Bobo “really doesn’t have a concern,” about the offense per the first video below. He wants his players (Hutson Mason in particular) to focus on what they can control, not what the media is saying.
Of note in the second video, Pruitt is pleased with how players’ body composition has altered over the offseason. He “thinks they’re headed in the right direction.” He singled out the defensive linemen as a group who really is moving well. He anticipates a higher level of practice because of better conditioning.
Originally posted on Georgia Bulldogs blog:
ATHENS – Georgia players will report for preseason camp on Thursday night and the Bulldogs will hit Woodruff Practice Fields for their first practice of the 2014 football season on Friday afternoon. In anticipation of that UGA’s two coordinators — Mike Bobo on offense and Jeremy Pruitt on defense — were made available to beat reporters briefly on Wednesday to answer questions about their upcoming goals and objectives. Following are short video of each coaches’ opening remarks.
I watch an awful lot of bad television. The Bachelor and its spin-offs: check. Pretty Little Liars: yep. Saturday Night Live regardless of cast or host: count it. Replays of painful Georgia losses that I witnessed in person and re-watched previously: I’m on it.
But even I have standards. I didn’t do Sharknado. And I didn’t do Sharknado 2: The Second One, which debuted last night.
The Todd Gurley Heisman campaign didn’t take the night off though.
So, there’s that.
That’s all I got/
Chad Floyd (@Chad_Floyd on Twitter) and Andrew Hall (@DudeYouCrazy) talk from what sounds like the flooded Bat Cave about Texas A&M football. They preview the Aggies’ schedule, take a look at returning personnel and mourn the loss of Johnny Manziel.
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According to 247Sports’ Evan Watkins, Josh Sweat (the nation’s top overall prospect) will visit Georgia along with Virginia Tech, Florida State, Ohio State and Oregon.
Sweat recently took the top spot in the 247Sports Composite away from fellow-Georgia target Trent Thompson. He stands 6-4.5, weighs 240 and runs in the 4.5 range as a weak-side DE.
That’s all I got/
Georgia Football: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of ESPN’s Decision Not to Come to Athens for the Bulldogs’ Bout with Clemson
As you’ve most assuredly heard by now, ESPN’s College GameDay will not be broadcasting from Athens, Ga. when the Dawgs host the Tigers on August 30.
A few points of interest organized accordingly:
GameDay was in Clemson, S.C. last year for the game and the Bulldogs came up short. I can see why ESPN wouldn’t want to replicate the exact same matchup on the exact same weekend. And, seeing as it didn’t exactly bring Georgia luck in 2013, I probably shouldn’t complain too much.
Oklahoma State might or might not open the season in the Top 25. Sporting News did not have the Cowboys ranked. ESPN’s “Power Poll” has them ranked 21st. Bleacher Report does not have OK State ranked. Phil Steele doesn’t have them in the Top 25 either.
That’s not to say the Cowboys aren’t good or that they aren’t capable of being good. It’s just to say that this isn’t exactly a battle between preseason elite. But at the moment, this is a team that returns just four starters on offense and just four on defense. Among others, they’ll be breaking in a new QB, three new offensive linemen, two new linebackers and three new defensive backs.
Wisconsin vs. LSU and Georgia/Clemson would have been more compelling football games.
This all could get very ugly. Obviously, the talent differential will be on full display for 60 minutes, but even before kickoff this could very well turn into “Jameis Winston Lovefest.”
Winston won the Heisman and a National Championship last year, but it wasn’t without controversy. He didn’t exactly avoid the spotlight or Publix security this offseason.
Kids are kids, as I’ve said. But with FSU’s overpowering talent taking on Oklahoma State, this could become the Jameis Winston Show from the onset. I don’t really want to watch that. But hey, maybe I’m the crotchety old man.
That’s all I got/