UGA Recruiting Daily 17-August-2016

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UGA Recruiting Daily 17-August-2016

Reggie Norwood Jr. (photo from Hudl
Reggie Norwood Jr.
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TURNER BARCKHOFF

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: Kicker
Roswell High School
Roswell, GA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/3945753/57af5f040aff7b2bb8e136f8
 
 

CARLITO GONZALEZ

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: No.27 Safety
Stephenson High School
Stone Mountain, GA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/1598816/5721bd0690eead5d90bf08d1
 
 

REGGIE NORWOOD JR

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: ILB
Riverwood High School
Atlanta, GA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4563301/5721dbfa64e96b638028a6f6
 
 

TAIYON PALMER

CLASS: 2018
POSITION: No.36 Athlete
Archer High School
Lawrenceville, GA
http://www.hudl.com/video/3/4712780/5721d1b7dfe23b2d68b73205


 
 

 


 

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518 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 17-August-2016

  1. Bulldawg Bob2

    You guys and gals get the first listen to a new show from BD Illustrated ON-AIR called Football Forecast with Ella and Vance.

    CBS46 Atlanta meteorologist Ella Dorsey and Bulldawg Illustrated editor and owner Vance Leavy welcome you to the first episode of Football Forecast and are coming at you from the Peach State with some football talk on the Georgia Bulldawgs, SEC and college as well as NFL. Plus, much more.

    https://soundcloud.com/user-197203470/football-talk-with-ella-and-vance

  2. 66DAWGnNC

    Pittman is not only a great teacher, he is a great recruiter. In a year or two we will have that dominant O line with depth. There, I said it. Now I will quit drinking the kool-aid. I might pee the bed.

  3. Richmondawg

    BBQ chicken sliders, Mac&cheese, fresh corno the cob,  cold beer. Pretty good grub tonight…oh, and watched that show on SEC network earlier…is there a single person left in this country who hears Tim Teabow’s voice and actually thinks he’s straight?

  4. bahits

    PTCDawg MMCSDAWG Bielema wouldn’t so freaking out so much, if he didn’t know that Pittman was the best.  And, I bet he fears what Pittman can do being in the middle of the recruiting triangle of Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas and having such a GREAT university to lure the young HUGE Uglies in.

  5. Avon Barksdale

    I think our O-Line is going to surprise some people too! I think it’s literally the only position group Kirby has complimented…

  6. PTCDawg

    MMCSDAWG PTCDawg Agreed MMCS. I think you and I agree that the OL is the biggest key to our future.

    And Sam Pittman could be THE reason that guys like Allen and Gaillard end up playing on Sundays.

  7. WillieWalden

    When they get completely healthy… Chubb Michel and Holyfield is gonna be the best three headed monster in college football … If we can muster up a vertical passing game and our defense is in attack mode I think we’re gonna be very formidable against anyone…

  8. JaxDawg

    LOVE all the updates. You guys are doing a heck of a job, I get more infor here than from any other place combined. Keep up the good work!!! GATA!!!!

  9. Bulldawg36

    Stylin..profilin..limousine riding, jet flying, kiss stealing, wheelin n dealing son of a gun! Wooooooooo!!!!!! Beat UNC!!!!!!!!!

  10. MMCSDAWG

    PTCDawg I see Pittman as someone that will be looking at future pieces and will get these guys game action this season.  Pat looks good in the photos I’ve seen.  one to two more classes and we could be looking at dominating OL and OL depth!

  11. PTCDawg

    After fussing about not hearing any info on Pat Allen he is mentioned as taking 2nd team reps at LG. Was happy to see it. Think he could be in the prime OL rotation next year and could give some quality reps this year.

  12. MMCSDAWG

    freddawg MMCSDAWG Greg Poole Those new MLB are going to bit on play fakes and I could see our TE’s having a BIG day!

  13. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG Greg Poole 247 ypg, dead last in the ACC.   They’ll be focusing 100% on better run defense for this game, hoping we can’t pass at all.   Coach Chaney may have some surprises for them.

  14. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole That can only hope…  Giving up 495 yards there last time out has to be in the back of their minds!  Not saying we will rush for that much, but 300+ is definitely achievable!

  15. MMCSDAWG

    freddawg MMCSDAWG Yes he will.  Flex TE like a Gronk or Graham.  He can line up anywhere and create a mismatch!

  16. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG  Just based on HS video, I’ll go with Charlie Woerner.  I can’t remember the last player we had like him.  Hard nosed, instinctive, fearless, and great agility, speed and balance for a big man.  Not sure how he fits into all this TE talent, but he’ll see the field somewhere.

  17. Bulldawg Bob2

    He’s still recovering from a hyper-extended knee he suffered in the first week of fall practice, but junior NT John Atkins (no.97) is back at practice jogging and on the bikes.

  18. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg Bob2 Nice and short one there boys!!!  LOL!   Nice job!   So who’s impressed you the most Dawg fans???

    I’m going defense and I’m gonna go with T. Clark!

  19. Bulldawg36

    That’s what I’m afraid of. Need him badly for the unc game to help out the young un’s on the DL. Need his leadership

  20. Bulldawg36

    Heck yeah, do that. It was an awesome 2nd half for sure on both sides of the ball. I think it was the first half when Gurley took that kickoff a 100 yards for a TD..that place exploded.

  21. MMCSDAWG

    RobDawg His injury was pretty serious especially for a big man.  Probably lucky he didn’t tear an ACL or other ligament.

  22. freddawg

    Bulldawg36 I need to go back and watch that 2nd half again sometime.  Chubb and Gurley pounded Dabo into submission.

  23. Bulldawg36

    Clemson didn’t know what to do with Chubb. One of my most favourite games I have ever attended

  24. RobDawg

    I am delighted but also hope he has that 0-60 immediate burst of speed still too. That one clip against Clempson down on our sideline near goal, he was stopped dead and suddenly was back to top speed instantly

  25. Bulldawg Bob2

    rugbydawg79 Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg MMCSDAWG  Correct. When there is a bone fracture and especially one that requires plates and screws (i.e. an internal fixation of the bone), the doctors involved  will compare x-rays from the time the bone is broken to the final or most recent set of x-rays to determine if the bone has remodeled enough to clear him for football. 

    He has probably getting x-rays at several time periods during his recovery process, which is why he has been allowed out of the hard protective cast and is using a lighter protective sleeve.

  26. rugbydawg79

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg MMCSDAWG seems I remember they said the final decision would be made after more x-rays reveal if the healing is complete at which point Ron has the call

  27. Bansai buckeroo

    I’m not throwing in the towel either. I just think Eason is our best bet for us to win the east and I want to give him as many starts as we can before we start playing that part of the schedule. A UNC loss will be soon forgotten if we are in the championship game. But I happen to think with our rb’s, we can win that one too…

  28. RobDawg

    The more I look at this photo I am wondering what happened next frame or two to Richester…. Did he flop all the way backwards. If this were a basketball game it looks like he was trying to take a charge

  29. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg MMCSDAWG  His doctor definitely gave him a differential diagnosis of when he expected the repaired and fixated fractured arm to be healed enough to participate fully in football.

    But the final clearance will come from the team doc, Ron Courson.

  30. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg Bob2 Good teammate right there, helping build team first concepts and bringing up a player that might be having some doubts about now!  I LIKE IT!

  31. RobDawg

    You know those are now banned from High school games. I know when they first came out they got some great videos of the crowd and the run out pre game hysteria and halftime show but I understand not allowed anymore

  32. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG Bulldawg Bob2 Chigbu’s the type that can make some db’s hesitate the second time around.  Physical receiver with great speed.   I looked it up a while back, think I remember that in his brief track career he ran about a 10.90 PR 100 meters.

  33. MMCSDAWG

    rugbydawg79 I’m pretty sure we are going to give it our best shot!  kirby doesn’t seem like the kind to throw in the towel…  Why not us and Why not Now!  No way we throw away the season, but starting Eason is best IMO for not only this season, but our future as well!

  34. rugbydawg79

    bahits Bulldawg Bob2 I bet Kirby has a guy with a Goose gun just waiting on one of those to show up

  35. rugbydawg79

    keep in mind we probably will not have Nick and Sony next year, lets make something happen this year

  36. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg Bob2 I like me a lunch pail type WR and/or football player, just do whatever you need to get the job done and win ball games!

  37. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG  Absolutely, our RB depth chart is our friend.   And I can say from firsthand knowledge, that orthopods DO NOT want to  peform a redo procedure where there’s hardware involved.  They’ll err on the safe side, IMO.

  38. MMCSDAWG

    freddawg Bulldawg Bob2 I would think the same thing.  The only thing that leads me to believe he may still be looking at playing is he’s been getting reps with the #2’s.  But again, that is in the 15 minutes that get reported on.   I would really like him to sit out the first one or even two, maybe a could of carries against Nichols st.  just to knock off some rust, but save him for the SEC schedule!  UNC gave up almost 400 yds rushing to Duke.  I’m pretty sure we have at least 3-4 rb’s as good as they do and I know we will have a better OL.  So rest him is my vote!

  39. Bansai buckeroo

    Kirby should do what’s best long term here. He is going to get a pass this year. That seat won’t even begin to get warm til year two. As long as Easons phyche can handle the pressure, I say start him. Things will start to click soon if he is the qb we all think he is and he will be on his way. Not many people think this is our year anyway…well maybe BD36…. 🙂

  40. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Bob, this is a pure guess on my part, but it’s possible that Sony’s surgeon gave them a hard date for when he can play.  I think I saw that he had hardware placed in his arm to fix those bones together.  There are probably so fairly well defined rules about how long it takes for that to all heal well enough for contact, possibly longer than week one.  I’m hopeful, but won’t be shocked if he doesn’t play until a couple games in.

  41. RobDawg

    When they take that restriction off him he is going to ready to detonate someone. I feel for the first guy who squares up in front of him. Be it one of us or a Tarheel

  42. freddawg

    DawgLink Agree.  I hope Pitman is doing the same.  We really need that OL to function as a unit.  If they do that, we have a lot of offensive talent that Chaney can deploy.

  43. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG  Agree completely.  New coaches rarely inherit a champion, they build them.   That’s where Kirby is, and by going with Eason, he can tell new recruits that 2016 is a beginning, first step toward a championship.  If we do reall well this year, so much the better.

  44. MMCSDAWG

    freddawg MMCSDAWG I agree, it is not going to be the paramount reason Eason starts, but I know there are a ton of people that will say otherwise, but I agree, it does take some of the pressure off Kirby and crew as well as prepare us better for the future.   I’m a Dawg Shine drinking Red Blood Dawgs, but unless somethings fall our way this year, which they definitely could, I wouldn’t be disappointed in not winning the SEC this year.  I just want to see a team the progresses throughout the season and not Regress!  And MOST of all I want to see a Mean, Angry, Hungry, and Focused team show up here in JAX this year!

  45. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG  Yep, and I may be overthinking, but starting Eason takes a little pressure off of Kirby this season.  Everybody knows a freshman qb will make mistakes.  If Eason’s our best option, then it doesn’t reflect so badly on Smart if we don’t win the East.  Plus, it keeps hopes high for next season when we’ll have an experienced Eason running the offense.   Maybe a loser mentality on my part, but there’s some truth to it.

  46. MMCSDAWG

    freddawg MMCSDAWG Exactly, it’s my belief that you play the QB that has the most talent and who gives you the best opportunity to win, not only game one but the entire season and I honestly believe that is Eason.  He’s going to make mistakes and we should all know and accept that he will.  But your right, there will be those that will tear him and kirby apart when and if we lose a close game with 3 turnovers.  Unless I just way off base, I believe he can maintain a 3 to 1 TD to interception ratio and if that’s the case, I don’t care if he throws 10 interceptions if he can throw 28-30 TD’s.  Sometimes an interception is NOT the worst thing in certain situations.  I would rather lose fighting like hell and going for broke than to watch another season of games like last year against Vandy, Mizz, GSU, and UF.   Let the kid make his mistakes and lets see him learn and grow from them.  Then at the end of the season when we need a 65 yd TD drive, we all sit back and watch this kid take our team on his back and put that ball in the end zone for a winning score!

  47. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG  I’m excited to see what the kid can do too!  It’s a lot of pressure for him and I hope our fans are tolerant when he makes mistakes.  You know the media, even Georgia media, will start tearing him down.  But if Smart and Chaney think he’s the guy, then let ‘er rip.

  48. freddawg

    dsw61  I’m skeptical about the reason for giving Eason first team reps every day this week.  Sounds like the starting job is his to lose.  You don’t take reps away from guys who look likely to be the starter.

  49. Michael Pope

    Bulldawg Bob2 Michael Pope The main thing that stood out was how Coach Rocker was getting after the defensive lineman today. They would run through a drill 7 or 8 times maybe more simply because one guy messed up. Perfection was being demanded today. Kirby also got fired up a couple times today and got after a few guys as well.

  50. dsw61

    Bulldawg Bob2 Think that’s the first time I’ve seen Eason tilt his shoulders on a short pass. I like it!!!

  51. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36 Maybe. He’s got 17 days from today; so, we will see. They are definitely being careful with him, but that is understandable.

  52. Bulldawg Bob2

    I want to preface with a statement before you read any info on practice concerning who is running with the first team and who is getting reps, that the media (and that includes us here at BD Illustrated) only get to see the first 10 to 15 minutes of the warm-ups and drills of practice…..UPDATE: Change in reps coming for QBs – https://uga.rivals.com/news/change-in-reps-coming-for-qbs-

  53. Bulldawg Bob2

    Michael Pope will probably confirm this but Mauger was still in his boot on his left foot while Woerner did not appear to have a boot anymore that he had been wearing the last couple of days on his right foot.

  54. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 lol, even a lightning warning report will do, Bob.  The final dawg days of summer have set in.  Every possible subject has been analyzed to death.  Tell Greg to make up a story if he has to.

  55. Bulldawg36

    I’m a rabid and looney dawg fan!!! I’m not gonna change for anybody!!!!!!!!! This is me!! A die hard bulldawg fan!!! I bleed Red & black!!!! Get em dawgs!!!!

  56. Bulldawg36

    Hope Hawaii pulls off the upset!!! Yeah she lived in the Capitol of Australia. Can’t think of the city. She lived in an Italian neighbor hood!!

  57. freddawg

    DawgByte  Team success stories from starting true freshman quarterbacks aren’t very common.

  58. DawgByte

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole  “Smart said on 680 that he would prefer not to have start a freshman like Eason.
    “In a perfect world, we should not be starting a freshman,” he said.”

    The mystery continues.

  59. Michael Pope

    Have not been able to see the DB’s too much but it should be McGraw vs. Mo Smith for the Nickelback role. It should be an interesting battle. Georgia’s secondary is shaping up nicely as they have a lot of talent at all the positions.

  60. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg  Only interesting if it is a serious departure from the norm.  How may RB on pro-style downhill teams make it a year w/o injury might be a more interesting question.

  61. AlphaDawg

    Interesting stat I read:

    Our #1 RB to begin the year hasn’t played the whole year since Knowshon in 2008.
    In comparison, Bama’s #1 RB to start the year hasn’t not played the whole year since 2008.

  62. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole Hobnailboot aka RobG  Just tell Radi that they are selling fresh key lime pies on the other side of the practice fields #####

  63. Greg Poole

    Bansai buckeroo LOL – yeah, I just like to see the reaction to Rovell’s fair food post…esp. at 5 AM

  64. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2  Reuse was eating Skittles at the Bing yesterday. I asked if he was in the 8th grade.

  65. MMCSDAWG

    AlphaDawg converted 1981 Greg Poole Went 0 for the entire first half…  I don;’t ever want to see another game like this one!

  66. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole Call me old fashioned, but just give me some freshly baked, still warm out of the oven chocolate chip cookies.
    Although, I do have a weakness for snickerdoodles and ginger snaps during the holidays.

  67. Red Dawn

    So Rostowsky was on the roster last year. I guess he’s not considered a contender for the starting job

  68. Bulldawg Bob2

    Red Dawn Greg Poole Daniel Gothard out of Dunwoody HS is the other walk-on offensive lineman. 6 foot 6 and 300 lbs plus.

  69. converted 1981

    Greg Poole Bulldawg Bob2 Watch the spelling Boss, almost made a faux pas######  Add an “I” and take out the”R”…..

  70. Greg Poole

    Quarterback Parker McLeod, the former Alabama and Western Kentucky quarterback, is just one of a handful of new walk-ons that have been practicing with the Georgia football team since school started last Thursday.

    Here are the other new additions:</p>
    <p>–WR Josh Moran, Milton High.</p><p>–DB KJ Smith, Perry</p><p>–RB Ian McIntyre, Whitewather</p><p>–TE Justin Hurston, Woodland</p><p>–OLB Daniel Harper, Lakeside</p><p>–ILB Jacob Gross, Reinhardt College</p><p>–OL Allen Williams, Appling County.</p><p>–WR Davis Kelly, Alpharetta</p><p>Some other players were on the roster previously and are back on after preseason:</p><p>–RB Avery McNeely, Clarke Central.</p><p>–CB Otamere Enadeghe, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate</p><p>–OLB Michael Keene, Savannah Country Day</p><p>-Sn Matthew Herzwurm, Augusta Christian</p><p>–WR Wyatt Payne, Trinity Christian</p><p>–P Tanner Stumpe, Westover</p><p>–K Mitchell Rostowsky, Blessed Trinty.</p><p>–Sn Hudson Reynolds, Bainbridge</p><p>–P Will Cowart, LaGrange College</p>

  71. Bulldawg Bob2

    Red Dawn Greg Poole One of those was (is) Sean Fogarty, a 6 foot 4 and 300 pound plus offensive lineman out of Savannah State. Went to high school at Benedictine

  72. Red Dawn

    EC, I just looked at the roster listed on georgiadogs.com and only one walk on is listed, Mitchell Rostowsky #93 a kicker from Blessed Trinity. Have you seen this kid. I thought the only kicker that UGA was bring in was Wasson from Lassiter.

  73. AlphaDawg

    converted 1981 AlphaDawg LOL I should have taken a screen shot! I knew it was very odd that he was posting that info.

  74. AlphaDawg

    converted 1981 AlphaDawg Greg Poole Yes those passes thrown in the dirt (3:34) and way behind the wide open receiver (1:46)…like what dude??

  75. Red Dawn

    If my memory is correct, Kirby and Pittman were able to bring in a couple big OL that had offers from non FBS schools, but I can’t remember names

  76. AlphaDawg

    dawgathon AlphaDawg dsw61 They run their QB MUCH more than we have, traditionally speaking.

  77. converted 1981

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole Especially against Vandy – brings back that empty pit in your stomach.  Not sure I could stand another Offensive Season like last.

  78. Greg Poole

    Red Dawn  They had a new roster yesterday with all of the new walk-ons – I can’t find my copy but I just messaged Patrick Garbin to see if he has his.

  79. dawgathon

    AlphaDawg dsw61 Clemson’s offense is no more run heavy than ours. I still dont see sticking Eason, Fromm, and Lawrence.

  80. Red Dawn

    I am not a journalist, but how is a newspaper reporting info from a paysite for free not result in a lawsuit?

  81. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg  Link didn’t work for me. 
    It’s interesting that ABH is reporting what Rivals is saying. Behind the pay-wall at Rivals?

  82. AlphaDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 AlphaDawg Greg Poole Right, possible, but a very terrible move. Specially with the top rated QB of the year

  83. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Chubb may have been out at 1:00 mark but the ref wasn’t even really getting a good eye on the play to call it out of bounds.

  84. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Glad they’ve been putting more “hyped” music with this stuff instead of the Dreampop stuff.

  85. Bulldawg Bob2

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole Aye, but that still does not protect the prospective student-athlete from the school pulling their scholarship offer if he got injured. Granted, that would be bad PR for the school and coach that did that.

  86. MMCSDAWG

    Trent Smallwood Congrats BRB!  Beautiful new addition!   She will steal your heart from now til you die!  Trust me I know!

  87. AlphaDawg

    dsw61 This will be terrible to see this talent go to waste in Clemson’s run heavy offense.

  88. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Bulldawg Bob2 Only good explanation I could think of would be to lock up a scholarship in case you get injured severely.

  89. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 This will be Oklahoma’s 2nd season in their new offense.  It’ll be interesting to see how they do.  I wouldn’t mind seeing them beat Ohio State.

  90. Bulldawg Bob2

    Speaking of games opening weekend of college football, I wonder if Houston will upset Oklahoma?

  91. Bansai buckeroo

    The people in Wisconsin are real excited about that game…. Cool it’s being played at Lambeau field.

  92. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bansai buckeroo I think I prefer GoDaddy as the sponsor … for the eye candy if nothing else. I know. I know. I’m horrible and shallow……

  93. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    They should be paying the fans to come watch that garbage, I admit I dislike baseball but the Braves are terrible

  94. Greg Poole

    JaxDawg  The atmosphere is definitely not more relaxed on the field – haven’t seen the vid.

  95. Greg Poole

    Just got back from presenting a class on blogging for UGA’s life long learning org. It was fun.

  96. SonofHenry

    Bansai buckeroo I did the offer when they got Kemp as well. They were selling outfield seats for $4 (Assuming there would be some homers with the new power bat in the lineup) However, neither team hit one over the fence.

  97. Bulltoad

    Bulldawg Bob2 I agree.  I dont think they are going to decide who the starting QB is to impress a recruit.  What I do believe is that they are going to run the offense that they want to run and I don’t think Lambert is best suited.

  98. freddawg

    Greg Poole  Personally, I would’ve gone with the “Smart afraid to do a back flip off the high dive” angle.

  99. SonofHenry

    Off topic, but worth noting: Braves tickets are $2 tonight for field level seats. Use the promo code DANSBY. See ya there!

  100. Greg Poole

    Bleudawg To Bulldawg36 ‘s original question, DawgNation injected CMR into the article to boost clicks on the post. Without mentioning Richt it is just a blah not swimming pool article. 
    We chose to broach the topic as a, “Kirby ain’t got time for no swimming” piece.

  101. Bulldawg Bob2

    The coaching staff are not going to decide who the starting QB is or who to play in order to impress a prospect.

  102. freddawg

    Bulltoad  I think Lambert is physically capable of running the entire offense.  Question is whether he’s mentally confident enough by now.  Maybe not, but it’s possible.  

    Eason might be the one who struggles most to recognize coverage and makes reads right now, and least likely to run the entire playbook.  That wouldn’t be a necessarily bad sign because he’s got a lot to learn.

  103. Bansai buckeroo

    And him committing early doesn’t guarantee he stays committed. So let the young man take his time and be sure.

  104. AlphaDawg

    JaxDawg Kubs often interacts with the person filming UGA’s snapchats. I think it’s his personality, and/or he knows the person filming well.

  105. Bulltoad

    JaxDawg This is why I think Lambert will end up 3rd next week.  Kirby and Chaney are not going to go the safe route.   They need to show Lawrence the offense.

  106. JaxDawg

    Noticed the workout video below with Kubs joking around. I know it’s probably nothing but do you guys think that is any indication of a more relaxed environment? What I mean by that is, do you think there will be distractions or a mentality of not going into to work with a serious hunger to compete and win? I’m just trying to picture how Nick Saban runs his program. I’m imagining kids staying quiet and listening. Almost like a drill sergeant at barracks. Maybe I’m thinking too much into this. My coaches used to chew people out for not staying focused and joking around and I’m thankful for that because it made us more driven as a group and willing to put more work to make your coach proud

  107. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  I don’t think that was the reason at all. From talking with prospects it had more to do with the fact that he wanted to concentrate on his high school’s fall camp to get ready for his team’s football season as well as concentrate on school. He is a 2018 prospect. 
    Now, a lot of fan boards on the pay sites are going all to pieces on this, but I have found nothing that supports the argument that Clemson convinced to hold off his announcement.
    Saying that, he is a big time QB prospect for 2018; so, every major FBS program and their brother are going to recruit this young man hard. It is a long ways off till 2018.

  108. JaxDawg

    So rumors are that Trevor Lawrence delayed his decision bc Clemson coaches convinced him to see how the season goes. If true, that’s fine, but what scares me is if he will be comparing Watson to either Ramsey, lambert, or true freshman Eason. I hope he compares the systems instead and not who just gets the W. Rusty mentioned he thinks it might run into mid October when he makes his decision

  109. AlphaDawg

    Bulltoad Bulldawg36 The difference is leverage. Smart has leverage. If he goes 3 seasons with poor performance he’ll end up like Richt and they’ll say, “show us you can win first” – My guess Richt could have got the IPF on a fast track after the 2005 season. He showed that he could win SEC championships and had some leverage going into the decision.

  110. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole Reddawg13 Bulldawg36 I do realize that, but I do know Kirby says “why not us?” and they are working hard to win each game they play and that is what wins championships.

  111. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 AlphaDawg We’ll see if McElwain has perfected UT’s indefinite offseason suspension policy.

  112. Bulldawg Bob2

    JICYMI – Kirby Smart’s post-practice presser after yesterday’s practice:
    Kirby Smart gives a report from Georgia’s practice on Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldog’s head coach talks about where the team is at sixteen days into fall camp, and he addresses the heat and how an IPF would benefit players. There are injury updates on Quincy Mauger, Charlie Woerner and John Atkins, and which walk-ons were awarded scholarships. Plus, position changes, and much more.
    http://bulldawgillustrated.com/kirby-smarts-tuesday-post-practice-presser/

  113. Bulldawg Bob2

    Unsung trio of heroes: Georgia | WILLIAM MCFADDEN | Saturday Down South
    “A lot of eyes will be on Georgia in Kirby Smart’s first season. The Bulldogs will be under a microscope locally and nationally, giving players and coaches the opportunity to make a statement about the future of the program.
    Although the team’s stars and rising contributors will get attention, there are those whose impact will go largely unnoticed. A crucial backside block or a drawn double team are sometimes the most important parts of any given play – the dirty work that creates glory for someone else.
    This is a chance to honor those men. Here are Georgia’s three unsung heroes for 2016.”
    http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/georgia-football/3-unsung-heroes-georgia-2016/

  114. Bulldawg Bob2

    AlphaDawg Bulldawg36  Correct. They are at the “kick off” brunch/luncheon for the Corky Kell Classic

  115. AlphaDawg

    freddawg AlphaDawg Yeah I’m not seeing much or many names that pop out. There was a kid in Sandy Springs who should have went to UGA probably but apparently we let him go to Ole Miss

  116. Bulltoad

    Bulldawg36 I have been guilty of blaming the Athletic dept and defending coach Richt.  I always felt the Athletic dept should be doing whatever is needed and that the coach should not have to ask.  It sure seems like I was wrong.  Kirby is getting whatever he needs.  Is it possible he is getting it because he is asking?  Hypothetical question.  If we did not have an IPF on the way would Kirby have challenged the Bulldog nation to get one built? My guess is he would have if it was needed.

  117. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bleudawg Bulldawg36  There is and was definitely an arms race as far as money that programs were spending in the SEC that UGA was not on par with as far as the top programs.

  118. Bleudawg

    Bulldawg36 I have heard conflicting numbers but around 2007-2008 our budget stagnated and we didnt keep up w/ the SEC arms race. Now I personally dont have those numbers but if true I think we simply fell behind. CKS has a lot of excitement going but hes also got some $$$ behind him too. hopefully we will catch up. If the first few months are an indication anyways.

  119. Bulldawg Bob2

    Greg Poole  Got that news last night. I really hate it for that young man. Pretty much kills his senior season, and that is a big blow to that GAC  team too.

  120. Bulldawg36

    I agree with ya about the strict rules having a huge affect on our program. I think richt was our finest from 2001- 2005. But from 2006-2015…not so much. Just couldn’t win enough of the big games later in his career

  121. Bulldawg36

    Still don’t understand why the admin would stop supporting him- knowing it would probably cause us to start losing games. Just don’t know what they would gain from giving him a lack of support

  122. Bulldawg36

    AKC is more reputable. I think the dog has to be very close to standard in all traits. I could be way off..lol. But I bet Brooklyn dawg knows more about it

  123. freddawg

    Bulldawg36 Coach Richt dealt with some problems at UGA that people underestimate, but Kirby’s coming to appreciate.  Our players don’t get a pass from local law enforcement.  UGA disciplinary policy is tough and rigid in some areas.  And it’s hard to recruit against teams that play fa$t and loo$e with the rules.  

    I think it was time for a change, but CMR was one of UGA’s finest ever.

  124. AlphaDawg

    Bleudawg Bulldawg36 I think Miami is a great spot for him. He has passion for his alma mater, he’s getting to do all of the hands on play calling we’ve wanted him to do for years, and he’s with a small fan base who’s excited but doesn’t put the pressure on him like the SEC does. 
    Bonus: he still gets a chance to whoop on Tech every year.

  125. Bleudawg

    Bulldawg36 they may be my friend but I honestly dont think so. I think our administration quit supporting him / the program financially and he was a little burned out. I think the move was good for him and UGA. I believe / hope he will have a good couple of years at Miami.

  126. tmdawg12

    ronaldo77 trying to think of something he would be complaining about? really dont want to go down this rabbit hole but logically he wouldnt be talking about recruiting so only think I could possibly think of is PEDs?

  127. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    He probably felt entitled to be the starter and like Greg said he is butthurt, As of right now I wish him luck but many more comments like that and I’ll hope he never gets another chance

  128. Bulldawg36

    I got em from a breeder in greenwood sc. He was CKC registered. If I had to do over again..I would have gotten one that was AKC.

  129. freddawg

    Bulldawg36 I agree.  If we can’t have a decent passing game with this group of talented but inexperienced receivers, considering our TE’s, and RBs, it’ll be more of a quarterback problem than a receiver problem.

  130. Bulldawg36

    Oh I understand, nothing wrong with keeping up with him and wishing him well. Like you said he is a great man. Just think his best days as a coach are behind him tho…IMO. But we shall see..time will tell.

  131. Bulldawg36

    Jax, I had an English Bulldog. He didn’t have much health problems at all. He was born in 2006 and is still alive and ticking today as we speak. Get one from a good breeder!!!

  132. Score Check

    AlphaDawg Greg Poole
    And we will miss Julian Rochester too … unless those ridiculious charges aren’t reduced.

  133. Bleudawg

    Bulldawg36 CMR is still loved by a large portion of the Bulldawg nation. Im one of them. I kind of in a weird way still think of him as a dawg. Lots of us wish him well and will keep an eye on him. Hes a great human being . I do think we can still pull for old CMR and still be behind CKS 100%…sorry for being goofy

  134. JaxDawg

    Gotcha! Yea I get so attached to my dogs. Love them to death. I think a bulldog would be a great addition

  135. Bleudawg

    Greg Poole i think we can point to several “causes” for our predicament. IMHO we have righted some wrongs and will be trending up the next year or two. This season is pretty important to establish this new staff as “the next big thing”. I hope the new spending (support staff, facilities, and marketing) will turn us around. When I watched the GSU game it was obvious to me just how far our talent level and depth had fallen in the last few years.  As long as our fan base gives this bunch a legit time frame we should be ok.  Go Dawgs.

  136. Bulldawg36

    Seth sure did say our WR core was a big problem- because we were moving shaq back to WR. But I take it with a grain of salt since when he named the WR core he left out Ridley and Wims

  137. willypmd

    am I correct in thinking that practice #’s are NCAA mandated? if Richt was substituting a trip to the pool for practice, I could see this being a change, if he wasn’t, I don’t see the big deal in going to the pool

  138. JaxDawg

    How do you like your bulldog? I was thinking of gettin one but people try to talk me out of it with the health issue and cleaning the folds argument

  139. Bulldawg36

    I don’t understand why dawg nation would want to do an article about richt while UGA is in the mist of fall practice but I guess if the richt articles will get them clicks & views then so be it I guess.

  140. UGADAWGII

    Greg Poole “We will have our hands full with Nichols State…. have you seen their punter?”  in my best Dooley/Munson voice

  141. Greg Poole

    For all the hype the 2013 class received, only 11  players are still listed on the active roster. Of those 11, roughly six have a chance to honestly contribute.  
    Of that number, not one will likely be a consistent playmaker at wide receiver or running back–no offense to Brendan Douglas (he’s a gamer, but he’s not “that guy” for the Dawgs). 
    The 2014 Signinf Class brought plenty of talent, but the major gets in that class have either failed to live up to expectation (wide receiver Shakenneth Williams), have struggled to rise up the depth chart (defensive back Shattle Fenteng), are recovering from injury (running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb), or have been treated like a chess piece and, therefore, haven’t excelled or had the chance to breakthrough (Lamont Gaillard).
    2015’s class boasted 30, but failed to bolster depth at running back, and did little to address the lack of quality depth on the offensive line.
    There were too many key misses, in each of the last three recruiting classes, at needed positions, for any coach to have come in and felt comfortable.
    The plan now is to see that trend change. 
    http://theladysportswriter.com/georgia-football-the-depth-issue-is-not-a-new-issue/

  142. Bulldawg36

    Chip Towers Was banning people on his show. For critizing him for going down to Miami and reporting on Richt. Lol.

  143. AlphaDawg

    Trent Smallwood Good to see you’re doing well. Your boy is getting big enough to push the mower.

  144. rugbydawg79

    Greg Poole Bulldawg36 Greg would you think watermelon day is still in effect ?  I know that goes way back – Watermelon Queen and all – seems it comes when they break “Camp”

  145. deltonadawg

    Well we had an inspector from the city looking at the new Ac we had to buy. He look at all the UGA stuff I have then saw Munson and said wow you even have the mascot lol.

  146. Greg Poole

    Trent Smallwood  Thanks, brother. I told the thread right after she came that she had the good fortune to look like her mother!

  147. Bulldawg36

    I agree with ya. They should go into every game believing they will be victorious and believe they will be playing for it all in January. That’s half the battle, believing you can win!!!! If Danny Kannel is right about the Dawgs!!! Then I will be screaming joy from the roof tops!!!!

  148. Greg Poole

    Reddawg13 Bulldawg36  Y’all know that players and coaches don’t think about or plan for championships. It is all about perfecting the craft and beating the next opponent. 
    We always talk about teams reading their clippings as a negative. “You can’t win them all if you don’t win the next one” is what my old HS coach used to say.

  149. Trent Smallwood

    Good morning……..wanted to share a picture of my new little football girl with the BI family. Two weeks from college football!!!!!

  150. Bulldawg36

    Well he probably won’t find any titles at Sam Houston St. Naw all kidding aside, he has some talent and he needs to put this ordeal behind him…and focus on trying to get drafted by the NFL. Wish him well.

  151. Reddawg13

    Bulldawg36 Once I see us on the field I may adjust my outlook for this year. Right now, I want us, our coaches, our players and our fans to be committed to “It Damn Sho Can Be Us!” There is no real reason at this point to think otherwise. But, I do understand your post.

  152. Reddawg13

    AlphaDawg Reddawg13 I am glad he has done that for them. And at the end of practice works for me. Seems he is committed to being ready for that first game!

  153. AlphaDawg

    ronaldo77 I dunno, but he’s in for a reality check tweeting like that if he wants another shot somewhere else.

  154. AlphaDawg

    Reddawg13 Smart has “treated” the guys several times to ice cream throughout camp. At least now we can say we used all practices to our full advantage.

  155. Bulldawg36

    Not trying to rain on your parade my friend. But you know we are gonna lose some games. But I’ll keep hoping for 15-0… But we are more likely to finish between 8-4 to 10-2. I’m hungry for a championship man…just like we all are. Well their is a small percentage of our face base that doesn’t for championships.

  156. AlphaDawg

    Reddawg13 Greg Poole 13 typically associated with being unlucky. That’s exactly what you’ll be when he bulldozes you

  157. Bulldawg36

    It probably won’t be us this year!!! But I’m prepared for the disappointment and joy the season will bring us!!!

  158. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg  The chances are in direct proportion to the number of staff that can out-hustle and out-recruit the Kirby team – probably pretty low.

  159. Reddawg13

    Well, I must say I am glad we are not going to the pool. We are all business now and that will play larger dividends than a back flip from the high dive. Of course JMO.

  160. Greg Poole

    We are 2 weeks from game one:No QB has grabbed the jobthe no.2 RB has pins in his armoffensive line is unsettleda 205 lb. db has been moved to inside LBFirst-year coachwoe is us – will we win a game? Nichols State?

  161. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Think this is a fine substitute to the Pool Day. I don’t think anyone expected Smart to continue that tradition but the AJC.

  162. Greg Poole

    Smart said he thought he would get Woerner back yesterday but the freshman was not ready. Mauger has an ankle and other dings. Smart seemed content to let Quincy heal while others get reps at db.

  163. Greg Poole

    Defensive lineman get around the big orange ball to practice writing a cut block to the ground and getting past

  164. Greg Poole

    Top sleeping giant?1. http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/teams/page/UGA/georgia-bulldogs
    I’m sure a lot of Georgia fans, as well as some others, will take exception to Georgia being on this list. Georgia, after all, is a team that is annually finishing ranked in the top 25, it has won six SEC East titles and two SEC titles since 2001. That’s more success than any of the other schools on this list have, but that doesn’t mean it’s as much success as Georgia should be having.
    I don’t think there’s a program that more defines what a sleeping giant is than Georgia.
    The Bulldogs have claimed two national titles in their history, and the last one came in 1980.
    Yet, all this time Georgia has been the premiere program in a state that is crazy for college football, and is filled with elite high school talent. A lot of which has made its way to Athens. Georgia is also located in the SEC East, which was the best division in the SEC for a while. But for most of the 21st century, the East has been an “easier” path than the West.
    And it should be.Despite all of these advantages, Georgia hasn’t been able to step up to the plate and become a true national title contender.
    http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/friday-five-ranking-college-footballs-top-sleeping-giants/