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Privacy Policy
Last Updated: August 4, 2014

Thank you for visiting this website, which is operated by an Affiliate of Cox Media Group, LLC (“CMG”). This site is one of a network of ad-supported sites operated by Affiliates of CMG each of which also operates a local newspaper, a local television station or a local radio station (each a “CMG Affiliate Site” and, collectively, the “CMG Network of Sites”). Each CMG Affiliate Site has adopted this privacy statement to the extent applicable. “Affiliate” means a company controlling, controlled by or under common control with another company.

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The Google Analytics tool uses “cookies” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. At any time, you may choose to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. 

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Data Collected in Connection with Ad Serving and Targeting. We use third-party Service Providers, such as ad networks, to serve advertising to you when you use our Service or use other sites or applications. These Service Providers may use information about your activities while you navigate through and use this Service and other web sites and applications (and that the Service Providers collect through cookies) to provide you with advertisements about products and services that they think may be of interest to you. The information used by these Service Providers for these purposes generally does not identify you personally (in other words, the Service Providers are not usually using your name, address, email address, or phone number for these purposes, although they may use your IP address, your geographic location, or your device’s unique identifier). You can learn more about such data collection practices, and/or opt out of any use by our Service Providers’ of cookies to tailor advertising to your interests, by visiting aboutads.info.

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Why We Collect Information From You. Like any business, it's important for us to know our customers -- their needs, their likes, what they want and expect from us. Unlike most businesses, however, we deliver a valuable product to our customers without asking for anything in return. Since we make most of this Service available without charge to you, we rely heavily on advertisers to produce the income necessary to operate our Service. Advertisers are like most people: They expect something in return for the money they spend. They want to know how many people will see their ad and how often our users are looking at their ads on our Service -- in other words, how effective their ad is likely to be. So it's important that we be able to tell advertisers who our audience is. Except as expressly set forth in this privacy statement, we will not provide, sell or rent to any third party any personally identifying information that we collect from you through your use of this Service.

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Sites to Which We Link. Our Service includes links to plenty of other websites, and provides access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we don't control. When you access another site or purchase products or services or conduct other transactions through their sites, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy statement of the operator of the site you're visiting or the provider of such products or services.

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When you purchase products and/or services through our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain information, including your contact details (such as your name, address, telephone and email), and your billing information (such as your credit card number and the date that your card expires). We may also ask you to provide additional information such as unique identifiers (such as your date of birth), and registration information (login name and password).

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DATA SECURITY

All information gathered through our Service is stored within database(s) operated by us or by a Service Provider on our behalf. We and/or our Service Providers secure the personally identifying information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For e-commerce transactions where you provide sensitive financial data (e.g., credit card information) to us via this Service, we transmit your billing information using encryption. Encryption scrambles your credit card number and personal information. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.

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This Service is not directed at children under the age of 13, and we won't knowingly allow anyone under age 13 to register with our Service or to provide any other personally identifying information. If you’re under 13, please do not provide us with any personally identifying information about yourself (such as your name, your email address or your phone number). If we become aware that we have collected any personally identifying information from a user under the age of 13, we will remove such information from our records as soon as possible.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT

We may change the terms of this privacy statement or introduce new terms and conditions from time to time, in which case we will post an updated version of this privacy statement on this Service and will update the “Last Updated” date above to reflect the date the changes take effect. By continuing to use this Service after we post any such changes, you accept this privacy statement, as modified.

Latest Bulldog News

  • ATHENS – It’s one of the worst feelings in football, and one of the inherent risks of playing defensive back. Your job is to make sure, above all else, that these fleet-footed wide receivers don’t get behind the defense. When they do, you’re left to make the run of shame. That is, you can’t just stop and stand right there where have been beaten. You must run behind as a conquered foe, trailing hopelessly behind the triumphant wideout as he strides into the end zone. That happened twice to the Georgia Bulldogs in their last game out. Each time, Missouri’s Emanuel Hall cruised untouched into the end zone with UGA’s defensive backs chasing helplessly behind. He had two 63-yard touchdowns in the first half against Georgia. As a result, the Tigers were tied 21-all midway through the second quarter. Senior cornerback Aaron Davis was left to make the run of shame after that first one. That does not, however, mean that the touchdown was his fault. “It was just a communication issue between us three, me, (nickelback) Tyrique (McGhee) and (safety) J.R. Reed. So, it’s just something we’ve got to clean up and make sure we’re all on the same page so those kinds of things don’t happen again.” That will be especially important this Saturday in Jacksonville. The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (7-0, 4-0 SEC) face the Florida Gators (3-3, 3-2) in their annual scrum along the St. Johns River. While Florida’s offense has often found itself the butt of a lot of jokes this year – it’s ranked in the bottom half of the league the last two seasons — one thing the Gators do well is chuck the ball deep and go get it. Entering Saturday’s game at EverBank Field, Florida has recorded 14 plays pass plays of 20 or more yards, including four of more than 40 yards. You may remember one of them. Redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks connected with Tyrie Cleveland for a 63-yard, game-winning TD pass as time expired to beat Tennessee 26-20 on Sept. 23rd. Including all plays, scoring or otherwise, the Gators have gained 25 or more yards 25 times. Georgia’s defenders label those as “explosive plays.” And giving up those plays is the supreme no-no on any defense. “They have tremendous wideouts,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Monday. “They’ve probably got the best wideout group we’ve faced, combined with the fact that their quarterback has one of the strongest arms I’ve ever seen. I knew Feleipe well in high school. I recruited him, so I know the arm talent that he has. I mean, they have tape. They saw the Missouri game.” Georgia’s has spent a lot of time going over that videotape as well. While the Tigers’ two deep balls look incredibly similar, the breakdowns weren’t the same. In the first instance, the Bulldogs were in a two-deep zone and Davis thought he’d have help over the top. But Reed, a first-year starter, was slow getting outside the hash marks after being drawn to a post route that was already double-covered over the middle. On the second, Georgia was in a “thirds coverage.” McGhee was simply blown past in a one-on-one matchup and safety Dominick Sanders was not able to get over to help in time. Those are scenarios that the Bulldogs have gone over and over in the days since. “That’s something we go over every game; Florida’s no different,” said Davis, a senior with 37 career starts. “We just know that they’ve had a lot of big plays this year as far as explosive passes. It’s something they stress in their offense, something they look for and count on every single game. So that’s something that we have to pay attention to.” That’s especially important considering the dynamics of this year’s game between these two traditional SEC East powers. Florida’s championship hopes essentially have been dashed, and will be unequivocally with a loss to the Bulldogs. Basically, the Gators have nothing to lose. As for Franks, he’s not quite as well known in these parts and certainly is a work and progress, but he has shown great potential. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound quarterback from Crawfordville, Fla., was a 4-star prospect and Elite 11 finalist coming out of high school. He was pressed into starting duty after senior Luke Del Rio went down with a shoulder injury. The Gators offensive cause hasn’t been helped by the loss of their top two play-making threats. Both wide receiver Antonio Callaway and running back Jordan Scarlett are among those players suspended for the credit-card fraud scandal that has ensnared that team. But as always, Florida has plenty of speed an athleticism to turn to. Brandon Powell (16-149) and Cleveland (15-326) lead four receivers with 11 or more catches, and 14 different players have caught passes for the Gators. Between the fact that Georgia looks most vulnerable in that area and that Florida has some proficiency in that area, look for the Gators to try to attack vertically. That’s what the Bulldogs are expecting. “We know what we’re in for,” Smart said. “We have to do a good job covering those guys. The toughest part is they’re a lot more physical up front and bigger than, say, Missouri was. So it’s going to be a task. We’ve got to do a tremendous job defensively against a good quarterback and a group of wideouts that are very talented.” As always, Georgia can’t be overly guarded against the deep ball. In each of the last three games, the Gators won by running the ball more effectively. They have that capability as well. Freshman Malik Davis has burst onto the scene this season and leads Florida with 506 yards rushing. He has also caught six passes. But the key for the Bulldogs this Saturday is going to be keeping all those play-makers in front of them. “They’ve shown that they can take the top off of defenses this year,” Davis said. “So we’ve got to do a good job as far as communicating and being sharp and being good on our techniques to not give up those plays.” The post Missouri showed Florida the way past UGA defense is over the top appeared first on DawgNation.
  • The No. 3 ranked Georgia Bulldogs still have a couple of home games left on their 2017 schedule, and today they learned the kickoff time for one of them. When Eastern Division rival South Carolina travels between the hedges on November 4th to play the Bulldogs, the two teams will kick off at 3:30pm and air on CBS.  The game will not be the featured Game of the Week that usually airs on CBS every week, being as the network opted for a double header. Instead, LSU at Alabama will air on the network at 8pm with all its main announcers and sideline reporters.  The game  marks the earliest kickoff for a Georgia home game this season. 
  • ATHENS – The anxiety is palpable. It has been evident in almost every discussion I’ve had with Georgia fans the last week or so about the upcoming game against Florida in Jacksonville. “No way we lose this game, right?” “Weren’t we a big favorite when we lost in 2014?” “I bet they bring back all those suspended guys for this game, won’t they?” The paranoia of the UGA fan base understandable, considering the tortuous existence they’ve endured when it comes to the Florida series the last couple of decades. Fortunately for them, the players themselves don’t share this same psychosis. Georgia is the better team in 2017. Significantly better. There’s a reason the Bulldogs are 7-0 and ranked No. 3 in the country. It’s because they’re an excellent team built on a strong running game, defense and special teams. That’s why they’ve won four SEC games by an average of 31 points apiece. And there’s a reason Florida is 3-3 this year. The Gators have one of the worst offenses in college football. They have a decent defense and they’re terrible on special teams. But they’re a highly-flawed team, fundamentally and psychologically. They shouldn’t be this bad, mind you. But any team that suspends nine players – including the leading rusher and receiver from the previous season – it’s probably going to have an impact. That’s been the case for the Gators, who have seen star receiver Antonio Callaway and running back Jordan Scarlett swept up in a credit card fraud investigation. The other players were defensive end Jordan Smith, wide receiver Rick Wells, defensive lineman Richard Desir-Jones, linebackers Ventrell Miller and James Houston, defensive lineman Keivonnis Davis and offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort. No returning starters there, but some might’ve been, and it’s an obvious hit to depth. Still, the Gators aren’t awful. They’ve lost their last two SEC games by a total of three points to a pair of pretty good teams, LSU (17-16) and Texas A&M (19-17). Georgia fans have no doubt seen that and that has given them the heebie-jeebies. This is, after all, a Bulldogs’ program against which quarterback Treon Harris is 2-0. Harris, if you haven’t kept up, is now at Tennessee State. So it’s understandable if Georgia fans are a bit gun shy. They’ve been burned too many times not be wary as they head south again to their beach condos for the 86th renewal of this series in Jacksonville. While there are a lot of good memories down there on the banks of ol’ St. Johns River, there are more bad ones in recent years. The Gators have won 21 of the last 27 down there on the First Coast. That’s since Steve Spurrier showed up in 1990. The series certainly has evened up in recent years, with each team winning three over the last six. Then again, it has been Florida that has won the last three, and it could be argued that it didn’t have the best team in all of those years. In fact, it hasn’t had the proverbial best team in a lot of those years. The Gators certainly didn’t in 2014. In fact, they were 11.5-point underdogs that season. You may recall that Florida rushed 60 times for 418 yards in that game, with Kelvin Taylor and Matt Jones going for 197 and 192, respectively. Yeah, that one smarted. And it was also extremely costly. It sent Missouri, which Georgia had beaten 34-0 earlier in the year, to the SEC championship game. The Gators finished 7-5 with a .500 conference record and coach Will Muschamp got fired. I hate to bring it up, but the Bulldogs even managed to lose two times to Ron Zook in the three short years he was Florida’s coach. And Georgia went 34-6 and played for two SEC championships during that span. The most painful loss this century for sure was 2002. Terrence Edwards is unfortunately remembered for the drop of a wide-open pass with a little over two minutes to play that should have at least tied the game that Georgia eventually lost 20-13. But that was a game of many missed opportunities for the Bulldogs, including two missed field goals by Billy Bennett, a D.J. Shockley pick-6 and a costly personal foul by George Foster. The loss did not cost Georgia the chance of winning the SEC championship, which it did, but ultimately it cost it that chance to play for a national title. The Bulldogs finished 13-1. The Bulldogs also favored when they lost 26-24 in 1992 and in 2005 when Shockley had to sit out with an injured knee. Otherwise, though, Florida usually had the better team. That was certainly the case last year when the No. 14 Gators prevailed 24-10. Again, Florida proved the more physical team when it came to running the football. While it had only 100 yards on the ground that day, the Bulldogs managed just 21 on 19 carries. And that’s pretty much what it always comes down to in this series. The tougher, more physical team is going to emerge victorious. Get this stat: During the current three-game losing streak, Georgia has recorded eight rushing first downs. Eight! In three seasons! That means the Bulldogs have been facing a lot of third-and-medium downs and third-and-longs on offense. That cannot happen this year. And it will not happen this year. The difference in this year’s matchup and so many of those others in this series is the Bulldogs’ senior leadership. For me this game comes down to those seven seniors who mean so much to Georgia’s team – Davin Bellamy, Lorenzo Carter, Nick Chubb, Aaron Davis, Sony Michel, Dominick Sanders and Isaiah Wynn. Chief among them is the tailback Chubb. He hasn’t had great career numbers against Gators – though he did have 156 in ’14 – he certainly didn’t walk away from NFL money and come back for his final year of eligibility to leave 0-4 against Florida. He had 20 yards on nine carries in Jacksonville last season. I know Chubb and his teammates are going to be laser-focused on him finishing with at least five times that this season. And if Chubb does run for 100 yards, I’ll guarantee you here and now the Bulldogs will leave victorious. The fact is, Georgia is a much better football team. We’ve seen that with our eyes and we see it on the stat sheet. We’re seeing now that the Bulldogs’ win at Notre Dame was a certified big deal. Mississippi State’s 45-7 victory over Kentucky this past Saturday validates as impressive what Georgia did to the Maroons earlier this year. But don’t go telling your Georgia friends that. They don’t want to hear it. They’ll believe it when they see it. And, you know what? They’ll see it Saturday. The post The paranoia is palpable for Georgia fans when it comes to Florida series appeared first on DawgNation.