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The Georgia Bulldogs play Division I college football for the University of Georgia. The Bulldogs play in the Southeast Conference (SEC). Their home games are played at Sanford Stadium, a 92,000-seat arena in Athens, GA. Georgia's current head coach is Mark Richt.
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The University of Georgia has had a football team since 1892 and is consistently ranked in the Top 25. The Bulldogs boast 12 National Championships and 12 SEC titles. Their three main rivals are Auburn University, University of Florid and Georgia Tech University. The Bulldogs have made a bowl game for 14 straight seasons.
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Fans purchase Georgia Bulldogs football tickets** to see them play at Sanford Stadium. The Stadium is located on the University of Georgia campus. It opened on October 12, 1929 and has been renovated in 1994 and 2003. Sanford Stadium has gone through several expansions; the last one came in 2003, which gave the stadium its current 92,000-plus capacity. The stadium was also used during the 1996 Summer Olympics for soccer.
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3/25/15: Georgia will always remember the Todd Gurley Era. For one thing, he was an incredible college running back and a real game changer in the SEC. However, he never reached his full potential due to suspension and injury. The suspension and possible legislation may ultimately be his legacy, though. The Georgia House of Representatives passed what is being called the "Todd Gurley Bill". It would punish those who provide impermissible benefits to student-athletes within the state. The fine could be up to $25,000 and possible jail time. Gurley was suspended for four games last season because he was paid for autographs.
3/4/15: It is never too early start talking about football in Georgia and there will be plenty to talk about in the next six months. The biggest and most important topic is the identity of the next Bulldogs quarterback. Hutson Mason was the QB last season but ran out of eligibility. So it is now a competition between redshirt sophomore Brice Ramsey, redshirt freshman Jacob Park and redshirt junior Faton Bauta. Ramsey has the most experience and was Mason's backup last year. But there is no leader yet and even head coach Mark Richt admits is the most wide open QB competition since he arrived in Athens.
2/25/15: Get your popcorn ready Bulldogs fans. Well, you can actually wait a little while longer on getting said popped corn prepared. But Georgia is now scheduled to play North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in 2016. The game will be played in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, home of the Atlanta Falcons, on September 3, 2016. The Bulldogs and Tar Heels have played 30 times throughout the years and Georgia holds 16-12-2 record. The Tar Heels have not beaten Georgia in football in over half a century, since 1963. Of course, the teams have not played each other since 1971.
2/18/15: In one of the most interesting recruiting sagas of the 2015 class, four star outside linebacker Roquan Smith is now coming to the University of Georgia. Smith was expected to sign his Letter of Intent on National Signing Day for UCLA. However, he was put off by the Bruins dealings when it was announced that UCLA defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich was leaving. He spent a week reconsidering and decided to stay in his home state. Smith never signed an LOI, but did submit papers for grant-in-aid with the University of Georgia. So basically, an elite recruiting class just got better.
2/11/15: If Georgia fans want to complain about head coach Mark Richt, they certainly have the right to. Richt continually loads up the Bulldogs with top tier talent, but that has not turned into SEC or national championships. The Bulldogs loaded up again this recruiting season with the seventh ranked class (according to Rivals). Key 'gets' include five star athlete Terry Godwin and four star offensive lineman Pat Allen. But all Georgia fans know it is not just the talent coming in, it is how they are coached and developed. Look for Georgia to be back on top this coming season.
2/4/15: With just a few more days to go in the formal recruiting period, Georgia is looking to finish up with a rather large class. And a good one at that. Rivals ranked Georgia 6th overall at the end of January with 25 commitments. Six of whom had signed letters of intent. Rankings mean something but they do not mean everything. Good coaching and a player's willingness to develop also matter a lot. But sixth is pretty good. Of course, this is the SEC. Alabama was ranked number one and Tennessee fifth. However, if the Bulldogs close well, they will be among the best in the nation.
1/28/15: Like everyone else, the Bulldogs are putting the final touches on their 2015 recruiting class, and it should be relatively strong. There has been a bit of a challenge as Georgia, for the second straight year, has a new offensive coordinator. However, UGA recently extended head coach Mike Richt, so there is stability within the program. Losing former OC Mike Bobo also meant losing a couple of commits in the short term, but Georgia is still ranked very high, sixth to be exact. There is only about one week left until National Signing Day, and the Bulldogs intend to close well.
1/21/15: Once again, the Georgia Bulldogs got close but could not quite make it up the ladder. The downfall for the 2014 season was the horrendous loss to rival Florida, who was a far inferior team. But Georgia is reloading and has some momentum built since blowing out Louisville in the Belk Bowl. The finished the season with 10 wins and a ninth place finish in both the AP and Coaches Polls. The Bulldogs were able to hold onto most of their assistant coaches, who got nice raises. Now we are in the closing days of recruiting, and Georgia looks to have a very good class once again.
1/14/15: While Mark Richt has been the head coach of Georgia for what seems like forever, he has gone through waves of assistant coaches. So he is pretty used to interviewing and hiring guys. He had to go through that process again when offensive coordinator Mike Bobo left the program to be the head coach at Colorado State. But Richt did not turn to the college ranks to replace him. Instead, he plucked Brian Schottenheimer from the NFL's St. Louis Rams. Brian, son of former NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, held the OC position in St. Louis for the past three years with varying degrees of success. Considering the injuries in St. Louis, he may have better talent to work with in Athens than with the Rams.
1/7/15: The SEC has taken some knocks this bowl season, but do not put any of that blame on Georgia. The Bulldogs went to Charlotte, North Carolina and took care of business in the Belk Bowl against Louisville. Freshman running back, Nick Chubb, has to be the star of this game. He started in place of injured star Todd Gurley and simply dominated. Chubb racked up 269 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the 37-14 rout. Amazingly, it was his eighth consecutive game of over 100 yards and second game over 200 yards. So it looks like the Bulldogs are in good shape heading into 2015.
12/3/14: Last Saturday was a tough one for the SEC, with the only teams winning were Alabama and Ole Miss. Otherwise, all the SEC teams that played out of conference games (all against ACC teams). Georgia was among that contingent of losing SEC teams, falling 24-20 in overtime to intrastate rival Georgia Tech. This game was close throughout: tied at the end of the second, third and fourth quarters. The Bulldogs also saw their hopes for the SEC East title fade when Missouri rallied to beat Arkansas the day before. Georgia finished the season at 9-3 overall, which was just a bit short of getting to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game.
11/19/14: Give Georgia credit, they would have had a very tough time getting back into the SEC East race against Missouri had they lost to Auburn last weekend. Instead, and just recently, the Bulldogs were blown out of Jacksonville by a weak Florida Gators team, Georgia routed Auburn 34-7. Auburn scored at the start of the first quarter then did nothing the rest of the day. Georgia's passing game was not effective, but their rushing attack put up 289 yards. Unfortunately, star running back Todd Gurley for the season with a torn ACL. The Bulldogs improved to 8-2 overall and host Charleston Southern on Saturday.
11/12/14: Georgia likely fell out of the playoff race when they were upset by Florida a couple of weeks ago, and they fell behind Missouri in the race for the SEC East. That led many to expect No. 20 Georgia to fall victim to the unranked Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington. As Lee Corso would say "Not so fast, my friend". The Bulldogs clobbered the cats, more than doubling up on them 63-31. And it really was not even that close. Kentucky got it to 35-24 before Georgia pulled away with the next four touchdowns. The Bulldogs are now 7-2 overall and 5-2 in the SEC. They have a tough one at home this Saturday against Auburn.
11/5/14: This isn't going to sit well in Athens. The Bulldogs were beat badly (38-20) by a mediocre Florida team in their biggest rivalry game of the year. The 11th ranked Bulldogs simply could not stop the Gators rushing attack, which put up over 400 yards and five touchdowns. Despite gaining 460 yards, themselves, Georgia just could not find the end zone. The loss hurts in many ways. Georgia is likely out of playoff contention and now has to battle back to win the SEC East now that they sit at 6-2 with both losses in SEC play. Expect the Bulldogs to take out some frustrations this Saturday at Kentucky.
10/29/14: Suddenly, Georgia looks like the team to beat in the SEC East. While they may be tied in conference losses to the Missouri Tigers, they own the tie breaker, if that should matter. Georgia entered their bye week with a 6-1 record overall and a 4-1 record in the SEC - so things are looking pretty good right now. Even better is that they have a great chance to fatten their record this weekend against the struggling Florida Gators. The two schools will square off this Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida for The World's Largest Outdoor Party - which is a great event to go to if you can.
10/22/14P: Note to Alabama - this is how you take care of Arkansas. The Crimson Tide escaped Fayetteville two weeks ago with 14-13 win over the Razorbacks. The Georgia Bulldogs did not play around in such a manner. Tenth ranked UGA took control early and enjoyed a 38-6 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs allowed the Razorbacks to score a courtesy touchdown to start the scoring in the first quarter, then went to work. Arkansas came back a bit in the second half to make the score look somewhat respectable, but this game was over early. Georgia 45, Arkansas 32. The Bulldogs are off this weekend before heading to Jacksonville for the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, AKA: the annual Florida/Georgia game on November 1st.
10/15/14: It looked like No. 13 Georgia was ripe to be taken down by No. 23 Missouri last weekend. The game was at Mizzou and the Bulldogs were without star running back Todd Gurley for taking impermissible benefits. Gurley may be suspended for the season now, but it may not matter. True freshman running back Nick Chubb took over and ran for 143 yards and a touchdown. Georgia battered the Tigers 34-0 and should be moving up in the polls this week. The Bulldogs are now 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the SEC. They stay on the road this Saturday and visit Arkansas.
10/8/14: Georgia took a tough lost to #24 South Carolina in their second game of the season, but has rebounded since then. The #13 ranked Bulldogs were able to avoid the carnage of several top ranked teams in Week 6, as they coasted to a 44-17 win over SEC foe Vanderbilt. This game was never in doubt. Georgia scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, essentially putting the game out of reach early on. The Bulldogs are right in the heart of the SEC East race and have a chance to take the top spot by defeating Mizzou this coming Saturday on the road.
10/1/14: Will the real Georgia Bulldogs please stand up? The Bulldogs have been a tough team to handicap this season. They scored a decisive victory against Clemson in the season opener, but were beaten by South Carolina. Last Saturday they allowed the Tennessee Volunteers to open up with a 10 point lead before taking control of the game (then almost losing it). In the end, the Bulldogs finished with a hard fought 35-32 victory at home. The Todd Gurley show rolled on with a career high 208 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Georgia is now 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the SEC, and hosts Vanderbilt on Saturday.
9/24/14: Like so many other schools in the fourth week of the college football season, the Georgia Bulldogs had what was little more than a glorified scrimmage. Georgia hosted Troy, and Troy left with as many points as they came in with. The Bulldogs trounced Troy 66-0. Georgia was up 21 after a quarter and up 45 at the half. At least is was a good chance for fans to get together and enjoy the game day atmosphere, as well as an opportunity to give second and third string players to get some game action. It gets more interesting this Saturday when Tennessee comes to town.
9/17/14: The Bulldogs were on top of the world, and even earned first place votes, after clobbering Clemson in the opening week of the college football season. The same day, Texas A&M beat up on the South Carolina Gamecocks, leading many to believe the USC was not as strong as anticipated. But Georgia found out the hard way that the Gamecocks are not to be taken lightly. South Carolina toughed out a stunning 38-35 win over the Bulldogs last Saturday, putting them in control of the SEC East for now. Georgia has some time to regroup as they host Troy this Saturday.
8/28/14: Expectations are pretty high in Athens, Georgia this season, especially since the defense returns nine starters from last year. The team also added defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who like head coach Mark Richt, comes to the Bulldogs straight from a successful run at Florida State. The offense is starting fresh with several new comers, including a quarterback not named Aaron Murray (for the first time since 2009). While South Carolina remains the favorite in the SEC East, the Bulldogs cannot be overlooked either. Georgia travels to South Carolina early in the season with the game set for September 13.
8/21/14: Georgia has been knocking on the doorstep of greatness for the past few years, but fate (usually Alabama or Auburn) keeps getting in their way. The Bulldogs are reloaded again this season and look to challenge South Carolina for SEC East supremacy. The schedule makers did not do them any favors, though. The first half of the season includes games against Clemson, South Carolina, Tennessee and reigning SEC East champ Missouri. Georgia starts the season ranked 12th in the AP preseason poll, but a few early wins should move them up the ladder pretty quickly and set them up for a possible playoff appearance.