Georgia Bulldogs News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
UGA Wire: CBS Sports includes three Bulldogs on top-100 NFL players of 2019
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has released Top 100 players in the NFL list, and it included three former Bulldogs.
Georgia great Todd Gurley, now with the Los Angeles Rams, checked in at No. 29 on the list, making him the fourth highest running back. Saquon Barkely. Ezekiel Elliott and Alvin Kamara ranked above Gurley.
"He would be higher on this list were it not for the knee concerns. If he's healthy, he's a top-15 player. Big if," Prisco wrote.
AJ Green was in at No. 31 on the list, ranking as the No.
UGA Wire: 4-star OL flips commitment from Georgia
Georgia's 2020 recruiting class has been building an absolute wall on the offensive line, however, on Sunday night that wall took a bit of a hit.
The Dawgs lost a commitment from 4-star offensive guard Akinola Ogunbiyi on Thursday night (Sugar Land, TX), flipping back to his home-state Texas A&M Aggies.
Ogunbiyi's decision to flip to the Aggies had little to do with football. He told Dawgnation that his mother had a stroke and he wanted to be closer to home.
"This decision was bigger than football - my Mom had a stroke back in March 2018," Ogunbiyi said.
Fansided: Georgia Football: Next Dawg up in receiving room with JJ Holloman gone
JJ Holloman is no longer on the Georgia football team. Head coach Kirby Smart announced on Friday in a Covington News article that broke the news that he is no longer on the team because of what happened.
He allegedly hit the victim on April 22, 2018, but the victim went to the police department on June 2, to report the assault.
While the mistake happened and losing Holloman is a blow, it is not the death of the 2019 team.
Holloman had 24 catches for 418 yards and five touchdowns last season and was the Dawgs leading returning wideout.
Fansided: June, more like a speed race for Georgia Football
Georgia football added Corey Wren to its 2020 class on June 21 giving the Bulldogs its fifth commit for June.
According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Wren ranks as the No. 35 ATH and the No. 23 prospect in Louisianna.
He is a 5-9 170-pound athlete from John Curtis High School in New Orleans, La.
Wren's pledge is the second of the week after Marcus Rosemy committed to the Dawgs earlier.
It came down to Georgia and Houston for Wren's final two. He took his official visit to Houston on June 14 and was in the Classic City during the scavenger hunt weekend.
UGA Wire: Ex-Georgia WR JJ Holloman's mother thanks supporters on Twitter
By now you've likely head of the dismissal of Georgia wide receiver JJ Holloman stemming from an off-the-field incident last year.
Both Holloman and his mother Oneida were fan favorites in Athens, engaging with the DawgNation on Twitter often.
Mrs. Holloman is surely heartbroken by the news of her son. She took to Twitter to thank their supporters.
UGA Wire: Todd Gurley remembers 2015 NFL Draft, tells funny Falcons story
Former Georgia running back Todd Gurley was selected No. 10 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft by the St. Louis (Los Angeles) Rams. Coming off a torn ACL, teams had no pre-draft workouts to base their decision off of. Instead, all they had was interviews and his Georgia highlight reel, which, thankfully, was really impressive.
Recalling the 2015 draft on Josh Hart's podcast recently, Gurley discussed how he did not think he was going to get drafted prior to No. 20.
"I didn't. I didn't, especially not like a top-10 pick, like you said. Coming off the ACL, they already had Tre Mason there, who went to Auburn.
UGA Wire: Watch: Former Florida QB Tim Tebow praises Georgia, Kirby Smart
Tim Tebow, the former Florida Gators Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, was in Gwinnett Saturday for his game against the Stripers.
Before taking the field with the Syracuse Mets, Tebow was asked about Georgia football, competition with Florida and his expectations for the upcoming Bulldog season.
Of course, like most Georgia fans, Tebow believes anything less than a national championship will be disappointing, but he does think the Dawgs have what it takes to bask in the confetti next January.
Fansided: Eric Zeier deserves to be on Georgia Football's Mount Rushmore for quarterbacks
Georgia football fans all know Matthew Stafford, Aaron Murray, D.J. Shockley, and David Greene as some of the Bulldogs best quarterbacks. However, there is one signal caller that seems to get left out and he shouldn't.
Eric Zeier was a two-time Heisman candidate in 1993 and 1994. He once held 67 of Georgia's passing records and 18 SEC passing records. However, he seems to have been forgotten behind the hype of some of the more recent quarterbacks.
Zeier set these records while at Georgia and held onto them for a long time.
Here's a list of records he had or still holds:Most Pass Attempts - Game: 65 vs Florida, 1993
Most Pass Attempts - Season 433, 1994 (Broken by David Greene)
Most Pass Attempts - Career 1402, 1991-94 (Broken by David Greene & Aaron Murray)
Most Pass Completions - Game: 36 vs Florida, 1993; also vs Kentucky, 1994 (Broken by Cory Phillips)
Consecutive Completions To Start A Game - 15 vs.
Fansided: JJ Holloman dismissal dims 2019 Georgia football chances
Head coach Kirby Smart dismissed wide receiver JJ Holloman from the Georgia football team this week. Pundits and fans will dismiss the loss, waving away the concern with tales of Smart's recruiting and chants of "next man up."
Forget it. Holloman's dismissal throws the 2019 Georgia football season up for grabs.
With Terry Godwin, Mecole Hardman, Isaac Nauta, and Riley Ridley departing ahead of Holloman, no Georgia receiver returns with more than 150 receiving yards in 2018. Charlie Woerner came closest with 148 yards receiving.New names must step up
The role of sparking Jake Fromm's run-pass option game, stretching opposing defenses, and converting a grinding ground game into an explosive one with strong downfield play falls to recruiting and G Day conversation pieces.
Fansided: Georgia Football: Four Sleepers for the 2019 Season
The Georgia football roster is filled with stars, future first round picks, and potential al-Americans. There are also those who have the potential to become one of those players.
It seems every year that one player ends up showing out during the season when nobody was talking about them before the season.
Before I list off the four players that I feel will be those sleeper picks for the Dawgs, let's lay down the definition of what makes a player a sleeper.
A sleeper is someone who goes above and beyond what's expected of them and becomes a star when no one expected them to.
Dawg Sports: Bulldogs add Louisiana speedster to 2020 class
Hard on the heels of truly terrible wide receiver news, Georgia fans got much better news at the position this evening with the commitment of Louisiana speedster Cory Wren.
Wren chose the Red and Black over fellow finalists Houston and Arizona State. However he also claimed offers and interest from a host of SEC and ACC schools including Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Florida State, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
Let's get this out of the way up front. Wren is not a JJ Holloman replacement. He's a very different player, one that the Bulldogs may not really have on the roster right now: a true slot receiver.
UGA Wire: UGA lands 3-star receiver commitment
On Friday, 3-star wide receiver Corey Wren announced that he would be committing to the G.
The 2020 receiver is from New Orleans, Louisiana, where he stars for John Curtis High School.
One of the biggest strengths that Wren possesses is his blinding speed. In addition to football, he also starred for the John Curtis High School track team with three junior season 100-meter times in the 10.4's.
While at 5'9'' and 170 pounds Wren might not be the most physically imposing player on the field, his elite quickness should still be effective at the college level.
UGA Wire: 71 days until UGA football...remembering No. 71 Cordy Glenn
With 71 days until the return of Georgia football, we honor one of the greatest Bulldogs of all time: No. 71, OL Cordy Glenn. Glenn currently plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. He is changing positions for the 2019 season and will play more on the interior. He's projected to be the Bengals starting Left Guard. Glenn has worn No. 77 for both the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals
The Buffalo Bills selected Glenn number 41 overall. Glenn started his career in Buffalo before the Bills traded him to the Bengals. In Cincinnati, Glenn plays alongside former Bulldog Clint Boling.
ESPN.com: Georgia dismisses top returning WR Holloman
Jeremiah Holloman, one of Georgia's top wide receivers in 2018, has been dismissed from the program.
"Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program," Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said in a statement. "We expect every member of our team to uphold the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia and Georgia football. It is disappointing when this does not happen."
Holloman played in all 14 games last season, accumulating 418 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
He was fourth on Georgia in receiving yards in 2018, behind only receivers Riley Ridley and Mecole Hardman and tight end Isaac Nauta -- all of whom were selected at the NFL draft in April following their junior seasons.
Dawg Sports: Report: Holloman Removed From Team
One of Georgia's thinnest position groups on the roster appears to be losing one of its key leaders a bit more than two months before the season kicks off.
JJ Holloman, one of the receiving groups leaders as far as production and by all accounts, locker room leadership, is no longer part of the Georgia program, according to an initial story by The Covington News
The news comes following the reporting of an incident that occurred in 2018.
"Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program," Coach Kirby Smart said in a statement to The Covington News.