Georgia Rumors & News

  • Georgia Apologizes for Ludacris Deal, Which Cost $65,000 and a Box of Condoms

    Bleacher Report "The Georgia Bulldogs were so desperate to get an entertainment act for their spring football game they were willing to provide just about anything to the performer. Seriously. Peanut butter and jelly? Absolutely. Wine? Sure thing. Toiletries? Got it. Condoms? No problem. According to the..." May 27

  • Georgia made a dumb law to protect UGA from what seems like a made-up problem

    SB Nation "The state of Georgia has a new Open Records law meant to give the Bulldogs (and, technically, other teams) much more time than most programs to deal with public records requests. People who study these things are aghast: "I've never seen anything like this before," said David Cuillier, an..." May 16

  • After third arrest, Georgia football dismisses Chauncey Rivers

    The Red & Black "After a third arrest for marijuana possession in seven months, Georgia sophomore defensive lineman Chauncey Rivers was dismissed from the team Friday. The move is program policy, as players are removed from the team after a third violation mandates a dismissal under the UGA student-athlete drug..." May 13

  • Report: Georgia cheerleaders suffer more concussions than football players

    Sportsnaut "Apparently, it’s safer to play college football in the SEC than it is to be a cheerleader at the University of Georgia, where cheerleaders have reportedly suffered more concussions than the football players the past four years. Jon Solomon of CBS Sports reported on this Tuesday..." May 11

  • Four-star OL Netori Johnson commits to Georgia

    SI - College Football "Four-star offensive guard Netori Johnson has committed to Georgia, he announced Tuesday on Twitter. Johnson, a native of Ellenwood, Ga., is the No. 184 overall recruit in the class of 2017 and 11th-ranked player at his position, according to Johnson and his mother visited Georgia..." April 19

  • No. 12 CB William Poole has committed to the Georgia Bulldogs

    Scout "William Poole made Georgia work a little harder than many expected, but on Saturday, the No. 12-ranked cornerback in the country pledged to Kirby Smart and the in-state Bulldogs." April 16

  • "Kirby's Law" Will Make It Harder To Report On Georgia Athletics

    Deadspin "Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law yesterday legislation that will give state university athletic departments an unprecedented right to delay responding to open records requests. This is good news for that state’s biggest programs—new UGA football coach Kirby Smart personally lobbied..." April 12

  • UGA players released on bond, face felony charges for shooting BB gun in dorm

    Dawg Nation "Georgia freshman football players Julian Rochester and Chad Clay were released from Athens-Clarke County Jail Tuesday morning on a $2,000 bond. Each player stands accused of two felonies on charges related to shooting and possessing a BB gun in their dorm room. Rochester and Clay were each..." April 12

  • Will Muschamp on Kirby Smart: 'I'm looking forward to whippin' his ass'

    Alabama "When it comes to Kirby Smart, Will Muschamp is looking forward to "whippin' his ass." Let's be clear about this: The two coaches are friends, not that it matters much. However, when Muschamp's South Carolina Gamecocks meet Smart's Georgia Bulldogs on Oct. 8 in an SEC East showdown,..." April 05

  • Georgia's Kirby Smart not budging on transfer restrictions

    The Score "Kirby Smart has faced criticism for his transfer restrictions on running back A.J. Turman, but he isn't changing his stance. The Georgia head coach wouldn't allow Turman to transfer to Miami, Florida (both in the running back's home state), or any other SEC school. Smart told Edward Aschoff of..." April 01

  • Georgia's Smart won't allow transfers to Miami

    The Score "Kirby Smart is laying down the law at Georgia. If any Bulldogs are hoping to follow former head coach Mark Richt to Miami, Smart has some news for them. "I wanted to set the precedent for the future that kids would not be able to go to Miami right away," Smart told Seth Emerson of..." March 22

  • Georgia’s Jonathan Ledbetter arrested on misdemeanor charges

    SI - College Football "Georgia sophomore defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter was arrested on Sunday morning on two misdemeanor charges, according to the Athens-Clark County Jail website. Ledbetter was released an hour after he was booked into jail on charges of underage possession of alcohol and possession of false..." March 22

  • 5-Star Robertson Inks Financial papers w/ UGA

    Scout "That’s according to a high-level source at UGA. This means the Bulldogs may have nearly unrestricted communication with the 5-star athlete from Savannah. Robertson has also signed the same agreement with both Cal and Georgia Tech. " March 22

  • Georgia adjusts policy, will now block transfers to certain schools

    CBS Sports "Under Mark Richt, Georgia would not restrict the future destinations of outgoing transfers, granting them full releases of their scholarships so they could continue playing at the program of their choice. Now tht Richt is gone, the Bulldogs have a new transfer policy under coach Kirby Smart..." March 20

  • Nick Chubb is progressing ‘really well’

    Dawg Nation "Nick Chubb continues to show tangible signs of progress, though as expected he will not participate in team drills during Georgia’s spring practice. “We’re excited about where he is,” head coach Kirby Smart said on Tuesday. “And he’s progressed really well.” Smart added that he couldn’t say..." March 15

  • Quarterback Jake Fromm flips commitment from Alabama to Georgia

    Alabama "Alabama has lost its class of 2017 quarterback commit. Jake Fromm, a four-star recruit from Warner Robins, Ga., flipped his commitment from Alabama to Georgia on Thursday. Fromm announced his commitment on Twitter, noting that "it feels good to be home." Fromm had been committed to..." March 03

  • Georgia's Kirby Smart on Nick Chubb: He's showing 'good progress'

    CBS Sports "Georgia's star running back Nick Chubb suffered a torn PCL as well as other ligament and cartilage damage early in last season's game against Tennessee and has since had surgery to repair that left knee. New coach Kirby Smart spoke earlier this week about Chubb's progress on 680 The Fan in..." February 20

  • Player supported by Georgia after suffering spinal injury is going home

    CBS Sports "Devon Gales, the Southern University player who suffered a spinal injury against Georgia in 2015, will be going home soon, according to Seth Emerson of DawgNation and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gales is set to be discharged from Shepherd Center in Atlanta on Feb. 24 and, according to..." February 17

  • Rhode Island OT Tyler Catalina to play for Georgia as graduate transfer

    SI - College Football "Rhode Island offensive tackle Tyler Catalina will join Georgia as a graduate transfer next season, he announced Monday on Twitter. “After much thought and conversation with my family, I have decided to decommit from Iowa State and have decided I will be playing my final year at the University..." February 16

  • 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

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