UGA Bulldogs Football 2014 News and Updates
2/4/14 - The Georgia Bulldogs may not have achieved their best season, but they still finished 8-5 (4-3 SEC) and ranked No.23 last year. The Bulldogs won't be losing many players to the Draft this year, and they're heading into the offseason with one of the more notable recruiting coaches in the country, Mark Richt. Just a couple of days before National Signing Day, Georgia has 11 offensive commitments and seven defensive. The university is known to boast some of the best running backs in the game (i.e., Knowshon Moreno) and is already excited to welcome a pair of 5-star RBs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb to the roster. These two jewels will join 4-star QB Jacob Park. The season-ending knee injury to distinguished QB Aaron Murray may have stopped him from concluding his SEC record-breaking year, but the fifth-year senior will be entering the NFL Draft, post-surgery, as the top prospect from Georgia.
11/1/13 – Tied for third with Florida in the SEC East, the Bulldogs enter a pivotal week against their rivals. RB Todd Gurley is expected to make his return against Florida, a boost to the rushing attack that the Bulldogs will need against a strong Gators defense. Like the Gators, Georgia has lost its last two including one to Missouri (both games played sans Gurley). But, prior to that the Bulldogs were one of the most exciting teams in all of College Football thanks to their close finishes and wins against LSU and South Carolina in Athens. Mark Richt and team have a tough schedule ahead; following their road game in Jacksonville, the Bulldogs have to play red-hot Auburn and in-state rival Georgia Tech on the road. No easy task, but if they can pull it off, it’ll be that much sweeter.
UGA Bulldogs Football
They wear red jerseys and “silver britches.” They have a number of rivalries, both in-state (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football
, also known as “Clean, Old Fashioned Hate”), and out (Florida Gators Football
; South Carolina Gamecocks Football
; Auburn Tigers Football
; Alabama Crimson Tide Football
; and Tennessee Volunteers Football
, just to name a few). Their live four-legged mascot (currently Uga IX) is probably the most famous of its kind in the country.
So how ‘bout them Georgia Bulldogs? Since 2001, the Dawgs have been coached by Mark Richt, who has led Georgia to an outstanding 118-40-1 record “Between the Hedges” during his tenure; dominance of the Southeastern Conference’s East Division, including last season; and a pair of SEC championships in 2002 and 2005. Richt’s pro-style offense, with Aaron Murray pulling the trigger, put points on the scoreboard at a prolific top-20 pace last year; the defense was equally stingy, also finishing in the top 20 in the Football Bowl Subdivision in points allowed per game. Murray is back for his senior season in 2013; among his targets will be a pair of junior wideouts, Michael Bennett and Malcolm Mitchell; while a sophomore, Todd Gurley, stands atop the Bulldogs depth chart at tailback. The defense is a young unit, with one senior, defensive end Garrison Smith, who is just one of four returning defensive starters from last season. But with 10 offensive starters returning, expect lots of fireworks – and plenty of “Glory, Glory” being sung – at old Sanford Stadium.
Georgia kicks off the 2013 season on the road at Clemson Tigers Football, followed by the home opener on September 7th versus SEC rival South Carolina. South Carolina vs. Georgia football tickets start at $185 — the most expensive get-in price of any home game on the Bulldogs football schedule, and more than 9x the cost of UGA vs. North Texas two weeks later. In addition to North Texas, UGA football fans looking to score cheap Georgia Bulldogs football tickets will find them under $50 for 2013 home games versus Appalachian State and Kentucky Wildcats Football. Other big SEC games include LSU Tigers Football and Missouri Tigers Football. LSU vs. Georgia tickets on September 28th range from $167 in the upper level to $698 in the first row at the 50-yard line on the Georgia Bulldogs sideline, while Missouri vs. Georgia football tickets in October start at $104 — 38% cheaper than the LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs football game.