the same thing everybody is reporting and we posted below, but appreciate you posting it Bear. Was hoping they would have more info, but nadda. 

    Hopefully, whatever the reason for the leave of absence is not due to academics or disciplinary problems.

  66. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg DawgLink I don’t want to jump to any conclusions just yet, but aye. Doesn’t sound good.

  67. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Well, this isn’t Tennessee, home of the “indefinite” offseason suspension that miraculously ends before any meaningful games are played.  That didn’t sound too good.

  68. DawgByte

    Saw this online… LOL!

    The principle of the haggis is very easy. 
    You take a sheep.
    You kill it first (better).
    You take out its stomach.
    You put the rest of the sheep through a meat grinder (better to take the wool and the skin off first).
    You put all that into the stomach.
    Salt, pepper and spices.
    You boil.
    If you pour a LOT of whisky on it to eat it, it is about OK.
    Robbie Burns’ night coming up soon!
    Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, 
    Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race! 
    Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, 
    Painch, tripe, or thairm: 
    Weel are ye wordy of a grace 
    As lang’s my arm. 
    The groaning trencher there ye fill, 
    Your hudies like a distant hill, 
    Your pin wad help to mend a mill 
    In time o’ need, 
    While thro’ your pores the dews distil 
    Like amber bead. 
    His knife see rustic Labour dight, 
    An’ cut ye up wi’ ready slight, 
    Trenching your gushing entrails bright, 
    Like onie ditch; 
    And then, O what a glorious sight, 
    Warm-reeking, rich! 
    Then horn for horn, they stretch an’ strive: 
    Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive, 
    Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyve 
    Are bent like drums; 
    Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive, 
    ‘Bethankit!’ hums. 
    Is there that owre his French ragout, 
    Or olio that wad staw a sow, 
    Or fricassee wad mak her spew 
    Wi perfect scunner, 
    Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ view 
    On sic a dinner? 
    Poor devil! see him owre his trash, 
    As fecl;ess as a wither’d rash, 
    His spindle shank a guid whip-lash, 
    His nieve a nit; 
    Tho’ bluidy flood or field to dash, 
    O how unfit. 
    But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed, 
    The trembling earth resounds his tread, 
    Clap in his walie nieve a blade, 
    He’ll make it whistle; 
    An’ legs, an’ arms, an’ heads will sned 
    Like taps o’ thrissle. 
    Ye pow’rs, wha mak mankind your care, 
    And dish them out their bill o’ fare, 
    Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware, 
    That jaups in luggies; 
    But if ye wish her gratfu’ prayer, 
    Gie her a Haggis!

  69. DawgByte

    RumRunnerDoogie freddawg DawgByte Bulldawg Bob2 Or send in 3rd down calls when they need 2 yards for a first.

  70. Bulldawg Bob2

    dirtydawgs No worries Dirty. I scrolled down and deleted any comments that were directly political a couple of hours ago. I would have done so sooner, but the comments were slow loading for me earlier in the day.

  71. freddawg

    Michael Pope I asked about TK a few days ago because he’s been left out of the conversation this summer and camp.

  72. Michael Pope

    There are some rumblings that there may be some news coming concerning ILB Tim Kimbrough. I will let you guys know if anything comes up concerning Kimbrough after Kirby’s presser this evening.

  73. RumRunnerDoogie

    freddawg DawgByte Bulldawg Bob2 yea i have no idea what that job means. all i can think is talk up FL when hes on all these ESPN and SEC network shows

  74. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgByte wouldnt mind seeing him cleat up and line up at inside center of flanker in rugby haha

  75. freddawg

    DawgByte freddawg Bulldawg Bob2 Especially as an “ambassador”.   Being diplomatic is not Spurrier’s strong suit.

  76. DawgByte

    freddawg Bulldawg Bob2 Can you imagine having Visor Boy looking over your shoulder?!!! What was Florida thinking?

  77. freddawg

    Greg Poole I haven’t seen Michael in person, but he doesn’t look tall enough in that avatar photo.

  78. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2   Pretty funny.  McElwain says he’s not ready to announce a starter, but Spurrier says Del Rio.  I’m sure that went over well.

  79. 66DAWGnNC

    If we don’t beat UNC I will have to move. They are snobby enough during basketball season. I can’t have them thinking they can play football too.

  80. DawgByte

    freddawg He transferred to Florida from Oregon State University. A buddy of mine who’s a huge Florida fan is confident he’ll do a good job for them. We’ll see.

  81. freddawg

    BahitsAgain freddawg I’d love to see more pressure on the qb this year.  Going into 2015 with Floyd, Jenkins and Carter, I thought we’d get more sacks than we did.   Hope springs eternal and Hawkins has a shot at being a good newcomer off the edge.

  82. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg We’ll start seeing more reports from the teams around the SEC; so, if I see anything regarding UF’s QB situation, I’ll post it up.

  83. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Aye. Death Valley at night is brutal. 

    Bryant-Denny at night is a pretty tough place for visitors to come out of Tuscaloosa with a win.

  84. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2   Thanks, Bob.  I haven’t paid any attention to UF this season.  I’ve heard Del Rio mentioned a couple of times, but didn’t know if that was official.

  85. DawgByte

    Michael Pope Greg Poole I’m infamous in our old neighbor for telling one of the neighborhood girls she looked a lot like Matt Stafford. Oddly, she did… but probably not a good idea to let them know the truth. Damn Margarita’s!!!

  86. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg  I don’t know Fred. I haven’t heard, but I’ve been concentrating on UGA news today.

  87. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgByte The atmosphere at needs gives the home team a significant advantage, because most people are tanked for a night game and the noise level is much higher. LSU isn’t stupid, which is why they schedule all those night games in Death Valley. The noise is deafening in that place.

  88. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte It is. Typically you see that if a player has had a wrist, hand, or finger injury that required surgery to repair, but I am just speculating. Definitely need to see if Michael Pope or Greg Poole can gain any more insight into it.

  89. Michael Pope

    This is coming from  Greg Poole: Trent Smallwood is welcoming a baby girl to the world and Greg is happy to report that she looks nothing like her father.

  90. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte I agree. I didn’t realize that Georgia had played so few night games when compared to the other SEC teams.

  91. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Aye.  Looking forward to seeing these young “pups” take the field and GATA

  92. Michael Pope

    Bulldawg Bob2 Michael Pope I have not heard a word on either of those. I remember Hawkins coming off during drill work the other day but I believe he was back the next day.

  93. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 Another loss to UGA and Bama will send the Barners into Therapy rooms all over the Southeast.

  94. Bulldawg36

    Gus will probably be fired this year. If they lose to Clemson badly…his hot seat is gonna be on fire…hot as an outside gas grill

  95. DawgByte

    After flirting with playing professional baseball, Tim Tebow has changed his mind this morning and decided to enter in next years Pro Bowling Tour.

  96. Bulldawg36

    Wear black jerseys and red pants when we play at night. I was against but now my mind is changing.. As long as you don’t mess with the helmet!!!

  97. Bulldawg36

    He can eat 20,000 calories a day as far as I care…if he can win us a national title!!!!!

  98. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 BTW, that is some type of cast or protection on Carter’s right hand. Need to get Michael P. on that story.

  99. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 Carter really has a motor! I can’t wait to see him get on the field this year.

  100. DawgByte

    I had to step away for a few minutes. Did we end up inking that awesome 5* Center out of Brownwater Texas?#

  101. Bulldawg Bob2

    Michael Pope  I now  you will have a practice report up for tomorrow, but I saw were several mentioned DaQuon Hawkins was back as well. Do you know what happened with him?

    And any word on why McKenzie was in a non-contact jersey?

  102. Michael Pope

    Bob put in the comments my practice report for today, but i’ll type it out again for everyone. Pittman was really getting after everyone today but was very pleased with all of the first team guys because they continued to have good reps. I spotted Natrez Patrick back with the inside linebackers today but Atkins was still out. Eason looked fine today and yesterday was just probably some soreness that he was dealing with from all of the throwing. Eason was really throwing well too. Isaiah Mckenzie worked with the wide receivers today, but was in a black non-contact jersey. I read some reports that Holyfield was not participating but I believe I saw him taking part in running back drills, but I will check for that tomorrow.

  103. Bansai buckeroo

    Not a problem PTC… As they say $h!t happens…. :-)…actually the delta employees were as nice and helpful as they could be…and I’m getting a $200 dollar credit for the inconvenience. So all is good…

  104. Bulldawg Bob2

    Hope everyone has had a good day today. 

    We should start having some reports from practice soon.

  105. Bulldawg Bob2

    SEC team-by-team record in night games since 2005:

    Bulldawgs had the third best night time winning percentage with a 32-10 record. Bama was first with a 50-8 record but have played more home game night games than Georgia.

    LSU was a close second to Bama with a 77-13 night record, and the majority of their night games are at Death Valley, having even more night home games than both Bama and Georgia combined.

    In fact, Georgia had the lowest number of night games at home out of all SEC games since 2005.

    “GEORGIA BULLDOGS (32-10 AT NIGHT, .762)Home: 12-4Away: 16-4Neutral: 4-2Overall: 104-41 (.699 in day games)”

  106. Bulldawg Bob2

    dirtydawgs  Come on guys. No politics. Which means if you see a political comment down below, don’t make one yourself. Just point it out to a mod and we will look at it and deal with it appropriately. Thank you.

  107. Bulldawg Bob2

    Reddawg13 Thanks Red. There are probably some more, but those were the ones off the top of my head.

  108. TeeHDawg

    I know. His skill set intrigues me. I think him, Tee Higgins and Nico Collins are comparable

  109. BahitsAgain

    dirtydawgs I deleted my comment about Butch’s group should claim to be presidential candidates to be able to get away with things we can’t, in case that is what you were referring to.

  110. Doc R

    DawgByte Bulldawg36 I found it—Troy Hitchcock on 1983 team, listed at 7’2″ and 180 lbs.  Everything else I said from memory was correct though

  111. Doc R

    DawgByte Bulldawg36 this reminds me of a center that UGA actually signed out of Columbus, OH back in early 80’s.  Forget his name but he was 7’1″ and weighed in at 180 —  for real.  Back then the only TV station I could pick up worth a crap was WALB in Albany.  Sportscaster Ducky Wall read that line, looked up at the camera, and said:
    Folks at 7’1″ and 180, we need to feed that boy some grits!!
    True story, I laughed so hard before there was a LOL

  112. Reddawg13

    BahitsAgain Greg Poole Maybe he and Pruitt did play a big part in the IPF. But, had he taken of business he would be here to see it. Not a CMR hater just an observation and opinion.

  113. Reddawg13

    DawgByte Bulldawg36 36 will lie, he told me we were getting a blonde, blue eyed Swedish girl named Olga Kixitthru that played soccer and was our next field goal kicker

  114. Reddawg13

    BahitsAgain Reddawg13 Greg Poole CoreyDawg34 they better because they are going to be pooping them when all this hits the fan!

  115. Bulldawg Bob2

    BahitsAgain  Both Nate McBride and Trevor Lawrence will probably not announce their commitment in August for now, and more than likely will hold off till after high school football season.

    A lot of the big names will wait to announce at the All-American games .

  116. Reddawg13

    BahitsAgain Greg Poole CoreyDawg34 How much Butt could a Buttchugger Chug, if a Buttchugger could chug Butt?!

  117. BahitsAgain

    Reddawg13 I watched part of the SEC-60 last night featuring Missery.  Ark St. almost got them.

  118. Reddawg13

    DawgByte Greg Poole CoreyDawg34 I want to their azz and send them home bruised and bloody to a point where they have tears in the eyes! Wait, I want to do that to everyone we play!

  119. BahitsAgain

    Greg Poole CoreyDawg34 Butch’s Buttchuggers   Isn’t it even funnier how that take out one t and Buttchuggers is Butchuggers?  lol

  120. CoreyDawg34

    AlphaDawg CoreyDawg34  Radio saying Coach Spanoli, someone inside our lab says it over an audit.

  121. Reddawg13

    Gary Johnson the ILB from above plays with two guys I coached in Rec Ball. Kereon Merrell (who just got his second offer from Arkansas St.) and Curtis Hardrick a 6’4 305 OG. Both great kids!

  122. JaxDawg

    Hahaha now that’s good 36!! Yea, I honestly think we get revenge and ruin their run when they come to Athens GATA

  123. DawgByte

    Greg Poole CoreyDawg34 Again, I have to preface this by saying… I could be wrong, BUT something doesn’t smell like rose petals in Knoxville. They’ve had a bunch of off the field issues in 2016 that are bound to negatively impact the team. I think they’re ripe for a UGA butt whipping with a side order of payback!

  124. Bulldawg36

    The vols are being audited by the IRS for false reporting on how many bricks they have. ###

  125. Greg Poole

    CoreyDawg34  Thanks for the info, but why am I completely unsurprised at this news from the Land of Buttchuggers?

  126. Bulltoad

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgByte Greg Poole We are picked to finish 3rd in the East.  If we finish 1st or 2nd then we will have exceeded expectations.  The fact that were are picked 3rd is a direct reflection of where Richt and his staff left the program.

  127. CoreyDawg34

    Hearing trouble with coaching staff at UT. Someone placed on leave while being investigated. State audit or something to do with funds.

  128. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 I don’t know 36, rumor has it that 5* La’Goob Farfala, the 7’2″ 141 lb. Center out of Brownwater Texas could commit this afternoon.

  129. Bulldawg36

    Johnny Ray Jenkins…4’11 and weighs 90 lbs and runs the 40 in 3.2!! He will be like a bottle of lighting!!!!

  130. Bulldawg36

    That’s true. I just can’t get the image of shaq Wiggins trying to cover those talker wrs for mizzou out of my head

  131. BahitsAgain

    We need a new commit!  Who is closest on the radar?  Who are the next 4 after that super dude?

  132. JaxDawg

    It’d be interesting to see our hit % with who we get out of the top 247 prospects who official, compare it to other top programs and then see how that % changes in the future. Hopefully it increases! Lol

  133. PTCDawg

    Bansai buckeroo Hey Bansai. As a Delta IT person I am very sorry for what you and everyone else had to go through. Its crazy what the impact of something like that can be, I know it was very trying for a lot of people.

  134. JaxDawg

    Yea my same thoughts. Good to be in the running with these guys. Looks like Michigan or Alabama race

  135. Greg Poole

    I don’t know the height but there is no way most punt would not hit the ceiling. I think you are right about placekicks too.

  136. PTCDawg

    Greg Poole Greg, do you happen to have the indoor height of the IPF? I am assuming it wont handle punts but place kicks should work?

  137. DawgByte

    Greg Poole Bulldawg Bob2 You guys are probably right. I do know that if we lose to UNC the DawgNation will not be happy; so in that sense the pressure is on!

  138. JaxDawg

    Yup! There is a chance! I wish he was coming for a game though, the football season would be good to see, not the basketball haha. He’s going to the iron bowl, I wish we could get him to a rivalry game

  139. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Greg Poole  I think expectations at Georgia are higher in 2016 than they were in 2001 though.

  140. BahitsAgain

    tmdawg12 Unless it was by his own activities, my old college English Professor would say it wasn’t a “tragedy”.   She ruined that word for me.

    RIP, John Saunders

  141. DawgByte

    Greg Poole I believe expectations to win at Georgia will always be high. I don’t think they are any higher today than they were 5 years ago, but I could be wrong. Regarding a grace period for Kirby, I think opinions on that vary greatly. What has changed since Richt came to UGA is the sudden turnaround artists that have come into the league, which I think distorts expectations.

  142. BahitsAgain

    AlphaDawg BahitsAgain Greg Poole We will have a waterfall in our locker rooms before long.  🙂

  143. BahitsAgain

    Bansai buckeroo I bet they would have smoked up really well in my Davy Crockett pellet grill.  🙂

  144. AlphaDawg

    BahitsAgain Greg Poole With Kirby’s high priority of recruiting focus, we will be upgrading a lot of facilities. He understands, and should help McGarity understand that having better facilities helps recruiting. I believe Pruitt’s “How serious do they take football, if” statement opened some eyes to those who thought differently.

  145. BahitsAgain

    Greg Poole BahitsAgain I bet our stingy administration and McGarity would still have sat on it, if Pruitt didn’t publicly call them out on it.   And, I believe Pruitt did that with the blessing of CMR.

  146. Bansai buckeroo

    No… Didn’t have the time to look into shipping them back. The Delta computer problem kept me scrambling trying to get back. Had several flights cancelled. Anyway I love fishing but not a real big fan of eating them….haha

  147. Greg Poole

    BahitsAgain Not to take anything away from CMR,  But I think the IPF was more about SEC Network cash flow than anything else.

  148. BahitsAgain

    Greg Poole For all the criticism the so called Dawg fan Richt haters toss at him, we wouldn’t have this fine building without him and Pruitt.  And, it was probably a piece of the puzzle to get Kirby to take the job.  It showed that UGA admin was finally willing to spend some cash.

    After this week of having to work around thunderstorms, who can really argue that not having IPF is a disadvantage for your team?

    GO DAWG$$$$$!!!!

  149. Bulldawg Bob2

    BD36, Malkin Parrish is only 5-10 and he is probably actually closer to 5-9, and Brandon Boykin was 5-9 as well as Asher Allen.
    Tim Jennings and Prince Miller were 5-8 with cleats on

  150. Greg Poole

    Who on earth would question the fact that Kirby must win big and soon? National writers act as if that is news.
    The 40-year-old product of Bainbridge has an impeccable résumé. He was a defensive coordinator at Valdosta State at age 25, spent two years under Bobby Bowden at Florida State, briefly worked in the NFL, and spent the last nine seasons with Saban. He knows how Saban works, breathes, eats, and operates. He will operate in one of the most fertile recruiting areas of the country, and he will get complete, desperate support from the athletic department and
    And he better win. Immediately.

  151. Greg Poole

    BTW, here is a shot of the IPF from yesterday. It looks like all of the vertical beams are in place along the length:

  152. BahitsAgain

    Greg Poole As much as these guys are throwing, I would be surprised if they didn’t have some arm soreness.

  153. BahitsAgain

    DawgDaddy My dad used to love hearing Dooley and Munson talk about the other team – even if it was the Sisters of the Poor – as being a huge, insurmountable challenge.  lol

  154. Greg Poole

    Here are some more Eason photos. In the first one, I was shooting Elijah Holyfield but you can see Eason and the trainer (out of focus) behind him.

  155. DawgByte

    Greg Poole Good measured article and one that I agree with in terms of slow playing Eason until he’s confident and ready to lead a game from start to finish.

  156. JaxDawg

    I guess having limited options left on the board isn’t the right phrase since we have Gibbs. Losing out on Stevens, AJ, and Jamyest hurts but you’re right we have a great crew if we can add Gibbs. Maybe we can get Xavier too!

  157. Bulldawg Bob2

    Limited options Jax? Georgia has two very highly rated DBs in LeCounte and Poole along with another solid DB in Brini comitted. They stand a good chance of bringing in Gibbs, and at least one more DB for 5 in the class of2017.
    Jamyest is a good football player and DB who plays bigger than his size, but the staff are definitely targeting taller DBs.

  158. Bulldawg Bob2

    Nice big stringer of Walleyes there Bansai, and welcome back.
    We’re you able to ship back your catch?

  159. Greg Poole

    DawgByte Yep. I saw that. After that occurred threw the pass in my photographs in what appeared to be a warm-up period. Then he went back into the rotation with the other QBs.

  160. Bulldawg Bob2

    Morning TeeH.
    But that is the big question. Walker may not play football at all and concentrate on basketball.

  161. DawgByte

    Greg Poole DawgByte A trainer came out at some point during practice and was messaging Eason’s shoulder.

  162. Bulldawg36

    Wish we could get AJ Terrell. But it looks like he is gonna play for the cow college with a lake

  163. Bulldawg Bob2

    Or he has been throwing a lot and just has some soreness from muscle fatigue that needs a good rub down and some ice at the end of the day.
    As Greg pointed out, they wouldn’t let him continue throwing if it was anything more than that.

  164. DawgByte

    Greg Poole I’m not sure why you believe Chubb is questionable for the beginning of the season. None of the reports I’ve seen or his own statements would lead me to believe that Nick won’t be the starting tailback for the UNC game. I think the only question is how many carries he gets (ex. 10-15) and who will be his backup.
    Regarding who will be the QB… it sounds like nobody has clearly separated themselves from the other QB’s, so we’ll be sitting on this question for a while.

  165. JaxDawg

    I’m not either which blows my mind bc of the limited options we have. I guess we have Xavier and that kid from California, outside of Gibbs. But not many that are better. It would be great to have him and away from USC.

  166. Bulldawg36

    I thinks it’s over. Williams knows all about UGA. He must not be high on the list. Short corners haven’t worked out well for us anyways. Jake Rowe thinks Williams best position is RB

  167. Bulldawg Bob2

    That is a fair point Ronaldo, but CMR was able to get the SECCG in his 2nd year and win it with a RsSO. David Greene at QB; so, it is just as plausible for Coach Smart to reach the SECCG within the next 3 years and win it.
    The key as a couple of posters pointed out will be the development of the o-line and d-line.

  168. dawgmum

    DawgByte JaxDawg He’s not committing until August 27. SC is trending. Hopefully we can change that in the next two weeks.

  169. DawgByte

    Greg Poole Looks to me like Eason has something wrong with his throwing shoulder! He clearly was struggling to get any zip on the long ball. Hope he’s okay!!!

  170. JaxDawg

    Win and they come. I hope we win some big games this year and can convince guys like Jamyest to decommit from USC and steal him. That would be nice. I think we need two more good CBs to commit

  171. dsw61

    Greg Poole I’m looking at this as a positive. It’s natures way of telling him he needs to alter how he throws.

  172. Bansai buckeroo

    All of them are walleye…..nobody wanted to keep the northern though we all caught quite a largest northern was 31 inches…

  173. JaxDawg

    If Eason plays like he did at the spring game I don’t think there is any reason why we can’t go to Atlanta this year. We have talent everywhere and all we’ve been missing is that deep ball. Coaching can do a lot and I’ve seen teams compete with less talent. We can do it

  174. Bansai buckeroo

    Yep..caught our limit quick and mostly catch and release after that….24 inch walleye was my biggest…

  175. TeeHDawg

    Morning guys. Me and a friend (who happens to be a coach in the Atlanta area) were talking a little recruiting last night. We talked about the current class and he said the one player he wish UGA could add was MJ Walker. We both knew that he was concentrating on basketball, rightfully so, but he swears he would start or be on the 2 deep as a freshman if he were to play. He rarely brags on a player and the last one he bragged on was DeShaun Watson as a sophomore. How good could Walker be if he concentrated on football?

  176. freddawg

    ronaldo77 Greg Poole DawgDaddy

    There were two big issues during the Stafford years.  One was horrible OL recruiting (go back and look at 2005 – 2008 recruits), and the other was Willie Martinez.

  177. ronaldo77

    Greg Poole DawgDaddy If we couldnt get there in 3 years of Stafford, nothing would shock me about not making it with Eason… Until I see something has truly changed under Kirby, I am channeling my inner Munson

  178. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Sony will probably get some numbing shots, a big club and take about 10 carries.

  179. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole No kidding. Richt is long gone. He’s not worried about UGA, and we’re not worried about him. Chip must still lust over his ex girlfriends from High School, or hold grudges from people when he was younger.

  180. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy  You should be blown away if UGA reaches the SECCG this year. In Eason’s 3rd year, I’ll be surprised if they do not get there.

  181. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Kid is probably sore. If he went back to regular practice, there’s nothing to freak about, imo.

  182. AlphaDawg

    Reddawg13 AlphaDawg Bulldawg Bob2 Trob is a good recruiter and you’ve got to imagine the playing time is there.

  183. DawgDaddy

    I would be blown away if we reach Atlanta. That would mean that everything came together and we had few if any injuries.

  184. Greg Poole

    With Chubb and fellow running back Sony Michel being questionable for the beginning of the season as they return from injuries, does Georgia want to face North Carolina in the opener with a first-year quarterback? How much of an issue will taking care of the ball be forEason?
    Those are questions that must be answered, but what is unquestionable is Eason’s immense talent. It’s hard to imagine he won’t be the best option for Georgia early in the season, and once he gets a couple of games on his resume, he could get into a rhythm and make the Bulldogs tough for anybody.
    If he lives up to expectations, Smart’s first year in Athens could wind up in Atlanta.

  185. Colonial Dawg

    Greg Poole I saw this last night and said to my wife that Le Cos needed to focus on the race, not Phelps.  Phelps is an absolute BEAST!

  186. Reddawg13

    In case any of y’all are wondering, “It Damn Sho Can Be Us!” “2016 is Take No Prisoners!”

  187. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Good read, interesting that the list of starting freshman QBs over the last 8 years does not have a single SEC team listed.

  188. Greg Poole

    The photos in the series are of Eason throwing after he was pulled from drills. He later returned to regular practice. Don’t forget that you can see the full-size photo by clicking on the pic.

  189. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy Don’t know. Radi and I noticed it for the first time yesterday. It appears to have a built-in generator, which is cool.
    The idea is that they can remotely control elevated cameras,  I assume.

  190. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Great pics, whats the story on the remote camera control unit?  I missed that we were getting it and I really have no idea how it will help us.