KCP now projected in the top 10 of the NBA Draft-Chad Ford has KCP going 10th in his latest Mock Draft to the Portland Trailblazers. Analysis: "Caldwell-Pope didn't have a great showing at the combine. His jump shot wasn't falling, and while he tested well in the speed category, his vertical jump wasn't particularly impressive. Nevertheless, multiple GMs told me they think he'll end up be a top-10 pick. He can shoot better than he showed at the combine, and he has prototypical size for the position."
Seven Georgia defensive players were drafted in all, including first-round linebackers Jarvis Jones (Pittsburgh) and Alec Ogletree (St. Louis) and third-round selections in nose guard John Jenkins (New Orleans) and safety Shawn Williams (Cincinnati). "I know we’ve got guys on our defense that are phenomenal," King said. "For me to be a guy on our offense that made it to the league and got drafted, it’s pretty good." Nose guard Kwame Geathers, who left after his redshirt junior season, went undrafted, though he will sign as a free agent with San Diego, according to a tweet from Georgia’s official Twitter account. Cornerback Branden Smith said via text he will sign with Tampa Bay. Receiver Marlon Brown (Houston), defensive end Abry Jones (Jacksonville) and linebackers Christian Robinson (St. Louis) and Mike Gilliard (St. Louis) tweeted they would sign as free agents.Onlineathens.com
7. Georgia. So … Mark Fox’s team is 8-4 since Jan. 26. The Bulldogs have knocked off Kentucky and Tennessee in their past two games. Fox’s young squad has matured in recent weeks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (18.2 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.1 SPG) is a star. But without an offensively astute crew around him, the Bulldogs have focused on defense (56th in adjusted defensive efficiency, per Ken Pomeroy). Georgia hasn’t even cracked the RPI’s top 100. This is not a bubble team. But it’s certainly a dream killer right now.http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation
Statement from Todd Grantham ... "I want to thank Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints organization for the opportunity to interview and get to know them. They are a first class organization in every respect. As I said Wednesday, Georgia is a great place, my family loves it here, and I do as well. This is where our heart is and today I have withdrawn my name from consideration for the position with the Saints. I'm excited to start preparations for another season and along with the rest of our defensive staff look forward to coaching some really good returning players as well as developing some very talented newcomers." -Gentry at 24/7 Sport reported this....Leather Helmet Blog
"I’m probably going to need some work because the second game I’m going against (Jadeveon) Clowney," Tunsil saidFrom Marc Weiszer. And if he's playing his second game against Mr. Clowney, that'd mean he'd be playing for..... [cue dancing chuckdawg].
To Robinson’s knowledge, Murray was not informed about his dad’s condition until after the team’s loss to South Carolina. He did mention, however, that all signs indicate that the procedure went well on Sunday, and any future treatment was still unknown. "I heard he’s doing well," Robinson said. "And we’re going to find out soon." Murray’s mother spent much of Monday and Tuesday giving the team information about her husband’s status via Twitter. "Mrs. Murray was posting updates to keep us in the loop," Robinson said. Robinson stated assertively the full support that Murray has from him and the rest of his teammates. "We are just praying for him," Robinson said. "We just want to give support to Aaron and the rest of the family."http://www.redandblack.com/sports/football-notebook-tight-end-lynch-cleans-up-vandalism-in-the/article_58f0e5c8-12fd-11e2-ad8f-0019bb30f31a.html
1. Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia. UGA was down three defensive starters at Missouri due to suspension, but in the span of minutes in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs' reigning All-American effectively throttled Mizzou's offense all by himself. First: Georgia leads 27-20 midway through the fourth when Jones steps in front of an ill-advised throw by Missouri quarterback James Franklin, returning the pick to the goal line; the offense punches it in on the next play to extend the lead to 34-20. Next: Three plays into the Tigers' ensuing possession, Jones tracks Franklin down for his second sack of the night, knocking the ball loose in the process; a teammate pounces on the fumble at the Mizzou 5-yard-line, and two plays later Georgia leads 41-20. That's how it ended, presumably because Jarvis decided there was no need to run up the score.Matt Hinton gives top marks to Jarvis Jones. Go 'Dawgs!
Like many schools, the school has a traditional chant, with one side of the stadium shouting "M-I-Z" and the other responding "Z-O-U!"Am I the only one who read this and thought, "M-O-U-S-E!"? Go 'Dawgs!
A potential move of Florida State to Division I could create a bit of a groundswell for southern lacrosse. Right now there's only two schools in the deep south that sponsor Division I men's lacrosse: Jacksonville and Mercer (and both were relatively recent additions to the level). The game is growing in that area of the country, and if Florida State drops the hammer and comes to play, will it push regional competitors to also make the move? (I see you, Georgia.)NCAA Division I lacrosse expansion talk isn't going anywhere. I'm just saying. Go 'Dawgs!