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  1. Spring prediction: Secondary stays in flux

    David Ching

    It's almost that time. Georgia is scheduled to open spring practice next week. In previous weeks, we've broken down several players and position groups to watch this spring. As we lead up to the Bulldogs' first-team workout, this week we're making...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Secondary looking to grow in 2014

    David Ching

    Mark Richt painted a realistic picture last week when asked what it might take for Georgia's secondary to improve beyond its dismal showing of 2013. It's a matter of inexperienced players -- basically the only kind of defensive back on the Bulldog...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  3. Bucs have high hopes for Deveron Carr

    Pat Yasinskas

    Undrafted free agents usually are long shots to make an NFL regular-season roster. But you might want to keep an eye on Deveron Carr. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sure are treating the Arizona State cornerback differently than the average undrafted fr...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  4. Defense leads as eight Bulldogs are drafted

    David Ching

    With four players selected in Saturday's final rounds of the NFL draft, Georgia concluded the three-day event with eight players picked -- matching the program's record for most players picked in one year. Last year the Bulldogs nearly tied the pr...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  5. Post-spring position review: CB

    David Ching

    Editor's note: Our DawgNation post-spring positional analysis continues this week after focusing on the offense last week. Today we examine the cornerbacks: Returning players/stats: Damian Swann, Jr. (14 starts in 2012. 53 tackles, four intercepti...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. Damian Swann embraces old man status

    Edward Aschoff

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Damian Swann's hair isn't thinning and he doesn't wake up each morning with chronic back pain, but he does feel like the resident old guy in Georgia's secondary. The rising junior cornerback spent his first two seasons surrounded by...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  7. UGA pro day notes: Chasing history

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- After 17 of his former players worked out in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams on Thursday, Georgia coach Mark Richt expressed his opinion that this crop of ex-Bulldogs might set a new program record for the most players p...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  8. Three to watch at UGA pro day

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia has had three players picked in the first round of the NFL draft in the last four years. None of them were defensive players, extending a strange streak of seven straight years in which the Bulldogs have not had a defender beco...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  9. Onslaught of unproven players battle for spots in Georgia Bulldog...

    David Ching

    With veteran Damian Swann as the Georgia secondary's only sure thing, coaches are eager to put the glut of newcomers through the paces of spring and shake out which players will rise above the reset.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  10. UGA spring preview: 5 positions to watch

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Coaches always emphasize the importance of competition during spring practice, and there will certainly be more than enough at Georgia once the Bulldogs start spring drills on March 2. The competition on the defensive side of the ba...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  11. Last two classes made instant impact

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia's coaching staff proved in the last two seasons that it is more than willing to play a newcomer in order to address glaring needs. And as they prepare to put the finishing touches on their 2013 signing class, the coaches can on...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  12. Georgia Class of 2009 review

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- In reviewing Georgia's seven recruiting classes since 2006 -- when ESPN entered the recruiting game -- last week, we opined that the Bulldogs' 2009 haul was the best of the bunch. As the various member sites from Recruiting Nation coll...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  13. By the numbers: UGA classes since 2006

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Here's a breakdown of Georgia's last seven recruiting classes and what they managed to accomplish in college and beyond: 2006 ESPN top five classes: Florida, USC, Texas, Georgia, Notre Dame Georgia's ranking: 4 Headliners: QB Mat...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  14. Rising stars: Five to watch on D

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Richt said Thursday that he wants his up-and-coming defensive players to ask themselves, "Am I going to be good enough to help this team win a championship?" as they work toward playing bigger roles in 2013. There's no question...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  15. Bulldogs plan to remain among elite

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- As Mark Richt turns the page from one season to the next, Georgia's coach insists that his expectations will not change this fall. The Bulldogs lose 12 key defensive players from a team that finished fifth in the final Associated Pr...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  16. Competition theme of defense's offseason

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- This won't be the most crucial offseason of Todd Grantham's relatively brief time at Georgia -- that honor goes to 2010, when he started installing his 3-4 scheme shortly after joining Mark Richt's staff in January -- but it might be t...

    Blog | January 08, 2013