SEC: Greg Pyke

SEC's lunchtime links

April, 25, 2014
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We've arrived at the final weekend in April, which is somewhat bittersweet for SEC football fans. It's a weekend – and that's always a good thing – but it's also the final weekend for the conference's spring football games (Arkansas and Kentucky both play Saturday), meaning no more SEC football until late August.

Enjoy it while it lasts before the long summer – and take a quick look at today's lunchtime links before it begins.

DawgNation links: True freshman OLs

August, 16, 2012
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David Ching writes: Learning on the fly and overcoming high school flaws can be a tall order for a college freshman, but Georgia's John Theus has the grit, confidence and talent to have earned a starting spot, while fellow frosh Greg Pyke is earning similar praise.

Radi Nabulsi (video): DawgNation spends an offbeat minute or two with Olympic bronze medalist and UGA alum Reese Hoffa, who can’t wait to finish his season so he can get in some Bulldogs football.

Ching writes Insider: A UGA coach’s putdown angered Ray Drew enough for the player to go too hard during a practice rep 10 days ago -- ironically leading to the sophomore defensive end sustaining a concussion.

Ching writes Insider: Georgia coach Mark Richt was pleased at a few things during the Bulldogs’ Wednesday scrimmage, but overall he was not impressed with what he said looked like an 8-4 team.

Ching writes Insider: Players had plenty to say about their second preseason scrimmage, too, and Aaron Murray doesn’t like seeing the offense fall into lulls of so-so play between good series.

Nabulsi (video): Dallas Lee interview

Nabulsi (video): Blake Tibbs interview

DawgNation links: Next Champ Bailey?

August, 9, 2012
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David Ching writes: With a role in all three aspects of the game, Malcolm Mitchell faces the question of whether he can pull off the sizable task, much as UGA legend Champ Bailey did back in the day. The Freshman All-SEC player thinks that uncertainty is a good thing.

Ching Insider: Georgia’s starting offense and defense largely dominated against their second-team counterparts in Georgia’s first preseason scrimmage -- and that was disappointing to some of the starters.

Kipp Adams writes Insider: 2014 quarterback DeShaun Watson of Gainesville, Ga., has put up some video-game-like numbers in the past two seasons, and for that effort he has received early and prestigious postseason invites: to Rising Seniors, the Atlanta all-star weekend, and to January’s Under Armour All-America Game.

Radi Nabulsi writes Insider: 2014 receiver Nate Brown is on the cusp of becoming a big name in recruiting, and he’s ready for the 2012 season and an invite to the Georgia Junior Bowl in December to help determine his fate.

Ching Insider: Around the Hedges in 80 Days -- 23 days to kickoff. It is possible for freshman O-lineman Greg Pyke to play in some capacity this fall, but it would not be shocking to see him take a redshirt like Bulldogs offensive linemen often do.

Nabulsi: UGA receiver Rantavious Wooten talks about coming back from the injuries of a car accident and weighs in on the issue of concussions in football.

DawgNation links: Roundtable

April, 18, 2012
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DawgNation Staff Insider: Roundtable -- With several question marks remaining after the spring game, this week's DawgNation Roundtable discussion covers some of the unresolved issues in Athens. What is the biggest question mark for the Bulldogs coming out of spring practice?

Radi Nabulsi: G-Day game photo gallery

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