Georgia Rumors & News

  • No. 1 athlete Mecole Hardman Jr. commits to UGA with *decoy cakes*

    SB Nation "Five-star athlete Mecole Hardman Jr. has announced his commitment to Georgia. Hardman is ranked as the 13th-best player in the country by the 247Sports composite ratings, and the top "athlete" in the country. He's also the second-ranked player in Georgia. And he committed with decoy cakes, a..." February 03

  • Former blue-chip QB recruit Jacob Park picks ISU

    Des Moines Register "Iowa State has added another intriguing piece to its 2016 football recruiting class. In a move that bolsters their quarterback depth chart, the Cyclones picked up a commitment from a player who two years ago was one of the top prospects in the country at the position. Jacob Park, a highly..." February 02

  • Georgia, Miami making late push for Alabama wide receiver commit

    Alabama "Kirby Smart was the first Alabama coach to make contact with Tyler Simmons, playing a role in the Tide getting a commitment from the three-star wide receiver from Georgia. That was before Smart took over as Georgia's head coach. During an in-home visit with Simmons Thursday, Smart, likely in..." February 01

  • 4-Star WR Devonta Smith Tweets Decision to Decommit from Georgia

    Bleacher Report "Three days after winning a national championship with his old employer, new Georgia head coach Kirby Smart suffered a loss that could impact his chances of claiming another title. Devonta Smith, a 2017 prospect who had pledged to the Bulldogs in August, announced on Twitter Thursday that he's..." January 15

  • Georgia Freshman Safety Johnathan Abram Reportedly Leaves Program

    College Spun "The Georgia Bulldogs may be kicking off 2016 with some unfortunate news. Freshman safety Johnathan Abram has left the program, according to a report by Dawg Nation, who spoke with Abram’s mother. Directly speaking, the woman identifying herself as the freshman’s mother told Dawg Nation,..." January 11

  • Five-star TE Isaac Nauta commits to Georgia over Michigan, Alabama

    Michigan Live "Michigan's been recruiting Isaac Nauta for nearly three years with two different coaching staffs. The Wolverines made it down to the final three for the top tight end, and one of the top players in America, on Saturday. But came up short in the end. Nauta, a 6-foot-4, 244-pound five-star..." January 10

  • Georgia Linebacker Leonard Floyd Heading To The NFL Draft

    College Spun "One of Georgia’s most productive defensive players is off to the NFL, per a release by the school. Linebacker Leonard Floyd, who recorded 74 tackles and 4.5 sacks this season en route to being named a finalist for the Butkus Award, will skip his senior season and declare for the Draft." January 07

  • No. 2 QB recruit Jacob Eason keeping commitment to Georgia

    ESPN "The second-ranked quarterback in the ESPN 300, Jacob Eason, is sticking with his commitment to Georgia. The 6-foot-6, 217-pound prospect from Lake Stevens (Washington) High School, had been committed to the Bulldogs since July 2014. When Georgia fired coach Mark Richt last month, Eason started..." December 15

  • Georgia freshman DE Chauncey Rivers arrested for 2nd time in 6 weeks

    Alabama "Georgia freshman defensive end Chauncey Rivers was arrested early Saturday, his second brush with the law in six weeks. Rivers was booked on misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of marijuana at 1:12 a.m., according to the Athens-Clarke County Jail online arrest database. He was..." December 14

  • Richard LeCounte III to Georgia: Bulldogs Land 5-Star ATH Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Richard LeCounte III announced his commitment to play college football for the Georgia Bulldogs on Sunday. The 5-star recruit broke the news himself on Twitter with a graphic to signify his impending arrival in Athens: LeCounte is a product of Liberty County High School in Hinesville,..." December 14

  • Georgia coach Kirby Smart makes key hire in Pitt OC Jim Chaney

    CBS Sports "New Georgia coach Kirby Smart has begun filling out the rest of his staff and has made two significant offensive hires. The Bulldogs will reportedly bring in Pitt offensive coordinator Jim Chaney -- formerly at Arkansas and Tennessee -- to fill the same position in Athens Dawg Nation and..." December 12

  • 4-Star RB Devwah Whaley Opens Up on UGA Decommitment, Recruiting Plans

    Bleacher Report "When news first broke of Mark Richt getting dismissed by Georgia, one of the first recruits to express his displeasure was 4-star running back Devwah Whaley. He made it very obvious he wasn't happy, and his commitment status may be affected by the move. "I didn't see this coming at all," Whaley..." December 08

  • Kirby Smart officially named coach at Georgia

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Georgia announced the hiring of Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart as its new head coach Sunday. Smart coached Alabama's defense in the SEC Championship Game against Florida on Saturday and will reportedly coach Alabama in the College Football Playoff. The Tide play the Spartans on..." December 07

  • Georgia's Faton Bauta to transfer

    The Score "Georgia quarterback Faton Bauta is transferring out of the program and will not be available for the Bulldogs' bowl game. "In my four years at Georgia, this university and this football program have allowed me to grow as a man and as a football player," Bauta said. "I cannot thank Coach (Mark)..." December 04

  • Jacob Eason, Nation's Top QB Recruit, May Follow Mark Richt to Miami

    The Big Lead "The Miami Hurricanes may have already secured the best available coach in Mark Richt. In 15 years at Georgia, he went 145-51 and won two SEC Championships. He didn’t take shortcuts in exchange for on-field results and, by all accounts, ran an upstanding program. His ouster, which looked inevitable..." December 04

  • Kirby Smart to play out season at Alabama before joining Georgia

    CBS Sports "Kirby Smart will stay at Alabama through the College Football Playoff process before heading to Georgia to become the Bulldogs' coach, Alabama color analyst Phil Savage told CBS Sports on Thursday. Savage cited “two people close to the program” as sources. Savage is also executive director of..." December 03

  • Mark Richt agrees to become Miami's next coach

    CBS Sports "Former Georgia coach Mark Richt has agreed to become Miami's next coach, a source told CBS Sports. Richt has new work three days after being fired at Georgia. The wheels turned quickly at Miami as Richt reportedly interviewed over the weekend. Greg Schiano, Butch Davis and Dan Mullen all had..." December 02

  • Kirby Smart will be named Georgia’s new football coach

    Dawg Nation "Barring a last-minute snag in negotiations, Alabama’s Kirby Smart will become Georgia’s new football coach. An announcement could come as soon as Sunday or Monday. Smart, 39, is the Crimson Tide’s defensive coordinator. He worked at Alabama for the last nine years, helping it win three national..." December 02

  • Mark Richt’s next job: A campaign for Georgia governor?

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "If Mark Richt decides not to return to coaching, some Georgia Republicans are eager to guide him toward a more rough-and-tumble sport. The outgoing University of Georgia football coach is being recruited to run for Georgia governor in 2018, according to two people with direct knowledge of the..." December 02

  • Jimbo Fisher says he's not leaving Florida State for Georgia

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Jimbo Fisher squashed rumors that he potentially could replace Les Miles at LSU and he's at it again, confirming he will stay at Florida State as Georgia coaching rumors swirl after Mark Richt's depature. "I'm staying right here at Florida State," Fisher said on WYGM-AM in Orlando. "There..." December 01

  • Mark Richt says he's already been contacted by 'about five' schools

    The Score "Mark Richt may not be looking for work much longer. During his weekly radio show Monday night, the outgoing Georgia head coach said a handful of schools have already contacted him about a coaching job. "Yeah, there’s about five today," Richt said, according to Seth Emerson of DawgNation...." December 01

  • Georgia star LB Leonard Floyd: 'I'm gone, too'

    Dawg Nation "Leonard Floyd may have been turning pro anyway, but the news on Sunday hastened his departure. Floyd, a junior outside linebacker and NFL prospect, was in a car leaving the athletic building’s parking lot on Sunday night when he yelled this out: “I’m gone too, by the way!” Floyd also..." November 30

  • Mark Richt: 'No doubt' he'll consider another coaching job

    Sporting News - NCAAF "A day after being fired from a job he had held for 15 years, Mark Richt sat at a table Monday morning wearing a suit accented by a Georgia lapel pin and a Bulldog-red tie. As the man who ushered him out, athletic director Greg McGarity, sat at his side, Richt expressed gratitude for the..." November 30

  • Mark Richt reportedly fired as Georgia head coach

    SB Nation "In something of a surprise move, longtime Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt has been fired, ESPN's Mark Schlabach is reporting. Richt had just finished his 14th season in charge in Athens with a career record of 145-51 after beating Georgia Tech 13-7 Saturday. Richt has been successful as..." November 29

  • Georgia’s Tramel Terry, Former 4-Star Recruit And South Carolina Mr. Football, Interested In Gamecocks

    College Spun "Tramel Terry, a former four-star recruit and Mr. Football in South Carolina, is interested in returning to his home state. Terry was recruited to play on offense by Georgia, but was quickly moved to safety due to the depth in the Bulldog backfield. He is currently taking classes at UGA, and will..." November 18

  • Keith Marshall leaving Georgia after this season

    Dawg Nation "Keith Marshall has decided to end his Georgia career after this season, despite having one year of eligibility left. Marshall, a redshirt junior, approached coach Mark Richt a few weeks ago to make final a decision he has mulled for awhile now. So Marshall will participate in Senior Day..." November 17

  • Georgia AD: Bulldogs will honor $4M contract Mark Richt still hasn't signed

    CBS Sports "A bizarre week at Georgia has gotten even more bizarre with the news that Mark Richt has still not signed his new $4 million contract -- even though the extension was formally announced by the Bulldogs in January. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that Richt "appears to be..." November 06

  • Mark Richt unsure of who will start at QB for Georgia on Saturday

    The Score "Georgia hasn't scored a touchdown in over 120 minutes of action, and are coming off a four-interception performance by third-string quarterback Faton Bauta in his first career start last week against Florida. The Bulldogs host Kentucky this Saturday, and with a starter yet to be named between..." November 05

  • Two Georgia freshmen football players suspended after arrests on marijuana charges

    Athens Banner-Herald "Georgia freshmen football players Natrez Patrick and Chauncey Rivers were arrested early Wednesday morning on a possession of marijuana charge. They are suspended for Saturday's game against Kentucky. A first violation of Georgia’s drug policy triggers an automatic one game-suspension. "They..." November 04

  • Changes are likely coming at Georgia

    Dawg Nation "Georgia coach Mark Richt spoke from his heart and talked passionately when he was asked some tough and pointed questions at his weekly news conference Tuesday. But as much as he meant what he said, what he said wasn’t entirely true. “What we’ve done to this point really doesn’t define us as..." November 04

  • Source: Major Georgia boosters have lost faith in Mark Richt

    Fox Sports - College Football "After another blowout loss -- this one a 27-3 thumping at the hands of Florida and its first-year head coach Jim McElwain -- the support for longtime Georgia head coach Mark Richt has eroded significantly among UGA power brokers, a source told FOX Sports on Monday. There had been some chatter..." November 03

  • Sony Michel played through broken bone in hand

    Dawg Nation "Maybe it wasn’t why Georgia struggled to run the ball against Florida on Saturday. It does, however, explain why its starting tailback didn’t get more carries. Sony Michel broke a bone in his hand on either the first or second play of the game – head coach Mark Richt couldn’t remember for sure..." November 02

  • Nick Chubb undergoes knee surgery, UGA 'optimistic for a full recovery'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Running back Nick Chubb underwent successful surgery on his knee Friday and is expected to fully recover, the University of Georgia announced. "We are very pleased with the surgery and the procedure went extremely well," said Ron Courson, a UGA senior associate athletic director. "Following his..." October 24

  • Georgia announces Nick Chubb suffered damage to ligaments and cartilage in his knee, but not the ACL

    Yahoo! Sports "Georgia announced that RB Nick Chubb suffered a "significant" injury to his left knee during Saturday's game against Tennessee. The school said in a release that the injury "involves damage to multiple ligaments and cartilage" but "the damage does not include the ACL" or "arteries or..." October 12

  • Georgia's Nick Chubb suffers horrible leg injury against Tennessee, collapses on sideline

    CBS Sports "Georgia's entire offense took a major hit on Saturday when star running back Nick Chubb went down with what appeared to be a serious left knee injury in the first quarter against Tennessee. Chubb took a handoff on the first play from scrimmage, and as he was hit near the sideline, his left knee..." October 11

  • Four-Star TE Garrett Walston has switched his commitment from Georgia to UNC

    Scout "Garrett Walston will continue his football career in state after all. The four-star tight end switched his commitment to UNC from Georgia on Thursday, according to Inside Carolina sources. Walston, a 6-foot-4 standout from Wilmington (N.C.) New Hanover ranked the No. 15 tight end in the nation..." October 09

  • Greyson Lambert will remain Georgia's starter

    College Spun "Georgia’s quarterback play was very bad in the 38-10 loss to Alabama last Saturday. Greyson Lambert, coming off back-to-back games with completion percentages of 90 or better, was just 10-for-24 for 86 yards and a pick. Brice Ramsey came in and was also unimpressive, going 1-for-6 for 20 yards and..." October 07

  • Greyson Lambert expected to remain Georgia’s starter

    Dawg Nation "At first, Mark Richt didn’t want to say much about Georgia’s quarterback situation on his standard Sunday teleconference. By the end, however, it sounded like Richt didn’t want the question to linger. Asked if he would be willing to hold a quarterback competition at this point in the season, or..." October 05

  • Reggie Carter will miss rest of Georgia’s season

    Dawg Nation "Reggie Carter, the inside linebacker who at one time was considered a favorite to start this season, will not play anymore this season. Carter has battled shoulder problems this year, and finally had surgery this past week, head coach Mark Richt said. The surgery was first reported by..." October 05

  • UGA WR Isaiah McKenzie investigated for alleged verbal threat

    Athens Banner-Herald "Athens-Clarke County police Tuesday said they were investigating a woman’s complaint that University of Georgia wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie directed a death threat at her. The woman, identified in a police report as a UGA student, told police McKenzie told her he was “going to call some..." September 30

  • Alabama opens as underdog to snap 72-game favored streak

    College Spun "Alabama hasn’t been an underdog since the 2009 college football season, when it faced – and defeated – the No. 1 Florida Gators in the SEC Championship. If you’re counting, that’s 72 games ago. But that streak could come to an end this weekend as the Crimson Tide head to Athens to take on Georgia...." September 28

  • Tramel Terry is transferring from Georgia

    Dawg Nation "Two years ago Tramel Terry was one of Georgia’s top recruits, a receiver with star potential. On Wednesday night, Terry decided to transfer, having rarely seen the field, his career never the same after a knee injury in a high school all-star game. “I appreciate the opportunity provided by..." September 24

  • Georgia sent reports, photos to Bama ahead of Taylor's addition to team

    ESPN "A few weeks before fall classes began in 2014, University of Georgia deputy athletic director Dr. Carla Williams was summoned to campus police chief Jimmy Williamson's office. About three hours earlier, one of the most promising young players on the Bulldog football team -- defensive lineman..." September 20

  • Evander Holyfield wanted his son to go to Notre Dame instead of UGA

    USA Today "Evander Holyfield’s son, Elijah Holyfield, is one of the brightest high school football prospects in the country. The 5’10”, 204-pounder committed to his hometown University of Georgia Bulldogs late last week and, in guaranteeing himself college football next year, realized a dream that his..." September 09

  • Greyson Lambert is happy to be a game manager

    Dawg Nation "Greyson Lambert, the starting quarterback for the wildly popular Georgia football team, is benefitting from having been on campus less than two months. He still has his privacy. When Lambert is out, he’s not being recognized, despite being 6-foot-5. “If they do, they don’t come up and say..." September 09

  • Evander Holyfield's son committed to Georgia ... using bulldog puppies

    ESPN "Evander Holyfield was "The Real Deal" ... and so was his son's verbal commitment to play football at the University of Georgia on Friday. Elijah Holyfield is a running back at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, and his college announcement started out like any other. Then he brought out two..." September 05

  • Greyson Lambert named Georgia’s starting quarterback

    Dawg Nation "Georgia’s starting quarterback competition has a winner, and it’s an unexpected one: Greyson Lambert, the transfer from Virginia. Lambert will start in Saturday’s season opener against Louisiana-Monroe, coach Mark Richt announced after Monday’s practice. Brice Ramsey, who had been the..." September 01

  • Justin Scott-Wesley tells high school coach he's 'done playing'

    Athens Banner-Herald "Justin Scott Wesley’s playing career at Georgia appears to be over. Dondrial Pinkins, who coached Scott-Wesley at Mitchell County High School, was told by Scott-Wesley “he was done playing.” The fifth-year senior wide receiver left practice on Aug. 17 with a right knee injury and was back on..." August 25

  • Georgia football graduate assistant suspended after DUI arrest

    Athens Banner-Herald "A Georgia football support staff member has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and improper driving. Courtney Coard, a defensive graduate assistant coach, was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 3:15 a.m...." August 24

  • Brian Schottenheimer pleased with performance from tight ends this preseason

    Macon Telegraph "Brian Schottenheimer is confident about Georgia's group of tight ends. When Schottenheimer was an offensive coordinator in the NFL, he often used his tight ends a good bit in the passing game and saw success. In 2011 with the New York Jets, Schottenheimer coached tight end Dustin Keller to 815..." August 18

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