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One issue Damon Evans said he discussed was kickoff times. While he said he expects a continued...

One issue Damon Evans said he discussed was kickoff times. While he said he expects a continued propensity for night games at Sanford Stadium, he's hoping to find a better balance than last year. He said a few more early kickoffs would appeal to a broader demographic of fans and cause less of a burden on the campus police and support staff.

Good news for the South Georgia fans and the weekend cleanup crews. Go 'Dawgs!

We realized we didn’t have any seniors early. We’ve all stepped up, and found our role within the te...

We realized we didn’t have any seniors early. We’ve all stepped up, and found our role within the team, and everyone has come together to become one unit. We don’t really focus on not having seniors. We just work with what we have, and I think we have a great group of girls who are very talented. Each person has their role, and does it very well.

Taylor Schlopy on the youth of the Women's College World Series-bound Georgia softball team. So much for youth being an excuse for the Diamond Dogs. Go 'Dawgs!

UGA guard Ebuka Anyaorah has been granted his release & will transfer from Georgia. 3rd hoops...

UGA guard Ebuka Anyaorah has been granted his release & will transfer from Georgia. 3rd hoops player to leave this spring, 5th in 2 yrs.

David Hale chronicles the attrition. How does this affect the Fox Hounds' prospects for the 2010-'11 campaign? Go 'Dawgs!

A year ago I was just trying to rebuild confidence and pick them up off the ground. OK, well,...

A year ago I was just trying to rebuild confidence and pick them up off the ground. OK, well, you're off the ground now, and I expect more.

Mark Fox on the Georgia men's basketball program. This line came from an article about Coach Fox's Twitter ban. As someone who has been dragged kicking and screaming into the Twittersphere, I can't say I blame him a bit, but lost amid the sturm und drang of this minor edict were the two sentences repeated above. Those are the words of a coach who knows last year was last year and last year is no longer good enough. Go 'Dawgs!

Investigation into the report of Simple Battery and Terroristic Threats filed by HUTSON and MEGHAN...

Investigation into the report of Simple Battery and Terroristic Threats filed by HUTSON and MEGHAN VANN of an incident which occurred in a taxi on March 28 has determined the offenders are NOT University of Georgia football players. However, one football player was in the taxi, but the investigation revealed he acted as a peace maker and tried to calm the situation. The other males have been identified as residents of Heard County and warrants are pending. Additional information will be released when the warrants are issued.

Football players were not in the wrong in the taxi incident. The one who was there "acted as a peace maker." (Hat tip: David Hale.) Finally, some good news!

Get back in that huddle and do it right this time!

Get back in that huddle and do it right this time!

Todd Grantham on the first day of spring practice. I like this guy, but I hope "your ass" appeared between the first and second words of that exclamation and David Hale omitted them out of a sense of propriety. Go 'Dawgs!

Georgia opens spring practice today, and all signs are the Bulldogs will be the next defense to...

Georgia opens spring practice today, and all signs are the Bulldogs will be the next defense to jump on the 3-4 bandwagon, scrapping the standard 4-3 set for the leaner look preferred by new defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. That shift means a slew of position changes -- tackles moving outside to end, ends moving to outside linebacker, etc. -- but the biggest change for UGA fans is still the absence of former coordinator Willie Martinez, whose unit declined statistically from the previous season in each of his five seasons.

Dr. Saturday looks at the Bulldogs' spring practice.

Richt said he has done his best to soak in some new ideas that Grantham and fellow first-year...

Richt said he has done his best to soak in some new ideas that Grantham and fellow first-year assistants Scott Lakatos and Warren Belin have brought to the table, too. "It’s a healthy exchange of ideas," Richt said. "A lot of times you spend a lot of money to fly around to different schools to get details of what’s going on, but how much can you get in a one- or two-day period compared to a guy just being there, living there." Richt has already decided to implement two suggestions of his new staff. First, he’ll be going back to a Monday through Thursday practice schedule, with walk-throughs on Fridays. Last season he had the team practice on Sunday and gave the players Monday off, but he’s since reconsidered the plan in light of some input from his new assistants. Grantham also suggested revamping the daily meeting schedules, so rather than open with special teams work, Richt will address the entire team first, then break off into special teams and segment meetings. Richt said it’s a schedule used in the NFL and makes organizing meetings much simpler.

David Hale on the changes in the Georgia football program. One of the most frustrating aspects of practicing law for most attorneys is the frequency with which clients choose not to heed the good advice given them by their lawyers. Not only do such situations often end badly, they leave attorneys wondering why their clients bothered to hire them if the clients weren't going to listen to them. Well, Mark Richt hired new assistant coaches because changes were needed . . . and he is listening to his new assistant coaches. It's one thing for, say, Tommy Tuberville to hire a spread guru as his offensive coordinator yet saddle him with existing assistants and refuse to allow him to implement his system; it's quite another for Mark Richt to put his pride aside and say, "Todd, I'm hiring you because you know what you're doing. Now tell me who you want me to hire to help you, and I'll hire them, too. Then the three of you can put your heads together, study some film, and tell me what we need to do to improve, and that's what we'll do." I don't know that it was hubris that caused Coach Richt to retain Willie Martinez at least one season (and arguably more) too long, but it was humility that caused him to hire Coach Grantham and let the Bulldogs' new defensive coordinator do his job. Leadership involves accepting the responsibility for decisionmaking that necessarily accompanies having the power to decide, but leadership also involves identifying and hiring competent subordinates, delegating to them, letting them do their jobs, and heeding the input they were hired to provide. All the usual crap about how the team is working harder than ever and is more unified than before and is hungrier than it was a year ago is just so much meaningless noise; every player on every team says that every spring. The immediate impact of the new defensive coaching staff, though, is a big deal and it says a lot about the capability of the man leading the Georgia football program. Go 'Dawgs!

Richt's recruiting policy is to go after players he knows will qualify, which means Georgia doesn't...

Richt's recruiting policy is to go after players he knows will qualify, which means Georgia doesn't usually work to sign a guy who has junior college written all over him. I also know that Richt has a strict rule against pulling scholarships from current players. Once you're a Bulldog, you're staying a Bulldog unless you decide on your own to leave or an injury forces you to stop playing. So if UGA only has 20 scholarships available for a specific recruiting class, Richt won't go out and sign 22 good players and then boot two unproductive ones off the current squad.

David Hale on Mark Richt. Remember that the next time a Georgia Tech fan makes a big deal about the signing of Lonnie Outlaw or Brian Cook offers an overly broad assault on SEC oversigning practices. There's plenty of other good stuff in the article, too, so go read it if you haven't already.

Mike Bobo played the point and did so with a new-look goatee. Or perhaps that was Mike Bobo's evil...

Mike Bobo played the point and did so with a new-look goatee. Or perhaps that was Mike Bobo's evil twin.

Evil Bobo is in the house! You all know where I stand on beards in Bulldog Nation. I firmly believe that, if Mark Richt grows a goatee, a national championship shall soon follow. If you want proof that the Red and Black will contend next year, this is it. If Mike Bobo has a goatee, we're scoring 40 points a game next fall. Go 'Dawgs!
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