UGA Recruiting Daily 14-July-2016

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UGA Recruiting Daily 14-July-2016

UGA football recruiting prospect – Leonard Warner
Kirby Smart and Leonard Warner
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#35 Senior OLB WR
Brookwood High School
Snellville, GA


#55 Junior T DT
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
Virginia Beach, VA


#9 Senior RB OLB
Brother Martin High School
New Orleans, LA


#10 Senior MLB
Oxford High School
Oxford, AL



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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.

472 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 14-July-2016

  1. biggityben

    Seems like he has a pretty deceptively quick first move off the line, he’s a smooth runner, and it’s pretty fast for being that height.  Looks super solid.

  2. RumRunnerDoogie

    websater RumRunnerDoogie not to mention with that beard u wont be called a hipster but a southern again :). if i wanted that bush u have it would take me about 3 years to get close to that duck dynasty level

  3. RumRunnerDoogie

    websater RumRunnerDoogie the income tax u will be signing praise to god once u do haha

  4. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgDaddy RumRunnerDoogie not to mention he beat that cal commit we dont speak of in the 100 in track

  5. Dawgnation89

    RumRunnerDoogie Dawgnation89 I wish, I am working night shift till August 14th. 12 hours shifts 7 days a week! I will need some 151 after this stretch

  6. DawgDaddy

    RumRunnerDoogie For sure, he just looks like a LB and he has DB speed to boot.  Would love to see him commit soon.

  7. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgDaddy Dawgnation89 rather have the ginger who never smiles (mcbride) and britt

  8. RumRunnerDoogie

    Dawgnation89 ive never put much hope into bama players even with kirby. if they are top talent they wont leave that state

  9. Dawgnation89

    Saw where will ignont released a top 4 and we were not in it…I thought we had momentum moving with him.

  10. RumRunnerDoogie

    Dawgnation89 i dont think so, jenkins decommitted so to me that makes room for webb and holloman

  11. RumRunnerDoogie

    websater RumRunnerDoogie JaxDawg spent the week spraying lawns….was hot as hell and by god im drinkin tonight! nothing like working in a yard in a heat index of 100

  12. RumRunnerDoogie

    websater RumRunnerDoogie JaxDawg greg made the mistake of leaving me in charge…. already banned all regulars#

  13. RumRunnerDoogie

    JaxDawg the fact that he didnt mention tenn which was the biggest contender for UGA i like the chances. not to mention him and lecounte are close

  14. RumRunnerDoogie

    PTCDawg RumRunnerDoogie we will literally know nothing about nate, he doesnt talk to media or anything

  15. JaxDawg

    So Stevens says he is ready to decide, says auburn is in the mix and one other school, don’t know who it is but hopefully he picks the good guys

  16. PTCDawg

    RumRunnerDoogie I wonder how long Nate the Great will Wait for his Date? Hope its not too Late! That I would Hate.

  17. RumRunnerDoogie

    JaxDawg no inside info but i think he might pull the trigger at dawg day this weekend, and maybe britt if he goes

  18. RumRunnerDoogie

    RobDawg naw, i think its lawrence. webb isnt set to decide till end of august early sept

  19. RumRunnerDoogie

    JaxDawg one thing this staff wont do like the previous is under recruit top talent on the lines

  20. DawgDaddy

    dang, the t in “this” did not show.  It should read this is a story about him.

  21. RumRunnerDoogie

    1mandawgpack RumRunnerDoogie godawgs678 yea i agree, from what ive read hes a yes sir no sir type guy so i doubt pittman will have a issue molding him into the type of OL he wants

  22. 1mandawgpack

    RumRunnerDoogie 1mandawgpack godawgs678  I’m not down on him but not unlike many big guys, I think he’s used his size and sheer momentum to overpower much smaller DL.  He’ll take some work, but if he puts in the effort and listens to the coaches, he could end up being the best of the bunch – just never know how these things are going to turn out.

  23. RumRunnerDoogie

    1mandawgpack RumRunnerDoogie godawgs678 im obviously biased since im from brunswick but with pittman i think he will become a hoss.. and imagine netori at one guard and salyer at the about road graders

  24. 1mandawgpack

    Greg Poole  Coach him up so that he can go back up and recruit Swift and Webb for the good guys.

  25. 1mandawgpack

    RumRunnerDoogie 1mandawgpack godawgs678  Pretty solid.  I think the young man out of Brunswick is extremely raw and will be a bit of a project, but should be a solid contributor if he has the chance to sit back, learn and develop for about 2 or 3 years under Pittman and then become a hoss toward the end of his 5 years in Athens (as he’s a prime candidate for a red-shirt and my goal would be for all of these guys to red-shirt as I really think that helps their development deeper into their career).  If we could land Salyer in the ’18 class, we’d be absolutely stacked for a while.  It’s really great that we’re starting to get some of these top OL as it seems we missed out on them for many, many years.

  26. RumRunnerDoogie

    1mandawgpack godawgs678  i could be wrong but i honestly think this is the best OL class UGA has had top to bottom since i can remember

  27. 1mandawgpack

    godawgs678  I could be wrong (often am), but we are in the enviable position of being able to sit back and go after the absolute highest guys on our board without any fear of failing as, unlike past years, we already have a great (and pretty full) class of high quality OL, so if we weren’t successful for the top guys and either had to go with plan b or simply finished the class with 4, it wouldn’t be the end of the world.  We are a complete 180 with where we were in our pursuit of Tunsil whereby, when we didn’t get him, it really impacted our overall class.

  28. RumRunnerDoogie

    rugbydawg79 RumRunnerDoogie Joe Dawg we took too many hits to the head as ruggers to understand the ways of the mysterious shockwave

  29. RumRunnerDoogie

    rugbydawg79 RumRunnerDoogie Joe Dawg so its not just my crappy laptop then haha. Apparently BI is biased against us ruggers##. I will ask greg tomorrow, i remember a while ago this was happening and he gave me IT info to fix it. Yea France cant catch a break it seems

  30. rugbydawg79

    RumRunnerDoogie Joe Dawg – DAng been meaning to ask about that -so I am not alone !  once shockwave crashes I can cruise up and down before that it is to slow–is there a fix ?    Pray for France

  31. godawgs678

    If we take the player mentioned below, we will take 6 OL. Mark my words…
    Pittmans getting in Kirby’s ear!
    Now let’s go find some D-Lineman

  32. ed603

    DawgByte RumRunnerDoogie  I agree, Byte! Wait til the whole story is out before convicting anyone in public media…Baltimore is a good example…lots of crow to eat, but worse, it can destroy a young man.

  33. Backwudz

    Seems to be the injured kid I heard about in the past. Seems possible that we tale a prospect at the fifth kline man spot.

  34. ed603

    1mandawgpack godawgs678  Agree, but its still early…wouldn’t like it at all if happened after all rosters filled out!
    He may have acted on his own, also, if he didn’t see playing time in the future.

  35. MidtownTeacher

    Bulldawg36 Well, if you moved to California where I live, there are more legal options for dealing with insomnia.

  36. Joe Dawg

    DawgByte Joe Dawg RumRunnerDoogie  Maybe not going to camps. Not real sure. Maybe I saw him on his best night. I dread playing against him again this year.

  37. RumRunnerDoogie

    Joe Dawg RumRunnerDoogie yea i had to wait for the shockwave flash to crash before i can scroll down

  38. Joe Dawg

    RumRunnerDoogie Joe Dawg  Lots of talk about it down below. I have watched HS football a lot of years and XJ is one of the best I have ever seen. He is a Big Play about to happen. Sammy Watkins type player.

  39. Greg Poole

    Our nephew is in town from Philly. Gonna be busy entertaining him tonight and a Mama’s Boy breakfast to get him back on the road. Normal posting in the morning and Camp tomorrow PM.

  40. DawgByte

    RumRunnerDoogie DawgByte Regarding Crowell’s post… that was a hotly contested topic on Hugh Hewitt’s show the other morning. Basically, there were two schools of thought on how to treat Crowell and they were as follows:
    1.) Terminate or suspend him. Many callers, said if he was a white player he’d be fired, so the same standards should apply. Still others said that Crowell was a representative of an organization (Bengals) and a company (NFL) and as such are subject to the code of conduct prohibiting such behavior.
    2.) Community service – have Crowell go out on calls with Policemen, he can be educated on the dangers cops face. The thinking was, if he has a greater appreciation of the sacrifice of policemen he could educate others that may have the same opinion as he had.

  41. Joe Dawg

    I am disappointed that X. Jenkins de-committed. I was so impressed after seeing him play against Camden last year. Hope he wasn’t asked to leave. Ortre Smith looked pretty good to me at the Opening. Do we have a shot with him?

  42. ed603

    Bansai buckeroo  You have seen the light…there are only two ways to argue with a woman….and they are both wrong!

  43. converted 1981

    MMCSDAWG Bulltoad DawgByte BenKellam As part of the “Agreement” they made with PsU they should have MADE them rename the stadium to “Sandusky”.  That or take the Death Penalty.  That way Nobody would EVER forget what was ALLOWED to happen and continue on there for decades.

  44. ed603

    BenKellam  He may be hated around the country, but he is revered in Happy Valley, and always will be. He turned out more under 200 lb All American linebackers than anywhere in the Country.
    My comments reflect my appreciation of his coaching ability, and not the other stuff.

  45. DawgByte

    RumRunnerDoogie DawgByte I don’t think that’s what Nick is saying. He’s objecting, rightly so IMO, to the way the media inserts themselves in both rushing to judgment on player arrests and the entitlement they place upon themselves in offering up punishment. 
    The AJC has no compunction about publishing arrest details about our players, which I don’t think is right. Yes, it’s public information, but that doesn’t mean it should be splashed on the cover of a public web site. Why? In several of these cases the charges were dropped, but the html web page of the arrest is still out there.

  46. RumRunnerDoogie

    DawgByte using his logic crowell shouldnt of been kicked off the team or even miss a game


    Richmondawg Greg Poole His voice is a little on the high side… lol!  Maybe something didn’t drop when he was a youngin…

  48. DawgByte

    MMCSDAWG DawgByte AlphaDawg A lot of my prayers will be answered if we destroy the Vols and Nick Chubb runs for 1,000 yards against them. I don’t want that program or their fan base to resurge. They need to stay down in the basement where they belong.

  49. BahitsDawg

    DawgByte Greg Poole Make them drink that Football Defense stuff that Greg posted.

  50. Richmondawg

    Greg Poole as a long time city boy, I’ll tell you this, I’d be surprised if “Stingray” isn’t actually a woman in drag. Something is definitely off about that one.


    AlphaDawg DawgByte MMCSDAWG Once we are up by 21 on UNC, we can rest him… lol###


    DawgByte MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg I like being the hunter and not the hunted!  A lot of my prayers will be answered if we can beat the gaturds this year!

  53. AlphaDawg

    DawgByte MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg we won’t be doing much sneaking if Eason comes out like Gday!

  54. DawgByte

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg DawgByte Me too. I want to sneak up behind the Vols and Gators and whup their butts!


    DawgByte Greg Poole No you won’t,…  LOL!  Like you said earlier you are a worrier!  Nothing wrong with that by the way…  It’s all Koolaid until they blow that whistle!

  56. DawgByte

    Greg Poole All of those scumbags should be investigated, indicted and go to trial. IMO this deserves jail time.


    AlphaDawg DawgByte I like being the Dark horse!  Or in the case the Dark DAWG!    Like lewis used to say….  That Dawg will bite you….

  58. AlphaDawg

    DawgByte AlphaDawg UT is the easy pick. They return the same coach and QB which almost is the safe bet. Uf is getting picked because they managed to get it done last season. And then US as the unknown dark horse.

  59. RobDawg

    I’ve literally been drinking kool aid lately and only bought a Tropical Punch and Cherry flavors for obvious reasons. Seriously. I forgot how good it is about a day old in the fridge once frosty cold

  60. DawgByte

    AlphaDawg I wonder if Florida is getting votes over us, because our track record against them over the last 10-15 years. I personally, do not believe they’re very talented. They imploded at the end of last season. They were destroyed by Mich. in the Bowl game.

  61. Panic Fan

    Greg Poole PDawg We need to do a new round of shirts, my old LHB doesn’t fit anymore 🙂

  62. DawgByte

    Greg Poole I’ll sip the Kool-Aid when I know Chubb is good to go, Michel can play and we’ve selected a QB.


    How about ole lefty…   Mickelson Shot 8 under par (63) in his opening round at the British Open!  GATA lefty!

  64. Greg Poole

    DawgByte PDawg  Someone did that one for us back in the LHB days. You are welcome to us it and/or change it.

  65. DawgByte

    Greg Poole PDawg I would go with white inside the G and add that red swatch over to the left like the other design. I like the G in the middle over the Dawg picture.

  66. DawgByte

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG Has Marvin Wilson committed and if not do we have a shot at him. He’s been a beast at the camps.


    Bulltoad MMCSDAWG DawgByte BenKellam It was and I too started school in 1967 and was in school during this particular time as well.  Times were different, but as a HC at an institution like Penn St.  You know right and wrong.  He was wrong IMO.


    BenKellam AlphaDawg Exactly what I was gonna say…  There is not enough home colors No Dawg logos…

  69. Bulltoad

    MMCSDAWG DawgByte BenKellam In the mid 70’s as a first grader someone tried to abduct me as I was walking home alone from school.  Lucky for me a car came down the street behind me and scared them off.  They were able to indentify the person  but other than the school calling my mom they didnt do anything.  It was a different era.

  70. 1mandawgpack

    Greg Poole  I thought a year was harsh, but thought that a game or two would be justified.  It’s different now than when we grew up and physical contact of any type just isn’t smart.

  71. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg Greg Poole That’s what I was thinking, and the fact he knows how important the line is on both sides I would think those two spots would be the focus every year regardless.

  72. 1mandawgpack

    MMCSDAWG 1mandawgpack BenKellam  Agree – I don’t know what they expect as some of the testimony relates to things that happened in the 70’s.  As many on here know (not the millennials), that was back in the day before cell phones with video capabilities and video cameras and tape recorders were huge and couldn’t be easily hidden, so there will be no hard facts/data that they’ll be able to dig up that will support his innocence.  At this point, it’s going to be a he said/she said type of argument and there are far too many people who have already come forward to say that Joe protected his buddy to be able to emerge victorious in the court of public perception.  At this point, the family would be best to let it die and be forgotten as soon as possible.


    AlphaDawg Greg Poole MMCSDAWG With the dismissal of Rivers, the possible loss of Ledbetter ( hopefully he will take to the help, but you never know)  I think we need at least 2 or possibly 3 DT type bodies in this class.  Kirby has stated several times how “thin” we are on the DL and specifically DT.


    Bansai buckeroo Me either.  My daughter is still in college down there and it is a miserable ride for me from Jax.  She has less than a year left and can’t wait to get out of there.  It is a different world.

  75. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG I was reading we would only probably take Soloman and convert Herring and that would be it for this class


    1mandawgpack BenKellam Not at all…  He is guilty of heinous behavior while serving as the HC at Penn St.  There is NO Doubt about it and no denying it.  His legacy is destroyed as well it should be.  I have no sympathy for him at all.  His family should move on and leave this alone.  There is no other conclusion to this episode.

  77. 1mandawgpack

    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG  I agree.  I think once he sees all those guys together like they were in Oregon this past weekend, he’s going to realize that Meeechegin isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

  78. Bansai buckeroo

    @Chief I know if Alpha is going to try and make it from Miami/Ft. lauderdale. I’m glad I won’t be riding with him….haha

  79. 1mandawgpack

    BenKellam  As I understand it, it’s the Paterno family that won’t let it die as they feel as if Joe was wronged in this mess.  So, it’s them pursuing “clearing his name” that is bringing that whole incident to light again.  I think instead of clearing his name, they’re going to drag it further through the mud as the facts don’t look good as far as supporting his innocence.


    Greg Poole MMCSDAWG I hope so, We definitely need to find some DL help in this 17 class…  Are there any Juco’s out there?


    AlphaDawg Bansai buckeroo Depends on what part of Florida??  Miami/Ft. Lauderdale?  Maybe not, but Tampa or Canaveral you should make it!  If not, stop in Jax and I’ll have the game on!!!

  82. AlphaDawg

    Bansai buckeroo my millennial instincts will not allow me to watch a recorded game. I might skip through some highlights, but with Facebook, twitter, instaSnap and all the other things I have it would be spoiled long before. I’m thinking if I can leave Florida by 9am I can make it!

  83. Bansai buckeroo

    @Alpha…. I’ll be out of country for the Florida game. I quit arguing with the wife years ago. Thank god for my DVR….. 🙂


    I hear that Solomon will be in town for the camps this weekend.  Sic’em kirby, bring this one back home!


    DawgByte BenKellam That he knew about the incidents all the way back to 1976 and that Shiano and other assistants also knew and witnessed some of the acts taking place.  Not good.

  86. BenKellam

    There was some new testimony a couple days ago that claimed hes known since the mid 70s.

  87. BenKellam

    All the new news coming out about Joe Paterno probably isnt going to help penn state when it comes to Mark Webb. Who would want to go to a program like that?

  88. 1mandawgpack

    Greg Poole  See comments below – you’re way late to the dance as the DJ has packed up and gone.

  89. Greg Poole

    Come on guys, where is the “we probably told him to looks around because __________________________ is a silents commit” comment

  90. BahitsDawg

    AlphaDawg She is looking at Tom Cruise and will get back Sep. 3?   Tell her to stay with him through football season.

  91. AlphaDawg

    My wife is looking at a cruise that gets back on Saturday Sep 3!! lol I’m going to be going 110 up i75

  92. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 Great topic and one I’d love to debate. Here’s my take on Cam Akers. 
    #1.) He’s not a Running Back, he’s a running QB! Massive, humongous, monstrous, mega difference. When Cam runs he’s not running from the 3 point stance with the objective of hitting a particular hole or gap at full speed, therefore his pad level is completely different than a RB’s. Watch his videos his running standing straight up. There will be a significant, I’m talking significant adjustment to go from a QB to a RB in the SEC.
    Let me be clear, Cam is a gifted RUNNER, but I’m not 100% convinced that translates to RB in the SEC. I think we’ve got a hell of a RB in T. Carter and if we can land Swift, we’re done.


    BahitsDawg Greg Poole The quote is wrong and out of context…  read below what Fournette actually said at Media days.


    Greg Poole This quote is NOT how it was reported by other news sources.  The interview with Fournette was actually very kind of Chubb and he went on to say that Chubb told him (Fournette).  Here is the qoute

    ““No days off,” Fournette said during Day 4 of SEC Media Days, relaying a message Chubb told him last week.

  95. Bulldawg36

    Would like to have swift. But I’m not too worried about running backs. They will come. More worried about Elite Wrs

  96. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 If we get Webb then Swift comes with him, which is even better. Unfortunately, we’re not getting one of Swift’s last 3 visits. I wouldn’t be surprised if Bama gets Swift.


    Dawgsrulegumpsdrool2 I hope so, but something tells me if he does it will be “Silent”..  he is enjoying the limelight and attention too much to end the process.  Kirby will know something by the end of the camp though.

  98. 1mandawgpack

    ronaldo77  I think CKS recruits every player that he sees as a contributor to our program until NSD, committed or not.  I don’t know where McKinney was on our board, but if he was on the staff’s radar previously, they’re committing him hard regardless.

  99. 1mandawgpack

    BahitsDawg  Lowndes County to be exact.  Folks from S. Ga. don’t like to be associated with the hated cross-town rivals.  I grew up in Thomas County and know for a fact that Central changed its name to Thomas Country Central because when I was in school and we started going deep into the playoffs each year, all the papers and radio stations called us “Thomasville.” They used to be our hated rival but have become irrelevant in HS football over the past 10 – 15 years, which is sad as they used to be a state power.

  100. ronaldo77

    So Xaiver McKinney decommits from Bama. Any chance we are looking at him, or are we 100% focused on Gibbs, Stevens, and Jamyset?

  101. Dawgsrulegumpsdrool2

    I may be wrong but with the decommitment of Jenkins I think Holloman may pop for the good guys this weekend.

  102. Lucas Rogers

    godawgs678 Lucas Rogers yeah don’t like Auburn having last visit before decision though

  103. godawgs678

    Lucas Rogers and if we knock it out of the park with Bishop this weekend, you never know

  104. Lucas Rogers

    Let’s see UGA leads for Webb and Holloman behind scenes. Jenkins decommits, I think I know what that means lol

  105. 1mandawgpack

    godawgs678  Everyone has been all stressed about how we were going to take 5 or 6 WR in this class.  Like I’ve said often, if Webb and Holloman both want to commit, take them as there is a good chance that not all of these young men will still be committed on NSD.

    I know it works both ways as there appears to be little loyalty from the players to the programs and vice versa as it relates to verbal commitments, but I don’t like it at all when a program takes a young man’s verbal commitment and then hints that he might need to look elsewhere when/if bigger fish come along.  I’m not at all a fan of that (particularly within the last few weeks leading up to NSD) and don’t have sufficient info. to know if we did that with Jenkins but I just don’t think it’s right.

  106. dsw61

    JaxDawg Sayler will almost certainly follow Andrew Thomas to Georgia. He also loves Pittman.

  107. BahitsDawg

    Just looked sn Xavier Jenkins is shown as 6-3, 195 from Valdosta.  That looks pretty good.

  108. BahitsDawg

    lol, 247 is reflecting the Bama decommit and the rest of Bama’s class is still strong enough to keep them at #3 and ahead of Michigan and LSU.

    I am guessing we will stay at #2 even if our Xavier decommits.

  109. 1mandawgpack

    BahitsDawg Greg Poole  I actually love this mentality.  You look at a young man like Lorenzo Carter who appears to have all the physical attributes to be great, but according to information coming out of Athens, didn’t put in the work in the weight room, film room, etc. to be great.  Accordingly, he has been relatively average during his time in Athens and hasn’t lived up to expectations, particularly during his sophomore campaign (I’m not trying to bash the young man, only telling you what I’m seeing and hearing).  A lot of players achieve greatness at the HS level just because they’re superior athletically and/or physically to a field full of mostly average players.  However, to achieve greatness at the next levels (particularly in a conference like the SEC and then even moreso in the NFL) takes commitment and work ethic at a significantly higher level, which both Chubb and Fornette seem to get.


    godawgs678 Where is that posted???  I looked and didn’t see it.  I saw he was visiting Miami

  111. BenKellam

    BahitsDawg Lucas Rogers I give it another couple weeks. Thats about it. People will get tired of the walking.

  112. BahitsDawg

    Lucas Rogers BahitsDawg It is crazy.  I am ready for the fad to die down.  Will it be over by the second or third week of football season?  I hope so.

  113. godawgs678

    I have a feeling he was asked to look elsewhere with Holloman and Webb possibly in the fold.

  114. BenKellam

    Greg Poole But we still have all his friends joining us next season. They’ll help a ton with his recruitment. Not to mention…what lineman wouldn’t want to be coached by Pittman?


    Lucas Rogers Pruitt effect???  notice nothing about Pruitt in the text…   Alabama will get theirs, but there is a definite disconnect at the moment.  Maybe he sees what they are trying to do with the Grad transfer…  Who knows.

  116. godawgs678

    so…Xavier McKinney, the 4 star Safety from Roswell just decommitted from Bama…


  117. Lucas Rogers

    godawgs678 Haven’t seen a list. I hope no where near the amount of people for Dawg Night last year show up. There will be a lot of good players. Needs to be a GREAT visit for Tray Bishop.


    godawgs678 I believe you hit the nail on the head…  Everyday is Dawgnight for this staff and the attention given to recruits is far superior to anything Dawg night ever gave.  Based on the reports from last 2 years events, there were WAY too many prospects and some were upset about the lack of attention and dysfunction.   I like how kirby is handling recruiting.  That is one area I am not worried about.

  119. Lucas Rogers

    BahitsDawg LOL nah campus has so many. There are groups of 100’s of students that go walking around campus at night lol

  120. godawgs678

    Is there a list anywhere of all this recruits coming this weekend? While I love the momentum we have in recruiting, I will say, the lead up to this weekend has been rather blah…nothing like Dawg Night ever was. Although, one could argue that our previous staff put too many eggs in one basket (Dawg Night), the current staff treats every day like that on the recruiting trail.

  121. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Has he graduated? If so he will be picked up by someone that has an extra scholly right now I would imagine.

  122. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole First time I have seen highlights like that.  It was 2:30 before he got an offensive touch.  Lots of blocking footage and defensive footage before that.  I actually liked it.  The kid does everything asked.


    Greg Poole Nick Chubb isn’t the type to take a day off…   I have full confidence in that!

  124. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg It is very late to do that, but they have to get the number right by August 1 – I think that is the date.

  125. Greg Poole, an Oregon State commit from South Florida who attended two satellite camps this summer.
    “The one I went to in Florida was pretty ok competition, but the linebackers out there made it too easy for me,” Davis said. “It was good, but it wasn’t for players like me, you know? Then, the one I went to in Georgia, there were just too many people. It was just, like, way easier because it didn’t really seem like it was for guys with my talent level.”

  126. TtownDawg

    BahitsDawg PTCDawg  One might think he may be getting tired of that by now, with all the practice he’s had.###

  127. dsw61

    AlphaDawg dsw61 I have been a fan of how CMR coached QBs. Not the “Xs and 0s”, but his philosophical approach and phraseology. His stand in the pocket and trust your protection belief where the QB calmly stands in the pocket and goes through his reads is a myth. I was so relieved to hear Chaney say that 60% of throws are movement throws. I was also relieved to hear Chaney say that he tells his QBs to take off and run if the play isn’t there and he has an opening. Of course Chaney also adds in the same breath…if you choose to run make sure you secure the football. What a novel approach to coaching QBs. Instead of being afraid they are going to fumble when they run…coach them to secure the ball if they do run. I’ve been saying for months that the change in how the QBs are going to be coached with the new staff is being totally overlooked.

  128. BahitsDawg

    Bansai buckeroo So, Kirby needs to schedule them for the openers and open a can of whoop on theirs.

  129. BahitsDawg

    TtownDawg Greg Poole If he has a great year after what happened to him, he would be the emotional leader for Heisman.  It would be great.  No one deserves it more.

  130. Greg Poole

    If Chubb stays healthy, there’s no reason to believe he won’t have another extremely productive season. But to win a Heisman you have to be on a title contender. Fortunately for Chubb, Georgia projects to be just that. The Bulldogs are projected by a preseason model, which assigns ratings to every FBS team and uses them to project the outcome of each game this upcoming season, to win 9.6 games and win capture the SEC East crown. Those 9.6 projected wins are the sixth-most in the country.
    With Georgia projected to be favored in each of its 12 regular season games and Chubb expected to be one of the best running backs in the country, don’t be surprised if he is among the leading Heisman contenders this season.


    Bulldawg36 Prayers lifted brother!  It’s almost over now!   It will all be worth it once the miracle arrives!

  132. Bulldawg36

    My wife hardly sleeps at all. I don’t know how she functions during the day. She Also has a bunch of anxiety. Please say prayer for wife if you would BI nation!

  133. Bulldawg36

    I knew he would have something delusional to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet he had to bite his tongue not to say anymore delusional ramblings!!!!!!!!!

  134. BenKellam

    Bansai buckeroo It’ll be hard for them to rate us third next year since we’re going to end the season number 1!

  135. Bansai buckeroo

    We just have too many unknowns for people to rate us higher than 3rd….it’s understandable but hopefully wrong…

  136. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole Really rare to see us without a pre-season All SEC pick.  Of course if either of our first 2 RBs were healthy I think they would have been the second back behind LF.   Next year we will be pretty heavily repped I believe.

  137. Greg Poole

    This is a tough one to pick, if I’m being honest. My first choice if you’d have asked me three months ago likely would have been Georgia. I can’t help but think Kirby Smart is going to do a great job over there, and he had some solid returning depth along the offensive line and in the running back corps, with Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. But now that running back depth is in jeopardy, with Chubb still assumedly recovering from his season-ending injury last year, and Michel sustaining a bad break (sorry for the pun) of his own. That, plus an undefined situation at quarterback set Georgia back, at least in my perception.
    I honestly don’t understand the premature crowing of Tennessee. Yeah, they have some players. But I’ve yet to be blown away by anything Butch Jones has done since he’s been there. They’re still Tennessee. They are so far removed from greatness that I don’t even think they know what it takes to be great anymore, and how to deal with greatness when they step in it.


    DawgDaddy AlphaDawg And he’s prone to blowing a game or two…  That’s where I believe they will falter.  They haven’t beaten UF in 11 seasons, Alabama has dominated them, UGA has beat them 5 out of the last 6 years.  
    Talent matters, but coaching does as well.   It might not be 50/50 in importance overall, but when a game is close and your in the 4th Qtr, coaching becomes as important if not more important than talent.  IMO of course.  And this is where UTk is vulnerable.  The collapse against UF last year was epic Bootch..


    Greg Poole Thank you Lord!  It’s only a matter of weeks now!  AMEN!  Time to GATA and #ATD everyday!

  140. Greg Poole

    Tomorrow (CKS Camp) is kinda the start of the season for me, Media Days will be over and practice will start a couple of weeks after the end of the camp. FOOTBALL IS ALMOST HERE!

  141. DawgDaddy

    AlphaDawg I have been telling everyone that this is Booch’s only chance for a while.  If they blow it this year he won’t be coaching ewe tee when 2018 season starts,  IMO.

  142. ed603

    deltonadawg ed603  I see. We just lost our American Bulldog that you see in my avatar. She was a wonderful family member! Part English bull and part boxer, with the best traits of both. We rescued her in Atlanta 8 or so years ago. She looked a lot like Munson, who by the way is a beautiful dog!

  143. AlphaDawg

    I just went back the past 10 years to look at the recruiting rankings in search of when Bama became the #1, It seemed most teams within the top 5 for a consistant period would be the teams who competed at major bowls and championships. But what really caught my attention was the spike in UT recruiting.
    2013 – #10 in SEC (4-4stars, 18-3stars)
    2014 – #5 in SEC (16-4stars, 16-3stars) – Large class which pushed them up but noticeably better
    2015 – #2 in SEC (1-5tar, 15-4stars, 12-3stars) – Another large class but better than 2014
    2016 – #7 in SEC (10-4stars, 11-3stars) a noticeable dip when the class size had to go back to normal
    2017 – Currently 5th in SEC (2-4stars, 16-3stars)

    It’s obvious we’re getting to play their well seasoned 2014,2015 guys now, which will fade. If UT has a bad year in recruiting this year, which I believe they will if they don’t win the SEC east, they will slump again in recruiting which shows their program slips too. Their 2017 class is not looking great this year so far, however, Jones has been known to cut a scholarship from a guy weeks before signing day. If we beat them this year and I think UGA stays recruiting at a very high level above them, therefore we go back to our dominance.

  144. Frankly

    Bulltoad AlphaDawg dsw61

    The SC game was a mirage.  They had their DB’s playing 10 yards off of our WR’s and you know Bama or noone else in the SEC was going to do the same.

  145. Bansai buckeroo

    @DDaddy…Colin’s told Jeff Sentell Georgia was his #2 school….sounds like we have a shot.

  146. deltonadawg

    ed603 deltonadawg No he is an old English bulldog. It is a recognized breed of English bulldog. They have less of the health problems than the modern bulldogs.

  147. Bulltoad

    DawgDaddy Greg Poole The whole arrest thing is a joke.  Every school has different circumstances that are going to result in either more or less arrests.  Wasn’t it Florida a few years back under Urban Myer that announced like 60 arrests in one day that had not been made public.

  148. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg I don’t think anyone seriously thinks he would be a QB at UGA, including Bishop.

  149. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Then forget what I said ronaldo77 – I’m just a dummy with a keyboard

  150. Bansai buckeroo

    Low 90’s in Atlanta today ed……but it’s the humidity that is brutal…

  151. Greg Poole

    ronaldo77 I don’t look at him as a QB even though Kirby has talked to him about QB, WR and DB.

  152. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG AlphaDawg dsw61 I agree that he should get the start. I’m just not used to getting what I want. lol

  153. Bulltoad

    AlphaDawg dsw61 My belief is still Lambert is 3rd behind Eason and Ramsey and it comes down to mobility.  I remember last year going into the Alabama game and the analysts discussing Lambert who was coming off the incredible performance against South Carolina.  The only question the analyst had was can Lambert throw on the move or without a clean pocket.  Unless Lambert has suddenly become mobile I don’t think he has a chance.  If you watch any football game the QB is constantly having to move to make throws.


    AlphaDawg dsw61 Teams have tons of film on Lambert, they know his strengths and his weaknesses.  Teams know his tendencies and his limitations.  Without Chubb and Michel, UGA may have to score a few more points.  I believe we will still be able to run the ball, Hell, they gave up 327 yds rushing against Duke, they gave up 308 rushing against NCST.  So no matter who’s running the ball, I believe we can run successfully, but without the two horses, we will need to throw the ball More.   For those reasons I am sticking with Eason as our starter.  He might throw and interception or two, but he might also throw for 2-3 more TD’s than Lambert.  I don’t expect Eason to come out and be anything like Stafford was.  I fully expect that Eason is capable of a 3-1 TD to interception ratio.   Not the other way around like Stafford.   Just my .02 cents.

  155. DawgDaddy

    AlphaDawg The QB lure is strong though.  I thought he looked good in his vid but all of these kids what to go to the show and not many are good enough athletes to play QB in college and then transition to DB, WR or TE in the pros.  Nick Marshall is the exception rather than the rule.

  156. ronaldo77

    Greg Poole Man, quite a few people on this list did not live up to the hype. Miller, had all the phyical tools but just could not play well and switched positions 3 times. Ray Drew was mostly a bust and Tj Stripling was never healthy, and I dont think ever weighed over 200 Ilbs

  157. AlphaDawg

    ronaldo77 Greg Poole Bishop would be a WR at UGA. He’s an Auburn lean bc they’re telling him he could come in as a QB, but they’ll put him at WR most likely too.

  158. AlphaDawg

    dsw61 As much as I’m okay with throwing caution to the wind and saying Start Eason, I still deep down think Lambert will get the start. BUT that’s my safe mentality I would have with Richt coaching, Smart may surprise me.

  159. ronaldo77

    Greg Poole Would this have any affect on TL? Or were we always taking 2 QBs this year?

  160. ronaldo77

    DawgDaddy AlphaDawg Gatorade just tastes so much better…. powerade tastes like ass IMO

  161. DawgDaddy

    AlphaDawg The endorsement, I would never buy a Gatorade, UF gets some of the profits.  PowerAid is a Coke produce and Coke is a Georgia company.  Simple choice IMO.

  162. DawgDaddy

    dsw61 Mobility=Ramsey>Eason>Ramsey.   

    When pure talent is thrown in the choice is clearly Eason IMO.

  163. DawgDaddy

    ed603 Same here, over 95 each day with the humidity it is feeling like 105-108.  Miserable.

  164. ed603

    DawgDaddy ed603  It’s been pushing 100 here in Louisiana!Plus the humidity, which is world class!

  165. dsw61

    Re-watched the highlight video of Eason from G-Day focusing in on his mobility, and he makes a couple of throws that Lambert just can’t make. The one to Mckenzie at the 4:38 is one in particular. Lambert has not shown an ability to move to his right and reset his feet as quickly as Eason does on that throw. The fact that Chaney believes 60% of throws are movement throws makes me think that mobility may be the deciding factor. I would think the edge in that scenario goes to Eason or Ramsey.

  166. 1mandawgpack

    dsw61 1mandawgpack  And unfortunate timing for him, he followed (within 1 year) an absolute film-junkie in A. Murray who basically lived watching/studying film.  The reason Murray was so effective was his ability to check out of bad plays at the LOS into good plays, as well as his ability to read what the defensive secondary was giving him and effectively make a preliminary decision on where he would throw his pass before the ball was snapped.  People talk about Tom Brady and the fact that he never gets sacked – he basically knows where the ball is going when he addresses the LOS and gets rid of it quickly.

  167. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole dsw61 They do and so do the parents. They think If my baby goes to Georgia, he could catch a felony for having a bb gun you can buy at walmart for $20 and be 18. OR he can go to Bama and have a straight shot to the NFL.


    Greg Poole dsw61 You don’t have to look very far to see that…  He is defending his players, and believe me, others DO notice that.  Whether he personally believes what he’s saying is right or wrong, he absolutely knows what effect it will have on his players and on future prospects.

  169. BenKellam

    Greg Poole Man it would be cool if we could start pulling texas kids on a regular basis.


    dsw61 1mandawgpack Then maybe his experiment at punter will pay off!  They get paid a pretty penny in the league if they can avg 45 yds and decent hang time.

  171. Greg Poole

    dsw61 Well, one could look at that slightly differently. If one took a Machiavellian approach to analyzing Saban’s position, one could see his position as a recruiting tool. Of course, I am not suggesting that was his intention.

  172. dsw61

    1mandawgpack dsw61 Yep, that’s the narrative on him. He doesn’t seem to have the intellectual curiosity about the game of football. He grew playing mostly soccer and got talked into playing football in something like the 8th grade.

  173. 1mandawgpack

    dsw61  The word I hear out of Athens has nothing to do with Ramsey’s physical attributes.  Instead, it has more to do with his lack of mental preparation (i.e., spending lots of time watching and breaking down tape of opponents) and inability to read defenses.  If that info. is even partially true, then a new OC won’t change anything.

  174. dsw61

    Bansai buckeroo Yeah, I think you’re probably right. I just wish the coaches could develop some confidence in him because he has all the physical tools. Kirby did say that Ramsey was getting comfortable with the offense. I really think Chaney and Kirby want a QB who is more mobile than Lambert.

  175. dsw61

    It seems like INTs are the only criteria that matters when it comes to determining whether or not a QB is a good decision maker. Apparently a QB can throw to the wrong receiver or fail to pull the trigger on an open receiver; and still be considered a good decision maker because he doesn’t throw many INTs.

  176. Bansai buckeroo

    I think we are all a little disappointed with how things have gone for Ramsey. He will get another chance but I’m not confident anything will change.

  177. Greg Poole

    Bansai buckeroo  There will not be any accurate list. The paysite guys will try to contact kids who are likely to go, but…
    There will be kids who only sign up for one day and there will be unofficials who do not compete – gonna be day-by-day info.

  178. dsw61

    Sounds like Kirby and Chaney really like Ramsey’s mobility. It will be interesting to see if the staff can coax him into being more of leader. Sounds like he has issues with confidence though.

  179. DawgByte

    Greg Poole I completely agree. The Michel injury did not come at a good time for this offense and Kirby Smart. I hate to say it, but with all those uncertainties it’s hard to imagine Kirby handing the ball to a true freshman QB, particularly in the first game against a tough opponent in the Dome. 
    Holyfield’s knowledge of the playbook is going to be critically important as we move through fall camp. I think he’s going to have to get some carries early on in the season.

  180. Greg Poole

    Chubb was one of the best running backs in the country, right in the conversation with LSU’s Leonard Fournette, when he blew out his knee last October. The sophomore was averaging 124.5 yards per game. New Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said he expects Chubb back by preseason camp but hedged on when he will be fully ready to roll and if he will play in the opener against North Carolina.
    Now Chubb’s very capable backup, Sony Michel, is expected to be out six to eight weeks after breaking his arm. And the Bulldogs are unsettled at quarterback and receiver. The difference between a successful first season for Smart and a bumpy transition could come down to how soon Chubb is back to being the player he was before the injury.

  181. Bansai buckeroo

    This seems to happen often…maybe people should take note?….just a thought…. 🙂