Georgia Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Georgia WR Justin Scott-Wesley suffers apparent right knee injury

    CBS Sports "Georgia redshirt senior wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley has dealt with two prior right knee injuries and it appears he will have to battle back from another one. Scott-Wesley went down during the Bulldogs' Monday practice after he slipped and immediately grabbed at his right knee. In this..." August 18

  • Georgia picks up commitment from 2017 Amite athlete Devonta Smith

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Amite athlete Devonta Smith confirmed to | The Times-Picayune Monday that he is now a Georgia Bulldog commitment. Per his Twitter account, Smith received the Georgia offer on July 20." August 11

  • LB Detric Bing-Dukes transferring from UGA

    College Football Talk "With his path on Georgia’s depth chart blocked, Detric Bing-Dukes has decided to look elsewhere to continue his collegiate career. After announcing it Saturday, Georgia released statements from the player and his now-former head Sunday officially confirming the decision to transfer. The..." August 09

  • SEC voters pick Auburn to win conference, Georgia, Alabama to win divisions

    ESPN "For the first time in more than two decades, the voters at SEC media days weren't unified on a divisional champion and overall champion. Georgia was the clear favorite among the voting media to win the East, and Alabama narrowly was chosen to win the West. The Auburn Tigers, however, were the..." July 16

  • Former Ohio State recruit signs paperwork with UGA

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Mirko Jurkovic is one step closer to becoming an official member of UGA’s 2015 football recruiting class. Jurkovic, who signed with Ohio State last February but was not admitted,, told the AJC on Wednesday that he signed his financial aid papers with UGA. “It’s a lot of weight off the..." July 09

  • 4-Star North Carolina TE Garrett Walston Commits To Bulldogs

    College Spun "The Georgia Bulldogs just landed one of the top pass catchers on their board, and swiped a coveted North Carolina player from the Tar Heels in the process. Tight end Garrett Walston of Wilmington, who is rated as a four-star by Scout, has committed to Georgia." June 30

  • Charges against UGA football player dropped after officer who arrested him was fired

    Athens Banner-Herald "Three charges against a Georgia football player, including DUI, were dismissed last month because the Athens-Clarke County Police officer who arrested him was fired from his job. Outside linebacker Davin Bellamy was also charged in July 2014 with two other misdemeanors in the case: underage..." June 19

  • Georgia 4-Star OT DeVondre Seymour Has Decided To “Discontinue” His Football Career

    College Spun "DeVondre Seymour, an incoming four-star offensive tackle for the Georgia Bulldogs, has decided to “discontinue” his football career, the school announced this afternoon. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound prospect signed with the Bulldogs back in February. He was ranked the No. 6 offensive tackle in his..." June 19

  • QB Jacob Park is leaving Georgia

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "One in; one out. That’s the quarterback ledger for the Georgia Bulldogs in the week. Greyson Lambert announced his intentions to transfer to Georgia from Virginia last Wednesday. And Tuesday, Jacob Park announced via social media that he intended to leave the Bulldogs. “I just want to say..." June 10

  • 5-star apologizes to Mark Richt for alleged theft at Dawg Night

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Darnell Salomon, a 5-star recruit from Miami, has apologized to UGA coach Mark Richt for his role in a 2014 burglary incident. He took that a step further by writing a two-page letter about his role in a dorm role incident last July at “Dawg Night” that caused UGA to drop him from their recruiting..." June 08

  • Report: Georgia lose offensive lineman Josh Cardiello to transfer

    Fox Sports - College Football "The Georgia Bulldogs have lost redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Josh Cardiello, as the reserve player plans to transfer to Tennessee-Chattanooga, according to Because Cardiello is transferring to a FCS program, he will be immediately eligible to play for the Mocs this fall. " June 08

  • QB Greyson Lambert to transfer to Georgia

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The quarterback competition at Georgia has another entrant: Greyson Lambert is transferring in from Virginia and will be eligible this season. “Yes sir. I’m coming to Georgia,” Lambert told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a text message. Lambert visited Georgia over the weekend, then..." June 03

  • Report: ex-Virginia QB Greyson Lambert transferring to Georgia

    CBS Sports "Georgia's already complicated quarterback situation just got dramatically more complicated. Former Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert told ESPN on Wednesday he will play for Mark Richt's Bulldogs, joining Georgia as a graduate transfer with two seasons of eligibility remaining. He will..." June 03

  • Mark Richt says Georgia is recruiting transfer QB Greyson Lambert

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Georgia coach Mark Richt confirmed reports that the Bulldogs are interested in former Virginia quarterback Greyson Lambert. Lambert announced his transfer from Virginia shortly after he was dropped to second string on the depth chart behind Matt Johns. Lambert and Johns split time in 2014, but..." June 02

  • Georgia proposes SEC ban transfers already booted for assault/domestic violence

    Gamedayr "The University of Georgia is sponsoring a proposed rule that would prevent a student-athlete from transferring to an SEC school if that player was previously dismissed from another team for “serious misconduct.” According to a report from the Athens Banner-Herald, this would include behaviors such..." May 26

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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

    Alabama "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

    Alabama "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

    Alabama "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

    ESPN "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

    ESPN "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

    Alabama "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

    CBS Sports "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

    ESPN "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

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