Quick Thoughts Leading into Alabama Week #1 - Alabama will far and away be the best defense we have faced all season.  Their defensive line is incredibly strong and very stout against the run.  It truly will be strength on strength with our offensive line and tailbacks against their front seven.#2 - If Nick Chubb can run for 100...

The Next SEC “Dynasty” and “Glass House” Football Program The SEC has been...

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ImYourHuckleberry - Bulldogs Who Could be DRAFTED in 2016 NFL Draft Leonard Floyd – 6'4 231Projected Round – 1st Round (Top 15)Projected 40 Time – 4.52Leonard Floyd is absolutely everything an NFL defense is looking for whether it runs the 3-4 or the 4-3.  The hyper-athletic Floyd has incredible fluidity and length that allows...

ImYourHuckleberry - Recap of Week 1 of Spring Practice Coach Shotty a Hit - In Brian Schottenheimer's 1st week on the practice field with the team it is clear that the players have taken to him.  When players have been allowed to speak publicly there is nothing but positives about Coach Shotty and it feels very similar to the feel...

SEC 1st Round Predictions in 2015 NFL Draft In recent history the SEC has dominated the NFL Draft, especially the 1st Round.  The 2015 NFL Draft shouldn't be any different:#3 Jacksonville Jaguars - Dante Fowler, Jr. - Florida GatorsThe Jaguars were able to get pressure on the QB in 2014 but you can never get enough.  Fowler...

Back to the Future in the SEC East in 2015? The SEC East looks like a division in the midst of a swing in power as spring practice opens across the country.In the nineties and early 2000's the SEC East was absolutely dominated by Florida and Tennessee and the rest of the East couldn't come close to keeping up.  It was until 2002 when...

ImYourHuckleberry - 5 Keys for UGA During Spring Practice #1 - Quarterback Battle - The Bulldogs come into Spring Practice with proven commodities at nearly every position other than QB.  The competition will be a 3-Way battle between Brice Ramsey, Jacob Park and Faton Bauta.  With Coach Shotty came a blank slate and it is a wide open...

Top 14 Early Enrollee's to WATCH this Spring ALABAMA – Deionte Thompson – 6'2 181 – FSAs usual, Alabama has all of the tools to be a Championship team. What seems to have held them back the last couple years is secondary play....

Top 10 SEC Instant Impact Recruits #10 – Martez Ivey – LT – 6'6 285 – Florida GatorsThe best offensive lineman in the country steps onto a team that badly needs help along the offensive line.  Ivey is going to make an instant impact for the Gators but he will have his struggles when he faces some of the grown men he will see...

Top 10 SEC Instant Impact Recruits #10 – Martez Ivey – LT – 6'6 285 – Florida GatorsThe best offensive lineman in the country steps onto a team that badly needs help along the offensive line.  Ivey is going to make an instant impact for the Gators but he will have his struggles when he faces some of the grown men he will...

#45 Reggie Carter - Review & Looking Forward Much like Kimbrough, Reggie Carter was not going to see a ton of the field on defense in 2014 barring injury to Herrera or Wilson.  However, when on the field Carter did some very impressive things.  He was solid against the run and did a very good job tackling.  However, where he perhaps looked...

#42 - Tim Kimbrough - Season Review & Looking Forward 2014 was a very good season for Kimbrough.  It was always known that he would not play a huge role on defense barring injury to Herrera or Wilson but when on the field Kimbrough had some flash plays.  He is a stoutly built middle linebacker with very good short area burst and he is a thumper.  On...

#45 - Reggie Carter - Review & Looking Forward Much like Kimbrough, Reggie Carter was not going to see a ton of the field on defense in 2014 barring injury to Herrera or Wilson.  However, when on the field Carter did some very impressive things.  He was solid against the run and did a very good job tackling.  However, where he perhaps looked...

#42 - Tim Kimbrough - Review & Looking Forward 2014 was a very good season for Kimbrough.  It was always known that he would not play a huge role on defense barring injury to Herrera or Wilson but when on the field Kimbrough had some flash plays.  He is a stoutly built middle linebacker with very good short area burst and he is a thumper.  On...

Top 10 Instant Impact Recruits in SEC #10 – Martez Ivey – LT – 6'6 285 – Florida GatorsThe best offensive lineman in the country steps onto a team that badly needs help along the offensive line.  Ivey is going to make an instant impact for the Gators but he will have his struggles when he faces some of the grown men he will...

ImYourHucklelberry - State of the UGA Football Program With Signing Day now behind us and the Class of 2015 complete it is officially the start of a new season.  Offseason workouts are well underway with Coach Hocke implementing a new way of training and preparing the minds and bodies of the team.  The offensive players are feverishly studying the...

#35 - Aaron Davis - Review & Looking Forward Davis was one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2014 season.  Nothing was expected from the walk-on but he emerged in spring practice under Jeremy Pruitt and earned overachieved all season long in a starting role.  Davis is a glue guy.  He is an incredibly intelligent football player that not...

#31 Shattle Fenteng - Review & Looking Forward When Fenteng signed with the Bulldogs he was expected to come in and make an instant impact.  After some promising signs early his season was derailed by a shoulder injury that led to a medical redshirt.  From the limited information out there it appears his recovery is progressing well and he...

#28 Tramel Terry - Review & Looking Forward Although it was not evident on Saturdays, Tramel Terry made some big strides as a defensive back in 2014.  It has been a difficult transition for Terry to convert from a dynamic offensive weapon to the defensive side of the ball after tearing his ACL in an all-star game.  Terry has had to learn...

#20 – Quincy Mauger – Review & Looking Forward I would argue that Mauger was the most improved player on the defense in 2014.  The progress that he made from a true freshmen under Todd Grantham to his sophomore season under Jeremy Pruitt was nothing short of remarkable.  He showed his ability to grasp the concepts of Pruitt's defense and was...

#12 – Brice Ramsey – Review & Looking Forward Brice Ramsey had a very interesting redshirt freshmen season.  He entered the season tied with Faton Bauta at #2 on the depth chart but quickly earned the backup QB job all to himself.  At one point there was serious consideration given to starting Ramsey as Hutson Mason was struggling.  However,...

#11 – Keyon Brown – Review & Looking Forward Keyon Brown spent 2014 on the scout team which was expected when he came in as an outside linebacker with Jenkins, Floyd and Bellamy already on campus and Lorenzo Carter a part of his recruiting class.  On the scout team Brown was typically assigned the role of the opponents best pass rusher and...

#8 – Shaun McGee – Review & Looking Forward During his redshirt freshmen season McGee saw the field for the first time in a special teams role.  McGee was used to cover kickoffs and occasionally on the punt coverage team as well.  If you have seen McGee in person the first thing that jumps out to you is just how physically put together the...

Is the Game Passing Saban By? The game of college football has changed an incredible amount over the last twenty-five years.  The game has evolved from a game played in the trenches to a game played in space.  The big run stuffing defensive lineman that used to be three down necessities are now two down players at best.  The...

ImYourHuckleberry - #1 Sony Michel – Review & Looking Forward As a true freshmen Sony Michel came to Athens and quickly worked his way to #2 on the Depth Chart, only behind Todd Gurley.  Unfortunately for Michel he suffered a shoulder injury and sprained ankle that sidelined him for 6 weeks this season.  In spite of the injuries Michel showed the Bulldog...

ImYourHuckleberry - Dawgs ADD Big Piece with Briscoe The New Year has gotten off to a great start for the Bulldogs with Juwuan Briscoe's decision to "Commit to the G".  At 6'0 185 pounds from Waldorf, Maryland - Briscoe is one of the best pure athletes in the country.  In HS he has played RB, WR, CB and S however at UGA he appears to be destined to...

Pruitt Going for MORE SIZE Up Front in 2015? There is no doubt that the UGA defense made tremendous strides on defense between 2013 and 2014. The UGA pass defense improved tremendously as did the Dawgs ability to force turnovers and prevent big plays. However, the one clear weakness of this defense in 2014 was the ability to stop the power...

Pruitt Elevating MORE Than Just UGA Defense Jeremy Pruitt hasn't even been in Athens for a year and yet he is bringing major changes to the Bulldog football program.  First and foremost, the Bulldogs have played some of their best defensive games since the Van Gorder era.  The Auburn game this past weekend and what the Dawgs defense was...

Gurley, Chubb & Michel Salivating Auburn may very well come back and beat Texas A&M but as I watch this game I can't help but think Gurley, Chubb and Michel will be chomping at the bit to face this Auburn defense.  The Tigers defense has a lot of issues against the run and in the secondary which makes it hard for them to put 8+...

ImYourHuckleberry - Problems @ ILB? Recruiting Update The Dawgs have exceptional athletes and potential at the OLB position this season and could potentially have an outstanding group return in 2015 if Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins were to decide to return to Athens.  The inside linebacker position is much more of a question mark with Ramik...

Mike Leach says our little fat girlfriends lost that game for us. What happens every time we all get our hopes up and get cocky especially about South Carolina or Florida? We are all hungover till the next season when we all get right back hopeful again. If you think this years defense is bad wait till next year. 5 senior starters and if Jenkins and Floyd both...

ImYourHuckleberry - Recruiting Update/Defensive Line Talent Deficiency I would argue that the Class of 2015 is the most important recruiting class for the Bulldogs since Mark Richt has arrived in Athens.  While sitting in the stands in Jacksonville, Florida it became very clear that the Bulldogs have a severe talent deficiency at multiple positions – especially on...

Auburn v. Ole Miss - A Battle for Survival Another weekend and another titanic battle in the SEC West. This battle will take place in Oxford, Mississippi between the Auburn Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels. It is a fascinating matchup between an elite spread offense attack and a defense that is built to stop the spread. That is one of many very...

Auburn v. Ole Miss - A Battle for Survival Another weekend and another titanic battle in the SEC West. This battle will take place in Oxford, Mississippi between the Auburn Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels. It is a fascinating matchup between an elite spread offense attack and a defense that is built to stop the spread. That is one of many very...

Tough Test Facing Mason & UGA Receivers There is a lot working in the Bulldogs favor this weekend as they travel down to Jacksonville. The Gators are a shell of their typical selves and on and UGA appears to just be starting to hit their stride. That is not to say this won't be a big test for the Bulldogs because the Gators probably...

ImYourHuckleberry - Weekend UPSET Special & More This weekend doesn't have the high profile Top 10 SEC matchup that we have been spoiled with the last few weekends, nevertheless it is still an exciting slate of football:Arkansas v. UAB will get the weekend in the SEC started with the “midseason cupcake”.  UAB is not necessarily a cupcake...

Lean Years at Inside Linebacker in Georgia High Schools Historically, the state of Georgia has been a hotbed for inside linebacker prospects.  In recent years the likes of Kevin Minter (LSU) James Vaughters (Stanford), Amarlo Herrera (Georgia), A.J. Johnson (Tennessee), Dillon Lee (Alabama), Reggie Carter (Georgia), and Reuben Foster (Alabama) just to...

ZERO Points Off Turnovers Much has changed with the Georgia defense since Jeremy Pruitt took over the reins of the Bulldogs defense.  A lot of the changes that are talked about are the improvements in the secondary, better adjustments being made and a more diverse scheme that uses many different personnel...

ImYourHuckleberry - Huge Recruiting Weekend for the Dawgs Make no mistake about it, this was a huge recruiting weekend for the Bulldogs.  Yes, it was a road game, yes the Bulldogs did not receive any commits but I argue that it may be the biggest weekend for the Dawgs recruiting class since Dawg Night when both Jacob Eason and Ben Cleveland committed to...

ImYourHuckleberry - Statistically Speaking I am a numbers guy therefore at this point in the season it is fun to look at the stats to see where trends are emerging with this team:StrengthsRushing Offense – #8 in Nation – 300.3 YPG – It is amazing to see the Bulldogs averaging over 300 yards...

SEC Power Rankings - Week 5 #1 - Alabama Crimson Tide - The offensive appears more explosive than ever and the defense looks more capable of stopping spread offenses than ever.#2 - Texas A&M Aggies - The Aggies defense is much improved over last season and the offense continues to be...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Tennessee Prediction Gameday is almost here and the Bulldogs and Volunteers are both looking to get their first wins in the SEC of the season in what is a pivotal matchup for both teams.  Tennessee is an extremely young team that has showed flashes of brilliance and also some not so bright moments. The Bulldogs have...

Dawgs Running Game DIFFERENT Than Anything Tennessee Has Seen Tennessee is an improved football team, there is no arguing that.  Tennessee has more talent on this roster than they have had in the last five years, there is no arguing that.  The popular sentiment growing out there that Tennessee will be able to "stop" UGA's running game, one can certainly...

ImYourHuckleberry - Recruiting Update - Inside Linebacker #4 Position of Need - INSIDE LINEBACKERThe Dawgs will be losing their top two tacklers at the end of this season and two leaders on this defense in Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson, the Dawgs two starting inside linebackers.  Behind Herrera and Smith the Dawgs depth chart...

ImYourHuckleberry - The "GREAT" Hutson Mason Debate UGA is now through two games of the 2014 football season and stand at 1-1.  With the Dawgs loss against the Gamecocks this past weekend in Columbia (38-35) some say the sky is falling but all of the Bulldogs goals are still right in front of them.  The Dawgs have a powerful rushing attack and an...

ImYourHucklebery - STOP Outsmarting Yourselves! There is plenty of blame to go around for this loss.  The defense certainly underperformed.  In the first half the middle of the field was left wide open and Spurrier to advantage of that and in the second half the Gamecocks offensive line mauled the UGA front seven.  Marshall Morgan who is one...

Spurrier's Offense to Provide Much Bigger Test for UGA Defense When the Dawgs faced off against Clemson the Bulldogs were facing an offense designed to attack on the peremiter and use short/intermediate passing routes designed to get their athletes in space.  Also, Clemson had a big group of receivers with 6'2, 6'3 and even 6'4 guys on the perimeter.  The...

Dawgs Offense Presents NEW Challenge for Gamecocks It is going to be very interesting to see how the Dawgs choose to attack the Gamecocks defense in Columbia on Saturday.  Thus far, the Gamecocks have faced uptempo spread teams in Texas A&M and East Carolina and have struggled mightily in both of those games.  The Gamecocks gave up 511 yards...

ImYourHuckleberry - Expectations for Dawgs Rising TOO FAST? The UGA hype train continued to pick up steam on Tuesday.  ESPN released their first Heisman Rankings and Todd Gurley was #1 on that list.  In the ESPN Power Rankings the Bulldogs jumped all the way to #2, only 2 points behind last season's national champions, the FSU Seminoles.  In the AP Poll...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Clemson Prediction! If the Gamecocks v. Aggies game proved anything at all last night it proved that all we have been doing this off-season is speculating and who knows what is truly going to happen when these UGA and Clemson take the field on Saturday night.  Everyone and I mean everyone was picking the Gamecocks...

Lessons Pruitt Will Bring from FSU for Clemson Last season the Seminoles made the trip to Memorial Stadium in Clemson when the Tigers were 6-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country and all they did was utterly destroy the Tigers and embarass them on their home field.  The Jeremy Pruitt led defense held the Tigers offense to the...

ImYourHuckleberry - In-Depth Scouting Report of Clemson DEFENSE Yesterday I went in-depth with the Clemson Offense so today it is time to go in depth with the Clemson defense.  Let's go!Personnel:While the Clemson offense is rebuilding this season the Clemson defense is reloading and already loaded group.  Quandon Christian,...

ImYourHuckleberry - In Depth Scouting Report of CLEMSON Offense Finally, game week is here!!  The time for making assumptions and predictions is almost over and it is time to finally see what the Dawgs have this year.  I know it's only Saturday but in my mind it is already gameweek so it is time to scout Clemson:Personnel:This...

Jeff Driskel Better than Hutson Mason? C'MON MAN! The text below is an excerpt from an article  from 247Sports written by JC Schurburtt "Ranking the SEC Quarterbacks":"1. Nick Marshall, Auburn- The most decorated returning starter in the league- who led his team to the SEC Championship and a BCS National Title Game...

UGA Linebacking Corps Gets Props from ESPN ESPN says if you were building the perfect roster you would use the Georgia Bulldogs Linebacking Corps:"Last season, the Bulldogs had to replace a pair of first-round draft picks in addition to their No. 7 and No. 11 tacklers from 2012. The defense struggled, as it was...

ImYourHuckleberry - 5 BOLD Predictions for 2014 It doesn't get any more simple then this, 5 Bold Predictions for UGA in 2014: UGA leads the SEC in Turnover Margin - Hutson Mason takes care of the ball and our tailbacks don't fumble, plus Pruitt will put our secondary in position to make plays and we have around 20...

Over/Under SEC Edition - Regular Season Alabama Crimson Tide -  Over/Under 10.5 WinsOVER.  Alabama's two toughest road games are Ole Miss and LSU and the Tide have bye weeks before both of those games and Florida, Texas A&M, Mississippi State and Auburn are all in Tuscaloosa.Arkansas Razor Backs -...

ImYourHuckleberry - EXPECTATIONS for Pruitt and The Geogia Defense Yesterday I was asked the question "What are your expectations for Georgia's defense the first two games against Clemson and South Carolina?"  My first instinct was to say I want them too look like the FSU defense of last season because of the amount of talent the Dawgs have in the front seven...

ImYourHuckleberry - EXPECTATIONS for Pruitt & The UGA Defense Yesterday I was asked the question "What are your expectations for Georgia's defense the first two games against Clemson and South Carolina?"  My first instinct was to say I want them too look like the FSU defense of last season because of the amount of talent the Dawgs have in the front seven...

ImYourHuckleberry - LB Camp Update #1 – Ramik Wilson#1a – Amarlo Herrera#2 – Reggie Carter#3 – Tim Kimbrough#4 – Ryne Rankin #1 – Leonard Floyd#1a – Jordan Jenkins#2 – Lorenzo Carter#3 – Davin Bellamy#4 – Keyon Brown#5 – Shaun McGee#6 – Johnny O'Neal

ImYourHuckleberry - Early Impressions from Fall Camp Here we are three practices into fall camp and there have been a lot of great things coming out of camp as usual.  However, this year seems a bit different, the tone definitely seems different.  With that being said below are my early impressions from fall camp: Let's...

ImYourHuckleberry - 5 Keys for Defense in Fall Camp #1 – Safety – Last season the play at the safety position for the Bulldogs was absolutely horrific most of the season.  There is no other way to say it and if you have any doubts just go back and watch the way the Auburn game ended with two of our safeties running into each other...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update! After Dawg Night things are really beginning to take shape in the Class of 2015 and 2016 as well.  There have been more questions answered then questions raised this past week and things are beginning to shape up incredibly well for the Bulldogs so lets go to the update:QB...

ImYourHuckleberry - Quick Thoughts on Deontai Williams Commit Deontai Williams - 6'2 180 - FS/SS This kid is a "Pruitt Guy" that is a very versatile secondary guy who can play either safety position but also has the ability to play man on a slot receiver or TE if need be. First thing that stands out about Williams is how aggressive he...

ImYourHuckleberry: Summer Schedule Primer - South Carolina Gamecocks Post Spring RankingsAthlon - #9Phil Steele - #10ESPN - #102013 Season Review & AttritionMuch like I mentioned with Clemson, the Gamecocks are coming off of one of their most successful seasons in program history finishing 11-2 and...

UGA Schedule Summer Primer – Week 1 – Clemson Tigers Post-Spring Rankings:Athlon - #21Phil Steele - #23ESPN - #222013 Season Review & AttritionThe Clemson Tigers are coming off of one of their most successful seasons in the programs recent history at 11-2 including a BCS victory...

STARTING Secondary v. Clemson? Jeremy Pruitt has made it clear that there are no starters on defense and that those decisions will be made early in fall practice after the staff has had the opportunity to evaluate the progress players made over the summer and the skill level of incoming freshmen.  However, when you look at the...

Dismissal of Tray Matthews - HELP or HURT? Mark Richt's statement regarding Tray Matthews dismissal from the team says it all - This dismissal was "to make room for guys who want to do things right".  That is as close to a slam (or putdown) as you will ever get from Richt.  Frankly, I think that says it all.  Tray was immature and...

ImYourHuckleberry - Film Study - Rashad Roundtree - 6'1 195 - FS/SS Roundtree is one of the top prospects not only in the southeast but in the entire country at safety.  At 6'1 195 he has an excellent frame for the safety position and has the look of a young man that will put on another 15 pounds and be an intimidating presence in the middle of the field.  He is...

SEC Top 20 Impact Freshmen - #8 Lorenzo Carter - UGA After spring practice defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt made it clear that there is one thing he wants more than anything else on his defense - SPEED!  With Lorenzo Carter you get a ton of speed in a 6'6 238 pound frame.  By no means am I saying that Carter is Jadeveon Clowney (or going to be...

SEC Post-Spring Power Rankings - #2 Georgia Bulldogs Last season the Bulldogs had one of the worst passing defenses in school history and horrible stretch of injuries on the offense that saw the Aaron Murray, Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, Malcolm Mitchell, Chris Conley, Michael Bennett, Justin Scott-Wesley and Jay Rome all miss a significant amount...

SEC Top 20 Impact Freshmen - #12 - Jalen Hurd - RB - Tennessee The second Tennessee player on this list of SEC Top 20 Impact Freshmen is Jalen Hurd.  Jalen Hurd is a monster of a young running back in the mold of Derrick Henry (Alabama) at 6'3 235 pounds.  He is one of those guys who is a freak of nature in terms of the combination of size, balance, agility...

SEC Top 20 Impact Freshmen - #17 - Malkom Parrish - DB - Georgia The Bulldogs head into 2014 with a lot of questions on defense but no questions are any bigger than who will line up in the secondary and where they will line up.  There is talent already on campus with the likes of Damian Swann, Corey Moore, Tray Matthews, Shaq Wiggins, Sheldon Dawson, Brendan...

Dawgs FINALLY Adjusting to Uptempo Game! You play how you practice.  There is no more simple way to put it and the Bulldogs are making significant adjustments as to how they practice this spring.  Everything the Bulldogs are doing in practice is being done with a sense of urgency.  There is no more slow, methodical pace to practice it...

ImYourHuckleberry - 4 Goals for the DEFENSE This Spring! 4 Days Until Spring Practice!!#4 – Change the Mindset – This defense needs a complete mental overhaul from the last year of the Todd Grantham era.  It was a defense that was hesitant and afraid and in the SEC that is not going to work.  This spring it is key for them to develop...

ImYourHuckleberry - 5 Players Who Need to Emerge as LEADERS! When I look at the current UGA Roster there are two players that I clearly see as leaders – David Andrews and Amarlo Herrera.  It is clear from the way teammates spoke about these two last season that they were the heart and soul of this team last year along with guys like Aaron Murray, Arthur...

ImYourHuckleberry - 8 Players That Could EMERGE This Spring! It is only eight days until the Bulldogs put on the shells and a new era of Georgia Bulldog football begins under Mark Richt.  There will finally be questions answered that the Bulldog Nation has been waiting for since the day Jeremy Pruitt and the entire new defensive coaching staff was hired....

UGA Building SERIOUS Momentum in 2015 Recruiting Class Nowadays there is recruiting overload.  With Signing Day 2014 having just wrapped up things are already in full swing for 2015 recruiting.  The UGA staff was given a couple days off after Signing Day to recharge the batteries but are already hitting the road hard trying to lock down the borders...

ImYourHuckleberry – An INSIDE Look at Pruitt’s BRILLIANT and Simple Defense The last several seasons under Todd Grantham the Bulldogs defense, even with a veteran group in 2012, often looked confused and unable to line up.  Often as fans we would be sitting up in the stands looking down and seeing fifteen players out on the field and then four running off before the snap...

Who's Ready For This Guy? I'm really excited about Lorenzo Carter playing Between the Hedges in 2014, but more importantly having Jeremy Pruitt and Tracy Rocker developing him. It will be interesting to see if...

A RIDICULOUS Offseason Coaching Carousel for the SEC Every year coaches get fired, new coaches are hired, coaches get promotions, coaches make lateral moves and so on.  But this year in the SEC it has been incredibly volatile in the coaching ranks, almost to ridiculous proportions.  You don't believe me?  Just look...

Pruitt's Philosophy INCREDIBLY Simple & Impressive “It is a totally different defense as far as no more reading, it's just like see it and go.” - Mario Edwards - DEThis weekend I spent some time going back and reading articles where the Florida State players and staff discussed Jeremy Pruitt's scheme.  I wanted to...

Jeremy Pruitt a DAWG!! Barring a last minute change of heart Jeremy Pruitt will be the next defensive coordinator of the University of Georgia!I know there is a faction of the Bulldog Nation taht wanted Kirby Smart and nobody else but Jeremy Pruitt is the man that is going to lead the...

Alabama Interviewing UGA Defensive Line Coach - Chris Wilson In an unexpected development Chris Wilson, the defensive line coach for the Georgia Bulldogs, is currently at Alabama interviewing for the same position.  Wilson who came to Athens last season after being a co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for Mississippi State is viewed as...

Georgia's NEXT Defensive Coordinator? Last night when I heard that Grantham was leaving UGA I figured that an NFL team had come in and offered him either a defensive coordinator position and/or a job as the position coach.  When I heard he was leaving for the defensive coordinator position at Louisville I honestly was shocked.  But...

Grantham Leaving UGA for Louisville - WOW! ~In a very surprising turn of events Todd Grantham, who was not fired by UGA when many thought he would be has decided to leave the University of Georgia to be the defensive coordinator at Louisville.  In a move that you can either call shocking or you can call logical. Why shocking?  This...

Stopping Malzahn's Offense SOLVED by FSU? Florida State fell into the same trap that many teams in the SEC fell into this season when facing Malzahn's offense including Alabama and Georgia.  They were “catching” Tre Mason, Nick Marshall and the jet sweeps.  What I mean by “catching” is that they were not penetrating they were more so...

UGA's 2014 Schedule Getting EASIER? UGA has another difficult start to the season in 2014 opening up with Clemson at home and then facing South Carolina in Columbia, but with the attrition that is taking place at Clemson that game is starting to look more and more favorable for the Bulldogs.  The list below is starters from Clemson...

ImYourHuckleberry - 2014 Defense - Who Starts? Who Sits? SDE - Sterling Bailey - Status:  AverageSterling Bailey was one of the breakout players in 2013.  He showed good athleticism and was also stout at the point of attack.  However he will face a lot of competition in the fall from guys like John Atkins and Toby...

ImYourHuckleberry - 5 Wishes for UGA Football in 2014 #5 – Josh Harvey-Clemmons Grows UpIf you asked me to list the Top 5 most athletically gifted players on UGA's roster there is no question that JHC would be among the Top 5.  When you watch him on the field he immediately stands out with his size but then when you see him...

Fanternity - 2013 ALL-SEC Team QB – Aaron Murray – UGA – There are a lot of great QB's in the SEC this season but none quite measures up to what Murray did as a senior.  Murray demonstrated that he is the best pocket passer and led the most impressive game winning drives of any QB in the SEC.RB...

Grantham WILL Bring Back Junkyard Dawgs Defense This season there has been a great deal of criticism surrounding the direction of the Bulldog defense.  That is no surprise given the struggles on the field from Week 1 all the way through the final game of the regular season against Georgia Tech.  Some argue that Grantham is not capable of...

Mason Brings Something DIFFERENT then Murray On a quiet evening in the sports world last night I took the time to fire up the DVR and rewatch the UGA v. Georgia Tech game because I wanted to re-watch Hutson Mason's game and be able to really focus in on what he brings to the table next season and what he needs to improve on.  Many have said...

No Time for SPECULATION from Richt In a move that does not come as much of a surprise, at least to me, Mark Richt quickly put an end to the speculation about changes to the staff this offseason.  In his Sunday teleconference Richt stated, “Everybody should be back” and “continuity is a good thing for Georgia”.  As I had mentioned...

HUGE Opportunity for Hutson Mason It was painful to watch Aaron Murray having to be carried off the field at Sanford Stadium instead of walking off under his own power his team just having finished off a blowout victory in his final home game.  However, this is a game that should cememt Murray's legacy and make him one of the...

Could UGA Transition to a 4-3 Defense? I have been asked multiple times over the last couple weeks about if UGA were to decide to part ways this offseason with Grantham and bring in a coach that wants to play the 4-3, would UGA be able to adapt with the personnel that they currently have on campus.Below is how I would...

Current SEC Recruiting Rankings/Update #1 – AlabamaReason for Ranking:  Simply put this is the best class in the SEC and the best class in the country and it does not look like anyone will be able to surpass them.  They are landing some elite level offensive line prospects and also...

Richt Has TOUGH Decision Ahead on Grantham This is Todd Grantham's 4th Season in Athens.  In his four years in Athens UGA has had largely had a successful run on defense.  Below look at a few of the key statistical trends:Rushing Defense:2010 - #56 - 147.23 ypg2011 - #11 - 101.21 ypg2012 - #77...

ImYourHuckleberry - Richt’s Job 100% Secure If you have read my articles on a consistent basis you will know that I have always been a huge supporter of Mark Richt.  However, I had begun to question whether or not McGarity should keep him in Athens after UGA's loss to Vanderbilt.  Now, after a completely gut wrenching loss to Auburn I...

Nothing But LOVE for Aaron Murray Aaron Murray's performance against Auburn may have been the best of his career but unfortunately it came in a loss.  Murray was truly spectacular.  Passing for 415 yards and 2 TD's while also having two TD runs.  All of this taking place in a hostile environment against a defense that was getting...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Auburn PREDICTION This weekend the #25 Georgia Bulldogs travel to the Plains to take on the #7 Auburn Tigers.  In a scheduling quirk this is the second season in a row that the Bulldogs will be making the trip to Auburn to face a Tiger team that is hungry to avenge a 38-0 thrashing by the Bulldogs on their home...

ImYourHuckleberry - BIG TIME Recruiting Update!!!

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Florida PREDICTION This is a swing game for both teams seasons.  Sure, both teams had much higher expectations then coming into this game both at 4-3 and both unranked but each team still has the opportunity to get to 10 wins if they win out the rest of the season and win their bowl game.  It also has implications...

World’s Largest Coaching HOT SEAT Party We are no longer supposed to call this game “The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” but there are some out there starting to call it the coaching "hot seat” party.  Whether it is fair or not there is a lot of pressure on both of these coaches heading into this game.  With both teams 4-3,...

Demoralizing the Gator D! This is what everyone has been waiting for since the LSU game, the return of Todd Gurley - the most talented running back in the nation.  It could not come at a better time for the Bulldogs heading into the Cocktail Party against a Florida defense that boasts one of the best pass defenses in the...

ImYourHuckleberry - BIG CHANGES Ahead in 2014! It is a great time for this team to have an off week.  It is time for guys like Todd Gurley, Michael Bennett, Tray Matthews and hopefully Chris Conley and Josh Harvey-Clemons to get healthy.  It is also time for this team to get their minds right and gather themselves after all of their season...

Welcome HOME Kirby Smart? As I have said in other articles today one of the cardinal rules of Georgia football and football across the SEC is that you don't lose to Vanderbilt. But UGA did exactly that and that has led to a bunch of questions swirling around the program. On the to of that list is a look at the man who...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update! It has been very quiet on the UGA recruiting front since the monster game v. LSU.  A lot of this is the result of the UGA class having so few numbers left available and many of the targets left on their board at least six weeks or more away from making a decision.  Behind the scenes the Bulldogs...

ImYourHuckleberry - PREDICTIONS for HUGE Weekend of SEC Games! Finally, college football is really heating up over these last couple weeks with a bunch of great matchups across the country and especially in the Southeast.  This Saturday is going to be one of those days where you just sit down in front of the TV and tell your wife to grab you a cold beer and...

CHANGES Coming on DEFENSE? On the defensive side of the ball all has been quiet publicly since the loss to Missouri from the players and the position coaches.  Todd Grantham and Mark Richt have both expressed their disappointment in the way the unit has performed thus far this season and the lack of progress but have not...

ImYourHuckleberry - 2014 RECRUITING Class a GAMECHANGER for Dawgs Defense? The Bulldogs have a lot of young talent on defense this year and a lot of freshmen that are playing immediately.  There are areas of strength on this defense and there are certainly areas of weakness.  The question is whether or not UGA is recruiting correctly in the Class of 2014 to help improve...

TIME for Grantham to GO? The great debate raging within the Bulldog Nation after another lackluster performance by the Georgia defense is whether or not Todd Grantham should have a job as defensive coordinator at the end of the season.  When you sit down and analyze how the defense underachieved last season and how much...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Mizzou - PREDICTION What a difficult game to predict.  If UGA was a healthy football team coming into this game I would have no problem picking the Bulldogs and picking them by a significant amount.  But that is not the case heading into this game against the Tigers.  The Tigers are a solid 5-0 and ranked #5 in the...

A Reason for OPTIMISM for UGA Defense Through the first four games of the season against Clemson, South Carolina, North Texas and LSU the Bulldogs defense took its fair share of criticism for not performing at a level expected of UGA fans.  Last weekend after the Bulldogs let the Volunteers score three TD's in the second half the...

Grantham good or bad all of a sudden? Did he forget how to coach? Or is it the youth on the Bulldogs defense this year. I remember it was not too long ago we were all so afraid a pro team was going to steal him away because his defenses were so good. Or how about when we were all petrified that rumors of his leaving was going to ruin...

Grantham's Scheme or Lack of Execution to BLAME? Todd Grantham has been taking a lot of heat over the performance of his defense thus far this season.  At first many people were willing to cut him a break because the defense was so young but now fans are starting to get restless as the Dawgs are now five games into the season and the defense is...

CHANGE in PHILOSOPHY on Offense v. Missouri? What has the hallmark been of this UGA offense over the last season and a half?  Explosive plays.  Coming into Saturday's game against Tennessee the Bulldogs were #2 in the nation, only behind Oregon, in plays over 25+ yards since the start of the 2012 season.  Plain and simple the Bulldogs...

WON the Game...LOST the Season? Any road victory in the SEC is a good victory.  Beating Tennessee on the road is a good win.  When you consider you had to play the game without your two best running backs (Gurley and Marshall) and without three of your top four receivers (Bennett, Scott-Wesley, Mitchell) it makes the win...

Tennessee Fans NOT too CONFIDENT In my usual weekly feature when I know someone who has the pulse of the opposing team and fan base I like to ask them a few questions.  This weekend I reached out to a friend of mine and he provided some quality analysis and insight into the attitude of the Volunteer fan base:#1 –...

STYLE POINTS Important Against Tennessee After UGA's 3-1 start to the season with victories against #6 South Carolina, #6 LSU and their only loss to #3 Clemson UGA fans are understandably starting to think of scenarios that could land them in Pasadena for the National Championship game.  Obviously, the Bulldogs would need to win their...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Tennessee PREDICTION As expected after a brutal stretch to start the season facing 3 Top 10 teams the Bulldogs are a bit banged up.  Todd Gurley's ankle has him looking at best as 50/50 for the game but UGA coaches would likely prefer to hold him out this weekend to let him get back closer to 100%.  Tray Matthews who...

Who STARTS at Free Safety for UGA v. Tennessee The UGA coaching staff has a very interesting decision in front of them this weekend when the Bulldogs head to Knoxville to face the Volunteers.  Unless you were living under a rock yesterday you heard that Tray Matthews was not at practice after having “tweaked” his hamstring in practice on...

BREAKOUT Game for Keith Marshall Thus far this season there has been a reasonable amount of criticism directed at Keith Marshall.  Through four games now he hasn't broken one of his signature long runs that he takes 60+ yards for a TD and showcases his sprinters speed.  He has also had some trouble running between the tackles...

BIGGEST Test for UGA Run Defense? The only way the Tennessee Volunteers can beat the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend in Knoxville is to run the ball and play keep away from the Georgia defense.  In the press conferences for both Mark Richt and Butch Jones you got the idea that it was the #1 key for the Vols to be able pound the...

Dawgs New MONSTER in the MIDDLE! In UGA's season opener against Clemson the Bulldogs defense allowed 197 yards rushing.  In Week 2 against the Gamecocks the Bulldogs allowed 226 yards rushing.  The Bulldog Nation was getting very frustrated with Todd Grantham's inability to stop the run and many were saying that his scheme...

ImYourHuckleberry - LSU v. UGA Report Card Quarterback – A+ – Just when I thought Aaron Murray could not play any better than he did against South Carolina he elevated his game to a whole new level against LSU.  The most impressive part of the game was how calm and cool he was in the pocket, especially on the go ahead...

Position Change PERMANENT for Harvey-Clemons? On Thursday before the LSU game I wrote the blog titled “Position Change for Josh Harvey-Clemons”.  In that blog I said the following:“I don't like him at the star because it really takes him out of the game to a certain extent. He has to play a lot of man coverage where if the QB does...

ImYourHuckleberry – UGA v. LSU PREDICTION! The Bayou Bengals come calling on the Dawgs in Athens this week in another game that will determine National Championship aspirations.  This is the third game for the Bulldogs already in only five weeks that they will have played with everything on the line.  LSU on the other hand played a tough...

Position CHANGE for Josh Harvey-Clemons This weekend's game against LSU is going to be a whole different kind of game for the entire UGA defense.  LSU is going line up in your traditional I-formation and two tight end sets more than any offense UGA has seen this season.  Also with LSU, what you see is what you get a majority of the...

ImYourHuckleberry – 5 KEY Matchups v. LSU #1 – LSU Left Tackle & Left Guard v. UGA Defensive End & Nose Guard – LSU loves to run the ball to the left side on offense behind La'El Collins and the monstrous Vadal Alexander.  Those two young men are huge and they are punishing run blockers.  So far this season LSU is...

LSU a BAD Matchup for Georgia Defense? I have watched enough LSU football over the last two days enough to make me more nervous than I was for the Clemson or South Carolina game.  When I watch them play I see an attitude, a swagger and extreme physicality.  Like Coach Richt has said, LSU's goal is to punish you and break your will...

Harvey-Clemons NOT Living Up to HYPE? This offseason we continuously heard from the defensive coaches, including Grantham and Lakatos, what a playmaker JHC was and that he was going to be a difference maker for this defense.  Now, three games into the season I still don't see that difference maker on the field.  In my humble opinion...

ImYourHuckleberry - The GOOD, BAD & UGLY v. North Texas THE GOODAaron Murray - Sure, Aaron made one terrible decision on the attempted throw to Michael Bennett in the red zone and he was the first to admit it.  Outside of that Aaron had another excellent game.  He is more accurate then ever and when you combine...

New STARTER at Cornerback? One of the goals that was not accomplished in the North Texas game was building a large enough lead to where the coaches felt comfortable giving some of the freshmen some playing time to get much needed experience.  I am certain the coaches would have liked to get more time to evaluate guys like...

Is YOUNG Georgia Defense MAN ENOUGH? This weekend when LSU comes calling the Dawgs in Athens it is going to be a challenge of this young defenses manhood.  If you watched LSU's offense against Auburn you know that they are going to line up in the traditional I-formation and run isolation plays right at you and dare you to stop it....

Aaron Murray's SCARY Prediction “At the pregame dinner, Murray told me he was going to go off.  I kid you not.  He told me he was going to go off and he told me to get open and to get open often.  So when he told me that, I had no doubts”.  Justin Scott-Wesley on what Aaron Murray told him before the...

Gurley WILL NOT Win the HEISMAN Admittedly, I have not seen every player in all of college football this season.  However, through the first three weeks of the season I feel pretty comfortable saying that it will be one of six players in the country that are in consideration for the Heisman will win the award.  They are Teddy...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. North Texas PREDICTION It has been a nice little breather for the fan base and the coaching staff as well as the players after a brutal anxiety ridden start to the season.  The off week could not have come at a better time for the Bulldogs with guys like Todd Gurley, Keith Marshall, Kenarious Gates and several other...

The FUTURE of Left Tackle at UGA Over the last six seasons I would argue the biggest hole on the UGA football team has been the lack of a pure left tackle to protect the quarterbacks blind side.  In my opinion the last time UGA had that player was in 2007 when true freshmen Trinton Sturdivant wowed everyone and was truly a...

UGA to Use TRIPLE OPTION? In The Red & Black's practice report the student newspaper stated – “The running backs, fullbacks and quarterbacks operated together during all three periods that the media had access to. The three units began by running a triple option set with the quarterbacks handing the ball off to the...

Bobo Getting CREATIVE with Marshall Up until last season I had questions about Mike Bobo's ability to come up with creative ways to get players the ball in a position to best use their skill set.  Against Clemson, those questions came up again when Todd Gurley pulled his quad muscle and Bobo repeatedly rammed the ball straight...

Is it Reggie Carter's TIME? I went back and re-watched a good big of the South Carolina game and while Ramik Wilson racked up a bunch of tackles it looked like he was really struggling out there.  He has very good athletic ability and above average speed for a middle linebacker which has allowed him to rack up a bunch of...

Way to Early RASHAAN EVANS Signing Day PREDICTION RaShaan Evans - 6'3 225 - ILB/OLB - Evans is one of my favorite prospects in the class of 2014.  He can play ILB or OLB on the collegiate level and can work in either the 3-4 or the 4-3.  He has a great combination of size and speed and the physicality to contribute from Day 1....

ImYourHuckleberry - SEC Week 3 Power Rankings #1 - Alabama - Alabama has holes on defense in the secondary and struggles to get pressure on the QB but offensively they are a juggernaut.  The offensive line took great strides between the Virginia Tech game and the A& game.#2 - LSU - The LSU defense...

PERFECT Test for UGA Defense! This Saturday the North Texas Mean Green (named after Mean Joe Green) will be coming to Athens to face the Georgia Bulldogs coming off a bye week after two brutal weeks to start the season.  The defense has now had two extra weeks of practice and the coaches have really had some time...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 3 PREDICTIONS Tennessee @ #2 Oregon – The Vols make the roadtrip this weekend out to Eugene to face the Oregon Ducks.  This is a huge test for Butch Jones as a head coach and the Tennessee defense going up against one of the most high powered offenses in the country.  Tennessee will have some...

Grantham STRUGGLING to Stop the RUN A disturbing trend at UGA over the last season plus the first two games of this season is Georgia's inability stop the opponents run game.  At the end of last season in the SEC Championship the Bulldogs defense was throttled by the Alabama running game which is understandable given that Alabama...

Who Will REDSHIRT for UGA? This is the game where we will likely find out once and for all who will be redshirting for the Bulldogs this season.  Usually, you get a reasonable idea in the 1st or 2nd game of the season when you play a cupcake FCS level team and you see everyone get a chance to play....

Clowney CRYING, Gurley RISING The ESPN hype train is beginning to die down on Jadeveon Clowney after two lackluster performances by the impossible standards set by the four letter network.  Johnny Manziel's hype train could come to an abrupt stop as well if the Alabama defense is able to contain him and the Tide offense is...

Do Dawgs Have ANY DEPTH at CB? We heard a lot this off-season about the coaches being very excited because of the amount of depth that they would have on defense this season.  So far we are seeing that ring true on the defensive line where Garrison Smith, Sterling Bailey, Ray Drew, Toby Johnson, Josh Dawson, Johnathan Taylor...

ImYourHuckleberry - MAJOR Recruiting Update As you all know this was a HUGE recruiting weekend for the Bulldogs with the Gamecocks coming into town.  From what I have heard and also from players reactions themselves on Twitter many recruits left the game incredibly impressed with what they saw from the Georgia football team and the UGA...

SEC Power Rankings #1 – Alabama – The two-time defending National Champions showed they still have some work to do in their only game of the season thus far against Virginia Tech but until they are knocked off they won't move from this rank regardless of how good anyone else looks.  In the words of...

ImYourHuckleberry - PRESSURE is On Grantham! After the performance of the Bulldogs offense the first two weeks of this season there is no question that this offense will be a juggernaut that will be very difficult to stop this season.  The offensive line made a drastic improvement from Week 1 to Week 2 which I truly did not expect.  Aaron...

Dawgs Still Have to EARN RESPECT! It is great to be a Georgia Bulldog after a victory like the one on Saturday evening.  That was one of the most emotional up and down games I have been a part of in 30 years of watching Georgia football.  Once we built a 17-3 lead I thought we might blow their doors off, then when the game was...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. South Carolina PREDICTION This is cupcake week in the SEC this week with only two premiere games.  UGA v. South Carolina is certainly the marquee matchup of the week in the SEC but Miami v. Florida will also be a big battle.  In the end I expect the Gators defense to be too much for Miami's offense but it will be really...

Behind ENEMY Lines - UGA v. South Carolina Edition One of my good friends Rob is a Gamecocks insider and follows South Carolina athletics closer then just about anyone I know.  Last year I asked him some questions about the UGA v. South Carolina matchup and the article received a...

CONFIDENT Gamecocks Talking TRASH! Nothing gets me fired up more than going over to the opponents websites and looking for some good old fashioned trash talk.  After having gone to South Carolina last year and the way their fans acted when they beat us I have no respect for Gamecocks fans anymore.  They were a classless bunch that...

BEST Offense UGA Will Face ALL Season? I went back last night and watched the UGA v. Clemson game as difficult as it was to watch and I was left truly blown away by just how good the Clemson offense was despite playing behind what I would call an average offensive line.  Tahj Boyd is the best QB the Bulldogs will face all season...

HUGE Defensive Improvement v. Gamecocks? Watching the game from the stands at Clemson I left the game feeling good about the Dawgs young defense.  Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson did a very nice job at inside linebacker for their first time playing together.  I think that Ray Drew and Sterling Bailey both had breakout games and are...

Harvey-Clemmons SUSPENSION Brutal I am not going to sit here behind a computer and rag on Connor Norman.  That is not what I do.  Connor fought his hardest for 60 minutes and did a nice job  given his abilities.  But once Clemson decided to pick on him they...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Clemson PREDICTION Memorial Stadium is going to be rocking on Saturday night.  The crowd will go crazy as the players rub the rock and come roaring down the field while the band plays Tiger Rag.  It truly is one of the unique sites in college football and it will undoubtedly have the Clemson faithful going crazy...

ImYourHucklebery - Is UGA READY for Clemson? What can be said that has not already been said?  Now is the time of the quiet before the storm and what a brutal yet beautiful storm it could be to start the season.  This team and coaching staff has worked tirelessly through spring practice and now an especially physical fall camp to be ready...

Dawgs Defense Gets GREAT News! In some very good news for the Bulldogs not only did Tray Matthews return to practice but so did Shaq Fluker.  What is great news is that both of them were in red jerseys meaning they were full go for practice.  I am sure they might have been held out of a drill or two but it is great news to...

Grantham Getting CREATIVE with Leonard Floyd As everyone knows Josh Harvey-Clemmons has been suspended for the Clemson game.  Not only does that effect UGA's base defense when Harvey-Clemmons lines up at strong safety but it may impact the Dawgs even more when they are in the nickel and he moves down to play the star position.  Well in...

Can Tray Matthews Be EFFECTIVE v. Clemson? Chip Towers and the AJC are at it again.  As usual, Chip likes to beat down the Bulldogs as the season draws near.  Typically he has a lot of fodder for his columns but with the season drawing near and no UGA players getting in trouble off the field he has to find another way to beat down the...

ImYourHuckleberry - 5 KEY Matchups v. Clemson #1 - Kenarious Gates (LT) v. Vic Beasley (DE) - Last season Kenarious Gates played a lot of solid football.  However, he did struggle when he was forced to block wide speed rushers and that is exactly what Beasley is.  Beasley likes to play a bit of a "Wide 9" DE position in pass...

ImYourHuckleberry - 5 Keys for a Georgia VICTORY! #1 - Weather the Storm - This Clemson crowd is going to be absolutely insane.  For those of you who were at the UGA v. South Carolina game last year you saw what an impact an electric environment can have on a college football game.  There is no doubt Clemson is going to come out...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 1 PREDICTIONS ImYourHuckleberry - Week 1 PREDICTIONSNorth Carolina @ #6 South Carolina - Thursday @ 6:00 PMThe season starts off with a bang when the Tarheels travel to Columbia to face the Gamecocks.  This is the battle of the Carolinas and the winner will earn the right to call themselves...

C’MON Man – UGA v. Clemson Prediction Huck is usually the man when it comes to predictions but I figured that I would take my shot at a prediction for the UGA v. Clemson game. I have to go ahead and make my prediction now because I am going to be on a mission trip with my church to Ecuador for the next 7 days arriving back in Atlanta...

Clemson Offense Has TRICKS Up Their Sleeve! Last year Clemson had one of the most dynamic offenses in the country, everyone knows that.  As a matter of fact, their offense finished the season averaging 321.6 ypg passing, 191.1 ypg rushing and 41.0 ppg.  I know that many fans out there will say “well that's because they play in the ACC”....

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Clemson RB Matchup Breakdown You don't find too many teams willing to schedule a game like this on the opening weekend of the season.  Sure in the media coaches will say it is great because it forces the team to be focused all through summer workouts and through fall camp.  But behind closed doors, to a man, I believe all...

Time to Push PANIC Button! Yesterday's practice now in the backseat, the Bulldogs now have only 11 days until they face the Clemson Tigers under the bright lights in a Primetime game in Death Valley.  Much of the team has been getting healthy over the last week with OLB's James DeLoach, Leonard Floyd and Davin Bellamy all...

Wednesday NIGHT GAME Between the Hedges Tomorrow is setting up to probably be the most important practice of fall practice.  The Bulldogs first scrimmaged a week ago and the team was just coming off a two-a-day practice and had been grinding through physical camp practices which led to a bit of a fatigued and lackluster performance....

RISKS Taken on Special Teams? The Bulldogs conducted their first major special teams workout of the fall on Monday when they dedicated a large portion of practice to getting the special teams prepared for the opening weekend.  With the Dawgs facing Clemson the opening weekend and having to try to cover Sammy Watkins on punts...

Want to Get FIRED UP? Clemson Fans Talking TRASH! This is such a fun time of year!  Everyone is fired up about their team and there are probably 30 teams in the country that think if all the cards fall right they will be playing in Pasadena for the National Championship.  What makes it especially fun this year is UGA starting out against...

NEW Approach to Fall Practice Fall practice for the Bulldogs has taken on a much different look from the norm.  Usually, the offense and defense match up #1's v. #2's and eventually move to work solely against the Scout team.  However, this fall because of their brutal schedule to start the season Mark Richt has gone to more...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update! Shattle Fenteng – 6'2 200 CB – This is a big offer that went out for the Bulldogs and one that we have been expecting for quite some time.  Fenteng is a 6'2 200 pound CB that caught the Bulldogs eye when they were scouting his teammate at Hutchinson C.C. in Kansas.  Fenteng is a...

Behind ENEMY Lines – Clemson UPDATE I was able to talk to a good friend of mine that is wired in down in Clemson to talk to him about what is going on in Death Valley with their first fall practice set to take place tonight.  Obviously, he is incredibly fired up just like all of the UGA fans are.  I asked him to send me a basic...

Key INJURED Players Recovering Well! Two very talented players with question marks lingering regarding their “true health” status began to be answered at the first practice of the fall yesterday.  These two players, Michael Bennett and Toby Johnson, should be big time impact players for UGA this season.  Both Bennett and Johnson...

UGA Receiver Ready to EXPLODE onto the Scene! With Aaron Murray entering his fourth season as starting QB for the Georgia Bulldogs there are a bunch of receivers that have the opportunity to really benefit from having an experienced and accurate QB getting them the ball.  When you look back to last season Aaron Murray completed 20 or more...

ImYourHuckleberry - Fall Camp Question #1 Who Will START Opposite Tray Matthews at Clemson?Josh Harvey-Clemmons suspension is looming larger with each and every day.  However, even after Harvey-Clemmons returns from his suspension he will only be playing strong safety about 35% of the time because UGA spends 65%...

This is OUR YEAR, This is OUR TIME! My vacation gave me time to step back and gain a little bit of perspective on the upcoming season.  Sometimes when you get so close to everything you get blinders on and you don't see the big picture.  Tonight I sat down and stayed up until midnight watching the best college football game of the...

A RELENTLESS Pass Rush in 2013! Last season the Bulldogs got after the QB at a very effective rate.  Their numbers were amongst the top in the country in terms of sacks but the pressure was not always consistent and relentless. That is the goal of Todd Grantham's defense in 2013 to help protect an inexperienced secondary...

Noseguard Depth Chart Written in PENCIL Another great battle in fall practice will unfold at one of the most important positions on Todd Grantham's defense - noseguard.  After spring practice the depth chart has Mike Thornton as 1st team NG and Chris Mayes as his backup.  Not listed on that depth chart is the biggest wildcard for the...

ImYourHuckleberry - 4 KEYS to Fall Camp! It is almost here!  With each passing day we are closer and closer to strapping those chinstraps tight at “little” Death Valley in Clemson for one of the premier matchups of the season.  However, before the moment we have all been waiting for since the final whistle sounded in our victory over...

UGA Offense to Play FAST Tempo in 2013 All of the signs coming out of Athens are pointing to the UGA offense playing at a much faster tempo on 2013.  As has been well documented the UGA offensive line appears to have made a big push to get in better cardiovascular shape and lose bad weight during the spring and summer.  That was...

BIGGEST Shoes to Fill on Defense UGA lost a bunch of incredibly talented players in from the 2012 defensive depth chart to graduation and the NFL.  The attrition was so extreme that the Dawgs are only returning two starters on defense and during the first 4 games of the season they will face 3 Top 10 teams.  There is no team in...

MAKE or BREAK for Georgia with 5-Star Recruit? The Bulldog coaching staff received and fans received some great news on Monday evening – Lorenzo Carter will be in Athens for Dawg Night!  Unless you have been living under a rock you know that Carter is a 6'5 225 freak athlete that would fit perfectly in Todd Grantham's 3-4 defense at outside...

ImYourHuckleberry - Georgia WILL BEAT Clemson On TV here in Charlotte over the weekend they were showing some of the best ACC games from the 2012 Season.  Two of the games included Clemson.  The first game was Clemson v. South Carolina and the second game was Clemson v. LSU.  Between those two games the formula was made clear for how you...

PREDICTING the 2013 Regular Season (With Poll) We have all had plenty of time to take a look at the UGA schedule and evaluate the opponents on the schedule and I wanted to put together a poll to get the consensus of the Bulldog Nation on what they believe UGA's record will be this season.  It is a schedule that has me very conflicted.  If we...

Myth of CULTURE and LEADERSHIP in Athens? Every offseason their tends to be a lot of talk around the program about how the team is working harder over the summer than they ever have.  There is talk about how there is more leadership around the program from the upperclassmen.  There is talk about how dedicated everyone is to winning an...

ImYourHuckleberry – HUGE Recruiting Update Kendall Baker – 6'6 290 – DL/OTKendall Baker will be announcing his college decision tonight with the main contenders still appearing to be UGA and Auburn.  As long as he is still a “take” by UGA we don't foresee him playing is college football anywhere but UGA.  The most...

C'MON Man! Preseason Top 20 #1 – Alabama Crimson Tide – They are the 2-Time Defending Champs, can't put anyone else there.#2 – Oregon Ducks – I have a feeling this might be their most talented offense yet.#3 – Georgia Bulldogs – Powerful offense should put up enough points for young defense to get feet on the...

Bulldogs HIDDEN Gem in 2013 Class The more and more I hear about 2013 UGA Signee Brendan Douglas the more I get fired up to see him carry the ball.  All of his teammates are raving about him in summer workouts, about how strong and physical he is, how hard he works and his deceptive speed.  I have seen it making the rounds that...

GREAT News on Toby Johnson There is a reason that Toby Johnson was one of, if not the best defensive lineman in the Junior College ranks.  At 6'5 310 pounds he is a hell of an athlete.  However, mid-season last year he suffered what many thought would be a devastating knee injury that would likely keep a man of his size...

UGA Finally Has That DUDE!!! Hear me out on this.  When you look back over the last 10 years of teams who have won National Championships every team has had a guy on their team, a superstar that carried them to victory in their close games.  In 2004 Southern Cal had Reggie Bush, in 2005 Texas had Vince Young, in 2006 and...

ImYourHuckleberry - Top 10 BREAKOUT Players - #2 Damian Swann - 5'11 180 - CBSwann's story is very similar to Chris Conley.  Swann was crushed after the SEC Championship game when he was beat deep by Amari Cooper at a pivotal point of the game. But Swann got up and dusted himself off and has worked hard all offseason to become a better...

ImYourHuckleberry - Top 10 BREAKOUT Players - #3 Johnathon Taylor - 6'4 335 - DLIt is time for "Country Strong" to have his coming out party and I believe that is exactly what is going to happen.  There are few things these guy agree on when it comes to who runs the fastest or jumps the highest but when anyone asks who the strongest...

ImYourHuckleberry – Top 10 BREAKOUT Players - #9 Keith Marshall – 5'11 219 – RBI know what you are saying, Keith Marshall already broke out last year!  The kid had 759 yards rushing with averaged 6.5 yards per carry and had 8 TD's.  Yes, those numbers are impressive for any true freshmen in the SEC but Marshall's performance was largely...

UGA Falling Further BEHIND for Lambert Credit for this information to Michael Carvell of the AJC for a nice piece of reporting and a solid update the AJC is reporting that the Dawgs continue to fall further behind for DaVonte Lambert's commitment.  As I had reported approximately two weeks ago the Dawgs had fallen behind the Gators on...

CLEMSON Fans Ask Can UGA Offense Be STOPPED? As usual I make visits over the boards of other schools in the offseason and when the game is coming up to see what their fans have to say about playing UGA.  As you can certainly imagine on the Clemson board it has been on fire with discussion of the UGA game to open the season.  The Clemson...

PROJECTING the STARTING Offensive Line LT:  John Theus – 6'6 298 – Theus had a rough spring and the coaches sent him a wake-up call in the spring by putting him as 2nd String Right Tackle on the final depth chart.  I have a gut feeling that Theus will get the wakeup call and elevate his game to a next...

Dawg RUN Defense Will Be BETTER! I am someone who appreciates almost all sports but this is a point in time where I start dying for some football.  I don't care if it is NFL Pre-Season, Training Camp, fall practice or watching games from last year.  So yesterday as I was having one of my football withdraw days I decided to kick...

UGA’s Top 6 IMPACT Freshmen/Transfers I posted a poll several weeks ago regarding who UGA fans thought would be the biggest impact incoming player for the Dawgs this season.  The runaway leader was Tray Matthews and Reggie Wilkerson who suffered a season ending knee injury was also high up on that list.  Using the input of Dawg fans...

Da'Shawn Hand's IMPACT on Lorenzo Carter There is one aspect of the UGA v. Alabama battle for Lorenzo Carter that not many people are talking about.  That is where the #1 Player in the Nation, Da'Shawn Hand ends up playing his college football.  At the Rivals 5-Star Challenge these two were on the same field and had the opportunity to...

Georgia Defensive Line. The Defensive line will be one of the major keys to Georgia's success this season. If you remember the last few years Georgia has struggled late in some key games on Defense. I don't think it was due to conditioning but think it was due to lack of depth. You cannot just leave the same people out...

Gamecocks BETTER Than Last Year This is one of the topics I am most intrigued by and I had the opportunity to ask my South Carolina insider a few question about the Gamecocks aimed at getting the answer of to the question of - Will the Gamecocks be better than last year?1) How is the South Carolina QB situation...

Mark Richt Speaks the TRUTH!! I am enjoying the Mark Richt we are seeing this off-season.  A little more intense, a little more assertive, not playing any games and as always speaking the truth.  When I heard the news break regarding the Harvey-Clemmons situation of course I was disappointed but I didn't have a sense of...

I Like Connor Norman but C’MON MAN!! The suspension of JHC for the Clemson game looms very large at this moment.  All have projected in the base defense that Tray Matthews would line up at Free Safety and JHC would be at Strong Safety opening weekend.  Then in the when UGA went to the nickel they would slide JHC down to cover the...

Breaking BAMA! Alabama is a juggernaut.  There is no other way to put it right now.  They have the best head coach in college football, the best Strength & Conditioning program and the best recruiting.  I know there are teams that will beat the Tide every once in a while but like Texas A&M last season or LSU...

Richt - FAST but not TOO FAST In this season's UGA Days a major topic of discussion has been the tempo of the Dawgs offense in 2014.   With an experienced signal caller in Aaron Murray, an experienced offensive line and loads of depth/talent at the skill positions many have been encouraging Bobo to play with an uptempo...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update After 10 Days at Saint Simons and Saint Augustine for my wedding and honeymoon I am back!  It was a great time and as difficult as it was I was able to meet my wife's one request.  She said no computers/blogs for those 10 days which I think is a reasonable request.  So since we have been back and...

Dawgs Too Big to Play Fast There has been a lot made of Coach Richt and Coach Bobo wanting the Dawgs to play at a faster pace in the 2013 season.  They have an experienced QB in Aaron Murray that can read the defense from the line of scrimmage and call the appropriate audible.  They have running backs, receivers and tight...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update Part II Part II continues with the theme of the competition between Georgia and Alabama on the recruiting trail in the 2014 Recruiting Class.  It has become a recurring theme because both teams do things very similary.  Both run a pro-style offense and both run the 3-4 defense.  Both teams want to run...

Can you believe Jarvis Jones was the 17th pick??? It is absolutely ridiculous that Jarvis was chosen 17th in the draft. Because of a bad workout? Because of medical concerns? Because of a slower-than-expected 40 time?  The NFL is looking more and more like the NBA drafting young men on potential not on what they accomplished on the field for 3-4...

Should UGA Switch to Oregon Style Offense? This season I think we are going to see a huge change in the way that UGA runs their offense.  This team has so many proven weapons on the offensive side of the ball including Chris Conley, Malcolm Mitchell, Michael Bennett, Rontavious Wooten, Arthur Lynch, Jay Rome, Todd Gurley and Keith...

FINALLY Healthy and Ready to Make Impact Coming out of high school T.J. Stripling was rated as one of the Top 100 players in the nation by all of the major recruiting services.  His junior year in HS he had 14 sacks and as a senior he had 21 sacks.  There were incredibly high expectations when he arrived in Athens and during fall...

Ray Drew Flashes DOMINANCE Thus far during spring practice you have heard a lot about Sterling Bailey and Mike Thornton and how they were really making a lot of progress.  One name that had been very quiet was Ray Drew.  In the Bulldog nation there has been a growing contingent of people worried about whether or not Drew...

Freshmen SHOW OUT on Defense Nothing like the first scrimmage of spring practice when you are going through football withdrawal and you would give anything to see some the boys put on the red and black.  Unfortunately with spring practice you only get to see the final scrimmage on G-Day but if this first scrimmage is any...

Dawgs and Bama on a COLLISION Course in 2013! If the Dawg stay healthy through spring and fall practice they will likely be the favorites to win the SEC East for a third straight year in what should be a highly contested division race between the Gamecocks, Gators and Dawgs.  South Carolina undoubtedly has the easiest SEC schedule, avoiding...

Kentavious Street a PERFECT Fit! Those who closely follow UGA recruiting heard music to their ears over the weekend when 6'4 255 pound defensive end Kentavious Street said that UGA has been recruiting him very hard and if things keep going so way he could commit to the Dawgs in May.  Why is this such good news?  Street is...

WILL Harvey-Clemmons REACH His POTENTIAL? This is something I want to get the opinion of the Bulldog Nation on.  Is UGA making a mistake with Josh Harvey-Clemmons?  Mark Richt and Todd Grantham have both made it abundantly clear that Harvey-Clemmons is one of the most athletically gifted players on the roster and could be a big-time...

ImYourHuckleberry - 5 Predictions for Spring Practice (1) Jonathan Taylor EMERGES - Behind the scenes in Athens there was a lot of talk about Taylor last year when he was playing on the scout team.  He is a legit 6'4 335 pounds and is incredibly thickly built  for a guy that is only 19 years old.  He has the ideal thick lower body,...

IDEAL Post-Spring Depth Chart - Defense! Heading into spring practice there are a lot of questions on the defensive side of the ball.  The Bulldogs lost a ton of talent on that side of the ball, a great deal of that talent will be playing on Sunday's next year.  Therefore, there are a lot of available positions up for grabs this spring....

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #1 - Johnathan Taylor - NG - 6'4 335 If you have not been fortunate enough to see Taylor up close and personal he is a monster of a young man.  At 6'4 335 pounds he actually looks slim.  He is very thickly built especially through the upper body but doesn't have the gut you typically see in a person his size.  In my opinion he has...

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #2 - Tray Matthews - FS - 6'0 195 Putting a true freshmen as the #2 player of the most important spring camps?  Absolutely!  Tray Matthews is that important moving forward for the Bulldogs heading into the 2013 season.  For Grantham's defense to play up to it's potential he needs a reliable, ball-hawking free safety that will put...

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #4 - Josh Harvey-Clemons - ATH - 6'5 220 Spring camp for Harvey-Clemons is very important because he is one of the best athletes on the UGA football team if not the best.  You don't find too many people at 6'5 220 pounds with his combination of speed, strength, agility, and length.  Depending on where he fills out in terms of weight he...

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #5 - Sheldon Dawson - CB - 5'11 185 We have reached the Top 5!  These are the players that the Dawgs are relying on to have an excellent spring camp to prove that they are ready to be starters in the fall.  So without wasthing any more time lets get into the Top 5:Sheldon Dawson is a special talent in the mold of Brandon...

Should Aaron Murray use his legs more? Aaron Murray should use his legs more.  No, he doesn't need to take hits like he took his freshman and sophomore season because he'll RG3 himself to the bench if he's not careful. It you will take a look at this video though, around the...

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #7 - Corey Moore - SS - 6'2 215 I have to be honest about Corey Moore, I was very disappointed with him last year.  When it was announced that Bacarri Rambo was going to be suspended for the first four games I wasn't too worried because I thought Corey Moore was going to be ready to step in.  Unfortuantely, that was not the...

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #10 - Chris Mayes - NG - 6'4 325 The Dawgs are very happy to have Chris Mayes on campus.  At 6'4 325 he is a big body that the Dawgs desperately need to emerge along the defensive front after the departure of John Jenkins, Kwame Geathers, and Abry Jones to the NFL.  Mayes does not have the size of a Geathers or Jenkins but he is...

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #12 - Ryne Rankin - ILB - 6'1 230 Ryne Rankin joins Reggie Carter as the ILB's that were able to qualify and enroll early.  I have made no secret of the fact that I am a huge fan of Ryne Rankin. He is a flat out football player.  If you have any questions about that go on YouTube and watch the first 60 seconds of his film - you...

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #13 - Josh Dawson - OLB - 6'4 250 There is nobody on the UGA roster that can replace Jarvis Jones.  Jones was a special talent that was simply the perfect fit for Todd Grantham's defense.  Jordan Jenkins will try to fill that role but the position opposite him is wide open.  Headed into fall camp the competition is wide open but...

Top 20 Most Important Spring Camps - #14 - Reggie Carter - ILB - 6'1 225 The Dawgs lost Mike Gilliard, Christian Robinson, and Alec Ogletree this offseason.  That is a lot of talent and experience to try to replace.  One of the players that will be depended upon to contribute is true freshmen Reggie Carter.As a junior, Carter was one of the highest rated...

Montravius Adams Pre-Visit PREDICTION Adams is coming off an incredibly busy last few weeks of recruiting.  He has already been to Florida, Clemson, and Alabama.  His two remaining visits are to Georgia this weekend and then Auburn the following weekend.  He had a good time on his visit to...

BREAKOUT 2nd Year Players! The 2012 Recruiting Class saw several members make a huge IMPACT on the field.  Todd Gurley had 222 carries for 1385 yards and 17 TDs.  Keith Marshall had 117 carries for 759 yards and 8 TDs.  Jordan Jenkins had 31 tackles and 5 sacks.  John Theus emerged as a starter from Day 1 and was a...

Josh Harvey-Clemons FRUSTRATION If you have been following the news lately you have heard Josh Harvey-Clemons express some frustration with the uncertainty of where he will play for the Dawgs defense next season.  He could line up at Free Safety, Strong Safety, Star, Inside Linebacker, or Outside Linebacker.  He doesn't know....

Grantham NEEDS to Use Depth! In the NFL it is not too odd to see star defensive lineman or linebackers play every snap of the game on defense.  In his first two years at UGA, Grantham has brought that philosophy with him from the NFL to the collegiate level.  After the injury to Abry Jones, Garrison Smith and John Jenkins...

Saddle up- Kwame is leaving and Tajh Boyd is coming back UGA and Clemson got some very important news regarding their 2013 season today. Georgia nose tackle Kwame Geathers has let everyone know he plans on keeping the Geathers tradition alive by foregoing his senior season and putting his name in the 2013 NFL Draft in April. On the same day, the...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update Part 1 Naim Mustafa - Naim Mustafa did not make his decommitment public from UGA until right before he got on the plain to fly out to Oklahoma City and join the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  While Mustafa is a solid player it appears that UGA did not fight to hard to keep him.  Honestly,...

He MUST Step Up for Dawgs D in 2013!! The most exciting development on the defense for the Dawgs late in the 2012 season was the play of Ray Drew.  Against Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, and Nebraska - Drew got a reasonable amount of playing time and took full advantage.  When you watch film of those games when Drew is on the field...

UGA Run Defense an EASY Fix for Grantham After watching the UGA defense this season it has become apparent the primary source of their struggles on run defense.  I am sure Todd Grantham has seen the same thing I saw against Alabama and Nebraska.  The truth is, it is a relatively easy fix.  Grantham needs to look no further than to Nick...

ImYourHuckleberry - Bowl Predictions Guaranteed to LOSE You Money NC State v. Vanderbilt - The ACC may be just as bad of a football conference as the Big East.  Vanderbilt has been on a roll to end this season and I see them fired up for this game.  NC State players are auditioning for a new coach.  Vandy rolls, 31 - 13. Southern...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Nebraska Prediction It is time for one last UGA football game.  The last time we will see our Dawgs hitting another team in the mouth for nearly 9 months.  It is more than likely the last time we will see Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree.  Definitely the last time we will see Christian Robinson, Mike Gilliard, John...

What Does Rodney Garner's Move to Auburn REALLY Mean? Rodney Garner is a good recruiter.  Rodney Garner is a good defensive line coach.  However, he was no longer a fit at Georgia.  He was ready for a change of scenery and it was time to move on.  I don't hold any hatred towards Garner for this move because he did what was best for him and his...

ImYourHuckleberry - MONSTER Recruiting Mailbag!! @Kfoge - If the big people on the board commit early to other teams (M Adams, Tunsil, Foster, Kamara, etc) do you think the staff would sign others just to sign someone or would they look at trying to sign another 30 next year...

HUGE Opportunity in Bowl Practice? Over the next couple weeks of practice in Athens it is a time for young players to showcase what they have learned this season and how they have improved their games.  Practice looks a whole lot more like the last couple weeks of spring practice than like an in season practice.  There is no...

Early Enrollees to DOMINATE Secondary Depth Chart We all know that UGA will be losing 4 senior defensive backs to graduation and the NFL after the Capital One Bowl.  They aren't just any 4 seniors, they are guys who started a ton of games for the Dawgs and were very reliable and had developed a great chemistry.  With those guys moving on the...

Reuben Foster STARS at All-Star Game This week Reuben Foster is practicing for the annual Alabama v. Mississippi All-Star game.  This game features several of the countries top rated prospects but Reuben Foster stands out from the pack.  The coaches and media that are present at the game say it is clear that he is the best athlete...

Bobo and Grantham FIGHTING Over Mitchell Again! There is no question that Malcom Mitchell is one of the best athletes on the Georgia football team.  He spent the first four games of the season at cornerback and looked like a natural at the position.  He was strong enough to play bump and run coverage against receivers.  He was quick enough to...

REBUILDING the UGA Defense w/ 2013 Depth Chart Rebuilding the UGA defense is a monumental task for Todd Grantham.  The Bulldogs are not just losing senior's off the roster they are losing major contributors.  For example, the Bulldogs are losing of 8 of the teams 11 leading tacklers.  They 4 of the top 5 players responsible for tackles for a...

ImYourHuckleberry - MONSTER Recruiting Mailbag Update CMiddleton10742 - Heard chances are going up with Matthew Thomas.  Do you think we can get him? Chances are certainly going up with Thomas but I am not quite sold on the Dawgs chances at this moment.  I know that...

FINDING a Position for Josh Harvey-Clemons Heading into the 2013 season the Bulldogs will likely be losing a minimum of 10 players that received signifcant playing time on defense.  The hardest hit positions are inside linebacker and safety where the Dawgs will need to develop new impact players.  One of the candidates to fill in at one...

Vol Fans MELTING Down The coaching search for Tennessee did not go anywhere close to the way they had hoped.  First, their were rumors flying around the Vol Nation that it was a lock that John Gruden would be their next head coach and they would quickly return to supremacy.  After several other big name candidates...

Scheme Change on Dawgs Defense? As we all know Alabama was able to run the ball down the Dawgs throat in the SEC Championship game.  Alabama had to backs run for over 150 yards and were able to control the line of scrimmage with relative ease.  That begs the question will the Dawgs make a small change in scheme headed into...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update Laremy Tunsil - I saw some recent photos of Tunsil from his game just two weeks ago and I can't tell you what kind of athletic freak this young man is.  Recruiting services list him at 6'6 295 pounds.  The 6'6 is absolutely legit.  The 295 weight is a big underestimation in my...

ImYourHuckleberry - MY All-SEC Team 1st Team Offense QB - Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M RB - Eddie Lacy - Alabama RB - Todd Gurley - Georgia WR - Cobi Hamilton - Arkansas WR - Justin Hunter - Tennessee TE - Jordan Reed - Florida OT - Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M OT -...

Not IMPRESSED With The SEC's New Coaching Lineup As a dawg fan, seeing all of these coaching openings in the Eastern division make me a little nervous. When the sets of coaches that were hired 4-6 years ago, I was thinking this is a good situation for the Dawgs. Gene Chizik had a losing record at Iowa State and I never thought he would have...

GREAT News for Recruiting! This weekends game against Alabama was a huge recruiting opportunity for the Dawgs.  If they could have beaten Alabama they would have proved they were the class of the SEC and had the opportunity to play for a National Championship.  That is something schools like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and...

ImYourHuckleberry - What We are MISSING In watching this weekends game against Alabama it became apparent what the Dawgs are missing on the current roster.  The need is two fold - (1) Quality depth in the Front 3 and (2) Size at Middle Linebacker.  It is something the Bulldogs can address with the 2013 Recruting Class if they finish...

Want to COMPARE Bama and UGA’s Schedules? First, let me start by saying Bama's schedule was stronger than UGA's…but not by the amount that the media is making it out to be. I keep hearing about how “battle tested” the Tide is compared to the Dawgs. Stop it. Just stop it already. Both teams have played tough games and...

Is GURSHALL Ready For the Big Stage? I have a lot of confidence in the Bulldogs offense this weekend.  There is a reason why Mike Bobo is one of five Finalists for the Frank Broyles Award given annually to the nation's best assistant coach.  His name is Todd Gurley.  With Gurley's emergence this season as a true freshmen and his...

ImYourHuckleberry - SEC Championship Prediction I have never felt this much anticipation and excitement in the Bulldog Nation.  Walking around downtown Charlotte, NC this afternoon wearing my UGA shirt I had a few "Go Dawgs" shouted my way.  I had one ACC Championship representative tell me that she is rooting for the Dawgs to take down...

Dawgs Nothing But "PAPER TALENT" Over on the Alabama boards and in the Alabama media there is a popular term they are using when referring to the Bulldogs.  They say the Dawgs are nothing but "Paper Talent" while Alabama is a "Championship Team".  In other words they are saying that the Dawgs look good on paper but when it...

Confident But NOT Disrespectful By now you have all heard Bacarri Rambo's comments made on ESPN radio.  If you have been living under a rock Rambo said, "I feel like we are more talented.  We have better players at each position, across the board, especially on defense.  It's gonna be a great challenge, I know its gonna be a...

MAJOR Changes Coming in Spring Practice? I was reading Huck's recruiting update and that got me started thinking about spring practice.  Spring practice is going to look a lot different this season for the Bulldogs.  They will be losing a minimum of 15 contributing players to the NFL and graduation and will also be welcoming at least...

MUST READ!! The Enemy's Perspective When the matchup became official between UGA and Alabama in the SEC Championship game I immediately contacted a good friend who closely follows the Tide and asked him to write an article on the game.  He wrote an excellent article that I thought I would share with you today.  It is a...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update The Math: This is going to get a little bit complicated but I will try to explain the numbers situation with the 2013 Recruiting Class so here we go.  In the 2012 Recruiting Class UGA had 17 players sign their LOI and enroll at UGA.  They counted 3 early enrollees...

BETTER than EVER? As far as I am concerned this is the best team UGA has had under Mark Richt.  Other Bulldog teams may have had bigger stars, better offenses, or better defenses but there has never been a team like this.  There is something different, something special about this group of players.  As you...

Alabama Fans WORRIED! The upcoming SEC Championship game has a lot of Alabama fans worried about how they matchup with the Dawgs.  What is the Alabama fans biggest concern?  By far it is their inability rush the passer this season. If you simply look at the statistics you would think the Tide are pretty good at...

Brendan Langley's INCREDIBLE 1st Game as UGA Commit In another great HS matchup Kell played Gainesville HS last night.  At the end of the night Gainesville and their star player Deshaun Watson (Clemson commit) proved too much for Kell but Brendan Langley had an unbelievable game. It started in the 1st quarter on Kell's first posession of...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Georgia Tech Prediction Clean Old Fashioned Hate takes on extra significance this year.  Georgia Tech is ACC Coastal Division Champion and Georgia is SEC Eastern Division Champion.  While this game won't have any impact on their roll in the championship games it could determine the Dawg's fate as a potential BCS...

ImYourHuckleberry - A MUST Read!! The Top 10 Things I Am Thankful For As a DAWG Fan!! Georgia Girls If you are friends, dating, engaged or married to a Georgia Girl you know how special they are.  They will drink beer with you on a Saturday...

A Plaque for Shawn Williams In the post practice interview it was brought to Shawn Williams attention that Florida put a plaque up after Tim Tebow gave his now immortal speech after the Gators lost at home to Ole Miss in 2008.  Tebow's speech is known as "The Promise".  Mark Weiszer brought that up after practice yesterday...

Alabama Fans SMACK Talk for SEC Championship Usually the weekend heading into the Iron Bowl the Alabama fans are completely focused on Auburn. They are talking smack about the Barn and aren't capable of thinking about anything else. This year with Auburn a holding a dismal 3-8 record the Tide fans appear to have turned their attention...

Will Derrick Henry EVER Play RB at Alabama? Once a UGA commit, Derrick Henry had a big a big day in his regional semifinal playoff game this weekend.  He carried the ball 58 times for 482 yards and 6 TD's.  In that game he set the National HS rushing record with 11,610 careeer rushing yards and his career isn't over yet.  That is an...

UGA's Option CRUSHER! It always makes me very nervous when the Dawgs are getting ready to play a triple-option team.  The triple-option is the great neutralizer in all of sports because it allows teams with inferior talent to compete with superior teams.  This was evidenced by Georgia Southern's performance in the...

A Team of DESTINY! The motto for the Georgia Bulldog football team heading into this season was "Our Team, Our Time, No Regrets".  Heading into the season it appeared that there were at least a few players who had regrets because they had earned suspensions that would harm...

UGA's Most IMPROVED Player! This year the Bulldogs roster is full of players who have stepped up their games and made major improvements from last season.  Now that we are through 11 games this season there a several players that have elevated their games and could be considered the...

Coaching Rumors Gone WILD! Tennessee's dismissal of Derek Dooley has set the SEC coaching carousel into high speed.  Auburn fans are angry that they haven't already fired Chizik because Tennessee is getting a head start on them and may already have a deal in place with the coach that they really want.  Arkansas and...

ImYourHuckleberry - Weekend Predictions #1 Kansas State v. Baylor - Baylor has a very explosive offense but their defense is absolutely terrible.  They have not been able to stop anyone so far this season.  Collin Klein and the Kansas State offense should put up huge numbers and their defense is good enough to stop...

Recruiting Rankings Mean NOTHING! Recruiting Rankings Mean NOTHING!! This time of year I always like to look back at last season's top rated prospects and see how they have made the transition from the High School to College level.  It amazing to see the results and this year more than anything it shows you that...

Biggest Game of Richt's Career? It drives me crazy when I listen to the post game radio show when Kevin Butler and Tony Shiavone constantly repeat that we can't look ahead.  I know the players and coaches can't look ahead but seriously, why not let the fans dream?  I have been doing a little bit of dreaming over these last...

Georgia Southern BETTER than Tech? I have watched Tech play several times this season and I have also been able to watch Georgia Southern play a couple games.  When I watch them play Tech has better athletes but Georgia Southern is just much more efficient at what they do.  Plain and simple, Georgia Southern is more disciplined...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update! After this weekends games the recruiting landscape appears to have made a big shift.  So buckle up and get ready for a huge update! Reuben Foster - Reuben Foster was on hand at Auburn for the game...

The MOST NFL Talent in the Country After the Ole Miss game Hugh Freeze said of the UGA defense, "I think they will have more kid drafted off that defense than any we've faced.  Their size and speed is pretty special".  It appears that he was telling the truth when you look at the reports of several...

These Dawgs a VERY Special TEAM! I am a straight shooter and call it like I see it when it comes to Georgia football.  That has gotten me into trouble from time-to-time with some of my readers but it's the only way I know how to be.  I was very critical of the team (players and coaches) after the South Carolina game but the way...

Alabama Has a HUGE Weakness I said last week that UGA can beat Alabama.  Texas A&M beat us to it.  They did it by exposing the biggest weakness on the Alabama football team that I wrote in my article last week.  Alabama has a serious deficiency with their pass defense.  It is not just one...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. Auburn Prediction Tomorrow the Dawgs head to Jordan-Hare Stadium to take on the Auburn Tigers.  Auburn is 2-7 and still has not won an SEC game this season while they Bulldogs are 6-1 in the SEC and hoping to lock up a bid to the SEC Championship game.  However, the game is starting...

Yes, UGA Can BEAT Alabama!! After the Dawgs beat the Gators at the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party my mind instantly started wandering toward a potential SEC Championship matchup against Alabama.  Then, I quickly reminded myself we have to beat Ole Miss and Auburn first.  After we routed the Rebels on Saturday, I...

Montravius Adams UGA Bound? This weekend Montravius Adams was in Athens for the second time this season.  His first visit to Athens was a little over a month ago for the UGA v. Tennessee game.  He enjoyed Athens but was unsure of how he fit in the 3-4 scheme and underwhelmed by the performance of the Georgia defense.  My...

Does Auburn Have ANY Shot? This weekend the Dawgs will be making the trip down to Auburn, Alabama to take on the 2-7 Tigers.  UGA is hoping that they can win their 7th and final SEC game of the season.  Auburn is still looking for their 1st SEC victory of the season.  UGA is hoping to secure a spot in the SEC Championship...

It Sure as HELL Wasn't PRETTY but it was a WIN!! The Dawgs showed up with intensity and effort from the start in this game but they couldn't get anything going.  The undersized Ole Miss defensive line was giving the UGA offensive line hell.  Constantly getting in the backfield on UGA's running backs and Aaron...

Leaving EARLY for NFL? On ESPN this week they were talking about the Top Junior's in the country that are eligible for the NFL Draft and not surprisingly there were several UGA players that made that list.  So who were some of the players they were talking about? 1) Jarvis Jones - Jarvis Jones is a junior and...

Two KEYS to BEAT Ole Miss Going back and watching Ole Miss there are two things that stand out on film that give the Dawgs the best chance to beat the Rebels this weekend.  If the Bulldogs can accomplish these two goals I believe they win the game going away.  1) First Down - Controlling the Rebels offense on 1st...

UGA v. Ole Miss Prediction Here we are only two days until kickoff in the UGA v. Ole Miss game.  This is a huge game for the Dawgs because they must win to keep their chance of playing in the SEC Championship game alive.  Also, I believe that this is the most difficult game remaining on UGA's schedule.  It is difficult...

Dawgs FINAL Chance With BIGGEST Recruit In my opinion Montravius Adams is the best high school football player in the country.  At 6'4 310 pounds he is strong, incredibly athletic, and plays with a very high motor.  I think the most apt comparison for Adams is to compare him to Nick Fairley in his one season at Auburn, without the...

Georgia's TOP 10 Underclassmen There is a lot being made of the fact that UGA is a veteran football this season.  However, they have quite a few underclassmen who are big contributors this season.  I wanted to put together a list of the top underclassmen in Athens that will be a major reason for this teams continued success...

Grantham's INTENSITY Resurfaced Leading into the Florida game I had not seen the same intensity from Grantham that I saw last season and I think it had reflected in the performance of the defensive unit.  Against the Gators the intensity resurfaced in a big way.  The first instance came before kickoff even started when Gator...

Dawg's READY for Oregon of the SEC? This weekend the Bulldogs will be facing Ole Miss and their new head coach Hugh Freeze for the 1st time.  This will be a much different Ole Miss football team than the one the Bulldogs ran roughshot over in Oxford last season.  Coach Freeze has them playing a new style of football and with a...

He FINALLY Stepped UP! Tonight we finally saw the Cornelius Washington we were hoping to see all season long.  He was playing as a 3-4 defensive end and an outside linebacker.  He also lined up on the inside when UGA went to only 2 down lineman in the nickel formation.  Regardless of...

He EARNED the Team's RESPECT! What Shawn Williams did for this Bulldog team cannot be put into words.  However, it was his words that spurred this team into action and created an intensity and passion that the Dawgs needed to beat Florida this weekend.  Without Shawn William's outburst to the...

This is a BIG DEAL!! Ladies and gentlemen this is a big deal!  Your Georgia Bulldogs just beat the #2 team in the country, beat Florida for the 2nd consecutive time (for the first time in since Vince Dooley's final season), and control their destiny for a return trip to Atlanta.  Also,...

Florida Can’t Shut Their Big “Traps” I've been busy living the life down here in St. Simons, trying to unwind a bit before I have to deal with the much hated Gators. Because of this, maybe I am a little out of touch when I sign in to my laptop and find that these pesky lizards decided to take a full page advertisement out to...

Can Dawgs Really Play GROWN MAN Football? It is no secret what Florida wants to do - They want to run the ball and pound their opponents into submission.  On defense they want to stop the run and create turnovers.  The question this weekend is, "Georgia are you man enough to play grown man football."

Dawgs Get A Rare Second Chance

Intensity = FOUND! Since Shawn Williams comments after practice on Monday there appears to be a new found intensity at the Bulldogs practices.  The #1 defense has been going up agains the #1 offense to truly replicate the speed of the Gators and it has been getting chippy.  There...

This is a Game for the J.J.'s If Georgia is going to beat Florida this weekend there are several players that need to play big games for the defense to be successful.  When I was listing those players I realized that all of their names had the initials JJ.  So let's take a quick look at some of the key players on...

ImYourHuckleberry - Florida v. Georgia Prediction Winds of change will be sweeping through Jacksonville this weekend as Hurricane Sandy churns off the coast.  Depending on what news you watch down here you will get a different forecast.  Some say 80 degrees with a 20 mph wind and 10% chance of rain.  Then you go to the next channel and it says...

Georgia wins going away 45-10. Florida has been winning using smoke and mirrors. 21 points and less than 40 yards of total offense ain't going to happen Saturday. Georgia will finally puts together a complete game on offense and defense. This game is a lock!

Does HURRICANE Favor Dawgs or Gators? Churning down in the Carribean right now is a storm called Sandy.  Sandy is likely to turn into a Hurricane and be churning off the coast of Florida while the Dawgs and Gators are teeing it up.  The weather forecast is for 78 degrees, 25 mph winds, and intermittent heavy downpours.  So who would...

A Sleeping GIANT Awakened? By now everyone has heard Shawn Williams quotes following UGA's practice on Monday when he called out the defense for being soft and playing without any emotion.  Today we heard the coaches and even the athletic director give their thoughts on what Williams said.  Basically they all said Shawn...

He Might Have SAVED Georgia's Season! Shawn Williams, one of my favorite Bulldogs on this team stood up and spoke out.  "We're playing to soft as a defense," Williams said.  He went even further to call out every position on the defense saying they aren't playing with the same attitude as last season.  Williams went on to...

So You're Telling Me There's a CHANCE!?!?! The odds are certainly against Georgia this weekend.  Florida is 8-0 and has been on a roll winning games over LSU and Florida convincingly over the next few weeks.  Their defense has been dominant and their special teams have been strong.  That is a recipe for success in the SEC.  The question...

Where is the HEART? The team motto is, "Our Team, Our Time, No Regrets".  This team is far from living up to that motto this year.  If this is what a Georgia team with great senior leadership looks like it is embarassing.  When I look at this defense out on the field I don't see any heart, i don't see any fire, I...

What the HELL Did We Do in Practice this Week? This team sure can talk the talk, but when it comes to walking the walk....not so much.  In the off week we heard players and coaches all talking about how great the off week was.  The defense said they used the time to fix the communication issues between the linebackers and the...

Plain and Simple, We Are NOT Good!! Ladies and gentlemen, it is official.  We are not a good defensive football team.  In fact I would go so far as to say we are the most overrated football team in the country, yes even more than Notre Dame.  For all the names and all of the players we have on defense they just aren't that good....

Was he SERIOUSLY F’ing SMILING?? Look I know that the kick banked in off the upright and it was kinda funny because it looked like the Bubba Watson hook wedge out of the woods at the Masters but Coach...come on man?  What are you laughing about??  Your defense looks like shit,...

IN-DEPTH Look at 2013 SEC Schedules!! Today the 2013 SEC Football Schedule's were released.  Let's not waste any time with small talk and get right into it with the a look at UGA's finalized 2013 Schedule: 8/31/13 @ Clemson - This will be a difficult opening game for the Dawgs on the road...

UGA v. Kentucky Prediction & Other Games of Interest #3 Oregon @ Arizona State - This is actually an interesting game tonight.  Arizona State has been a pretty big surprise even though their schedule has been relatively weak.  It will be a lot of fun to see how Oregon does against a relatively stingy Arizona State defense and and...

DO or DIE for Dawgs Defense We all know the Dawgs defense has been disappointing this year.  The statistics clearly show this.  This weekend they have the opportunity to hit the reset button against Kentucky.  Yes, Kentucky is a weak opponent and the defense should dominate them but they need to go out and do it and do it...

He Shouldn’t Even Have on a Uniform this Weekend! As of Wednesday afternoon's practice Jarvis Jones has still not practiced since the game against South Carolina.  As you all know Jarvis has been struggling with a groin injury all season that has already caused him to miss one game.  Now, on top of that groin injury, Jarvis is struggling with a...

Receiver Looking to FIND Last Year’s Success This off week could not have come at a better time for this UGA team.  It also came at the perfect time for UGA's Mr. Everything, Malcolm Mitchell.  The last two weeks Mitchell has been attempting to make the shift back to WR on the fly.  Now with the off week he has had additional time to get...

Why Can’t the Dawgs Pressure the QB? I Know! Coming into this season the UGA defense was expected to be able to harass opposing QB's with Jarvis Jones and Cornelius Washington on the edge and John Jenkins getting a push up the middle.  Through 6 games that has not turned out to be the case.  Halfway through the season UGA has 4 players who...

UGA Midterm Grades Quarterbacks = [B] Aaron Murray was having an "A" season until the game in Columbia, South Carolina.  His performance was not entirely his fault as the offensive line could not protect him and when they did the receivers did not give him much help.  Murray has...

SELFISHNESS Hurting Dawgs Defense! If you look at ESPN's Scouts Inc. Top 32 players UGA has four players in the Top 32.  Jarvis Jones is #1, John Jenkins is #7, Alec Ogletree is #10, and Shawn Williams is #27.  So how can a defense that supposedly has 3 of the Top 10 players for next years NFL Draft and 4 players in the Top 32...

Dawgs 2013 Class Is Solid, But Are There ANY Difference Makers? Most recruiting services mention UGA's 2013 recruiting class ranked amongst the Top 10 in the nation.  It is certainly a collection of solid players, which UGA seems to get every year, but are there any difference makers that can make an immediate impact and become an ALL-SEC type player.  I...

Kentucky Game WILL Tell the Tale It is time for the Dawgs team, coaches, and fans to move on from the South Carolina game.  This Saturday at 7:00PM the Dawgs will ge that chance after a bye week that could not have come at a better time.  The Dawgs players and coaches need to take this opportunity to move past the South...

Dawgs to Add #1 Prep Player in the Nation! Coming out of Dodge Country HS last season Leonard Floyd was known as one of the best athletes in the state of Georgia.  Standing in at 6'5 215 pounds UGA coaches recruited him to come in and play outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense.  Unfortunately for UGA, the NCAA Clearinghouse would not...

Dawgs DON’T Have the Athletes Against the Gamecocks one thing was made clear - South Carolina has more dynamic athletes than Georgia.  The best example of this is along the defensive line where the Gamecocks have Devin Taylor (6'8 267), Jadeveon Clowney (6'6 265),  Byron Jerideau (6'1 316), Kelcy Quarles (6'4 286), and JT...

The MISSING Ingredient on Defense With the Dawgs coming off a 35-7 beatdown at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks the Bulldogs need to find a way to get back some swagger on defense.  This year any sense of swagger or confidence has completely been missing from this unit.  It appears that they read way to many of their...

Can UGA Become ELITE? - Part I - Quarterbacks This weekend when the Georgia Bulldogs went to Columbia, SC for a showdown against the Gamecocks it turned out to be a beatdown.  The South Carolina Gamecocks were better than Georgia in every aspect of the game.  Since we have a bye week this week I am going to go through the roster...

Dawgs Get the Kiss of Death? I don't know how many of you were up last night watching the PAC-12 game between Southern Cal and Utah but when halftime came it was time for Mark May and Brian Griese's predictions on the UGA v. South Carolina game.  First up was Mark May - May said he thinks that in a game like this the team...

Saban COMPLAINING Again...Seriously Nick Saban has spoken again and guess what?  He is complaining again.  I know, I know, it is no surprise but it is actually quite funny.  Nick Saban is one of those guys who is not happy unless he is miserable.  So, he has found something to complain about and this time it is the no huddle...

Spurrier’s Recurring NIGHTMARE!! I had the opportunity yesterday to e-mail a friend of mine who is Gamecock graduate from the class of '81, a prominent member of the Gamecock Club, and a football aficionado.  In the e-mail I asked him some some questions that I thought Dawg fans would like to know and below are  his answers.

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA v. South Carolina Prediction #5 Georgia at #6 South Carolina - Finally the game that you have been waiting for.  This is a huge game for both teams, that neither can afford to lose and hope to get to the SEC Championship game.  The Dawgs offense has been powerful...

ImYourHuckleberry - Weekend Predictions #13 Southern Cal at Utah - There are ESPN pundits trying to say that Utah has a legitimate chance to upset Southern Cal at home tonight.  I am not falling for that trick because Utah has one of the worst offenses I have seen in recent memory.  They cannot run or throw the ball...

ImYourHuckleberry - Power Rankings (16) Texas Christian - TCU has questions on both sides of the ball but they are just a well coached football team.  They are fundamentally sound and are not going to beat themselves which is more than you can say for a lot of teams this year. (15) Clemson...

Dawgs Mismanaging ANOTHER 5-Star Recruit? All Dawg fans remember that Richard Samuel was once considered a can't miss 5-star prospect.  Coming out of HS people said he could play either RB or LB on the college level.  The Dawgs recruited him as a RB and he started his career as such.  Since that point, Samuel has gone from RB to LB and...

Bobo’s UNSTOPPABLE Gameplan Having watched all five of South Carolina's games this season I think that the gameplan that Mike Bobo has used so far this season will be excellent against the South Carolina defense.  Why do I say that?  I list my reasons below: (1)  Run to Set up the Pass - In...

Lattimore is Staying at Motel 6 This weekend when the the Gamecocks head to Columbia the Dawgs defense will be looking to recover from the shredding that they took at the hands of Tennessee.  In order to have a better outing the Dawgs will need to contain Marcus Lattimore who has torched the Bulldogs in his first two career...

Dawgs Rushing Attack BETTER Than Gamecocks? When the Dawgs head to Columbia to face the Gamecocks the biggest concern amongst many UGA fans is whether or not the Dawgs can stop the Gamecocks rushing attack.  Yes, I know they have Marcus Lattimore and yes I know Connor Shaw is dual threat QB but the South Carolina rushing offense has not...

Herrera’s NEW Position Caused Some of UGA’s Struggles v. Tennessee When Alec Ogletree regained eligibility and was able to return to the field on Saturday afternoon against Tennessee many were speculating that Amarlo Herrera would be relegated back to the bench subbing in for Ogletree on occasion.  However, that was not the case, Amarlo Herrera shifted over to...

ImYourHuckleberry - SEC East Power Rankings (7) Kentucky - The Wildcats put up a fight early in the game against the Gamecocks but got steamrolled in the second half.  The Wildcats lack depth along their entire roster and don't have any real playmakers.  They will be lucky to win an SEC game this season.

What’s WRONG with Grantham’s D? Coming into this season the Dawgs were supposed to be riding a stout defense that would allow a young offense to mature and round into form.  Through five games this season it has been quite the opposite.  The Dawgs offense has been a juggernaut and the defense has looked like swiss cheese at...

Our defense needs REST! After attending the Tenn game saturday night, it was one of the most electric atmospheres I have experienced in Sanford since Bama in 08.  With that said, I began thinking about our defense and how poorly it seems that they are playing.  In the 2nd half it seemed as if we were very winded and...

ESPN Article Shows Dawgs ULTIMATE Disrespect! After this weekend's performance against Tennessee the ESPN talking heads are lining up to take shots at UGA. On Sunday morning after the Dawgs defeated the Vols ESPN's headline was "Georgia Survives". After Ohio State defeated an inept Michigan State team, ESPN says Ohio State is "Perfectly,...

Cock Fans Feeling COCKY As usual before a big game I like to go onto the other teams forums and read what the fans are saying and the Gamecock fans are feeling very good about their team and their chances on Saturday night.  Let me give you just a little sample: The big game autmosphere isn't going to...

Murray’s Big Chance to Shed DEMONS Nobody can question Aaron Murray's ability as a quarterback anymore.  He has proven complete mastery of the UGA offense and an ability to check the team in-and-out of the right plays at the line of scrimmage.  He is one of the best QB's in the country at reading the coverage of the defense...

Connor Shaw v. Aaron Murray Last weekend we saw an incredible matchup between two of the SEC's best passing QB's with Aaron Murray and Tyler Bray.  This weekend when the Dawgs head to Columbia they will have to face a rolling Connor Shaw.  In his last two games, Shaw has been extremely impressive - completing over 80% of...

This is a DIFFERENT Gamecock Defense When Ellis Johnson left South Carolina and headed to Southern Miss to take the head coaching fans many Dawg fans sighed in relief.  The Ellis Johnson led Gamecock defenses had tortured Mark Richt and Mike Bobo for years.  UGA always had trouble sustaining consistent drives and quarterbacks had...

Defense OPTIONAL in Athens Last night in Athens the Dawgs and Vols combined for 1038 yards of offense and 95 points.  A shootout that is more common in the Big 12 than in the SEC. It left Dawg fans walking out the stadium shaking their heads, happy with a win, but wondering what has happened to what was supposed to be a...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 5 Predictions #4 Florida State at South Florida - Florida State coming off a huge win against Clemson now heads down the road to Tampa to face the South Florida Bulls.  There is no question that Florida State is the better team but South Florida has some athletes that can at least compete...

Very HIGH Praise for Gurley From Someone Who Knows Today, first year Tennessee defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri (former Alabama coach) was asked about Todd Gurley.  He responded by saying: “He is just a very good running back. They are running two back runs and he breaks tackles. He reminds me a...

Grantham & Dawgs to ATTACK Bray for 60 Minutes This weekend will mark the first time the Georgia Bulldogs are at full strength as a defense since the SEC Championship game at LSU.  In that game we all saw the greatest example of what this team was capable of when LSU did not get an 1st down for the entire 1st Half and did not cross the 50...

Does UGA Have MORE Potential Than Alabama? After the LSU performance against Auburn and UGA's performance against Vanderbilt there are grumblings that UGA may be emerging as the 2nd best team in the SEC this season.  A lot will be determined by the next two weeks when UGA faces Tennessee and South Carolina while LSU will take a road trip...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week #4 SEC Bowl Projections BCS Championship Game - Alabama v. Oregon - At this moment Alabama is the best team in the nation and Oregon may be the most explosive. I don't see any real roadblocks in Oregon's way at this moment because USC and Stanford just don't match up with their speed and...

The Champ Bailey Experiment Begins In his meeting with the media yesterday Mark Richt said that Malcolm Mitchell will be spending Tuesday in the meeting room and on the practice field with the receivers.  Then on Wednesday he will return to the defensive meeting room and practice with the defense.  Then, on Saturday the Dawgs...

Good Player’s Headed to the BENCH With the return of Alec Ogletree and Bacarri Rambo what is largely being lost is the impact on two UGA players that have been excellent in their absence. First, up is Amarlo Herrera.  While Ogletree has been suspended Amarlo Herrera has stepped up and emerged as one of the best...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 4 Power 16 16) Ohio State - The Buckeyes are 4-0 on this young season but they have a lot of work to do.  Their offense is one dimensional and their defense is questionable.  With a road test this weekend at East Lansing against the Spartans the Buckeyes have a chance to prove they are the...

What You Need to Understand About Malcom Mitchell Situation Huck wrote a blog earlier today asking the question of whether or not Malcolm Mitchell would be the #1 receiver for UGA if he was converted back to offense full time.  My response was too long for the comment section so just hear me out.  There is no doubt in my mind that Mitchell would...

Will Tree & Rambo Really Help? While the coaches are officially still taking the wait and see approach with the fans and media with regards to the status of Alec Ogletree and Bacarri Rambo, they will be on the field Saturday afternoon at 3:30 when UGA takes on Tennessee.  We all know how talented these players...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 4 Predictions #2 LSU v. Auburn - LSU has a dominant defense and Auburn has no offense.  Auburn cannot stop the run and LSU has one of the best running games in the nation.  No need for further analysis.  LSU 45 - Auburn 3.

ImYourHuckleberry - MASSIVE Recruiting Update Part 2 This is Part 2 of today's MASSIVE recruiting update.  A couple hours ago I posted a blog that focused on the offensive players that are already committed to UGA and their senior seasons.  In Part 2, I will focus on the defense. John Atkins - DE - 6'3 305 - Atkins who...

UGA Does NOT Run This State In a two part feature today I am evaluating the players that are currently committed to UGA.  In the Part 1 I am focusing on the offense and in Part 2 I am focusing on the defense.  In doing this feature I was looking at the rankings of the players that are committed to UGA and one thing has...

ImYourHuckleberry - MASSIVE Recruiting Update - Part 1 A majority of the time I write up my recruiting updates the focus is on players that are not yet committed to UGA.  Today I am going to do something a little different and take a look at the players that are already committed to UGA and update their progress this season and their commitment...

ImYourHuckleberry - SEC East Power Rankings 7) Kentucky - Losing to Western Kentucky is a new low for the Wildcats program.  The Kentucky fans have two countdown clocks running right now.  The first is to opening day of basketball season.  The second is to the day that Joker Phillips will be fired and they can start over...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update Elisha Shaw - The Bulldogs have offered the monster defensive lineman from Tucker High School.  Elish Shaw is 6'5 295 pounds and is likely to be ranked as one of the top 10 defensive tackles in the nation in the class of 2014.  He has a great frame and the ability to play...

Vandy Comes to Athens with MANY Questions This offseason the Vanderbilt Commodores coaching staff and players did a lot of talking.  They talked about how the culture had changed and how they would no longer be the doormat of the SEC East.  While the Commodores have certainly improved and look like a better football team there are still...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 3 Top 16 Power Rankings 16)  Southern California - I know this is a far drop for the Trojans but they were exposed on Saturday night.  They cannot handle the physicality of a team like Stanford and would get dismantled week in and week out in the SEC.  They don't have enough depth along the defensive front seven and...

Wide Receiver Earned Playing Time Against FAU I know it was only one play but I believe Justin Scott-Wesley proved that UGA needs to find a way to get him on the football field this season.  The 5'11 220 pound wide receiver took a short pass and then turned upfield and took it for a big gain.  You saw an incredible burst of speed of speed...

Get Your Sh*t Together and Play Ball!! This season the Dawgs defense has not looked like the same defense that was one of the nation's elite last season.  Instead of coming out, playing hard, and imposing your will on the opposition - this Dawgs defense has played to the level of their competition.  I don't know of any other way to...

Gurley in the Wildcat? Talking to a fellow Bulldog fan last night he mentioned to me how much he would love to see Todd Gurley line up in the Wildcat formation.  He has maintained since watching Gurley in the first game of the season against Buffalo that Gurley reminds him a lot of Darren McFadden.  With his 6'2...

What Happened to Ray Drew? Coming out of HS Ray Drew was a 5-star can't miss prospect that everybody in the SEC wanted.  So far in his Georgia career he has been very quiet and has not seen much of the field.  Like I said about some of the freshmen this is a game where Drew needs to take advantage of playing time and earn...

Big Opportunities for Moore, Harvey-Clemons, Scott-Wesley, and the Dawson’s This is the last game on the schedule that you can truly call a "cupcake" for the Dawgs until they play Georgia Southern in mid-November.  After this weekend, the Dawgs head into the meat of their SEC schedule with some big matcups looming.  Therefore, this may be the last chance several young...

ImYourHuckleberry - SEC East Power Rankings (7) Kentucky - Kentucky is not as bad of a football team as many thought they would be this season.  Although they lost to Louisville convincingly in the 1st game of the season they looked more capable on offense under Maxwell Smith than I thought they would be all season.  They...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 3 Predictions Alabama v. Arkansas There are questions surrounding Tyler Wilson but that really does not matter.  The Arkansas offensive is like a turnstyle in a NYC subway.  Whoever they put at QB will get battered for 60 minutes.  Also,...

Is the Dawgs O-LINE Good Enough? There are pundits on various networks that are talking about the Dawgs having escaped what could have been their biggest challenge of the season.  No, Missouri is not the best team they will face all season but it may have been the toughest game in the context of environment, suspensions, and...

What Will Grantham Do when Tree comes Back? Huckleberry - I know that Alec Ogletree is a hell of a football player.  At the end of last season in the Georgia Tech and LSU games he looked like the best player on our defense.  But up to this point in his absence I have been really impressed by the work that Amarlo Herrera, Mike Gilliard,...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 2 Power 16 Rankings #1 - Alabama - Alabama easily dispatched of Western Kentucky and will face an Arkansas Razorbacks team that can't protect the QB and can't stop the run.  Not a good combination when facing the Tide - Bama will Roll! #2 - Oregon - The Ducks have the best...

Jordan Jenkins to Play KEY Role Going Forward After the dominating performance by Jarvis Jones against Missouri last night you can bet teams will re-evaluate their protections schemes in order to figure out a way to slow him down.  In the second half Missouri attempted to slide their protection to Jarvis's side and that worked for a little...

Salacious Rumors Coming Out of the BARN From what I have seen and heard coming out of Auburn it sounds like fans are ready to burn the place down.  On their message boards there are many fans that have completely jumped off of the Chizik bandwagon.  One poster said it best about Chizik, "Guys, face the facts - without Cam and...

ImYourHuckleberry - Grading the Dawgs Week 2 v. Mizzou Quarterbacks [B+] - Honestly I think Aaron Murray had a very good game minus the one bad interception.  He was a little amped up at the beginning of the game but as he settled in he made a lot of excellent throws.  His completion...

The Dawgs Found a NEW Weapon When Marlon Brown signed with the Georgia Bulldogs the Bulldog Nation rejoiced at the second coming of A.J. Green.  In his fourth year on campus the Dawgs have yet to see this excellent athlete live up to his potential.  He has struggled with injury, a lack of consistency, and a deep depth...

This Dawgs D is Special!! Watching the Dawgs defense play I was so proud of them. When you take a closer look at what they did against Missouri it is incredibly impressive.  We had Malcolm Mitchell getting his first start at CB.  Redshirt freshmen Devin Bowman getting his 2nd start at CB.  Damian Swann getting his 2nd...

ImYourHuckleberry - Top 16 Power Rankings #16 - Oklahoma State - Oklahoma State looks to still be a powerful offensive football team but winning a game 84-0 is uncalled for.  Just run fullback dives or take a knee or whatever.  No need to embarass someone like that. #15 - Ohio State - Braxton Miller had a great game in Urban...

Dawgs Go Down in Columbia I have been reading a lot about UGA stuff on a bunch of sites like this one, Leather Helmet, Saturday Down South, and a few others and it just makes me laugh at how UGA fans think they are going to walk into Columbia and The Zou and just demolish us.  It is not going to happen.  It is going to...

I’m Your Huckleberry - Missouri Prediction On Saturday night at "The Zou" in Columbia, Missouri the Dawgs will take on Mizzou for the first time since 1960 when UGA won 14-0.  Obviously a lot has changed since then, Missouri has better athletes and a completely different identity.  This is a game between teams with contrasting styles and...

Something Mizzou Has NEVER Seen Before I have watched quite a few of Missouri's games over the last few years and there is a consistent theme from those games.  Their opponents lay off the Missouri wide receivers at the line of scrimmage.  Even with a depleted secondary UGA will not do that, UGA will be up in their face at the line...

Suspensions For what it is worth, Alec Ogletree posted on twitter earlier " im locked up, they wont let me out". Several other players joined in the conversation stating to let the suspended players play. Personally, seeing this does not give me much confidence going into this weekend that they are going to...

ImYourHuckleberry - Week 2 SEC East Power Rankings #7 - Kentucky - Watching the Louisville v. Kentucky game on Sunday it was apparent that the Wildcats are far and away the worst team in the SEC East.  They will be competing with Ole Miss for the honors of worst team in the SEC. #6 - Vanderbilt - This is...

Is Branden Smith a Liability?? When you watch Branden Smith play he is an incredibly fluid athlete that never lets his man get to far away from him but he also frustrates the hell out you.  Watching him throughout the game he was blanketed all over opposing receivers but when the ball was thrown his direction he would let the...

Corey Moore and Harvey-Clemons Not Ready? When watching film on the UGA defense against Buffalo there were several things that stood out.  There was a lack of intensity, it seemed like there focus was wandering a little bit, however the most noticeable problem was the play of Connor Norman.  Now, there is no doubt that Connor Norman is...

Missouri is In TROUBLE While UGA has been very fortunate to stay healthy during fall camp, Missouri has not had the same fate, especially along the offensive line.  Senior Right Guard, Jack Meiners has a sprained knee and will miss the season opener but they hope he will be back for UGA.  Their starting senior Left...

A Superstar in Athens, Unknown Outside Malcolm Mitchell is a superstar between the hedges but outside of Athens most people don't know who he is.  At the end of this season, they will know who he is and I expect him to be a sleeper to end up in New York at the end of the season. At the beginning of the season with the...

ImYourHuckleberry - Bold Predictions This is a season of opportunity for UGA. There are questions surrounding every team in the conference, including UGA, but UGA may be the most equipped to answer those questions. A 3rd year starter at quarterback combined with the most experienced defense in the SEC could make for a special...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update Montravious Adams - Adams had a huge performance in his first game of the season. He was playing special teams, offense, and defense. As we all know Montravious is one of, if not the best player in the country. Right now I believe it is an Auburn, Clemson, UGA battle for his...

UGA has GREAT Scrimmage! UGA had their final full scrimmage of the fall and things went very well according to Coach Richt.  He appears to be very happy with the performance of the team.  The aspect of the game he appears to be the most happy with is that the "Georgia" team did not commit any turnovers, they respected...

Important Scrimmage Tonight for UGA Tonight is the 3rd scrimmage of fall practice for UGA.  This is the 3rd and final "full" scrimmage.  There will be another one more scrimmage in fall practice but it will be more of a situational scrimmage.  This will be a big scrimmage for younger players and those fighting for playing time to...

Decision Coming SOON for UGA Recruit Kelsey Griffin is one of the biggest prospects left on UGA's board and is getting close to making a decision.  He is at a position where UGA currently has 0 commits coming in for the class of 2013, thus his importance cannot be overstated. At 6'2 290 Griffin is the ideal defensive end for...

Do You Wanna Get Fired Up for the Season??? Watch this video I found on Youtube of the UGA Defense from last season!!  If you aren't fired up you are not a Dawgs fan!!!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!!!!

No Derrick Henry - No Problem When Derrick Henry first committed to UGA I was very excited and perhaps it was because I was looking at him with blinders on.  I have watched a lot of film on him and while he is a talented young man I believe he is going to struggle greatly in the SEC.  I will give you a few reasons: 1)...

Up/Down’s - Top 10 Players in Athens after Week 3 of Fall Practice 10) Josh Harvey-Clemons - This may be a little bit of a reach but you cannot deny that JHC is a special athlete.  UGA coaches have gone as far to create a position just for him.  He has been consistently making big hits and picking off passes.  He could be a huge help for the...

Top 10 Players of UGA’s Camp 10)  Todd Gurley - Showed off in the scrimmage his combination of physicality and speed.  He has all of the tools to be a running back in the SEC.  Shawn Williams described his "beast" mode and says he reminded him a little bit of Trent Richardson.  If only we are so...

Dawgs Have MAJOR Chip on Their Shoulder Something appears to be different in Athens heading into this football season.  Their is an edge to the players and coaches.  Their is no complacency, nothing is being taken for granted.  Everyone from the walk-ons to the superstars have an intensity about them that has not been seen in Athens...

Fall Camp Gave HUGE Answers! On Saturday the UGA team completed fall camp and had their first day off to rest and recover yesterday.  I doubt the coaches had the same time to relax as they were likely using the day off to evaluate where the team stands and the weaknesses that must be worked on.  Below I will tell you the...

The Honey Badger GONE from LSU - WOW!! In breaking news, the Tyran Mathieu has been dismissed from the LSU football team.  Les Miles announced this today in a press conference and said that it was for a violation of team and school rules.  We may get more details on the situation later but this is obviously a big blow to the LSU...

Dont Panic - Special Teams Will Be Good! A major worry for many UGA fans heading into this season is the special teams.  How do you replace an ALL-SEC kicker like Blair Walsh and a Ray Guy award winning punter in Drew Butler?  UGA answer has been to recruit two of the top HS specialists in the country - Marshall Morgan and Collin...

ImYourHuckleberry - BIGGEST News from 1st Scrimmage 1)  Performance of the Offensive Line - The #1 Offensive Line was going against the #2 Defensive Line and they performed quite well.  Mark Richt stated that he did not believe that the #1 OL gave up a sack in the scrimmage.  I know that Grantham probably was not throwing the...

Is Todd Gurley Going to be "The Guy"? The stats have been released from the 1st scrimmage of the fall and I was impressed by Gurley's #'s:  6 carries - 58 yards and one touchdown.  Marshall only had 11 yards on 7 carries and Malcome had good #'s with 35 yards on 7 carries. Richt had this to say after the scrimmage:  “Todd, he...

A Logical Mizzou Fan’s Perspective I graduated from Mizzou in 1999. I was born and raised in Columbia and my family has 3 generations of grads. I've been going to football games since I was 3 years and am as big of a fan as you will find. A blog you wrote on here made the rounds on the Mizzou boards and I got a good laugh out of...

Jarvis Jones - UGA’s Best Leader since David Pollack There is no denying that UGA has had a great deal of talent since Mark Richt has been in Athens.  Every year UGA has brought in a Top 10 recruiting class reloading with some of the best players in the nation.  So why has UGA not been one of the SEC teams to win a National Championship over the...

Missouri? Seriously Missouri? C’mon Man! So today I am in Columbia, Missouri.  I flew into St. Louis last night on business and drove into Columbia this morning.  I thought I would give my fellow Dawg fans a little bit of perspective on this place. First of all, I am sure many Dawg fans will be flying into St. Louis.  It is not...

New Mindset in Athens During Camp In reading through player interviews, coach interviews, and listening to the Sirius College Roadshow stop in Athens it really seems like their is a new mindset in Athens.  The coaches sound more intense and focused.  The players appear to have a new sense of accountability.  I know this is...

Everybody Knows that Saban Cheats It kills me when I listen to all of these Bama fans talking about how great their program is.  They think it is the best thing in the world and that they have never lost a game before and never will.  That is their attitude and it kills me.  In the office I work at in Atlanta I work with tons of...

Harvey-Clemons will play in the Secondary According to the Red & Black Josh Harvey-Clemons is practicing as a defensive back for Todd Grantham and his defense.  I had proposed this in a blog yesterday morning before the first practice of the season because when the players weights were listed Harvey-Clemons was still listed at 207....

Todd Grantham’s NEW Defensive Philosophy Heading into the 2012 Season Todd Grantham has made a philosphical change with the defensive scheme that lead UGA to the #5 Defense in the Nation.  This philosophy change is meant to get more athletic along the defensive front and to get more pass rushing on the field.  UGA has converted...

Harvey-Clemons following Ogletree’s Path to Stardom? There is no question Josh Harvey-Clemons athletic ability.  At 6'4 with extremely long arms and incredible speed he has the potential to be a dominant defender on the SEC level.  However, in order to become a star linebacker he is going to need to add a considerable amount of weight.  In the...

7/3/12 - ImYourHuckleberry - Daily Recruiting Update Reuben Foster, Alvin Kamara, Tray Matthews, Tramel Terry, Shaq Wiggins, and Brice Ramsey are all traveling together to The Opening tomorrow.  That's some of UGA's best recruiters (Wiggins & Matthews) spending a lot of time with two of UGA's top remaining targets.

Mizzou IS NOT Ready! The last couple days there have been replays of Missouri games on TV and I have watched a good bit of the games and I have reached several conclusions.  Missouri has talent.  Missouri has good athleticism.  Missouri IS NOT ready for SEC football.  In the 3 games I watched against Big 12...

Shaq Wiggins UGA’s Best Recruiter I've never really been a fan of Twitter until I started visting this site and saw how much information comes from players and recruits on there.  My favorite player by far to follow is Shaq Wiggins because he tweets like crazy.  The coolest part is who his tweets are always too.  They are always...

UGAs Forgotten Man in 2012 Recruiting Class UGA fans are very exciting to see a lot of the players in the 2012 class.  They want to see if Keith Marshall is game-breaking playmaker that he built up a reputation for being in high school.  They want to see if Todd Gurley is the big physical punishing back that can grind out games in...

Reuben Foster and Ray Lewis Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine who is an attorney who attended law school at Miami when Ray Lewis was playing middle linebacker for the Canes.  The name Ray Lewis came up because he had just watched some Youtube video of Reuben Foster and said that that Foster is the closest thing...

New Look Special Teams in 2012 WILL Be Better UGA may not have made any coaching changes in terms of personnel for special teams heading into the 2012 season but it is obvious that it was a major concern of the coaches during spring practice.  The coaches have made some formation changes and some personnel decisions that will make the...

Forget Hutson Mason...Aaron Murray WILL Lead UGA to the Promise Land!! Aaron Murray has put up some remarkable statistics in his first two seasons as the starting QB for the Bulldogs.  He has thrown for over 6000 yards and 59 touchdowns with a 60% completion percentage.  However, in his first two season's while Murray is the starting QB, UGA has struggled to win...

Rambo and the NFL Supplemental Draft Bacarri Rambo is currently in the process of appealing his 4-game suspension for a second positive drug test for marijuana.  If he loses the appeal and has to serve sit out 1/3 of the season it will be very interesting to see if he decides to stay at UGA or enter the supplemental draft.  The...

VERSATILE Offensive Line Shows GREAT Potential During G-Day As everyone expected, the defense was ahead of the offense the entire spring.  That is the way it should be when you have an offense returning 9 starters and an offensive line that is replacing 3 starters on the offensive line.  However, the offensive line showed GREAT potential during...

UGA Linebacker Corp #1 in NATION I was talking to a good friend of mine who is a big Gamecock fan and we got started talking football as always.  We were talking about the possible suspension of Alec Ogletree for two games and he said, “you guys won't miss him, you have the best group of linebackers in the country.”  That got...

UGA Finally Has GROWN Men! This is the first time I can remember when UGA's best players have made the unselfish decision to come back and stay in school.  I know that UGA has suffered several suspensions of veterans Bacarri Rambo, Sanders Commings, and possibly Branden Smith but when you look at these players in pictures...

UGA Receiver READY to Shine in 2012 He came to UGA as a 5-star recruit.  The season before he came to UGA a true freshmen named A.J. Green had just shown what type an impact a talented receiver can make.  The expectations were through the roof, he was going to be the 2nd coming of A.J. Green.  However, now heading into...

Cornelius going Beast Mode In reading all of the articles about spring practice it appears that Cornelius Washington is playing like a beast.  I think all of us Dawg fans have known that he has always had the talent to dominate but it looks like it is all finally coming together for him this spring.  I love the idea of...

Most IMPROVED Players This Spring Many players have made big improvements this spring.  Isaiah Crowell is in better physical condition and has a better mental approach.  Kwame Geathers is really beginning to get “it” and show flashes of dominant ability.  However, from all accounts that I have heard there have been two players...

Jay Rome an UPGRADE from Orson Charles? Orson Charles was a very good tight end for UGA.  He was very strong, very athletic, and had good speed to stretch the defense.  However, there is one thing that Orson Charles never really did.  That was catch touchdowns.  In his college career UGA quarterbacks threw a total of 88 TD's.  Orson...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update Reuben Foster – 6'1 240 – MLB A lot will be decided in Reuben Foster's recruitment this summer.  Reuben has three options on where he could attend high school next semester.  The 1st option is to stay at Troup County High School.  This is the most...

Nkiemdiche WILL NOT Be a Dawg This blog was contributed by our user DawgInSweden yesterday but due site maintence I know many of you did not get to see it but I figured I would repost it since you would be interested in this bit of insider information: Having been born and raised in...

Why Georgia WILL WIN the First 4 Games!! As of this moment UGA will be missing Sanders Commings, Branden Smith, Bacarri Rambo, and Alec Ogletree for the first two games of the season.  Bacarri Rambo will likely have to sit out two additional games.  Those are 4 starters on the UGA defense so how can UGA possibly win their first four...

Nkiemdiche WILL NOT Be a Dawg Having been born and raised in Grayson I know a lot of people who are very familiar with the recruitment of Robert.  We all know how great of a player he is and we all want him in Athens but it looks like the odds of that happening have gone way down for two reasons.  Apparently, we were in the...

Why Georgia WILL WIN the First 4 Games in 2012 As of this moment UGA will be missing Sanders Commings, Branden Smith, Bacarri Rambo, and Alec Ogletree for the first two games of the season.  Bacarri Rambo will likely have to sit out two additional games.  Those are 4 starters on the UGA defense so how can UGA possibly win their first four...

The New UGA Way to Discipline Players A few weeks ago if you asked me I would not have thoguht UGA had a discipline problem.  You don't hear about players skipping class, skipping workouts, or going out and partying to all hours of the night.  However, what you have is a player making an occasional bad decision.  That is what has...

UGA Lacking Accountability & Leadership Ok, this is the last of my negative blogs.  From tomorrow on I will be positive.  However, I am very disappointed in the lack of accountability by the players as individuals.  Don't they know that they have a chance to win an SEC and BCS Championship?  Don't they know that they have hundreds of...

Update On Reuben Foster http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2012/03/star_linebacker_recruit_reuben.html   I wrote a blog a few days ago about Foster. According to Tray Matthews Foster was supposed to be transferring to Tray's high school. In this article Reuben Foster says he will attend a high school in...

Richard Samuel FRUSTRATED When Richard Samuel came out of High School he was rated as a 5-Star Athlete.  He had excelled at both linebacker and tailback at that level.  He was so good at running back that recruiting services had him ranked ahead of Ryan Williams (Virginia Tech), Chris Polk (Washington), Jaquizz Rodgers...

Jordan Jenkins Already Having IMPACT on UGA In spring practice UGA is experimenting with various position moves especially from outside linebacker moving to defensive end.  Ray Drew is approximately 275 pounds and is making the transition to a full-time defensive end.  Sterling Bailey is around 270 pounds and is likely to see most of his...

UGA May FINALLY Have the Missing Man in 2012 When UGA was recruiting Isaiah Crowell as a part of the 2011 recruiting class Coach Richt had the starting offense players (minus a tailback) line up in the I-formation.  They led him down from Richt's office to the indoor practice field and let him dot the I.  Everyone thought that UGA had...

Impact of Johnny O’Neal Commitment on Reuben Foster 6'2 230 pound beast Johnny O'Neal made the decision to commit to UGA yesterday.  That is a huge commitment for the Dawgs because middle linebacker is a huge position of need for UGA in the 2013 class.  Now, Johnny is not just some average middle linebacker, he is one of the Top 10 in the Nation...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update Part 2 Last week I gave a look at the number of players UGA has offered by...

The Next Great UGA Safety Bacarri Rambo and Shawn Williams are one of the top safety tandems in the country.  Both are seniors and will be playing on Sunday's after they complete their senior seasons in 2012.  That invariably begs the question of who will take their place after this season?  Who will step in and play if...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update Part 1 Last week I gave a look at the number of players UGA has offered by...

Malcolm Mitchell an ALL-AMERICAN Cornerback Rivals.com had Malcolm Mitchell ranked as the #1 CB in the country coming out of High School in the 2011 recruiting class.  Nick Saban thought enough of Mitchell to say that he believed he was the best corner prospect he had ever seen coming out of HS.  Only 2 days into spring practice Mitchell...

Will Aaron Murray FINALLY Win the Big Game in 2012 On the front page of ESPN yesterday they had an interview with Aaron Murray that was conducted by Edward Aschoff.  It really was a great article because it probed into the psyche of Murray.  It talked about the statistics and how he has broken nearly every freshmen and sophomore quarterback...

ImYourHuckleberry - Early Robert Nkiemdiche Prediction Robert Nkiemdiche has set a decision date of May 18th.  There is a lot more information that can come out between now and then but he recently told the AJC, "I'm ready to commit because I know where I want to go.  I feel like I've seen all the places I needed to see, and talked to all the...

ImYourHuckleberry - HUGE Recruiting Update UGA has officially offered 75 players for the 2012 Recruiting Class.  That is a big number for UGA at this point in the recruiting process.  It shows that UGA is determined to sign a full class of a minimum 25 players this season.  I am sure that there will be many...

Defense Set to DOMINATE the Spring Usually when Spring Practice begins the offense is always a little behind the defense.  That should be no exception for UGA in Spring Practice beginning this week.  The defense returns 9 of 11 starters and 20 of 22 on the two-deep depth chart from last season.  That is the recipe for a defense...

The New UGA Way to DISCIPLINE Players! Mark Richt made it clear that he believes UGA does not have a discipline problem.  I think he is right - UGA does not have a discipline problem.  You don't hear about players skipping class, skipping workouts, or going out and partying to all hours of the night.  However, what you have is a...

UGA a Running Team in 2012 I look at the way the roster is coming together for 2012 and I think UGA will bea heavy run team.  If Isaiah can stay healthy he will get a lot of carries and then you have Ken Malcome who showed he can run tough.  Add in Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley at RB and we have 4 capable backs.  Then...

Who Will Play CB for UGA on Opening Day? Sanders Commings is already suspended for UGA's first two games next season.  UGA policy says that Branden Smith could receive up to a two game suspension for his first drug-related offense.  The duration of the suspension is up to Mark Richt.  I guarantee you that Mark Richt will suspend him...

Derrick Henry Disrespected If you follow UGA recruiting you know the name Derrick Henry.  Derrick is a 6'3 248 pound monster tailback with outstanding speed.  If you saw him walking down the street you would think he was an NFL linebacker not a 17-year-old High School tailback.  He is that physically imposing of a player...

Gerald Robinson Jr. and the NBA Having watched UGA play basketball this season I really enjoyed watching Gerald Robinson Jr. play.  He is a very gifted athlete that I believe should get an opportunity to catch on with an NBA team.  He stands in a 6'1 185 and is a wiry strong young man.  The thing that stands out about Robinson...

Is Grantham a Future HEAD COACH? I wish I could sit down and have an off the record conversation with Coach Grantham.  I really think he is a fascinating person and one hell of a defensive coordinator.  There are so many questions I would like to ask him and get his take.  I would like to see what was going through his mind in...

And That Wasn’t Even the Full Playbook!! Last season we saw Coach Grantham's defense really take flight.  We were stuffing the run, defending the pass, and creating turnovers all over the field.  Come to find out from some of the players in their pre-Spring interviews that was not even the full playbook.  That is pretty amazing...

ImYourHuckleberry - Why I am SO CONFIDENT Heading Into Spring!! As always there are very talented players performing at UGA's Pro Day.  Orson Charles, Cordy Glenn, Justin Anderson, and Brandon Boykin headline that list and will undoubtedly be playing on Sunday.  While there is talent to be...

How Good Can Isaiah Crowell Be? With the recent interview of Arthur Lynch it has been very refreshing to hear that Isaiah Crowell has made some big strides as a person during this offseason. When he was first on campus Lynch acknowledged that they had to drag him to workouts. I remember at that point Crowell still had a...

Dawg to Win the Heisman on the 30th Anniversary of Herschel? In 1982, Herschel Walker became the 2nd Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Georgia.  Frank Sinkwich is UGA's only other Heisman winner taking home the trophy in 1942.  UGA seems to have something with winning the Heisman on years that end with a 2.  So, what are the odds...

Defense Defense and Some More....DEFENSE! As the 2013 recruiting class begins to take shape it is clear that UGAs #1 priority is defense, and rightfully so.  UGA will lose anywhere between 10-16 players that are on the 2-deep depth chart next season.  Therefore, UGA will need to replenish the defense not only with a lot of bodies but...

Good News on Reuben Foster!! This weekend Reuben Foster said he felt “different” at UGA this weekend.  It was a good kind of different if you are a UGA fan.  He was able to spend a lot of time with Coach Grantham who we all know is an excellent recruiter.  They broke down film on UGA's middle linebackers and showed Reuben...

ImYourHuckleberry - UGA Fans Are Going to be Real Excited Tomorrow - VISIT UPDATE! Tramel Terry, Reuben Foster, Montravious Adams, and Alvin Kamara are four of the big names that are in Athens this weekend.  Each of these players are big time targets for UGA for the 2013 recruiting class and it is very interesting to see how they are reacticing to there visits on...

UGA’s Biggest Area of Concern in Spring Practice Heading into the 2012 season UGA is viewed as a consensus Top 10 team.  They are returning 9 starters on defense and nearly every skill position player on offense.  Many people are saying that the biggest area of concern for UGA is the offensive line during Spring Practice.  While that is an...

MY GOD a HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR! I write this blog quickly as I am driving from Charlotte, NC down to Gainesville, GA.  For those of you who do not know - Derrick Henry recently joined Twitter.  Well right after he joins twitter he makes a few comments.  First, the young man is up to 245 pounds.  The kid is an absolute...

Tray Matthews Says Foster and Nkiemdiche are NEXT! With the addition of Shaq Wiggins, UGA is quietly having an amazing start to the 2013 Recruiting Class.  There really is no reason why UGA should not have an incredible recruiting class in 2013 – they are going to be a preseason Top 10 team and they are losing a lot of experienced players,...

ImYourHuckleberry’s - 2013 Recruiting Dream Team DE – Kelsey Griffin – 6'2 285 – Mill Creek HS – Hochston, GA DE – Robert Nkemdiche – 6'4 275 – Grayson HS – Loganville, GA DE – Isaac Rochell – 6'5 255 – Eagles Landing Christian – McDonough, GA DE – Montravius Adams – 6'3 285 – Dooly Co. HS – Vienna, GA NG – De'Andre...

Josh Harvey-Clemons to Start at Safety With the departure of Chris Sanders and Nick Marshall UGA needs depth in the secondary in the 2012 season. The position that is the most thin at UGA for the 2012 season is going to be safety. Josh Harvey-Clemons is an interesting prospect in the mold of Alec Ogletree that could provide some...

ImYourHuckleberry - Early Look at 2013 Prospect – ILB – Larenz Bryant Larenz Bryant is a 6'2 215 pound LB from Vance High School in Matthews, North Carolina.  Larenz will likely be ranked as a 4-star prospect and will be in the running for the top ranked player in North Carolina.  As everyone knows, UGA has had great success with recruiting inside North Carolina...

Richt & Grantham Angry - Malcom Mitchell to Defense Chris Sanders, Nick Marshall, and Sanford Seay all kicked off the team.  Here we go again.  We have some lofty expectations heading into next season and the depth chart is getting thinner and thinner.  Especially at defensive back where are down 2 players from an already thin depth chart.  This...

An Early Look at 2013 Recruiting Needs and Prospects 2012 Signing Day just ended but it is already time to turn the focus onto 2013.  In 2012 UGA signed a very talented class that focused on adding depth to certain areas.  UGA excelled in signing outside linebackers and running backs.   However, UGA left certain positions that need to be focused...

ImYourHuckleberry - EXCELLENT 2012 Recruiting Class Recap Final Results on The Huckleberry's 2012 Predictions  Keith Marshall – UGA – Correct Jordan Jenkins – UGA – Correct Todd Gurley – UGA – Correct Sheldon Dawson – UGA –...

ImYourHuckleberry - Today is ALL About the Future! Unless you live under a rock on the moon you know that today is National Signing Day. It is a huge day for the future of the UGA football program. As we all know, next year UGA is going to be a preseason Top 10 team. The offense returns an experience QB, a talented tailback, game-changing wide...

Why 2012 is Mark Richt’s Best Chance at BCS Title In 2008 UGA opened up the season on the front page of Sports Illustrated with a picture of Knowshon Moreno, Matthew Stafford, and Danelle Ellerbee. They were picked Preseason #1 in the country for the first time in the history of the Georgia Bulldogs. Also, they were viewed as the most talented...

ImYourHuckleberry - Daily Recruiting Update - 1/18/12 Dalton SantosDalton is a player that has recently emerged on the radar for the Georgia Bulldogs. He is a 6’2 245 middle linebacker that is ideal for UGAs 3-4 defense. Dalton is from Van, TX and is currently considered a soft verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee. This past...

ImYourHuckleberry - Daily Recruiting Update - 1/16/12 Josh Dawson, a 6’4 220 outside linebacker from Tucker, visited UGA this weekend. He is currently committed to Vanderbilt but it sounds like he had a great time on his visit in Athens. He was hosted on his recruiting trip by T.J. Stripling but was also able to spend some time with Alec Ogletree,...

Why UGA Will Have the #1 Defense in the Nation in 2012 With the announcement today that Bacarri Rambo will be returning to UGA for his senior season, and rumors that Cornelius Washington, Shawn Williams, and Branden Smith will follow suit – the UGA defense has everything it needs to be the best defense in the country in 2012. The main reason why is...

Mark Richt’s Saban Imitation If you looked at the “Way to Early Preseason Polls” on ESPN and CBS Sports it is obvious that there are very high expectations for the Bulldogs headed into next season. ESPN predicts the Dawgs #6 and CBS predicts us #3. In order to live up to those lofty expectations Mark Richt will need to do his...

ImYourHuckleberry - Daily Recruiting Update - 1/11/12 Biggest Impact Recruit Next Season Over the last several days I have been asked to pick a player from the 2012 “Ring Team” that I believe will have the biggest impact on the UGA football team next season. While the recruiting class is far from finished and UGA is soon to add several...

The Way to Early Top 25 Predictions for UGA ESPN#6 Georgia Bulldogs:Georgia struggled to run the ball and close out games this past season, but it rebounded nicely from a 6-7 finish in 2010 to go 10-4 in 2011. Georgia's defense and its schedule are the biggest reasons it will be favored to win the SEC East in 2012....

Why Bobo Is Not Leaving Athens Anytime Soon I share the frustration of many Bulldog fans in the play-calling over the last couple of seasons in Athens. Sometimes it is innovative and aggressive. Other times it can be predictable and conservative. In my opinion, the UGA offense has not developed an identity the last several seasons. When...

ImYourHuckleberry - Daily Recruiting Update - 1/9/12 Cornerback Recruiting Update As mentioned yesterday the loss of Jordan Love has left UGA with only 5 scholarship cornerbacks on their roster. Also, UGA has no corners currently committed in this seasons recruiting class to this point. So the question many have asked are who could UGA...

ImYourHuckleberry - Daily Recruiting Update - 1/8/12 US Army All-American Game Update1/8/12 – ImYourHuckleberry – Daily Recruiting UpdateYuri Wright – CB – 6’2 185Yuri Wright is the ideal cornerback for Scott Lakatos. He is tall and rangy. Lined up several times against Dorial Green-Beckham who is 6’6 220 pound...

ImYourHuckleberry - Daily Recruiting Update - 1/6/12 A quick review of the Under Armour All-American game and how UGA prospects performed -BLACK TEAM:#15 – Chaz Elder – S – 6’2 190Chaz Elder did what was expected – committed to the South Carolina Gamecocks. Best of luck to Chaz.#56 – Avery Young – OT –...

ImYourHuckleberry - Daily Recruiting Update 1/4/12 1) Jordan JenkinsJordan Jenkins is a huge need for UGA in the 2012 recruiting class. At 6’3 245 pounds he projects very similar to Jarvis Jones. He is a versatile player that could play multiple outside linebacker positions and also put his hand on the ground in pass rush situations....

Bobo’s Playcalling Embarassing in Outback Bowl The playcalling by Mike Bobo in the Outback Bowl against Michigan State was horrendous. The strength of the Michigan State defense was up the middle and Bobo kept calling play after play running right into the strength of the defense. There was not a single toss-sweep run all game and we did not...

Grading the Season - #2 Brandon Boykin 2011 Season Grade - B+48 Tackles - 3 Int's - 2 Forced Fumbles / 23 yds per kickoff returnBrandon Boykin finished off his career at UGA with another solid season in 2011. Perhaps this season did not have the amount of big plays we were all hoping for after his long TD run in...

Addition of Marshall is HUGE! Even if Isaiah Crowell get's his head straight and lives up to his potential the addition of Keith Marshall was essential. You must have depth at tailback in the SEC in order to compete.Look at LSU this season with Spencer Ware, Alfred Blue, Michael Ford, and Kenny Hilliard. Those four...

Coach G and the D... Somebody tell me why Coach Grantham only gets negative attention..His defense has saved our Bacon a few times and it seems he never gets credit..This defense is on the verge of being The Junkyard Dawgs of days gone by..I think he deserves some attaboys for what he has created..These Guys are Badass...

UGA Getting NO RESPECT in Polls The University of Georgia football team has won 9 games in a row this season. There two losses were in the first two weeks of the season to the #5 team in the country Boise State and #12 team in the country South Carolina. The combined record of the two teams we lost to this season is 19-3.

UGA Still Needs to Finish Games Winning in Knoxville is a great thing no matter what. Playing in front of 100,000+ orange clad fans against a UT team that always has solid athletes is a difficult proposition. While all UGA fans should be extremely excited with this win they should also be a little disappointed with how it...

Why UGA Beats Tennessee by 20 This is a big game for the Dawgs and Volunteers. The winner keeps their hopes of an SEC East title alive. The other might as well pack up and prepare for a trip to the Music City Bowl. With all that on the line there is a lot of pressure on both teams. This is a matchup between the...

The Secret for Aaron Murray to Have a Bounceback Game Coach Richt and Coach Bobo spoke this week about the interceptions not all being the result of bad decisions by Aaron Murray. They said it was a combination of that along with bad route running and missed assignments in pass protection. Those three factors have combined to lead several of Murray’s...

UGA Defense Ready for Tyler Bray and UT This UGA defense has the chance to be something very special. Over the last 3 games no opposing team has scored an offensive touchdown. In fact, no team has been in the red-zone in the last 12 quarters against the Grantham led defense. However, in the last three games none of these teams have had...

Thank You Stephen Garcia!! Mr. Garcia I want to let you know you are my new favorite player. For some reason you always play your best games against UGA but you find a way to fall apart and completely give away a game!Thank you Stephen Garcia for keeping our shot at an SEC East crown alive!And Dawg...

The Return of the Junkyard Dawgs! The 2011 UGA defense is the best "Between the Hedges" since Brian VanGorder was in Athens. I cannot name a single player who had a bad game on defense this week.The cornerbacks - Boykin, Smith, and Commings were spectacular. They blanketed the opposing receivers, were solid tacklers,...

Grantham v. Mullen is This Weeks Key Matchup Todd Grantham v. Dan MullenThere is no doubt that UGA has the horses to contain the Mississippi State offense. UGA have a massive defensive line with solid depth as well as big, strong, fast linebackers – shutdown corners and physical safeties. UGA matches up every bit as well...

UGA v. Mississippi State Prediction & Other Games of Interest Texas A&M Aggies at Arkansas RazorbacksThese two teams are coming off of disappointing losses last week. Texas A&M had a big lead against Oklahoma State and let them roar back and win. Arkansas had to head into Tuscaloosa where they were steam rolled by a bigger, stronger, faster...

Grantham Better Than VanGorder? This season’s version of the UGA defense has improved greatly over last season. Through four games this season UGA has some very impressive statistics:2011 Team Defensive Statistics:Team Rushing Defense - #42 of 180 ? Allowing 119.75 YPG ? #6 in SECTeam Passing Defense...

30 Carries to Much for Crowell Last Saturday in Oxford, Isaiah Crowell rushed the ball 30 times for 147 yards. For his first 10 carries he was very explosive. He was breaking tackles, keeping his balance, and fighting for every last yard. After those first 10 it seemed that his speed, acceleration, and ability to break tackles...

UGA v. Florida - WILL Decide SEC East Champion After watching the games this weekend I believe it is pretty clear that the UGA v. Florida game will decide who represents the SEC East in the SEC Championship game. The South Carolina Gamecocks will lose 2 games of their four game stretch that includes @ Mississippi State, @ Tennessee, @ Arkansas,...

UGA v. Ole Miss - Key Matchup The key matchup in this game is the UGA offensive line going up against the Ole Miss defensive line. With the injuries along the offensive line at UGA, true freshmen David Andrews and Watts Dantzler may be pressed into service. Regardless, of who plays along the offensive line they need to get a...

UGA v. Ole Miss - Key Players UGA Key PlayersRB – Isaiah Crowell –Crowell has shown that he is the most talented RB on the UGA roster. Every time he touches the ball he has the potential to take it to the house. Also, he does not get stopped in the backfield for lost yardage. His ribs have been hurting...

Does UGA Have a Downfield Threat? With the loss of A.J. Green the Georgia Bulldogs lost the best downfield threat of any receiver in their history. Aaron Murray could loft the ball deep downfield and trust the fact that A.J. was going to come up with the catch or keep the defender from making the interception. Thus far in 2011 a...

UGA v. Coastal Carolina Prediction & Other Games of Interest #1 Oklahoma Sooners @ #5 Florida State SeminolesThis game is the premier matchup of the weekend. The Sooners travel to Tallahassee to face a rejuvenated Florida State team. Oklahoma is led by the combination of QB Landry Jones and WR Ryan Broyles. They have been an unstoppable...

Richt Will Be Back UGA Head Coach in 2012 I have a feeling that this week will be the start of the turnaround for UGA football under Mark Richt. We will win this game. That is not even a question. We will win by at least 40 points. I don’t believe that is in question either. What this team really needs with all of its young players it...

Shawn Williams is The Next Thomas Davis This season UGA has had an unfortunate run of injuries at the middle linebacker position. First, Alec Ogletree against Boise State and then Christian Robinson at Boise State. It looks like neither of the opening day starters will be in the lineup for the next three weeks. Christian Robinson...

Can UGA Win The Rest of Their Games in 2011? UGA was the only team in college football to open their season against two Top 25 football teams. Not only were these teams ranked in the Top 25, one was ranked 4th and the other 12th. An opening schedule does not come much more brutal than that. Unfortunately for UGA those opening two games have...

Although It Was A Loss - There Were So Many Positives 1) The defense is showing great improvement in Year 2 under Todd Grantham. Kwame Geathers has played solid. John Jenkins is really coming on strong. He made some great plays in the running game bring down Lattimore in the backfield. Jarvis Jones is showing that he is a man and will make a lot of...

You Can’t Blame Richt, Grantham, or Bobo for This Loss Mike Bobo came out with a very solid gameplan to attack the South Carolina defense. Todd Grantham had this team ready to play on defense and they contained Marcus Lattimore quite well and Alshon Jeffrey did not dominate. Mark Richt had these players mentally and physically ready to play this game....

UGA vs. South Carolina Prediction & Other Games of Interest Alabama v. Penn StateThis is the biggest game on the national stage this weekend. Alabama ranked either #2 or #3 in the country depending on what poll you look at and they make the trip to Happy Valley this weekend. It will be the first start for McCarron in enemy territory and nobody...

UGA vs. South Carolina – Key Players on Offense UGA Offensive PlayersTavarres KingKing had a horrible game against Boise State. He did not get open often enough and he also dropped some key passes. Many touted him as the next #1 UGA wide receiver. He obviously would not be able to replace A.J. Green but many people were...

UGA vs. South Carolina – 5 Keys to the Game 1) Run the RockUGA’s best defense against South Carolina is an effective running game. Against Boise State they were unable to hold their blocks and get a solid push off the line, therefore the running game struggled. Even though UGA is going to the no huddle offense, it is not really...

Can UGA Beat South Carolina?? The challenge in Week 2 comes in the form of Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina Gamecocks. A week after a disheartening loss is it possible for UGA to recover and defeat a Top 10 team? The answer to that question is yes. Why is that answer yes – I will give you several reasons.1) UGA...

What is Georgia Football?? Do We Have An Identity?? This is the most disappointed I have been after a UGA football game in several years. Sure last season I was upset that we went 6-7 and had an embarrassing loss to Central Florida. However, coming into this game I expected UGA to impose their will on Boise State both offensively and defensively....

UGA vs. Boise Prediction & Other Games of Interest #14 TCU Horned Frogs vs. Baylor BearsThis is one of the underrated matchups in Week 1. TCU has been a dominant force in college football the past five years and they will face an early challenge against Baylor. Led by dynamic QB – Robert Griffin III – TCU’s defense will be challenged...

UGA vs. BOISE STATE - Key Players on Defense UGA Defensive Players:Kwame Geathers/Johnathon JenkinsI list these two young men as one player because at least one of them will be on the field for every snap against Boise State. They need to create a push up the middle to disrupt the Boise running game and disturb Kellen...

UGA vs. BOISE STATE - Key Players on Offense UGA OFFENSE:Aaron MurrayIt all begins with Aaron Murray for the UGA offense. He is surrounded by talented playmakers and needs to distribute the ball to all of his weapons. Murray needs to make smart decisions and get the team out of bad plays. He should have...

UGA vs. BOISE STATE - 5 Keys to the Game 1) Size Does Matter – UGA has much more size than Boise State and they need to take advantage of that both on offense and defense by dominating the line of scrimmage. The Boise defensive line is disruptive and was amongst the top in the nation in sacks. Therefore, UGA needs to attack...

UGA’s Next Great Tailback Duo?? After the 2009 Georgia Tech game when Caleb King and Washaun Ealey combined for 38 carries and 349 yards many thought they were witnessing the rise of a dominant duo for the 2010 season and beyond. Due to health concerns, attitude problems, and academic issues that never materialized. In fact,...

The Pastor of Disaster’s Impact in the Georgia Dome Whether you want to call him “The Pastor of Disaster”, “The Patron Saint of Sacks”, or “Doomsday Ray”, Ray Drew will have an impact in the Boise State game. However, it may not come at the outside linebacker position. The 6’5 263 pound Drew was recruited to UGA as a 3-4 outside...

UGA vs. BOISE STATE - Defensive Back Matchup Defensive Back Matchup – UGA vs. Boise StateJamar Taylor: 5’11 194 Jr.59 Career Tackles – 1 INTHunter White: 5’11 206 Sr.100 Career Tackles – 2 INT’sJerrell Gavins: 5’9 175 Sr.61 Career Tackles – 0 INT’sCedric Febis: 6’3...

Fired Up!! Coach Richt’s Boise Pregame Speech! Pregame SpeechMen, all this stuff you’ve heard about the Bulldog Nation not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the game, is a lot of horse dung. Dawgs, traditionally, love to fight. All real Dawgs love the sting of battle.When you were kids, you all admired the...

UGA vs. BOISE STATE - Linebacker Matchup Linebackers Matchup – UGA vs. Boise StateByron Hout: 6’0 240 Sr.88 Career Tackles – 7 Sacks – 1 INTAaron Tevis: 6’3 237 Sr.127 Career Tackles – 4.5 Sacks – 6 INT’sTommy Smith: 6’1 227 Jr.49 Career Tackles – 0 Sacks – O INT’s

Boise State v. UGA - Running Back Matchup This is not your typical position-by-position analysis. My analysis takes into account much more than each player’s skills. It also takes into account their supporting casts and the potential advantages and mismatches created by their opponent. Doug Martin: 5’9 215 Sr.2132...

Will a Freshmen Be UGAs Leader? Over the past 10 years since Mark Richt’s arrival UGA has produced many NFL players. In fact, UGA has produced more NFL players than Alabama, Florida, and Auburn. The only team in the SEC that has produced more NFL players is LSU. During that time period all four of those teams have won BCS...

Rapidly Improving Geathers This offseason Kwame Geathers was a standout not only in the weight room but also on the field during spring practice. Coming out of high school, college scouts were drooling over this young man’s potential but said he was very raw and would need a lot of work. When he stepped on campus there was...

Players Switching to Offense Since seeing Branden Smith electrify the G-Day crowd on offense this spring a topic of conversation has been how many snaps he will get on offense. I have long been on the record that I thought Smith should switch completely to offense because he could be a Percy Harvin type of weapon for the UGA...

Marlon Brown....It Is Time Nearly three years ago at the Under Armor All-American game Marlon Brown caught a quick slant in front of the cornerback and outraced the entire defense to the endzone for a 70-yard touchdown reception. About 45 minutes later he committed to the University of Georgia and fans believed we had found...

Alec Ogletree to Linebacker is a Great Move In this era in college football against spread offenses you need linebackers who can run and cover tight ends, running backs, and wide receivers. Opposing coordinators are looking for mismatches all over the field. Last year when we had to flex Cornelius Washington, Darryl Gamble, and other...

Change is Coming Between the Hedges – Part 5 – New Formations After an unsuccessful season for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2010 change is coming. Many bloggers have suggested a complete overhaul between the hedges however it is clear that will not happen. Therefore, instead of writing pointless articles with ludicrous premises like, “Fire Richt and hire Mike...

Change is Coming Between the Hedges – Part 3 – Branden Smith to Offense After an unsuccessful season for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2010 change is coming. Many bloggers have suggested a complete overhaul between the hedges however it is clear that will not happen. Therefore, instead of writing pointless articles with ludicrous premises like, “Fire Richt and hire Mike...

Season Review - #5 Blake Sailors Blake Sailors should be one of the favorite players of the Bulldog Nation. This season UGA went from one of the worst kickoff coverage teams in the SEC to the best and Sailors is a large reason why. This kid is 110 mph all the time flying down the field and never gives up. He seems to have a...

Season Review #4 – Caleb King When Caleb King stepped on the campus of UGA many fans expected him to be the second coming of Herschel Walker. He had dominated in high school and had unlimited potential we were told. Since arriving at UGA King has not lived up to those expectations. As of this moment he is the...

Season Review - #3 Washaun Ealey Washaun Ealey is one of the more interesting players on the UGA roster for next season. With Caleb King having shown he is a great pass blocker and the possibility that Isaiah Crowell will be a Dawg, Ealey must really step up next season or he will get limited playing time. Early In the year he...

Season Review - #2 Brandon Boykin Brandon Boykin is another great athlete for UGA at the cornerback position. His greatest strength is that he likes to play physical and is very strong in run support. We saw that throughout the season especially in the Georgia Tech game when he made some nice plays against the triple option.

Season Review - #1 Branden Smith There is no doubt that Branden Smith is an excellent athlete who is very dangerous when he gets the ball in his hands. However, he has not been able to excel at his true position which is cornerback. In watching him throughout this season the main reason he struggles is because of his lack of...

Key Matchup vs. Georgia Tech This weekend against Georgia Tech the key matchup is the play of our safeties against the Georgia Tech running game and play action. When you go against a triple option team like Georgia Tech your defense has to play with excellent discipline. In watching Paul Johnson’s team over the past several...

Impact Player vs. Georgia Tech It would be too easy to pick A.J. Green as the impact player for the Georgia Tech game. He should have every opportunity to make big plays and pick apart this Georgia Tech secondary but we already know what kind of impact he has on an opposing defense. I try to pick out someone different each week...

5 Keys to a UGA Win Over Georgia Tech 1) Get the Ball to A.J. Green – If you already did not know before the Auburn game, A.J. Green is unstoppable. There is not a secondary in college football that can stop him all game long. UGA must devise a game plan to get him the ball early and often. The Georgia Tech secondary has struggled all...

Pregame Speech for Auburn Next Season Men, all this stuff you've heard about the Bulldog Nation not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the game, is a lot of horse dung. Dawgs, traditionally, love to fight. All real Dawgs love the sting of battle.When you were kids, you all admired the championship teams, the fastest...

The Rising of a Superstar I’m going to make a bold statement that some may agree with me on and others may disagree:Aaron Murray will be a better quarterback at University of Georgia then Matthew Stafford ever was. Murray is a better decision maker, more accurate, and a better leader than Stafford. While many...

Spare Me the Criticism of Richt, Bobo, and Grantham I can already see the headlines in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sunday and the next two weeks leading up to Georgia Tech. Mark Bradley will be saying that Richt is on the way out the door. Jeff Schultze will say that Georgia was outcoached and the SEC has passed Richt by. At the same time...

Spare Me the Criticism of Richt, Bobo, and Grantham I can already see the headlines in the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Sunday and the next two weeks leading up to Georgia Tech. Mark Bradley will be saying that Richt is on the way out the door. Jeff Schultze will say that Georgia was outcoached and the SEC has passed Richt by. At the same time...

2010-11-12 – Matchup by Position for UGA vs. Auburn Quarterback – AuburnAuburn has the definite advantage at quarterback. Cam Newton is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and is an outstanding playmaker. Aaron Murray is the likely freshmen of the year in the SEC and has great potential but it will take time for him to reach the...

Impact Player for UGA vs. Auburn Alec Ogletree began his true freshmen season as a special team’s standout and as he learned the defense has earned more playing time. Last week, against Idaho State, Ogletree earned the first start of his career. Against Auburn the competition will be much more difficult and he will face a huge...

Five Keys to the UGA vs. Auburn Game 1) Control the Football – The UGA defense cannot afford to be on the field for much more than 30 minutes on Saturday. Auburn runs a fast paced offense very similar to what Florida did against UGA 2 weeks ago. They will make it difficult to substitute and they will try to wear you down through the...

Auburn Will Provide True Progress Report for the Future The Georgia Bulldogs are 4-1 in their last five games. The sting of a 1-4 start is still their but this football team has improved as the season has gone on. While, the competition in the last five games has not been stellar we have seen improvements on offense and defense. If you want to see how...

Critics…Be Careful What You Ask For It is not very often when I agree with the pundits on ESPN but this is one situation where I do. It is completely ridiculous for Mark Richt to be on the hot seat. There are several reasons:1) While at UGA, Mark Richt has a record of 50-21 against SEC competition. That is a 70% winning...

Defense Beginning to Take On Coach Grantham’s Personality In the opening game of the 2010 Season, UGA held a 24-0 lead over Louisiana-Lafayette with a minute left before half time. Then, Chris Masson hit LaDarius Green for a 60-yard touchdown pass and the Bulldog Nation groaned but was not overly disappointed knowing the game was already in hand against an...

Urban vs. Richt: Who would you want? Current SEC Stats:Urban Meyer: 62-13 SEC Record. 3 SEC Eastern Division Championships. 2 SEC Championships. 2 National Championships.Mark Richt: 94-13 SEC Record. 4 SEC Eastern Division Championships. 2 SEC Championships. 0 National Championships.If you came here to...

What I Have Learned Over Past Two Weeks We are far better than the lower tier SEC teams but not quite as good as the SEC elite.We have enough talent at WR that we will be alright if and when AJ leaves after this year.Our RB are not as bad as they looked earlier in the year. Nice to see Washaun running hard again....

UGA vs. Louisiana Lafayette Prediction There is no doubt that UGA is the superior team in this match up with better athletes and better football players. However, this game will have a much different feel for the players because the fans are going to be really into this game regardless of the fact that it is an inferior opponent. There...

5 Things To Watch For in Game 1 That Could Lead to SEC Title in 2010 1) Pressure on the Opposing QB [6+ Sacks]Many in the Bulldog Nation expect the Dawgs to keep their defensive gameplan somewhat vanilla in the opening game so that South Carolina does not have much tape to watch. However, while Grantham will not show his most exotic blitzes I expect him...

The Days of Thomas Davis and Greg Blue are Back Opposing running backs, wide receivers, and quarterbacks used to quiver in fear when they saw the Georgia Bulldogs coming up on the schedule. Offensive tackles had nightmares for weeks. Offensive coordinators would lose sleep. Greg Blue and Thomas Davis were the cause of more sleepless nights...

DawgBark Top 30: #23 South Carolina Gamecocks The South Carolina Gamecocks head into the 2010 season with very high hopes. UGA is coming off a down year and the Gators have to replace Tebow, and Tennessee has a new head coach. If the Gamecocks are ever going to win the SEC East this is their season. They return a team that has potential and...

DawgBark Top 30: #23 South Carolina Gamecocks The South Carolina Gamecocks head into the 2010 season with very high hopes. UGA is coming off a down year and the Gators have to replace Tebow, and Tennessee has a new head coach. If the Gamecocks are ever going to win the SEC East this is their season. They return a team that has potential and...

DawgBark Top 30 - #25 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Georgia Tech is a very confusing team for the prognosticators to read this season. They run an offense that teams rarely see and that provides a great advantage for them when the opposition only has week to prepare. Since Paul Johnson’s arrival they have been explosive offensively and adequate...

DawgBark Top 30 - #26 Clemson Tigers The Tigers return seven starters on last years high-octane rushing offense. They are losing their strongest weapon in C.J. Spiller and will have to look for a replacement. Third-year head coach Dabo Swinney faces a tough decision as replacement candidates Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper had almost...

DawgBark Top 30 - #27 Cincinnati Bearcats The Cincinnati Bearcats have a lot to prove in 2010. They lost QB Tony Pike, WR Mardy Gilyard, and seven defensive starters. Not to mention Brian Kelly left Cincinnati to attempt to resurrect a floundering Notre Dame team. Therefore, there will be many doubters heading into this season but...

DawgBark Top 30 - #28 Utah Utes Since the days of former Utah coach Urban Meyer, the Utes have been a factor on the national scene. No more evident than two years ago when they defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. They play very scrappy defense and are always very creative on offense and have several playmakers. This year on...

DawgBark Top 30 - #29 West Virginia Mountaineers The Mountaineers return 19 starters from a team that went 9-4 in 2009. They have a very favorable schedule outside of the two very difficult road games at LSU and at Pittsburgh. The Big East will likely be a weak conference this year with only 1 team in the Top 25 to start the season. The biggest...

DawgBark Top 30 - #30 Kentucky Wildcats Many experts this season are not expecting much from the Kentucky Wildcats. However, in 2010 DawgBark fully expects Kentucky to jump up and surprise a few teams. Morgan Newton is the best QB the Wildcats that have had since Tim Couch and Randall Cob and Derrick Locke are two very dangerous...

Can We PLEASE Force Some Turnovers & Respect the Ball!! Anyone who follows the game of football knows that in order to win ballgames you need to “Respect the Ball” and “Force Turnovers”. Last season the Bulldogs were terrible in both categories. UGA led the SEC with 28 turnovers on offense and forced the fewest turnovers in the SEC with a mere 12...

94 Days Until Kickoff: #94 D’Angelo Tyson In my humble opinion D’Angelo Tyson is probably the most important player for the Dawgs on defense in the 2010 season. In the 3-4 defense it is important to have edge rushers but also a nose tackle who can get some penetration up the middle and command double teams. If the nose is getting whipped...

97 Days Untill Kickoff: #97 Brandon Wood Brandon Wood came to UGA in 2006. He was ranked as the #31 player in the nation and #4 Defensive End. He was a five star recruit who was supposed to come in and dominate from the moment he stepped on campus. However, when he first came on campus he had some injury problems and was unable to break...

Top 8 Team DB Depth Charts for the SEC 2010 1) Florida GatorsFlorida returns an outstanding secondary in 2010 despite the loss of Joe Haden. Will Hill, Janoris Jenkins, and Ahmad Black will anchor the best secondary in the SEC if not the country. This group will be the key to the success of the Florida defense in 2010.

Top 8 Team LB Depth Charts for the SEC 2010 1) Auburn TigersAuburn returns an excellent linebacker corp from 2009. Led by Craig Stevens and Josh Bynes they have speed and are solid tacklers. This veteran group should be the leaders and make it tough for opposing offenses to run the ball.2) Georgia Bulldogs

Top 8 Team DL Depth Charts for the SEC 2010 1) Alabama Crimson TideAlabama continues reload on the defensive front in 2010 led by All-American Marcel Dareus. Many seem to think that Alabama will miss Mt. Cody however, I think they will be better off without him. They will be more athletic and will have an even better pass rush....

Top 8 Team RB Depth Charts in the SEC for 2010 (1) Alabama – Mark Ingram / Trent Richardson / Eddie LacyAlabama is absolutely loaded at the running back position again. The returning Heisman winner Ingram is probably not even the best running back on the team. Richardson should break out this season and I fully expect for both...

Saturday Six-Pack: Thoughts on the Week that Was (1) Welcome Back Junkyard Dawgs?? Todd Grantham is going to bring a different mentality to the Georgia Bulldogs defense then we saw under Willie Martinez. He is nobody's best friend and is going to demand and expect every players best. He coaches with an intensity and fire that has been missing...

More Bull***** from Urban Meyer but Thompson was RIGHT! I have disliked Urban Meyer from the moment he was hired as coach at Florida but no matter how much I disliked him you had to respect the coaching job he did. With his actions this offseason he does not deserve any respect...he deserved to be shunned. His "retirement" (which was all BS), his...

Ok Ok....Enough Already!!!!! :>[ I am so tired of reading all these articles on the AJC and all the bloggers on the internet writing about what a disappointment the recruits are....If I was a future recruit or one of the guys who just committed to UGA I would be really disappointed in the UGA fans and the articles in the...

Can UGA become an ELITE football program? Currently in College Football there are five programs that most consider elite. In order of most dominant to least dominant I would go – (1) Alabama Crimson Tide (2) Florida Gators (3) Texas Longhorns (4) USC Trojans (5) Ohio State Buckeyes. What makes an elite program? I will lay that out team...

Spring Outlook 2010 - Running Backs Caleb King – 5'11 215 Coming out of high school we all knew that Caleb King was one of the top rated running backs in the country. Everyone in the Bulldog Nation had high hopes for him and until the Auburn game last year we never really knew what he had. However in the last four games of the...

2010 Spring Outlook – Quarterbacks Logan Gray Logan Gray is UGA's only QB coming back with any game experience. I think many people misconceive Logan Gray as strictly a runner and not a passer. What many don't realize is that he was an Elite 11 Quarterback. He has great mobility and throws with great accuracy and consistency....

Georgia Basketball shows what’s possible for Georgia Football In watching the UGA basketball team this year, in particular the Kentucky, Georgia Tech, and Tennessee games, it shows what is possible with good coaching. Coming into this year the Georgia basketball team had one proven commodity and that was Trey Thompkins. Outside of that in the 2008-2009...

5 Questions for the 2010 Off-Season 1) How will Trindon Sturdivant recover from his second consecutive season ended by an torn ACL? Trindon Sturdivant is probably still the best option for UGA at the left tackle position going into next year. Unfortunately, his knee has not been able to hold up for more than one game since his...

Coach Grantham is on the job FULL TIME today! Like many other Bulldog fans I watched the Cowboys - Vikings game with interest much greater than I otherwise would have. While I wanted Coach Grantham to do well part of me selfishly wanted the Cowboys to lose so he could get out on the recruiting trail as soon as possible. While watching the...

How the UGA Personnel Fits Coach Grantham 3-4 Philosophy Changing from the 3-4 to the 4-3 is really much more than changing from 4 down lineman to three. The differences between the schemes call for different types of players at certain key positions. The defensive tackles in a 4-3 defense must be big enough to take on multiple blockers and to stop...

Physical & Attacking Defense - Welcome to UGA Coach Grantham I have read many articles on Coach Grantham and he is a very knowledgeable and intense coach. From his time as coordinator with the Cleveland Browns (regardless of the fact that they had inferior talent) he led a very physical and attacking style defense. He likes to play very aggressive and...

Attention Tech…Daddy’s Home! Last year, you threw a party in our house. You ran all over our lawn. You tore up our hedges. You won, made the end of our season miserable, and talked ALL year long. After getting owned the last decade, you now owned the state…for one year. You had a stellar season, dominated your ACC...

Will a LEADER please step up for UGA?? It does not matter if how much talent we have. It does not matter if Mark Richt takes over playcalling duties. It does not matter if we fire Willie Martinez. Unless this team develops leadership from the players next year we will struggle once again. In 1980 we had Buck Belue, Lindsay Scott,...

Next Year Looks like it has come down to this. Talent wise I expect we will be very good. Ealey and King are running the ball better and I think with another year under their belt we should have a very good backfield. WR this group also looks very good. Greene, T King, and Wooten gives us 3 WR that...

Step 2 is complete!!!! The Dawgs are definitely improving....excluding the 1st quarter on Saturday night....that was just awful....we are so fortunate the Tigers did not go up by 21 early...or the game probably would have been over....I will keep repeating myself...the game is really simple...we must run the ball...

A Consequence of Winning the Final Five Games I will preface this by saying we must beat Georgia Tech! I want Tech to win their next couple games leading up to us and be ranked #5 in the country and I want to knock them off their pedestal and ruin their season. However, I think that if we were to win our next three games it could be...

Step 1 complete!!! The Dawgs took care of business yesterday....With all due respect, TTU was not very good or talented...I am glad we did not embarass them by scoring 60 and I hope no one got hurt on their team...but I do believe this is just the medicine the Dawgs needed physically and mentally...a very easy...

Will the next David Pollack please stand up I'm not sure how everyone else feels, but this is my take on things. CWM walked into a program that had developed talent that was coached at the highest level so that made him look like a defensive genius. Now that we have all of his recruits that he has developed,... were giving up over 30...

Proof of Bad Defensive Coaching! (And Possibly Bad Recruiting Choices) Our Two SEC Championships Under Mark Richt were in 2002 and 2005. Look at these statistics for each year - 2002 - Defensive Coordinator: Brian Van Gorder Rushing Defense: 52nd - 143 yds Passing Efficiency Defense: 12th - 105.8 Total Defense: 18th - 313 yds Scoring Defense: 8th - 16.3 pts...

It’s really a simple game!!! If you want to win in the SEC, you have to run the ball effectively and play great defense....sound familiar???...I think we have heard this before. Against the Gators, our running game really looked good early. The changes in the O-line were effective and Ealey ran the ball like previous great...

What to Do After the Florida Loss?? I think it is safe to say that this season is a loss after Florida beat us yet again. I think we need to use this chance to prepare for the next year and the future. First, if you do not think Logan Gray is the QB of the future I think you take the redshirt off of Aaron Murray and give him a...































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