Georgia Football Recruiting: Dawg Commit Highlights (Linebackers) – A FREAK Athlete to Watch Out For


Gary McRae - Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Gary McRae – Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

**Linebackers (Pt 1/2)**

  • Current commits: 2
  • ☆☆☆: 2

Although Georgia only has two linebackers committed right now, it’s safe to assume that some of the defensive ends they have committed will end up switching over to linebacker and play a role similar to Leonard Floyd or Lorenzo Carter. Names to watch for here could be Natrez Patrick and Chauncey Rivers. Here are the pure linebackers, though, that Georgia has commitments from right now:

Gary McRae (OLB) –  ☆☆☆

I think McRae is one of the most underrated players in this class. He is a freak athlete who plays linebacker, running back, kick returner, and punt returner. I fully expect Dawg fans to look back in a couple of years and just scratch their heads as to how this kid was only a 3-star recruit. I know this may be a lofty comparison, but he reminds me A LOT of Alec Ogletree, and I could see the Georgia coaches moving him to inside linebacker. Don’t believe me? Check out his highlights below.

Junior Highlights:

 

Juwan Taylor (ILB) –  ☆☆☆

Although not nearly as athletic as McRae, Taylor is still a pretty solid player. I don’t know that he’ll ever be a star for the Bulldogs, but I imagine he’ll push for playing time in a couple of years.

Junior Highlights:

 

*Rankings according to 247 Sports

If you’re looking for a way to watch past Georgia highlights and get access to some other great content, make sure to check out The UGA Vault!

 

Check back daily for more recruiting updates!

Jonathan

Most Epic Florida State Fan Ever Has Bad Timing, Quits Our Site a Few Hours Too Soon, Will Live in Regret For Remainder of Life


Today (October 24), a Florida State fan found an article I wrote on January 8.  He was so outraged that he swore off our website.

 

 

 

I hate that the infamous Cardinal QuesoCooker won’t ever see this.  #TheOneThatGotAway

 

 

That’s all I got/

Andrew

Georgia Football: Interesting NEW Gurley News, Freshman Player Interviews, Nothing New For Nick Chubb – Daily Dose of Dawg


Todd Gurley - Photo courtesy of the Athens Banner Herald

Todd Gurley – Photo courtesy of the Athens Banner Herald

Gurley Accuser’s Lawyer Speaks

Yesterday, Ed Garland, the lawyer representing Gurley’s accuser, Bryan Allen, released a statement regarding the Gurley situation:

“[Bryan Allen] thinks he ought to be playing football this Saturday and thinks that he should not be punished. He greatly regrets that he made the one payment to him, $400, he wishes he never had. It was a one time thing, he never had any dealings with Gurley before that time or after that time. In fact he admires Gurley. This young man is a fine young man who has been subjected to a great deal of condemnation and abuse for the emotions that everyone feels about Gurley being punished. And quite frankly, it seems quite hypocritical for universities to think they own the face and the name of the people they give scholarships to, and they ought to get rid of these stupid rules.” – Ed Garland (Quote courtesy of WSBTV)

This statement is quite interesting for a couple of reasons. One, Allen said a couple of weeks ago that he payed Gurley thousands of dollars. Now, he is saying it was only $400. Also, if Gurley was only payed $400, that would have warranted a one game suspension, not two. I believe it probably was somewhere in the $400 range or else the University wouldn’t be applying for reinstatement quite yet, but what this Allen statement really tells me is that he’s tired of getting harrassed 24/7.

Complete story on the statement here.

 

Player Interviews

Today, a few players met with the media, and here’s what they had to say:

***Videos courtesy of Logan Booker of Bulldawg Illustrated

 

Nothing New For Nick Chubb

Although as fans we may have been surprised by Chubb’s dominating performances against Missouri and Arkansas, him and his teammates certainly weren’t.

GREAT article on Chubb and all his hardwork here.

Also, if you never saw Chubb’s high school highlights, make sure to check them out:

 

If you’re looking for a way to watch past Georgia highlights and get access to some other great content, make sure to check out The UGA Vault!

 

Check back daily for more Daily Dose of Dawg!

Jonathan 

NFL Football: Fantasy Football + Week 8 Picks


Minor technological hiccups ate the blog last week, but I’m back to continue the war against the machines today. I know you all appreciate my efforts. This year, I saw two fantasy leagues I was in dissolved and I desperately rushed into a league JUST so I could light an undisclosed sum of money on fire. At press time, my best running back beats his kid, my best receiver has a busted foot in Cincy, and my flex specialist just got traded to the Jets.

What’s the point?

Seriously. At least once a year, I get violently angry at myself, vow to quit and never come back, and envision a world where the yardage totals in a game I care nothing about don’t matter to me at all. I want to enjoy a football season without hoping that Percy Harvin won’t cost me money by being an asshole in the locker room. I miss being disappointed by the Falcons, and moving on with my day. Someone find this post, and when I start getting weird about football next year (over/under the MLB All-Star break), throw this in my face and convince me not to flush an undisclosed sum of money down the toilet.

We missed last week, but let’s be honest, the picks would have continued my trend of sustained mediocrity. As always, home teams are in bold.

Broncos (- Don’t bet against Peyton Manning at night) over Chargers

I was too busy trying (and failing) to log on to Skype last night for the podcast to tweet out this pick before the game, but the Peyton Manning at night thing is real. If gambling were legal, I would have figured this out in college when I lost an undisclosed sum of money betting against 18 in a night game. If gambling were legal.

Falcons (+3.5) over Lions

HOLY CRAP 9:30 AM FOOTBALL! I’m excited and scared all at the same time; mostly because Columbia’s homecoming is this weekend, and god knows where I’ll be at 9:30 Sunday morning. Oh, and I’m glad we get to continue the tradition of passive-aggressively sending two crappy teams to play in front of a disinterested crowd in London. I’m less glad that the Falcons are one of these crappy teams. Damn you Hard Knocks/offensive line depth.

Chiefs (-7) over Rams

I don’t think Jeff Fisher will be trying that cute ish on the road.

Texans (-3) over Titans

Mettenberger is the best quarterback involved in this game, but the Texans are the better team.

Vikings (+2.5) over Bucs

The NFC South is historically horrific part 1!

Seahawks (-4.5) over Panthers

The NFC South is historically horrific part 2! I remember looking on the schedule, and being excited for this matchup. now, the NFC South is a tire fire, and Percy Harvin is a Jet. Thanks Obama.

Ravens (-1) over Bengals

Can we start a GoFundMe for AJ Green, Andre Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald to be liberated off of their current squads, and shipped to teams with actual NFL caliber quarterbacks so we can more super-watchable games? Please?

Dolphins (-6) over Jaguars

Not fooling me Jags. I know your dirty tricks.

Patriots (-6) over Bears

Remember when I got to make all those ‘Brady is done’ comments? It feels like a year ago.

Bills (+3) over Jets

Hey, network TV. Stop trying to sell me the World Series. No one – AND I MEAN NO ONE – cares. So, toss me a few thousand more Gotham (Batman Begins minus Batman!) or Red Band Society (because real life isn’t depressing enough!) promos, and stop selling me baseball. It’s football season for god sakes.

Eagles (+2.5) over Cardinals

Chip Kelly back y’all.

EVERYBODY INTO THE POOL .

Browns (-6.5) over Raiders

This is the time to start JFF. Let his reign of terror begin!

Peter King’s head would explode. Which is good for everyone.

Colts (-3.5) over Steelers

Andrew Luck continues to have a horseshow both on his helmet and shoved way up his <redacted>.

Packers (+1.5) over Saints

WHAT YEAR IS THIS? How are the Saints favored over the Packers? Does the public REALLY like Drew Brees that much? Look, the NFC South is trash, and the Pack has looked great since Rodgers proved he could spell.

Cowboys (-10) over Washington Professional Football Team

Colt McCoy. #HesStillInTheLeague All-Pro. Keep getting them checks Colt.

Last Week: 9-4-1

Season: 45-41-4

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DudeYouGamblin’, Week 9: Home ‘Dogs Cover Supreme


In light of their controversial win over Notre Dame last week, as well as the weirdness that is Jimbo Fisher and Jameis Winston’s relationship, I thought I would bring to light this little tidbit: Florida State is 1-6 ATS this year.

If, knowing what we know about the top 10’s performance this year, we cleared their records and re-ranked them, where would the ‘Noles land? I would have to think their underwhelming performance and weak SOS would have them OUT of the playoff.

The reason I bring this up is this: DudeYouGamblin’ posts hit the site on Fridays. Florida State travels to Louisville next Thursday.

Louisville is going to knock off Florida State.

1) Cal (+17.5) vs. Oregon: Old school football fans, avert your eyes. Can we coin the term “30 yards and a cloud of vapor”? We’re doing it. The Bears’ conspicuous 41-7 loss at Washington two weeks ago gives me pause, but they’ve exceeded 45 points in 4 of their other 6 games and should be able to turn a home game with the Ducks into a shootout.

2) Kentucky (+15) vs. Mississippi State: The Bulldogs haven’t been on the road since the LSU win that started this crazy vault to the top of the polls. As I write this, I realize I’m putting a lot of blind faith in weird things to happen in Lexington. I like my chances.

3) Arkansas (-24.5) vs. UAB: You don’t think the Hogs are ready to take out some aggression on cats? Line has jumped from -21 with the quickness.

4) Georgia Southern (-17) vs. Georgia State: I know too many people from Southern, and they have talked me into this line. To be fair, Southern has more FBS wins than State since State’s football program started…which means absolutely nothing. Whatever.

5) Washington (+3.5) vs. Arizona State: The ole ‘when you have two quarterbacks, you have none’ applies here. Although the backup has performed well, Todd Graham says old starter Taylor Kelly will go in Seattle if he’s 100%. Washington has had a season just weird enough for one to logically assume they’re due for a minor upset.

LAST WEEK: 2-3 SEASON: 13-14. The reverse jinx worked for my Heels against Tech, but that was a loss on the gamblin’ board. Kentucky and Baylor, you let me down. And Notre Dame didn’t. Ugh.

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