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Lifelong Bulldog Bill King offers a fan's perspective on UGA sports

NCAA’s message in the Gurley case: Honesty doesn’t pay

  • 3:52 pm Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 by Bill King
Todd Gurley didn't catch a break from the NCAA despite his honesty. (Associated Press)

For those who prefer to dwell on the positive, you can check out my Blawg on favorite plays from the Georgia-Florida series over the years here. For the rest of you, here are some thoughts on UGA’s latest unsatisfactory interaction with the NCAA …

Let’s say you’re the next high-profile college athlete who runs afoul of the NCAA rule against profiting from your own name and image (and Todd Gurley surely won’t be the last). Are you going to follow the admit-everything-and-throw-yourself-on-the-mercy-of-the-NCAA approach taken by UGA and Gurley, or are you going to opt for the deny-everything model that’s worked [More]

Junkyard Mail: Fans sound off on Gurley, Richt, Bobo and more!

  • 7:01 am Saturday, October 25th, 2014 by Bill King
If you look, you can still find the Redcoat Band's recording of "Krypton Fanfare" and other game day favorites. (Sean Taylor / UGA)

Let’s get straight to some of this week’s Junkyard Mail. …

Claudia Davis writes: I am so proud of the way Mark Richt and the Dawgs have responded to this [Todd Gurley] controversy, but I would never want to underestimate how important Gurley is to Georgia. I so hope he will be reinstated soon because he is an outstanding player and person who has been taught honesty is always the best answer. What a sad day it will be if we teach our young men that to cover up and to lie is the best way to go. I have an [More]

UGA vs. Notre Dame? Check. Now, bring on Texas!

  • 3:07 pm Saturday, June 28th, 2014 by Bill King
Gerogia Texas Helmets

With the long-rumored Georgia-Notre Dame home-and-home football scheduling deal finally a reality this week, a lot of UGA supporters are already planning on trying to be among the 8,000 Bulldog fans who’ll get tickets to the Sept. 9, 2017, game in South Bend.

With the two schools only having played once before (and that resulting in a national championship for the Bulldogs), a regular season pairing of Georgia and Notre Dame is a dream matchup.

And while it’s true such big-time scheduling deals offer enough complications (mainly loss of one home game) that you’re not likely to see them on an every-season [More]

Junkyard Mail: Bulldogs fans’ 2014 football expectations mostly optimistic

  • 12:09 pm Saturday, June 14th, 2014 by Bill King
John Theus, Todd Gurley and Hutson Mason are all key components in the Georgia offense's 2014 prospects. (John Kelley / UGA)

This week saw 11 members of Mark Richt’s 2014 Georgia football team named to the Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Team: Tailback Todd Gurley, inside linebacker Ramik Wilson and placekicker Marshall Morgan were named to the first team, while flanker Malcolm Mitchell, center David Andrews and outside linebackers Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins were second-team picks. Tackle John Theus and cornerback Damian Swann were picked for the third team, and defensive end Ray Drew and inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera were named to the fourth team. Gurley, Wilson and Floyd also were named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-America Team this week.

Meanwhile, [More]

Just how high should ‘high expectations’ for Mark Richt’s Dawgs go in 2014?

  • 11:15 pm Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by Bill King

What sort of football season should Georgia Bulldogs fans expect in 2014?

Speaking at his UGA Day appearance in Augusta earlier this week, The Augusta Chronicle reported, head coach Mark Richt said he hoped fans have “high expectations.”

“We all have high expectations for our team for our season,” Richt said. “The fact we have Hutson Mason as our starting quarterback [replacing the departed Aaron Murray] doesn’t make me feel like it can hold us back in any way. I think he’s ready for the challenge. I feel a lot better about him as a starter now that he’s done it [More]