Georgia has a kicker on scholarship…

… but he’s not Rodrigo Blankenship.

Georgia will apparently have a place-kicker on scholarship in 2017.

David Marvin, who has spent his previous collegiate years at Wofford, announced he has accepted a scholarship to attend Georgia as a graduate transfer. He’ll have one year of collegiate eligibility remaining.

Marvin has some impressive statistics to his name. He made 17 of 23 field-goal attempts in 2016 with a long of 57 yards, which he hit twice during the season. In fact, Marvin hit seven field goals of over 50 yards. He’s also a punter, who hit a long of 67 yards during the 2016 season.

Marvin hit 37 touchbacks and made 41 of 42 extra points.

Somehow, I don’t think Ken Blankenship will be impressed.

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36 responses to “Georgia has a kicker on scholarship…

  1. PJsPound

    So is this a power move to show that he controls the program or just an attempt to get someone who can help the team? Seems mixed to me.

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  2. Gravidy

    If my memory is correct, UGA has added two PWO kickers and a scholarship kicker since Mr. Blankenship published his screed.

    I’m sure those are three coincidences in a row, though.

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  3. CKS learned his negotiating skills from Les Grossman:

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  4. Argondawg

    37 touch backs. Damn!

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  5. 69Dawg

    Don’t poke the bear.

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  6. Athens Dog

    Looks like upgrade. But Daddy certainly didn’t help things.

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  7. Dawgy

    This could also look bad for Kirby if this guy can’t win the job over Blankenship

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    • Debby Balcer

      +1

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    • paul

      So, if you’re Rodrigo, do you stay hoping to make your coach look bad, knowing he may not give you the job for that very reason even if you do win it? Or do you move on? Seems like a lot of schools would be happy to have him. Georgia seems to be saying very emphatically that they are not.

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      • Dawgy

        I said back when all this hit the fan that he’d probably be better off taking his talents elsewhere. Kicking is affected a lot by mental attitude and will be rougher for Rodrigo now after all this drama.

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        • rchris

          Agree. Rodrigo needs to go to a school with a supportive coach. It’s hard enough to kick well under SEC scrutiny without your coach adding to the pressure.

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      • Em, King Here

        He gone

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    • Russ

      Something tells me unless this guy breaks a leg, or a federal law, he’ll win the competition. Afterall, Ham supposedly won the competition to start last season.

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  8. Greg

    Looks good on paper, but still needs to do it in a much larger environment…not an automatic thing imo. If “Dad” would had stayed out of this whole thing, pretty sure this would not have happened. More about someone’s feelings/ego getting hurt IMHO. Hope I am wrong….

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  9. W Cobb Dawg

    Ouch! Your move papa Blankenship.

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  10. Brandon

    I think a lot of people want this to be in response to Daddy Blankenship when in reality it has absolutely nothing to do with it. You have an opportunity to upgrade a position on the team or sign a good proven player who will create competition you do it. A winner’s mentality is every year is a new team. No position is handed to or given to anyone. You have to earn it EVERY SINGLE DAY. Lets get to work boys.

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    • Russ

      Competition is good, but it’s not like Blankenship sucked. He was Freshman All-American kicker. He’ll get better, but I suspect he’ll be getting better for some other team in the future. Probably one that will pay Daddy’s bills.

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      • Brandon

        How many other Freshman kickers did he have to beat out for that award? While I admit he did a good job, as a freshman, I was still nervous every time we lined up for a FG. Plus, in the SEC it is crucial to have a guy that can knock it in from 50+ yards. I can think of more than one game this year we had to punt from between the 35-40 on 4th and too long to go for it instead of having an opportunity at putting points on the board. We’ve got “good” players at other positions too. But if you want to be great and a better option presents itself, you take it. End of story.

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  11. You get a chance to help your weak special teams you go for it, feelings be damned. Now we know why Murchisons offer was pulled.

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  12. So does this get filed under “failed extortion attempt” or “having your bluff called”?

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    • Dawgy

      Blankenship did a good job kicking especially for a freshman. Did he deserve a scholarship, not our call. It’s why Kirby gets paid the big bucks.
      But if this guy bombs, Kirby could look bad and petty.

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  13. 5 of 7 from 50+. The way we performed on 3rd and 1 this past year give us a weapon instead of 4th and 1 and no points. So 17/23 may be misleading (bad snaps, holder etc).

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  14. The Quincy Carter of Accountants

    I get Kenny Blankenship is angry…but how do Vic Romano and Guy LeDouche feel about this?

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  15. DawgPhan

    This wouldnt be so bad if the kid could transfer without restrictions.

    But he can’t so he sort of has to sit there and take this or sit out a year.

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  16. 92 grad

    Kirby doesn’t have time to play games. He signed a kicker that has proven to be qualified, end of so called drama. It’s cutthroat now. Eason shouldn’t feel “safe” at all with the starting job either. Hell, Holyfield could wind up #1 RB.

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  17. WF Dawg

    I think the move is justified from a kick-off standpoint alone. Also, who knows how well Long will punt after his knee surgery? Since Marvin can punt and Ramsey lost his punting mojo last year, this adds depth there. It’s Marvin’s ability to push to play at multiple positions that justifies a scholly, IMO.

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