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UGA football recruit Jamaree Salyer
Jamaree Salyer
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CLASS: 2017
Davidson Academy
Nashville, TN


CLASS: 2017
IMG Academy
Bradenton, FL



CLASS: 2018
Eastern Christian School
Elkton, MD



CLASS: 2018
POSITION: No.1 OG, No.11 ranked player overall
Pace Academy
Atlanta, GA









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398 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 12-August-2016

  1. WillieWalden

    Him and Terrell recruitment has been odd to me… Think Jacoby may have shocked the coaches too

  2. Bulldawg Bob2

    WillieWalden  He definitely looks good with the ball in his hands Willie. Definitely a play maker and makes things happen.

    Like Mecole, and Champ Bailey before either of them, I could see Jamyest playing defense, getting snaps on offense and on special teams. Just a special talent.

  3. WillieWalden

    Looks good in red and black.. Him and mecole in return game is scary.. I’m in the minority because I think jamyest best position is running back

  4. Bulldawg Bob2

    Quite a lot of buzz from prospects about tomorrow’s scrimmage for Georgia. Greg Poole and @Michael Pope will be covering the 10 to 15 minutes of warm-up drills that they will hopefully be allowed to watch, but I doubt they get to see any of the actual scrimmage.

    There should be a presser as well tomorrow. We’ll post the audio of it as soon as we get it uploaded and of course Greg will have pictures. Not sure what the time is of the actual scrimmage, but we will know more tomorrow.

  5. Bulldawg Bob2

    dsw61 I’m nowhere near as knowledgeable as you are in the study of kinesiology when it comes to throwing a football, but his body motion certainly looks natural. He looks good throwing a ball.

    Hopefully, no one will try to muck with his throwing motion too much or at all.

    Always appreciate your insight DSW. How does his Lawrence’s throwing motion compare to say Eason’s?

  6. dsw61

    Bulldawg Bob2 Notice where he holds the ball prior to hand break. That’s the natural height 99.9% of us would hold the ball if no one were telling us do otherwise. Don’t be surprised if someone tries to coach him into holding it up higher because they’ve bought into the myth that it’s quicker.

  7. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 I think they may have overstated the case.   Atkins, Hawkins, Barnett have to play well, plus the DE’s and OLB’ers. and the freshmen DL will need to contribute.  I hope Thompson is one of the best DL in the SEC, but if that’s our only hope, then sooner or later teams will figure it out and we’ll have a problem.

  8. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Yes. I’m going to get everything set up and then make a post about on Sunday

  9. Bulldawg Bob2

    No sure if this was posted this morning or perhaps some of you missed it, but just wow …………
    Rio’s green Olympic diving pool is closed: ‘The whole building smells like a fart’

  10. Greg Poole

    I want to express appreciation to Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg
    > Sankey for granting the waiver which will allow Maurice Smith to pursue his
    > dreams at the University of Georgia as a graduate transfer. This has been a
    > difficult situation to navigate and we are grateful to all who have been
    > involved in bringing it to a resolution. Now that it is behind us, we are
    > all anxious to move forward.²
    > — Kirby Smart, head football coach, University of Georgia

  11. Bulldawg Bob2

    11 on 11: Trenton Thompson anchors Georgia defensive line | Jed May

    “In 2016, Thompson will be looked at as the leader of the defensive line from day one.
    All four of Thompson’s mentors from a season ago have departed, leaving him as the leading returning tackler on a very inexperienced defensive line. Fellow sophomore Jonathan Ledbetter and freshman Julian Rochester are possibly facing suspensions for the early part of the season, so the line will be even thinner early on. In order for Georgia’s front seven to hold together, Thompson will need to develop into one of the best defensive linemen in the SEC.”

  12. DawgDaddy

    Frankly biggityben I’m with you, UNC could have a fairly good run but I just don’t see Virginia sustaining any success long term.

  13. DawgDaddy

    RumRunnerDoogie If Booch can’t get it done this year, he never will at UT.  This is his one shot IMO.

  14. Bulldawg Bob2

    Aye. He’ll be in Athens today or tomorrow most likely. He’s got to go through 3 conditioning practices before he can do contact.

  15. Frankly


    Interesting list.  Not quite buying any of those ACC schools giants, sleeping or otherwise but I could see UNC having a good run of success.

  16. RobDawg

    If this was discussed I didn’t see it. So is Smith at practice already today? If not how soon

  17. RobDawg

    I just head that there are 2 immediate openings in Habersham County in Ga for a 1 and 2 grade teacher. That Cornelia and beautiful part f the state

  18. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole freddawg confirmed…greg was a Olympic athlete “drafted” into the army

  19. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  I’d have to go back and look, but Georgia was in Nickel quite a bit. Not sure how much of the total snaps the defense was in Dime.

    But like you said, it will depend on the type of offense Georgia faces.

  20. Bulldawg36

    Yep! I forgot about Baker! Will it be his time to shine!!!! We have depth in the secondary

  21. Bulldawg36

    Thanks bob for explaining, I now have a better understanding!! I don’t Recall us being in a dime package much last year…but then again we didn’t play many pass happy teams. I think we might see against ole miss tho. Chad Kelly will be slinging that ball around. Big Trent needs to get good pressure right up the gut.

  22. Bulldawg Bob2

    BroDawg  Hahahaha. Yeah. I think that is a safe call when it comes to Tennessee and Kiffin

  23. BroDawg

    Lol…. I think it would benefit UGA if Muschamp returns to the Barn. … I’m not sold Tennessee won’t have a vacancy as well… but no chance for Kiffin there.

  24. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  Don’t just look at it as starters.

    Look at it as which 6 to 8 DBs will be the ones that Coaches Smart and Tucker are going to play and rotate in the secondary.

    Everyone is competing not just for a start but playing time; so, Smart and Tucker are going to put the best 4 DBs on the field in a standard 4-3 or 3-4 formation, and then the best 5 in nickel and the best 6 in the dime packages. There are going to be 2 or 3 guys they will want to be able to utilize and move around depending on what opponent they are facing and what the offense is throwing at them as well.

    If McGraw is one of the top 6 or 8 DBs after Fall Camp is done, he’ll play.

  25. WillieWalden

    More than anything I think smith will allow tucker the ability to bring briscoe and McGee along at a slower pace.. It also will provide depth behind McGraw… The person I’m curious about is deandre baker… Heard good things about him and I hope our young dbs don’t get discouraged if they’re bumped down the depth chart

  26. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte Yep. DGD though. Was a team player for sure. Did his best to do whatever the coaching staff and team asked of him.

  27. Bulldawg36

    The only guy I see smith taking playing time from would be Aaron Davis. But what actual position will Rico McGraw play this year under mel tucker’s defense ?? I know they have s plan in place for smith..just wondering

  28. Bulldawg Bob2

    BroDawg  Ooooo …. man. 

    That are Muschamp spurns USCe after just one year to take the head coaching job at the Barn in 2017…….

  29. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 Love Madison!!! Good luck. Maybe your wife can hire me! Corp America monkey spanked me 3 weeks ago.

  30. DawgByte

    RumRunnerDoogie rugbydawg79 Bingo… he’s got Rugger written all over him. He’d be a great asset to the USA team.

  31. BroDawg

    I believe Lane Kiffin will be given another chance as a head coach in the 2017 season…. if my prediction comes true… would Auburn dare pull from the Bama staff?

  32. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 Richard Samuel was the quintessential, “What should we do with this guy?” player. Richt & Co. never did figure it out.

  33. rugbydawg79

    Bulldawg36 you are something else 36 – I will pray now for your Child – look forward to meeting you one day –  GATA !!!!!!

  34. RumRunnerDoogie

    rugbydawg79  u need to use those UGA connections and introduce him to rugby after college ball lol. would be a good center

  35. Bulldawg Bob2

    rugbydawg79 Aye. I’m really hoping he gets his 255 yards this season to get his career 1,000 yard mark.

  36. Bulldawg36

    Oh ok! I guess I got confused on the name change. I thought he would change the spelling as well. Lol

  37. Doc R

    Bulldawg36 I think she likes it, but she was supposed to be like a middle school to high school teacher, but at the charter school, it’s young and I think the oldest grade right now is 7th, so she is working with all the way down to Kindergarten.  That’s been a major adjustment for her.

  38. Bulldawg36

    I thought his last name was mo shay or something? I will have to go look at again. Lol. It takes some time learning not to call him mauger

  39. Bulldawg36

    I wish your wife good luck in her search. I know she will find will happen!! How’s your daughter liking the charter school?

  40. Doc R

    Bulldawg36 my daughter teaches music and interviewed there, but she went to a charter school that was starting up a program.  My wife is still searching, but is not a music teacher

  41. Bulldawg36

    She teaches music and all grades. She has her own private students. She likes having her own business but we are looking to relocate to Georgia one day.

  42. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  Depends on the package, but Maurice Smith has the ability to play safety in addition to boundary CB and nickel CB.

    I think he is in that top 6 to 8 DBs that Kirby Smart and Mel Tucker will utilize.

    Both Tucker and Smart like DBs that they can move around and Smith definitely fits that mold.

    He’s going to have in to compete; so, it’ll be interesting to see where he falls on the depth chart, especially by the 2nd scrimmage. He won’t be able to participate in the first scrimmage as he has to have 3 conditioning days in practice before he is allowed to do contact per NCAA rules.

  43. PTCDawg

    Reading about Smith and looking at our depth chart, I kinda hate to say it but it seems to me his most likely landing spot is at S next to Sanders, which puts Mauger in a backup role.

  44. Doc R

    hey Bulldawg36 –what grades / subjects does your wife teach????  My wife was trying to resume her teaching, but there weren’t too many openings by the time she started looking

  45. Bulldawg36

    Dang it! It’s too late now. He should have given my wife the job first when she applied two months ago..that would have been plenty of time to move. So he actually hired somebody but they quit about a week ago. Then called my wife weds…to offer her. It was just bad timing

  46. BahitsAgain

    Bulldawg36 There are houses for rent.  My nephew was cleaning the pool at the house where Darrel and now Nagin from Walking Dead rented.

  47. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  I think he is going to be a productive NFL receiver if he can stay healthy.

  48. Bulldawg36

    If last night was any indication of how Priductive Mitchell will be in the NFL then he is gonna a pretty darn good one. The opposition may end up having to double team him. Imagine the kind of senior season he could of had if we had a qb who could have gotten him the ball. It would have been amazing

  49. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg36 would say a big eastern europe immigrant area would probably help getting picked but i dont know how many Bulgaria communites are in Ga

  50. Bulldawg36

    True, it would have been rough. I believe this is the last interview for a while. But I dunno She doesn’t like to stop….she will gave to soon..the baby will be here in a few weeks. We had an ultra sound done on Monday that actually shows the baby. She is gonna be a big baby and looks very much like my

  51. Bulldawg Bob2

    I wouldn’t worry to much over Jeremiah Holloman and Miami. He is a top prospect at WR  for 2017 and he is going to get “courted” a lot by big time programs and coaches wanting to sign him up.

    I think a key for Georgia keeping him in state is the coaching staff just staying in touch with him, which I am sure they are going to do. I just don’t see him going to Miami to play and go to school, but I’ve been wrong before

  52. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36 That would be a tough commute. You would have to find some temporary housing till you find a home. Plus with the baby on the way and due soon, that would just be really tough. Sorry it didn’t work out, but I know she’ll find something.

  53. Bulldawg36

    The Woodbury job turned her down officially mon by a letter in the mail. But then weds called my wife and told her the job was hers if she wanted it..but the principle wanted her to start Thursday…so we turned it down, can’t drive fours hrs . It would take a while to find a house in the area. So it just didn’t work out. Don’t think he was gonna give us time to move

  54. Bulldawg Bob2

    66DAWGnNC Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg  Although, I would love to see the face of Nick Saban and the Tide fans if Georgia and Bama did make it to the SECCG, and Maurice Smith ran back an interception for the game-winning TD.

  55. Bulldawg Bob2

    If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the Update and report on Richard LeCounte’s close-call during the high school football scrimmage between Liberty County and Brunswick last night in the podcast, Murray Poole gave a good report also on 2017 offensive lineman D’Antre Demery from Brunswick.

    He said Demery was dominate and moved extremely well for a guy his size. Was punishing defenders and opening up holes for Brunswick and moving his feet well, getting after it down the field on plays.

  56. 66DAWGnNC

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg Yep; the Maurice Smith saga will ride off into the sunset once the season starts, unless UGA and Bama meet in Atlanta first weekend of December. Then we will have to hear about it all week along with the student vs teacher story-line.

  57. Bulldawg36

    Thanks. I will be fired up if she gets it!!! She wants to move as well. I think I made hate pelzer as well. Lol

  58. DawgByte

    dawgmum Greg Poole I completely agree. Holloman is a must get. I can’t imagine he’d pass up a chance to get balls thrown his way from Eason and then Fromm.

  59. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 It’s too bad he isn’t an ILB. We’re suddenly very thin at that position.

  60. DawgByte

    BahitsAgain That face and scene will be ever cemented in the memory of the Rio games. Ole Chad got schooled by the master!

  61. ronaldo77

    According to the condition of Smith’s release, if he plays this year, he must complete 9 credit hours in the fall or not be eligible for post season play. And if he fails to graduate by the start of 2018-19 UGA won’t be allowed to request a waiver for 3 years or until he completes his graduate degree(whichever comes first).

  62. WillieWalden

    Just peeped at his tape again and yeah hybrid could work or linebacker.. I love his motor and aggressiveness

  63. BahitsAgain

    DawgDaddy Greg Poole I hope he gets to tell his grand-kids how he won a Nation Championship at two different schools!

  64. BahitsAgain

    Greg Poole Imagine the narrative going forward, if we whoop Bama in the SECc.  

    Kirby is in Sabans head!

  65. Bulldawg Bob2

    AlphaDawg Bulldawg Bob2 WillieWalden  He certainly has the speed and athleticism to play the safety position but would need to be coached up in technique.

  66. WillieWalden

    I’ll have to go back and look at his tape.. I thought he would be a good star or hybrid.. Either way I’m glad to see we’re on him..

  67. freddawg

    Bansai buckeroo I saw an interview where his father seemed to have some question about how much Kirby wants him, based on the fact he wasn’t offered by Alabama.  I guess those questions will be answered this weekend.

  68. WillieWalden

    So how much eligibility does smith have left.. I see he has to complete degree within two years

  69. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg Yep, and not only the PR nightmare.  A lawsuit would open the entire NCAA rulebook on transfers to scrutiny.  I think they’ll do what they can to avoid that.

  70. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg Aye. You know other ADs around the SEC are looking at this and do not want the PR nightmare that Bama  has had with this; although, Saban and Bama did bring that on themselves. They could have granted his release and just left in the hands of the SEC from the very onset.

    This is one of the few times Saban tried to play hardball and it  bit him in the rear publically. Of course, once the season starts and Bama is winning games this story will slowly fade into the background noise … more than likely.

  71. Bulldawg Bob2

    Happy for Maurice Smith and his family. Plus, Georgia gets a talented, experienced CB that will add good depth to the secondary for 2016. 

    I suspect that the rules committee will bring up the grad transfer rule this off-season and propose a change based off of what happened with Smith’s situation at Alabama.

  72. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole If he goes down and watches FSU stomp the U he may rethink playing at a school that far away that won’t be winning anything other than 9.7 games per year.  


  73. Greg Poole

    Georgia can overcome recent LB transfer: There is more transfer news around the SEC, as senior linebacker Tim Kimbrough has He’s been a quality player for the Bulldogs, particularly the last two seasons, during which he has played 606 snaps with strong work against the run. Last season he was one of Georgia’s best run-stopping linebackers, so they’ll need to replace that production on early downs. It hasn’t been as smooth for Kimbrough in coverage, where he has graded below-average and has missed 13 of 100 tackle attempts the last two seasons.
    Georgia does have potential reinforcements at inside linebacker, particularly a pair of true sophomores in Natrez Patrick and Roquan Smith. Patrick posted an excellent run-stopping grade with most of his work coming against Georgia Tech and then Penn State in the bowl game. It was an encouraging 160-snap showing for Patrick and a similar small sample of work for Smith, who posted a strong run grade on his 78 snaps. While losing Kimbrough does hurt the inside linebacker depth, the future is bright at the position for the Bulldogs and it sounds like Kimbrough and the coaching staff simply didn’t mesh.

  74. JaxDawg

    We will see what happens with this season and how he does at Miami. I am interested to see how he does and how he handles the drop of talent

  75. RumRunnerDoogie

    freddawg AlphaDawg if this is the same case then the person put in charge of of the hearing was a football booster so that sounds obviously like a conflict of interest

  76. PTCDawg

    Doc R BahitsAgain PTCDawg Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg interestingly, over the first 6 games of last year, Lambert was second in the SEC in yards per completion versus the end of year numbers. It’s almost like something happened somewhere around that 6th game. 

    But we can all just ignore that part.

  77. freddawg

    AlphaDawg Not surprising.  I don’t know what to think about all these cases that are dropped.  Maybe athletes are a magnet for assault accusations, or maybe they get the benefit of the doubt from local judges and prosecutors.

  78. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    You read it wrong, After reading TK’s quotes in the article from AJC yesterday I’m glad he’s moved on

  79. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg  There are actually 19 linebackers on the roster …. miscounted David Marshall as one, but here are the junior and seniors at linebacker currently:

  80. freddawg

    BahitsAgain PTCDawg Bulldawg Bob2

    I do hope Ramsey sticks around even if he doesn’t win the job.  He seems to be a good punter and it’s nice to have that 3rd scholarship QB.

  81. BahitsAgain

    PTCDawg Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg I am not sure how we will recover from the loss of QB experience.

  82. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg hiya there good ol Bob!! I show Amaechi as a senior and Carter, Carter, and Bellamy as juniors, who else you got? (i honestly havent looked up ONeal, Rankin and McGee as they seem to be permanent ‘depth’.)

    Which brings to mind…I only show 9 seniors on the whole dang roster. The only place we really get hit hard is on the OL where we are likely to lose 3 starters, but the OL is now one of our deepest positions (which is a totally weird thing for a Georgia fan to say). 

    Of course, everyone will be sad to lose Lambert but hopefully we can get some experience for one of the other QBs as the year goes along. :>)

  83. Bulldawg Bob2

    BahitsAgain Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg  There is some truth to that based on what the coaches say about depth. Leonard Warner and Nate McBride, for example, are so athletically gifted, much like Roquan Smith, and practice and workout hard, that they are going to come in and compete for play time sooner than later.

    But Warner and McBride I believe would compete for playing time sooner than later at Bama as well. They are that good.

  84. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    I saw the Russian writing and I kept waiting for a car to crash through the building

  85. freddawg

    BahitsAgain  Could be.  I thought he was referencing TK’s comments yesterday, which didn’t make much sense.

  86. BahitsAgain

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg I may have read it wrong, but I thought RobG was implying if they went to Bama, they would have to sit and wait, but if they come to us, they can play quickly.

  87. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg   It is and a highly rated group of LBs, but looking at the roster, UGA needs to sign a good group as there are a number of juniors and seniors on the roster that will be gone after 2016 or 2017. I count 9 out of 20; so, that is nearly half and some of those are walk-ons.

  88. freddawg

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Kimbrough could have done himself a big favor and just said he was transferring for personal reasons.  Made a bad situation worse.

  89. TtownDawg

    Greg Poole TtownDawg  I’m looking forward to it, albeit a scrimmage. The Brickyard has its own special aura about it, a great place to watch some football.

  90. freddawg

    UGA 247 slideshow predicts UGA will add Bryant, Grant, Warner, Rice, and McBride to this class.  That’s a lot of LB’ers.

  91. dawgmum

    Bulldawg Bob2 dawgmum Hobnailboot aka RobG I think I know that guy on the right. Went to Tennessee.

  92. dawgmum

    Hobnailboot aka RobG They’re probably taking applications right now. You should look into that.

  93. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Im pretty sure I could nail down the job a police sketch artist if that is the bar that has been set

  94. Greg Poole

    TtownDawg I’m thinking about driving to that one. In addition to the Thomson prospects, Grovetown will be bringing Gibbs and the other 2 kids who transferred from Aquinas.

  95. BahitsAgain

    dawgmum lol, oh, my.  The perp a cross between ET and Bonjovi!

    Right age.  Maybe, Jon Bonjovi and ET got it on and this is their love child.

  96. AlphaDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 BahitsAgain Greg Poole Also heard he contacted the coaches at UGA to let them know what was going on and what the doctors said. Smart kid.

  97. Joe Dawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Joe Dawg Greg Poole  The tight end is large also. I would be curious what the average height and weight is for those boys. The LG beside Demery is about the same size as he is.

  98. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole  Although Tucker is at Buford at 7:30 PM. That is not too far of a drive …… hmmmmm

  99. Bulldawg Bob2

    Joe Dawg Greg Poole  Aye Joe. Brunswick’s o-line probably averages over 300 lbs per lineman. They are impressive.

  100. Joe Dawg

    Greg Poole  I am going to see Camden vs. Ware. I was at the Brunswick vs. Liberty County last night. Brunswick has a HUGE offensive line. Camden’s best running back left to play at Brunswick. He had close to 200 yards rushing on just over 20 carries. I was texting back and forth with Murray Poole and I told him I could probably get about 50 yards myself behind those Big Boys!

  101. TtownDawg

    Greg Poole  Yes, I will be checking out my local “Dogs” from Thomson going up against Grovetown here @ the Brickyard.

  102. freddawg

    Greg Poole  You should assign Michael to find out if Smith is on his way to Athens.  Could be his first big breaking story.

  103. Bulldawg Bob2

    In case you were wondering how many more days till Georgia kicks off their football season against North Carolina ….. this many:

  104. Greg Poole

    freddawg The Olympics has never been amateur (at least in my lifetime). Before the current arrangement, many of them were in the Armed Forces of their countries (including the U.S.) being paid to train.

  105. freddawg

    Bulldawg36 I haven’t watched it either.  Too much politics and money involved.  That applies to pretty much every sport, but I’d care more if the Olympics were truly about amateur athletes competing.

  106. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2 There is nothing to prevent him from enrolling as a non-scholly student pending the SEC ruling – maybe.

  107. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    “You need to borrow a job wit ya broke @$$”. Hahahahahahaha!!!!! One of my favorite movies of all time

  108. Bulldawg Bob2

    AlphaDawg freddawg  Correct.   Classes started on yesterday on the 11th and drop/add goes through Aug.17, which is next Wednesday. Maurice Smith can enroll and start classes before next Thursday.

    Not sure what happens if it goes past the drop/add deadline.

  109. freddawg

    AlphaDawg freddawg That’s a tight window.  Sankey has to know that if he lets it pass without a decision, he’ll be accused of catering to Saban.

  110. AlphaDawg

    freddawg No idea, but in order to take classes he has to get enrolled before dropp/add at UGA? just a guess.  Deadline Aug 17.

  111. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgDaddy AlphaDawg  Aye. It sure did. It looked nasty. Could have been much worse. Reports are he will only be out 4 weeks.

  112. freddawg

    Is there a deadline for when Maurice Smith would need to be enrolled to be eligible this season?  I hope the SEC doesn’t settle this issue by just dragging their feet.

  113. Bulldawg36

    I haven’t even one minute of the Olympics. I know y’all like it but I can’t get into it.

  114. AlphaDawg

    BahitsAgain DawgByte Looking at this again, I’m not sure I believe it. There’s A LOT of sugar in his diet which isn’t typical for athletes.

  115. Bulldawg36

    If he can’t explode thru a hole then he’s going down. Like you said he goes down on the first contact

  116. DawgByte

    Greg Poole That is crazy cool. We need the football graphics department to rock out some new graphic with this information. Great athletic recruiting tool!!!

  117. RumRunnerDoogie

    BahitsAgain Bulldawg36 he will make a living on special teams and not in the backfield.. those numbers arent too surprising because first contact always brings him down since his knee injury

  118. DawgByte

    converted 1981 BahitsAgain DawgByte My nephew is on the swim team at AU. The workout this guys go through is insane and they burn so many calories that they have to take in this many just to maintain their weight.

  119. RumRunnerDoogie

    these distance runners in the olympics if i passed them on a street i would think they were very unhealthy

  120. BahitsAgain

    Bulldawg36 Found it.  5 carries for -1 yards on the game

    That wasn’t so good, but it was against the Falcons 1 and 2s.  

    I saw some of it and was ticked off that the QB kept trying to hit deeper passes while Keith was wide open having come out of the back field.  Saw that happen a couple of times.

  121. Bulldawg36

    Don’t know. I watched the patriots game till Mitchell got injured. Then I got ticked off and went to bed.

  122. BahitsAgain

    Greg Poole I am really surprised there are not a lot more blown out and shattered elbows in football.

  123. converted 1981

    BahitsAgain DawgByte I sincerely hope he makes drastic changes to his eating habits after he stops swimming/training for the Olympics.  Otherwise SeaWorld might be employing him along side Shamo!

  124. BahitsAgain

    DawgByte Have you seen his diet?  I don’t eat, in a whole day, half of what he eats for breakfast!

  125. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole I really could not be happier that having CKS at UGA doing what he loves at the university he loves.  GATA

  126. DawgByte

    Is Michael Phelps amazing or what? After the London Olympics many in the swimming community wondered whether he’d ever swim again with all of the out of pool issues with the law and battles with depression. At the age of 31 this is the “comeback” story of this century. Not only is Phelps competing at that age, he’s crushing it. Last nights performance was truly remarkable. I don’t think we’ll see another Olympian in our lifetime reach 22 gold medals. Truly amazing… I hope he wins #23 tonight!

  127. RobDawg

    I don’t know which I like better – Auburn players tackling each other or Florida players blocking each other

  128. Greg Poole

    “You have to always protect your borders. Smart took Fromm away from Saban, he took Netori away from Saban so when you’re able to fend off Alabama from coming into your state, you definitely have a pretty big chance of fending off anybody else. A lot of people were worried when he was hired as a first-time head coach how well he could recruit the state and if he’d be able to hold off his former boss, but he’s proven he can, so they’re off to a great start. They’re also in a good position to make a run near the top of the rankings.”

  129. DawgByte

    66DAWGnNC Forget his size this kid is a baller and we should be going after him hard. No reason to let this kind of talent slip through our fingers and head to SC.

  130. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Even though he has yet to play a down for the Dawgs, RLC3 is one of my favorite Dawgs!  Glad he is alright.

  131. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy I’ve been impressed with him. Yes, he gets on them but it is more about getting their attention for teaching purposed than just yelling. They seem to respond to him well,also.

  132. converted 1981

    Greg Poole NI need to practice tackling – especially Following through and Finishing the tackle.  Not sure that is gonna work out to well but time will tell.  I have seen way to many missed tackles With practicing let alone without.  
    Hey lets not practice our passing routes!  Just wasted time wearing out those legs.  They are in such great shape – all we need is someone who can run fast.
    Hey lets Not practice with RB’s Breaking through tackles.  They are Big and Strong so they do not need it.

    Oh well lets just do away with Fall Training camp and only play 8 games.  Just to taxing on these Super Athletes.

    Hey boss, I don’t think I need to climb ladders to put those lights in.  Or dig that ditch to run those pipes……

    So are we going to two hand touch with No Linemen —- That’s it 7 on 7 with 2 hand touch.  Bet they sell a LOT of tickets to those games.

  133. 66DAWGnNC

    Greg Poole I got a feeling there is going to be some “executing” this season and it will begin shortly after the BAMA game and starting with the HC lol.

  134. 66DAWGnNC

    AlphaDawg Could be UGA has heard some not so good news from some guys they had higher on the board and they have turned up the heat on JW. Could be he really wants to be a DAWG but did not feel he was a priority until now. Maybe he realized that USCe lacked talent and would be rebuilding for the next few years. The Ole Ball Sack did leave the cupboard pretty empty. Don’t know what is going on behind the scenes, but it does make for some interesting discussion. The article I read said he may be coming to tell the coaches in person he is not coming. So, I guess we will have to wait until the end of the month to see where he says he is going and then the first Wed of Feb to see where he signs. Long way to go regardless.

  135. Greg Poole

    1. Jim Mora says UCLA won’t have a true scrimmage this fall, and they probably won’t even tackle to the ground at all. It’s a trend continuing in college football.
    “We’ll do a move-the-ball period. We’re not going to tackle,” Mora said of the upcoming weekend. “We’re not going to go to the ground. I’ll be surprised if we tackle at all during this camp. We don’t need to. It’s dangerous, we’re mature enough to get our work done in individuals, and we’re having enough collisions. I don’t think we’ll have an all-out scrimmage.
    “I don’t think many teams are doing that anymore. We’re moving away from that with player safety, the concussion issue. These guys do so much work in the offseason, they’re in such great shape, I just don’t know if you need to do that anymore.”
    Mike Gundy hasn’t run a full scrimmage in six years, while David Shaw still preaches practicing with real physicality, so there are different mindsets.

  136. DawgDaddy

    AlphaDawg I hate to see any kid have a season ending injury, they work so hard to have the season become a complete wash out.

  137. AlphaDawg

    66DAWGnNC AlphaDawg I know originally UGA was a leader for AJ Terrell when UGA discovered him, after his recruiting blew up, he realized he had a lot more options. Maybe that’s why? I know UGA sits good with Gibbs right now. UGA put a lot of focus into Poole too. I just could have been higher targets are now looking elsewhere? I don’t know.

  138. 66DAWGnNC

    AlphaDawg Everything I have read says he is a ball hawk with great skills. Size aside, I have wondered why we did not recruit him harder. Maybe we did  and it just seemed as if we didn’t. If he is as good as all the reports say, then I say he is a take and you find a spot for him. It is obvious Kirby knows what he is doing in recruiting, especially the D side of the ball. He will get 90% of the guys he wants I believe. If we have a better year than projected, next year and the years thereafter that should jump to at least 95% I would think.

  139. AlphaDawg

    66DAWGnNC My gut feeling is he goes to USC, but I did hear UGA is getting the last visit which is huge! So I’m much more optimistic for the Dawgs. Regarding his size, yes he is smaller but other reporters have stated several times, he is a take for UGA without a doubt.

  140. 66DAWGnNC

    Just read where Jamyest Williams will be in Athens tomorrow. From everything I have read, he is a bit undersized for what Kirby and Krew are looking for in a DB although he is rated 4* and supposedly one of the best athletes in the country. While it doesn’t appear that we have pursued him very hard, what is the gut feeling of our chances by the crew on here? I know we have some bigger DB’s we are after who are rated just as highly. I am just wondering why only a couple weeks away from his commitment date he is back in Athens. Interesting scenario imo.

  141. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Nope. That’s a reality check. I hate it because I loved watching TK lay the wood on folks, but you can’t just decide when you want to work or not. 

    Was watching HardKnocks on HBO few days ago and Jeff Fisher cut a guy from the team for having a female drop something off at his dorm during camp. He said, NO FEMALES, under any circumstances. This kid got cut from an NFL roster that quick. It’s a no BS business and there’s plenty of folks who will follow the rules to have that scholarship and chance.

  142. Greg Poole

    Mitchell dislocated his left elbow during the second quarter of their 34-22 victory against the Saints, but he is expected to return in four weeks, two sources told the Herald. He succumbed to the ugly injury while bracing his fall after an 8-yard catch. The fourth-round pick out of Georgia was trying to keep his balance with his left hand while being tackled by Saints cornerback De’Vante Harris, but Mitchell’s arm twisted and gave out.
    He immediately clutched his arm and ran straight to the locker room with the Patriots’ medical staff.
    Mitchell had a team-high four catches along with 55 yards. His athleticism and playmaking ability helped him get more first-team reps in practice in recent days, and he was the Patriots’ best receiver on the field in the opening half.
    If he can indeed get back within that four-week window, the rookie could be ready to go for the regular-season opener against the Cardinals. However, the missed time on the practice field will hinder his personal growth and chemistry with quarterbacks Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo.

  143. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg You do not walk out of a practice – ever – under any circumstances…unless you ae prepared to be kicked off of the team.

  144. AlphaDawg

    tmdawg12 He’s put out conflicting statements. Yesterday AJC put one out that he just wanted to sit out a few practices to let the other guys get a chance to play…. Wha???

  145. DawgLink

    I saw this last night and it looked horrible. I’m looking forward to seeing him do his thing in the show. After he heals, he will be back.

  146. Greg Poole

    “It’s exciting. I can be right around the corner from home and try to bring a national championship back to Georgia,” Beal said.Even though the pitch sounds solid, you have to believe in the salesman to truly commit. Beal’s relationship with Smart has been great; it was even before he accepted the job at Georgia. Beal noted that throughout his recruitment, Smart has been the same guy. That’s why Beal knew he could trust him. 
    “Kirby Smart, he’s a cool guy. I had a good relationship with him when he was at Alabama, and when he went to Georgia, that was perfect for me. He wants me to come in, start as a freshman, and get all that type of stuff done,” he said.
    Starting early is something that Beal made sure to note. He wants to be a contributing part as early as possible. Some of that is through his confidence in his own abilities.

  147. Greg Poole

    “Numbers don’t lie (about Pittman),” Wray said. “He’s sent eight guys to the NFL in the last three seasons. He has a wisdom about him that I didn’t sense in any other coach. As soon as I met him, I knew I needed him as my coach. He’s going to help me be the best player possible.”
    Pittman, when recruiting the junior lineman, didn’t have to be too creative when trying to persuade Wray to land in Athens. 
    Wray said when he discussed his accolades and his focus, it was a no-brainer.
    “In recruiting, it wasn’t a pitch,” Wray said. “He simply had a confidence about himself, knowing he was the best. He was just himself, and that’s all I needed. Even though I’m not in this upcoming class, we still talk often.”The 6-foot-6, 265-pound offensive lineman is rated as the eighth best offensive lineman nationally for the Class of 2018, according to the composite rankings. 
    In addition to Georgia, Wray also had offers from numerous Power 5 schools. Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas A&M were among those showing interest in Wray.

  148. Greg Poole

    tmdawg12   From Kimbrough. There are several versions floating around but the bottom line is that Kimbrough was not happy that he was having to compete for PT and acted out.