Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Will the Bulldogs start 2013 with a win?
The Georgia Bulldogs were scheduled to hit Orlando on today, Dec. 26, to begin prepping in earnest for their New Year's Day Capital One Bowl matchup against the Big Ten's Nebraska. Coming off a heartbreaking SEC championship loss in which a few yards made the difference between playing for the national title and being passed over for a BCS berth, the Dawgs are looking to close out the 2012 season on a triumphant note. Some analysts think that's likely. "With the way that the Bulldogs left Atlanta, they are looking for redemption and there is not much that the Cornhuskers can do to stop it from being achieved," Ian Berg writes for Bleacher Report. Nebraska was shucked by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten title game, 70-31, leading Berg …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The former Georgia football coach will be signing copies of his book and other memorabilia.
Former University of Georgia head football coach, Vince Dooley, will sign copies of his books and other collegiate memorabilia Friday, Dec. 7, at the Alpharetta Kroger on State Highway Nine. Dooley coached the UGA football team for 25 years and lead the Bulldogs to more than 200 victories, including a 1980 National Championship. The legendary coach has published more than nine books focused on life, the south and football, including: Attendees can purchase UGA merchandise as well as copies of Dooley’s new book throughout the event. Vince Dooley @ Kroger Friday, Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m. 12870 State Hwy 9 Alpharetta, GA 30004
Thursday, November 22, 2012
For the Bulldogs, the hype about a possible national championship has begun.
Georgia's Athletic Director Greg McGarity might have been prescient when he asserted earlier this season that Georgia Tech, and not Florida, is really the Bulldogs' biggest rival. Who would have predicted a month ago that so much would ride on this weekend's in-state matchup? Georgia survived the easier of its back-to-back triple-option challenges by defeating Georgia Southern last week. Now the Bulldogs, suddenly catapulted to No. 3 in the BCS standings, must withstand a visit from Georgia Tech before turning their attention to the SEC Championship game, likely against No. 2 Alabama. And then, maybe, the national title game? Not so fast, says Georgia head coach Mark Richt. “Right this minute, all I can think about is Georgia Tech,” Richt …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Dawgs will play for the SEC title in Atlanta no matter what. But to maintain any national title hope, they can't overlook their next two opponents.
Once again, the Georgia Bulldogs have overcome an early loss to South Carolina to earn their way to the SEC title game. But before heading down the road to Atlanta, the Dawgs host instate rivals Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech. “We know we’re playing in Atlanta and that’s settled right now, but we know there’s a lot of work in the meantime, which is the job of getting better on a daily basis,” head coach Mark Richt said early this week. With eight wins, Georgia Southern is no slouch in the FCS league. Despite being the obvious favorite, the Dawgs expect a challenge both this Saturday and next. "Once a year," reports Seth Emerson of The Macon Telegraph, the Bulldogs face a triple-option offense "and all the cut-blocking and funky running …
Friday, November 9, 2012
A victory Saturday should send the Bulldogs to the SEC championship game.
Auburn's not very good this year. They're still looking for an SEC win, and Georgia might not be the best place to find it. The Bulldogs, while romping through some rough patches, are ranked fifth in the country and need only beat the Tigers to wrap up the SEC East Division and play for the league championship. Of course, Bulldogs coach Mark Richt isn't preparing his team for a cakewalk. "I told the guys `Get your mind right, right now,"' Richt said in an Associated Press story earlier this week. "We know they're capable of knocking us off." The Dawgs will be bringing a depleted receiving corps to Auburn. Marlon Brown was reported out for the season earlier this week after tearing an ACL against Mississippi. And the Bulldogs lost Michael …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Is the season over for the Georgia Bulldogs? Or will a little adversity push them to great heights.
The Georgia Bulldogs have another week to lick their wounds after last Saturday's loss to South Carolina, a game that was billed as a barn burner and turned out to be a tar-and-feathering. The Dawgs have a bye week this Saturday to reflect on what could have been and look ahead to visiting a hapless Kentucky on Oct. 20. The now No. 14 Bulldogs seem to be taking their humiliation in stride. "We've still got life. It's a long season. We've got more games to play," Malcolm Mitchell, a sophomore receiver, is quoted saying by the Macon Telegraph's Seth Emerson. "If we dwell on this game, we'll lose the next one, then lose the next one. We've gotta stay focused and keep pushing." Emerson reports that head coach Mark Richt is holding steady amid …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
USC won big yesterday and Patch was at ESPN Gameday.
Patch took several photos at ESPN Gameday on Saturday, but now we want yours. Were you up in South Carolina for the game? Upload your photos from the game and tailgating to this gallery.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Is the contest between the undefeated Bulldogs and the undefeated Gamecocks the biggest SEC game ever, or just this season, or just this week, or just in South Carolina?
Attention, people outside of Georgia and South Carolina: Do not call, email, text, Facebook or knock on the doors of people inside Georgia and South Carolina between the hours of 7 and 11 p.m. on Saturday. They will be busy. The states' two undefeated SEC teams will face off in an increasingly intense rivalry that will determine bragging rights around these parts for another year, and maybe a lot more than that. Want to talk a little smack with South Carolina fans? Join our Patch cross-state conversation. “It’s a big, big game right now,” the Macon Telegraph quotes Georgia head coach Mark Richt saying. “When you start playing this deep into the conference season and you’ve got two undefeated, it’s huge.” Who's got the edge this year? That'…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The Bulldogs vs. Gators college football game may be too far for many local fans to attend, so the city will air the contest.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Florida might be too far to drive even for a Georgia-Florida game, so Alpharetta has come up with an alternative for fans. The city will have a live broadcast of the Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Gators SEC football game on Oct. 27. The game will be broadcast across from City Hall in downtown Alpharetta. Pre-game festivities will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the live broadcast at 3:30 p.m. Hot wings, BBQ, cold beverages and other food and drink items will be available. Kids should wear their Halloween costumes because they can trick or treat during halftime. The Alpharetta Business Association will hand out candy s they go door-to-door along the street. Bring Wear For information, email Kim Dodson or call 678-297-6078.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Newest SEC East team will open vs. defending division champs. The entire 2012 schedule is released by the league.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Georgia Bulldogs, this season's SEC East champions, will get to welcome the division's newest team to conference play next season. The conference announced Monday that the Bulldogs will play at Missouri on Sept. 8, 2012. Missouri is based in Columbia, Mo. Missouri this week defeated North Carolina in the Independence Bowl to finish the season 8-5. Georgia's season opener will be Sept. 1 in Athens vs. Buffalo. The league also announced the entire SEC 2012 schedule. Texas A&M, the SEC's other new team, will host Florida in its opener, also on Sept. 8. Georgia's SEC slate includes another twist. The games vs. Vanderbilt and Tennessee, normally in October, will be in September. And the game against South Carolina, which has been Georgia's …