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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: APR 20 Georgia Spring Game
That face when Coach Smart just won’t stop with the KRS-One.
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Congratulations! You’re one week closer to college football season than you were seven days ago! Maestro, the celebratory music:

Now here the news that’s making news in Bulldog Nation.

If you want to rave about freshman wide receiver George Pickens you’re going to have to get in line, The Hoover, Alabama native is drawing praise from coaches and looking more and more likely to see real snaps this season.

After scouting both Pickens and fellow five star freshman Dom Blaylock I expected Blaylock to be the first to contribute on Saturdays in Athens. He’s a more polished route runner at this stage and has excellent hands. But if Pickens can indeed master assignments and shows enough consistency early, watch out. The sky is the limit for him.

Another freshman may be hard to keep off the field at safety, even though the Red and Black have tons of veteran experience at the position.

It appears the Red and Black were a little short-handed at the tight end position in practice yesterday afternoon, but it’s okay, FitzMagic was on the field. It will be interesting to see how the tight end rotation shakes out. Charlie Woerner is the clear #1 at this point and may be poised for a huge senior season.

Former Marist standout John FitzPatrick is in the mix as well, but observers at practice have pointed out the good work of Tennessee transfer Eli Wolf as well. Wolf doesn’t look as physically impressive as some other tight ends, and I’m not certain he’s actually the 6’4, 236 pounds he’s listed at. But he keeps throwing himself into blocks and catching tough passes. You don’t sign grad transfers to watch the Powerade. Expect Wolf to see some action this fall.

It appears former Bulldog JJ Holloman has found a new home in the Sunshine State.

Among NFL Dawgs, it turns out failing to block Roquan Smith remains a really bad idea.

Basketball assistants Chad Dollar and Joe Scott survived the first year of the Crean era in Athens, and they’re now getting rewarded for their hazardous duty with a raise.

Rain drop, drop top, how you like Kirby’s taste in hip hop?

We’ll be back later with a cool look at how the 2019 college football season could shake out, as well as the first of our series of UGA position breakdowns. Until then...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!