“I am standing with you all.”

If you haven’t read Chris Conley’s remarkable farewell letter, take a minute to do so.  After all, he wrote it to you.

Calling him a Damn Good Dawg almost doesn’t do him justice.

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40 responses to ““I am standing with you all.”

  1. pete

    Conley = Class

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  2. JG Shellnutt

    I love that kid.

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  3. Irishdawg

    I hope he doesn’t get drafted by the Saints or the Patriots, because I’m going to have to root for whichever NFL team gets this kid.

    He really is a credit to the team and the school

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  4. aristoggle

    He has raised the DGD bar. Can we retire his number?

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  5. My family’s favorite Dawg – he’s what it means to bleed red and black

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    • If Arthur Blank doesn’t find a way to draft him, shame on the Falcons’ organization. A metro Atlanta kid who played at UGA who considers Atlanta as home … what better story than that? If the Falcons draft a receiver with Conley still on the board, I will officially be done with them.

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      • James Stephenson

        With his 40 time, there is a chance he could go first or second round, there is no chance the Falcons can spend a first or second on a WR.

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        • James, that’s my point. If Conley is on the board when the Falcons select their first wide receiver and don’t select him, I’m done with them. If he’s already off the board and they decide to go WR, fine.

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          • James Stephenson

            Ah, I could live with that, I hope he is still around for the 4th or 5th round pick. At that point I could see Atlanta taking him, he is a high character guy, which arthur likes.

            But Atlanta is going to lose a draft pick from the artificial noise. And their first 2 picks need to be defense period.

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            • Irishdawg

              Wait a sec, the Falcons are going to lose a draft pick and the Patriots aren’t? I guess the NFL believes that nonsense about some equipment guy randomly screwing with the game balls on his own initiative? Jesus.

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  6. Conley just turned the DGD meter up to 11.

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  7. Bob

    Simply a remarkable young man.

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  8. Scorpio Jones, III

    The epitome of Dawgaciousness. Gone, but never forgotten. Thanks for the goosebumps Chris.

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  9. gastr1

    I’m bursting with pride to have that man as a fellow alumnus. One of the best.

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  10. David K

    Jim Rome had him on yesterday. It was a great interview and Rome loved him. They talked more about the Star Wars movie than anything else. Somebody in the NFL is going to get a great guy.

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  11. Spike

    What a breath of fresh air in today’s society! Good Luck Chris! You will go far in life with that attitude.

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  12. Russ

    He will do big things.

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  13. RocketDawg

    A coworkers son played with him in HS and when he signed with UGA he told me we were getting a good one. His words were “you don’t have to worry about him getting into trouble because his Mom would kill him and he is smart enough to go there on a full academic scholarship”. I’d say we did get a good one, thanks #31 for all that you have contributed and best wishes for the future.

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  14. CannonDawg

    Prepare yourself for twenty years, Chris, and then do your nation a great service by taking up residence in the White House. God knows we need your voice and example in public life. And the thought of a Georgia Bulldog as POTUS is rather enticing.

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  15. VoxDawg

    The Class is strong with this one….

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  16. Cojones

    He is a young man with a wonderful mind. We don’t get to see that very often in our lives. While we think in differing terms what “going far” means, it is easy to predict he will take a differing path that most of us could never contemplate.

    He brings great credit to our University with his thoughtfulness and letting us know that part of his emotions and heart are left behind is his signature. We won’t miss him because he has invited those of us who wish, to travel with him.

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  17. JTP

    I swear to god, reading the ajc comments section… it really makes you realize that there are probably way more morons than not.

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  18. charlottedawg

    Seems like just yesterday he was plucking the ball out of the air for the first down that sealed the Florida game and Amarlo drilled the running back earlier which almost resulted in a safety.

    Lots of DGDS in the outgoing senior class

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    • Dawg Vegas

      My first memory of him as a DGD.

      After the 2012 game my wife and I took our time leaving the stadium, and as we walked around the back, by where the players went out to the buses, we saw #31 greet his family. It warms your heart to see these warriors have emotional moments like that.

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  19. HamDawg11

    I took my kids to the fan day with Greene and Stinchcomb and got the opportunity to meet a lot of current and former Dawgs, including Conley. He had just returned from SEC Media Days in Bham, so I wasn’t expecting him to be there, but he was. He was among the first to arrive and was the last player to leave. He and Herrera were gracious and humble with everyone they interacted with, especially the kids. I made a point to my boys to recognize how special these two young men are. There were a lot of current players who weren’t there, but Conley and Herrera represented the team and UGA with the highest degree of class.

    Best of luck to y’all going forward.
    Go Dawgs!!!

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  20. AusDawg85

    “I know you take a great deal of heat for many things, but I am thankful for the coach that you are and even more so for the man that you are. You are a true builder of men and a damn good football coach.”

    A “reality” that totally escapes about 15% of the crowd around here.

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  21. Debby Balcer

    Love this what a great representative of the Bulldog nation. He is a true role model. Another DGD is Benjamin Watson. I wish Conley success where ever he lands.

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  22. Athens Dog

    DAMN GOOD DOG Simple

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  23. godawg

    If we had 85 on scholarship with his discipline, work ethic, good manners, values and class, what would the AJC have to write about?

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  24. collegepark1878

    It has been an honor and a blessing to have him represent UGA both on and off the field. I wish every success.

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  25. Spectacular letter. I am so glad he is a fellow alumnus.

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