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UGA Recruiting Daily 13-August-2016

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MARQUEZ BEMBRY

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: No.45 Athlete
Mount Vernon Presbyterian
Atlanta, GA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3072524/5721cb08bd746d007c6a62b4
 
 

MAURICE SMITH

CLASS: 2016 grad transfer to UGA
POSITION: DB
Went to Dulles High School
From Sugarland, TX
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/878258/5721aab9041ddc1b0028f654
 
 

JA’QUAN GRIFFIN

CLASS: 2018
POSITION: DT
Rome High School
Rome, GA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4694719/5721dab60c5e681224b4fa45
 
 

WARREN MCCLENDON

CLASS: 2019
POSITION: No.3 OT
Brunswick High School
Brunswick, GA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/5481268/5721d90eb019261f80dc9413


 
 

 


 

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421 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 13-August-2016

  1. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie that and its nice seeing russia fall flat..well the competitors that arent banned

  2. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie  They are racking up some jewelry for sure Rummy. Proud of the US men and women

  3. RumRunnerDoogie

    freddawg Bulldawg Bob2 trust me..it got me into a lot of trouble back in my grade school days with coaches lol

  4. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2  Yep, me too, had a smart mouth that got me into trouble dating back to grade school.

  5. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg Bulldawg Bob2  You’re welcome Fred. 

    And me too. It’s hard for me to get used to, and I cannot bring myself to say just Kiby or Mel.  

    You got that right about the social media. My hide would have been black and blue and red by the time my papa had gotten done with me.

  6. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2  Thanks, Bob.  I’m a dinosaur from the days when you’d never call coaches by their first name.  Although we called them much worse behind their backs.  Good thing we didn’t have social media back then.

  7. Bulldawg Bob2

    Good article from the Macon Telegraph by Ron Seibel on Malik Herring

    Herring aims to keep level head during big senior yearhttp://www.macon.com/sports/high-school/article95529247.html

  8. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg  Actually Coach Smart and Coach Tucker do. He even does that in the presser and on the field. He says “It’s just Kirby.”

    But not all coaches are like that.

  9. PiKappDog

    Hey guys, I don’t post often but I had a recruiting nugget to share today. At work I come in contact with a family member of Cam Akers. I learned today three things. Tennessee is the favorite right now. Georgia is another team he likes and still in the mix. Alabama is out–he does not like Alabama at all.

  10. RumRunnerDoogie

    cant think of a better way to go out than on top, michael phelps just won gold in his last olympic race

  11. freddawg

    I’m glad Williams had a good time and if the coaches want him that’s good enough for me.  Don’t see many recruits call the head coach and DC by their first names though.  Maybe Kirby and Mel encourage that for all I know.

  12. freddawg

    For some reason, I just can’t make myself see Jalen Hurd as a great RB.  Big and straight line fast, and strong as a bull, but his balance and acceleration aren’t impressive.  I sure wouldn’t want to tackle him and plenty of smaller db’s don’t either when he has a head of steam, but he goes down easy on a lot of plays too.

  13. Bulldawg Bob2

    College football: 3 things to expect from the SEC this fall 

    “1. Rushing Yards

    Last year, the SEC produced three players that rushed for over 1,500 yards—Alabama’s Derrick Henry, LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Arkansas’s Alex Collins. It was the first time in SEC history, and this year, they have a good chance to do it again.

    http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2016-08-09/college-football-5-most-feared-running-backs-2016

    While Henry and Collins have moved on to the NFL, Fournette remains at LSU, and he is said to be ready to break 2,000 yards this year. Also, now that UGA’s Nick Chubb is back in action, we can expect to see him hit at least 1,500 as long as his knee is fully healed. As for the third, Tennessee’s Jalen Hurd rushed for just over 1,200 yards, and Vanderbilt’s Ralph Webb reached over 1,100 yards last year. So if either of them are able to break that 1,500 mark, the SEC will see another anomaly rushing year. ”
    http://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2016-08-12/college-football-3-things-expect-sec-fall

  14. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg DawgLink  There is nothing to trust or not trust with regards to the Tweet Fred. Jamyest honestly had a good time on his visit. Nothing more. Nothing less.

    Most prospects do, especially with energetic young coaches like Coach Smart.

    Doesn’t mean he will commit to Georgia, but it’s better than him Tweeting he didn’t have a good time.

  15. RumRunnerDoogie

    66DAWGnNC Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie im generous but not that generous to mow someones yard

  16. PatriotVeteran

    DawgByte Greg Poole IMO, he should only commit if he’s serious about wanting to be a dawg and willing to be part of a great group of team mates, if not and he’s only concerned about himself, than it’s best he goes elsewhere.    UGA will be great this year and next years recruits will be even greater, after CKS gets through his first year at UGA and they win the SEC. Top recruits will come to UGA just like they come to Saban and you start winning championships.        COMMITTING  TO THE G WOULD BE GREAT, if he truly wants to play for UGA.

  17. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Aye. Rob. I think what hurts Murray is his height, but Doug Flutie and Drew Brees don’t seem to have had any issues with height.

  18. 66DAWGnNC

    bahits That’s true about Kiffin, another “Alpha Male,” so that may not be an issue. Pruitt was on Saban’s staff previously, so he should know what the guy is like off the field and in the locker room. Kirby appears to be “Alpha Male” as well, but Saban is his coaching father. Probably knew how to approach Nicky with any concerns or changes. It will be interesting to watch Bama this year with those three guys (Saban, Kiffin, Pruitt) running the show.

  19. Bulldawg Bob2

    bahits RobDawg Hmmmm …. beer + Bulldawg Illustrated + mowing the grass ….. what could go wrong? Good times

  20. bahits

    66DAWGnNC bahits I think it will be fine.  I thought the same when he brought in Kiffin.   Pruitt had to exert himself at UGA because the administration was used to running all over Richt.  Things went south in the coaching room when Schotty was brought in.

  21. 66DAWGnNC

    Bulldawg Bob2 I would say you could always wait until midnight to mow, but a former regular and now part-time contributor already owns that title. I suppose you could always say RumRunnerDoogie mowed it for you lol.

  22. RobDawg

    May have to switch to Olympics. Track finals and some swimming will be better than not seeing Gurley play

  23. 66DAWGnNC

    bahits I will be interested to see how long Saban keeps him as DC. He will have the talent and he will do well with that. After all, he turned around our D in a very short time. My concern is with two “Alpha Males” in the herd there is bound to be some head-butting before too long. Even if it is mostly behind the scenes it will soon spill over to the sideline.

  24. RobDawg

    Lol Chiefs website roster list Murray 6’1 207. And Saints website lists Drews as 6’0 and 207

  25. Bulldawg36

    Eason will win the job at some point. I’m not giving up hope just yet. Just like Stafford and Zeier did

  26. Bulldawg36

    lol…I don’t this year! The man does have cool hair tho! He has command of the offense..he is the most ready. We shall see how long he keeps the job

  27. RobDawg

    Honestly I thought KC was the perfect place for him. If he was 2 inches or even 1 inch taller…..

  28. Bulldawg36

    I think the coaches know by now. Even tho they aren’t saying. Only 3 weeks left..not much time at all. IMO I believe they have good idea on who it’s gonna be.

  29. RobDawg

    Yeah I read where there are some teams that need a good backup. Dallas is thinking of picking up Vick for goodness sake. Ask for Murray instead. He and Romo would make good tandem

  30. Bulldawg36

    I’m just trying to put you in reality!!!! I know I say things people don’t won’t to hear!!! The truth hurts!!!!

  31. RobDawg

    There’s a fourth …… (In best John Wayne voice) try dodging yellow jackets when you run over nest

  32. RobDawg

    Yes I plan to. Watching Kansas City now. Murray was 4th QB to get in the game was 3/6 with 52 yards. Has the most yards and best completion % of the 5 QB they have played. But I fear he will be cut

  33. bahits

    Bulldawg Bob2 I like to have a few beers while riding around cutting my 2 acres.  It makes it go better.   You should try combining all 3.

  34. WillieWalden

    I think so too… Whoever is starting I hope we don’t prolong this like last year… Make a choice and get him ready.. Pick a backup and prepare him like a starter just in case

  35. bahits

    Just worked my way down and saw the interview with Smith’s mom.  Wow, she did it well.  She should have a job as a spokeswomen or news caster.  

    One little bit that came out was about trust between coach and her son.  She didn’t say which one, but I suspect Pruitt.  I still like Pruitt, but he definitely weeds through the DBs to get exactly what he wants.  It will be interesting to see how their defense does this year vs. how ours does.   I hope ours does better.

    Repost the video incase anyone just signing in missed it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VEK4cpLgGQ

  36. Bulldawg36

    I think Lambert will start!!!!!!!!!!!! Just accept him as our Qb!!!! Eason isn’t ready yet…and Ramsey is too turnover prone!!!!!! So ready for lambert and embrace him and just accept!!!!!! Ok rant over!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Bulldawg Bob2

    Anyone watching the Rams tonight?

    As another poster commented down below, coaches probably will only keep him in one series or two.

  38. WillieWalden

    Very good interview with jamyest father… Didn’t really get a feel as to where he’s leaning but i found the comments about him building his own legacy quite interesting… Don’t know if the game birds would be a good place to do it but t rob and muschamp are selling some good stuff up there… I really like jamyest and I think his biggest attribute would be his demeanor.. The kid plays the game the right way and I’d take 84 kids that play like him

  39. Bulldawg Bob2

    Mowing the grass and posting is an interesting experience.

    I think some of my lines are a wee bit on the squirrelly side though, lol.

  40. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 ronaldo77 i would be more impressed if he was against a center who wasnt probably 220

  41. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgLink im just puzzled since NAIA players have rarely been drafted but hey, do what u want i guess

  42. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgByte RumRunnerDoogie WillieWalden i make a good point everyone once and a while

  43. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 i guess the lady ruggers have to teach the soccer players how to use a water bottle

  44. Bulldawg Bob2

    WillieWalden RumRunnerDoogie Hobnailboot aka RobG All good points.

    Should be a good, strong group that takes the field for Georgia. Hopefully, the Dawgs secondary will be a “no-fly zone” for 2016.

  45. Bulldawg Bob2

    ronaldo77 Yes. He is an FSU commit.  

    And I think there is time here for Georgia to have a shot at flipping him. He is a 2018 prospect, and a lot can happen between now and then.

  46. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte I think special teams eventually will get straightened out with the new coaching staff, but it may take a little time. Special teams seemed like an afterthought at times during the CMR era, even though there were some good kickers, punters and returners that were on those CMR teams.

  47. ronaldo77

    Bulldawg Bob2 Committed to FSU, right? Any chance with him? It would be nice to get him and hie DE teammate next year

  48. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    rugbydawg79 PTCDawg Bulldawg Bob2 He’s probably been harder on himself than any of us could be, I know I ain’t perfect

  49. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 He’s got good explosion, quickness and size. I think he’ll make a fine addition to the D!

  50. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 This is one of my biggest concerns going into the 2016 season. I don’t know why we can’t get this straightened out. This is highly aggravating to say the least!!! Argh.

  51. DawgByte

    freddawg Hobnailboot aka RobG Bulldawg Bob2 Agree, he’s a VD style type of coach. I bet he plays up lesser opponents just like Vince. Bottom line: CKS is a perfectionist! I like that in a coach.

  52. rugbydawg79

    PTCDawg Bulldawg Bob2 let it go bro  — i am a fan of yours –He doesn’t need to hear that

  53. WillieWalden

    I’m a realist and I know he fought tooth and nail to get here for a reason… No matter how it shakes we should be fine in the back end if we can generate a good rush

  54. DawgByte

    Bulldawg Bob2 Regarding the OL, this assessment by CKS should not come as a surprise to anyone IMO. I think this group is and will continue to be an area of concern until Pittman gets all 5 of his guys recruited and in the lineup.

  55. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    RumRunnerDoogie WillieWalden Smith is more familiar with Kirby and Mel than the other guys so I think thats a wash

  56. RumRunnerDoogie

    WillieWalden yes and no, after all smith was a back up so guys like mcgraw and davis have more meaningful game time

  57. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 NAIA doesnt offer athletic schollys do they? not as random as it is his home town

  58. RumRunnerDoogie

    WillieWalden i think it will be parrish and briscoe. smith and davis battling for nickle

  59. WillieWalden

    I think the starting back end is going to be sanders and manger at safety and Parrish and smith at corner… First off the bench will be mc graw and Aaron davis

  60. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 also, it was our guys they were trying to tackle. so either the O looks good and we all fret about the D or the D looks good and we all fret about the O.

  61. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 well any team will have issues with tackling and OL in fall camp until they knock off the rust

  62. Bulldawg Bob2

    Per conversations and concerns below:

    Kirby Smart stated that the reason that RB Sony Michel didn’t have that protective wrap/cast on his left arm was because he wasn’t doing contact or tackling today. Medical staff and trainers felt comfortable clearing him to not wear it for just no-contact.

    Know there are concerns over comments on offensive line and poor tackling, but first scrimmage is usually not a pretty one. Big tell-all will be between this first scrimmage and the improvement made in the next scrimmage until this team gets tested by UNC on Sept. 3rd. 

    Could be some growing pains with this young team,though, the first month of the season.

    The fact Nick Chubb is running, participating in contact and being tackled as well as being allowed to speak to the media, I’m being Captain Obvious here, but he is definitely playing, my guess starting, against UNC.

  63. freddawg

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Bulldawg Bob2 Kirby seems like a man who doesn’t dole out much praise, Vince Dooley style.  I’m okay with that; players don’t get comfortable and know they have to keep working.

  64. RumRunnerDoogie

    66DAWGnNC rugbydawg79 Greg Poole ratings got him the gig, piss off the right fan bases (auburn and bama) and they will tune in

  65. Bulldawg Bob2

    66DAWGnNC rugbydawg79 Greg Poole Unless these national guys do research or have interns do research for them, they can sometimes come off as not very knowledgeable.

  66. Bulldawg Bob2

    Hobnailboot aka RobG later on in the presser he also said that the offensive line challenged the defense towards the end of the scrimmage.

    I am not concerned. You want the mistakes to happen in the first scrimmage. The tell-all will be the progression between this scrimmage and the next one.

  67. 66DAWGnNC

    Bulldawg Bob2 66DAWGnNC DawgByte Greg Poole OK. Who has time to listen to an audio when we can read all the comments and look at all the pictures##. Thanks BB2.

  68. 66DAWGnNC

    rugbydawg79 Greg Poole Anybody hear Finebaum’s comments on SportsCenter this morning? He talked about UGA’s struggles at QB last year, noting it was inconsistent, which I agree with. Then said, if I heard correctly, that Eason would not play against UNC, but would get his feet wet later in the year. Said JE had the “potential” to be as good if not better than Stafford, “the last great qb at UGA.” I guess PF forgot about Aaron Murray. Honestly I don’t know how that guy got the ESPN gig. His radio show was terrible too.

  69. PTCDawg

    Curious to hear if there were any Javon Wims sightings today. Really hoping he doesnt go the Rumph route.

  70. Bulldawg Bob2

    66DAWGnNC DawgByte Greg Poole  Coach Smart said in the post-scrimmage presser that the reason Sony Michel did not have on the protective wrap on his left arm was because he was not getting any contact and the team doctor and training staff felt comfortable to let him go no-contact without a wrap on it.

    Audio of presser up top.

  71. 66DAWGnNC

    DawgByte Greg Poole I’m too am surprised DawgByte. I am also concerned that a good pop or a plant to break the fall to the ground will cause more damage. Yet, I am neither a UGA coach or UGA med staff. I will trust those guys as I don’t believe they would put a player at risk. Sony wins the Thomas Davis award for being one tough dude.

  72. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg Aye. Talking with Davis after the Tenn game, he wishes he did too. Young man felt really down about that.

  73. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 nick chubb actually got tackled? well put a fork in him, hes not the old chubb#

  74. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg To the players, once he transferred to Georgia and put on the uniform, he became part of the team. They know who he is. They know he has played 3 years in the SEC at Alabama. If he comes in and competes hard, he’ll earn their respect and fit in just fine.

  75. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Bob, missed a word in the 2nd sentence.  Players happy? about M. Smith starting with team?

  76. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie DawgByte yea i knew it wouldnt be the same but shouldnt be completely different

  77. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2 DawgByte  It’ll be similar where he should be able to pick it up quick, but it won’t be exactly the same.

  78. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 DawgByte play book shouldnt be a issue since im sure it will be just like the one he had last year

  79. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte If Smith comes in and is able to compete and get down the playbook, and there is no reason to think he cannot, I think he is in that top group of six DBs that Coach Smart and Coach Tucker will use a lot.

    I don’t think he plays exclusively at safety, though. I think you will see him get moved around and used at different spots in the secondary according to what Tucker wants to do to confound opposing offenses.

  80. DawgByte

    Greg Poole I’m surprised his support is off this soon, especially after a compound fracture! Good news for Sony.

  81. freddawg

    Nah, I googled Tripp, he’s baldheaded now.   Didn’t know he had been arrested for burglary.

  82. haws1178

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Bulldawg Bob2 Greg Poole As my daughter says they don’t English to good

  83. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Bulldawg Bob2 Greg Poole Man Sony can’t get anybody to spell his name right today ###…

  84. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole  I feel bad, but I cannot tell from that angle. Maybe the beard is throwing me off lol. 

    But is that Jay Rome behind him with the big full beard? Knew he was growing it last time I saw him at G-Day.

  85. Greg Poole

    haws1178 Bulldawg Bob2 He is under the bridge – the new lockerroom will be inside the gate to Sanford

  86. haws1178

    Bulldawg Bob2 haws1178 Greg Poole last I heard they where going to renovate the bridge end of the stadium to accommodate for a new locker room

  87. Bulldawg Bob2

    haws1178 Good question. Not sure from that pic. Greg Poole may know better than I do.

  88. Richmondawg

    Bulldawg36 we get some ce ones from south side Virginia and central NC, which grow a ton. They were on sale at Kroger two weeks ago for $1.99 each

  89. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 Right. Pretty sure Maurice knows Kirby’s scheme better than the other DBs. Three years in the system vs seven or eight months.

  90. Bulldawg36

    Lol! We are so loyal to the dawgs!!! We don’t follow any other teams in the slightest bit!!!! Go dawgs!!!

  91. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie He wasn’t just a special teamer is why. He was expected to be a starter for the Tide this year at nickel CB.

  92. Bulldawg Bob2

    I’ve gotten a few messages asking as to why Maurice Smith is in shorts and no pads.

    He is not injured.

    He cannot practice until he goes through at least 3 non-contact conditioning practices per NCAA practice rules. He’ll be able to practice in full contact sometime next week and then participate fully in the next and final scrimmage.

  93. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie yea. i dont understand why the gump fans are trashing him so much considering he was a special teamer. Granted im sure they are more mad at the fact that saban lost this in court of public opinion

  94. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  Don’t know BD36. We’ll find out when he does his presser later on this afternoon.

  95. Bulldawg Bob2

    Hobnailboot aka RobG Bulldawg Bob2  I don’t know lol. Probably just auto correct got Radi on his phone

  96. Richmondawg

    Ugh, some kind of protest march coming through the hood today….man, its August in Richmond, 95 degrees outside. That is just uncivilized. When I walked to the store, the cops all looked pissed. I hope the protesters are well behaved…usually the only two events this month are the Jazz festival and Carytown watermelon festival tomorrow. Too damn hot for anything else.

  97. RumRunnerDoogie

    the strange thing is if bobo didnt go to colorado state there is a good chance richt is still our coach

  98. Bulldawg Bob2

    Scrimmage should be starting any moment. There should be a presser from Coach Smart afterwards. Greg Poole will be checking in to give an update in a little while.

  99. Bulldawg Bob2

    RB Sony Michel in a non-contact black jersey, but he also doesn’t have a cast on his arm anymore.

  100. Richmondawg

    scuffletowndawg Bulldawg Bob2 There is a little pocket park called Scuffle town down the street from my place in Richmond…my favorite little after work beer spot on nice days.

  101. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  Just the warm-ups and drills. They’ll kick the media out before they actually start the scrimmage.

  102. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg They are both good running backs. I would be happy if either one came to Georgia. I’d be stoked if both decided to play for the Dawgs!

  103. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 What do you think of Akers vs Swift?  I actually liked Swift’s video better, even though Akers is bigger and faster.  Swift broke a lot of tackles in the one I watched, while Akers did a lot of open field running.

  104. Bulldawg Bob2

    Three names I know visiting UGA today for the Dawg’s scrimmage are Jamyest Williams, Leonard Warner and Cam Akers.

  105. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 At least Reuse didn’t call it a 52 “year” punt this time.  That’s a heck of a hang time.

  106. Backwudz

    This wouldn’t hold up if UGA was to appeal. A student normally is given up to five years to complete 100 credit hours.

  107. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2  Yep, Bob, I’ll be very happy if they just say nobody was hurt.  At certain positions, that could be the biggest factor in our success this season.

  108. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg scuffletowndawg Hard to say Fred, but you are probably right. Biggest news I want from this first scrimmage is no new injuries and guys competed and played hard … and have come along so that they are better than they were a week ago.

  109. freddawg

    scuffletowndawg Bulldawg Bob2 I have a feeling we won’t get meaningful qb stats.  Staff hasn’t said much so far, other than they’re all competing hard.

  110. Bulldawg Bob2

    scuffletowndawg Hey ScuffletownDawg! Good afternoon.

    We will do our best to get you guys and gals the most information we can from today’s scrimmage. Big question is – how much information will new Head Coach Kirby Smart allow out ot he media?

  111. dentaldawg

    RealtorDawg (aka 10canpirate) I guess you saw where our former Pirate, Byron Buxton, made his MLB debut a few weeks ago.

  112. scuffletowndawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Will we get information about today’s scrimmage from your staff or others? Especially the qb stats or general performance. Thanks.

  113. haws1178

    RealtorDawg (aka 10canpirate) haws1178 Hobnailboot aka RobG not right off hand I’ll ask around. I work around some guys who are about to retire. Many of them have stated moving to the lake when they do. Is there a sight to look at the listing

  114. Bulldawg Bob2

    If you need new Georgia gear or need to restock up for the season ahead, the new official UGA collection from the Bookstore for 2016 is out:

    The Official UGA Collection Catalog for 2016 is Out! | Bulldawg Illustrated http://ow.ly/CH2m303cTQx

  115. freddawg

    Backwudz The statement I read just said if Smith didn’t complete his graduate program in two years, UGA wouldn’t be able to receive future grad transfers (presumably within the SEC?) for several years.  He acted like he was giving the waiver to UGA instead of Maurice Smith, with a stick to follow if UGA failed to meet a milestone that the school doesn’t control.

  116. Bulldawg36

    Could be soon..if my wife gets the job at Morgan county. Will move some where in the Athens area. I think Madison is 30 mins from Athens. That wouldn’t be too far of a drive.

  117. Backwudz

    I hope it is a NFL condition in there cause Mo Smith ain’t graduating anytime soon. No doubt he can get it done in the classroom.

  118. Bulldawg36

    Can’t believe they’re this upset.. They act like they have lost a starting QB or DL. Bama can’t always win at everything.

  119. Greg Poole

    Time to get loaded up for Sanford and B-M – photos later this afternoon – video in the evening.

  120. Bulldawg Bob2

    RealtorDawg (aka 10canpirate) I hope so RD. We be a lot of fun. I always enjoy getting to see and meet the posters and readers at Bulldawg Illustrated from behind the keyboard in person.

  121. freddawg

    PTCDawg Yeah, he basically took a slap at UGA as if we instigated this process to steal Smith.  Unless he has proof of that, there is no reason that UGA should be potentially punished because a player wants to transfer here.

  122. Backwudz

    I’m with you but like bama fans i can be selfish. If Brice goes on to grad transfer to LSU or Bama next season it’s going to mess with my brain…lol

  123. freddawg

    Sankey’s conditional terms for Smith’s transfer feel a bit vindictive, and aimed more at UGA than Smith.  Unless he has evidence that there was tampering by UGA staff, I fail to see why the athlete’s chosen graduate school should be penalized for being his choice.  Grad transfers frequently list degree choice as a reason for transfer to a specific school, and I don’t recall the NCAA putting any conditions on the school if the player fails to graduate.  I hope this issue doesn’t go away, and I’d like to see other players challenge the rule, preferably in a court of law to prevent administrators like Sankey from creating rules and conditions at their whim.

  124. PTCDawg

    I suppose it seems likely at this point but I just cant see Jamyest going to scar. Generally speaking the best players want to play with the best players and if he does that at scar he will be playing with himself. and it isnt like he has some home town pull to columbia (like anyone would anyway). So my prediction is he comes to his senses and stays home. 

    However, I should include a warning, there was that one time I was wrong a few years ago, so its at least possible I could be wrong again.

  125. Bulldawg36

    I hope Devonte Webb gets to play some DE for UGA!!! He needs to use that speed to get around the corner and sack the Qb!!!!!!

  126. rugbydawg79

    Bulldawg36 The Scrimmage was against Westminister, a top notch private school in Atlanta — they were a powerhouse back in the day.

  127. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 RealtorDawg (aka 10canpirate) gee I dont know, Bob…are we allowing non-football comments on here now?? 

    Hey, its always good when you post, Realtor (aka 10can)!! Wish you would do it more often!

  128. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  It could happen. This scrimmage is important, but I think that second scrimmage is where we really will see things start to shake out. Well, we won’t get to see it lol, but you know what I mean.

  129. Bulldawg36

    I hope Jacob Eason pulls away from the pack today!!! I’m ready for the Eason era!!!! Who’s with me??????

  130. freddawg

    Greg Poole Nobody does it in preseason, but I’ve come around to the opinion that you can’t tell much about a quarterback until you’ve seen him operate against live tackling.  Too many of these guys lose their mental focus when the big bodies start hurdling their way.  It’s hard to tell whether you have the next Jeremy Johnson or Aaron Murray til then.

  131. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg Yeah. Greg Poole and I found a build your own fort kit. We put Bulldawg36 and RumRunner to work building it, but they are having trouble with the instructions” #######

  132. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 PTCDawg Ah, so they decided to have the A team go after the first scrimmage…got it! :>)  (BI has a fort??)

  133. Bulldawg Bob2

    Hobnailboot aka RobG  Morning RobG. Hope you’ll be able to get the line wet sooner than later and reel ’em by the boat full.

  134. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgLink  Very doubtful that the scimmage is open to the press DL. The media usually gets to see 10 to 15 minutes at most of the warm-up workout drills.

    There should be a presser though.

  135. Bulldawg Bob2

    So a guy with red hair and a beard walks into Bulldawg Illustrated ………..

    Good morning all!

  136. Bansai buckeroo

    Yeah that’s why Stanford and ND suck every year…because of their high academic standards..#… couldn’t be because of your coach and lousy system you run that no kids want to play in…nah….must be the uniforms…smh

  137. RobDawg

    By the way Greg, the roster listing for 42 already was vacated days ago on georgiadogs.com which is the source of my list above

  138. Bulldawg36

    Their uniforms are super ugly! But they just stink..because stink. We will hammer em Athens this year

  139. RobDawg

    In honor of 21 days which happens to be Maurice Smith’s former number at Bama, I wondered what his digits would be for the Dawgs. He can’t be 21, that’s retired and Sinkwich’s forever. The transposition to 12 is already taken by Ramsey and Briscoe. We have lots of cases where there is a guy on offense and a guy on defense sharing a number. So what numbers are available either empty or an offensive player wearing today only?
    10 Eason
    16 IMac
    23 Shake neath Williams

  140. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    Good Morning Dawg Nation!!, I’m praying this is the last Weekend I have to work, I need to get in some fishing before the season starts

  141. haws1178

    Good morning dawgs. I’m starting to get hyped up. Those glories Saturdays are just around the corner

  142. Greg Poole

    The ACC had to agree to the following to get a network deal with ESPN:
    http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17282288/acc-athletic-directors-undecided-conference-scheduling-requirements that the deal with ESPN “requires the ACC to either expand the league schedule to nine games and play at least one nonconference Power 5 opponent or remain at eight ACC games and play at least two nonconference Power 5 opponents.”
    While TV ratings and more specifically the eventual ACC Network ratings are obviously the main foci here for ESPN, there is plenty of football sense to be found in the conference’s deal with the Worldwide Leader — specifically the second option.
    http://www.todaysu.com/acc/espn-scheduling-stipulations-will-improve-acc-football/

  143. Greg Poole

    Forget what position or role Smith will play for a moment. Do you know how many senior defensive backs the Bulldogs have? One, and it’s http://247sports.com/Player/Quincy-Mauger-18045. Sure, the group has played plenty of snaps but Smith is another experienced body at Mel Tucker’s and Kirby Smart’s disposal in the back half.
    But that’s not all he brings to the table. Smith has big-game experience. Whether it’s been special teams or in a defensive role, he has played in the high-profile openers, a BCS bowl, the College Football Playoff, and a National Championship Game. He has seen the little things that are done in crucial moments to win or lose those games.
    He also has an extensive knowledge of what Georgia will be doing defensively.Where he fits…
    Pick a spot. Smith has played corner, a place where UGA has experience but could use some size and depth. Malkom Parrish and http://247sports.com/Player/Juwuan-Briscoe-57626 are both under 6-feet tall, so Smith gives Tucker the ability to match up with bigger, taller receivers on the perimeter if need be.
    http://georgia.247sports.com/Bolt/Impact-Analysis-Smith-adds-leadership-competition–46733557

  144. Greg Poole

    Anonymous SEC coach quotes:
    “They’ve got talent across the board,” he said. “And those running backs, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel – that’s a great combination when they’re healthy. Chubb is easily one of the top backs in the country when he’s healthy.
    “Offensively, http://gridironnow.com/kirby-smart-likes-jim-chaney-diversity-offensive-coordinator/ – that’s a headache (for opponents). They’re good football coaches.”
    Offensive coordinator Chaney and offensive line coach Pittman were together at Tennessee, then Arkansas before joining forces in Athens.
    Another coach is high on the Bulldogs.
    “Georgia is a team to watch,” the coach said. “Everybody is behind Kirby. They had 93,000 at the spring game. And Kirby is a get-it-done type guy. He knows how to do the deal. They’ve already got a machine rolling.”
    http://gridironnow.com/sec-coaches-anonymous-east-division-discussion/

  145. Greg Poole

    Today is the day that the quarterbacks really have the opportunity to create some separation between themselves. Scrimmage at 1:00.