Georgia Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Georgia CB Shaq Jones Kicked Off the Team After Stealing $43 Worth of Goods from Wal-Mart

    Dog Bytes Online "The merchandise cornerback Shaq Jones was alleged to have shoplifted from an area Wal-Mart before his dismissal from the Georgia football team Sunday is valued at $43. A loss prevention associate notified Athens-Clarke County police at 2:07 p.m. Sunday that the freshman from Merritt Island,..." October 06

  • UGA RB Gurley falsely accused of assault in downtown Athens bar

    Athens Banner-Herald "University of Georgia running back Todd Gurley was falsely accused of assaulting a man early Sunday in a downtown Athens bar, Athens-Clarke County police said. The accuser, a 20-year-old UGA student, called police from his home at about 3:18 a.m. to report that he’d been punched by Gurley more..." September 30

  • DE Michael Barnett Flips Commitment from FSU to UGA

    Sic Em Dawgs "Four-star defensive end Michael Barnett has flipped his commitment from Florida State to Georgia. Barnett surprised everyone by flipping to the Bulldogs this morning. He then signed financial papers to attend UGA as a January enrollee at 10:30am at a ceremony at his high school. Barnett..." September 27

  • Georgia tailback Nick Chubb undergoes surgery

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Georgia is expected to be without Nick Chubb for Saturday’s game against Troy and possibly longer after the freshman tailback underwent surgery on Monday. Chubb had surgery on his left thumb at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens on Monday. According to Lavelle Chubb, Nick’s mother, doctors inserted..." September 16

  • Georgia at South Carolina delayed due to bad weather "Kickoff between Georgia and South Carolina has been delayed due to bad weather. The game, which is on CBS and available live on, was scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET but has been delayed. " September 14

  • Georgia adds nonconference opponent to '17 football schedule

    Athens Banner-Herald "Georgia has lined up another nonconference football opponent for the 2017 season. Appalachian State will get a $1 million guarantee to play in Athens, according to a memorandum of understanding signed by the schools last month obtained via an open records request. The exact date is still to be..." September 12

  • Four-star WR Jayson Stanley picks Georgia over Auburn, Miami, Oregon "Jayson Stanley became Georgia's 19th commitment Saturday night, according to multiple reports. The Bulldogs were long considered the leader for the four-star wide receiver. Auburn was among the finalists, along with Miami and Oregon." August 18

  • Ledbetter Flips From Bama to Dawgs

    Georgia Scout ""Georgia has been gaining moment lately and plus the death of Tre Tre (former Creekside player De’Antre Turman who passed away a year ago today after a scrimmage) and plus Jason Stanley committing just seemed like the perfect time," Ledbetter said of his flip from Alabama to Georgia. "I..." August 17

  • UGA fullback Merritt Hall medically DQ’d due to concussions

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Todd Gurley has received countless accolades for gaining rushing yards in big chunks and deservedly so. But very few of those gains came without a fullback running interference for him, and that fullback was usually Merritt Hall. “The only person who understands the relationship you have with..." August 14

  • Top Instate Recruit Trenton Thompson Commits To The Bulldogs!

    Dawg Sports "It wasn't a very suspenseful announcement. In fact, pretty much everyone, even the recruiting analysts paid to gin up excitement for the other contenders, agreed long ago that it was going to happen. But frankly, who cares? When the top player in the state of Georgia, and arguably the top..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Westover star DT Trent Thompson to choose college Tuesday

    Albany Herald "Westover defensive tackle Trent Thompson has been courted by nearly every major college football program in the country for the past two years. Now he’s ready to make a decision. Thompson, widely regarded as the nation’s No. 1 recruit, has narrowed down his destination to Georgia, Alabama,..." August 07

  • Georgia's Mark Richt: Off-field issues magnified because we discipline "A familiar theme surfaced during a Mark Richt press conference to kick off fall camp. Off-field player issues. You might have heard -- Mark Richt has lost control of his program. Again. For, like, the seventh straight year. That's the convenient narrative. Yes, Georgia has had..." August 06

  • Franklin offensive lineman Patrick Allen commits to Georgia

    Baltimore Sun "Franklin offensive tackle Patrick Allen has committed to play football at Georgia. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound senior announced his commitment Monday night on his Twitter page. "I know that yall are really hype to know that I am officially commiting to the University of Georgia," he..." August 05

  • UGa quarterback honors late friend Lutzenkirchen

    Charlotte Observer "Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason will never forget his last phone call with Philip Lutzenkirchen. Mason plans to remember his good friend throughout the season. While meeting with the media Friday before the start of preseason practice, Mason sported a "43" pin — Lutzenkirchen's number at..." August 02

  • Tight end (who has younger brother recruit) joins Bulldogs

    Macon Telegraph "Four days before practice begins, the Georgia football team has added another scholarship player. But the move may not be made with this year in mind. Or even this player. Joseph Ledbetter, who played basketball the past two seasons at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, is transferring..." July 29

  • Georgia LB Davin Bellamy charged with DUI

    247 Sports "Georgia redshirt freshman linebacker Davin Bellamy was arrested early Saturday and charged with driving the influence of alcohol and speeding, according to the Athens Clarke-County jail log. Bellamy, 19, was booked into jail at 5:02 a.m. and made $2,000 bond to be released at 6:22 a.m. Athens..." July 26

  • 2016 recruit from Florida accused in UGA burglary - 'denies the charge'

    Athens Banner-Herald "An arrest warrant has been issued for an elite wide receiver prospect out of Florida who attended Georgia’s Dawg Night camp last week. Darnell Salomon is accused of felony burglary after two female athletes reported items missing from a dorm room. After an investigation by University of Georgia..." July 24

  • Aggravated assault arrest leads to Georgia dismissing DT Taylor

    College Football Talk "Following an arrest for aggravated assault earlier this week, Georgia has dismissed defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor. As reported yesterday, Taylor was arrested for the second time this offseason, this time being charged for aggravated assault on a female. According to The Telegraph, Taylor was..." July 23

  • UGA DL Taylor arrested for aggravated assault

    Athens Banner-Herald "Georgia defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor was arrested early Tuesday on a charge of felony aggravated assault. It’s his second arrest this offseason, putting his status on the Bulldogs’ football team in jeopardy. Police determined that Taylor was the "primary aggressor" in a domestic..." July 22

  • Pair of 5-star recruits commit to Georgia

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Two of the nation’s top high school juniors committed to UGA on Saturday. Ben Cleveland, a 5-star offensive tackle from Stephens County High School, and Jacob Eason, a 5-star quarterback from Lake Stevens, Wash., both pledged to UGA after competing together in the Dawg Night prospect camp on..." July 21

  • Florida commit Deontai Williams flips to Georgia

    Alligator Army "Usually, on the recruiting trail, it's Florida doing the flipping. On Saturday, Georgia played the Gators' game, as former Florida commitment Deontai Williams flipped to the Dawgs, according to 247Sports reporter Rusty Mansell ($). Williams, who attends Trinity Christian School in Jacksonville..." July 20