Thursday, December 27, 2012
Will the Bulldogs start 2013 with a win?
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The Georgia Bulldogs were scheduled to hit Orlando on Wednesday, to begin prepping in earnest for their New Year's Day Capital One Bowl matchup against the Big Ten's Nebraska. Coming off a heartbreaking SEC championship loss in which a few yards made the difference between playing for the national title and being passed over for a BCS berth, the Dawgs are looking to close out the 2012 season on a triumphant note. Some analysts think that's likely. "With the way that the Bulldogs left Atlanta, they are looking for redemption and there is not much that the Cornhuskers can do to stop it from being achieved," Ian Berg writes for Bleacher Report. Nebraska was shucked by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten title game, 70-31, leading Berg to …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
If the Bulldogs beat the Crimson Tide today, they'll likely take on Notre Dame for the BCS title.
Well, here we are, on the brink of the SEC championship game, a game that many doubted the Georgia Bulldogs would reach this year, but which could propel them to the contest for the National Championship. The Bulldogs haven't won a national title since they beat Notre Dame in 1980, despite fielding one of the most consistently successful teams in the country. As Dan Wolken of USA Today put it, "There aren't many opportunities to put 30 years of frustration aside as a program, but Georgia is on the doorstep of one of them." To get in the door, the Bulldogs have to defeat No. 2 Alabama today at the Georgia Dome, no easy feat. Seth Emerson reports for the Ledger-Enquirer that the teams are pretty evenly matched, with Georgia bringing the …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Defensive back Brendan Langley says he'll sign with the Bulldogs, after originally committing to South Carolina.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Kell High School continues play in the state football playoffs in a home game against Gainesville on Friday. But on Tuesday, one of its star players sorted out his long-term future by changing his mind about where he'll play college football. Defensive back Brendan Langley offered a verbal commitment to the Georgia Bulldogs, choosing one SEC school over another. Langley, who also has contributed to Kell as a running back and wide receiver this season, initially chose South Carolina. But in an interview in Wednesday's edition of The Marietta Daily Journal, Kell coach Derek Cook said Langley had his heart set on Georgia all along. “South Carolina didn’t push him away. I’ve had other kids go to South Carolina, and it’s a very good school, …
For the Bulldogs, the hype about a possible national championship has begun.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Georgia's Athletic Director Greg McGarity might have been prescient when he asserted earlier this season that Georgia Tech, and not Florida, is really the Bulldogs' biggest rival. Who would have predicted a month ago that so much would ride on this weekend's in-state matchup? Georgia survived the easier of its back-to-back triple-option challenges by defeating Georgia Southern last week. Now the Bulldogs, suddenly catapulted to No. 3 in the BCS standings, must withstand a visit from Georgia Tech before turning their attention to the SEC Championship game, likely against No. 2 Alabama. And then, maybe the national title game? Not so fast, says Georgia head coach Mark Richt. “Right this minute, all I can think about is Georgia Tech,” Richt …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
A victory Saturday should send the Bulldogs to the SEC championship game.
Auburn's not good this year. They're still looking for an SEC win, and Georgia might not be the best place to find it. The Bulldogs, while romping through some rough patches, are ranked fifth in the country and need only beat the Tigers to wrap up the SEC East Division and play for the league championship. Of course, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt isn't preparing his team for a cakewalk. "I told the guys `Get your mind right, right now,"' Richt said in an Associated Press story earlier this week. "We know they're capable of knocking us off." The Dawgs will be bringing a depleted receiving corps to Auburn. Marlon Brown was reported out for the season earlier this week after tearing an ACL against Mississippi. And the Bulldogs lost Michael …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Bulldogs could coast to an SEC East title - if they can get past the undefeated Gators.
In their last two games, Georgia got trounced by South Carolina and barely squeaked by the unimpressive Kentucky Wildcats. And yet, Bulldogs faithful fans are still talking about a shot at the SEC championship. Why? Because the Bulldogs have only one loss, and if they beat Florida on Saturday, a relatively gentle schedule gives them an opportunity to cruise to the SEC East title. The schedule is so favorable, an AP reporter suggested that Georgia "might be the most fortunate team in the nation." It might be better to be lucky than good, but are the Bulldogs good enough to beat a Florida team that wiped the floor with South Carolina, the team that wiped the floor with Georgia? Well, we know that college football isn't a linear proposition, …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Patch editors Chris Winston in South Carolina and Steve Burns in Georgia talk a little smack about which team will win Saturday's big SEC football game.
There may not be anything more important this weekend in Georgia and South Carolina than what’s fixin’ to take place Saturday in Columbia. When the Gamecocks and Bulldogs square off in Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday at 7 p.m. (ESPN) in the biggest SEC football matchup of the season. It may be the biggest game in series history. Both are 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the SEC. Both have national championship aspirations. And both have rabid fan bases that are not afraid to talk a little trash. Patch, which has 59 websites serving local communities in the two states, decided it wants to weigh in on the big game. Patch staffers Chris Winston of South Carolina and Steve Burns of Georgia offer up their own trash talk on the rivalry and the big game, and …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Volunteers are a 14-point underdog heading into Athens Saturday.
"Perhaps no SEC program has blindsided Mark Richt's Georgia teams more viciously than Tennessee," David Ching writes for ESPN.com's DawgNation blog. Which is why the No. 5 Bulldogs won't be overlooking the visiting Volunteers this weekend, though the 3-1 Vols are a 14-point underdog. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and will be shown on CBS. Ching's preview dredges up painful 2004 and 2007 defeats in which Tennessee helped deprive Georgia of SEC championships. 2009 wasn't so great, either. "If series history has proven anything, it's that Tennessee -- even when a decided underdog -- has a habit of delivering unsettling losses to unfocused Georgia teams," Ching writes. Threat or no, third-year Tennessee coach Derek Dooley finds himself…
Friday, September 14, 2012
The UGA Bulldogs are paying well for what everyone expects will be an easy home victory over the Owls.
Few of the 92,000 or so fans headed to Sanford Stadium on Saturday will be expecting a nailbiter as the University of Georgia Bulldogs host Florida Atlantic, a 43-point underdog. What the visiting team will be expecting for its trouble, though, is a big paycheck: UGA has agreed to fork over $1 million for the privilege of hosting Florida Atlantic without a reciprocal visit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that's the most Georgia has ever paid a visiting team. A key purpose of the game, which begins a long homestand for the Bulldogs, is to give the team a seventh home game for the season. UGA is expected to pull in $1.7 million for itself from the game. One fan commenting on the AJC story wasn't too impressed, though. "As a huge …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Here's what they're saying about the Bulldogs and Tigers in Missouri's SEC debut.
How do we know Georgia Bulldogs football is special? Because Delta Air Lines is changing its flight schedule just to make sure UGA fans get to Columbia, Missouri, in time for the Tigers' inaugural SEC game. It will be a learning process. Seth Emerson of the Macon Telegraph reports the two teams are virtual strangers. Neither squad even has a scholarship player from the other's state. Georgia head coach Mark Richt did interview for the Missouri job more than a decade ago, but the teams' only previous matchup was in 1960. At least one Missouri player isn't that impressed with what he's seen of Georgia so far. Defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson told a reporter he watched some of the Georgia-Buffalo game last week, then turned it off. "It's …