Friday, November 16, 2012
The Dawgs will play for the SEC title in Atlanta no matter what. But to maintain any national title hope, they can't overlook their next two opponents.
Once again, the Georgia Bulldogs have overcome an early loss to South Carolina to earn their way to the SEC title game. But before heading down the road to Atlanta, the Dawgs host instate rivals Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech. “We know we’re playing in Atlanta and that’s settled right now, but we know there’s a lot of work in the meantime, which is the job of getting better on a daily basis,” head coach Mark Richt said early this week. With eight wins, Georgia Southern is no slouch in the FCS league. Despite being the obvious favorite, the Dawgs expect a challenge both this Saturday and next. "Once a year," reports Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph, the Bulldogs face a triple-option offense "and all the cut-blocking and funky running …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The triumphant Bulldogs return to Athens, back in the driver's seat in the SEC Eastern Division.
The Bulldogs did what they needed against Florida last week in what henceforth shall be known as the Hot Potato Bowl, but it wasn't pretty. The game produced more ugly turnovers than a remedial pastry class. Credit Georgia's resurgent defense for Florida's sloppiness. After a public chewing out by safety Shawn Williams leading up to the game, the Bulldogs were relentless. Junior linebacker Jarvis Jones' performance alone was enough to help earn him semifinalist status for two national awards, the Maxwell and the Bednarik. The next step for Georgia's emotional squad, heading into Saturday's Homecoming game against Mississippi, is to provoke fewer yellow hankies from the officials, Mark Weiszer reports for the Morris News Service. The Dawgs …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The Bulldogs have a new mascot and high expectations going into the 2012 season.
First things first: There's a new Uga in town, and he's got a familiar face. The new Bulldog mascot, Uga IX, is none other than Russ, a frequent interim Uga during the line's tumultuous few years. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that Russ first saw Uga duty in 2009, when his half-brother, Uga VII, died. The selection is not without controversy, as some students the Banner-Herald interviewed are unhappy he's not a direct descendant of the original. Meanwhile, the human Bulldogs are preparing for their 2012 opener against Buffalo with some serious study. ESPN's DawgNation blog reports that coaches and quarterback Aaron Murray are burrowing into old game tapes from Buffalo's new defensive coordinator, Lou Tepper. The Macon Telegraph's Seth …
Friday, September 16, 2011
0-2 Bulldogs are heavy favorites over this week's visitors.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt got votes of confidence this week from former coach Vince Dooley and this week's opponent, Coastal Carolina Coach David Bennet, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. From UGA President Michael Adams, Richt got, at the very least, a reprieve. “I don’t believe I have ever commented on any coach mid-season,” the AJC quotes Adams saying. “What we do with every head coach, at the end of the season the AD sits down and makes a judgment. Then he makes a judgment whether or not he needs to talk to the president about that." Here's some other reporting and commentary ahead of Saturday's game: