Friday, December 30, 2011

Nkemdiche and Foster highlight the AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl Broadcast On ESPN3 Dec 30, Kickoff 7:05pm

Many future Georgia Bulldogs will be featured in tonights Rising Seniors Bowl presented by AT&T. Kickoff is at 7:05 PM EST and will be broadcast on ESPN3. ( If you have Comcast/Xfinity it comes with ESPN3 access at

Players that are being recruited by UGA include...

Donnie Miles 24 North Gwinnett High School Safety 5'11" 185 Profile
Eddie Printz 7 Lassiter High School QB 6'4" 195 Profile
Isaac Rochell 78 Eagles Landing Christian Academy DE 6'5" 240 Profile
Keyante Green 37 Eagles Landing Christian Academy RB 5'10" 190 Profile
Robert Nkemdiche 1 Grayson High School DE 6'4" 260 Profile
Tyshon Dye 22 Elbert County High School RB 6'1" 200 Profile
Brandon Kublanow 79 Walton High School OC 6'3" 290 Profile
Demarcus Robinson 18 Peach County High School WR 6'2" 195 Profile
Dominique Threatt 78 Tri-Cities High School DT 6'2" 316 Profile
Nhigel Phillips 75 Griffin High School OG 6'3" 361 Profile
Reuben Foster 2 Troup County High School LB 6'1" 220 Profile
Shaq Wiggins 22 Sandy Creek High School CB 5'10" 160 Profile
Tray Matthews 26 Newnan High School Safety 6'1" 190 Profile

Go Dawgs!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Get back to work!


John Jenkins Will Be Staying At Least One More Year.

Don't fret Dawg fans! Motel 6 will be back for another season as the Nose Tackle Supreme for the Georgia  Bulldogs. Late night bookfacing led me to this interesting note Big Daddy Jenks posted after a late night of ...... practicing?

John Jenkins

I can't leave things how it is... Smh
Like · · Yesterday at 2:36am ·

John Jenkins Man I don't talk about things dealing with uga but ur right I believe coach R deserve his first national I'm coming back believe that big dog just be ready for next season
4 hours ago · Unlike 

John Jenkins All know we gotta win this bowl game in order to start next season off right

It seems to me Mr. Jenkins has the ambition that the Bulldogs of yesteryear may have lacked.

Go Dawgs!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

At least Georgia fans want to go to their bowl games.

So with a little research I have reached a conclusion, even Clem$un fans don't want to watch Clemson play in a BCS bowl game.

As of this morning, the get in price for the Outback bowl featuring UGA and Michigan State is at 49 dollars on .

The get in price for the BCS Orange Bowl matchup between Clemson and West Virginia is 12 dollars.

That is not a typo, you can see a BCS Bowl game for the price of a dinner for two from Taco Bell.

Where are you at Tiger fans? What's the excuse for not going?

Alabama and LSU fans have an excuse to not make it inside, the tickets for that game start at $1000+.

Way to congratulate your football team on their ACC Chumpionship Clemson fans.

Herschel is the man!

Herschel Walker is my hero on so many levels.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bulldogs Football Recruiting: Is Top 2013 Prospect Robert Nkemdiche On Board?

So I was scrolling my facebook and I read something a little interesting......

For those of you who are in the know, this might make you a little giddy.

For those who aren't in the know, please let me explain.

Robert Nkemdiche may be the most impressive prospect I have ever seen. For a long time he has been considered by many to be a lock to Alabama. As a prospect from the state of Georgia he has drawn attention as the top prospect in the state regardless of class.

Why is this relevant now? Mr. Nkemdiche was scheduled to take an official visit to UGA according to Rivals during the game saturday. So if he made the trip and watched the game, what could he be second guessing and "dream"ing about? Well after a little "FS" I found this also.

Livin the "dream".

 ·  · 3 hours ago via mobile · 

  • 16 people like this.

    • Dustin Newton You need to make athens your home for the next four years
      3 hours ago ·  ·  3

    • Tramel Terry Haha livin the dream with some hard choices what you goin to do bruh you know where its at
      3 hours ago · 

This is interesting for two reasons.

1. The word "dream" is in quotes, suggesting an underlying statement. Dream team? IDK
2. Tramel Terry happened to be an early commitment to UGA that decided to open his recruitment back up.  His statement says it all, "yu know where its at". Yah I sure do, UGA.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Why Mike Bobo's decision to call from the press box is AWESOME!!!

When Mike Bobo made the decision to call the offense from the press box he made more than one decision. Another decision he made was that he felt that Aaron Murray has complete control over his offense and he trusts he can make the reads he needs to be successful. This frees up Coach Bobo's ability to play chess with Chris Peterson and the Boise defense.

If all goes well the Bulldogs may see huge benefits from this decision.

4 star John Atkins Chose UGA!!!

It is being reported that John Atkins, a Defensive lineman for the 2012 class, has chosen to play college football for the University of Georgia.

Welcome to the Dawg Nation Mr. John Atkins!

Athens Musicians and Georgia Bulldogs Connor Pledger and Phil Scheidt made finals in Eddie's Attic Open Mic

Local Athens musicians Connor Pledger and Phil Scheidt almost won the prestigious Eddie's Attic Open Mic competition this past week. Eddie's Attic has been noted as being the springboard to many artists including John Mayer, Sugarland, Shawn Mullins, Josh Joplin, and The Civil Wars.

Other artists known to have played at Eddie's Attic include; as noted by the Eddie's Attic website

 Indigo Girls, John Gorka, Sheryl Crow, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile, The Black Crowes, Al Stewart, David Wilcox, Bill Mallonee, Kevn Kinney, Edwin McCain, Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, Francine Reed, Patty Larkin, Malcomb Holcombe, Larry Jon Wilson, Eric Taylor, Glen Phillips, Dana Cooper, Billy Joe Shaver, Pierce Pettis, Kate Campbell, Cheryl Wheeler, Cliff Eberhardt, Vance Gilbert, Lowen & Navarro, India.Arie, Brian Vander Ark and Don Conoscenti.

The video's below are a recording of Connor and Phil's performance this past week. He is known for his acoustifunk style that blends many different types of music together as well as his powerful vocals. You can get his latest album on Itunes.

"Old With You"

"Help Me"

Thursday, September 1, 2011

It's Georgia Football Eve and all I want for Christmas is a second trip to Atlanta

We play Boise State tomorrow. Let me say that again, ...tomorrow. Ahhhhh.... that feels good.

This time of year seems to last longer until the first game, when the speed hits fast forward. If we can just make it one more day we get to see what our coaches really have in store for us. 

The best thing about the game tomorrow is that even if the worst happens it doesn't really matter, it doesn't affect the teams ultimate goal, reaching the SEC championship. However, a win tomorrow would only be made that much sweeter because it would prove we are underrated.

The added momentum carried into the game against South Carolina following a win would make the Bulldogs a team to truly be reckoned with.

What did Orson Charles do to himself? Think "Orson Phoenix", and other great do's

I actually love this look, and I think it will fit great under that new helmet. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies of all time, Demolition Man! Now that would be an awesome nickname.  Best hairdo of the preseason.

Brandon Boykin got serious cool points for sporting this classic shaved look. I bet he took a tenth off his 40 yard dash like a swimmer. Most aerodynamic.

Well I just have to give Mr. White here the title of Best Western 2011. Seems like he would create a little bit of drag with those chops, or maybe he uses them to get lift to fly. Least aerodynamic or most downforce?

How ready are the Georgia Bulldogs for Saturday? Not as ready as I am!

If you ask me, the Bulldogs haven't been this ready to play a football game since the 2007 dismantling of Hawaii in the Sugar Bowl.
That game in itself was a turning point for the Bulldogs, the point where the Dawgs realized what their true potential really was, and it lasted very briefly.

The Bulldogs of 2008 were crowned preseason number one by a vast majority of polls and the Bulldogs themselves truly believed it.

The problem came when UGA faced a motivated team. A team with the real fight and desire to win, the desire that drives you to the early morning 7 on 7 practices, the desire that makes you want to practice, makes you want to work hard.

Alabama walked into Sanford Stadium in 2008 and turned the lights off during Georgia's "Black Out". Before the Bulldogs could even think about what was wrong they were down 31-0.

The Bulldogs came back in the second half motivated , but it was short lived. The #1 team in the land had been handed their own nuts on a crimson platter as if the Tide had performed the neutering themselves.

The reality was the Dawgs had neutered themselves, they had taken away their own reason to fight by accepting they were the best and feeling confident in their complacency.

It took another year to figure out that certain members of the coaching staff weren't being hard enough on the players, on and off the field.

We watched as our beloved Dawgs slipped slowly into obscurity on the field and rapidly into the police blotter off the field.

Then it seemed Mark Richt had taken all that he could handle, he decided to drop his longtime friend Willie Martinez from the staff and bring in NFL Defensive Line coach Todd Grantham.

From the outside looking in it didn't take long to notice that the Dawgs were responding to Coach Grantham. Players were slowly becoming a cohesive unit and the defense started to play football.

The amount of work that the coaching staff has put into the players this year has been equalled by the amount of work the players have put in.

The Bulldogs truly seem motivated, the players are acting like a team. The older players are encouraging the freshmen and the freshmen aren't worried about playing time.

The most important factor is that Aaron Murray is ready, the best signal caller in the SEC will need to be ready to face a defense with the ability of Boise State's.

Truth be told, I have been very impressed with how well Aaron Murray has taken over the team in only his third year on campus. He may be a redshirt sophomore but he acts like a redshirt senior. He is always studying game tape, calling players for outside of practice 7 on 7 games, and being a very vocal and spiritual leader for the entire team.

I hate to say it but he reminds me of another "special" SEC player that played for a team south of Georgia.

So to wrap thing up, I would have to say yes, I think the 2011 Georgia Bulldogs are ready.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Let's make sure we double check this list. UGA's checklist for beating Boise State.

The Georgia Bulldogs have a tall order to fill in order to beat the Boise State Broncos. There is a checklist that can be followed that was provided by the Nevada Wolfpack. This is that list:
  1. Have a star dual-threat accurate passing quarterback - The Wolfpack had Colin Kaepernick, and the Bulldogs have Aaron Murray.
  2. Have multiple power and speed running backs - The Bulldogs feature three running backs with power and speed: Richard Samuel, Ken Malcome and Isaiah Crowell.
  3. Don't have one receiver for the defense to key on - The Bulldogs have multiple receiver threats in 2011, and tight end Orson Charles may be the team's best receiver at 6'3" and 240 pounds.
  4. Have very large tight ends with high skill level - Georgia is known for its tight ends. The Bulldogs have the top tight ends in the country.
  5. Make sure your offensive line has no one under 300 pounds but is still athletic -Georgia's offensive line actually outweighs Nevada's 2010 line by 115 pounds.
  6. Have a very strong and fast defense - Georgia will have one of the top defenses in the SEC this year. The SEC has the best defense in the NCAA.
  7. Be able to play two senior special team players. Georgia has the best kicker/punter combo in the nation. 

     Boise State will have to play very aggressively to stay in this game. Georgia already has all the pieces to win; they just need to follow this checklist.
    For tons of useful and fun Georgia Bulldogs and Athens-related links, click HERE.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    The Erk Russell Bloody Helmet Shirt's Are Sold Out

    Nike needs to start printing up some more of the Erk Russell tribute shirts. By midnight every small, large, x-large, and xx-large Nike Georgia Bulldogs 2011 Pro Combat Rivalry Performance T-Shirt with the picture of the Bulldog's helmet with blood dripping from it had sold out online.
    There will be shirts sold at some retailers as soon as tomorrow, but they will likely also sell out fast. Word is that these will be the only ones they print, so if you want one you need to call your local Foot Locker, Dick's or Hibbet Sports this morning to see if they get them and if they do you need to find out if they are gone.
    As a little side note, if you want more proof that Nike went with an Erk Tribute for these shirts look at the back. Doesn't that look a little familiar?  "Get After It" sure does sound a lot like "Get After Their Asses" and I could see why they wouldn't write the latter.
    Maybe, if Nike is smart, they might see the profitability of reprinting these shirts and they could even think about changing the back from "Get After It" to "GATA". I sure as hell would buy one then.
    Make sure you follow me @BrandonPledger

    Monday, August 29, 2011

    The Facemask IS a Tribute To Erk Russell, Brandon Pledger Was Right All Along, Here is The Proof!!

    So it seems that I was right all along, Nike released the threads for the game against Boise State and it looks like there is blood dripping from face mask directly below the stripe.
    Now I don't want to cause a ruckus but I was suspended from Bleacher Report because of this and I had a Twit fight with Anthony Dasher. I just want my name to be cleared, I don't want people to think that I made up the info that I received.
    If I could just get 20 new followers on twitter over this that would be reason enough to write this. Please let's make this a positive thing for the uniform again and let's embrace the tribute to Erk Russell's bloody forehead.
    Follow me @BrandonPledger , Sports-at-work, CollegeFootballFreaks, and Hedges to Hardwood in the near future.

    Brandon Pledger's Preseason Top 25 College Football Teams and Another Great 2011 College Football Season Preview Video

    This is how I feel the top 25 should sit right now. I opened up the comments to anonymous commenters. If we can keep it moderately clean I will keep it that way.

    25. West Virginia
    24.Penn State
    22. USF
    21.Mississippi State
    15.Virginia Tech
    13.South Carolina
    11.Oklahoma State
    10.Texas A&M
    8.Boise State
    7.Notre Dame
    3.Florida State
    1. Alabama

    Boise State Broncos fans ten Greatest fears and one hilarious video

    10. Boise State will lose one game this year.
    9. Boise State won't make it to the National Championship.
    8. UGA is exactly as advertised by the coaches, "ready".
    7. Boise State will have to rely on a kicker to win a game.
    6. Kellen Moore will resemble Kyle Zabransky from 2005.
    5. Idaho becomes it's own country.
    4. The Broncos relocate to a state where they can actually recruit.
    3. The Broncos face Colin Kaepernick again. (Not really, but I'm sure it is still a fear.)
    2. The Broncos hopes of an NCAA title end week one.
    1. The Dawgs will crush Boise State 48-13, again.

    The absolute best UGA vs. Boise football hype video

    When I saw this video I was floored by the quality, and then I was amazed at the tremendous job this guy did being fair to both sides. Great job!!!

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    My response to an Auburn Tigers football fan.

    Here is the specific comment that I responded to.

    "Unfortunately, right now, I do. The truth is that I have little faith in the Georgia staff from what I am hearing out of the program. I do not see the hunger and desire that is evident in Gainsville, Starkville and Columbia. Talent wise, Georgia only has problems along the lines in my opinion and those could be overcome scheme. I simply do not see the talent development at Georgia that is evident in these other programs right now.
    I think Georgia is a 7-5 or possibly 8-4 team in the SEC at present. I do think they would do very well in other conferences, but they are not in other conferences. They will simply be a good football team playing against better football teams.

    As far as Auburn goes, this was a comment about Georgia football, but I will bite.
    Auburn does have a replacement for Cameron Newton. He is lighter, and will not do as much inside running, but he is also faster and has a stronger and more accurate arm. I did no believe it either, but seeing is believing and we will all see soon enough. The progression of this Auburn team has been utterly remarkable to this point.
    Something else you should keep an eye on. CJ Uzomah is similar in size and build to Cameron Newton and is a great inside runner. He will be taking wildcat snaps and can throw the ball if necessary. He is also from Georgia.
    I thought Auburn would take a step back on offense myself this year, but from what I am seeing and hearing, this just might not be the case. I guess we will see soon enough. As always Auburn plays Mississippi State early on, and right now they are the most precision team within their scheme in the SEC. They lost very little and are very crisp in execution. That game should tell us something about Auburn."

    OK now here is my response,
    "The hunger is back Kevin. I don't know who you are hearing from, because everyone that I have spoken to says that UGA is determined to make this a season of great memory.
    You should appreciate this, all of the "bad elements" are gone from the team.
    The Defensive line will be our strongest asset and our offensive line has two of the top lineman in the NCAA and a rising star in Kenarious Gates. Zach DeBell and Watts Dantzler will both be ready to compete this year as well as our large assembly of backup lineman.
    The lack of depth at O-line was more about losses after this season, and we have that taken care of now, we picked up top O-lineman John Theus and an under the radar 330 pound high schooler for 2012 already.
    Georgia will win the east this year going at least 10-2 and will play Bama or LSU for the SEC.
    Hang your hopes on a true freshman, but I have seen CJ play at NGHS and he has a LONG way to go before he can be compared to Cam Newton. He is a talented young man but he is not as dominant as you want him to be.
    Cam Newton was the team last year. Failey rushed on every play, he got sacks because the rest of the defense was awful and offenses always felt like they had time to throw the ball. So when Failey did get off his block he had time to lower his helmet into the opposing team's QB's lower back.
    Almost every game was a comeback orchestrated by Cam, the defense would give up tons of points early, then as the teams got tired Cam would turn on the juice. Its sad he won't get to keep that Heisman when they strip it for not being true to the spirit of the game.
    Yes we know all of Auburn's best players are from Georgia, well most of our players are from Georgia and our best are the best from Florida. Props to the state of Florida for producing such rich talent for the Bulldogs to come in and bring over from the Dark Side.
    Auburn will absolutely take a few steps back this year, it wouldn't be fair to Chizik to expect another winning season, the schedule is too hard and the talent is too young.
    No one can replace Cam Newton he is a once in a decade player that has intangibles that don't usually pair together. You better start hoping that Theus, Henry, Ramsey, Terry, Jordan Jenkins, and Johnathon Taylor don't start to pull Ricky Parks back into the state of Georgia. Dream Team II and III are shaping up very nicely and a Dream Team IV may be in the works with Williams.
    Thanks for the comments."

    Another epic comments section, this is so fun.

    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    DawgNight was a HUGE success. What it means. Plus a hint as to who our next recruit may be.

    As a Bulldawg fan, I must say that friday night was amazing. As a football fan, I must say that friday night was unbelievable. When I received the tweet that we had received commitments from Theus, Ramsey, Henry, Terry, and Williams I almost messed myself. The thought that Mark Richt is recruiting that far into future says so much about the players faith in his ability to coach and their faith in his longevity.

    If players are choosing to play for Mark Richt in three years, they really have faith that he will be there in three years. Even though players can de-commit up until they sign an LOI, no player wants to de-commit. After you have made the decision of choosing where you will live and learn for four years, you want to feel good about that decision so you can focus on class and football. Players commit because they know who they want to play for, the school and the coaches.

    Greg McGarity and Michael Adams most likely aren't as big of recruiting fans as I am but I am sure they know how things went Friday, and I am sure recruiting like this will make them think twice before dropping a coach with 90+ wins in 10 years. Dabo Swinney is still around and he is around because he has recruited well, and if Clemson is smart they will keep him through another 6-7 season so he can get these players that he recruited coached up.

    Football is about the development of talent, UGA and Richt have had some struggles with development in the past few years, but that was because the O-line coach was hardheaded, the S&C was weak, and Willy Martinez couldn't realize that the 3-4 is superior in the NCAA with fitting players. UGA will have the players to fill their 3-4 this year, S&C has added a nutrition program and an old-school view of weight training, and our O-line is a work in progress. Will Friend seems to be doing great, he was able to get 5-star John Theus to commit at DawgNight.

    Theus is a beast at 6'6" and 300 pounds as a rising senior in high school, and he has a mean streak in the trenches. He will surely be a starter as a true freshman next year.

    Watching the Nike scouting combine "The Opening", I was amazed at how well the rising sophomore Derrick Henry was competing, and that was when I thought he was a gator for sure. Well, now I want to go back and watch it again so that I can really pay attention this time. He is built like a truck and runs like a river, strong and smooth. He is the most natural running back at his size since Brandon Jacobs.

    Brice Ramsey is the top quarterback in Georgia for the 2013 class and he may be a national top recruit in a years time. He committed at the same time as Henry, Theus, and Terry. Each recruited each other to UGA and each will recruit for UGA heading into the future.

    Terry is considered South Carolina's top recruit for the 2013 class. The Dawgs also picked up a 2014 Running back recruit that posted a 4.29 forty yard dash, Stanley Williams is from Appalachee High School in Bethlehem, GA.

    Now to the hint.....

    My sources are telling me that a certain HUGE defensive player will commit to the Dawgs this week, maybe even today.

    UGA Preview of "The Broad Side" Starring "Big John" Jenkins Featuring the Georgia Bulldogs

    The University of Georgia and Mark Richt had reason to celebrate on February 5th, 2011.

    Johnathon "Big John" Jenkins had made his decision to continue his college football career at UGA. Capping what I believe will be the most important recruiting class in Georgia's history (topping not only the Knowshon Moreno-Matthew Stafford class of 2006, but also the 1980 class with Herschel Walker) with a GIANT cherry.

    "Big John" Jenkins was born in Meridian, CT and Maryanne Baker is his very smart, loving mother. The reason I mention this is because she very much played a role in his decision to switch commitments from Oklahoma State University to the University of Georgia.

    Realizing that her son had the opportunity to play in the strongest conference in college football played a part in her decision to encourage the switch. However, the main reason that she dud so was because she had faith that her son would be in good hands with Mark Richt and Todd Grantham.

    Todd Grantham recruited Jenkins as hard as any player can legally be recruited.

    UGA sent the house to convince Jenkins and his mother that they were the perfect fit for him. Not only did they send Todd Grantham to Connecticut to meet his mother, but they also sent Mark Richt.

    Seeing how much the coaches actually needed Jenkins was the final deciding factor for his mother to give her OK. She knew her son would be taken care of and developed into the man that she knew he could be.

    Starring at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Perkinston, MS, "Big John" is likened to another previous MGCCC football player named Terrance Cody.

    Terrence Cody, or "Mt. Cody" as you may remember him, was the starting nose tackle for the 2009 National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide.

    The glaring difference between the two is that while they both weigh around 360 pounds, Jenkins' body fat percentage is significantly lower, making him stronger and faster than "Mt. Cody."

    Jenkins' gifts are many: At 360 pounds he can run a 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, he is closing in on being able to bench press 500 pounds, he is a very gifted nose tackle—and he was a fullback in both high school and community college, so he can even block if the coaches need him to.

    Which leads me to my next point.

    Jenkins will be a star on offense, as well as on the defense.

    Although he may not spend much time on the offensive side of the ball, when he is used it will be of significant impact. As a lead blocker, Jenkins possesses the speed to stay in front of the runner—and the weight and strength to pick up multiple blocks at one time.

    When Jenkins is in, the defense will have to play honest, which will lead to more first downs and scoring opportunities. Don't expect Jenkins to play offense unless he is needed. He will be too valuable of an asset to waste his energy if it is not necessary.

    Todd Grantham specifically recruited "Big John" to play nose tackle in his 3-4 defense. Coach Grantham knew right away that Jenkins was the perfect fit. With the ability to draw the double team, Jenkins will allow Georgia's linebackers to penetrate the opposing offensive line.

    Most of the reason Georgia was unable to do this last year was because DeAngelo Tyson was completely undersized for the position, especially in the SEC. No disrespect to DeAngelo Tyson, because he did a better job than anyone could have realistically expected—including playing most, if not all, defensive snaps in UGA's win over state rival Georgia Tech. 

    Look for Jenkins to lead what was a porous Georgia defense into one of the top defenses in the entire nation. 
    I will be highlighting at least one athlete per week until the season starts. Keep an eye out for the next, featuring Aaron Murray.

    Friday, July 15, 2011

    Mr. Richt's Loved Or: How UGA Fans Learned to Stop Worrying and Wait in Pain

    Over the past year and a half, many Georgia Bulldog fans have expressed their displeasure with how the football team has performed. They have even put a head coach who has won 96 games in 10 years on the proverbial “hot seat.” Even more recently, some very outspoken fans have blasted the entire coaching staff for not recruiting hard enough and not offering soon enough.

    A 6-7 season is far from what the average college football fan wants. No fan wants their team to have a disappointing season. Many outspoken UGA fans have made it known that they are very displeased with the record and apparent fourth quarter conditioning problems.

    Sports blogs were flooded with comments about how “weak” their strength and conditioning program was and it has since changed for the better. The players have also been placed on a structured nutrition program. The defense is in its second year and is much bigger up front, faster and stronger at the linebacker spots, and with the incoming freshman cornerback class, UGA will have much-improved depth at secondary compared to last season.

    How is one of the winning-est coaches in the past 10 years on the “hot seat”? Bob Bishop, a 29-year UGA executive board member, stated, “He’s not in my hot seat; he’s still in my lap, I love him. I don’t think you can find a better human being anywhere and he’s a fine football coach.“ UGA President Michael Adams believes “you look at a person’s whole body of work. And I think the whole body of work by Mark Richt the last 10 years is very strong.”

    Some of the frustration that has to do with recruiting is universally understood. When Florida, Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss pick up recruits who are also recruited by UGA, it is frustrating to see multiple players choose another team. That being said, fans do need to remember this is the most important decision in the prospective student-athletes life. It is very likely that most try to decide what is best for them and their future.

    Many UGA fans were upset that UGA missed out on LB prospect Dillon Lee, brother of UGA OL Dallas Lee. His family loves UGA, his brother plays there and he had attended UGA games since he was a child. It is hard for some to understand how he could choose “against” UGA.

    The reality is Dillon Lee chose what is best "for" him. UGA was recruiting him at linebacker and tight end and they are absolutely filled to the brim with top-notch talent at both positions and will likely continue the trend. He may have been buried in the depth chart for his entire career at UGA.

    UGA will continue to recruit players like Lee. Geno Smith recently narrowed his list to a top five, excluding UGA. But after he was asked, he admitted that it is not a final five. He will still be entertaining other offers and it is likely that if UGA has a top 25 season they will be in it for Geno Smith at the end.

    UGA has the potential to put together a very nice 2012 class if the wins start to stack up. Five-star recruits like Keith Marshall and John Theus have UGA around the top of their list and many 4-star recruits are keeping a close eye on the Dawgs.

    Many UGA fans are hoping that with the addition of John Jenkins, Jarvis Jones, Isaiah Crowell, Malcolm Mitchell and Ray Drew, all goes well for UGA this season so all the worry could be for nothing.