Georgia Rumors & News

  • Nike paying big bucks to outfit UGA athletes

    Athens Banner-Herald "The University of Georgia softball team gives the school national exposure Thursday night when it plays in an NCAA Super Regional at Michigan airing on ESPN2. It will also once again put on display Nike's swoosh as the official apparel and footwear provider for Bulldog teams. Georgia is..." May 21

  • Georgia Governor signs “Todd Gurley bill” into law

    College Football Talk "Why have the NCAA’s asinine rules survived decade after decade and well beyond their usefulness? Perhaps because so many people outside the blue disc’s Indianapolis headquarters and compliance offices on campuses across the country are so interested in helping them. Exhibit A: Georgia Governor..." May 08

  • Two schools in the running for Golson

    247 Sports "247Sports spoke to sources close to Everett Golson that indicated the Notre Dame transfer would most like to end up at South Carolina or Georgia. The source said that Golson wants to play his final year of eligibilty close to home, as Golson hails from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ESPN first..." May 07

  • Keith Marshall back in action for UGA

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia running backs coach Thomas Brown said last week that he hoped tailback Keith Marshall would return to action before the end of spring practice, and he got his wish Tuesday. Sidelined since March 26 with a hamstring injury, Marshall fully participated in practice, exchanging the green..." April 08

  • Taylor pleads not guilty in domestic case

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Jonathan Taylor finally got a day in court. It wasn’t much. The former Georgia and Alabama defensive tackle simply entered a not guilty plea Tuesday at his arraignment on felony domestic violence charges. But his lawyer, Kim Stephens of Athens, is looking forward to telling Taylor’s side of the..." April 07

  • UGA QB battle shaping up to be Bauta versus Ramsey

    Athens Banner-Herald "Georgia’s three-player battle for the starting quarterback job looks like it’s turned into a two-horse race. Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta rotated between the first and second team offenses in the second scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning. Jacob Park, the other challenger for the spot, did..." April 06

  • Florida’s new coach makes Georgia a bigger priority

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After Florida signed zero football prospects out of Georgia in last year’s recruiting class, new Gators coach Jim McElwain made this state a bigger priority in only a few months on the job. And Florida had success with that strategy. Florida finished with five Georgia signees in last month’s..." March 03

  • Richt says Georgia's QB job 'wide open'

    Macon Telegraph "Through the many changes to Georgia's roster and coaching staff since Mark Richt took over in 2001, there had been one constant: Mike Bobo. The former Bulldog quarterback was part of Richt's first staff in 2001, hired to coach his old position. In 2007, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and..." March 01

  • Bulldogs to play UNC in 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Georgia Bulldogs are going back to the Georgia Dome to renew an old rivalry. Georgia will play North Carolina in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Gary Stokan, president and CEO of Peach Bowl Inc., confirmed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday morning. The game is set for Sept...." February 19

  • 4-star Roquan Smith commits to Georgia in post-Signing Day announcement

    SB Nation ""As you could imagine it's been tough lately, but I am relieved to say that I am officially committed to The University Of Georgia 100%," the blue chipper wrote on Instagram. Four-star outside linebacker Roquan Smith, one of the top 50 players in the country according to the 247Sports Composite..." February 14

  • Reports: Georgia WR coach Tony Ball leaves for LSU "According to multiple reports, including one from, Georgia wide receivers coach Tony Ball will join LSU's coaching staff in the same role. Former Tigers wide receivers coach Adam Henry left to join the San Francisco 49ers staff earlier this week, creating the vacancy." February 14

  • Terry Godwin sticks with UGA vs. doing Auburn flip

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "UGA finished off the wildest and wackiest signing day under Mark Richt when 5-star Terry Godwin announced that he was sticking with his commitment to the Bulldogs. Godwin was contemplating a flip to Auburn after coach Gus Malzahn visited Godwin’s house and high school on two separate trips last..." February 05

  • Auburn flips WR Darius Slayton on eve of National Signing Day "Four-star wide receiver prospect Darius Slayton has flipped his commitment from Georgia to Auburn on the eve of National Signing Day. The 6-foot-1, 182-pounder from Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga., had been committed to Georgia since Dec. 4, but Auburn has pursued him..." February 04

  • Ezekiel Elliott tops, OSU QB trio among early Heisman favorites

    College Football Talk "If you thought the third-string quarterback who helped propel Ohio State to a three-win postseason run that culminated in a national championship, and who eschewed early entry into the NFL draft, would be the current Heisman front-runner, you’d be wrong. Instead, it’s his backfield mate Ezekiel..." January 30

  • Jim Harbaugh Is After 2016′s No. 1 Quarterback, Georgia Commit Jacob Eason

    College Spun "Five-star quarterback Jacob Eason is rated as the class of 2016′s top pro style quarterback, and the college football’s biggest name new coach is going to try and flip him. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh took a trip out to Washington to meet with Eason, who committed to Georgia back in July. " January 29

  • UGA’s Richt gets 2-year extension, $800K raise

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia football coach Mark Richt was given a two-year-contract extension and had his salary raised $800,000 a year by the UGA Athletic Association in a specially-called meeting Wednesday afternoon. Richt’s previous contract, which paid him $3.2 million per year, was due to expired after the..." January 22

  • Schottenheimer's salary released, Rocker and McClendon get big raises

    Macon Telegraph "After a top 10 finish, and some lobbying from head coach Mark Richt, the salary pool for Georgia's football coaches is going way up. The salaries of Georgia's two newest assistants, including offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, were revealed Thursday via an open records request...." January 16

  • Report: Todd Gurley signs with Jay Z's Roc Nation agency

    SI - College Football "Georgia running back Todd Gurley has signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation agency, ESPN's Darren Rovell reports. Gurley, 20, tore the ACL in his left knee in November against Auburn and missed the rest of the season. It was his first game back since serving a four-game suspension for accepting money..." January 12

  • Defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor set to join Alabama Crimson Tide "Jonathan Taylor will get his next chance to play major college football at the University of Alabama, a source has confirmed to BamaOnline and TideSports reported late Tuesday night that Taylor was expected to enroll at Alabama and begin classes this week, but BamaMag reached Taylor and..." January 07

  • Georgia's Mark Richt getting contract extension, according to report "Georgia coach Mark Richt is getting a contract extension, according to, but financial details of the new deal haven't yet been released. Richt's teams at Georgia are 136-48 after finishing a 10-3 season with a 37-14 win over Louisville in the Belk Bowl. His current contract, which..." January 03

  • Mark Richt: 'The plan' is to coach "Georgia coach Mark Richt chuckled when responding to speculation that he might retire after the No. 13 Bulldogs' 37-14 victory over No. 21 Louisville in the Belk Bowl on Tuesday night. "I have no idea," a smiling Richt said. When Richt was asked if he'd be back on the sideline next season,..." January 01

  • Coach: Todd Gurley going pro "Georgia Bulldogs junior running back Todd Gurley has informed coach Mark Richt that he plans to enter the NFL draft. Richt made the announcement after the Bulldogs' practice Friday for the Belk Bowl. The 13th-ranked Bulldogs face No. 20 Louisville on Tuesday. "He will be a very high draft..." December 27

  • Mike Bobo agrees in principle to become Colorado State's football coach

    Denver Post "Colorado State on Monday reached an agreement in principle to name Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo as the Rams' head football coach, according to a source close to the situation. The deal is subject only to final contractural details and approval by attorneys, but that is considered to..." December 22

  • UAB LB Jake Ganus commits to Georgia "UAB's leading-tackler from its historic 2014 team that finished 6-6 (4-4 in Conference USA), becoming the first Blazers team to qualify for bowl competition for the first time in a decade, has a found a new home. Chelsea High School product Jake Ganus committed to Georgia this morning, landing..." December 19

  • Georgia OLB Leonard Floyd out for bowl game after shoulder surgery "Georgia will be missing one of its top defensive players against Louisville in the Belk Bowl, Mark Richt announced Wednesday, asstarting outside linebacker Leonard Floyd underwent shoulder surgery Tuesday. "Leonard will not be available for this game," Richt said, per "We want to..." December 17

  • UGA football player assists in Athens strip club brawl

    Athens Banner-Herald "Athens-Clarke County police arrested a bouncer and patron at a downtown Athens strip club early Thursday following a brawl that started when the customer exposed himself to a dancer. A University of Georgia football player who witnessed the altercation helped remove the unruly customer from..." December 06

  • Man who got Todd Gurley suspended now wants sympathy

    Fox Sports - College Football "Georgia running back Todd Gurley, who is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL and will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, was suspended four games earlier this season after accepting $400 for signing autographs. Gurley was suspended because a man named Bryan Allen tipped off media outlets and..." December 03

  • Todd Gurley signing details emerge "The man who paid Georgia running back Todd Gurley $400 for signing about 80 items in the passenger's seat of a 2002 Lexus earlier this year says he never intended to hurt Gurley or the Georgia football program. "I can't change any of that stuff -- any of those emails, me talking to the school,..." December 02

  • Gurley has ACL surgery, starts rehab

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia tailback Todd Gurley underwent ACL reconstruction on Tuesday and already has started the rehabilitation process, according to UGA. “He’s doing very well,” coach Mark Richt said before the Bulldogs’ practice on Wednesday “He actually shot me a picture of him. I said is this from before..." November 27

  • Insurance on Georgia's Todd Gurley doubled just in time "The timing for Georgia running back Todd Gurley's torn ACL Saturday couldn't have been much worse. But in doubling Gurley's loss of value insurance a couple of weeks ago, while he was serving a four-game suspension, the school's timing couldn't have been better. UGA paid to raise Gurley's..." November 18

  • Gurley's decision to play, first step in mending deplorable suspension

    Fox Sports South "When Todd Gurley was suspended for accepting money for his autograph, he made a sideshow of the Georgia football season. Less important was a possible run for an SEC crown or the College Football Playoff, the focus shifted to how long Gurley should be punished, and if eligible to return, should..." November 13

  • Todd Gurley returns to action for Georgia this week, but he may not start

    College Football Talk "Here’s a potentially scary thought if you’re an Auburn fan: a team that just ran for 305 yards on Kentucky will get its best runner back from suspension just in time to play your beleaguered defense. After sitting four weeks due to NCAA suspension for accepting improper benefits, one-time Heisman..." November 11

  • Only defense that has stopped Todd Gurley is 'the autograph guy,' says Auburn's Ellis Johnson "Todd Gurley will make his long-awaited return for Georgia on Saturday. Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson is assigned the difficult task of trying to be the first to stop the former Heisman front runner, who returns from a four-game suspension the NCAA levied when it discovered the..." November 10

  • Georgia didn’t waste time with Todd Gurley investigaion

    College Football Talk "It took Georgia officials just two days to determine running back Todd Gurley accepted payment for autographs. On Tuesday Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity explained how quickly Georgia moved on the Gurley investigation after being presented with evidence suggesting a potential violation..." November 05

  • Georgia AD doesn't rule out legal action vs. Gurley autograph broker "Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity spoke to the Macon Telegraph on Tuesday concerning the details of the Todd Gurley investigation, revealing that the school has not ruled out taking legal action against Bryan Allen or any memorabilia dealer who paid Gurley to autograph items, which..." November 04

  • NCAA upholds Todd Gurley suspension for Florida and Kentucky games

    SB Nation "Georgia sat its Heisman-contending running back for two games already, and the NCAA says he must sit out for two more. The NCAA announced that Todd Gurley, star Georgia running back, must miss a total of four games for breaking its rules against athletes profiting off of their own names and..." October 31

  • Todd Gurley eligible to come back November 15 after four-game suspension

    Yahoo! Sports "Georgia RB Todd Gurley is coming back, but he won't be available for Georgia's game Saturday against Florida. The NCAA announced Wednesday that Gurley will be eligible to play starting with Georgia's game on November 15 against Auburn. Gurley's suspension will be a total of four games because..." October 29

  • Georgia to appeal Gurley's 4-game suspension

    The Score "Georgia will appeal running back Todd Gurley's four-game suspension. The school announced its decision Wednesday morning. The university pushed for the NCAA to accept a two-game suspension which would have meant Gurley could play vs. Florida Saturday, FOX Sports reports. Moreover, the..." October 29

  • Georgia Bulldogs Offer Evander Holyfield's Son Eljiah scholarship

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Evander Holyfield, the five-time world heavyweight champion, just smiled when asked about his new title: Father of one of Georgia’s top football prospects for next year. Elijah Holyfield is a 4-star running back from Woodward Academy high school who has nearly 30 early scholarship..." October 23

  • UGA to apply for Gurley reinstatement

    Macon Telegraph "Todd Gurley will be reinstated and return to playing for the Georgia football team, pending approval by the NCAA. UGA announced Wednesday morning that it is applying to the NCAA for Gurley's reinstatement. In a statement released by the school, the star tailback took "full responsibility for..." October 22

  • Todd Gurley can't profit from his likeness, but Georgia students can

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Here's yet another reminder that pretty much anyone can make money off a student-athlete except for the student-athlete. Peyton Bennett is a senior business major at the University of Georgia. For the past few weeks, he has been printing and selling "#FREEGURL3Y" T-shirts around campus in..." October 21

  • Herschel Walker: No vote for Gurley, Winston "If he had to cast his Heisman Trophy ballot today, 1982 Heisman winner Herschel Walker said he would not vote for either Todd Gurley or Jameis Winston. The former Georgia running back appeared Thursday on ESPN's "Paul Finebaum Show" and said that Florida State's Winston, who won the award last..." October 18

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    UGA confirms RB Todd Gurley is not on trip to Arkansas today with team.

  • Bulldogs hope to get word on Gurley’s status by Friday

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "l play against Arkansas the next day. But he won’t make the trip if he remains ineligible. In relaying that information to reporters after Wednesday’s practice, coach Mark Richt caused some confusion. Initially he made it sound like the Georgia expected to receive a final decision on the star..." October 16

  • Even as Todd Gurley returns to practice, status remains unchanged

    College Football Talk "The positive news is the best football player in the country is back in pads and with his teammates. The more relevant news? It likely means nothing, at least at the moment. In its media notes sent out yesterday evening, Georgia confirmed that “[t]ailback Todd Gurley… practiced on Monday.”..." October 14

  • Source: NCAA violation may end Gurley’s season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "by Georgia running back Todd Gurley told the AJC on Friday that it’s a “significant” case of the sale of memorabilia and there is a possibility that Gurley may not be cleared to return to the field this season. Unlike the case involving Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the..." October 10

  • Report: Todd Gurley expected to miss 2-3 games amid investigation

    SI - College Football "Georgia running back Todd Gurley is expected to miss two to three games amid an investigation into whether he accepted money in exchange for signing memorabilia, according to a report from Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports. Georgia announced in a statement on Thursday that Gurley has been suspended..." October 10

  • Todd Gurley knew the rules, even if they're stupid; he'll have to pay the price if he broke them

    Yahoo! Sports "Todd Gurley is indefinitely ineligible while Georgia investigates whether he signed autographs and merchandise for money, a source confirmed to Yahoo Sports. The news originally was reported by Fox Sports and other outlets. If true, Gurley has violated an NCAA rule that is outdated, offensive..." October 10

  • Todd Gurley -- Alleged Illegal Autograph Video ... Being Shopped "TMZ Sports has learned ... someone is trying to shop video and pictures which they claim shows University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley illegally signing memorabilia ... and it could have been what triggered the NCAA to suspend the college football star. Here's what we know ... the..." October 10

  • UGA Tailback Todd Gurley Suspended Indefinitely "University of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley has been indefinitely suspended from competition by the UGA Athletic Association during an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules." October 09