Daily Archives: December 22, 2018

Times are good.

Which can only mean one thing at Butts-Mehre ($$).

Sometime next year, Georgia is set to give the go-ahead on a new football complex, which will add much-needed space for the growing program, including team meeting rooms, coaching offices, a new weight room and more.

Donors have already been approached about fundraising for the facility…

How much would it cost? Potentially more than both the just-completed west end zone project ($63 million) and the indoor facility ($30.2 million).

Just think of all the opportunities that will present Magill Society folks to get the inside track on future ticket offerings.

Yes, this truly is the golden age for the reserve fund.  Those dollars can sleep soundly knowing they’ll never have to do a hard day’s work.


Filed under Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness

Turn that recruiting frown upside down.

I mentioned the other day how the Nakobe Dean signing seemed to change a signing day that started out as a little disappointing for some into a happy one.

While this stat, referencing another network’s rankings, is impressive on its own, by using the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Rankings, Georgia was not only the only program to sign three Top 25 recruits, it was the only to sign four – Nolan Smith (1), Nakobe Dean (14), Clay Webb (22), and Travon Walker (24).

Yeah, try to avoid those slow starts next year, Kirbs.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

“Man, he’s better than Baker.”

Seth Emerson ($$) writes about the legend that is Stetson Bennett.

Throughout last season, Bennett — an undersized, freshman walk-on quarterback — made a remarkable impression on Georgia’s defense. He once went 17-for-18 against the first-team defense.

“No one has ever done that,” defensive end Jonathan Ledbetter said. “I hated playing against him.”

Bennett’s really made an impression on Ledbetter.

“I got juked. He broke my ankles,” Ledbetter said. “He can go to any school in the country and play. Any school. He’s an undersized guy, but he can make everything happen. I love him, I’m glad he’s coming back. I wish I was still going to be here for it because he would make me better. He made me better last year.”

All of which makes you wonder about his Juco numbers this season, which were nothing to write home about:  in 12 games, 16 TDs, 14 INTs, 1,840 passing yards and a 56% completion percentage.  Sure, he was throwing to less skilled receivers, but he was also working against less skilled defenses.  Still, it’s pretty clear Kirby wanted him and his teammates love him.  Welcome back, dude.


Filed under Georgia Football

Enemy of the people

Sounds like it might be time for some of you to turn on Georgia’s star cornerback.

Georgia star cornerback Deandre Baker wasn’t at the Bulldogs’ bowl practice on Friday during the media viewing period and the school provided no word on the senior’s whereabouts.

Baker, a projected NFL first round draft pick, said earlier this month he would play in the Sugar Bowl, but his absence left open the question if he had changed his mind and decided to sit out the game like other top pro prospects have.

A photo posted to his Instagram account early Friday morning indicated he was back home in Miami. Baker was seen at practice on Thursday.

There are indications from those connected to the program that the All-American may sit out the Jan. 1 game against Texas.

Dead to you now, right?


Filed under Georgia Football