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  1. Georgia needs to become two-half defense

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Amarlo Herrera isn't ready to assess Georgia's 2014 defense yet. Not when the Bulldogs still have to play a bowl game before this season is complete. "We're not talking about that yet," the Georgia linebacker said after last Saturda...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  2. UGA prepares for Franklin's tough running

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- James Franklin's reputation as a physical runner precedes him to the point that Georgia outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins knows his nickname is "The Tank." "If you let him get going a little bit, he's going to be a hard guy for some...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  3. Bulldogs leaning heavily on Herrera, Wilson

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia has rotated defensive players much more extensively this season than in the recent past -- at most positions, anyway. One that stands as an exception is inside linebacker, where Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson played every defe...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  4. Georgia linebacker plan coming into focus

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Kirk Olivadotti paused last week when asked how many freshman inside linebackers he'd be comfortable playing before responding with a deadpan wisecrack. "Shoot, I've still got two weeks, right?" Georgia's inside linebackers coach sa...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. Floyd leads fastest-rising freshmen

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Leonard Floyd has a simple philosophy on the football field. "Really if you play hard, you'll end up making a play," the Georgia outside linebacker said after Tuesday's practice. It might not sound like much, but that playing sty...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  6. Thumb surgery for Leonard Floyd

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Yet another left thumb injury will cost a Georgia outside linebacker some practice time. For the third time in two days, UGA announced on Tuesday that an outside linebacker -- this time freshman Leonard Floyd -- underwent surgery to...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  7. DeLoach, Bellamy to have thumb surgeries

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- James DeLoach, the fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs' projected starter at strongside linebacker, sprained the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb during Sunday's practice and will undergo surgery Monday. Georgia coach Mark Rich...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  8. ESPN 300 DE has UGA in front

    Radi Nabulsi

    ATHENS, Ga. -- The potential logjam at outside linebacker in Georgia's recruiting class just got a little tighter. There are no commits at the position so far, but the Bulldogs lead for Rashaan Evans (Auburn, Ala./Auburn), are tied at the top for Lor...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  9. UGA fighting to keep McMillan home

    Tom VanHaaren

    BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Keeping top in-state players home is always a priority and that's most definitely the case with linebacker Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County) and Georgia. The No. 13-ranked player in the country says the Dawgs are in...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  10. ESPN 300 OLB sees fit in Athens

    Radi Nabulsi

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Christian Miller (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley), the nation's No. 2 outside linebacker, was in Athens on Wednesday, talking with Mark Richt and Kirk Olivadotti. Miller liked what he heard. In fact, he left campus thinking he could easi...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  11. Coach's take: Johnny O'Neal

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- West Laurens coach Stacy Nobles believes Johnny O'Neal has everything Georgia is looking for from an inside linebacker -- if he can remain slim enough to play the position. "I told him the other day, 'If you keep putting on weight, ...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. DawgNation week in review

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- The most buzzworthy story around DawgNation this week is that of 2013 outside linebacker Matthew Thomas, ESPN's No. 6 overall prospect who signed with Florida State in February and announced this week that he wants out of the deal. ...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  13. Richt stumps for early signing period

    Radi Nabulsi

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Richt made use of the first day of the spring evaluation period by calling the nation's top inside linebacker. Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County) said that the Georgia coach spent a while talking to his mother. ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  14. UGA could have another big draft in 2014

    David Ching

    ATHENS, Ga. -- Fourteen former Georgia players punched their ticket into professional football over the last few days, as eight Bulldogs were picked in the NFL draft and six more signed as free agents. The eight selections -- linebacker Jarvis Jon...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  15. Georgia Bulldogs proud of NFL draft success

    David Ching

    Despite 35 ex-Bulldogs on active NFL rosters in 2012, Georgia hopes to finally end an eight-year drought since a Dawg defender became a first-round pick.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  16. Post-spring position review: OLB

    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 outside linebackers: Returning players/stats: Jordan Jenkins, So. (Six starts in 2012, 31 tackles, eigh...

    Blog | April 24, 2013