Thursday, April 29, 2010

Walk-on quarterbacks - Who are they?

Logan Gray has a decision to make - will he stay and compete at the University of Georgia or will he try to transfer for a better opportunity?

AT this point it's a waiting game for the coaches, the players and all of the red and black followers.

At this point the football team has two scholarship quarterbacks on campus - Logan and Aaron. This summer, Hutson Mason will enroll and be ready to compete.

Behind the scholarship quarterbacks are two walk-ons

Parker Welch
Wayne County
6'3 215 lbs


Greg Bingham
Columbus, Ga
6'4 220 lbs

I think these guys need to be recognized. I don't have very much information about them but they chose to walk on at the University of Georgia and I am happy to have them. Truth is, if Logan does leave, you could be seeing a lot more of them soon.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Depth Chart released

The UGA football spring depth was released today...

#1 Quarterback is Aaron Murray

In my opinion there was not any surprises. I will tell anyone what they want to know about the depth chart. I will also try to publish later.

My biggest disappointment is Marlon Brown still behind T. King and C. Durham. I'm pulling for Marlon to get healthy and turn it around before fall!

I will answer any questions about the depth chart just ask...


12 Tavarres King (6-1, 180, RSo.)
16 Kris Durham (6-5, 209, Sr.)
15 Marlon Brown (6-5, 200, So.)
25 Rhett McGowan (6-0, 182, RFr.)
23 Greg Lanier (6-1, 185, RFr.)

60 Clint Boling (6-5, 304, Sr.)
67 Jonathan Owens (6-4, 294, RSo.)

71 Cordy Glenn (6-5, 328, Jr.)
64 Dallas Lee (6-4, 296, RFr.)
65 John Bodin (6-6, 300, RSo.)

61 Ben Jones (6-3, 300, Jr..)
68 Chris Burnette (6-2, 290, RFr.)
58 Ben Reynolds (6-2, 245, RFr.)

63 Chris Davis (6-4, 295, Sr.)
76 Ben Harden (6-3, 300, Jr.)
55 Josh Parrish (6-4, 290, RFr.)

78 Josh Davis (6-6, 300, Sr.)
66 Kolton Houston (6-5, 270, Fr.)

7 Orson Charles (6-3, 230, So.)
81 Aron White (6-4, 236, Jr.)
89 Bruce Figgins (6-4, 260, Jr.)
88 Arthur Lynch (6-5, 250, So.)
86 Derek Rich (6-5, 245, Sr.)

11 Aaron Murray (6-1, 206, RFr.)
6 Logan Gray (6-2, 192, Jr.)

49 Shaun Chapas (6-2, 245, Sr.)
43 Kevin Lanier (5-11, 209, RSo.)
39 Dustin Royston (5-11, 230, RFr.)
43 Charles White (6-1, 224, Jr.)
44 Josh Sailors (5-9, 225, Jr.)
22 Matt Sweat (5-11, 231, So.)
31 Chris Young (6-5, 215, Fr.)

3 Washaun Ealey (5-11, 205, So.)
30 Carlton Thomas (5-7, 180, RSo.
27 Dontavius Jackson (5-10, 205, RSo.)
45 Brian Brewer (5-10, 215, Sr.)
36 Wes Van Dyk (6-0, 208, Jr.)
29 Alex Parsons (5-9, 215, Jr.)

8 A.J. Green (6-4, 207, Jr.)
17 Rantavious Wooten (5-10, 170, So.)
3 Taylor Bradberry (6-3, 197, RSo.)
87 Brandon Harton (5-5, 170, Fr.)

48 Fred Munzenmaier (6-2, 240, Sr.)
4 Caleb King (5-11, 210, Jr.)
27 Cameron Allen (6-1, 209, RSo.)
70 A.J. Harmon (6-5, 310, RSo.)
77 Trinton Sturdivant (6-5, 306, Jr.)
73 Austin Long (6-5, 295, RFr.)
54 Tanner Strickland (6-5, 328, Jr.)
36 Cortney Newmans (5-9, 219, Jr.)
28 Israel Troupe (6-1, 215, Jr.)
19 Craig Sager (6-2, 209, Sr.)

93 Abry Jones (6-3, 290, So.)
97 Brandon Wood (6-1, 286, Sr.)
85 Derrick Lott (6-4, 295, RFr.)

94 DeAngelo Tyson (6-2, 294, Jr.)
99 Kwame Geathers (6-6, 326, RFr.)

58 Demarcus Dobbs (6-2, 274, Sr.)
74 Kiante Tripp (6-6, 275, Sr.)

83 Cornelius Washington (6-4, 248, RSo.)
50 Darryl Gamble (6-2, 250, Sr.)
33 Chase Vasser (6-3, 215, RFr.)

42 Justin Houston (6-3, 259, Jr.)
95 Reuben Faloughi (6-5, 232, RFr.)

51 Akeem Dent (6-2, 233, Sr.)
35 Mike Gilliard (6-2, 200, So.)
37 Akeem Hebron (6-1, 223, Sr.)


45 Christian Robinson (6-2, 216, RSo.)
38 Marcus Dowtin (6-2, 220, Jr.)
22 Richard Samuel, 6-2, 222, Jr.)

2 Brandon Boykin (5-10, 185, Jr.)
1 Branden Smith (5-11, 175, So.)
47 Chad Gloer (5-10, 193, Sr.)

39 Nick Williams (6-2, 219, Jr.)
31 Quintin Banks (6-2, 213, Sr.)
36 Shawn Williams (6-1, 195, So.)

18 Bacarri Rambo (6-0, 210, RSo.)
23 Jakar Hamilton (6-2, 196, Jr.)

25 Vance Cuff (5-11, 177, Sr.)
19 Sanders Commings (6-2, 214, RSo.)
10 Jordan Love (6-0, 185, RFr.)

79 Justin Anderson (6-5, 330, Jr.)
53 Jeremy Longo (6-3, 255, RSo.)

13 Drew Butler (6-2, 203, Jr.)
57 Blair Walsh (5-10, 185, Jr.)
99 Jamie Lindley (5-11, 168, Jr.)

57 Blair Walsh (5-10, 185, Jr.)
30 Brandon Bogotay (6-3, 200, Jr.)
99 Jamie Lindley (5-11, 168, Jr.)

69 Ty Frix (6-1, 206, RSo.)
86 Derek Rich (6-5, 245, Sr.)
94 Billy Johnson (6-0, 225, RSo.)

13 Drew Butler (6-2, 203, Jr

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First round draft picks this decade

Thanks to I was able to get this....

Anyone see anything wrong with this??

Here's a breakdown of SEC first-rounders over the past decade:

Georgia -- 10

Tennessee -- 10

Florida -- 9

LSU -- 9

Arkansas -- 6

Auburn -- 6

Ole Miss -- 6

South Carolina -- 4

Alabama -- 3

Vanderbilt -- 2

Kentucky -- 1

Monday, April 19, 2010

The picture is clear

The G-Day game, just over a week ago sure did stir the Georgia QB pot. Zach Mettenberger seemed to play well and the love fest started.
Just as fast as his name came up in the QB race this week it disappeared this weekend. CMR let it be known that Zach was dismissed from the team on Saturday night.

There is a lot of whispers about reasons at this point and I will leave them at that. I believe that his dismissal is directly correlated with his arrest in Remerton, Ga but I will leave the details up to someone who has the exact facts.

With that said, the QB picture is much clearer now. We have 3 scholarship quarterbacks as of now. Of course there is Logan Gray and Aaron Murray battling it out for the starting role. This summer Hutson Mason will be on campus and should be participating in all practices.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Practice Awards

As posted in the AJC...

The Coffee County Hustle Award (given to the players showing the most desire during spring drills): tailback Washaun Ealey and defensive linemen Demarcus Dobbs and DeAngelo Tyson.

MVP (offense): Glenn.

MVP (defense): outside linebacker Justin Houston.

True Grit Award (offense): fullback Shaun Chapas.

True Grit Award (defense): linebacker Akeem Dent.

Most Improved player
(offense): tailback Carlton Thomas.

Most improved player (defense): cornerbacks Vance Cuff and Brandon Boykin.

Outstanding walk-ons (offense): fullbacks Cameron Allen and Kevin Lanier.

Outstanding walk-on
(defense): outside linebacker Reuben Faloughi.

A Must Read

This article was posted on a pay site and I think it's worth posting on here. What a great read and more people should have that chance, so here it is...

"Richt continues to show he is the class of the conference."

When I write something good about someone’s actions, I’m called a homer. When I write something bad about someone’s actions, I’m called a hater.

Sometimes it’s worth the hate mail. This is one of those times.

For my money, there is no better representative of an SEC university than Georgia’s Mark Richt.

Last week, Richt bit his tongue as messageboards and call-in shows lit up with folks discussing his “renegade” program. When it was learned that several of his players had not actually been involved in harassing a married couple in an Athens taxi, Richt had an opportunity to lash out.

But rather than bark about the media or point a finger at a writer, Richt kept his cool and discussed the dangers of rushing to judgement in our instant-media world.

There were no “we’d be going at it right now” comments. No “be very careful” warnings. There was only a lesson… that sometimes the first word on an issue isn’t the correct word.

We shouldn’t be surprised by Richt’s even-keeled response. Last year his Georgia team suffered through its worst year under his leadership (which for the record was still an 8-win season that ended in a bowl victory). Midway through the year, Richt was questioned about the direction of his program. Several writers suggested that UGA football was (and is) in decline.

With two SEC titles, an average of 10 victories per season, and more success in Athens than anyone since Vince Dooley, Richt had the motivation and the ammunition to jab back.

He didn’t.

No one was banned from practice. No newspapers were cut off from all things Dawg.

In fact, when I asked him on an SEC teleconference if it was frustrating to deal with such “the-sky-is-falling” reaction, Richt took the high road. He gave an open, honest answer that could best be summed up as follows: “It’s just part of the job and I’m lucky to have the job.”

Last week, Richt had to do what is probably the least favorite part of his job ? he had to dismiss a player from his team. Montez Robinson had been in trouble before, over a number of screw-ups. But the linebacker’s third arrest in six months could not be ignored. So Richt ended his Georgia playing career.

But the story doesn’t end there.

Robinson is still in the Athens-Clarke County Jail. Having violated the terms of his probation from two previous arrests ? all three involved domestic disputes with a female Georgia student ? Robinson will have to spend at least a few more days in lock-up.

Guess who has visited him there.

“He’s just hurting,” Richt said after meeting with his former player. “He’s suffering right now. But we’re helping him understand that he can still have a bright future if from this point forward he does what he’s supposed to do, what he needs to do.”

Robinson is off his team. Richt has a program to run and nearly 100 other players to watch over. But Georgia’s head coach and some of his assistants have still taken the time to check in on and give encouragement to one that they had to leave behind.

Again, this kind of action shouldn’t surprise anyone. When linebacker Jamar Chaney was denied admission into UGA back in 2005, Richt helped convince Mississippi State’s Sylvester Croom to give Chaney a chance in Starkville.

That fall, as Georgia and State prepared to meet on the field, Chaney called Richt to thank him for his help. “We didn’t even talk about football much at all, except how he was doing,” Richt said at the time.

“It didn’t surprise me at all that Coach Richt did what he did,” Chaney said. “He’s a great man.”

Fans want undefeated seasons. The media want headlines. Richt may or may not supply enough of either to please those two camps, but he does provide something else in bunches ? class.

While Nick Saban and his disciples build moats around their programs and while Urban Meyer makes threats and shoots dirty looks, it’s good to know that there’s someone like Richt in the SEC coaching fraternity.

It’s one thing for a man to say, “I want my son to play for that man.” Many folks used to say that about Bobby Knight for gosh sakes.

But it’s far more important in the grand scheme of things for a man to say, “I want my son to BE like that man.”

Richt is human. At some point in the coming months, I’m sure he’ll do or say something out of character and I’m just as sure that this post will be jammed back into email box when he does.

That’s fine with me. Because year-in and year-out, no SEC coach shows more class, more compassion, more common decency than Mark Richt.

And, oh yeah, did I mention he wins 10 games per year?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Scrimmage 4/3/10

The football team scrimmaged today, below are the stats:


Demarcus Dobbs: 6 tackles, 1 sack

Christian Robinson: 6 tackles, 1 sack

Derrick Lott: 5 tackles

Akeem Dent: 5 tackles

Darryl Gamble: 5 tackles

Brandon Boykin: 5 tackles, 1 interception

Vance Cuff: 1 interception


Aaron Murray: 13 of 19, 1 interception, 159 yards, 1 TD

Logan Gray: 7 of 11, 111 yards, 1 TD

Zach Mettenberger: 10 of 16, 1 interception, 126 yards, 2 TD


A.J. Green: 6 catches, 80 yards

Kris Durham: 4 catches for 74 yards, 3 TD

Israel Troupe: 4 catches for 45 yards, 1 TD


Carlton Thomas: 16 carries, 93 carries

Kevin Lanier (walk-on): 12 carries, 45 yards

Washaun Ealey: 5 carries for 6 yards (limited participation due to bruised knee)

Aaron Murray: 3 carries for 37 yards


CMR announced that he would try to provide a QB depth chart after the G-Day game.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Practice, I'm talking about practice

I must say...I love Warren Belin!

This guy really fires me up. I guess I can plug UGAsports so here goes...

They have been releasing video of the practices being held and Warren Belin is really coaching our LB's up!! He's loud, he's demanding, he's hands-on, did I mention he's loud? He's got the LB's focused on technique and if it isn't done right, they do it again. The LB's also seem to be practicing at a very high tempo.
Not that everyone else isn't pushing their guys like Belin is, I'm just sayin'

Also a notable from the practice video - Kwame Geathers looks great and yes, he is a monster! Granted, he is 6'5

As far as the offense goes, I was actually able to see some extra practice footage (not from UGAsports). And yes I did ask if I could publish the footage but was turned down, sorry everyone.

All I was able to see was a ton of reps with the QB's working on short curl routes and check downs to the RB's.
With that said, you can't really say that one QB was better than the others...

Let's just say that one of the QB's looked a lot more comfortable making the throws.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Recruit Nugget

Just two days ago Lonnie Gosha committed to FSU. This was a huge shock to most fans and coaches because just two weeks earlier Gosha has UGA at the top of his list.

Word got out this morning that Gosha had decommitted from FSU, of course everyone thought that was an April Fool's joke...reports tonight confirmed that Gosha has indeed decommitted.

This is great news, Gosha is a monster 2011 DT that Georgia is all over. Hopefully this turns in Georgia's favor!


The Red and Black with an article on the UGA Wr's - here!

Marc Weiszer with an article on Chris Burnette - here!

Of course David Hale has a great article regarding the UGA QB battle - here!

AND a Thursday practice report from Hale - here!