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UGA Recruiting Daily 23-August-2016

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JUSTIN ELLIS

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: OLB/WDE
Roswell High School
Roswell, GA

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JEFFREY OKUDAH

CLASS: 2017
POSITION: No.1 DB
South Grand Prairie High School
Grand Prairie, TX

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WILLIAM POOLE III

CLASS:
POSITION:
Hapeville Charter High School
College Park, GA

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2016 Game vs Swain Co. – CLICK HERE

 
 

CHRISTIAN TUTT

CLASS: 2018
POSITION: No.14 CB
Thomson High School
Thomson, GA

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453 responses on “UGA Recruiting Daily 23-August-2016

  1. Bulldawg Bob2

    DawgLink  Partly because of the lake. I lived in Oconee for about 8 years in Watkinsville. 
    Taxes are very similar here in Hall County.

  2. PTCDawg

    revtizzy tmdawg12 I’ve been impressed with the kids. They are given some good lines and they deliver them really well. I am looking forward to a scene where Winona Ryder can finally catch her breath again.

  3. JaxDawg

    I think we have a good group, throw in Ledbetter when he comes back, and hopefully David Marshall does well. Could you imagine how nasty it would be if we landed brown

  4. WillieWalden

    If we can get the 5* Rochester.. Which it seems we are going to get.. Him.. Trent.. Carter.. Atkins… Clark… Barnett… Hawkins .. Should be a good group with the potential to be dominant

  5. JaxDawg

    Love this approach. Soon we will have a walk on team that can beat most FCS teams lol. This makes our team better. Wonder if he can play FB?

  6. Bulldawg Bob2

    RobDawg  Mixing and editing it now. I’ll post a link as soon as it is uploaded to SoundCloud and it will be in an article that will publish early in the AM too

  7. Bulldawg Bob2

    Walk-on freshman TE out of Woodland high school from Stockbridge, Ga.
     https://twitter.com/_jhurston/status/768238948384661504

  8. Bulldawg Bob2

    Had a great podcast with IYH_BI tonight. Some good stuff from I’mYourHuckleberry.
    And I got to ask him some of the questions that Hobnailboot aka RobG and RobDawg asked too boot 🙂

  9. PTCDawg

    tmdawg12  Avon Barksdale ok, thats pretty amazing. my wife and I just finished episode 3!!! that is a Stranger Thing!!! :>)

  10. Hobnailboot aka RobG

    tmdawg12 I just wait for Greg to post things from Darwin Awards or those Russians if I want to see something strange ###

  11. Avon Barksdale

    Great news that Atkins is back at practice! I know we’re young but Thompson, Atkins, Hawkins, Barnett, Rochester, Carter….sounds like a pretty good group to me! Esp once we get Ledbetter back!

  12. Bulldawg Bob2

    Comparing ticket prices for each SEC team’s home games:
    GEORGIA BULLDOGS – Sanford Stadium (92,746)

    Aside from an early season matchup against Nicholls State ($25), this year’s Georgia tickets are among the most expensive in the SEC. It will cost Bulldogs fans $123 to get into Sanford Stadium when the team hosts Tennessee on Oct. 1 and $289 or more to be close to the hedges behind Georgia’s sideline. Overall, with an average price of $66 per game, the Bulldogs will be one team fetching top dollar for tickets this season.
    http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/comparing-ticket-prices-sec-home-games-2016/

  13. Bulltoad

    Bulldawg Bob2 Why is he changing up the QB rotation?  Didn’t anybody tell Kirby that Chip has already determined that Lambert is the starter.

  14. Bansai buckeroo

    Haha…..actually since I retired I can pretty much pick the times I travel through Atlanta… But I paid my dues….. 🙂

  15. Bulldawg36

    I’m tough! But don’t have patience!! Lol. It’s just hard to have to sit in traffic for that long. Plus it’s extra rough if you have to work in rush hour traffic. The metro has some pretty cities..but just too much traffic for me

  16. Greg Poole

    Player are back. Interviews coming in a few. Probably will not post until tomorrow unless one of them says something dramatic – which is highly doubtful.

  17. Bulldawg36

    The Georgia Bulldogs!!! The greatest team ever created on gods green earth!!!! Woooooooo! Go dawgs!!!!!!!

  18. Bulldawg36

    I understand. Lots of traffic in the Atlanta metro. Don’t know if I could handle it. I like the Athens area and north Georgia mountains better

  19. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bulldawg36  I don’t know. If I were to move again from Hall County, I would probably move back to just outside of Athens, GA in Oconee County, probably near Watkinsville.

  20. Bulldawg Bob2

    One of the Notre Dame players (CB Devin Butler) that got in trouble last week facing some serious charges:
    “St. Joseph County prosecutors have formally charged Notre Dame senior cornerback http://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/550939/devin-butler on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official, the prosecutor’s office confirmed Tuesday.
    Both charges are Level 6 felonies. The penalty for a Level 6 felony is between six months and 2.5 years in prison if convicted, the prosecutor’s office said. Butler is scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Wednesday.”
    http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17376999/devin-butler-notre-dame-fighting-irish-formally-charged-two-felonies

  21. JaxDawg

    Haha I think it is between us and bama, they prob lead but hey! We prob get an OV and they may pull a few other WR above him??

  22. Bulldawg Bob2

    Some more o-linemen:
    Freshman OL Daniel Gothard(71) and junior OL Aulden Bynum(70). RsFr Pat Allen(58) looks on.

  23. Bulldawg Bob2

    JaxDawg  LOL. I could be wrong too, though. I’ve gotten my fair share of recruiting picks wrong over the last several years.

  24. Bulldawg36

    That’s true. You may have to get sloppy drunk because you will be disgusted from all the orange around here

  25. JaxDawg

    Boo!!!!! Party pooper!!#### hey at least he dropped Michigan and we are next to bama in top 3!

  26. RobDawg

    I hope you guys in attendance didn’t bust a gut laughing and encourage Pyke…. He sounds like the class clown type to come up with that

  27. Greg Poole

    I don’t lknow what other are reporting from practice but I was watching the OL mostly. Pittman working with them on blocks in space. He demosntrated once and went to the ground on top of a dummy. Pyle yells, “Life Alert!!”, from the TV commercial – pretty funny but CSP did not seem to be amused.

  28. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg  With Coley and Sherrer recruiting him, Georgia has a shot. However, I think it is a long shot.

  29. RobDawg

    What the heck is Kirby doing back there? Looks like he was hiding from paparazzi on other end of the field….

  30. Bulldawg36

    Yep. We don’t have the big guys in the secondary that knock you side ways like Greg blue did

  31. RobDawg

    What is his favorite UGA personality that he has ever written about?
    Ask him the question about time travel and which GA game he would pick to attend in person

  32. JaxDawg

    Yuck!!!!! I have to go there this weekend!!! I’m bringing paint and a paint brush! Painting that town red and black!!! Can’t believe people would even wear orange!!!! WHAT THE HECK

  33. Bulldawg Bob2

    Elijah Holyfield(13) was at Tuesday’s practice with no walking boot, but he was off to the side on the  stationary bike

  34. Bulldawg Bob2

    PTCDawg freddawg  The basic package likely does not include a star, but that doesn’t mean that Coach Smart and Coach Tucker won’t utilize a defensive package with a star heavily.

  35. Bulldawg36

    Well I’m out running errands in Greenville!!!! All I’ve been seeing is Clemson stuff!!!! Now I have a headache and my eyes hurt!!!!!!!!!!! It’s the worst I’ve ever seen it!!! It’s too much!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. Bulldawg Bob2

    Kirby Smart looks on as the defense goes through drills. Natrez Patrick(6) and Dominick Sanders(24)

  37. PTCDawg

    Bulldawg Bob2 freddawg Bob, you think our basic package usually includes a Star? it would be easier to fill in a front 7 if it was a front 6! :>)

  38. dsw61

    Bulldawg Bob2 Wow! Eason’s shoulder tilt looks so much better. Much smoother arm follow through. That has to feel better on his arm.

  39. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg Aye. I am pretty confident on whose going to play on defense, especially the secondary. How well the defense, especially that front 7, does, though, is another question.

  40. Bulldawg Bob2

    Uh-oh …. South Cacky-lacky
    Report: South Carolina reports 23 NCAA or SEC infractions, nine involving football team: ” ‘The school’s athletic department reported 23 NCAA or SEC violations in the past year, as reported by the http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17377190/south-carolina-gamecocks-report-23-ncaa-sec-infractions-year. The report states that 22 of the infractions were classified as Level III, which is outlined by the NCAA as violations that are ” isolated or limited in nature; provide no more than a minimal recruiting, competitive or other advantage; and do not include more than a minimal impermissible benefit.’ ”

    https://www.seccountry.com/south-carolina/report-south-carolina-reports-23-ncaa-or-sec-infractions-nine-involving-football-team

  41. freddawg

    Bulldawg Bob2  In this case, you may be beating an invisible horse.  Maybe you guys have a decent idea of how things are going in this preseason, but I sure don’t.  I feel pretty good about the OL and the TE’s, and the RB’s if they’re healthy, but other than that not much to go on.

  42. Bulldawg Bob2

    We have I’mYourHuckleberry on the podcast tonight.
    Does anybody have any questions they would like me to ask Huck?

  43. Bulldawg Bob2

    bahits LOL! Aye. You and me both. 
    Murray and I were talking about that last night before and after the podcast. While we know its our job to talk about the QB battle and fall camp, but it feels like we are beating a dead horse after the first week or two.
    I’m ready to see Chubb run the ball, and the TEs to drag some opponents in powder puff blue down the field about 15 to 20 yards after the catch.

  44. freddawg

    bahits  Chaney’s game plan may be similar no matter who starts.  They all have questions and we know our RB’s are pretty good, if healthy.  Maybe Kirby is keeping this secret to prevent second guessing, criticism or pressure on the starter.

  45. bahits

    Bulldawg Bob2 bahits A bigger advantage might have been to slip Chubb and Sony into practice after the media viewing time or, had them on the sideline in full casts that could be removed after the camera eyes were ushered away.

    I see your point.  I am just ready for the game to start.

  46. Bulldawg Bob2

    bahits If you were a new head coach of a major FBS program, wouldn’t you want to go into the opening game with every advantage you can muster? Would you not want to make it as difficult for your opponent to prepare for you?

    Regardless of how much of an advantage it is, the point is deny the opponent as much as possible and give your team the best chance to win.

  47. bahits

    Bulldawg Bob2 What is it for them to game plan?  Eason and Ramsey are more mobile and have rocket arms.  Lambert is less likely to throw a pick and might not get as confused by defensive trickery.

    I really don’t know what the advantage is for UNC.

  48. DawgDaddy

    Bulldawg Bob2 Those big linemen and CSP filled up the screen when they came into the frame.

  49. Bulldawg Bob2

    Good news from practice:
    D-lineman John Atkins(97) was back at practice again and looked to be participating with no limitations. He did have a knee brace on the knee he hyper-extended during the first week of fall camp.
    RB Elijah Holyfield(13) was at practice with no walking boot, but on the side on the stationary bike.
    QB rotation was changed up, but I expect that is going to be the way it is the next two weeks. Coach Smart is not going to give UNC anything they can use from the media to game plan for.

  50. bahits

    Bulldawg Bob2 My English professor would use his case as Shakespearean example of a tragedy.    He had everything and then brought this all on himself.

  51. Frankly

    AlphaDawg MMCSDAWG

    The argument could be made that avoiding turnovers IS playing to win because turnover margin has a pretty good correlation to W’s.

  52. ed603

    Greg Poole  Greg, I agree with you about his ego, but his article did have some very pertinent points. If only he had phrased it as you suggested!

  53. ed603

    Avon Barksdale  I tend to agree with you. My point in agreeing has to do with the types of quarterbacks Nick Saban won 4 nattys with. One or 2 were Lambert clones! There is a valid argument with the point of “not losing the game” when evaluating QBs. Especially if you have a reasonable defense, and a stable of elite running backs and tight ends. There is also a huge difference in a QB with 4 years of football experience, vs a freshman with none! I point out Stafford, who had a lot of mistakes under his belt until halfway through his freshman year!
    I think our Mr Eason will become a great QB, if given the time to mature. How much time is that? If I knew the answer, I would be coaching somewhere, but I’m convinced it will work out well for us. It just may be smart to let Lambert transition to Eason for the first couple of games.

  54. Bulldawg Bob2

    converted 1981 RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2  That is not the total number of returning starting seniors for each team but the number of seniors expected to be invited to the Senior Bowl at season’s end.

  55. Bulldawg Bob2

    bahits @haws1178  Unless Eason or Lambert get hurt, I don’t see Ramsey being in the mix at this point and time. He didn’t beat out Mason in 2014 and he didn’t beat out Lambert or Bauta last year. Nothing against the young man, and God knows he is gifted athletically; however, he just hasn’t been able to take hold of those reigns and win the job.

  56. Avon Barksdale

    Yeah there’s definitely much more to it than turnovers!
    I think we’re all ready to explode if Eason jogs out there the first series, I just have a feeling he and Lambert will rotate at least game one…

  57. bahits

    converted 1981 RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2 imho, their only significant advantage is QB.   I can’t wait to see how this will all turn out.

  58. converted 1981

    RumRunnerDoogie Bulldawg Bob2 Wait a minute… Tenn only has 4.  I thought everyone was talking about how Top Heavy they are with Upper Class-men and it better be now or never for butchy boy.

  59. MMCSDAWG

    Avon Barksdale Excellent points Avon!  

    I didn’t mean to imply that a turnover on downs was exactly the same as a fumble or interception type turnover, but simply that “Turnovers” should not be the only justification one has for choosing one over the other…  and there a lot of folks (not here) that only talk about minimizing turnovers when justifying one over the other.  Again, great points!

  60. bahits

    I am worn out with the should Eason start articles.   I don’t see how it would hurt him or the Dawgs to start him and have a limited package of throws.  You know UNC will be looking for that opening roll out and dump off like was done for his opening throw in Spring to Douglas, but I don’t think they can stop it.

    It looks like Chubb is ready to go and the other RBs are biting at the bone to get carries.  Roll the dice.  If not him, then please let it be Ramsey just because I think a college QB should have some mobility.  Both he and Eason seem to be able to run enough to cause the defense problems.

  61. AlphaDawg

    MMCSDAWG Thank you for pointing out the 3rd down issue. It’s a HUGE problem. And why do some of these people think you should play to no lose. “YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!”

  62. Bulldawg Bob2

    We’ll have pictures in a little bit and anything from the post-practice presser.
    Michael has classes today so no reports from the Pope.

  63. Avon Barksdale

    You make a good point but I don’t totally agree with you 100%. Like you I don’t really have a dog in the fight, I’ll root for whoever we’ve got out there.
    I think the problem with all these discussions is that they’re all theoretical and vague. We all know the reasons for not starting a true freshman – turnovers, making the wrong read, inexperience, etc but the problem is we say things like “well if Eason isn’t quite ready by game one, let him get the experience” or “give him a game or two to acclimate” or “he may throw a few more INTs the first few games” but the problem is: what exactly are we talking about? Is he mostly comfortable out there or is he coughing the ball up repeatedly? Is he making the right read most of the time or is he just winging it? Can the coaches trust him? I just remember Stafford throwing about 3 picks a game for the first half of his freshman year. Not saying that will definately happen with Eason but it certainly may.
    While I agree that turnover on downs are turnovers I just don’t see them as equal with interceptions. Punting the ball away is nowhere near as demoralizing as a pick or a pick 6. That said, I agree it’s about much more than just turnovers.
    I agree that Lambert isn’t going to rocket us downfield but I also think he was placed in a lose-lose last year. With an improved o-line, Chubb, and hopefully the use of our tight ends, I think he’ll look much better this season.
    That said, it all depends on the threshold for Eason. How “close to ready” does he need to be for Kirby/Chaney to take that chance?

  64. DawgLink

    My first question to Chip would be… “And how many games have you coached?” Okay shut up until I ask your opinion

  65. Frankly

    MMCSDAWG 

    Just ask any coach if they believe there is a vast difference.  I’m sorry but that is just not a valid comparison.

  66. rugbydawg79

    Bansai buckeroo Clemson colors are actually Orange and Purple — maybe they show up in Purple – what a feast of color.

  67. MMCSDAWG

    freddawg MMCSDAWG I’m definitely not saying that Lambert should not start, I just don’t like the only reason some people use is turnovers…  Tell me about his maturity and his ability to handle the pressure, his ability to get us into the right run audible based on the defensive alignments, making the right reads based on the defense, etc, etc.  Just don’t tell me it’s all about turnovers.  I’m sticking with my prediction of Eason, but I could Easily see a scenario where Lambert starts and Eason ends the game.

  68. Bulldawg Bob2

    Shows you how young Georgia’s team is:SEC well-represented on Senior Bowl watch list
    You’ll have to check out the http://www.seniorbowl.com/watch-list-profiles.php to see the players highlighted, but here’s a breakdown of the SEC representation by school:
    Alabama: 8
    Arkansas: 8
    Auburn: 7
    Florida: 4
    Georgia: 2
    Kentucky: 2
    LSU: 7
    Mississippi State: 6
    Missouri: 4
    Ole Miss: 7
    South Carolina: 2
    Tennessee: 4
    Texas A&M: 5
    Vanderbilt: 3 
    https://www.seccountry.com/sec/sec-well-represented-on-senior-bowl-watch-list

  69. RobDawg

    deer hunting at dawn, then trash pickup duty on roadside , then still make it by kickoff in same change of clothes…..

  70. MMCSDAWG

    Frankly MMCSDAWG  Not sure we agree on the “Vast” difference part of a “true” turnover and a turnover on downs.   The turnover on downs is correct.  If at the end of 4 downs you have not achieved the line to gain you will turn the ball over on downs, now, you may choose on 4th down to either attempt to achieve the line to gain or you can punt the ball or attempt a FG.  But your still turning the ball over on downs either way if you don’t either achieve the line to gain or score a field goal.

  71. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG Good post.  If Eason can read defenses, find an open receiver and make quick decisions, we can live with a reasonable number of interceptions.

  72. Frankly

    MMCSDAWG

    This is partially due to the assumption that the 30% conversion rate was also due to the OC play calling, missing Chub, green WRs and that all of those other factors will see improvement in 2016.   

    BTW a turnover on downs technically only happens following 4th down.   There is a vast difference between punting on 4th down and giving up a true turnover.

  73. Greg Poole

    Don’t take this the wrong way because I like Chip Towers. He is a nice guy who works hard at his profession. But I just don’t know where the ego to say what coaches should or should not do comes from. I can see any writer phrasing it “If I were Kirby Smart….” or “Most coaches would do it this way…” but to tell us and CKS what he should do is a bit presumptuous, no?

  74. MMCSDAWG

    I have spent a lot of time reading debates on other sites about our QB situation and most of these debates center around who should start game 1 against UNC.   There are a lot of opinions and some very valid and legitimate arguments to be made for both Eason and Lambert to start game 1.  There is one common theme or meme that is driving me absolutely crazy when people list the reasons or justifications for starting Lambert against UNC.  There #1 reason is he won’t turn the ball over.   That is the WEAKEST point you can make for Lambert IMO…  Look at our 3rd down conversion rate last year at barely 30%….  Look at our performances against Vandy (0-9 on third down in the first half) and the Mizz game.   If your telling me that converting less than 30% on first down is not turning the ball over, then I don’t quit understand.   It’s called a turnover on downs when you are forced to punt on 3rd down.  What the heck is the difference?  Well, for me the difference is, I’ll take a few more “turnovers” in exchange for an offense that can score some points and score them quickly if needed.  I’ll take some more “turnovers” if it means we get back anywhere near our Pts/game production of just 2 years ago.  How many interceptions did Murray throw the year we were one completion away from a NC?  That would be 14  but he also threw for 35 TD’s…   Lambert only threw 2 interceptions last year, but he also only threw for 12 TD’s….   So Turnovers are important and believe me, I’m a defensive coach and love forcing turnovers, but don’t make it sound like going 3 and out 9 times in a row is not committing turnovers.  In my humble opinion that is just wrong.  They call it turnover on downs for a reason.    OK, Thanks for letting me vent on your guys.  

    I really don’t care who starts game 1, and I’ll support them like I always do, just don’t tell me it all about turnovers.

  75. Bulldawg Bob2

    Bansai buckeroo  That is going to break some TVs and cause people to go blind. There should be a “watching this could be hazardous to your health and cause permanent damage to your electronic devices” warning, prefacing that sucker.

  76. Bansai buckeroo

    And Seth says after the game they should all go over to Ramsey for a little diving…##

  77. Greg Poole

    Don’t you love it when writers tell us what coaches SHOULD DO:
    The Bulldogs should start Greyson Lambert against the Tar Heels in the Georgia Dome. They should have a plan to get freshman Jacob Eason in the game, say every third or fourth series or once a quarter or once a half. But the game plan and the charge to go win the game — or not lose it — should be given to the fifth-year senior from Jesup.

    https://www.dawgnation.com/football/opinion/towers-heres-what-georgia-needs-to-do-at-quarterback

  78. Bulldawg Bob2

    freddawg He received it in the last 24 hours, but don’t know if that was this morning or yesterday evening.

  79. dsw61

    haws1178  When I coached, I always tried to get out pitchers to check out Bill Hillhouse. The guy is amazing. Hard to get the girls away from the local instructors though.

  80. Greg Poole

    tmdawg12 He might go there but he’d have to convince them that he is not waiting for the tOSU gig….which come open at any time with Migraine Meyer in Columbus.

  81. freddawg

    tmdawg12 Auburn tends to hire coaches who they know will be “all in” with the way things work in the loveliest village on the plais.   They’ll probably go after Petrino or  Briles.

  82. Greg Poole

    Best case: Chubb is fully healthy and gets back to his old self, helping every quarterback that sees the field. Eason grows into his own midway through the season and has no problem taking over as the Bulldogs’ starter. The defensive line grows up in a hurry, thanks in large part by the maturation of tacklehttp://www.espn.com/college-football/player/_/id/3915192/trenton-thompson, taking pressure off a relatively new linebacker corps. Wins over Tennessee and Florida help propel Kirby Smart to the SEC title game during his first season as Georgia’s head coach.

    Worst case: Chubb just can’t run with the same power and elusiveness he had the past two seasons. Michel’s injury-prone nature continues to plague him, throwing even more pressure on an unproven passing game. Eason still becomes the quarterback, but his offensive line, which has questions at left tackle, is never settled, leaving the frosh running for his life. The defensive line continues to underperform, leaving too many holes in the defense. A Kickoff Week loss to North Carolina stings, but not as much as losses to Ole Miss, Tennessee and Florida.
    http://www.espn.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/119462/2016-season-preview-georgia-bulldogs

  83. MMCSDAWG

    DawgDaddy bahits Right!  Right there with ya DD! Might even take a dive into the hedges just to have scares to prove I was there!

  84. bahits

    Greg Poole Bansai buckeroo Entrapment!!!!!!

    If I were back in college and saw an open gate to the stadium, I would have a really hard time not taking a look.

  85. PTCDawg

    A Lucas sighting is yet another reason its a great day to be Dawg!!

    Now up to 9 CBs in less than 24 hours for AS. What a huge addition that would be to the class of 17. In more ways than one! 

    Would be great to start getting the mojo back!

  86. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole AlphaDawg Been in the stadium after dark and it’s really cool. Didn’t go on the field for said reason though. lol

  87. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole There’s security sensors on the field isn’t there? I’ve been told that anyways. Have some close friends who work gameday production

  88. AlphaDawg

    Greg Poole Not a bad idea and here’s why: moving it to Thursday takes all of the focus off last week. Can’t escape it entirely but it’s clear that most sports radio fans are going to be talking about what’s coming up, not what happened. Mix in the daily things that happen in practice throughout the week and you nearly have no time to discuss last week. JMO

  89. Greg Poole

    Walk-on caught inside Sanford Stadium at 2 AM Sunday:
    Freshman defensive back Jordon McKinney was found trespassing in Sanford Stadium early Sunday morning, according to a University police report obtained by The Red & Black.
    Around 2 a.m. on Sunday, a police officer was dispatched to Sanford Stadium after an alarm. McKinney and another student were found “under the east end zone stands,” according to the police report.
    McKinney reportedly told the officer that he was on the football team and said “he wanted to show [the other student] inside.”
    The two said they were walking back to East Campus Village when they entered the stadium through an open gate. The two students then were led out of the stadium, according to the report.
    http://www.redandblack.com/sports/georgia-football-player-jordon-mckinney-found-trespassing-in-sanford-stadium/article_035d7d2c-6945-11e6-8009-2b0b67c8e9a6.html

  90. freddawg

    Greg Poole  I agree.  Coaches know quarterbacks have a steep learning curve, but they still bite the bullet when necessary.

  91. Greg Poole

    freddawg I get hat you are saying FD, but player decisions are not made in isolation. The is always in relation to the alternative(s).

  92. MMCSDAWG

    freddawg MMCSDAWG Exactly, one wrong move by one of those coordinators and the volitile mixture just might blow the roof off over in Tuscaloosa…

  93. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG  Plus Saban + Pruitt + Kiffin seems like a volatile mixture.  Something’s likely to blow up.

  94. MMCSDAWG

    freddawg MMCSDAWG Very long…   I’m not big on Alabama winning it all this year.  I know they are slotted #1 by a lot of folks, but they have had a lot of turnover and I’m not sure they are going to be as good as years past this year.

  95. SonofHenry

    Looks like he’ll be wearing #61 and playing Center like David Andrews. Do you guys project him as a center? His dad is Massive, so if he fills out like his dad then he’ll be a big ole boy.

  96. SonofHenry

    Speaking of Solomon undoubtedly being a Dawg. Anybody know how his former HS teammate has been doing? Chris Barnes will definitely redshirt, but has anyone heard about how he looks so far?

  97. freddawg

    MMCSDAWG If that’s true, Alabama’s chance of winning it all go down IMO.  I’m as excited about Eason as anybody, but a true freshman qb will cost you a game here or there.  Winning the SEC and the playoffs would be long odds.

  98. Bansai buckeroo

    Apparently not….. Sentell probably in a hurry to get it out so he didn’t look late to the game……. 🙂

  99. RumRunnerDoogie

    Bansai buckeroo does anybody proof read on these recruiting sites? this article has a double post and the one about jonas called him jones lol

  100. DawgDaddy

    Bansai buckeroo I am hoping to live long enough to see my great grandson’s kids, lol.  He is 3 now so I will probably not make that one.

  101. MMCSDAWG

    Calling @Zippy Morroco ….    Anyone seen or heard from Zippy in a while?  I hope him and his new knee are doing alright!  If your out there Zip let us know your alright!

  102. RumRunnerDoogie

    MMCSDAWG tmdawg12 yep. After reading this tho it seems the Rio police are acting very unprofessional and trying to get a lot of attention by parading around

  103. MMCSDAWG

    tmdawg12 He is still an idiot, should have told the truth from the start and never embellished it with untrue details.

  104. rugbydawg79

    Greg Poole that is an interesting read – Sounds like Vandy has a real shot at knocking off the Chickens – hope someone is assigned to keep an eye on #36 !!!!!!!

  105. MMCSDAWG

    Bansai buckeroo My Oldest (32) decided to give me a couple back to back, 5 & 6 yrs old now, one boy and one girl!

  106. Bansai buckeroo

    My kids better hurry up on the grandchildren thing or I will be watching them from a wheelchair…. 🙂

  107. MMCSDAWG

    Bansai buckeroo I know the feeling Buck, My last one is a senior this year and playing football right now.  When it’s over, it’s over.   I have coached them now for almost 28 years.  I did tell my grandson last weekend that Grandpa might have to come out of retirement if he wants to play football next year!

  108. Bansai buckeroo

    Nothing better than watching your kids play sports… I wish we had opted for one more. It ended too soon…

  109. Greg Poole

    MMCSDAWG Softball is my favorite college sport to shot. No hype, no waiting around and lots of action.

  110. MMCSDAWG

    haws1178 That’s awesome Haws, by daughter played, although she never pitched, I absolutely love watching fast pitch softball it is amazing what those girls can do with the ball and how quickly everyone must react when hitting or playing in the field.  Would much rather watch a HS fast pitch game than a HS baseball game.

  111. Bulldawg36

    Heck yeah fella!!!! Beat the hell out of fla, sc, tenn, vandy, mizzou and Kentucky. Show no mercy on the sisters of the poor like vandy.

  112. MMCSDAWG

    Bansai buckeroo If we land Lawrence then the sky is the limit for our team.  And Championships will not be far behind.  I believe Lawrence will see what Chaney and co have to offer and I personally believe our offense is better suited to his particular skill set.

  113. haws1178

    Can’t wait til this afternoon. My daughter has earned the starting spot for pitcher on her softball team and they are playing a double header. We changed a little on her technique the past few days and she is now throwing some heat. Got me nervous and I was in full catchers gear lol

  114. Lucas Rogers

    Believe some of the linebackers are getting close to decisions. I could see Bryant, grant, and Warner all deciding within a couple months

  115. JaxDawg

    Wow… Was in yesterday’s recruiting thread. Go me. Posted this though!
    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

  116. AlphaDawg

    Which first-year head coach could be this year’s Tom Herman?
    First, there’s Kirby Smart. Like Herman, Smart inherits a situation where the previous coach won consistently, but not big enough to keep the natives happy. Simple victories aren’t the objective here; trophies are. And like Herman, Smart arrives as the top lieutenant of an all-timer coach whose success will provide a model to be emulated. But Georgia is widely viewed to enter the season in a transition year, re-tooling as it builds toward a run under five-star quarterback Jacob Eason in a division headed by a now-or-never Tennessee team.
    Plus, Smart’s ascendance would lack the same sizzle Herman’s did. Where would he go after a proverbial SEC championship? He’s already in his dream job.

    http://footballscoop.com/news/first-year-head-coach-years-tom-herman/

  117. Greg Poole

    In case you were hoping for some big info after practice today, we are slated to talk with CKS until tomorrow. Today is selected O and D players.

  118. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole I was happy when we flipped him and I was thrilled when I saw him perform in the 7 on 7’s, then catching the highlights of last weeks game…  We got us a good one here boys.  It’s going to be really hard to keep him on the bench.

  119. bahits

    Greg Poole It still amazes me how freaked out the media and everyone is about this, but apparently, if he wanted to run for president, he might get welcomed as a hero.

  120. Lucas Rogers

    MMCSDAWG Lucas Rogers classes just started yesterday, but so far so good. I had been working like 70 hour weeks past few weeks, so that’s why I was gone lol.

  121. MMCSDAWG

    Lucas Rogers About Damn time!  GATA young buck and get this party started!  Seriously, how’s classes going?  Hope your doing well!

  122. Reddawg13

    Avon Barksdale Right now I feel good about all of it. After we get on the field my thoughts may change.

  123. converted 1981

    MMCSDAWG Bansai buckeroo My Sister actually ran away from home and Joined the circus….  Real Life.  Gene Holter owned a traveling circus in the 60’s – 70’s.  He also owned all of the animals on the old TV Show Daktari.  When they came through our town I got to work for them several weeks during the summer (5th Grade) and got to lead the Camels on walks carrying people.  Kinda cool back then but yes they are nasty animals.

  124. Avon Barksdale

    Love the recent predictions were getting for Solomon, Grant, Warner, and Gibbs – talk about the foundation for a solid defense!!!

  125. MMCSDAWG

    Bansai buckeroo Most definitely wouldn’t go there now…  It was great to be able to see the pyramids and explore the history, but that was 25+ years ago.  The most interesting place I think I ever explored was the old city of Jerusalem…  It’s fascinating to sit at the center of all western religions and see 4 different major religions all coexisting in the same little walled city…  Lots of bullet holes on the walls still left from the Arab-Israeli conflicts.  I just love history so it was one of the best parts of seeing the world in the Navy back then.

  126. Avon Barksdale

    I’ve just noticed that Kirby is reticent to give out praise but he seems relatively pleased with the O-Line compared to other position groups

  127. dsw61

    Avon Barksdale According to Kirby the offense ran the ball well in the scrimmage and the O-Line played very physical. Chuks said that the O-Linemen have learned some new techniques that has made it harder for him to beat them. Chaney mentioned in his presser that he knows from prior experience working with Pittman that the O-Line will be well coached. My guess is that the O-Line will perform better overall under Chaney/Pittman than it did under Schotty/Sale.

  128. dawgathon

    Reddawg13 Just listen, and multi task. I listen while I’m coding. No loss in production..except when I’m always reading this freakin site!!!!!!

  129. Bansai buckeroo

    I would love to travel the Middle East but am afraid camels would be the least of my worries. Cairo was someplace I always wanted to visit but wouldn’t feel safe now…

  130. MMCSDAWG

    deltonadawg Morning Deltona!  Is it hot enough for you down there?  It was ridiculously hot yesterday afternoon here in Jax.

  131. MMCSDAWG

    Greg Poole As long as your right about him ending up at UGA then you can tell us so as often as you like boss!  ##

  132. Reddawg13

    I love all the information we get on here and all the hard work that goes into it. I do love the written article the best. Who has time to listen to 30 minute podcasts? I wish that info came in both written and spoken form. Okay enough complaining! “It Damn Sho Can Be Us!”

  133. MMCSDAWG

    Bansai buckeroo They are NASTY…   Had the displeasure of dealing with them on a couple of occasions during my trips to the Middle East.

  134. MMCSDAWG

    Avon Barksdale I believe we have one of if not the Best OL coach in the conference and in all of NCAA so my confidence level is very high.  We might not have all the athletes he wants right now, but I believe he will get these guys to exceed what they have done in the past!  So YES ###

  135. DawgDaddy

    Greg Poole This news made me happy!  We have had some really bad luck at this position over the past several years.

  136. Bansai buckeroo

    Those old recruiting page links are on the right side of my iPad. Sometimes I’ll accidentally hit one and find myself posting on a 2 or 3 day old recruiting page….haha

  137. AlphaDawg

    Bansai buckeroo Yep they did. Dawgnation Daily last week said Mama got on ship and was supportive of the Blue.

  138. AlphaDawg

    Hey guys, funny story. I was on yesterday’s recruiting page for about the last 45 minutes.

  139. Greg Poole

    DawgDaddy  Here is the tell on the Solomon deal. The next day after he committed, his Mom was quoted as saying it was a “soft-commit”. The use of that term meant that she had been talking to someone about his surprise Michigan love. After all, I seriously doubt that she is a recruitnik who uses that word commonly in her discourse. So, she had been talking to someone (Georgia) about getting him to come to his senses.
    At least, that was how I read it.

  140. Greg Poole

    Bansai buckeroo  Of course, you are right. I was using Kim’s post to point out that Michigan’s snafu gave the Solomon’s an excuse to plug the plug.

  141. Avon Barksdale

    Not gonna lie, those AJC reporters had me sold on that ship having sailed. I will never doubt you again sir!

  142. converted 1981

    Greg Poole Hmmm.  3 Deep here but 2 Deep from above!  Were they both at same event or just listening for what “They” wanted to hear?

  143. DawgLink

    Kudos to the SEC king QB. When you had 2 minutes and needed a TD, Murray got it done. DGD!
    #11 Aaron Murray day

  144. Greg Poole

    Based on other comments throughout the night and in a radio interview conducted shortly before his speech, it seems likely those final two will be fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert and true freshman Jacob Eason. Late during his half-hour-plus remarks, Smart included Eason in his breakdown of freshmen or first-year players who are currently in the two-deep. And beforehand he told David Johnston of Athens radio station WRFC-AM 960 The Ref that Lambert’s experience is “very valuable at that position to help in these games,” referring specifically the Sept. 3 nationally-televised matchup against North Carolina.
    https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/kirby-smart-says-dogs-will-pare-down-to-two-qbs

  145. Greg Poole

    “It’s not a major ankle (injury), it’s not a high ankle,” said Smart on the radio show, according to the http://onlineathens.com/sports/college-sports/2016-08-22/elijah-holyfields-famous-father-hoping-speedy-recovery-son. “It’s not as bad as (tight end) Charlie Woerner’s was. We think he’ll be back by the end of the week. He’s out there pushing on it right now. It’s not a major deal.”
    http://www.redandblack.com/sports/kirby-smart-says-injury-to-running-back-elijah-holyfield-is/article_ac2638a2-68c5-11e6-a5d3-1fe64fda3897.html