Heavy, dude.

I don’t how they’re doing with the “faster, stronger” part, but if these numbers are to be believed, the Dawgs are definitely getting bigger.

Georgia’s offensive line just got bigger. Kenarious Gates has gone from 307 pounds to 328. Justin Anderson went from 326 to 342. Cordy Glenn from 320 to 348. A.J. Harmon from 320 to 345. Chris Burnette from 300 to 313. Ben Jones from 300 to 316…

… Bruce Figgins, who is moving from tight end to fullback, went from 265 to 272.

Alec Ogletree, moved from inside linebacker to safety, is now 236 from 224. Another inside linebacker, Richard Samuel, is now listed at 243, a gain of nine pounds.

Nose guard Kwame Geathers went from 325 to 350. Ends Abry Jones from 297 to 309 and DeAngelo Tyson from 290 to 306.

Of course, this is coming from the land of Vance Cuff’s 4.24 40 time, so a degree of skepticism is warranted.  Still, I can’t help but wonder how many schools in the country deploy a 348-pound offensive right tackle.  And it looks like Geathers now weighs more than John Jenkins.

Hopefully we’ll get some first hand observations from the beat writers during spring practice about how these kids look in the flesh.

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35 responses to “Heavy, dude.

  1. JBJ

    I think the defensive philosophy has changed. Now we will try to decrease the horizontal space with our girth on the football field so that running against our d-line will be impossible!

    It will be interesting to see if this affects team speed. Hopefully it will turn into one of the bigger, stronger, faster scenarios. I would assume most of the weight gain is muscle. The thing that bothers me is the 20+ lb gains in the linemen. I don’t see how that can be all muscle.

  2. Irishdawg

    I met with Bean Anderson a few weeks ago, and he didn’t look THAT big.

    I say bulk them up as much as possible now; summer is going to whittle them down considerably.

  3. Carlton Thomas

    I’m down 7 lbs. to 163.

  4. heyberto

    Senator, a quick question about the nutrition program.. are we leading, following, or middle of the pack with that program amongst other schools? Simply put, are other schools doing what we’re doing in some form or another?

  5. Adam

    “And it looks like Geathers now weighs more than John Jenkins.”

    Correction: Jenkins, though still off campus, is up from 340 to 570 (official UGA numbers), and runs a 4.40. Also, Murray now outweighs JaMarcus Russell, but in a good way.

    This game is fun. I can see why they play it.

  6. Jim

    With meat like that on the o-line i’m surprised we needed jenkins so bad – just move one of our 350-ish o-lineman to the other side…

    of course i’ll take jenkins though.

  7. Chuck

    Y’all are right to have a little fun with this; even if the numbers are precise, it doesn’t mean much. After all, there are two ways to gain weight: muscle and fat, and only one of them is good, and even then, only if it is applied properly. Still, it’s spring…

  8. Dog in Fla

    Maybe our new team of nutritionists and Coach T decided the OL will be better off stall-fed rather than trough-fed or letting them go free-range like last year.

  9. Cousin Eddie

    Dude, a 272 lb Full back. Talk about opening a hole, 272 lbs with a head of steam, someone is going to get trucked.

  10. Cousin Eddie

    I would expect the players to lose some weight between now and the start of the season. They are going through what is called a bulking phase where they add weight, hopefully mostly muscle, to be able to increase strength. Closer to the season they will probably go to a high protein and low fat (lots of chicken breast and lean meats) diet to lose any unwanted fat. That is typically called the cutting phase. This will also include lots of cardio to increase the endurance of each player. I would look for the mat drills (or something similar) close to the start off the season. This will force the freshmen, who will play this year, and all players to, hopefully, have better stamina.

    • GreenDawg

      Chicken breasts are pretty much the only meat they eat already. Not exactly a great variety of meats at ECV. It’s either cold cuts or grilled chicken breast, and I’ve seen with my own eyes that they are going with the chicken breasts 90% of the time.

  11. Irishdawg

    The one line I hope is accurate is Ogletree’s weight. 224 is a little small to be playing LB in the SEC; 235-245 sounds much better.

  12. Boss Dawg

    Love what I’m hearing thus far. The skepticism is more than fair and healthy, but it’s a hell of a lot better than the same old same old.

  13. 69Dawg

    The best thing we can hope for is that muscle does weigh more than fat so maybe they are adding the weigh because they are going from fat to muscle.

  14. Hogbody Spradlin

    The steroid police will be in soon.

    • Pumpdawg

      Nail on the head,Hogbody. Especially if the weight being put on is muscle.
      Finger pointing and accusations are soon to follow.

      • Jose Canseco

        No way! Those guys can’t be on ‘roids. Me and the Rocket got that market cornered. Nuttin’ gets sold without goin’ through us and we ain’t sent nuttin to Athens.

  15. brad

    Vance Cuff’s 40 time at the combine: 4.58.

  16. Bad M

    You’d think weight would be pretty easy to measure accurately. If so…dang! That’s some serious P90X crap going on. Or some Weight Gainer 4000 (BEEFCAKE!!!). Maybe straight butter, but hopefully not.
    40 times depend on the finger of the guy with the stopwatch.

    • zdub

      “Follow your dreams, you can reach your goals, I’m living proof. Beefcake. BEEFCAAAAKE!!!”

      -Eric Cartman

  17. Cojones

    Aaron’s prosthetic leg is steel and weighs more.

    Butter ball Bull Dawgs! Now if they can just hold this weight until Thanksgiving….

    Coming soon. Butter Ball Bull Dawg Bowling.

  18. David

    UGA Football: Finish the Meal

  19. Cojones

    At least we can lick the plate.

  20. shane#1

    Take these weights with a grain of salt. All programs lie about the size of their players, starting with the high schools. I don’t know why because other coaches know that the listed size of players is BS. When my brother went out for HS football he was 6’1″ and 175. When he proudly showed our Dad his name listed with the Varsity he was listed at 6’2″ and 210. My dad laughed and said “Son, you have grown like hell in three weeks haven’t you.”

  21. ScoutDawg

    Whatever the facts are, one thing is true. We, all of us DawgAholics, have been clamoring for change. Well, I don’t know if they are physical specimens or fat tubs of gooo but one thing is sure, NO MORE STATUS QUO.