SEC: Georgia recruiting

DawgNation links: Williams' voice carried

December, 13, 2012
David Ching writes: Shawn Williams made a difference this season when he spoke out about what he perceived as soft play by his Georgia teammates.

Ching: The Bulldogs hit the practice field Wednesday with refreshed, healthier bodies.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: With powerful hitting ability and sound coverage skills, linebacker commit Johnny O’Neal can make an impact next year between the hedges.

Kipp Adams writes Insider: The state finals feature dozens of top recruiting prospects from around Georgia, capped by Saturday night’s game featuring ESPN 150 running back Alvin Kamara and Watch List defensive end Lorenzo Carter.

TideNation, DawgNation links

November, 28, 2012
Roundtable: DawgNation and TideNation staffers discuss the keys to Saturday’s game, the two QBs, some big recruiting misses between UGA/Bama and more.

David Ching writes: Georgia defensive leader Jarvis Jones doesn’t expect too many one-on-one pass-rushing opportunities Saturday against Alabama after facing option attacks each of the past two weeks.

Radi Nabulsi writes : Cornerback prospect D.J. Smith had a huge game in a double-OT playoff loss last week, and now must turn his focus to offers including Georgia, Florida, Michigan State, Nebraska and South Carolina.

Greg Ostendorf writes : Watch list LB Tre Williams had to settle for watching last week’s Iron Bowl from home after an injury in a playoff game. With offers from both sides, he said the Gene Chizik firing surprised him.

TideNation links: Uptempo troubles

November, 27, 2012
Alex Scarborough writes Insider: What’s the key to beating Alabama? In its three losses since 2010, and a near-miss against LSU this year, it’s been an uptempo passing attack.

Greg Ostendorf writes Insider: More than 20 players from the Peach State will line up for the Tide in Saturday’s SEC title game, though the Dawgs have won some key recruiting battles between the programs.

Note: Join Ostendorf at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT for a chat in the TideNation forum, The Tusk Insider.

DawgNation links: Blackout, indeed

November, 27, 2012
David Ching writes: Georgia is still looking to avenge its 2008 loss to Alabama -- when the team and fans wore black, but only eclipsed its own momentum while the Tide saw the light.

Ching Insider: This season’s Bulldogs found a way to bounce back from what could have been a devastating loss to the Gamecocks.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: Georgia, with four signees at linebacker this year and two commits already for next year, will likely try to cherry-pick top talent for 2014 – and already has extended a handful of offers.

Note: Join the DawgNation staff at 2 p.m. ET/1 CT for a chat in the DawgNation forum, The Pound Insider.

DawgNation links: Gurley overshadowed

November, 20, 2012

David Ching writes: Running back Todd Gurley is among the best freshmen in the history of the SEC, even if he’s likely to finish as runner-up to Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel for freshman of the year honors.

Kipp Adams writes: Defensive back Brendan Langley flips his commitment from South Carolina to Georgia, citing friend Quincy Mauger’s continued recruitment and a perceived greater interest from UGA in Langley playing two sports.

Adams Insider: Langley can help bolster a Bulldogs secondary that is bracing for several departures after this season.

Radi Nabulsi and Adams write Insider: Georgia, with a class of 28 commits, still has several top offensive talents on its wish list.

Ching Insider: Georgia Tech’s option attack is capable of creating headaches for Georgia as the Bulldogs try to keep their national title hopes alive.

DawgNation links: Top targets on D

November, 19, 2012
David Ching writes Insider: Three plays in Georgia’s win over Georgia Southern hold particular importance for the Dawgs going forward.

Kipp Adams writes Insider: Georgia’s expected signing class is bursting at the seams, but top targets remain among recruits on defense.

Ching Insider: With injuries depleting UGA’s depth at wide receiver, Tavarres King is answering the call and climbing up the Georgia 10 player power rankings.

DawgNation links: Defending option

November, 14, 2012
David Ching writes: There’s no 'Amen Corner’ stretch of tough, late games on SEC schedules anymore. With many of the conference's heavyweights preparing to face their biggest rivals next weekend, most opted to squeeze in an FCS opponent this Saturday.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: At 6-foot-4, 256 pounds, Michail Carter might seem light for a defensive tackle. But he's a high school freshman -- and has hit SEC camps already.

Derek Tyson writes: ESPN 300 RB A.J. Turman (Orlando, Fla./Boone) chooses Georgia late Tuesday.

Kipp Adams writes Insider: Attrition at running back in 2011 raises the importance of Turman’s commitment behind standout freshman running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: Juco cornerback Steven Nelson decommits from UGA late Tuesday and looks west for more options.

DawgNation links: Defending the option

November, 13, 2012
David Ching writes: Georgia is no stranger to the triple option employed by neighboring Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech, but it’s still a tricky challenge to defend.

Ching Insider: Scouting report capsule on Ga. Southern.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: 2015 prospect Mekhi Brown has benefitted from talking a couple years ago to UGA LB and fellow Columbus, Ga., product Jarvis Jones.

DawgNation links: UGA must win out

October, 30, 2012
David Ching writes: Fresh off the momentum-shifting win over No. 2 UF this past weekend, Georgia team leader Jarvis Jones reminded his fellow Bulldogs – and Mark Richt echoed his words – that such a huge victory will ultimately be worthless if they don’t win out.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: ESPN Watch List linebacker Raekwon McMillan announces his top five, and the talented prospect from Georgia has a certain former Florida coach’s team in his No. 1 spot. With: Video

Ching Insider: Ole Miss scouting report

GatorNation links: Rivalry regains steam

October, 24, 2012
Michael DiRocco writes: The Florida-Georgia rivalry is picking up steam again after the Gators dominated the rivalry with Georgia for more than 15 years, with intrigue returning to the border battle during the past five seasons.

DiRocco: A look at the Top 5 Georgia-Florida heartbreakers.

DiRocco: Gators coaches are punishing ‘violators’ who don't carry the football reliably.

Derek Tyson and Kipp Adams write Insider: Former Gators receiver Jacquez Green and former Dawgs defensive lineman Marcus Stroud are linked as two of the top recruiting battles in the history of the Florida-Georgia rivalry.

DawgNation links: Weak starts for D

October, 24, 2012
David Ching writes: Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham likes the way his players have closed out games, but he wants to see the unit start better.

Ching: Tuesday evening, Bulldogs teammates had their opportunity to respond to safety Shawn Williams having called the Bulldogs’ defense soft a day earlier.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: Georgia is already targeting some of the top 2014 defensive backs.

Kipp Adams and Derek Tyson write Insider: Former Dawgs DL Marcus Stroud and former Gators WR Jacquez Green are linked as two of the top recruiting battles in the history of the Georgia-Florida rivalry.

DawgNation links: Smith bolsters D-line

October, 17, 2012
David Ching writes Insider: Georgia’s Mark Richt doesn’t hesitate in pointing out whose play made a difference in the D-line rotation during the first half of the season, and he hopes to see more playing time and impact for the already productive junior DE Garrison Smith.

Ching: Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is breathing a little easier after Georgia’s bye week, as the brief respite after the calamity of a loss to South Carolina has recharged the Bulldogs’ batteries.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: As Georgia closes out its 2013 recruiting class, the coaching staff now hits the road and the film room to evaluate the next crop of talented recruits. The fresh list starts with a slew of talented Georgia quarterbacks … but do the Bulldogs really have need at the position?

DawgNation links: Bama on Kamara's mind

October, 9, 2012
David Ching writes Insider: Perhaps the biggest feel-good story in Georgia’s first six games was the performance by the Bulldogs’ new 1-2 punch at tailback from freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. DawgNation grades their performance leading into UGA’s bye week.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: Perhaps surprisingly, Alabama's production and track record at RB could mean more to Alvin Kamara (Norcross, Ga./Norcross) than its logjam of talented freshmen and commits.

Ching: DT John Jenkins wasn’t the problem in the blowout loss to South Carolina, and shouldn’t lose ground in contending for national awards this season.

Note: Check back with DawgNation for Ching's coverage from Georgia basketball media day today. Also, join the DawgNation staff for a 2 p.m. ET chat in The Pound Insider.

DawgNation links: Time to rebound

October, 8, 2012
David Ching writes: A bye week and Kentucky will be first on the list as Georgia tries to bounce back from this year’s South Carolina loss as ably as it did last year.

Ching Insider: As DawgNation takes stock of UGA during its bye week, QB Aaron Murray grades out above expectations for the season to date.

Ching Insider: LB Jarvis Jones didn’t look like an NFL first-rounder against South Carolina, but remains atop the Georgia 10-player power rankings.

Radi Nabulsi writes: Murray leaves the team during the bye week for a family emergency.

Nabulsi Insider: 2014 LB Rashaan Evans recently made his first visit to any campus other than Auburn’s, and came away impressed with Athens.

DawgNation links: Bennett lost for season

October, 3, 2012
Radi Nabulsi writes: A torn ACL, which happened during Tuesday's practice, will put Georgia's leading wide receiver Michael Bennett on the bench for the rest of the season.

David Ching writes: Bennett's loss is a blow to Georgia's offense.

Ching: Aaron Murray spent the entire offseason focusing on honing every tool in his impressive skill set – so much so that now, when the Georgia quarterback watches film from the 2011 loss to South Carolina, he shrinks in dismay at just how bad he was, and how much his mistakes cost his team.

Kipp Adams writes Insider: Georgia-South Carolina recruiting battles are border wars.

Radi Nabulsi writes: With an eye on redemption against South Carolina, which every Bulldog has in mind, defensive end Abry Jones is nursing a sprained ankle but says it’s part of the game and he’ll play through the pain.

Ching Insider: Practice notebook. Georgia’s often questioned offensive line faces its most stringent test this weekend when it lines up to protect Aaron Murray from the touted South Carolina defense.



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