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    Feleipe Franks threw a costly interception just after the Gators stopped Miami on defense. The camera immediately cut to Steve Spurrier. The former Florida coach was less than impressed by what the Florida quarterback did on first down no less. Steve Spurrier watching Feleipe Franks play Quarterback pic.twitter.com/VsR8B6yKPx Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) August 25, 2019 The interception was Franks' second of the game. He also had a fumble in the redzone earlier in the game as well. Franks did score three touchdowns, including a go-ahead rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Gators the lead. But this has not been a great night for the Florida quarterback. Franks has also been seen chirping with fans on the sideline during the game. It has been an incredibly sloppy game from both Florida and Miami. The Florida defense has bailed out the Gators offense, as Florida has sacked Miami quarterback Jarren Williams 9 times. The Gators and Bulldogs meet on Nov. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. If the Franks plays like he did against the Hurricanes, Georgia should be celebrating a third-straight win over the Gators. The post LOOK: Steve Spurrier has priceless reaction to Feleipe Franks interception appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Florida played poorly in the first half of its season-opener against Miami. The Gators trailed 13-7, giving a touchdown just before halftime. Florida also fumbled the ball twice, including once in the red zone. Georgia fans loved watching the Gators struggle in the first half, as Florida is seen as the top threat to the Bulldogs in the SEC East. The post Georgia football fans laughing at Florida's poor first half appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ORLANDO, Fla. Florida has not yet received a ruling on the eligibility of former Georgia football outside linebacker Brenton Cox. Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin told DawgNation that Florida is still waiting for more information on the appeal that has been filed for Cox to have immediate eligibility. White Cox won't dress or play against Miami in the Gators' 7 p.m. Saturday opener against Miami, he has worked hard to impress his new teammates in Gainesvillefrom all indications. A recent social media post provided evidence of Cox's positive mindset. All these shots I'm takin, they must not know I'm Bulletproof #Themanforever pic.twitter.com/t7gfnJhI70 Brenton Cox Jr. (@Brenton_cox) August 12, 2019 Cox's transfer from Georgia was a whirlwind. The former 5-star recruit from Stockbridge, Ga., was signing autographs at UGA's Fan Day on Aug. 3, reportedly parted from the team on Aug. 4, announced his transfer on Aug. 5 and was signing autographs at Florida Fan Day on Aug. 10. RELATED: Brenton Cox enters transfer portal Georgia coach Kirby Smart seemed to take the Cox transfer in stride when asked about it on Aug. 10, Smart's first media availability after the transfer took place. ' Concerns? I don't know about that,' Smart said. 'Brenton chose to withdraw from the University of Georgia, going into the portal. He's now at another SEC institution so we wish him nothing but the best and we appreciate his contributions while he was here.' The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Cox had 20 tackles and a sack last season, appearing in 13 of the Bulldogs' 14 games. Cox had a career-high six tackles in the 28-21 Sugar Bowl loss to Texas, making his only career start in place of injured All-SEC linebacker D'Andre Walker. It was a tough season for Cox, who struggled with containment responsibilities, most notably after Walker was injured in the SEC Championship Game before Alabama's comeback. Things grew more challenging for Cox in the spring, when he was arrested on April 2 for misdemeanor marijuana possession. RELATED: Brenton Cox speaks out after marijuana arrest Georgia coach Kirby Smart disciplined Cox and Robert Beal who was also arrested on misdemeanor possession in part by making them run steps during a scrimmage. RELATED: Details emerge on misdemeanor arrest of Brenton Cox The Bulldogs have not had any off-field incidents reported since. For Cox, it may prove to be as simple as needing a fresh start. Cox has impressed his new teammates in Florida's fall camp. 'Elusive guy, great off the ball,' tailback Lamical Perine told Florida's Rivals.com site, Gators Territory. 'He's just a guy we glad to have, and he came from Georgia, so I'm pretty sure they kind of salty about that. Hey, we'll take him. He's a great guy.' Receiver Trevon Grimes was even more impressed. 'He's phenomenal; he's good, he's fast, he's quick,' Grimes said. 'He actually has some move that I've never seen before a spin move, like reversal, crazy. 'He's just gonna help our O-line get better.' No doubt, that's the sort of performance Cox's high school resume has suggested. A 2018 Under Armour All-American, Cox was named to the 2017 All-State Class 5A First Team defense by the AJC and the Associated Press. Cox was an ESPN.com five-star prospect, #11 in the ESPN 300, #8 overall prospect in the Southeast, #5 ranked DE nationally, #3 overall prospect in Georgia. RELATED: Breaking down the 8 Georgia football offseason transfers The post Former Georgia football linebacker Brenton Cox won't dress for Florida-Miami game appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Saturday is the final day of practice before the Bulldogs first game week of the season against Vanderbilt. We've compiled our notes from interviews and discussions we've had about the Georgia football program this past week What we learned about Georgia football during its final week of fall camp Quarterback:The name to know this week is Nathan Priestly. He's a walk-on quarterback who comes to Georgia all the way from Los Angeles. You might not know too much about him, given his walk-on status, but Kirby Smart raved about him following the second Georgia scrimmage. 'I'm telling you guys, he's a good player,' Smart said. 'When you watch him take his reps with the (third team), the way he functions and manages the offense, we're lucky to have him.' The reason he is working with the third team is that freshman quarterback D'Wan Mathis has still not been cleared for contact following his brain surgery in May. That means that Priestly will likely make the 70-man travel roster for the Vanderbilt game. In the past, Georgia has carried three quarterbacks on the travel roster. Running back:James Cook might be the most over-qualified fourth-string running back in the country. Cook was ranked as the No. 41 overall prospect in the 2018 class. But it seems like he's stuck behind the likes of D'Andre Swift, Brian Herrien and Zamir White. But Smart assured reporters this week that Cook who is noticeably bigger than he was a season ago has had a very strong preseason camp and made significant strides from his freshman season. 'Much more consistent with his pass pro,' Smart said of Cook. 'Much more consistent with his ability to break tackles and make runs. Last year he was just kind of feeling his way through. He didn't understand motions and shifts and all the different things. 'Now, he's much more consistent and he's had an opportunity to show that. I feel like James has had a really good camp.' Related: Kirby Smart explains benefit of multiple 1,000-yard rushers Even with all the talent in front of him, Cook will still have a role to play within the Georgia offense this year, as well as a possible punt and/or kick returner. Given that it seems like Georgia will be managing the workload of Swift, Cook could get some extra work as a third-down back as well. Wide receiver:We learned this week of one starter in the wide receiver corps. And it isn't one of the former 5-star prospects in the room. Smart declared that senior Tyler Simmons will be a starter when the Bulldogs take on Vanderbilt. 'Tyler Simmons is a starter for us, assuming he's healthy and ready to go, but outside of him there's battles at every one of those positions: the slot, the receiver opposite him, the two-deep at receiver. It's everyday,' Smart said. 'Guys rotate positions and play all kinds of positions. 'Tyler's probably a little bit ahead of the other guys just in terms of experience, but outside of that, it's wide open.' Simmons is Georgia's leading returning receiver, though he had just 9 receptions a season ago. The senior wide receiver has long been praised for his blocking ability as well as straight-line speed. Tight ends: Not much talk about the tight ends this week. Expect the Bulldogs to bring four tight ends with them to Vanderbilt. Charlie Woerner, John Fitzpatrick and Eli Wolf are locks to make the trip. Look for Brett Seither to be the fourth tight end, given that fellow freshman Ryland Goede is playing with a club on his hand. Offensive line: One of the big takeaways from practice this week was that offensive lineman Cade Mays repped with the first team at right guard in every practice the media was allowed to watch. It could mean something, it might also indicate nothing, as Ben Cleveland could just as easily start in the opener against Vanderbilt. Mays will function as the sixth offensive lineman, meaning if another member of the line gets hurt, Mays would slide into their spot and Cleveland would move to right guard if Mays wins the starting job. Related: WATCH: Versatile Georgia football offensive lineman Cade Mays elevating game Mays spoke to reporters this week and added he is perfectly comfortable moving around the offensive line. 'I like being that useful, if anything happens, I'm the guy that can be plugged in,' Mays said. 'It has helped knowing the center spot and learning the offense and what everyone is doing. 'I think it's helped me pick my game up and elevated it to a new level.' Defensive line:David Marshall met with reporters on Friday night and gave some pretty telling details about his injury last season as well as his status for the opener against Vanderbilt. Marshall had Lisfranc surgery on his foot following the Vanderbilt game in 2018. The surgery ended up keeping him out for the remainder of the season. As for this upcoming Vanderbilt game, Marshall still seemed unsure if he was going to be able to play for the Bulldogs. 'Hey, we'll see. I'm working on it now. Practice makes perfect so we'll see next Saturday,' Marshall said. Outside linebackers:We wrote an in-depth story on junior outside linebacker Jermaine Johnson on Thursday. When speaking with Smart, he explained that Johnson had made some improvement from the team's first scrimmage to its second. But also detailed that Johnson has been hobbled by an ankle injury. This comes after he arrived at Georgia with a foot injury and had an ankle injury in the spring. Smart also gave an update on where Johnson stands on the crowded Georgia outside linebacker depth chart. 'He's fighting for opportunities to get reps,' Smart said of Johnson. 'He's fighting with Azeez, Walter, Nolan, Robert. I mean there's some dudes competing over there. And Adam.' Inside linebackers: With all the talk about Nakobe Dean this fall, it might seem like 2018 signees Quay Walker and Channing Tindall have been lost in the shuffle. The reality is that they haven't. Smart said Tindall will be one of Georgia's top special teams players this year as well as a third-down linebacker. Related: How Channing Tindall and Tyrique McGhee are perfect representations of the new Georgia Smart was much more effusive of Walker this week as well, praising the progress the sophomore has made. 'Quay has improved immensely. He's in competition to play or start,' Smart said. 'He's very instinctive. He's a good blitzer. Quay has improved a lot from last year.' Defensive backs:For a majority of the time this year, Georgia will play with five defensive backs on the field. They'll have two corners, two safeties and a STAR, which is essentially a hybrid between a corner and a safety. The main guys in competition for this fifth defensive back are junior Mark Webb, redshirt freshman Divaad Wilson and junior William Poole. 'Sometimes you've got to go with the hot hand and sometimes you've got to go with the guy who had the best week of practice, but the good thing is, you can't relax because the guy behind you is just as good as you and he's trying to get a winning job too,' Smart said. Poole's been in that mix too, but Mark and Divaad are a little bit bigger and a little bit more physical. Related: How Mark Webb's rough' start helped prepare him to be a key piece of the Georgia defense More Georgia football stories from around DawgNation Colorful and caring, Georgia O-Lineman Isaiah Wilson also among most improved WATCH: Georgia Gator Haters' share hilarious social media reactions on Florida-Miami College GameDay host David Pollack explains why Georgia will derail Alabama-Clemson Don't count out Brian Herrien in battle to become UGA's next 1,000-yard rusher Official Florida Twitter account gets roasted for mistaken Game day' tweet Zamir White among 4 Georgia players on FWAA Freshman watch list WATCH: Kirby Smart explains benefit of having multiple 1,000-yard rushers Georgia football practice: D'Andre Swift jersey watch (red) in full effect The post What we learned about Georgia football before start of college football season appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS: Georgia's biggest offensive lineman is also the most colorful and caring, according to one of his best friends. 'I've never a person who cares so much, he cares so much about the well-being of others and he always puts others before himself,' UGA sophomore offensive lineman Cade Mays said. 'He has a great personality, he's funny, (and) you're just drawn to him.' RELATED: Friday practice report reflects missing O-Lineman Redshirt sophomore Isaiah Wilson, a 6-foo-7, 340-pound right tackle, is also one of the most improved players on the team, according to Kirby Smart. 'I'm pleased with him as a leader, (and) he's really played with more consistency because I think he's in better shape,' Smart said. 'He doesn't get tired and winded and give up cheap sack. He just plays more consistent. 'I think he's bought into the whole culture of I've got to be a great player.' If he wants to be a great player, he's got to eat, he's got to sleep, he's got to get off his phone at night. He's got to do all the things required to be a good player and we are trying to get the aggregate marginal gains which is a little bit better at everything.' RELATED: SEC Expert breaks down Great Wall,' critical of Isaiah Wilson Wilson said he's made a concerted effort to get better in the film room, too. 'I've become a student of the game,' Wilson said. 'I like to see what what's happening before it happens, see the blitzes before they come, read my keys and know what to do before the ball is even snapped.' As for the physical changes, Wilson stated: 'My arms are bigger, my legs are bigger, my stomach is smaller, that's how we did that one.' Wilson, one of three former FWAA Freshman All-American on the Georgia line, said he enjoys being a part of an offensive line unit some believe ranks among the best in recent history. 'It's fun, but we don't feed too much into it, we know every day we have to come out and work hard,' Wilson said. 'The Great Wall sounds fun, and it's a great thing to joke about and have fun with our guys and build camaraderie, but we're here to work. 'We have a very high ceiling here, we have tons and tons of talent from the ones, to the twos to the threes.' Georgia football fall camp Lawrence Cager attacking each day D'Andre Swift jersey watch in full effect Versatile Cade Mays elevating his game, puts rough recruitment behind New DC Dan Lanning impressing early in fall camp Kenny McIntosh stands out in Scrimmage Two Kirby Smart breaks down 'spirited' Scrimmage Two Georgia football injury updates, post-Scrimmage Two Could RB James Cook be biggest UGA surprise? J.R. Reed says Havoc Rate is out the roof The post Colorful and caring, Georgia O-Lineman Isaiah Wilson also among most improved appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ORLANDO, Fla. The 2019 college football season opened with the same question we've been trying to answer the last four years: Can anyone stop Alabama or Clemson? The Tigers and the Tide have owned the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 the past 55 game weeks dating back to Nov. 1, 2015, per ESPN's Brad Edwards. The post College GameDay host David Pollack explains why Georgia will derail Alabama-Clemson appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ORLANDO, Fla. The 2019 college football season opened with the same question we've been trying to answer the last four years: Can anyone stop Alabama or Clemson? The Tigers and the Tide have owned the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 the past 55 game weeks dating back to Nov. 1, 2015, per ESPN's Brad Edwards. Further, Clemson and Alabama have met in the College Football Playoffs the past four years. RELATED: David Pollack tells DawgNation no concern' with offense Georgia football starts this season No. 3, but ESPN GameDay analyst and former Bulldogs legend David Pollack believes UGA can interrupt the Alabama-Clemson show this season. 'It's Georgia, you've got Kirby Smart who has stacked recruiting class on top of recruiting class,' Pollack said on the College GameDay set at Disney World on Saturday. 'I think that their defense is going to be as good as you've seen their defense in the last couple of years, because they have a legitimate pass rush.' The Bulldogs' confidence and returning talent, Pollack said, is key. 'They're not scared,' Pollack said . 'If you go against Tua (Tagovailoa) and Trevor (Lawrence) you have to have a quarterback, Jake Fromm has been there and done that, you're going to have to have skills, they have running backs, they've got the best offensive line in the country. 'I think Georgia is the next team on the cusp right now.' Desmond Howard said Texas A&M could also derail Alabama and/or Clemson when they meet during the regular season. 'But,' Howard said, 'Georgia, too, because I like Georgia. SEC Championship Game, they might knock Alabama off.' Pollack also said he believes D'Andre Swift will be the Bulldogs' player garnering the most attention this season and be a factor in the Heisman Trophy race. 'I don't think it's Jake Fromm, I think it's Swift,' Pollack said when preseason Heisman Trophy talk came up on the set on Saturday. 'He's got the ability to make those Wow' plays and he's got an offensive line that are just a bunch of hulking dudes.' That said, Pollack picked Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence to win the Heisman Trophy. Pollack, himself an award winner with the Lombardi, Lott, Bednarik and Ted Hendricks Awards, pointed out the Tigers' have never had a Heisman winner and will need to score more points this season. Georgia football fall camp Practice report: Running back missing, Nakobe Dean back B ig target Lawrence Cager sounds off on transfer D'Andre Swift jersey watch in full effect Versatile Cade Mays elevating his game, puts rough recruitment behind New DC Dan Lanning impressing early in fall camp Kenny McIntosh stands out in Scrimmage Two Kirby Smart breaks down 'spirited' Scrimmage Two Georgia football injury updates, post-Scrimmage Two Could RB James Cook be biggest UGA surprise? J.R. Reed says Havoc Rate is out the roof The post College GameDay host David Pollack explains why Georgia will derail Alabama-Georgia appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Georgia football fans crave a national championship, and this season might be the year their wait comes to an end. However, the first step toward making that happen is for UGA coach Kirby Smart to lead the Bulldogs to a third-straight SEC East title. With that in mind, DawgNation is proud to present in partnership with Georgia's Own Credit Union the 'Own the East' series. A season preview content series focused on what it will take for UGA to dominate the division once again, and possibly return to the College Football Playoff. Running backs Brian Herrien and Elijah Holyfield entered Georgia as members of the Bulldogs' 2016 class, and both competed for playing time on Kirby Smart's first team. Herrien got the initial nod supporting Nick Chubb, and playing in place of the injured Sony Michel in UGA's 2016 season opener vs. North Carolina, earning seven carries for 59 yards and a touchdown. In their second seasons in 2017, with Chubb and Michel leading UGA to the College Football Playoff, Herrien and Holyfield were lightly used at least in games. Yet Smart said it was during practices working against the first-team defense while on scout team that the pair got some valuable experience. 'Elijah and Brian, they go down and take reps against the defense each day,' Smart said then. 'They work as scout team backs because I think they need the development, so they get touches during the week. They're developing; they're getting better. They take the wear and tear off each other, and there's not really an ego in that group, so I think it's a good thing to have.' In 2018, after Chubb and Michel departed for the NFL, it was Holyfield, possibly using the experience gained in the previous year's practices, who stepped into a larger role forming an impressive duo with D'Andre Swift that maintained the legacy Chubb and Michel had established for the Bulldogs. Along the way, Holyfield rushed for 1,018 yards in 2018 performing well enough in his mind to leave school after his junior season and attempt to find a home in the NFL. Now UGA fans are left to wonder: who'll fill the void left by Holyfield's absence and possibly become the Bulldogs' next 1,000-yard back? Don't count out Herrien as an answer. As Smart explained, even though Holyfield was the back that emerged in the larger role last season, Herrien was still doing plenty behind the scenes just as he had the two previous seasons. 'Brian's been really consistent since being here in my opinion,' Smart said last year. 'You guys only get to see the finished product on the field and you go off results, and you go off stats I'm going off the body of work for two springs where I've seen this guy he makes guys miss in the hole. He's quick. Brian's a good runner. I don't think it's been a progression, I think since he's gotten here he's been a good football player.' Of course, it should be pointed out that replacing Holyfield even by a an experienced player such as Herrien isn't necessarily as easy as it looks. While it's true that Holyfield and Swift's combined stats last season nearly matched Chubb and Michel's from the magical 2017 season, the larger historical context explains how rare Swift and Holyfield's success together actually was. The Bulldogs pride themselves on being 'Running Back University,' and the credentials for that claim are well-established by now. However, last season was just the second time in program history UGA produced two 1,000-yard running backs in the same season 2017 being the first. In fact, even producing one 1,000-yard back is a rarer feat than some might imagine. Holyfield and Swift became the 12th and 13th members of the so-called 1,000-yard club at UGA last season, and 2018 was the fifth-consecutive season the Bulldogs produced at least one 1,000 back. However, UGA only produced seven 1,000-yard backs in the 31 years in between the most-recent streak and Herschel Walker's three-straight 1,000-yard seasons from 1980-82. Yet while 1,000-yard seasons might've been less common in the past at UGA than some might've realized, the overall caliber of running back on the current roster coupled with the perceived quality of the offensive line should provide an easier path to success this year than some previous editions of the Bulldogs might've been able to enjoy. Of course, fans have their assumptions about which running backs are most likely to travel that path, and Herrien isn't always the first name mentioned due at least in part to Herrien's recruiting profile, which was far smaller than other backs on the Bulldogs' roster. For instance, Zamir White who has emerged as a fan favorite in his attempt to return after ACL tears on both knees over the last two seasons was the nation's No. 1 running back for the class of 2018. Another UGA running back, James Cook, seemingly also gets more attention than Herrien possibly due to Cook's status as the former No. 3 all-purpose back in the 2018 class, and the fact that Cook's brother, Dalvin, was a star running back at Florida State before becoming a member of the Minnesota Vikings. The lack of attention for Herrien in comparison to his more-famous teammates might actually be a motivating force for him. He tweeted over the offseason about being overlooked coming out of high school. 'I didn't have [three], [four] or [five] stars nor did I care to get them,' Herrien said. 'I played on my football team and made it to Georgia with [zero] stars.' That reference to 'stars' the common measurement used for recruits by national scouting services is similar to a message Herrien delivered after signing with the Bulldogs. 'Now the people that slept on me get to see what they really missed out on,' Herrien told DawgNation at the time. This season might be the moment Herrien gets to show the world what he meant with those words. Smart seems to think that's a possibility. He offered some praise for Herrien after the G-Day scrimmage in April. 'Brian's a good back,' Smart said. 'Brian's gotten better. I've seen Brian you've got to remember he's been here several springs so I've seen a lot of body of work from Brian. He's got a really good skillset of catching the ball and he's got a good understanding of the offense.' Of course, Smart has also acknowledged the depth at Herrien's position. And while it's true Herrien's experience could help him this season the way it seemingly helped Holyfield last year, the talent of the less-experienced backs like White and Cook will probably make it difficult to keep them off the field too. 'I want success and I want success for each one of those players. If each one of those backs has success, could you end up where nobody gets 1,000 and three or four guys get close to 1,000,' Smart said. 'A defense dictates sometimes what we do offensively because we check to certain things so you can't control it. It helps [when] you have guys who are kind of the bell cows, but I'm not past playing four backs.' The ability to possibly play four running backs is quite the luxury for UGA. Yet when the true hierarchy within the group gets established over the course of the season, don't be surprised if it's Herrien with his 'zero stars' recruiting backstory that steps up into a major role this season. The post Don't count out Brian Herrien in battle to become UGA's next 1,000-yard rusher appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ORLANDO, Fla. Georgia football is a national championship contender, but the Bulldogs' fans still place a priority on their rivalry with Florida. A Florida win over Miami in those team's 7 p.m. game in Camping World Stadium on Saturday night would seem to make an early statement about the SEC's superiority. The Gators are a 7 1/2-point favorite, but one former Georgia Bulldog is picking the upset. Former Georgia and Miami coach Mark Richt, now an analyst with the ACC Network, picked the Hurricanes to win '16-13 as the clock expires.' North Carolina and South Carolina meet next Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., in another ACC-SEC showdown. Could ACC wins over the SEC have any sort of negative effect on Georgia should the Bulldogs end up in a beauty pageant of sorts with the College Football Playoff Committee this season? The notion didn't hold water with several Georgia fans on Friday night. At least, not enough to effect how Bulldogs fans feel about the Saturday night game in Orlando, as relayed in several different forms on Twitter. Here's how the social media exchange played out: Never, ever pull for floriduh Mike!! Never, ever, ever, infinity pic.twitter.com/XuysNsl1eD Army Dawg Charlie (El Padrino) (@Army_Dawg1) August 24, 2019 Orlando piano bar says no! pic.twitter.com/XWfUGt8RQ8 chad ingram (@cingram912) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/HTiWPPFMAe Dr. Clemson (@mikemcmannmd) August 24, 2019 Never in my entire life will I pull for Florida https://t.co/OlSTBq8vqX HB (@Hunter_Byron3) August 24, 2019 No chance, they don't care about the SEC ties. Most GA fans have watched the Gators own them for most of their lives. If GA could beat FL about 20 years in a row. They would act like a true SEC fan. Wait a minute we're talking about FSU I mean GA fans. Trashy Tyrone960608 (@BCGator4life) August 24, 2019 Mike, find me a Georgia fan on here that would pull for Uf, and I'll show you a troll account . Especially after all the talk this offseason https://t.co/abKASYYVNY EmoryDave (@emorydave) August 24, 2019 It's better for us if they are ranked highly when we beat them, but I am a #gatorhater so ??? #GoDawgs Bamadawg1980 (@Bamadawg2000) August 24, 2019 Do #Georgia fans pull for #Florida so #SEC gets early bragging rights, or #Miami? https://t.co/hbLyOqQCPE Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith32) August 23, 2019 This will get your Dawg Card Revoked!! Never EVER root for the gators unless it's for an 'L'. https://t.co/QWd89HYzkY Bonnie Watson (@BonnieWatson01) August 24, 2019 Hell No! Not after all the crap they've talked about UGA. The Hate Is Real pic.twitter.com/GYTqyemwQM Stephen Wainwright (@StephenWain75) August 23, 2019 pic.twitter.com/Chvy74pM0f Blondie (@DaisyBlondie200) August 24, 2019 Before Mullen yes, he ruined that by flapping his gums in the off season Rocky (@rock4gadogs) August 24, 2019 You're kidding, right?!? Go Canes! pic.twitter.com/nuBM4VWLGt Denise Manley Shahan (@MommaDSha) August 23, 2019 This might b the dumbest dadgum question ever asked to UGA fans. If anyone is pulling for UF they aren't UGA fans. https://t.co/Gq3GJQPMh6 Nic Evil,Braves#Chopon#Kirbstomp#KeepPounding (@CarolinaDawgs1) August 24, 2019 I'd rather have the flu than pull for Florida. https://t.co/UsspxQEcHA David Berger (@CoachDBerger) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/860PBtl2OG Alex (@DawginNash) August 24, 2019 Pulling for UF.nah pic.twitter.com/BfbPMTRnMt tommyO (@tommyodum) August 24, 2019 @nickbeamen pic.twitter.com/2a8xyNk3pE jfallin (@klesko12) August 24, 2019 I'd probably use a cheese grater on my left nipple before I'd pull for Florida. Justin Gibbs (@justingibbs33) August 24, 2019 We're rockin with the U.. I'm a fan of the SEC, but Florida gets no love from me https://t.co/WJBE3mheO4 JB (@IamJB08) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/qisRGUQBcn GA Mike (@ga_mpl) August 23, 2019 Mike. pic.twitter.com/cjGBKwTkMu David Andrew Jackson (@Dave_JacksonUGA) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/hDUNPZAiqO Beat Vandy (@KBeck0019) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/7Oqx8kma21 Joseph Stewart (@jstewart12a) August 24, 2019 I would not p- on Florida if they were on fire. J R Bates (@JRBates44698234) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/Xsze5YU03a Quoc (@QuocLe1690) August 24, 2019 If there is a Georgia fan pulling for Florida they are not a Georgia fan. Kelly Joyce Sr. (@ChopnWoodUGA) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/fHb2F2c51n PeachsInGa (@PeachsInGa) August 24, 2019 i'll never pull for florida, not now and not in the next life. https://t.co/t1FBXgMhnA Reggie (@i_am_reggie) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/jo7uYMsOOx Cody (@803Dawg) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/Rf7rHC28qK JC (@JohnVChristie) August 23, 2019 pic.twitter.com/6MuEjaI0xC Laura Coggins (@lscoggins17) August 24, 2019 There was a time yes for the SEC. Now never, hope they lose every stinking game. Dawg4Life-Curt (@ALiferGaDawg) August 23, 2019 I never pull for Florida, ever! pic.twitter.com/xpu6BFMhWS John Anthony (@JohnAntGA1) August 23, 2019 pic.twitter.com/iA3S7KkQ9S Angela Pitts (@angela_pitts) August 23, 2019 pic.twitter.com/aVlPehofTU TalkingTheDawgs (@talkingthedawgs) August 24, 2019 NEVER!go canes! https://t.co/PubOjPB5Jb Brandon Ray (@BRRay23) August 24, 2019 https://t.co/sn4IHHGQdM pic.twitter.com/ms0ImS4vYN Ashley Baker (@ashiebaker) August 24, 2019 pic.twitter.com/ZE4gyYfmv6 Cierra (@MissKing_2009) August 24, 2019 That's gonna be a no for me . pic.twitter.com/1gWIdJlKnB Joseph Murphy (@Joseph_Murphy_) August 24, 2019 Georgia football fall camp Practice report: Running back missing, Nakobe Dean back B ig target Lawrence Cager sounds off on transfer D'Andre Swift jersey watch in full effect Versatile Cade Mays elevating his game, puts rough recruitment behind New DC Dan Lanning impressing early in fall camp Kenny McIntosh stands out in Scrimmage Two Kirby Smart breaks down 'spirited' Scrimmage Two Georgia football injury updates, post-Scrimmage Two Could RB James Cook be biggest UGA surprise? 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  • ATHENS, Ga., Georgia's returning sack leader hasn't been talked about all that much this fall. No, it wasn't Brenton Cox or Adam Anderson. And it wasn't one of the many veteran defensive linemen on the 2019 roster. It's sophomore linebacker Channing Tindall, who picked up 2.0 sacks a season ago pressuring the quarterback was a major issue for the Bulldogs and a chief concern heading into the 2019 season. But due to the strong early impressions from freshman linebacker Nakobe Dean, Tindall and fellow linebacker Quay Walker seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle. Related: Georgia football practice report: Nakobe Dean returns, running back not spotted You could say the same thing about senior defensive back Tyrqiue McGhee. Last season, McGhee was Georgia's starting STAR. He finished with 23 tackles and snarred an interception in the Florida win. But this offseason, it seems like McGhee has been jumped in the pecking order by the likes of Mark Webb and Divaad Wilson. Both of these players have shown promise and flashes in the past. But past performance isn't going to be enough to justify being a starter on this Georgia football team. Neither Tindall or McGhee have done anything wrong. In fact, Georgia coach Kirby Smart praised both when speaking on Wednesday. 'Channing's doing really well, he's explosive, he's valuable for us on third down, he's one of our top special teams players on the whole team,' Georgia coach Kirby Smart. Tindall's two sacks came in two of the biggest games of the season in 2018. His first came against Kentucky a defacto SEC East championship game and the second was against Alabama. Both sacks also occurred on third down, further showing that the sophomore from Columbia, S.C., can play a key role on third down in the past. As for McGhee, while STAR may no longer be his home Smart says he wants to get bigger at the position the senior's versatility will allow him to contribute at a number of different positions this fall. 'Tyrique is a very dominant special teams player who can play strong safety, free safety, STAR, MONEY, and corner, very unique player. A utility guy who can play a little bit of everything and we expect him to do that and he's in competition to get playing time at, really, all positions. McGhee was compared to former Georgia defensive back Aaron Davis. On the 2017 team, Davis played all across the defensive secondary as the Bulldogs mixed and matched their way to an appearance in the national championship game. Davis isn't a big name to most Georgia fans, but that comparison meant a lot to McGhee, who considered Davis to be a big brother.' It is telling that Smart mentioned both players as guys who will contribute on special teams. Players like Tyler Simmons and Richard LeCounte have used special teams as a springboard to more playing time in the past. McGhee and Tindall both do that this season. McGhee was asked about what it takes to be a 'dominant' special teams player on Friday. And his answer gave a window into how Georgia players can use special teams as an avenue to future playing time. 'I think it's a mindset. I feel like if you want to be useful and help your team, special teams is the best teams to do it,' McGhee said. 'Since high school, I've put pride in special teams. I just want to show the young guys that's how you make your name. That's how I kind of made my name here at Georgia, and then just took it on from there.' So next year, when people wonder why a former highly-rated recruit isn't playing more, think of guys like Tindall and McGhee. There's plenty of room and talent on the Georgia roster to have guys specialize in certain aspects of the defense or offense while also making significant reps on special teams. More Georgia football stories from around DawgNation Official Florida Twitter account gets roasted for mistaken Game day' tweet Zamir White among 4 Georgia players on FWAA Freshman watch list WATCH: Kirby Smart explains benefit of having multiple 1,000-yard rushers Georgia football practice: D'Andre Swift jersey watch (red) in full effect Georgia WR Lawrence Cager bought in, ready to attack every day' Kirby Smart pleased with Jermaine Johnson's jump' during fall camp 5-star LB commit Mekhail Sherman gets some long-awaited good news Long South Carolina DB Bralyn Oliver becomes first member of 2021 class The post How Channing Tindall and Tyrique McGhee are perfect representations of the new Georgia appeared first on DawgNation.