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UGA football recruit – Mekhi Becton
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MEKHI BECTON

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: NO.39 OT
Highland Springs High School
Highland Springs, VA

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AL BLADES JR

CLASS: 2018
POSITION: No.11 CB
St. Thomas Aquinas
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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JAKE FROMM

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: No.4 PRO-QB
Houston County
Warner Robins, GA

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ALEX LEATHERWOOD

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: No.3 OT
Washington High School
Pensacola, FL
 

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467 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 22-August-2016

  1. JaxDawg

    So I have a thought. Jedrick Wills is penciled in to Bama. Wilson has some predictions to bama and is taking his OV there for the iron bowl. It’s either them or Michigan. If both go to bama I think we have a shot at leatherwood. He is taking an OV to the Tennessee game

  2. AlphaDawg

    6 Crystal Balls came in within the last 12 hours for Solomon to UGA. Are some guesses to the decommitment, probably, but they’re not for another school so I’ll take it

  3. Bulldawg Bob2

    BD Illustrated ON AIR podcast: Georgia Begins to Turn Their Sights on the Tarheels
    Bulldawg Bob and Murray Poole break down Georgia’s third week of fall camp and the Dawg’s second scrimmage, including injury updates on Elijah Holyfield and John Atkins. What can we expect as the team turns their sights on the Tarheels as game week is nearly upon us? Will we finally know who the starting quarterback will be for the Bulldawgs, or at least the top two candidates? Plus, the state of Georgia high school football season kicked off last week for 2016, and Murray Poole looks back at some of the great games including Houston County versus Mary Persons where 2017 QB prospect Jake Fromm put on an “air-show.” Also, how did the teams from Glynn County area fair, and what is the outlook for programs like Benedictine, Brunswick and Glynn Academy this season?

    https://soundcloud.com/user-197203470/georgia-begins-to-turn-their-sights-on-the-tarheels

  4. 66DAWGnNC

    I hate that Dixon decommitted, but I will trade that 1 for those 2. Kirby is going to have us competing at the highest level sooner rather than later.

  5. Bulldawg Bob2

    bahits  Vidalia played Dodge County and won 24-20, but I am not sure how Nate McBride did in that game for the Indians.

  6. Bansai buckeroo

    This whole story seems a little weird to me. Top was very confident a couple of days ago we were going to get Soloman. Well we now know who has the inside skinny…haha

  7. freddawg

    Score Check Tennessee had a player charged with aggravated assault on a woman and false imprisonment, but he’s already down to a misdemeanor and well on his way to having everything dropped as long as he doesn’t get into trouble before October.  In Athens, we have a kid dangling on a felony charge for shooting plastic cups with a Daisy Red Rider.

  8. PTCDawg

    bahits PTCDawg its not nearly as bad as, say, a Game of Thrones. Thru 2 episodes I dont think I have heard one F word or G-D. So though there is some salty language, including from kids, I feel pretty good in that respect.

  9. bahits

    PTCDawg I heard the language is rough.  Eric Erickson was talking about it on the drive home today.  He likes it, but warned about the language.

  10. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    DawgDaddy Hobnailboot aka RobG There used to be nothing but the lake and an old camp for hunting on all that land, I used to sneak in there and fish during the late Spring and early Summer. I haven’t been out there in a couple of years, I heard they were changing the greens to Bermuda, from Bent…….did that ever happen?

  11. bahits

    Man, you know the OSU fans are having a blast today.

    I am happy for the potential pick up of Soloman, but hate any enhanced joy in the OSU world….  Well, I do now really dislike Harbaugh.    Can they beat each other into submission this year?

  12. PTCDawg

    My wife and I just started watching the Netflix series Stranger Things. Much to my surprise it isnt about Tennessee fans that have all their teeth or Alabama families that aren’t related or Florida fans that can spell the name of their school without help.

  13. DawgDaddy

    Hobnailboot aka RobG nice course and some nice houses in the area.  I liked it a lot but it is just over an hour and a half from my house.

  14. bahits

    RumRunnerDoogie Greg Poole Seems like one of those things where the young man was waiting for any screw up by Mich to dump them.  I will take it!

  15. Score Check

    Boom Shakalaka!!!

    I just read below where Aubrey Solomon has recommitted from little blue … and Holyfield ankle sprain is not too bad.
    Now I’m just waiting to hear that Rochester’s felony charges have been reduced.

    Boom Shakalaka!!!

  16. Bulldawg Bob2

    RantingDawg  Actually, the fact that Dixon decommitted tells me that, behind the scenes, Georgia is looking good for Leonard Warner and Nate McBride.
    But aye. Solomon would be a huge pick up for the 2017 class and the d-line for the Dawgs.
    Sic’em!!!

  17. RantingDawg

    4 CB’s for Solomon tonight, he would be a HUGE addition to this class. I wish we could get a commitment from Warner or McBride to make me feel better about the LB’s after Dixon decommitted. Watching the spring game on my DVR, starting to get the chills we are so close. I may not be able to sleep September 2nd. Go Dawgs!!!

  18. DawgDaddy

    Hey all, checking in to see what’s happening.   I play Crystal Lake today for the first time.  Shot a 39/39=78  1 birdie, 7 bogies and 10 pars.

  19. JaxDawg

    WOOOO!!!! I leave to walk the DAWG with my gf, fluffy happy dog but still a DAWG, and this happens!! I can’t leave you guys alone

  20. PTCDawg

    tmdawg12  PTCDawg dryin out. nice day today. do I remember right you are down the road in Columbus?

  21. PTCDawg

    RobDawg I think for the first play from scrimmage we come out in the wishbone and Chubb, Michel and Holyfield are all in the backfield. Just cause Kirby has a sense of humor.

  22. 1mandawgpack

    I don”t think it was a mailing snafu, I think it was a “mama” snafu when baby boy got bamboozled by those snake oil salesmen up in Ann Arbor!!!

  23. MMCSDAWG

    Door is wide open and Kirby and crew about to drive a mack truck right thru it! Listen to mom son!

  24. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg Coach Smart nor any of the coaching staff is giving out stats. If there are any stats floating around from the second scrimmage, it is through second hand and third parties that were probably at the scrimmage Saturday.

  25. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Ask if they know the quarterback stats from last weekend’s scrimmage.  Somebody seems to know them, “Why not us?”

  26. RobDawg

    We had a set of stairs in our house that only brothers could go up or down (kinda like walking through the Arch) and after my pledge class in 1985 was initiated we started a tradition called the brother roll. It was where we all in a very drunken state started at the top of those stairs and then we fought, rolled, and tumbled down those stairs in a big ball of dumb bodies. It had a landing , went 90 degrees and continued down to the first floor. College aged kids can do some stupid dangerous things when impaired. Ten foot tall and bullet proof describes it well

  27. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Yes. I posted it from my phone, but it’s not all showing up. Let me try it again.

  28. RobDawg

    Here are a couple:
    What are we seeing from these coaches that will be different on sidelines like demeanor, interaction with players, etc on game day than what we have seen in past couple years?
    What is the current mood in Butts Meher around ADGM and this current coaching staff?
    Will Kirby be as accessible on game day for pre game radio and such like Richt was? Do you guys as media feel he will be forthcoming with information leading up to game time or closely guard it?

  29. Bulldawg Bob2

    I’ve got Bulldawg Illustrated’s Murray Poole on the podcast tonight and then I’mYourHuckleberry on tomorrow night’s podcast.

    Does anybody have any specific questions you won’t to pose?

  30. Doc R

    Bulldawg Bob2 MMCSDAWG Bansai buckeroo there used to be a liquid called “HEET” that I used—brown stuff with one of those swab applicators—-stuff worked good.  Wonder if they still make it

  31. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    The slow pokes should have allowed them to play through, I would just start teeing off before they get out of the fairway for their second shot……all you have to do is yell Fore!!!!

  32. CarlVonDawgwitz

    Bulldawg36 1. T Thompson (DL) 2. T. Catalina (OT) 3. D Hawkins (DL) 4. G Pyke (OT) 5. D Bellamy(DE)

  33. Bulldawg36

    I’ll have to give you my number, so you can ring my number every 30 mins to make sure I’m not nodding on off. lol

  34. rugbydawg79

    1mandawgpack 66DAWGnNC Bulldawg Bob2 St Pius was very powerful in the late 60’s came out looking like Notre Dame – I was at North Springs we had some great Battles – this was before Marist got so strong

  35. Bulldawg36

    Do it bro. Don’t discriminate the older women either. You might like those Cougars! ######

  36. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 RumRunnerDoogie well u are definitely from georgia will that bull story lol. yall all know my UGA-FL story from years ago, that was a golden drunk moment for me haha

  37. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie I did some pretty stupid crap when I was in high school and in college. Only by the grace of God that I didn’t land in the ER and hospital more.
    We used to dare each other to ride through the bull’s portion of the pasture on our farm on our bikes when I was in high school to name just one of the stupid things I did.

  38. JaxDawg

    Yessir 36 and Rum!!! I’ve got rehearsal dinner for friend Friday but I don’t care I’m watching that game!!!!!! Got the whiskey and fire ready to roast some tarheels!!!!!

  39. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg36 thursday, be floatin off sippin on some rum and coke trying to pick up a suga momma lol

  40. Bulldawg Bob2

    Football player critically injured in jump at fraternity house
    “Police are investigating an incident in which a Georgetown College football player was injured after he jumped down a flight of stairs at a fraternity house.
    Colson Machlitt, a sophomore defensive lineman from Villa Hills in Northern Kentucky, was listed in critical condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington.”
    http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/scott-county/article97194627.html

  41. rugbydawg79

    RumRunnerDoogie rugbydawg79 Bulldawg36 be very careful with talking about Confederate Soldiers

  42. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36
    1. QB needs to protect the ball
    2. Defensive front 7 – pass rush and hold the line
    3. Offensive line – control LOS and get a good push to give whoever is at QB or toting the rock time to do their “thang.”
    4. If Reggie Davis can have a big senior season it will help out the young receiving corps and whoever is at QB.
    5. Punter and kicker to be not perfect but consistent.

  43. RumRunnerDoogie

    rugbydawg79 RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg36 i always thought it was the NC army during the civil war not having shoes so they had tar heels from walking the roads

  44. rugbydawg79

    RumRunnerDoogie rugbydawg79 Bulldawg36 close – it was during the Revolutionary War The British could not gain any ground in North Carolina and a British General said it is as if their Heels are stuck in Tar !

  45. Bulltoad

    Bulldawg36

    1. EasonRamsey|Lambert – hedging my bets.  Must have good QB play
    2. McKenzie – special player – hope he can stay healthy, i could see him impacting every game
    3. D”Andre Walker – I think we will be better against run and he can make big impact on passing downs
    4. Roquan Smith – think he surprises and makes plays all over the field
    5. Trenton Thompson – got to have the man in the middle making plays

  46. Bulldawg Bob2

    Report: Chris Conley emerging as No. 2 option in KC
    “http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article97150302.htmlof the Kansas City Star, it has the Star Wars enthusiast making strides toward becoming the team’s second receiving option behind http://247sports.com/Player/Jeremy-Maclin-38991. Kerkhoff adds that the Chiefs organization is expecting Conley to take a step forward in terms of production in 2016.”

    http://georgia.247sports.com/Bolt/Report-Chris-Conley-emerging-as-No-2-option-in-KC–46905318

  47. RumRunnerDoogie

    rugbydawg79 Bulldawg36 irony is i some how know lol. at least i think its the real reason (civil war?)

  48. rugbydawg79

    Bulldawg36 Hey my brother 36 do you know why they are called the Tar Heels (This Georgia boy lives in NC and most locals don’t know)

  49. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg36 those are really good picks, but whoever is QB i would put at 3 and probably replace mcgraw with godwin

  50. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  They have cleats. Wet grass doesn’t matter and it did not rain enough to turn the field soggy.

  51. Greg Poole

    1mandawgpack  Why do you assume they are not taped or, more likely, wrapped? Most today use a wrap material with tape over.
    I doubt that there are more ankle or other injuries that normal. If you remember CMR would not talk about injuries, but Kirby talks when asked.

  52. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg36

    1-Eason
    2-Eason
    3-Eason
    4-Eason
    5-Eason
    ####   Seriously, I like your choices, but I feel our overall seasons success is going to be directly related to our QB play!  

    My next couple would be TT, Catalina, N. Patrick, Ridley, and L. Carter

  53. 1mandawgpack

    66DAWGnNC Bulldawg Bob2 1mandawgpack  I was part of the first class that had a winning record all 4 years in HS at Thomas County Central.  When we finally started winning, and were playing really tough teams like Valdosta, Lowndes, Tifton, Thomasville, Cairo and Bainbridge, it wasn’t uncommon to play in front of 5k+ fans almost every Friday night.  It’s amazing what the gate and concessions from those games would bring in.
    My daughter is now at St. Pius and we really only have 1 home game on the schedule that is a big money game (gate and concessions) and that was this past Friday vs. Blessed Trinity.  The game was delayed so that kickoff didn’t occur until around 9pm, so the crowd wasn’t quite as large as expected, but still a good turnout that should help fund a lot of the athletic association for most sports all year.

  54. Bulltoad

    Bulldawg36 Butch Jones moved the App St game up to Thursday and then cancelled classes.  It sounds to me like a recipe for a long weekend of partying by the UT students including players.  You then play a VT team that nobody is giving a chance on a racetrack.

  55. Bulldawg36

    Give your top 5 players who must play well in order for UGA to have a successful season.
    1. Trent Thompson
    2. Tyler Catalina
    3. Michael Chigbu
    4. Lorenzo Carter
    5. Rico McGraw
    Didn’t list Chubb or michel because they’re a given. We already know what they can do!! Just 5 guys who I think will and need to step up!!!

  56. Bulldawg Bob2

    MMCSDAWG Bansai buckeroo Not sure about Atomic Balm, but we had something called Liquid Heat … I believe that is what it was called.

  57. 1mandawgpack

    MMCSDAWG Bansai buckeroo  LOL – I remember that stuff.  If the burn didn’t kill you, the toxic fumes would finish you off.

  58. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  I would rather play on wet grass than turf. Turf can catch your foot and cause you to sprain a knee or an ankle.

  59. MMCSDAWG

    Bansai buckeroo Oh yeah,  Never wasted tape on practices.  if you wanted tape for practice you better tape yourself.   Did any of you guys have any experiences with some rub they called Atomic Balm???  Let me tell ya,  It’s not a good idea to let some wanna be trainer apply that stuff to your upper inside thigh and wrap it before practice for a groin pull.   My junk was on fire within 10 minutes of practicing and you couldn’t wash that crap off, water only made it hotter! ###

  60. 1mandawgpack

    Bulldawg36  It could have been the field, but it could have also just been the way that he landed on a tackle.  The QB in one of the Korky Kell games last Thursday twisted his ankle pretty badly and it was just the way that the defensive player landed on him during a tackle.

  61. 1mandawgpack

    Bulldawg Bob2 1mandawgpack  Agree Bob – just with Mauger, Woerner and Holyfield all tweaking ankles recently, I guess it just seems like a lot and at least 2 of those players (if not all 3) are pretty important to open the season in a couple of weeks.  A twisted ankle is tough to overcome during the season, particularly for those positions that are having to plant and cut on a dime (RB, WR, DB, LB, etc.).

  62. Bansai buckeroo

    Do they still make that product called tough skin that you applied to foot blisters? I think we only taped ankles for games but I could be wrong. It’s been a few years…haha

  63. MMCSDAWG

    1mandawgpack  Not really surprised, but your right I’m sure they are all getting taped now a days.   

    LOL=  I remember those days, they actually sprayed our ankles/wrist with some sticky crap then put the dang tape (non-flexible like today’s tape) right on your bare skin.  It’s a miracle I still have any hair on my ankles or wrists! ###

  64. Bulltoad

    AlphaDawg Don’t sleep on VT.  Remember they beat Ohio St who went on to win the National Championship a couple of years ago.

  65. Bulldawg Bob2

    1mandawgpack  Don’t know if there are a higher number of ankle injuries this year as compared to year’s past or to other FBS programs.
    Feel your “pain” as far as taping of the ankle directly on the skin. Our budget at NHHS was pretty thin as well.

  66. 1mandawgpack

    I’m a little surprised at the number of ankle injuries to our skill position players (and I included in that group DBs) as I would have thought that those guys would be taped every time they take the field.  Many high schools don’t have the budget (or personnel) to tape every player, so only the players who actually tweak an ankle get taped.  I remember in HS that I twisted an ankle and the football program didn’t have the budget for both pre-wrap and tape, so we had to shave our legs about 6 inches above our ankles and applied tape directly to the skin.

  67. Bulldawg36

    Biggest surprise- Landing Maurice Smith
    Sleeper- Jawun Taylor. Gonna hit some people this year

  68. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg Bob2 MMCSDAWG

    Good one Bob…  There is definitely a NOTICEABLE difference in our teams physique’s!

  69. Bulldawg Bob2

    MMCSDAWG  Sleeper – Offensive Lineman Aulden Bynum. He is up to 292 lbs and has has 3 years to mature. Think he plays a big roll in the o-line rotation this season and as an extra blocker in short yardage and goal line situations.
    Biggest surprise – How much of impact the new S&C staff has already had on the look and feel of the team.

  70. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG
    Biggest Surprise – Chubb being as healthy as he is
    Bonus: Holyfield being a much bigger impact than expected

    Sleeper – Same, D Walker – Watched his Snapchat story about 6 times now, He literally flattens an OL and leaps him like leapfrog and sacks Eason. He’s going to disrupt the backfield. 
    Bonus: Ridley – Showed a lot of skill at Gday and if he’s 1/2 as good as his brother, he will see the field, a lot.

  71. MMCSDAWG

    So now that we’ve gotten over half way thru summer practices and are about to shift into game preparation and scouting mode, Who’s been your biggest surprise of Summer camp and Who’s your sleeper pick for major impact this upcoming season????

    Biggest Surprise-  I would have to go with Herrien.  I know it’s probably more to do with circumstance but from all accounts that late scholly might be carrying the ball early and often.  

    Sleeper-  D. Walker.  Something tells me he is going to fill a role Kirby likes of a pass rushing specialist against mobile QB’s.

  72. 1mandawgpack

    Bulldawg Bob2  Exactly – kinda hard to know what’s going on with his Mother recently saying she didn’t want him to commit until after he had taken all his officials.

  73. Bulldawg Bob2

    C/O 2018 CB, Christian Tutt out of Thomson HS, GA, narrows school choices to top 11.
    Georgia makes the cut

  74. JaxDawg

    Don’t move too much or get too excited 36 or that turkey’s going to come right back up!!!!

  75. JaxDawg

    That’s what I’m talkin about 36!!!!!! Love firehouse and representin a good ole Jacksonville company!!

  76. Doc R

    RumRunnerDoogie Greg Poole I’ve always wondered why he acts like he never coached the pigs, since that was his first big gig

  77. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 i mean why even make up a story? its pretty well known hes the manziel of swimming, just own up to it in the first place

  78. Bulldawg Bob2

    Meanwhile, Ryan Lochte is losing sponsors faster than Florida fans can grow a mullet or Alabama fans lose teeth.

  79. Bulldawg Bob2

    For those participating in College Pick’em, you pick the winner of each of the 10 games for that week, and then you rate each of the 10 games you pick on how “confident” you are in your pick.
    The game you are most confident in that you picked the winner, you rate 10.
    The game you are least confident in, you rate 1.
    You can change your picks as well as how you rate the confidence of each pick each week before the first game is played.
    Don’t forget to put in a score prediction for the tie breaker as well.

    ” For the “Confidence Scoring System”, entrants will be required to assign each game a “confidence point” value between one (1) and ten (10). The higher the confidence point number you assign to a particular game, the more confident you are that the team you have selected will win the match-up. Each confidence point number (the whole values one [1] through ten [10]) must be used each Week. Points will only be received for correctly selecting a winning team. Each correct winning pick on a valid entry in “Confidence Scoring” will receive points equal to the assigned value you have placed on that particular game.”

  80. Bulldawg Bob2

    RumRunnerDoogie LOL. You can change it though any time before the first game is played.

    For the Confidence game mode, you are challenged to assign a confidence value to each game in addition to selecting which team will win.  The HIGHER THE CONFIDENCE VALUE, the MORE POINTS YOU WILL EARN if you selected the winning team.  For purposes of this game, 10 is the maximum confidence value each week.

  81. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 not really even that, its pretty much a academy for the top athletes of the country/world

  82. Bulldawg Bob2

    The game you feel most confident about you want to rate 10. If you get it right, you get 10 points for that pick.
    The game you feel least confident about you rate 1.

  83. freddawg

    Bulldawg36 Just funnin’ with you, 36.  I’ve changed my mind a dozen times on this, just like last summer.

  84. MMCSDAWG

    Bulldawg36 Do I sense a change in your predicted starting QB?  You coming over with me, Red and Greg???  ####

  85. MMCSDAWG

    DawgByte freddawg Unless UNC can’t stop the run and we just keep pounding them into submission with our 3-4 headed monsters at RB.  Then I can tolerate predictable.  But I agree, not like last season PLEASE!

  86. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole rugbydawg79 Only think I can do is deduct from the reports I’ve read about the scrimmage Sat.  It was reported that there were 3 long TD’s thrown 2 by Eason and 1 by Lambert and it was also said that Herrien got a majority of the reps along with #22, so I’m really hoping he was able to provide the blocking we are all worried about!

  87. freddawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Makes you wonder if the author watched last year’s game.  Lambert’s arm strength wasn’t his main problem, and it won’t be the cause if Eason takes over early.

  88. Greg Poole

    Another national publication names Jacob Eason as Georgia starter.:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/players/264537/ – Georgia
    You may see senior Greyson Lambert start out the season as Georgia’s starting quarterback, but it shouldn’t be long before five-star freshman Jacob Eason takes over. Lambert struggled at times in 2015, but was generally solid. The strong-armed Eason, once he establishes his footing, can bring a new dimension to the Bulldogs’ offense. He’s too talented not to put on the field, and he has two star running backs, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, to rely on.
    There are always growing pains with freshmen quarterbacks, but Eason enrolled early and has improved with each rep. Once he proves he can consistently run the offense and avoid turnovers, you’ll see him on the field as the Bulldogs look to contend in the SEC East.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/college-footballs-new-starting-quarterbacks-to-watch-in-2016-170001620.html

  89. RumRunnerDoogie

    Greg Poole RumRunnerDoogie yea always see his tweets on here, might pop up around game time or something

  90. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bulldawg Bob2 im glad IMG football wasnt around when i was playing ball lol. not a team i would want to play

  91. freddawg

    Anyone wanting to watch Chaney in action should check out the 2015 Ga Tech vs Pittsburgh game on youtube.  It’s a good one because both teams had reasonably similar talent levels.  Coach Chaney called a really diverse game and even threw in a couple of trick plays.  He won’t call it the same at Georgia, but I don’t think he’ll be predictable.

  92. Greg Poole

    JaxDawg  Recruiting will not change much. There are always teams coming and going from the ranks to be recruited against. I have zero concern about UGA recruiting as long as Kirby and Krew win. What we don’t know at this point is how they will do on gameday.

    Bobby Dodd once tried to hire Bear Bryant before he got the UK job saying, If you are coaching them during the week and I* coach them on Saturday, we will never lose a game.  

    We probably all agree that Kirby has shown us recruiting and practice coaching. Now for the last one.

  93. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 Probably from hanging around this board again, but I woke up this morning feeling like it was football season.

  94. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  That is why it wouldn’t be a bad thing for Miami to get better to increase the difficulty in the ACC. Not sure that will happen though.

  95. JaxDawg

    I laugh so hard at these. Jacob has yet to play a down or much less start and they rank him 3.. Yea okay!!! LOL

  96. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  Sic’em!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woof!!!!!!!!!!!! Woof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Woof!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgByte  He had a stress fracture his senior season at Woodward, but to my knowledge, he has not had any more injuries as a running back than any other running back.

  98. JaxDawg

    It will continue to be hard to recruit against these teams if they just keep making appearances. And it will only take luck that they so happen to move on to the title game. I think these teams will make their typical appearance

  99. JaxDawg

    So am I right in thinking more times than not (let’s say 7 out of 10 times), that the CFB playoff will feature one of Michigan/OSU and one of FSU/Clemson, due to how soft those schedules are

  100. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg Bob2 These lists are funny. Pretty hard to make a list of starters before many coaches have named one.

  101. RumRunnerDoogie

    just read that article about ramsey and his family, man do i know about being a navy kid and what that crazy life.

  102. JaxDawg

    I think UGA can finish with the #3 class this year, I have us just reaching 300 points on 247. However this is contingent on flipping big man Solomon

  103. freddawg

    Greg Poole It still seems premature to categorize Kirby.  He’ll obviously use a lot of things he learned at Alabama, because that’s where he’s been for the last 9 years.  But Kirby’s career started diverging from Saban last January and his mindset about what works at Georgia will evolve dramatically over time.

  104. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  You forgot to check the first games Wally Butts and Harry Mehre. History has zero to do with the outcome, except for the history of preparation and experience of the current staff and players.

  105. bahits

    Greg Poole Bulldawg36 yep.  How many eggs has OSU laid over the last 20 years?

    I think they got lucky the first playoff year.  To go through that many QBs and each one being better than the other should not happen.

  106. bahits

    BroDawg Hobnailboot aka RobG 4 of their recruits are Florida boys.  1 Texas and 1 California.

    None of them spent much time up their in the winter, I am guessing.  I get bone chills just thinking about that cold.

  107. Greg Poole

    Bulldawg36  Another way to view that is untested and not used to stiff competition come playoff time.

  108. bahits

    Hobnailboot aka RobG 6 5*s according to 247 composite.

    I am pulling for this to be the most overrated and biggest BUSTer class ever.  I hope they don’t make it to a bowl at least twice and never win a bowl.

    Urban the Turban irritates me more than any other coach.  He has weasel written all over him.

  109. Bulldawg36

    Only Michigan will challenge em in that weak conference. So they’ll be fresh and ready come playoff time

  110. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole That’s our local afternoon sports radio nerd, Frank Frangie….  He’s alright to listed to, but by no means an indepth analyst of talent and schedules.  let’s get this season started and just see how it plays out!  GATA

  111. BroDawg

    Ohio State is absolutely killing it in recruiting. I am curious to see if too much early recruiting success will impact the final product. Or will it draw others in? It will be interesting to see how they finish. Either way I don’t see another school taking away their 1 spot…

  112. Bulldawg36

    Ray Goff won his first game.so did Dooley and richt. Donnan lost his first game.. So if history is on our side then theirs a good chance we’ll win. Just very worried about this game. I tell ya Fedora is a good coach. And Chizik is Likley to have that defense improved. I won’t be able to sleep a wink on Friday night worried about the baby due and this game

  113. MMCSDAWG

    DawgByte According to reports it’s an ankle injury, I believe his injury in HS last year was a broken bone in his foot.   I also heard from reports after the scrimmage that Herrien did a really good job!

  114. DawgByte

    Bulldawg36 I share your concern. I know Kirby doesn’t want to start his tenure at Georgia with a loss!

  115. DawgByte

    I’m a bit concerned about Elijah Holyfield’s injury. Apparently he had a foot or ankle problem his senior season, which limited his playing time. I hope this isn’t a recurring situation.

  116. Greg Poole

    SEC East No. 2: Georgia (9-3, 5-3 SEC)Kirby Smart’s debut season will be marked with likely a new starting QB as well as almost an entirely rebuilt front seven. My hunch is the Dawgs will still win a tricky opener against UNC, but if they don’t, they could be staring at a 2-3 start. Last year: 10-3, 5-3, beat Penn State in TaxSlayer Bowl. http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/gallery/cfb-preseason-predictions-sec-alabama-lsu-tennessee-georgia-bruce-feldman-082216

  117. Bulldawg36

    Unc will be able to score more than likely. Question is can they stop us and can we slow em down enough? I sure do hope we win this game!! Don’t want to lose 4 straight in the dome!!!!!!!!

  118. bahits

    Greg Poole I had something similar happen to me in college.  I would rid through one of the parking lots on my bicycle and slow down enough for the gate to open.  It opened, but that sucker came right back down before I got through it.

  119. Greg Poole

    DawgLink  I would be surprised if he didn’t model his program after the extremely successful one that he helped develop.

  120. BroDawg

    Greg Poole BroDawg Yeah I don’t blame anyone at all…. These guys are bred to compete and imagine it is pretty painful to watch it from the sidelines.

  121. Greg Poole

    BroDawg Greg Poole  It probably is increasing but I don’t blame any kid if he wants to play.  At UGA, Nate Hybl transferred to OU after the 1999 season, to name one from a while ago.

  122. BroDawg

    Greg Poole Unfortunately transferring due to being the low man on the depth chart is an increasingly common trend. At least I feel like it is…. I remember reading an article on Tom Brady a while back and him describing how he was listed 7th on the depth chart his freshman and sophomore year at Michigan. He said he contemplated transferring to Cal but decided to earn greatness at Michigan instead of traveling the opportunity road…. Seems like it paid off for him.

  123. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole I believe they have learned a new trick and they may be healing faster. And maybe they weren’t real bad to begin with. Either way I am glad to see them getting healed up, we have azzes to kick!

  124. converted 1981

    Bansai buckeroo Space Mountain at DISNEYLAND is much Better, Smoother and you side side by side.  Also The Matterhorn was around loooooong before Space Mountain.  I was weened on Disneyland in the 60’s.

  125. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole Reddawg13 I don’t know if he had any photos. I am saying Kirby was retained by Saban all those years because of his ability to coach and win, not because Kirby had something on him. Like maybe pictures.

  126. Reddawg13

    Bansai buckeroo I understand and my bad. But, he asked us about Dixon’s de-commitment not recruiting as a whole. Didn’t mean to cause an issue. Sorry.

  127. Reddawg13

    Greg Poole Kirby didn’t coach at Memphis or Tulsa he coached at Bama and the Dolphins. One can tell he soaked up a lot of information, strategy, and how to win big over the years. We know what Saban demands of himself, his coaches and his players. Kirby wasn’t retained by Bama and Saban because he had pictures of Saban and an Auburn co-ed.

  128. Reddawg13

    Bansai buckeroo I don’t think he is caught up in it, just having conversation. Which is what we do here.

  129. Reddawg13

    AlphaDawg The kid is a baller and a hitter. I hate to see him de-commit but I trust Kirby and company, Whomever gets him is going to get a player.

  130. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg I saw that and I have seen less conclusive reports. I think Chip’s piece this morning is less certain about the type of sprain.

  131. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Last I read an insider source for AJC said it was a low ankle sprain which wouldn’t cause much of an issue.

  132. Greg Poole

    AlphaDawg  I wi8ll be today before anything is know. The fact that he was in a boot should not scare anyone – that has become standard procedure. Mauger was in a boot one day and repping the next. Woerner wore the boot for two days bore working on the sideline with just tape.
    I’m not saying that the injury in minor, just that the boot is not an indication of severity.

  133. DawgLink

    He is a great coach but definitely a wild card. Either you are in his good graces or you are gone.

  134. Reddawg13

    DawgLink I don’t know what he said after the game, but he said before the game, this team needs to grow up fast or we will have to start talking about next year. Like him or not (which I do) he is one hell of a coach!

  135. Bansai buckeroo

    shorties” they weren’t tall enough was most definitely the worst part of my job.
    Space Mountain will celebrate its 40th anniversary this January. The attraction opened on January 15, 1975.
    When you enter the queue and walk downstairs, you are literally crossing UNDER the Walt Disney World Railroad. And Space Mountain Cast Members must cross the railroad tracks to enter the building.
    There are two tracks that are mirror images of one another. Most guests swear that they went on a different ride when they go on the track to the left (Track A or the Alpha Track) or to the right (Track B or the Omega Track). They are sort of correct. The tracks are exactly the same except one makes left turns and one makes right turns. They are literal mirror images of one another. Track A at the very end is ten feet longer to cross over Track B, but that is the only difference.
    Max speed is (believe it or not) 27 miles per hour. When scared guests approached me outside the attraction, I’d tell them, “Would you get scared in a convertible going 27mph?” They’d laugh – and then I’d say that’s how fast this ride goes. While the dark makes it considerably more frightening, it still isn’t going very fast! If you ever have the opportunity to ride with the lights on, you’ll see its not very scary at all!
    If Space Mountain is broken down, take a ride on the TTA PeopleMover. When Space Mountain is down, the lights automatically turn on for the Cast Members to reset the ride. When you go through the Mountain on the PeopleMover, you’ll get a great view of the track with the lights on.
    Cast Members walk the entire track every single night for lost and found. If you have a severe fear of heights, Space Mountain is probably not the ride for you to work on. We found the usual items each night (cameras, hats, ears, glasses) as well as things you’d never believe, including false teeth, hairpieces, shoes, etc. All items are tagged and brought to Guest Relations right after park closing.
    Each rocket ship must have at least five guests. When you see the cast members running around looking for a party of one or two, there’s a reason for it. If the cars don’t have enough weight or if they run with less than five guests, the control tower must put a delay on the next rocket ship so it doesn’t catch up to the one in front of it.

  136. dsw61

    Greg Poole DawgLink Hope you’re right about Dixon and Gibbs. They are best friends. If Dixon starts visiting Tennessee I’m going to get a little concerned about Gibbs. Dixon grew up a Florida fan so I expect him to take some visits there.

  137. rugbydawg79

    Greg Poole That is good stuff right there , I want what is best for the team but I hope Brice gets some QB PT.

  138. dsw61

    Bulldawg36 Depends when you go and how late at night you stay in the park. There are times when you can literally get off the major rides, walk back to the entrance and walk right back on. A few years ago we were the last riders down on Space Mountain. My wife, two girls and I got on the ride and I turn around and see the cast members who work the ride in the cars behind us. That’s how I learned how the cast members leave work and get back down:)

  139. Bulldawg36

    960 the ref needs to start talking more about UGA football!!! It’s time fellas!! The season is amongst my brothers!! Can I get an amen???

  140. Bansai buckeroo

    And you wonder why kids are having to move back in with their parents after college…##

  141. Bansai buckeroo

    I try not to get too caught up in this emotional roller coaster called college recruiting…. Just isn’t worth it.

  142. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg reason I’m asking is D’andre Walker’s snapchat showed him blowing up, and that’s probably respectful for the OT that was guarding him during practice/scrimmage. He blew him over twice! Flat out on his back. Who ever it was, (hard to read the second number, it starts with a 5)

  143. RobDawg

    Wow the announcers say that this was Belue’s first completed pass of the ball game which came with 2:12 to go in the 4th quarter. I knew we were run heavy back then but that’s crazy

  144. DawgLink

    I would like to know what CRP of Colquitt said after their loss. I know they lost like 22 people to graduation. I bet he won’t use it as an excuse though

  145. DawgLink

    Don’t agree with UGA or TCU being in that group. We have too much talent around to go backwards. TCU scores a lot. My reasons

  146. AlphaDawg

    DawgLink Can’t read the article, but I can see a preview of Rusty saying, “both parties on same page UGA is in good shape on this position” – I’m willing to bet he follows Jaymest to USCjr

  147. AlphaDawg

    Morning Folks, so what do y’all think about the Dixon de-commit? I’m usually the last to pump out those lame excuses about “we’ve got higher people up our board” or “he’s not that good anyways” etc, but his statement of (paraphrasing) ‘ UGA will remain high on my list if they want to continue recruiting me’ was very interesting.

  148. Greg Poole

    Georgia will finish higher than 18: The Bulldogs figured to be somewhere in the mid-to-low-teens. Any higher and they would’ve been overranked. The obvious questions: 1) Quarterback. True freshman http://www.myajc.com/news/sports/college/jacob-eason-good-but-93000-is-highlight-of-georgia/nq6jz/and wind up as the starter, even if Greyson Lambert starts the opener. True freshmen, no matter how talented, make mistakes; 2) Defensive line. The Dogs are thin up front and are expected to be without the suspended Jonathan Ledbetter for at least a few games (though coach Kirby Smart has yet to say how many). Even then, there has to be a question about Ledbetter’s conditioning and state of mind after treatment following two alcohol-related arrests; 3) New head coach. While many are excited about Smart’s arrival from Alabama, believing Georgia needed a fresh start and https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/is-sabans-magic-transferable-to-other-schools, he’s never been a head coach before. Georgia’s biggest tests will come in the first five weeks: North Carolina in the opener at the Georgia Dome, then at Ole Miss and home against Tennessee in Weeks 4 and 5. Getting the Volunteers in Athens is key. If the Dogs come through that early stretch clean, they’ll be back in the Dome for the SEC championship game. My guess: They will, and they’ll finish higher than 18th.
    http://jeffschultz.blog.myajc.com/2016/08/21/ap-poll-got-it-right-but-dogs-jackets-will-rise-and-watch-out-for-lsu/