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  • Jason Brassell

    How Did Stetson Bennett Find Out About Being a Heisman Finalist?

    By Jason Brassell

    NEW YORK - Most people like to know where they were and what they were doing during special occasions. A person goes out of their way to make it special when proposing, so the moment can be remembered for ever. Parents and families bring out multiple devices to catch every single moment of their child's first birthday party. Fans of the national champion Georgia Bulldogs know exactly where they were and what they were doing on January 10th, 2022 when Stetson Bennett led the Georgia Bulldogs to t
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  • MDC-NYC

    CFP Selection Analysis - Part 2 - The Data Solution

    By MDC-NYC

    In Part One of this series we expressed our concern about the limited amounts of data that exist for a CFP selection committee who is tasked with comparing teams from different conferences who rarely face one another. To this point, the committee has relied on the precedent of using losses as the primary criteria for selecting playoff participants. Our analysis detailed the small number of games that are played between Power Five (P5) conferences during the regular season. In our opinion, the sa
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  • Will Morrison

    COMMIT: 4-Star DL Jordan Thomas is a Dawg

    By Will Morrison

    UGA gets their second defensive lineman commit for the 2024 cycle, and it's a big one in 2024 4-star Jordan Thomas.  Jordan is a 6'-6" 296-pound DL that plays for Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey. He's the 106th overall rated recruit in the 2024 class, the #14 rated defensive lineman, and the #1 player in New Jersey. For his high school, he lines up all across the front and proves why he is one of the top defensive linemen in the country.  Thomas chose the Bulldogs over South Carol
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  • Graham Coffey

    DawgsCentral Exclusive: Carter’s attorney says evidence disproves previous reports that Ex-UGA tackle fled scene

    By Graham Coffey

    DawgsCentral spoke to Jalen Carter’s attorney on Thursday afternoon in an effort to gain further clarity on the former UGA player’s actions in the moments after the tragic crash that took the lives of Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and Bulldogs recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy. His statements refuted reports that Carter fled the scene of the accident prior to the arrival of law enforcement and medical personnel.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first broke the news that Carter’s
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  • Will Morrison

    UGA Softball Advances to Super Regional After Sweeping Regional

    By Will Morrison

    UGA Softball entered the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament coming off a disappointing performance in the SEC Tournament, but they made a statement. Georgia hosted a regional in Athens as the #14 ranked seed in the tournament and went through Virginia Tech, Boston University, and North Carolina Central to advance.  The first game for Georgia was against North Carolina Central, and the Eagles didn't stand a chance after the Bulldogs put up 12 runs in the home half of the first inning. Seve
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Georgia Basketball Season Preview

Mike White and the Georgia Bulldogs make their return to the hardwood tonight with a game against Oregon in Las Vegas. Last season, the Dawgs posted a 16-15 record in White’s first year as the head ball coach and will look to improve on that record.              There has been some roster turnover since last season, but the Bulldogs are in a good spot. The biggest departures from last year’s squad are guards Terry Roberts and Kario Oquendo, and center Braelen Bridges. Roberts was the main b

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Kirby Smart Gives UGA Injury Updates in Post Game Press Confernce

Kirby Smart met with the media Saturday night following a 30-21 win over Missouri. As always, his quotes are in italics.  Opening Remarks: I'm proud of our players. I think we've built a group of men and a team that know how to play with resiliency and composure. Really, we talked all week about discipline to execute in crunch time...They did that. I thought that our first three points came from them jumping offside, and our kids were disciplined enough to stay onside. We stole a drive ther

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Kirby Smart Speaks on Christen Miller and Jalon Walker in Tuesday Press Conference.

Coach Smart met with the media on Tuesday afternoon following practice. His quotes are in italics.   On How Practice Has Been So Far This Week: It's been good. They had a good day yesterday. They got introduced to Missouri. They had good spirits today, and it was nice and cool out.  On The UGA Secondary Against Missouri's Offense: We'll find out Saturday. I'm always confident in our teams and players, but it won't be on just them. It'll be on the safeties, the rush, the linebackers, th

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COMMIT: 2025 4-Star Jacob Wilkins Commits to UGA

Jacob Wilkins follows in the footsteps of his father, UGA great Dominique Wilkins, and commits to the Dawgs.  The 6'8" and 170-pound small forward committed to Mike White and the Georgia Bulldogs over Virginia. He's rated as the 3rd player in Georgia and the 16th nationally ranked player for 2025. Wilkins plays for Grayson High School in Lilburn, Georgia.  He's a junior, so he still has some filling in to, but the athletic upside for Wilkins is off the charts. This might be a surprise

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Kirby Smart Addresses the Media Following a Win Against Florida.

Kirby Smart met with the media in Jacksonville following a 43-20 win over the Florida Gators. His quotes are italicized.  Opening Remarks: We came in with a mindset of mission, team, and me. We talked about it all week. We wanted to put the mission first and the team first, then me last. I thought we had a lot of guys do that today. We knew we could play winning football. I think this team is improving and getting better. We're still not where we need to be. I was certainly proud of the com

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COMMIT: Hoop Dawgs Gain The Commitment of Elite 5-Star Asa Newell

Mike White is establishing UGA as a threat in college basketball as they gain the commitment of 5-star Asa Newell.  Newell is a 6'9" and 205-pound power forward for Montverde Academy in Montverde, Florida. He's rated as the 2nd PF in the class and the 8th overall player in the country. Newell's length is going to provide great dividends for UGA. I expect him to block a lot of shots in his career at Georgia. He's got great athleticism for his size and is a major lob threat.  Newell comm

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Kirby Smart Speaks on Michigan Sign-Stealing Scandal in Tuesday Press Conference

Coach Smart met with the media today following practice. He provided some injury updates and spoke on the Michigan sign-stealing scandal. His quotes are italicized.  On How Practice Has Been So Far This Week: It's been good. It was a little slow with the warm fuzzies, is what we call them. They had gone three days without the pads popping, so it was a little slow to get going yesterday. I thought they were better today. They've had good energy and good spirits, and I think they really respe

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Kirby Smart Gives Injury Updates on Key Bulldogs During Monday Press Conference

Kirby Smart met with the media following the bye week to talk a little about the Florida game this weekend. His quotes are in italics.  Opening Remarks: We will start gearing up towards Florida. We did a little last week in terms of introducing those guys on Thursday. Today, we will get back to work on these guys. Our guys have been excited to play in Jacksonville. It's an incredible stadium and atmosphere. I know our players just love playing in this neutral site game. It's just different

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My God a Podcast! Clocking in with Tate Ratledge

Jim and John Clock In with Georgia starting offensive lineman Tate Ratledge. Special thanks to AXIA Time and Classic City Collective for making this episode possible. Find out more about these limited edition timepieces with a presentation box signed by Kirby Smart here! Need help with your online presence? Check out Working Web Media!        

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COMMIT: 4-Star Ondre Evans Flips From LSU to Georgia

Fran Brown is back at it again. This time, he gets 2024 4-star CB Ondre Evans to flip to Georgia.  Evans is a 6'1" and 185-pound corner for Christ Presbyterian Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. He's ranked as the 15th corner in the class and 152nd overall player in the 2024 class. As a junior, he played both ways. He totaled 38 tackles, 5 pass breakups, and 2 interceptions. On offense, Evans caught 18 balls for 221 yards. He's also had times of 10.55 seconds in the 100 meters and 21.85 secon

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Kirby Smart Speaks on Brock Bowers' Injury During Tuesday Press Conference

Kirby Smart met with the media Tuesday to give injury updates on a few bulldogs. His quotes are in italics.  Opening Remarks: We started on our bye week prep today. I thought the guys had good energy. We didn't have a great practice, but we had good energy. That was important. We're really working hard on conditioning and connection. Trying to get some guys healthy and well but also get some good work in. Our offensive and defensive coaches have targeted some areas that we want to work on t

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Week 7 @DawgStats Data Dump

I think there are teams that separated themselves yesterday.   Washington, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State, and sure Penn State (but it was Umass) There are teams that confirmed what they are USC, Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Louisville (among others) Georgia is somewhere in between. Oregon, UNC, Utah will be a factor but not sure they are legit.  Who'd I miss? Iowa, Duke, Tenn, Iowa St, Bama, and ND all won yesterday all with success rates below 40% Oregon

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Kirby Smart Updates Brock Bowers' Health Status in Post Game Press Conference

Kirby Smart met with the media following today's 37-20 win over Vanderbilt. His quotes are italicized.  Opening Remarks: Well once again we come to Nashville and it feels like a home game. We had a lot of UGA red in the stands. We came out for warmups, and it wasn't as crowded, but when we came out for the main part of the game, there was a sea of red there. There was a lot of red on their side. I was really appreciative of our fans making it like a home game. I was really proud of our play

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A better late than never @DawgStats week 7 preview

Been on a little trip to Florida with inlaws.  Got a few lines in the water and couple beers in the belly.  So, didn't get this out as early as I like to normally.  Here are the Power 5 Stats, graphs, and metrics.  First Up Offensive and Defensive EPA Plots.   Notes: 6 Teams have an offensive success rate 50%+ and defensive success rate sub 35% Clemson 50%/34.8%  Louisville 50%/35.1%  Miami 51%/33.0%  Michigan 53% /31.6% Oregon 57%/34.9%  Georgia 53%/34.5% Other Und

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COMMIT: 2025 3-Star RB Bo Walker Commits to UGA

Georgia adds their second running back commitment in the 2025 class with the addition of Bo Walker.  Walker is a 5'9" and 180 pound back for Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Georgia. He's ranked as a 3-star on sites, but many believe he will continue to rise up recruiting boards as his season plays out. He's a shifty back with great hands when catching balls out of the backfield. Walker has a knack for making people miss in the open field. A member of the DawgsCentral staff compares Bo

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Kirby Smart Talks Mark Stoops' Comments in Tuesday Press Conference

Kirby Smart met with the media today to give a practice update and more. His quotes are italicized.  On Practice so Far This Week: Been good. They practiced good today, and I thought they had a good practice today. Some highs and lows and ups and downs. Like I always say, it's a broken record, when it's cool outside we tend to practice better and when it's hot outside we tend to struggle. It was cool today, and they had good spirits. I thought we had good prep.  On Daylen Everett's Con

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Kirby Smart Previews Vanderbilt in Tuesday Press Conference

Kirby Smart met with the media this afternoon for his weekly Tuesday press conference. His quotes are in italics.  Opening Remarks: For us, on to Vandy. We got a start on these guys in terms of watching games. I've got a lot of respect for Clark. He's been a good friend for a while, but really become closer friends since being in our league. He's a very intellectual guy. He ran our meetings for the SEC meetings, and I thought he did a tremendous job of leading the discussion. He's gotten mo

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What Kirby Smart Said After Georgia’s Blowout Win Over Kentucky

Kirby Smart met with the media following a 51-13 over Kentucky. Smart's quotes are itailized.  Opening Remarks: The fans have been really consistent. They've done a good job for us, so that helps energize our players. Our players started fast. The offensive staff had a great plan and an executed plan. At the end of the day, the ability to run the ball opens things up. It gives you the ability to do lots of things offensively, which we were able to do. We probably didn't get Kentucky's best

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  • Dawgs Central Blogs

    1. Georgia returned to the hardwood on Tuesday night for a game against Georgia Tech. Mike White and the Bulldogs entered this one on a 3-game win streak. 

      The Yellow Jackets beat #7 Duke last time out, so there was some hype growing around them. The Georgia offense made the first basket of the game and never gave up the lead the whole first half. At the break, the Bulldogs were up 36-20. This was the lowest amount of points Georgia Tech has scored in their season so far. At one point, the UGA defense held them scoreless for over 5 minutes. Georgia Tech couldn't buy a shot in the first half as their field goal percentage was 26.5% (9/34) and three-point percentage was 16.7% (2/12). Tech also had 6 turnovers. Georgia shot 40% (14/35) from the field and 23.5% (4/17) from three. Noah Thomasson led the Bulldogs in scoring with 9 points, including a huge three-pointer to close out the half. 

      In the second half, Georgia Tech was able to cut it to a 12-point deficit at one point but could never get any closer. Georgia won this game 76-62. The Bulldogs shot 40% (26/65) from the field and 30.3% (10/33) from three. Of the 10 made threes, Justin Hill and Blue Cain combined for 7 of those. Georgia shot decently from the charity stripe, as they made 14 of 21. It wasn't a great shooting performance from the Yellow Jackets tonight. They finished the game with a field goal percentage of 32% (24/75), a three-point percentage of 29.6% (8/27), and made 6 of 13 free throws. 

      Georgia had 4 players score in double figures against Tech. Blue Cain knocked down 4 three-pointers for 12 points. Cain was committed to Georgia Tech before flipping to Georgia. Justin Hill continues to be a weapon for the Bulldogs, as he scored 14 points off the bench. Jabri Abdur-Rahim turned in 12 points and 8 rebounds. Noah Thomasson continues to be the best straight scorer for Mike White. He had 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting and also added 5 rebounds and 3 steals. 

      Georgia's record is now 6-3 following the win tonight. The Bulldogs are currently riding a 4-game win streak and will look to extend that against High Point in Stegman. This game is set to tip off on December 16th at 5:30 PM EST on the SEC Network. 

      Photo Courtesy of the SEC Media Portal. 

    2. Alec Smith
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      The Georgia Bulldogs (-5.5) vs The Alabama Crimson Tide

      3:30 P.M. (EST) on CBS

      Broadcasters: Brad Nessler (Play by Play) and Gary Danielson (Color)

       

      UGA

      UA

      Head Coach

      Kirby Smart

      Nick Saban

      Record at School

      93-15

      205-28

      2023 Record

      12-0 (8-0)

      11-1 (8-0)

       

      36-0 in three consecutive regular seasons… my friends, do not forget to relish in these times. 29 wins in a row (SEC Record), 25 players selected in the ’22 and ’23 NFL Drafts, two national championships, All-Americans, award winners, the list goes on. In a time of college football where competition has never been so good and where roster maintenance has never been so difficult, Kirby Smart has built a self-sustaining ecosystem in Athens. The likes of Smart’s immediate success are uber rare and they should be marveled at by Georgia and college football fans alike.

      It is very important to realize that we are currently in The Golden Days of Dawg football, but this dynasty has been built upon forward thinking and the refusal of complacency. Ahead lies #8 Alabama and a trip to the College Football Playoff. In my opinion, no conference will get two teams in the playoffs, meaning this would be a de facto elimination game for the two SEC giants. This matchup has played host to so many classic finishes, and I think we are in for another knife fight on Saturday. Here are some of my insights on The SEC Championship Game.

      Alabama Offense

      No need to beat around the bush, I see Jalen Milroe’s legs as the biggest threat on this offensive unit. He has 126 gives for 439 yards, which only comes out to a YPC of 3.5, but Jalen has 12 TDs on the ground. He’s averaging 229.6 yards per game through the air with 21 TDs, 6 INTs, and a completion percentage of 66.4%. The Bama RB’s do get their share of the pie, with Jase McClellan leading the team with 166 attempts, 803 yards, and 6 TDs. Roydell Williams rounds out the main ball carriers with 94 touches for 497 yards and 4 touchdowns. My take on Milroe as a quarterback is that he is a pocket passer by nature but possesses the speed to cause a lot of issues. He also throws the deep ball up there with the best in football (97.9 Grade on throws of 20+), and he excels off play action. Despite my singing his praises, there are weak areas to exploit. Jalen’s PFF Passing Grade goes from an 87.8 off play action, to a 78.8 mark on straight drops. His Pass Grade goes from a 91.6 to a 51.2 on plays when kept clean vs. under pressure. Milroe also seems to struggle on intermediate throws, especially between the hashes. Of 22 attempts on intermediate throws over the middle, Jalen has a grade of 43.9, 50% CMP, and 3 TDs to 3 INTs. For comparison, Carson Beck has a 93.8 grade and a 74.1% CMP in the same area. Another comforting stat is that Milroe has only thrown the ball >30 times once this year against Texas A&M. His second most attempts in a game came against Texas where his stat line was 14-27 for 255 and 2-2. In summary, I believe Alabama will be able to put up some rushing yardage. I also feel as if Georgia can give up 150+ on the ground and still win this game comfortably. The Dawg offense itself will score some points, and I do not have a ton of faith in Milroe beating us with his arm. Kamari Lassiter has turned into a true lockdown corner that will erase whoever he is guarding. Starks and Bullard are the best safety combo in the country and rarely get beat deep.

      According to Alabama sources, lead back Jase McClellan has missed practice for the first half of this week with a lingering foot injury. It is up in the air whether he will suit up on Saturday, and that would put the bulk of the carries on Roydell Williams/ Milroe.

      Moving on to the offensive line, they have greatly improved as the season progressed. The Tide rank T-113th in the nation with 39 sacks allowed on the year, an average of 3.25 per game. UGA is T-64th with 25 team sacks, along with being T-98th in TFL with 5.0 per game. 26 of the 34 sacks on Milroe came in Alabama’s first six games, while they haven’t allowed more than three in a game since week 8. Here are some grades and rankings for the Tide O-line:

      Position

      LT

      LG

      C

      RG

      RT

      Player

      Kadyn Proctor

      Tyler Booker

      Seth McLaughlin

      Jaeden Roberts

      JC Latham

      PFF Grade

      62.5

      74.4

      60.2

      74.9

      79.3

      Natl. Rank

      317th

      27th

      197th

      23rd

      10th

       

      Does anything stick out there? Kadyn Proctor came in as the #1 OT in the 2023 class and has been starting since day one for UA. Proctor is a great athlete and a physical run blocker, but he struggles against twitchy pass rushers. I would keep an eye… maybe two eyes on whoever the Dawgs have lined up over the young LT. McLaughlin at Center is another solid run blocker who struggles with speed rushing. The Dawgs front seven must take advantage of these weak spots and keep pressure on the QB.

      You may have noticed that I am just now getting around to discussing Alabama’s WR room, which is an anomaly compared to past UA teams that UGA has faced. Isaiah Bond is their leading receiver with 39 catches for 542 yards and 4 TDs. Former Bulldog Jermaine Burton is the deep threat out of the group averaging 22.7 yards per catch on 33 receptions, while also sporting 7 TDs. From there, the Tide do not have another player with more than 18 catches.

      Alabama Defense

      Keeping up with traditions, Alabama is still running a 3-4 multiple defense. UA is T-9th nationally with 3.0 sacks per game and 33rd with 6.3 TFL per game. Rather than Bama having their one dominant edge rusher, Dallas Turner, Chris Braswell, and Justin Eboigbe all have at least 6 sacks and 10 TFL a piece. Another former Dawg, Trezman Marshall, has been instrumental for the Bama defense at the ILB position. The unit as a whole ranks 17th in yards allowed with 312.7, and they are sitting at 14th in the nation with 17.9 PPGa.

      UA’s defense has given up 20+ points in 7 contests this season. The most points allowed came in their week two loss to Texas. Here is what the Longhorns did right: Quinn Ewers went 24/38 for 349 yards and 3 TDs with no INTs. Texas had zero turnovers and put up 454 yards of offense with a middling run game. Bama had a very difficult time covering Texas’s TE Ja’Tavion Sanders who had 5 catches for 114 yards. If only there was a mismatch nightmare of a TE in red and black that we could utilize! Brock Bowers is undoubtedly still not at 100%, but I see very few scenarios where he stands on the sideline watching this game. Bowers is a competitor of the highest order, and I expect that he’ll be chomping at the bit to make an impact in this game.

      Quinn Ewers averaged 14.5 yards per completion with 4 connections of 30+ yards, but a lot of damage was dealt on the perimeter with swing, bubble, and tunnel screens. Terrion Arnold and Kool-Aid McKinstry are two of the better cover corners in the country, but they seemed to struggle with coming up and making tackles in the flat against Texas. Let it be known that it caused me physical pain to type out Kool-Aid in a serious manner. Another true freshman starting for the Tide, Caleb Downs is their leading tackler from the safety position. An elite run defender and hardnosed tackler, Downs has made an immediate impact; however, he has been known to get beat deep against good route runners. If McConkey or Lovett get matched up on Downs 1v1, watch out!

      Regarding the interior defensive line, Bama is missing their game wrecker that we have seen in the past. In fact, the Tide do not have one IDL defender ranked in the top 100 according to PFF. UA is 33rd in the country in rush yards allowed per game, and they gave up 244 on the ground against Auburn last week. Only 57 yards of that 244 total came from Auburn’s QB. I see Edwards and Milton having a big game on Saturday behind a proven and experienced Georgia Oline. Assuming Ratledge is ready to go, the Dawgs will have their entire offensive line back together for the first time in several weeks.

      Prediction

      For the first time out of the past several matchups between Georgia and Alabama, I believe that UGA has the advantage at quarterback. Carson Beck has shown tremendous growth as the season has gone on, and Mike Bobo has schemed perfectly to Beck’s strengths. This game hinges on the Dawgs’ ability to respond to adversity. We saw them do it against South Carolina, Auburn, and Missouri this year. Can UGA respond if they go down two touchdowns? Can they maintain composure if they go up two touchdowns? I believe the answer to both is yes. This Bulldog offense is arguably going to be the most well-rounded unit that Alabama has seen all year. Georgia’s defense has been porous at times, but they have always turned their nose up when it counts. I am expecting a lot of points. I am expecting for this game to be decided in the fourth quarter. My final prediction is 41-31 GEORGIA.

    3. This list is complete speculation based on my own projected depth chart for next season. It's not meant to be taken as prediction, just a list of players who wouldn't cause a shock if they looked elsewhere.  

      QB

      Brock Vandagriff - Assuming Beck returns. Stockton could look elsewhere too, but given that he's a year younger, I would guess Gunner is more likely to stick it out and compete with Raiola and Puglisi for the 2025 starting job. 

      RB

      Cash Jones - With the production he's put on tape early this season when the RB room was decimated with injuries, and the likelihood of having 6 scholarship players ahead of him next season does Jones test the transfer market? He would have 2 years of eligibility remaining.  

      WR

      Arian Smith - Looking back at the Ole Miss game he still gets on the field with the ones, but Lovett and Thomas have both surpassed him.  I'm guessing both of them return along with Dillon Bell. Outside chance that Ladd and MRJS leaving opens up a spot for Smith to be a bigger part of the gameplan, but he could be a go to option in another offense with his speed. He has some great tape making big plays in big games. 

      Jackson Meeks - He's blocked really well at times this season, but has yet to record a reception in 2023. There are a lot of young receivers like CJ Smith, Zeed Haynes and Anthony Evans who could also emerge. That said, he seems pretty happy when I've watched his podcast with Javon Bullard. I could see him sticking around as well.  

      De'Nylon Morrissette - This might be premature, but in year two he seems to have been passed over by younger guys. Perhaps there is an injury there that I'm unaware of. He could also still be in the doghouse after a May DUI.

      TE

      No obvious scholarship candidates here

      OL

      Austin Blaske - I mentioned him in a separate post. I'm not sure if his injury flared back up but we haven't seen much from him. He was a projected replacement level player back in August with the potential to start at LT. I would have thought he would at least be a rotational option in 2024, but I'm not sure if something has changed. 

      Chad Lindberg - The former 4 star recruit hasn't seen much action in his 4 seasons with the team, but will have at least one year of eligibility remaining. 

      DL

      Jonathan Jefferson - Could just as easily see him sticking around for a 4th season. The former 4 star has been passed over by some younger talent, but Kirby likes depth on the D Line. That said, Kirby will also be checking the portal for D Linemen. 

      DE

      CJ Madden - I almost didn't add this one. Just a gut feeling because we haven't seen much from him this season.

      OLB

      Darris Smith - Wouldn't be surprised if he stuck around either, but he hasn't made much of a move this season, and also had an off-field issue that kept him away from the team for a bit. There's a lot of young talent in this room and Smith is a freak who might be a feature player on another roster.

      ILB

      Xavian Sorey - The former 5 star recruit was in the rotation earlier this season, but again with the younger talent. CJ Allen and Raylen Wilson have just been too good to keep off the field. Dumas-Johnson and Mondon will likely head to the NFL, but if one or both returned there would be even less snaps to go around here. 

      EJ Lightsey - Lightsey has received a lot positive reviews out of practice, but hasn't been able to crack the rotation in his two seasons. Given the emergence of younger players he could seek immediate playing time elsewhere.

      CB

      Nyland Greene - This could go either way, and might not happen until after spring. Assuming Lassiter goes to the NFL it has been Greene, Everette and Humphrey battling for the #2 CB spot. Everette and Humphrey have both surpassed Greene, but Kirby has been rotating 3 corners and Greene could work his way into that spot, but he would have to hold off players like A.J. Harris and incoming 5 star Ellis Robinson IV. Might be too tall of a task when Greene is a starter level player elsewhere.

      S

      David Daniel-Sisavanh - He's proven himself as a hard hitting rotational player who can be trusted in spots, but with Starks returning and the emergence of freshman Joenel Aguero there's no clear path to a starting job here. 

      JaCorey Thomas - It's only his second season, and I'd like to see him stick around especially if DDS doesn't. He could get his chance in 2025 which would be year 4, but he's another highly ranked recruit who could probably start somewhere else. 

      Dan Jackson? - Almost didn't add this one either, but Dan would have two years of eligibility remaining and one hell of a resume. He's a graduate so he may hang it up or try to go pro, but I could see him starting at the P5 level somewhere else next season while he gets a free graduate degree. I could also see him returning to Athens and remaining in the safety rotation for the Dawgs.  

      K

      Jared Zirkel - Jack Podlesny left a vacancy after last season and freshman kicker, Peyton Woodring took the job and ran with it in 2023 which relegated Zirkel to kickoff duty, a spot where he has performed admirably. He would have at least one if not two years of eligibility remaining. 

       

      This isn't an exhaustive list, and I didn't delve into walk-ons who rarely if ever get snaps during games. I'm sure some of them will leave, and there is always the threat that NIL or other outside circumstances (or both) lures a starter away to another program willing to outbid Georgia ie AD Mitchell. Let me know if I missed anyone or if any of my guesses are crazy. 

       

      Not on my initial list:

      Mehki Mews - Mews has entered the portal. He played significant snaps on offense and was the primary punt returner (presumably because Ladd McConkey was hobbled for most of the season), and he also returned kickoffs. Freshman speedster, Anthony Evans, was inserted at punt returner during the 4th quarter of the SEC Championship and had in immediate impact with a 28 yard return. Mews had some dropped punts this season and perhaps Evans insertion signified a pending change in that role for Georgia. Mews should have plenty of suitors, the former walk-on had an excellent spring game and found himself on the field a lot despite only recording 13 receptions on the season.

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      By Craig Lawson,

      Plus, if you’re gonna complain about Sanford not being loud enough make sure your ass is at the stadium contributing instead of tweeting about it from your couch like a damn slack ass. 

    5. I think there are teams that separated themselves yesterday.  

      Washington, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida State, and sure Penn State (but it was Umass)

      There are teams that confirmed what they are

      USC, Tennessee, Alabama, Miami, Louisville (among others)

      Georgia is somewhere in between.

      Oregon, UNC, Utah will be a factor but not sure they are legit. 

      Who'd I miss?

      Iowa, Duke, Tenn, Iowa St, Bama, and ND all won yesterday all with success rates below 40%
      Oregon and Cool both lost posting 50%+ success rates

      Here is the data

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