Monthly Archives: September 2014

Georgia Football Recruiting: UPDATED Current Commitment List and Who Else We Will Get


Donte Jackson - Photo courtesy of Bulldawg Illustrated

Donte Jackson – Photo courtesy of Bulldawg Illustrated

Current Commits:

Trent Thompson – ☆☆☆☆☆
Westover (Albany, GA) DT
6-4/292
Terry Godwin – ☆☆☆☆☆
Callaway (Hogansville, GA) ATH
6-0/168
Jonathan Ledbetter – ☆☆☆☆
Tucker (Tucker, GA) SDE
6-4/265
Natrez Patrick – ☆☆☆☆
Mays (Atlanta, GA) WDE
6-3/220
Chauncey Rivers – ☆☆☆☆
Stephenson (Stone Mountain, GA) WDE
6-2.5/247
Van Jefferson – ☆☆☆☆
Ravenwood (Brentwood, TN) WR
6-2.5/172
Jackson Harris – ☆☆☆☆
Columbia Central (Columbia, TN) TE
6-6/250
Jayson Stanley – ☆☆☆☆
Creekside (Fairburn, GA) WR
6-2/198
Michael Chigbu – ☆☆☆☆
Holy Cross (New Orleans, LA) WR
6-2/211
Patrick Allen – ☆☆☆☆
Franklin (Reisterstown, MD) OT
6-5/286
Christian Owens – ☆☆☆☆
Griffin (Griffin, GA) WR
6-5/207
Michael Barnett☆☆☆☆
Woodland (Dorchester, S.C.) SDE
6-5/258
*** I have to admit, I had no idea this one was coming, nor did a lot of people. Barnett was supposed to be signing his financial aid papers with Florida State, but instead he announced his commitment to Georgia. Story on Barnett here.
Gary McCrae – ☆☆☆
Randolph Clay (Coolidge, GA) OLB
6-4/220
DeVondre Seymour – ☆☆☆
Hinds C.C. (Raymond, MS) OT
6-6/315
Deontai Williams – ☆☆☆
Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, FL) S
6-0/175
Sage Hardin – ☆☆☆
Marist School (Atlanta, GA) OT
6-6/260
Shaquery Wilson – ☆☆☆
Coral Gables Senior (Miami, FL) ATH
6-3/190
Juwan Taylor – ☆☆☆
Hallandale (Hallandale, FL) ILB
6-2/200
Justin Young – ☆☆☆
Grayson (Loganville, GA) DT
6-3.5/255
Deandre Baker – ☆☆☆
Northwestern (Miami, FL) CB
5-11/175
Chris Carson – ☆☆☆
Butler C.C. (El Dorado, KS) RB
6-1/200
Quincy Vasser – ☆☆☆
Navarro College (Corsicana, TX)

Will Get:

Tarvarus McFadden – ☆☆☆☆☆
American Heritage (Fort Lauderdale, FL) CB
6-3/198
Roquan Smith – ☆☆☆☆
Macon County (Montezuma, GA) OLB
6-2/205
Rashad Roundtree – ☆☆☆☆
Lakeside (Evans, GA) S
6-1/195
Donte Jackson – ☆☆☆☆
Riverdale (New Orleans, LA) ATH
5-11/175
Darius Slayton – ☆☆☆☆
Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, GA) WR
6-2/182
Micah Abernathy – ☆☆☆☆
Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, GA) CB
6-1/187
Emanuel McGirt – ☆☆☆☆
Hillside (Durham, NC) OT
6-6/275
D’Andre Walker – ☆☆☆☆
Langston Hughes (Fairburn, GA) WDE
6-2/218

Good Shot At:

Josh Sweat – ☆☆☆☆☆
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) WDE
6-5/240
Albert Huggins – ☆☆☆☆
Orangeburg-Wilkinson (Orangeburg, SC) DT
6-3/279
Montavious Atkinson – ☆☆☆☆
Langston Hughes (Fairburn, GA) ILB/S
6-1/200
*** This will be an interesting one to watch. Atkinson is currently committed to Auburn, but he said that he grew up always watching Georgia games and that his family is nuts about the Bulldogs. He also said that early playing time is a big deal to him, and Jeremy Pruitt is assuring him that he could come in and get a lot of time at safety right away. Atkinson is also teammates and friends with current UGA target, D’Andre Walker (who I think the Dawgs will land). I wouldn’t yet move Montavious into the “Will Get” category, but I think the Dawgs are trending with him.

Will Not Get, But Close:

Chuma Edoga – ☆☆☆☆☆
McEachern (Powder Springs, GA) OT
6-3/276
Antonio Callaway – ☆☆☆
Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL) OT
6-1/185
***Changes

**Rankings from 247 Sports Composite

 

Check back daily for more recruiting updates!

Jonathan

Georgia Football: UGA Player Dismissed, Gurley Falsely Accused of Assault, Richt On Using Two Quarterbacks – Daily Dose of Dawg


Sheldon Dawson - Photo courtesy of Dawgs 247

Sheldon Dawson – Photo courtesy of Dawgs 247

Sheldon Dawson Dismissed

Last night, Sheldon Dawson was dismissed from the team. Dawson, a junior out of Memphis, Tennessee, hadn’t seen a ton of playing time this year, and some speculate that his dismissal had to do with that. Mark Richt didn’t say why he was released, but I’m sure we’ll find out in the next day or two.

This isn’t a huge loss for the Dawgs, but it does take away depth at a position that already wasn’t very deep. It is expected that UGA will lose a number of defensive players after the season that aren’t a fan of Pruitt and possibly their playing time, but I don’t think anyone really thought this would happen during the season.

Story on Dawson here.

 

Todd Gurley Falsely Accused of Punching Man in Bar

To avoid skewing the details, I won’t give my summary, but will let you read for yourself here.

 

Mark Richt’s Monday Radio Show

Mark Richt held his weekly call-in radio show on Monday, and he had some interesting things to say. At one point, Richt was asked by a caller if he would consider giving the back-up quarterbacks a few series throughout the game, like D.J. Shockley back when David Greene was the quarterback. Suprisingly, Richt didnt say no.

“I think anything is possible,” Richt said. “I’m not going to sit here and start trying to tell the whole world what we’re going to do before we even talk to our players about how we’re going to rotate things like that. But that’s been done before. There’s always a possibility of something like that.”

I’m not sure I support just putting in Bryce Ramsey for the heck of it, but I wouldn’t mind having some packages where Faton Bauta came in and ran the read-option. I think this would give opponents a whole other aspect to prepare for and could really make this Bulldog offense dangerous.

With regards to the injury situation, Richt said that Mitchell, Scott-Wesley, and Rumph were all practicing Monday and are expected to play on Saturday. Keith Marshall, who suffered an ankle injury against Troy, did not practice, however, and I wouldn’t expect to see him back for the Vanderbilt game.

More of Richt’s comments here.

 

Check back daily for more Daily Dose of Dawg!

Jonathan

Georgia Football: Todd Gurley is Rocky, Mike Bobo Is Not Fired and Gurdling is a Thing


Daniel Palmer (@dpalm66 on Twitter) and Jason Smith (@JasonIsASmith) discuss Georgia’s epic 3-point win over the Tennessee Volunteers.  What was good? What was bad?  And what was ugly?  Tune in to find out.

 

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Georgia Football: Where Georgia Will Lose Their Next Game


We Want Brice Ramsey 

Georgia should not lose another game in my opinion, but with Hutson Mason at the helm I just do not know. Georgia has a great running game, great pass rush, and the only big questions come from the defensive backfield and quarterback positions. Can Georgia go the rest of the season without losing a game? Yes! But will they? Heck no. They will have a let down and here are the few places I believe it will happen.

  1. October 11 @ Mizzou: Maty Mauk has the potential to have a huge day against the Georgia secondary, and unless the defensive line can generate the same pressure they did against UT, it will be a long day. Loss probability: (60%) 
  2. November 1 Florida: Rivalry games are always a tricky one. You can almost always throw out whatever the spread is because no matter how good either of these teams are, it is rarely a blow out. Georgia will need to ride TG3 the entire way to win this one. Or they can just wait till Jeff Driskel screws up and wins it for Georgia. He is the Florida version of Reggie Ball. Loss probability: (20%)
  3. November 15 Auburn: I hate Auburn. I want Georgia to beat them more than most things, and I really believe it could happen. Georgia will need to control the line of scrimmage and play great disciplined football in order to beat the WarEAGLETigers. Loss Probability: (50%)

 

*I realize Georgia Tech is a rivalry game, but come on.. They are a joke.

 

They Can Win Out But…

Georgia will need to rely heavily on the run game to win out, and I believe playing at home against Auburn will be the biggest deciding factor in that win. I hope Georgia wins the SEC East. If Hutson Mason can figure out how to not throw like a middle-schooler between now and then, they could become really dangerous. Georgia has the talent and the schedule is in their favor, but can the coaches avoid the big game bust to which Georgia has become accustomed?

How do you think Georgia will fare the rest of the way?

 

 

-Alex

Sad SEC Fans We All Can Relate To, Mike Leach Predicts End Of Humanity, And More


Everybody Hurts 

Everyone has been a sad fan before. Whether you take your sadness out on a bottle of your favorite drink, or cry yourself to sleep, we have all experienced our hearts ripped out because of the game we love so much. I had my heart ripped out and shown to me last season during “kick six” and I have thrown away that entire outfit I wore that day. Here are some of the best sad fans from this past week.

Week Four Rankings

I am sure almost all of us have an opinion on who the top team in college football is right now, but I think we can all agree that Florida State has looked like they are ripe for an upset soon. In this list they try to put together the top 25 based on their week 4 performances. South Carolina should be eliminated and Indiana should be ranked higher than any SEC East team. Here is the full list.

 

Left Behind 

Mike Leach is an interesting guy. One day he is being accused of locking a player in a closet, the next he is claiming texting will end us all. I believe that texting and social media are hurting the interpersonal skills of the upcoming generation, but ending all of humanity is a little bit of a stretch. Maybe he should worry a little bit more about his own team and their mediocrity, than the existence of humanity. Here is his full quote.

 

 

-Alex

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