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Georgia Football: Bobo Gone?


Over the last 12 hours, news of Mike Bobo being targeted by Colorado State has gone from speculation to rumor to confirmed by Athletic Director Greg McGarity. This morning, Seth Emerson (among others) reported confirmation, and the reaction from the Bulldog fans I know has been disheartening to say the least.

So many people have come out of the woodworks to say they are hoping he takes the job, that they want Bobo gone. I am also full of hope, but of a much different variety. I hope that he’s using this offer to step his pay up in Athens, and that the architect of the number 1 scoring offense in the SEC gets more properly compensated.

40th in nation pay? COME ON MAN. If he goes, I obviously wish him well, but I hope this is a move to get his pay more in line with newest coordinator Jeremy Pruitt. Bobo is a commodity that is hunted every year, but this is the first time I can recall such envoys getting to the interview stage. Now, I’ll wait for someone to correct me in the comments on that, or just tell me why I’m wrong about Bobo because #FireBobo. Whatever happens, no one should debate that Mike Bobo as both a player and a coach has been a damn good dawg.

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Georgia Football Recruiting: **NO MORE POOCH KICKS** Dawgs Land Another 2015 Army All-American


Rodrigo Blankenship – Photo courtesy of footballuniversity.com

Rodrigo Blankenship – ☆☆
#2092 Overall; #9 K; #192 in GA
Sprayberry (Marietta, GA) K
6-1/180

The Bulldogs picked up their 26th commitment this morning when Rodrigo Blankenship, the 9th ranked kicker in the country, announced that he would be a Dawg. Blankenship will not take up a scholarship in this class, however, as he is going to come into Georgia as a preferred walk-on and receive a scholarship his sophomore (redshirt freshman) year after Marshall Morgan graduates.

What stands out about Blankenship? Let’s just say Richt will have no excuse for the pooch kicks anymore.

 

Story on Blankenship here.

 

***Rankings from 247 Sports Composite

 

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Jonathan

Playoffs? We Talkin ‘Bout Playoffs???


Daniel Palmer (@dpalm66 on Twitter) and Andrew Hall (@DudeYouCrazy) get on the line to briefly talk Georgia football and take a deep dive into the College Football Playoff.

 

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Georgia Football Recruiting: 5-Star Josh Sweat to Announce Decision Tomorrow


Josh Sweat - Photo courtesy of recruit757.com

Josh Sweat – Photo courtesy of recruit757.com

Josh Sweat – ☆☆☆☆☆
#6 Overall; #1 WDE; #1 in VA
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) WDE
6-5/240

5-Star defensive end, Josh Sweat, will be committing tomorrow at 10 a.m. at his high school. This one is really too close to call. People close to Georgia say the Bulldogs have the edge. People close to FSU say the Criminoles have the edge. And people close to Virginia Tech say the Hokies have the edge. If I had to guess right now I’d give UGA the slight edge because of Sweat’s mom’s concern with the way Florida State is being run and all the bad press they’ve been getting lately. That being said, she did say it would be Josh’s decision alone.

Sweat would certainly be a HUGE addition to this 2015 class, but Georgia fans shouldn’t be that upset if the Dawgs don’t land him. He’s not as important to this class as Trenton Thompson, Terry Godwin, or even some of the other receivers UGA has landed. Sweat would make the Georgia pass rush even more terrifying, but the Dawgs certainly aren’t lacking when it comes to defensive ends/outside linebacker pass rushers. Regardless of what happens, you have to give the Georgia staff and Kevin Sherrer, in particular, credit for even getting Georgia (the only SEC school he’s considering) into Sweat’s top-3.

 

***Rankings from 247 Sports Composite

 

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Jonathan

ICYMI Georgia Football Recruiting: Dawgs Land HUGE 4-Star Receiver – UGA becoming Wide Receiver “U”?


Darius Slayton - Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Darius Slayton – Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Darius Slayton – ☆☆☆☆
#144 Overall; #18 WR; #16 in GA
Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, GA) WR
6-2/1982

Georgia is doing something this year that they’ve had a very hard time doing in the past: Securing the borders. Mark Richt and his staff are going after the elite prospects in the state of Georgia and they are snagging almost all of them. The latest? 4-Star wide receiver, Darius Slayton, out of Greater Atlanta Christian. Slayton made a surprise commitment to the Dawgs Thursday morning at his Army All-American jersey presentation:

I don’t care what the recruiting sites say about Slayton, he is an elite athlete with 4.4 speed who will be a phenomenal player at the college level. I’ve watched the film, I’ve watched him in person, and I can promise you that he is severely underrated. Slayton plays wide receiver, cornerback, running back, kick returner, and punt returner for GAC, but once he arrives in Athens, I expect him to primarily play receiver. He has tremendous speed, great instincts, and excels at going up and catching the ball at its highest point. Earlier I saw that another writer on the site compared him to former Bulldog, Tavarres King, and although their playing styles are quite similar, Slayton is faster, more dangerous, and has, in my opinion, a much higher ceiling.

I’ve said for months that Slayton was a must get for the Bulldogs, and it seems like I’m not the only one who realizes how huge his commitment is:

The pickup of Slayton now gives the Bulldogs their 25th overall commitment and 6th commitment at wide receiver (One 5-star, Four 4-stars, and One 3-star), a position of great need. Georgia’s recruiting class now sits at #3 on Rivals, #3 on 247 Sports, and #2 on ESPN. This is shaping up to be the best class UGA has ever put together, and there are still a lot of other big names out there that the Dawgs have a great shot of landing.

Check out his Slayton’s junior highlights here.

Stories on his commitment here, here, here.

 

***Rankings from 247 Sports Composite

 

Check back daily for more recruiting updates!

Jonathan

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