SicEmDawgs.com http://www.sicemdawgs.com Georgia Bulldogs Football, Basketball & Recruiting | UGA | Dawgs Tue, 03 Mar 2015 01:19:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 3-Star WR Darion Anderson Commits to Georgia http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/darion-anderson-commits-georgia/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/darion-anderson-commits-georgia/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:37:49 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19290 Three-star wide receiver Darion Anderson of Warner Robins, Georgia (Houston County) has committed to Georgia for the class of 2016. Proud to announce that I will verbally be committing to The University of Georgia!! #CommitToTheG pic.twitter.com/4SdHg7DRVd — D1 (@the__Duno) March 3, 2015 Anderson (6-1, 170) committed to the Bulldogs over Cincinnati. He also had offers […]

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Three-star wide receiver Darion Anderson of Warner Robins, Georgia (Houston County) has committed to Georgia for the class of 2016.

Anderson (6-1, 170) committed to the Bulldogs over Cincinnati. He also had offers from Boston College, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Marshall, Samford, and Wake Forest.

Wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon and tight ends coach John Lilly were Anderson’s primary recruiters for UGA.

In the 247Sports Composite rankings, Darion Anderson is listed as a 3-star recruit, the No. 64 wide receiver, and the No. 385 overall recruit.

Anderson is also listed as a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and as a 4-star recruit by Scout.com.

Darion Anderson was named the Region 2-AAAAA Player of the Year after his junior season. That year, he caught 55 passes for 1,262 yards and 18 touchdowns, rushed four times for 65 yards and a TD, and returned 11 punts for 281 yards and a TD.

On defense, Anderson recorded 62 total tackles (four for a loss), one sack, one interception, and two fumble recoveries.

Darion Anderson is the 7th commitment for Georgia for the class of 2016 and first at the wide receiver position. He joins two other offensive skill position commitments for UGA: 5-star quarterback Jacob Eason and 4-star running back B.J. Emmons.

UGA Football Commitments

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UGA Seniors to Start Tuesday Night vs. Kentucky http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/uga-seniors-start-tuesday-night-kentucky/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/uga-seniors-start-tuesday-night-kentucky/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:03:41 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19285 On Tuesday night, the Georgia Bulldogs host the top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky Wildcats (29-0, 16-0 SEC) at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens. The game is slated for a 9pm ET broadcast on ESPN. Mark Fox announced today that all three Bulldog seniors, forward Nemi Djurisic, guard Taylor Echols (walk-on), and forward Marcus Thornton, will start the game. […]

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On Tuesday night, the Georgia Bulldogs host the top-ranked and undefeated Kentucky Wildcats (29-0, 16-0 SEC) at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens.

The game is slated for a 9pm ET broadcast on ESPN.

Mark Fox announced today that all three Bulldog seniors, forward Nemi Djurisic, guard Taylor Echols (walk-on), and forward Marcus Thornton, will start the game. It will be their final game at home and each will be honored in a pre-game ceremony.

The Bulldogs have asked for a fan Black Out for the Kentucky game, although Mark Fox said today that they won’t be wearing their black road jerseys.

Georgia (19-9, 10-6 SEC) has never beaten a team that was ranked number one at the time of the game, going 0-15 in those contests.

Tuesday night’s meeting between Georgia and Kentucky will be the 145th meeting all-time between the two schools. The Wildcats lead the overall series 118-26.

UGA Basketball Schedule

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Georgia Southern Sweeps UGA http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-southern-sweeps-uga/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/03/georgia-southern-sweeps-uga/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:41:17 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19280 Georgia Southern completed a weekend sweep of Georgia, taking a doubleheader 1-0 and 4-3 Sunday at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (8-4) won three one-run games over the Bulldogs (6-4). In game one Sunday, four Georgia Southern pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout for a 1-0 victory. The game began on Saturday and was halted […]

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Georgia Southern completed a weekend sweep of Georgia, taking a doubleheader 1-0 and 4-3 Sunday at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Eagles (8-4) won three one-run games over the Bulldogs (6-4).

In game one Sunday, four Georgia Southern pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout for a 1-0 victory. The game began on Saturday and was halted due to rain in the bottom of the second inning.

When play resumed Sunday, the Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the second frame as C.J. Brazil moved Kent Rollins to second with a sacrifice bunt after reaching on a base hit. Then, the Eagle second baseman scored on a base hit by Logan Baldwin. Georgia threatened in the top of the third, loading the bases with a pair of hits and an error but Eagle right-hander Tripp Sheppard responded by retiring the next three Bulldogs to maintain their edge. Sheppard ran in to trouble in the fourth as the Eagles turned to ace reliever Jason Richman who got them out of another bases loaded jam to keep it a 1-0 contest. The Bulldogs left 10 men on base.

Richman went 4.1 scoreless innings to improve to 3-0 while Ryan Lawlor dropped to 2-1. Georgia junior David Sosebee provided 6.1 scoreless frames and tied his career high with eight strikeouts. Eagle closer Chris Brown pitched the ninth for his fourth save.

In game two, the Eagles rallied back for a 4-3 victory.

Georgia grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first off Eagle starter Connor Simmons. Freshman Keegan McGovern drew a one-out walk and freshman designated hitter Josh Day reached on an error by third baseman Will Hudgins. Third baseman Mitchell Webb made the Eagles pay, smashing a two-run double off the right field wall. In the fifth, the Eagle made it a 2-1 contest when Hunter Thomas led off with his third home run of the year. Webb added his third RBI of the day with a run-scoring single in the sixth for a 3-1 advantage. A solo home run Eagle designated hitter Hunter Thomas made it 3-2 in the fifth and then a two-run single by catcher Chase Griffin put the Eagles ahead 4-3 in the seventh.

Junior right-hander Sean McLaughlin started and went five innings and struck out six before giving way to a trio of relievers. Senior Jared Walsh allowed a pair of runs and sophomore Connor Jones got the loss to fall to 0-1 after walking two and surrendering the two-run single to Griffin. Ryan Frederick tossed three scoreless innings for his first win while Brown notched his third save of the series and fifth on the year.

“It’s very disappointing to lose three one-run games, and the bottom line is we didn’t get it done,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said. “We didn’t deserve to win, we had poor at bats in crucial situations and we didn’t play well in our first road trip. You have to credit Georgia Southern because they got the clutch hits and made the pitches when we had our chances.”

Georgia returns to action Tuesday when it plays host to Furman at 5:05 p.m. It will start a season-long 10-game stretch at Foley Field.

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UGA Calling for Black Out for Kentucky Game http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/uga-black-out-kentucky-game/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/uga-black-out-kentucky-game/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:38:58 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19273 The Georgia Bulldogs are calling for a Black Out for the Kentucky game this Tuesday night (9pm ET, ESPN). UGA posted the message on Twitter shortly after the Bulldogs’ 68-44 rout of the Missouri Tigers. The next home game for @UGABasketball is Tuesday! Let's Black Out against Kentucky, Bulldog Nation! #WearBlackBeLoud pic.twitter.com/b0igQjCc91 — Georgia Bulldogs […]

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The Georgia Bulldogs are calling for a Black Out for the Kentucky game this Tuesday night (9pm ET, ESPN).

UGA posted the message on Twitter shortly after the Bulldogs’ 68-44 rout of the Missouri Tigers.

With the win today, Georgia improved to 19-9 overall and 10-6 in the SEC. The win also means that the Bulldogs are likely a lock for the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky, the top-ranked team in the country, is 28-0 on the season and 15-0 in the SEC. They take on Arkansas today and could be 29-0 when they roll into Athens on Tuesday.

Georgia usually wears black uniforms on the road and alternates between their white and gray uniforms at home. For the Kentucky game, the Dawgs could possibly wear black.

I realize that some people don’t like “Black Out” games or alternate uniforms. However, this is what the school and players want. So wear black and be loud on Tuesday night! Go Dawgs!

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Bulldogs Rout Tigers 68-44 for 10th SEC Victory http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bulldogs-rout-tigers-68-44-10th-sec-victory/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bulldogs-rout-tigers-68-44-10th-sec-victory/#comments Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:03:25 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19269 The Georgia Bulldogs snapped a two-game home-losing streak with a 68-44 rout of the Missouri Tigers, earning their 10th SEC win of the season on Saturday. The win was by the largest margin of victory in an SEC contest under Mark Fox. The win also gave the Bulldogs their 10th SEC win of the season, […]

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The Georgia Bulldogs snapped a two-game home-losing streak with a 68-44 rout of the Missouri Tigers, earning their 10th SEC win of the season on Saturday.

The win was by the largest margin of victory in an SEC contest under Mark Fox. The win also gave the Bulldogs their 10th SEC win of the season, reaching the plateau for the second consecutive season.

Georgia (19-9, 10-6) dominated from the opening tip, scoring 20 points in the first nine minutes of play and ending the first half on a 21-10 run. Missouri (8-21, 2-14) shot just 14-of-49 from the field, and was held to just six made field goals in the second half.

The Bulldogs registered a season-high 18 assists spread about between seven different players. Nemanja Djurisic paced the Bulldogs with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, and added five rebounds and three assists. Cameron Forte and J.J. Frazier each scored 10 points off the bench.

“This was a good win for our team,” Fox said after the game. “SEC games are hard. Missouri obviously has a new staff and is in a rebuilding year, but their kids really battled. I was really pleased with how we started the game. I didn’t think we handled the situation great once we got a big lead, we kind of took our foot off the gas there for a minute, but certainly at the end of the day it’s a really good win for Georgia.”

The Bulldogs took an 18-point lead into the locker rooms at half time, registering their second highest lead at the break of the year 41-23. Georgia got everyone involved, seeing 8 different players score in the opening period while racking up 11 total assists. Georgia was incredibly efficient, shooting 47 percent from the field, 55 percent from 3-point range and posting an impressive assist-to-turnover ratio of 11-to-3.

Missouri struggled from the field for the entirety of the opening half, hitting just 8-of-31 field goal attempts. The Tigers’ leading scorer, Johnathan Williams, shot just 1-for-7 from the field in the first period.

Georgia opened the second half on a 14-to-4 run to extend their lead to 28 points at the 12:43 mark. Missouri then pressed and was able to cut into the lead slightly, holding the Bulldogs scoreless for just over six minutes. Georgia then responded and was able to hold off any potential comeback attempt.

The Bulldogs kept the lead above 20 points for the final 17:49 of the game, and allowed every rostered player to see playing time, including Juwan Parker who saw his first action since injuring his Achilles tendon against Florida on January 17.

“We shared the ball, first of all,” Fox added. “We shot the ball fairly well in the first half, we defended very well, we rebounded well, and we played a pretty complete game. Midway through the second half we had a little funk in there and didn’t play as well, but we did a lot of things that we like. Certainly that allowed us to get a lead and finish the game.”

Williams and Namon Wright tied for the team-lead with 10 points for Missouri on a combined 6-of-21 shooting.

Georgia vs. Missouri Notes

· Georgia’s starting lineup was: Marcus Thornton (86th career start), Nemanja Djurisic (52nd), Kenny Paul Geno (3rd), Charles Mann (67th) and Kenny Gaines (58th).

· This was the seventh all-time meeting between the two schools. Georgia narrowed the margin to 4-3 with today’s win.

· The 24-point margin of victory is the largest in an SEC win under Mark Fox. The Bulldogs had won three SEC games by a 22-point margin in Fox’s tenure.

· Georgia took an 18-point lead into the half, the Bulldogs’ second largest halftime lead of the season (19 vs. Seton Hall on 12/21/14).

· Georgia’s 11 first half assists matched, or surpassed the team’s totals for 10 games during the 14-15 season.

· The Bulldogs finished with a season-high 18 assists.

· Georgia attempted 66 field goals on the day, the third-most of the season.

· Sophomore guard Juwan Parker returned to action for the first time since the Florida game on January 17.

Career Highs

· Kenny Paul Geno scored a career-high seven points.

Next Up

The Bulldogs will host currently top-ranked and unbeaten Kentucky on Tuesday, March 3. This will be the first time Kentucky has played at Stegeman since 2012-13, when Georgia defeated the Wildcats 72-62. Kentucky won the first matchup of the season, 69-58 in Lexington. The game is set to tipoff at 9 p.m. and will air on ESPN.

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Bulldogs Prevail 76-72 at Ole Miss http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bulldogs-prevail-76-72-at-ole-miss/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bulldogs-prevail-76-72-at-ole-miss/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:02:26 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19102 The Georgia Bulldogs won their second consecutive SEC road contest with a 76-72 victory over Ole Miss at the C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday night. Georgia improved to 18-9 on the season and 9-6 in SEC play with the win while Ole Miss fell to 19-9 overall and 10-5 in the league. The Bulldogs […]

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The Georgia Bulldogs won their second consecutive SEC road contest with a 76-72 victory over Ole Miss at the C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum on Wednesday night.

Georgia improved to 18-9 on the season and 9-6 in SEC play with the win while Ole Miss fell to 19-9 overall and 10-5 in the league.

The Bulldogs were ahead of the Rebels 34-23 at the break and led by as much as 12 points with 10:07 to go in the second half, but Ole Miss clawed its way back into the contest towards the end of the game, slimming the margin to as much as two points before the Bulldogs regained their momentum with a late surge.

Junior Kenny Gaines scored 22 points as he went 8-for-15 from the field and 4-for-7 from three-point range to lead Georgia in scoring. Senior Marcus Thornton chipped in with 18 points of his own in addition to a game-high 13 rebounds to secure his fifth double-double of the season. Senior Nemanja Djurisic and junior Charles Mann also posted double-digit scoring totals with 17 and 22 points, respectively. Sophomore Cameron Forte was second on the team with 8 rebounds.

“Our kids really came with a determination about them,” said head coach Mark Fox. “I’m really proud of them. We had a bad week and we gave up a couple of home games to teams that maybe people didn’t think we should have lost to, and maybe we didn’t think we should have lost to, but we went on the road and beat two really good basketball teams this week. I think Ole Miss is a lock for the NCAA tournament and I’m really proud of our team for their resiliency and certainly our start was key for our victory today.”

The Bulldogs led for 36:48 of the game and enjoyed a comfortable spell in the first half as they took the lead with 15:15 to play in the opening period and never looked back. Djurisic paced Georgia in scoring early on, netting three of his six shots from three-point range to post a team-high 11 points going into the locker room.

It was Gaines, though, who gave the Bulldogs a double-digit advantage right before halftime as he sank a buzzer beating three to put the score at 34-23 in Georgia’s favor.

“We handled that possession perfectly,” said Fox. “Give Kenny credit for finishing it at the horn with a three, but our guards managed the clock perfectly. We took the last shot of the half, they didn’t get the ball back, and that was a sign of really good maturity from us.”

A 9-3 run midway through the second half extended Georgia’s lead to as much as 12 points, but the Rebels cut the margin down to just two points with 4:04 to play.

Thornton was able to dominate on the next three Georgia possessions, however, as he sank five-straight points to give the Bulldogs some breathing room. The senior then added five more before the final buzzer sounded to put the game beyond doubt.

“Marcus Thornton was terrific in the second half,” said Fox. “He got a double-double and he has his legs back. He was in foul trouble in the first half but he got in a groove late on. They guarded him, it was physical, but he went and got some rebounds there late in the game that nobody else way getting. He was just outstanding tonight.”

As a team the Bulldogs shot 37 percent (23-62) from the field and 48 percent (11-23) from three-point range. The Rebels shot 35 percent from the field (23-66) and were led in scoring by Stefan Moody’s 19 points.

Georgia vs. Ole Miss Notes

· Georgia’s starting lineup was: Marcus Thornton (85th career start), Nemanja Djurisic (51st), Kenny Paul Geno (2nd), Charles Mann (66th), and Kenny Gaines (57th).

· The win was Georgia’s fourth-straight against the Rebels.

· The Bulldogs tied a season high with 11 three-point field goals made. They also tied a season high with 17 assists.

· The 47 rebounds by Ole Miss were the most Georgia has surrendered this season.

· Marcus Thornton posted 18 points and 13 rebounds to secure his fifth double-double of the season and the eighth of his Georgia career.

Up Next

The Bulldogs will return home to face Missouri (8-20, 2-13) on Saturday in a noon tip-off at Stegeman Coliseum. The game is scheduled to air on ESPNU. It will be the two teams’ first meeting this season. Georgia swept the Tigers on the road (70-64 OT) and at home (71-56) last year.

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Thomas Brown Speaks on Returning to Georgia http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/thomas-brown-speaks-returning-georgia/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/thomas-brown-speaks-returning-georgia/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 23:16:19 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19087 Newly hired University of Georgia running backs coach Thomas Brown said Monday that he hoped to be in a position to return to Georgia should he get the opportunity. “Once I left this place I wanted to put myself in a position that if the job did become available [then I could be a candidate],” […]

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Newly hired University of Georgia running backs coach Thomas Brown said Monday that he hoped to be in a position to return to Georgia should he get the opportunity.

“Once I left this place I wanted to put myself in a position that if the job did become available [then I could be a candidate],” Brown said. “When I left I kind of built my resume and showed what I could do at other places outside of here that I thought would make it easier to get me back [to Georgia].”

Most recently, Brown served as the running backs coach at Wisconsin where he mentored Heisman Trophy runner-up Melvin Gordon in 2014. Under Brown’s direction, Gordon rushed for an NCAA-leading 2,587 yards and 32 touchdowns. Gordon and sophomore running back Corey Clement combined to rush for 3,536 yards, setting the single-season Football Bowl Subdivision record for rushing yards by teammates.

Brown inherits an already strong backfield at Georgia, including SEC Freshman of the Year Nick Chubb. In 2014, Chubb rushed for 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns, earning Freshman All-America and All-SEC honors.

“I just tell those guys to ignore the noise,” Brown said of how he advised Gordon to deal with the national attention that he garnered in 2014. “When you’re a great player, people want to get attached to you and write about you and tell you how great you are and what you’re going to become. I just say to focus on the stuff that you can control.”

Before joining the Wisconsin coaching staff, Brown made stops as the running backs coach at Marshall in 2013 and at UT-Chattanooga in 2012 after spending 2011 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Georgia. Brown said that those three stops outside of Athens helped him grow significantly as a coach.

“I learned a bunch from an experience and X’s and O’s standpoint,” said Brown. “I’ve coached in several different offenses under several different guys and there was some difficulty because there was never any familiarity. Every year it was a new offense, new coaching staff and a new group of players that I had to learn to grow and adapt to so that forced me out of my comfort zone. Having those opportunities forced me to grow and mature and helped me to adapt to different situations.”

Brown also spoke on new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer who is entering his first year at Georgia. “He’s unbelievable,” Brown said. “He’s a high energy guy and is incredibly positive. I’m looking forward to having an opportunity to work with and learn from him. He’s definitely open to guys voicing their opinions. He has the direction and leadership and we’re going to follow behind him, but he also has done a good job so far of allowing us to add our two cents in and give our own opinions. I’m looking forward to it.”

A native of Tucker, Ga., Brown starred at Tucker High School before enrolling at Georgia and helping the Bulldogs to the 2005 Southeastern Conference championship. He finished his career as the fifth-leading rusher in Georgia history with 2,646 career yards and led the Bulldogs in rushing in 2004 and 2005. For his career, Brown averaged 5.0 yards per carry and scored 25 touchdowns. He was elected by his teammates as the permanent offensive team captain in 2007

Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from UGA. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children, Orlando and Tyson.

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UGA Football Video: The Grind http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/uga-football-video-the-grind/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/uga-football-video-the-grind/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 01:27:15 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19082 UGA has released a new football video titled The Grind. The video focuses on offseason workouts and new strength and conditioning coordinator Mark Hocke. The video was created by Frank Martin and narrated by Aneek James. Check it out below and Go Dawgs!! The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind […]

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UGA has released a new football video titled The Grind. The video focuses on offseason workouts and new strength and conditioning coordinator Mark Hocke.

The video was created by Frank Martin and narrated by Aneek James. Check it out below and Go Dawgs!!

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
-Muhammad Ali

Extended Version (Released 2/25)

Original Version (Released 2/22)

More UGA Videos

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3-Star DB Tyrique McGhee Commits to UGA for 2016 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/tyrique-mcghee-commits-uga-2016/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/tyrique-mcghee-commits-uga-2016/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:07:24 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19075 Three-star defensive back Tyrique McGhee of Fort Valley, GA (Peach County) has committed to UGA for the class of 2016. “I am officially committed to the G!!” McGhee told Dawgs247. “It feels great. It feels right!” McGhee (5-10, 168) committed to the Bulldogs over offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and South Carolina and interest from […]

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Three-star defensive back Tyrique McGhee of Fort Valley, GA (Peach County) has committed to UGA for the class of 2016.

“I am officially committed to the G!!” McGhee told Dawgs247. “It feels great. It feels right!”

McGhee (5-10, 168) committed to the Bulldogs over offers from Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and South Carolina and interest from several more top schools, including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Missouri, and Notre Dame.

In the 247Sports Composite rankings, McGhee is listed as a 3-star recruit, the No. 57 athlete, and the No. 764 overall recruit.

McGhee is also listed as a 3-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com.

“It’s a hard commitment.” McGhee told UGASports.com. “I’m solid. It’s a hard commit. You know, something crazy could happen, but I’m a Dawg. I’ll be signing Georgia papers. Just wait for 2016. We’ve got North Carolina the first game of the season, and we’re looking forward to the start. I just want to say ‘Go Dawgs.’ Tell everyone I’ve got the state on lockdown.”

Tyrique McGhee is the sixth commitment for Georgia for the class of 2016. He joins 5-star QB Jacob Eason, 4-star OT Ben Cleveland, 4-star DE Chauncey Manac, 4-star RB B.J. Emmons, and 3-star OL Aaron Dowdell.

UGA Football Commitments

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Bulldogs Top Crimson Tide 66-65 in Overtime Thriller http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bulldogs-top-crimson-tide-66-65-overtime-thriller/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bulldogs-top-crimson-tide-66-65-overtime-thriller/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:15:12 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19069 The Georgia Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak with a 66-65 overtime victory over Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night. Georgia (17-9, 8-6) trailed by one point with under 30 seconds remaining in overtime, but Cameron Forte hit a jump shot with seven seconds on the clock to put the Bulldogs ahead by one. Alabama […]

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The Georgia Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak with a 66-65 overtime victory over Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.

Georgia (17-9, 8-6) trailed by one point with under 30 seconds remaining in overtime, but Cameron Forte hit a jump shot with seven seconds on the clock to put the Bulldogs ahead by one. Alabama (16-11, 6-8) took the ball up the court and had an opportunity to take the lead, but Georgia blocked the shot attempt out of bounds to seal the win.

Nemanja Djurisic paced the Bulldogs with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting, adding seven rebounds. Charles Mann was the only other Bulldog to score in double digits, finishing the night with 13 points, making 7-of-8 free throw attempts.

“I’m super proud of our kids,” head coach Mark Fox said after the game. “I really am. That was a hard fought game against a very good team on the road. We’ve faced lots of adversity and I am super proud of those Georgia Bulldogs.”

Both teams struggled from the field in the first half as Georgia connected on just 32.1 percent of its field goal attempts and Alabama hit just 30.8 percent of its attempts. Additionally, neither team could find the stroke from deep as the two schools combined to shoot just 2-of-17 from 3-point range.

Georgia led for almost the entirety of the first half, but Alabama’s defense cracked down in the final seven minutes holding the Bulldogs to just five points over that span. Alabama ended the first half on a 13-4 run to tie the game at 24-24 at the break. Charles Mann led all scorers with eight points in the first half on 2-of-4 shooting while going 4-4 from the free throw stripe.

Both schools traded baskets for the opening portion of the second half, until the 12:50 mark when Georgia opened up a 14-4 run that gave the Bulldogs an eight-point lead with just under nine minutes remaining.

The Crimson Tide battled back and tied the game at 51-51 with just under five minutes remaining in the game. The Crimson Tide started a 10-2 run that was fueled by 3-pointers from Retin Obasohan and Riley Norris to help tie the game. Alabama then took a 60-58 lead at the 1:39 after Obasohan made back-to-back 3-pointers for the Crimson Tide.

Obasohan then drew a foul with 59 seconds remaining and the Crimson Tide clinging to a one-point lead, but missed both free throw attempts. Georgia took the ball up the court and took the lead on a Thornton lay in with 46 seconds on the clock, putting the Bulldogs up 61-60.

Michael Kessens tied the game on Alabama’s next possession, making one free throw after drawing a foul. The Bulldogs were in position to have the last possession to win the game with 19 seconds remaining but turned the ball over on the inbounds. After a timeout, Levi Randolph was called for an offensive foul that gave the ball back to Georgia with 4.6 seconds on the clock. Kenny Gaines took the final shot of regulation, throwing up a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer that fell short, pushing the game into overtime.

Alabama jumped out to an early lead in overtime, making their first field goal attempt but Georgia quickly responded with two free throws to tie the game on the next possession. The Crimson Tide retook the lead and held Georgia on the ropes, as the Bulldogs trailed by one with under 30 seconds to play and the ball. As the Bulldogs milked the clock, Forte hit a jump shot with seven seconds on the clock to give Georgia a one-point lead.

On the other end of the court, Obasohan looked to give Alabama the lead with a lay in attempt but Yante Maten delivered a huge block for the Bulldogs as the ball went out of bounds with one second remaining. Alabama had a chance to inbound but couldn’t get a shot off as the buzzer sounded, giving Georgia a 66-65 win.

Obasohan led all scorers with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Norris and Rodney Cooper finished with 14 and 11 points respectively.

Georgia vs. Alabama Notes

· Georgia’s starting lineup was: Marcus Thornton (84th career start), Nemanja Djurisic (50th), Kenny Paul Geno (1st), Charles Mann (65th) and Kenny Gaines (56th).

· This was the 142nd all-time meeting between the two schools. Alabama leads the series 93-49 after Georgia’s win tonight.

· J.J. Frazier returned to action after missing the South Carolina game due to injuries.

· The Bulldogs are 2-1 in overtime games this season (beat Mercer 86-77 in 3OT, lost to LSU 87-84 in 2OT).

Career Highs

· Cameron Forte recorded a career-high 10 rebounds.

· Kenny Paul Geno made the first start of his Georgia career.

Next Up

The Bulldogs will then travel to Oxford on February 25 for their second matchup against Ole Miss on the year. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. eastern with the game airing on the SECN. Georgia won the first matchup against Ole Miss 69-64 when the Rebels came to Athens on January 20.

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Georgia Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader, Takes Series over FSU http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/georgia-baseball-sweeps-doubleheader-series-fsu/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/georgia-baseball-sweeps-doubleheader-series-fsu/#comments Sun, 22 Feb 2015 15:10:23 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19066 The Georgia Bulldogs swept a doubleheader over the No. 11 Florida State Seminoles at Foley Field Saturday in front of 2,826 fans. The series victory is Georgia’s first over a top 25 opponent this season and first since they took two of three from then No. 7 South Carolina May 2-4, 2014 at Foley Field. […]

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The Georgia Bulldogs swept a doubleheader over the No. 11 Florida State Seminoles at Foley Field Saturday in front of 2,826 fans.

The series victory is Georgia’s first over a top 25 opponent this season and first since they took two of three from then No. 7 South Carolina May 2-4, 2014 at Foley Field.

Offensively, the Bulldogs (5-1) combined for 14 runs on 14 hits in the two contests. On the mound, Georgia’s starters yielded three runs 9 hits in 12 innings of work on the day.

“That was a satisfying (series) win, no question about it,” head coach Scott Stricklin said following game two. “We came into this weekend saying ‘We need to win this series.’ Certainly you can’t win every game and you can say ‘what if’ about last night. The bottom line is our kids came out today after losing a tough one last night and swept a doubleheader from a nationally ranked team and that’s exciting for all of us.

Game 1: Georgia 4 , Florida State 1

Junior left-hander Ryan Lawlor (2-0) made his second start of the year, going six innings, allowing two runs on four hits and tied his career high in strikeouts (10) to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-1 victory.

The Bulldogs used a three-run fourth inning to topple the Seminoles. Sophomore Skyler Weber (1-for-4, run scored), Zack Bowers (1-for-3, walk, run scored), and Jared Walsh (2-for-4, home run, 3 RBIs) led Georgia offensively as they combined for three of four runs and four RBIs.

The Georgia bullpen continued its strong start to the season as freshman Bo Tucker and senior Jared Cheek combined to allow just one hit in three innings of work.Tucker made his second career appearance allowing a hit, striking out two in two innings. Cheek notched his first save of the season retiring the final three Seminole batters in order in the ninth.

Boomer Biegalski (1-1) took the loss in his second start this season for Florida State. The sophomore went seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits, walking two and striking out four. Derek Vail, Taylor Folsom and Jim Voyles combined to finish the home half of the eighth for the Seminoles. The trio allowed one run on one hit, walking three.

After three scoreless innings, Georgia broke the stalemate with three runs on three consecutive hits from Weber, Bowers, and Walsh. After Weber singled, Bowers roped a double to left field to plate the first Bulldog run. Completing the trifecta, Walsh crushed a pitch over the fence in right field to extend the Georgia lead to 3-0.

The Seminoles responded the next half inning, getting their first run of the afternoon on the strength of two hits and a sacrifice. After a single and a double from Ben DeLuzio and Darren Miller, respectively, Danny De La Calle’s brought home DeLuzio via a sacrifice fly to center.

Both squads went scoreless the next two frames and in the eighth inning Walsh’s second multi-base hit, a double brought in Stephen Wrenn from third, capping off the victory.

Game 2: Georgia 10, Florida State 5

In the rubber game of the series after FSU won Friday, Georgia’s 13-hit offensive outburst propelled them to a 10-5 decision.

After DJ Stewart gave the Seminoles a 2-0 lead in the first, Trevor Kieboom (3-fo-5, home run, RBI, run scored) brought Georgia to within a run with a towering blast over the left field wall, his first as a Bulldog.

Along with Kieboom, Keegan McGovern (3-for-5, 3 RBI, 2 BB, 2 runs scored) and Stephen Wrenn (2-for-3, RBI, BB) combined for five of Georgia’s 10 runs in the contest.

Georgia took the lead for good with back-to-back three run innings in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, the Bulldogs used three hits, a walk and passed ball to take a 4-2 lead, and in the fifth tallied on three more runs on the strength of four hits, a bases loaded walk, and an error.

Florida State would rally with a three-spot of their own in the seventh, but Georgia answered with two runs after the stretch, and an inning later added one more for the final.

David Sosebee (2-0) got the win, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings. After giving up a two-run home run to Stewart, Sosebee retired the next 12 of 19 batters, including eight strike outs over his final four innings to set a career high. Walsh, Drew Moody and Connor Jones pitched the final four innings.

Cobi Johnson made his second career start for Florida State going four-plus innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and fell to 1-1. Following Johnson, the Seminoles used six different relievers to finish the final six innings of the weekend.

Georgia returns to action on Tuesday when they play host Presbyterian in a mid-week, non conference game. First pitch is slated for 4 pm EST.

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UGA WR Chris Conley Shows Out at NFL Combine http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/uga-wr-chris-conley-nfl-combine/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/uga-wr-chris-conley-nfl-combine/#comments Sat, 21 Feb 2015 22:32:03 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19059 UGA wide receiver Chris Conley put on an impressive performance at the 2015 NFL Combine, showing out to both NFL teams and fans alike. In the 40-yard dash, Conley ran a 4.35, which was good enough to place him third among wide receivers at the combine. Conley also set two records by a wide receiver. […]

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UGA wide receiver Chris Conley put on an impressive performance at the 2015 NFL Combine, showing out to both NFL teams and fans alike.

In the 40-yard dash, Conley ran a 4.35, which was good enough to place him third among wide receivers at the combine.

Conley also set two records by a wide receiver. In the standing vertical leap, Conley jumped 45 inches. That was only one inch away from the combine record of 46 inches.

His next record came in the broad jump, where he jumped 11 feet, seven inches. That tied the combine record jump by defensive end Jamie Collins back in 2013.

Conley’s official measurements are 6’2″, 213 lbs., 33 3/4″ arm length and 9 7/8″ hands.

As a senior, Conley had 36 receptions for 657 yards and eight touchdowns. In four seasons in Athens, Conley caught 117 passes for 1,938 yards and 20 TD’s.

Check out the Vine below, which shows all three of Chris Conley’s results from the NFL Combine today.

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FSU Series Begins Friday and Concludes with Doubleheader Saturday http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/fsu-series-begins-friday-and-concludes-with-doubleheader-saturday/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/fsu-series-begins-friday-and-concludes-with-doubleheader-saturday/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:28:24 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19054 Please note the following schedule change for the upcoming Georgia-Florida State baseball series at Foley Field. Game one remains on Friday at 5 p.m., and the teams will wrap up the series on Saturday by playing a doubleheader. All games will be nine innings. Saturday’s first game of the day will begin at noon, and […]

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Please note the following schedule change for the upcoming Georgia-Florida State baseball series at Foley Field.

Game one remains on Friday at 5 p.m., and the teams will wrap up the series on Saturday by playing a doubleheader. All games will be nine innings.

Saturday’s first game of the day will begin at noon, and the final game of the series will start at 4:30 pm and be televised by the SEC Network. One ticket is good for both games on Saturday. Fans will be allowed to leave and re-enter with their Saturday ticket.

Fans holding a ticket for Sunday’s Georgia-FSU game can exchange that ticket for any remaining regular season game at Foley Field this year provided tickets are still available. The tickets can be exchanged at the Foley Field Box Office, which opens two hours before every game.

The Bulldogs (3-0) opened the season last weekend with a three-game sweep of Eastern Illinois. The 11th-ranked Seminoles are 3-1 after a sweep of Oakland and then falling to Jacksonville this past Wednesday. FSU holds a 38-25 edge in the series history with the Bulldogs including going 2-0 last season in Tallahassee.

Here are the probable pitching matchups for the series:

Georgia’s Robert Tyler (1-0, 3.60), RHP, So. versus FSU’s Mike Compton, RHP, RJr. (0-0, 0.00)

Georgia’s Ryan Lawlor (1-0, 3.00), LHP, Jr. versus FSU’s Boomer Biegalski, RHP, So. (1-0, 3.60)

Georgia’s David Sosebee (1-0, 0.00), RHP, Jr. versus FSU’s Cobi Johnson, RHP, Fr. (1-0, 0.00)

All Georgia baseball games are broadcast on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Radio Network from IMG and available online free through georgiadogs.com.

Park and Ride Shuttle Service Available Friday for Baseball, Gymnastics Fans

A park and ride shuttle service will be available to fans attending the Georgia baseball game and gymnastics meet on Friday, Feb. 20 from 5 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m. Buses will run from the bus stops at the UGA Intramural Fields to the old bus stop location at the Miller Plant Sciences Building on Carlton Street. The bus stops at the intramural fields include the intramural field parking deck and the area adjacent to the lot used by RVs for football games. The pick-up location after the baseball and gymnastics events will be the same.

The Bulldog baseball game begins at 5 p.m. while the Georgia gymnastics squad will compete against No. 5 Alabama at Stegeman Coliseum at 7 p.m.

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Georgia, North Carolina to play in 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/georgia-north-carolina-2016-chick-fil-a-kickoff-game/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/georgia-north-carolina-2016-chick-fil-a-kickoff-game/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:06:24 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19048 The Georgia Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels will meet in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, UGA announced today. Georgia and UNC will play at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 3. The game will likely be televised nationally in prime time by an ESPN network. “It’s great to have the opportunity […]

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The Georgia Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels will meet in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, UGA announced today.

Georgia and UNC will play at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 3. The game will likely be televised nationally in prime time by an ESPN network.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to be back in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “It will also be a special time to rekindle a long-ago rivalry with North Carolina, a team we have not played since the Gator Bowl game in December, 1971. Georgia and North Carolina have played 30 times especially through the fifties and sixties and I’m sure it will be a very popular game among fans of both institutions.”

“I know our team, coaches, and fans will be looking forward to playing a quality opponent like North Carolina in Atlanta,” said UGA head coach Mark Richt. “It will be a national stage for a season opener and generate a lot of excitement for fans not only of both schools but college football fans around the country.”

The Bulldogs and Tar Heels have played 30 times. In their last meeting in the 1971 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Georgia defeated UNC 7-3 to extend their series lead to 16-12-2.

Georgia last played in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2011. In that game, the Bulldogs donned widely criticized uniforms in a 35-21 loss to Boise State.

The addition of North Carolina tentatively completes the 2016 non-conference football schedule for the Bulldogs. Georgia also hosts Nicholls State (Sept. 10), UL Lafayette (Nov. 19), and Georgia Tech (Nov. 26).

UGA Football Future Schedules

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Georgia Rally Comes Up Short as Bulldogs Fall 64-58 to South Carolina http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/georgia-bulldogs-fall-64-58-south-carolina/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/georgia-bulldogs-fall-64-58-south-carolina/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:35:03 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19039 ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s comeback bid came up just short, as South Carolina was able to hold on and top the Bulldogs 64-58 in Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday night. Georgia (16-9, 7-6) charged back from an 18-point halftime deficit and was down as much as 21 points in the first half to tie the game […]

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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia’s comeback bid came up just short, as South Carolina was able to hold on and top the Bulldogs 64-58 in Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday night.

Georgia (16-9, 7-6) charged back from an 18-point halftime deficit and was down as much as 21 points in the first half to tie the game with 4:31 remaining. However, South Carolina (13-12, 4-9) responded with a 13-7 run to end regulation and preserve the win. The victory gave the Gamecocks their first season sweep over the Bulldogs since 2009.

“Let’s give South Carolina credit,” Georgia head coach Mark Fox said after the game. “They had a much greater determination to do the dirty work to start the game. We dug ourselves an immense hole, we let frustration get the best of us, and we played uphill all night.”

The Bulldogs were held to just 23 points in the first half, the second-lowest total of the year for the opening period and the third-lowest scoring half of the season. Georgia scored just four points through the 10:40 mark of the first half and was held to single digits until the 8:30 mark.

South Carolina started the game hot, scoring 22 points through the 10:19 mark, and shooting 58 percent from the field through the duration of the opening period. The Gamecocks hit 7-of-13 3-point attempts in addition to going a perfect 6-6 from the free throw stripe to help give them an 18-point halftime lead.

Georgia stormed back early in the second half, opening the period on a 10-2 run to cut the deficit to 10 going into the first media timeout. Both teams exchanged baskets through the 10-minute mark until Georgia went on a 10-0 run to tie the game at 51-51 with 4:31 left on the clock.

South Carolina responded with five unanswered to regain the lead. From there, the Gamecocks would answer each of the Bulldogs final seven points with baskets of their own to hang on to the lead, despite shooting just 24 percent form the field in the second half.

“They made a couple of big baskets [down the stretch],” Fox added. “Give their kids credit. They shot the three so uncharacteristically well in the first half and we shut them out from the three-point line in the first part of the second half but they came back late and made a couple of big baskets.”

Tyrone Johnson and Duane Notice led the charge for the Gamecocks, finishing the night with 17 points each. The two combined to shoot 7-of-12 from 3-point range. Mindaugas Kacinas also finished in double digits for the Gamecocks, tallying 13 points and nine rebounds off the bench.

Charles Mann paced the Bulldogs with 17 points offensively, adding six rebounds and three assists. Kenny Gaines was the only other Bulldog to finish in double digits, totaling 11 points and five rebounds. Marcus Thornton and Cameron Forte each finished with eight points.

Georgia vs. South Carolina Notes

· Georgia’s starting lineup was: Marcus Thornton (83rd career start), Nemanja Djurisic (49th), Cameron Forte (8th), Charles Mann (64th) and Kenny Gaines (55th).

· This was the 104th all-time meeting between the two schools, and the second of two matchups in the 2014-15 season; Georgia leads the series 54-50 after the loss.

· This was the first time that South Carolina has swept the season series over the Bulldogs since 2009.

· South Carolina beat the Bulldogs 67-50 on January 31, Georgia’s largest margin of defeat on the season.

· Georgia faced its largest halftime deficit of the season, down 18 going into the break. The Bulldogs were down as much as 21 in the first half, which was their largest overall deficit of the year.

· The Bulldogs are now 1-8 on the year when trailing at halftime, 1-5 in SEC play.

· Georgia was 7-0 at Stegeman Coliseum entering SEC play. The Bulldogs are 4-3 at Stegeman Coliseum in SEC play, and have dropped their last two home games.

Next Up

Georgia will take to the road for its next two matchups, stopping first in Tuscaloosa to take on the Crimson Tide on February 21. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN2. The Bulldogs will then travel to Oxford for their second matchup against Ole Miss on the year. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. eastern with the game airing on the SECN. Georgia won the first matchup against Ole Miss 69-64 when the Rebels came to Athens on January 20.

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UGA Indoor Practice Facility Plans Moving Quickly http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/uga-indoor-practice-facility-plans/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/uga-indoor-practice-facility-plans/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:10:59 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=18763 The addition of a indoor practice facility is a little closer to becoming a reality after the University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors discussed the project in an executive session during its quarterly meeting Tuesday. No timeline for the indoor practice facility — to be utilized by football and other sports — has […]

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The addition of a indoor practice facility is a little closer to becoming a reality after the University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors discussed the project in an executive session during its quarterly meeting Tuesday.

No timeline for the indoor practice facility — to be utilized by football and other sports — has been publicly established, but Greg McGarity, Georgia’s J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics, said “we are moving very quickly, as quickly as possible.”

During the executive session, the board discussed a real estate transaction relating to the facility. McGarity said afterward that Georgia is looking to construct the facility within “this precinct,” near the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. He said the facility is expected to cost close to $30 million.

McGarity stressed that while Georgia is moving quickly, it is also taking its time to make sure it gets everything right on a project that has been on the wishlist for many years.

“We have one chance to get it right and we do not want to compromise,” he said. “This building will be here forever, so you have to think that way, in all areas of design, in all areas of communicating with all the users. That involves a number of our sports, making sure that we don’t make any decisions that come back to haunt us in the future. We want to get it right.”

At the last board meeting, in September 2014, $400,000 for initial research into the indoor practice facility was approved.

McGarity said the board also discussed during executive session the need for donor support for the indoor practice facility project and a committee was formed to determine the best funding model for the facility. Georgia recently completed a $12 million renovation of Foley Field, which included $5 million in donations.

The practice building is one of numerous projects in the works discussed during the meeting, with planned improvements on the docket for the Bulldogs’ football, basketball, tennis, soccer and golf facilities. The board approved $7,220,000 in funds requested by McGarity for those improvements.

At Sanford Stadium, refurbishing the Sky Club lounge area, as well as concessions improvements, will be completed in time for the 2015 season, McGarity said. The Sky Club and concessions refurbishments have a combined cost estimate of $3,705,000.

Georgia also is in the planning stages of adding two more courts to the Lindsey Hopkins Indoor Tennis Courts, as well as renovating the ITA Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame building. Georgia, long called the “mecca of college tennis,” will next host the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships in 2017. McGarity said Georgia needed to increase it’s indoor facility to six courts to keep the Dan Magill Tennis Complex at a championship level.

The board also approved reserve funds for a new weight room floor in Stegeman Colisuem and enhancements to Georgia’s “Grab N Go” program that provides additional food to student-athletes.

McGarity announced during the meeting that Executive Associate Athletic Director Carla Williams, recently named one of the top 10 Senior Woman Administrators in collegiate athletics, has been promoted to Deputy Director of Athletics. In addition, Christie Purks (Event Management) and Melvin Robinson (Facility Operations) have been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director positions.

After 37 years with Georgia athletics, starting as a three-year starter at split end from 1968-70, Assistant Athletic Director Charles Whittemore is retiring at the end of February, McGarity announced. The upgrades to Foley Field are “the crown jewel” of the many projects Whittemore has overseen over the years.

Article by John Frierson. Frierson is a staff writer for the UGA Athletic Association and curator of the ITA Men’s Hall of Fame at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

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Bulldogs’ Frazier Injured, Out for USC Game http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bulldogs-frazier-injured-out-usc-game/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bulldogs-frazier-injured-out-usc-game/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:36:00 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=18760 University of Georgia guard J.J. Frazier will not play in the Bulldogs’ game Tuesday against South Carolina as a result of injuries incurred over the past week, according to head basketball coach Mark Fox. Frazier, a sophomore from Glennville, Ga., suffered a hairline fracture in his left hand last week and played in Georgia’s two […]

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University of Georgia guard J.J. Frazier will not play in the Bulldogs’ game Tuesday against South Carolina as a result of injuries incurred over the past week, according to head basketball coach Mark Fox.

Frazier, a sophomore from Glennville, Ga., suffered a hairline fracture in his left hand last week and played in Georgia’s two most recent games despite the injury. In the Bulldogs’ game last Saturday against Auburn, he suffered a fracture to the orbital bone in his face during a second-half collision. Frazier was also diagnosed with a concussion after the game.

Frazier is currently Georgia’s fifth-leading scorer at 10.3 points per game. His 37-point effort against Mississippi State on Jan. 24 is the highest individual scoring output in the Southeastern Conference this season.

Before Tuesday’s game, the Bulldogs already had totaled 21 injury- or illness-caused DNPs this season.

Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications

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Bryan McClendon moves to WR coach; Thomas Brown returns to UGA as RB coach http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bryan-mcclendon-wr-coach-thomas-brown-rb-coach/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/bryan-mcclendon-wr-coach-thomas-brown-rb-coach/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 18:31:58 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=18755 University of Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon will move to coach wide receivers, the position he played, according to an announcement Monday by UGA head coach Mark Richt. Richt also announced former UGA running back Thomas Brown, who coached Heisman Trophy runnerup Melvin Gordon at Wisconsin this past season, has been named the new […]

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University of Georgia running backs coach Bryan McClendon will move to coach wide receivers, the position he played, according to an announcement Monday by UGA head coach Mark Richt. Richt also announced former UGA running back Thomas Brown, who coached Heisman Trophy runnerup Melvin Gordon at Wisconsin this past season, has been named the new running backs coach.

Richt also said McClendon would assume the role of passing game coordinator. Brown and McClendon were teammates on the 2005 Georgia SEC championship team.

“These moves with two former Georgia teammates will add a great dimension to our offensive coaching staff,” said Richt. “It brings back a great Bulldog running back in Thomas who has NFL playing experience and has had success as a college coach at multiple schools. He also inherits a position that has been built to an elite level by Bryan. And it gives Bryan the opportunity to return to coaching the position he played and the one where he cut his teeth serving as a graduate assistant under wide receiver coach John Eason here at UGA. It also provides him with a new experience as passing game coordinator.”

At Wisconsin in 2014, Gordon posted the second-best season ever by a running back with 2,587 rushing yards and 32 total touchdowns. He and sophomore Corey Clement combined to run for 3,536 yards to break the single-season Football Bowl Subdivision record for rushing yards by teammates that had been set the year before by Gordon and James White (3,053 yards).

The Badgers posted the two most prolific rushing performances in the country in 2014 with a school-record 644 rushing yards vs. Bowling Green and 581 vs. Nebraska, and their average of 6.91 yards per rushing attempt ranks as the fourth-best mark in FBS history.

Prior to joining the Wisconsin staff, Brown served as the running backs coach at Marshall in 2013 and at UT Chattanooga in 2012. He spent the 2011 season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at UGA.

At Marshall, he helped direct Conference USA¹s second-ranked rushing offense which averaged 205.9 rushing yards per game (ranked 24th nationally). The Herd won the C-USA East Division title with a 7-1 record and defeated Maryland, 31-20, in the Military Bowl. Brown guided RB Essray Taliaferro to a 1,000-yard season that saw him average 5.2 yards per carry and score 10 touchdowns while amassing 1,140 rushing yards. Marshall was one of just seven FBS teams to boast three running backs that rushed for at least 500 yards in 2013 — along with Wisconsin — and was the lone program outside the Power Five conferences to accomplish the feat.

A native of Tucker, Ga., Brown starred at Tucker High School before enrolling at Georgia and helping the Bulldogs to the 2005 Southeastern Conference championship. He finished his career as the fifth-leading rushing in Georgia history with 2,646 career yards and led the Bulldogs in rushing in 2005 and 2005. For his career, Brown averaged 5.0 yards per carry and scored 25 touchdowns. He was elected by his teammates as the permanent offensive team captain in 2007.

He was selected in the sixth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons and spent the 2009 season with the Cleveland Browns before retiring to pursue coaching opportunities.

Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in speech communications from UGA. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children, Orlando and Tyson.

McClendon lettered as a wide receiver at Georgia in 2002-03-04-05. He played on two SEC championship teams (2002, ¹05). As a senior he caught 35 passes including six for touchdowns. He caught the game-winning TD pass in the closing minutes against Georgia Tech and then blocked a punt in the SEC championship game which led to the Bulldogs’ third TD of the game. He was part of a senior class that won 44 games‹the most by any class in Georgia history. Following the 2005 season, he signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears.

He served as a graduate assistant coach with the Bulldogs in 2007-08 and joined the full time coaching staff in 2009 as running backs coach. He has coached a number of elite running backs during his tenure at UGA including Isaiah Crowell, Todd Gurley, and Keith Marshall as well as current backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel.

He is married to the former Amber Arnold of Atlanta. They have two children, Bryan and Brooke.

Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications

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Report: Georgia to Hire Stanford’s Lance Taylor for WR Coach http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/report-georgia-hire-stanford-lance-taylor-wr-coach/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/report-georgia-hire-stanford-lance-taylor-wr-coach/#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:32:48 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=18747 Update (1:30 p.m. ET) UGA has officially announced that former UGA running back Thomas Brown has been named running backs coach and Bryan McClendon is moving over to coach the wide receivers. Stanford’s Lance Taylor reportedly agreed to the job but later changed his mind. Original story on Taylor appears below. The Georgia Bulldogs are […]

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Update (1:30 p.m. ET)

UGA has officially announced that former UGA running back Thomas Brown has been named running backs coach and Bryan McClendon is moving over to coach the wide receivers. Stanford’s Lance Taylor reportedly agreed to the job but later changed his mind.

Original story on Taylor appears below.


The Georgia Bulldogs are set to hire Lance Taylor as their new wide receiver’s coach, Chip Towers of the AJC has reported.

Taylor, 34, is currently the running backs coach for the Stanford Cardinal. Prior to that, he was the assistant wide receivers coach for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in 2013.

A graduate of Alabama, Taylor began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Nick Saban in 2007 and 2008. During that stint, UGA defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was also at Alabama.

Taylor was a walk-on with the Tide and later earned a scholarship. After college, he played professionally in the AFL and the af2. Below is the rest of his bio:

2004 – Colorado Crush (AFL), WR/DB
2005 – Columbus Destroyers (AFL), WR/DB
2005 – Green Bay Blizzard (af2), WR/DB
2006 – Louisville Fire (af2), WR/DB
2007-08 – Alabama, Graduate Assistant
2009 – Appalachian State, Assistant Coach
2010 – New York Jets, Coaching Intern
2011 – New York Jets, Offensive Quality Control
2012 – New York Jets, Assistant Tight Ends, Quality Control
2013 – Carolina Panthers, Assistant Wide Receivers
2014 – Stanford, Running Backs

Georgia had an opening come up on their staff last week when long-time Bulldog assistant Tony Ball left to take the wide receivers coach position with the LSU Tigers.

Check out the video below on Taylor to get some more insight into his coaching.

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Georgia Completes Opening Weekend Sweep of Eastern Illinois http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/georgia-completes-opening-weekend-sweep-eastern-illinois/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/02/georgia-completes-opening-weekend-sweep-eastern-illinois/#comments Sun, 15 Feb 2015 23:10:00 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=18742 The Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) used a six-run fifth inning to complete their opening weekend sweep of the Eastern Illinois Panthers (0-3) with an 11-1 win Sunday at Foley Field. Stephen Wrenn, (3-for-5, RBI, run scored) Nick King, (2-for-2, 2 runs scored, 2 RBIs, stolen base) and Skyler Weber (1-for-3, two RBIs, run scored) led the […]

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The Georgia Bulldogs (3-0) used a six-run fifth inning to complete their opening weekend sweep of the Eastern Illinois Panthers (0-3) with an 11-1 win Sunday at Foley Field.

Stephen Wrenn, (3-for-5, RBI, run scored) Nick King, (2-for-2, 2 runs scored, 2 RBIs, stolen base) and Skyler Weber (1-for-3, two RBIs, run scored) led the way for the Bulldog offense, accounting for five of 11 runs and six of 14 hits. Wrenn hit a team-best .462 (6-for-14) in the series while sophomore infielder Mike Bell had four extra base hits and seven RBI against the Panthers on the weekend. Georgia outscored EIU 39-6.

On Sunday, Georgia broke the game wide open with a six-run fifth inning, sending 11 batters to the plate seven of them reaching base safely.

“You throw it, you catch it, you hit, the guys did a great job,” Georgia head coach Scott Stricklin said. “If you go an entire weekend and don’t make an error, and gosh we only walked one guy today, pitching and defense are going to do it. We got some big hits, guys all the way one through nine I thought really played well.”

Georgia would add three runs in the bottom of the eighth via two hits and two walks to close out the afternoon, offensively.

Junior David Sosebee (1-0) earned the win in his first game of the season going six shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out five. Jared Walsh (IP, 0 H, 1 BB) Mike Mancuso (IP, 0 H, 0 BB) and Jared Cheek (IP 2 H, 1 R, 1K, 0 BB) closed out the final three innings on the mound, throwing an inning each. The Bulldog bullpen tossed 9.1 scoreless innings in the series until allowing a run in the ninth Sunday.

Eastern Illinois’ Garrison Stenger (0-1) received the loss for the Panthers allowing six runs on eight hits in four-plus innings.

The Bulldogs are slated to face their first two ranked opponents this week when they travel to No. 19 Kennesaw State on Tuesday (5 PM) and play host No. 22 Florida State starting Friday in a three-game set at Foley Field.

Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications

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