A little shot of Dawg porn for your morning

At GTP, we’re fond of two things in the spring, Dawg porn and tea leaf reading.  More on the latter in a sec, but here’s just a taste of the first for you:

Another spring sub-plot is who emerges at receiver to complement veteran Malcolm Mitchell. There are a number of candidates, including some veterans and incoming freshmen, but a returning walk-on has caught the eye of some.

Charlie Hegedus, who redshirted last year after transferring from N.C. State, was mentioned by quarterback Jacob Park when Park was asked who had stood out. The first player Park mentioned was Isaiah McKenzie, the standout kick returner who also plays receiver. Then Park compared McKenzie to Hegedus.

“I think Charlie Hegedus has come on strong,” Park said. “His hands are ridiculous, and his speed is close to Isaiah’s. I mean I saw them two on film (Monday) take off on go routes on opposite sides of the field, and Charlie had him by two steps for 40 yards.”

Hands and speed?  Yeah, I could go for some of that.  Where’s the cold shower?

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UPDATE:  Bonus Dawg porn from Jordan Jenkins and Lorenzo Carter!

… Jake Ganus, a senior linebacker who transferred to Georgia from the now-defunct UAB football program, is bound to get substantial playing time.

Jenkins said Ganus has already made a name for himself amongst the Bulldogs.

“I didn’t think Ganus was as fast as he was,” Jenkins said. “When we’re running sprints as linebackers, he’s up there. He’s beat me a couple times, beat Lorenzo [Carter] a couple times. He’s as fast, if not faster, than some of us. He’s not afraid to stand out from the pack.”

Carter said this year will be different for him and the other linebackers because of Ganus and the incoming freshmen.

“It’s gonna be crazy,” Carter said. “I’m not gonna have to play when I’m tired. We’ve got firepower coming off the bench.”​

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24 responses to “A little shot of Dawg porn for your morning

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    And there’s always one guy says: What about me!
    You go long.

    h/t Cosby

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  2. I still think JSW is going to be the guys opposite Mitchell. I think he dealt with some of the same challenges Marshall was dealing with last year by trusting the knee. He was a game breaker before the injury and he’s got that sprinter speed with size.

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    • tony

      If I’m not mistaken, JSW is only 5’10, so not much size. He does have that sprinter speed though.

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      • Irwin R Fletcher

        5-11, 205 according to Interwebs.

        Honestly, I think he plays bigger than 5-11. I’d be curious about his reach and, because he’s such an athlete, his vertical leaping ability. If you have a 42″ vertical and the DB only has a 40″ vertical…anyway, height is really only one factor.

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  3. Jeff Sanchez

    Hold on….Hedegus can only be compared to Michael Bennett or Kris Durham, right?

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    • SMDH

      No, no, no…Michael Greer 2.0

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      • AthensHomerDawg

        I think.Mikey was 5’9″ speedster. Great hands. Made a great amazing catch againt the Barners. And then he was gone. To Valdosta I think. And then faded from view. Never did learn why or what. Just rumors. Shame …he was fun to watch.

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        • SMDH

          I remember hearing the same rumors (probably). It made the most sense. He was fun to watch! Made Quincey look good on several occasions.

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        • 69Dawg

          Mikey’s departure was the beginning of the end for Donnan. The uneven application of punishment was brought to a head by this. When you cover up for others then boot the kid of the Head of Football Operations, you are too dumb to survive.

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  4. pete

    Ditto. Remember the play against SCAR? JSW made that CB look like he was running in mud. He’s got wheels!

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  5. Gravidy

    Am I the only one who isn’t completely sure Malcolm Mitchell is back to his old self? It sure seems like everyone is expecting him to be in top form next year. But I’m still remembering the guy from last year – the one who only averaged eight yards per catch, and whose longest was only 23 yards.

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m not doubting his talent or his drive. He made some really tough catches last year. But, for whatever reason, he spent most of his time running short screens and crossing routes. And the biggest key for me is that he didn’t seem to make too many guys miss or outrun many guys.

    In short, I’m certainly rooting for him, but what I saw on the field last year doesn’t make me as confident about his return to dominance as others seem to be.

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    • Irwin R Fletcher

      “But, for whatever reason, he spent most of his time running short screens and crossing routes”

      Are you talking specifically about Mitchell or are you talking about the entire UGA WR corps? That was the offense last year…likely because of Mason’s arm (I still think he had dead arm) and the desire to minimize mistakes.

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      • Gravidy

        If Mason’s arm and/or the offense in general were responsible for Mitchell averaging eight yards per catch, then why did Conley average 18.2 yards per catch? Why did Jeb Blazevich average 14.9 yards per catch? I know it is popular to blame Mason’s arm for all the ills of the offense last year, but my point is that Mitchell’s average yardage per catch was near the bottom of the list, and I’d like to know why. Once again, to be clear, I’m not bashing the kid. I’m just not convinced he’s going to be the game breaker next year that a lot of people assume he will be, and I’m simply basing that on what I watched him do last year.

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        • Irwin R Fletcher

          That’s fair. Of course, Mitchell didn’t have Gurley throwing it to him either! 🙂

          I kid. I kid.

          I think Mitchell had some things working against him…recovery from the injury (he may have came back too soon), he didn’t get to pad his stats against Troy and CS, the fact that he was the clear #3 target for Hutson when he returned, and the fact that he was very often the target of those short WR screen plays that didn’t work. He had 6 catches for 27 yards against Mizzou…that’s play calling killing his average, not injury.

          The offense took very few shots as the season got long…there were maybe 2-3 long pass attempts per game…and for good reason, they mostly went to Conley. He had a bunch of receptions as the year went on…which doesn’t happen without the speed and ability to get open. Don’t disagree with your thought…just see some data that makes me think they didn’t tap all the potential last season.

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          • Gravidy

            Yes, Gurley would have solved the whole thing. 🙂

            I hope he is 100% healthy and stays that way next year. I don’t think health was the whole problem last year. The types of routes he ran and the possibility that Mason was looking for others before looking to him I think both played a role. But that doesn’t explain the fact that he didn’t make many people miss him and didn’t outrun anyone like he did before he hurt his knee. We’ll see, I guess. For what its worth, I hope everyone is right.

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  6. EdDawg

    Sweet, got to get some speed at WR if you want to call more long ball passes. McKenzie or Hegedus will work. McKenzie is so fun to watch, he just makes plays, so I’d give him the edge. But don’t forget about speedsters Sony Michel and Keith Marshall coming out of the backfield, or Blaze up the middle of the field. I would put Michel or Marshall in on passing downs, and use them in that capacity. If it’s a run, I want Chubb in there, although he can do some damage on a short screen, just think Michel and Marshall’s strengths are more as speedsters and both have looked great catching it and making big play happen.

    Think of a 2 back formation with a speedster for a potential pass route like Sony, and Chubb for a potential run call. Oh yeah!

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  7. Mayor

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Jake Ganus becomes a starter. He is sure to play a lot.

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  8. 69Dawg

    I’m wondering if CBS will use all the multiple formations UGA has used in the past. Some of the NFL OC’s are not ready multiple set guys. I have night sweats imagining UGA in a no back spread, please God not with the RBs we have.

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    • Irwin R Fletcher

      Why do I remember Bobo doing that in 2013? I think if that happens, it will be the result of putting the RB on the line of scrimmage rather than going ‘no back’…if you have a RB in the game and can go to that set without having to make a personnel change you could use it to exploit a matchup. The threat of a run doesn’t have to just be for that play…it could be for getting the right defensive personnel on the field.

      I think…or I could be wrong.

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  9. TimberRidgeDawg

    I remember seeing Hegedus at Lassiter. They were playing Walton and he ran down Tyren Jones from behind on a kickoff like he was standing still. He’s got some wheels for sure.

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  10. Eeyore Dawg

    Looks like I correctly predicted that UAB football’s first post-elimination victory would come against the Georgia Bulldogs.

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