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Georgia redshirt freshman QB Stetson Bennett is considering a transfer.

"We’re exhausting every option to try to keep Stetson with us," said Bulldogs HC Kirby Smart on Monday. Bennett (6'0/172) initially walked on in Athens as a two-star recruit prior to the 2017 season. He received high praise for his work with the scout team last fall. While he's not in line for snaps with the Bulldogs, Smart admitted that should Bennett exit stage left, the team is thin at quarterback beyond starter Jake Fromm and five-star frosh Justin Fields. He floated the possibility that a scholarship could potentially be coming Bennett's way if he sticks around.
May 23 - 12:14 PM

Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm was briefly hospitalized on Thursday after snagging himself in the left leg with a fishhook.

Nothing too serious here. Fromm -- an accomplished angler -- was fishing with fellow UGA student Jordan Rowe on Thursday when his misadventure with the hook took place. He subsequently had the impediment removed at the hospital. The sophomore signal-caller should be ready to hit August camp in full health in two month's time. As far as offseason tomfoolery goes, this is a pretty lightweight case. Nothing compared to what HC Kirby Smart had to deal with two summers ago, when Sony Michel sustained a broken arm in a Fourth of July ATV crash. Kids will be kids.
May 18 - 1:59 PM

Pro Football Focus notes that Georgia senior WR Terry Godwin had the highest passer rating when targeted of any returning SEC wide receiver.

Godwin had a rating of 146.8 when targeted, and considering he had 38 catches for 639 yards and six touchdowns, this is not a small sample size. While not the biggest wideout (5'11/166), he has shown the ability to snag the ball in the air, and he can make tacklers miss. Don't be surprised if Godwin has much bigger numbers in his senior season as one of Jake Fromm's top targets in the 2018 year.
May 13 - 2:28 PM

A Georgia spokesperson has confirmed that sophomore DB DeAngelo Gibbs has enrolled in classes for the summer semester.

Gibbs (6'2/207) did not take part in spring practice with the rest of his brothers, as he was not even enrolled at the university during the spring semester while he continued his rehab from offseason shoulder surgery. Now that he's re-enrolled in Athens, the former four-star athlete will be allowed to take part in summer workouts and the like. He'll likely fill a reserve role for the upcoming season.
May 11 - 3:30 PM

Georgia redshirt sophomore P Marshall Long recently underwent surgery on his left knee.

Not the sharpest of developments for Marshall, who has now undergone three knee surgeries for his career. It's not known when he might be healthy enough to resume football activities, but it's reasonable to assume that the prospect of retirement is at least on the table given the redshirt sophomore's extensive injury history. The uncertainty with his health would help explain why the Bulldogs brought in transferring Murray State P Landon Stratton earlier this week. Stratton may well be in line to start in Athens with Cameron Nizalek no longer on roster after initially joining the team as a grad transfer last offseason.
May 11 - 12:23 PM

ESPN's Alex Scarborough forwards Georgia sophomore LB Monty Rice as a potential leader to fill the inside-linebacking position vacated by Roquan Smith.

Rice (6'1/228) came in as a three-star recruit last winter and went on to post 22 tackles (2.0 for loss) over the course of Georgia's run to the national championship game. With Smith no longer in the picture and Rice posting a strong spring, the sophomore is closing in on a starting job so long as he can continue to impress this summer. During the Bulldogs' spring game, he led the team with 14 tackles.
Source: ESPN.com
May 10 - 4:44 PM

Murray State redshirt senior P Landon Stratton transferred to Georgia.

Stratton (6'0/180) has been working as Murray State's starting punter for each of the last three seasons. He's averaged just a smidge over 41 yards a boot during his time in the program. Now leveling up to the SEC, he'll be in working competition with Marshall Long and Jake Camarda this summer.
May 9 - 12:56 PM

Georgia received a verbal commitment from five-star 2019 WR Dominick Blaylock in July.

Blaylock is one of the best receivers in the class, and was a massive get for Kirby Smart and company last summer. He ranks as the fourth best wide receiver on both 247 Sports and ESPN's rankings at the position, and he comes in at 11th overall in the latter's top 300 for 2019. Reports indicate he's advanced as a route-runner, and that his ball skills are exceptional. We could see Blaylock compete for time when he enrolls at some point in 2019.
Source: 247 Sports
May 7 - 5:12 PM

ESPN's Alex Scarborough believes that Georgia freshman QB Justin Fields is "ready to play now" after spring practices.

That's not to say that Scarborough believes that Fields should be the starting quarterback. Yet. Sophomore signal-caller Jake Fromm is the incumbent starter, and for good reason. There's a reason Fields was one of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 class, however. As Scarborough writes: "Fields is too good an athlete and too capable a passer for Kirby Smart and the coaching staff not to find certain packages that allow him to play meaningful snaps right away." How Georgia chooses to deploy Fields will be one of the most interesting things to watch for in 2018.
Source: ESPN
May 7 - 12:45 PM

NFL.com draft analyst Chad Reuter lists Georgia sophomore QB Jake Fromm fifth among the top 150 players to watch in college football in 2018.

Fromm is the second quarterback on the list -- just a spot behind Oregon's Justin Herbert -- and hes' the highest ranked sophomore on the list. As Reuter writes: "He didn't look like a first-year player very often in the team's national runner-up season, running the offense and throwing the ball accurately to all parts of the field." He's going to have to hold off freshman signal-caller Justin Fields, but assuming he can, Fromm has a chance to be among the best quarterbacks in the country in 2018.
Source: NFL.com
May 5 - 2:18 PM

Georgia redshirt sophomore DL Chris Barnes will transfer.

Barnes (6'3/288) signed on with the Bulldogs as a four-star offensive linemen in the winter of 2016. Following an initial redshirt year on campus, he appeared in one game at guard during the past campaign. He's been working on a shift to the defensive line this spring. Unless Barnes opts to drop out of the FBS with his transfer, he'll have to sit out the upcoming season in order to satisfy NCAA regulations.
May 4 - 12:14 PM

Georgia and HC Kirby Smart agreed to a seven-year, $49 million contract extension.

In just two seasons down in Athens, Smart has transformed the Bulldogs from an always-good, rarely-great SEC outfit into a true national title contender. They went 11-1 during the 2017 regular season, then proceeded to top Auburn in the conference title game and Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl to reach the national championship bout with Alabama, which they would lose in heartbreaking overtime fashion. Smart capped off his magical 2017 run by finishing up with the top recruiting class for the 2018 cycle. With this new extension now on the books, he becomes one of just seven collegiate coaches to draw at least $7 million annually. The others are Nick Saban (Alabama), Urban Meyer (Ohio State), Dabo Swinney (Clemson), Jimbo Fisher (Texas A&M), Jim Harbaugh (Michigan) and Gus Malzahn (Auburn).
Source: CBS Sports
May 3 - 2:55 PM

Patriots signed Georgia DT John Atkins.

Atkins (6’3/321) was a two-year starter on the Bulldogs’ defensive front, managing 3.5 career tackles for loss and zero sacks as a space eater who created avenues for playmaker LBs Roquan Smith and Lorenzo Carter. Big bodied and long armed (34") but a sub-first-percentile athlete, Atkins is an old-school, one-trick-pony run stopper with no pass-rush value. He’d do well to carve out a Kyle Love-like career.
May 2 - 8:57 PM

Browns signed Georgia DT Trenton Thompson.

Thompson (6’3/288) was a surprise entrant into the draft after struggling with a right MCL injury for most of his junior year, causing his production to dip from 9.5 tackles for loss and five sacks as a sophomore to 3.5 TFLs and no sacks in 2017. Thompson showed he was back to full health in Indy, registering top-ten SPARQ results among defensive linemen at the Combine. A five-star high school recruit who was just hitting his stride pre-injury, Thompson is an exciting gap-shooter prospect for a three-technique role.
May 2 - 8:15 PM

Texans signed Georgia OLB Davin Bellamy.

Bellamy (6’4/255) was a two-year starter on the Bulldogs’ defense, tallying 22 career tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and four forced fumbles alongside Lorenzo Carter and Raquon Smith. Although Bellamy was a useful college edge player, he doesn’t stand out athletically and lacks both run-defense stoutness and pass-rush burst to offer more than special teams upside in the pros.
May 2 - 7:07 PM


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