Patrick Swanson / January 23,2023

Vols Walk Dawgs in Midweek Matchup

Vols Walk Dawgs in Midweek Matchup


Tennessee – 70

Georgia – 41

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The SEC might just be the best conference in College Basketball this season, so no team is an easy out. Tennessee hosted Georgia Wednesday night with a matchup against Texas looming in the weekend SEC-Big12 Challenge.

Tennessee is used to being the team that comes out hot this season, but that didn’t happen in this one. The Vols started off 1-5 from the field, allowing Georgia to build a 4-0 lead. At the first TV timeout Tennessee was down 6-4. The Vols went on to dominate the next segment of the game, going on a 9-0 run and turning The Bulldogs over five times in a seven possession stretch. While Georgia was able to do some damage control and keep it close, it wasn’t for long as Tennessee went on another 9-0 run forcing a five and a half minute scoring drought for The Dawgs. The Vols found themselves up ten when the drought broke with a Bulldog free throw, and then extended it to a 14-1 run making it 33-18 with 3:30 to go in the first half. Going into the break Tennessee had held Georgia to 33% from the field, forced The Bulldogs into ten turnovers with six steals, and led the game 35-22.

Tennessee began to flex in the second half with more of the same domination from The Vols

Patrick Swanson / January 23,2023

Taylor Reed Named Running Backs Coach For Georgia Southern Football

Taylor Reed Named Running Backs Coach For Georgia Southern Football
  • New coach has experience at three Power 5 schools
  • Taylor Reed Named Running Backs Coach For Georgia Southern Football


    Taylor Reed Named Running Backs Coach For Georgia Southern Football


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    New coach has experience at three Power 5 schools


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    STATESBORO – Taylor Reed, who has coaching experience at three Power 5 programs, has been named as the running backs coach for Georgia Southern by head coach Clay Helton. Reed joins the staff after spending two seasons with the Illinois football program.

    “My family and I are honored to be joining the Georgia Southern program,” Reed said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to join Coach Helton’s staff, and I am excited to work with this great group of student-athletes and coaches.”

Patrick Swanson / January 21,2023

Willock, UGA Teammates Seen Exiting Strip Membership Earlier than Automobile Crash

Willock, UGA Teammates Seen Exiting Strip Membership Earlier than Automobile Crash
Patrick Swanson / January 14,2023

Georgia player, staffer die in car crash hours after national championship parade

Georgia player, staffer die in car crash hours after national championship parade

Georgia player, staffer die in car crash hours after national championship parade

University of Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and staff member Chandler LeCroy were killed in an early morning car crash on Sunday in Athens, Georgia, just hours after the football team held its national championship parade, according to school officials.

“The entire Georgia family is devastated by the tragic loss of football student-athlete Devin Willock and football staff member Chandler LeCroy,” the school said in a statement Sunday. “Devin and Chandler were two special people who meant so much to the University of Georgia, our football program and our athletic department. We ask that everyone keep their families in your prayers during this very difficult time.”

Two other members of the football program were injured in the crash, the school said. They are both in stable condition.

Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Devin Willock (77) looks to block during the College Football Playoff National Championship game between the TCU Horned Frogs and the Georgia Bulldogs on Jan. 9, 2023 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.Freddie Beckwith/ Sport Media via AP

Patrick Swanson / January 13,2023

UGA’s Devin Willock and Chandler Lecroy were killed in a car accident hours after celebrating the tournament

UGA’s Devin Willock and Chandler Lecroy were killed in a car accident hours after celebrating the tournament

University of Georgia football player Devin Willock and staffer Chandler Lecroy were killed in a single car crash early Sunday just hours after their team celebrated it. International tournament With the victory parade and celebration, according to a statement from UGA Athletic Association.


Willock, 20, and Lecroy, 24, were among four people who were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, which occurred around 2:45 a.m. Sunday near the UGA campus in Athens, according to the Athens-Clark County Sheriff’s Department. .


Police said Lecroy was driving when the 2021 Ford Expedition left the road and crashed into two power poles and several trees. Police said Willock died at the scene and Lecroix later died after being taken to hospital.


A 21-year-old passenger and a 26-year-old female passenger were also seriously injured in the accident, according to police. The university said the two injured were linked to the football program, but did not identify them.

Patrick Swanson / January 13,2023

Georgia footballer dies in car crash after title celebration



Georgia forward Devin Willock and a recruiting employee died early Sunday morning in a car crash, the school said, just hours after the Bulldogs celebrated their second consecutive national championship with a parade and ceremony.

Two other participants in the football program were injured in an accident that occurred in Athens, south of the Georgia campus. They were not immediately identified, but the school said that both were in stable condition.

ESPN reported that another offensive lineman, Warren McLendon, was among the injured. On Saturday, the junior announced that he was participating in the NFL Draft.

The one-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 2:45 am, according to a statement from the Athens-Clark County Police Department.

An initial investigation found that the Ford Expedition “ran off the roadway, hitting two power poles and several trees,” the statement said.

Willock, 20, died at the scene. The driver of the car, 24-year-old Chandler LeCroy, was taken to the hospital, where she died from her injuries.


Lecroy was a recruiting analyst for the Bulldogs.

On Saturday, Georgia celebrated a 65-7 thrashing of TCU in the national championship game with a parade through the city and a ceremony at Sanford Stadium.

The joyful mood was quickly replaced by sadness.

“We are all heartbroken and devastated by the loss of Devin Willock and Chandler LeCroy,” said Georgia coach Kirby Smart. “Devin was an outstanding young man in every way. He was always smiling, he was a great teammate and it was a pleasure to train him.”


Patrick Swanson / January 08,2023

Is there any stopping Georgia after back-to-back titles?

Is there any stopping Georgia after back-to-back titles?
  • Georgia is college football’s Top Dawg until someone takes that title from them
  • Is there any stopping Georgia after back-to-back titles?


    The Georgia Bulldogs sit by themselves atop the college football world as its reigning dynasty.

    It is the Georgia Bulldogs’ college football world, and we are just living in it.

    After winning back-to-back national titles for the first time in program history, the Dawgs are now the envy of college football teams everywhere. Kirby Smart’s first seven years back in Athens have led us to this point: Is there any stopping a Dawg Dynasty taking over college football? Nobody has ever three-peated in college football before, but are you about to pick the field over Georgia now?

    Even if the Dawgs fail to win their third straight national title next January, they are college football’s new gold standard of excellence.

    Georgia is college football’s Top Dawg until someone takes that title from them

    Although Georgia will have to replace Stetson Bennett IV under center, the Dawgs have recruited at an elite level to sustain this run of dominance. Carson Beck, Brock Vandagriff or whomever has  an impossible task of replacing a college football icon. The good news is next year’s starter only has to be himself and the Dawgs will do just fine. No, Georgia is not slowing down anytime soon.


Patrick Swanson / January 08,2023

Georgia Bulldogs must ‘reinvent ourselves’ before pursuit of historic three-peat



LOS ANGELES — The morning after Georgia dominated TCU to cement back-to-back national championships, coach Kirby Smart said the Bulldogs will have to evolve in order to chase yet another ring.

No team has won three straight titles since the dawn of the AP Poll era, which began in 1936. The Minnesota Golden Gophers were the last team to win three in a row, starting in 1934 and capping their run in that 1936 season.

Smart was asked what it would take to do it, and he responded that it’s human nature to relax, even for him.

“Starting to think about the next one, I do think it’s going to be much tougher,” Smart said Tuesday after Georgia’s 65-7 victory on Monday night. “And I do think we’re going to have to reinvent ourselves next year because you can’t just stay the same.”

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Joined by safety Javon Bullard, the game’s defensive MVP, and tight end Brock Bowers, the trio spoke about how Georgia maintained its championship level after losing 15 players to the NFL draft in April and the transformation thereafter.

The defense was dominant during last year’s title run for the Bulldogs, but the offense took a leading role this season.

“The offense used to whup our butt,” Bullard said. “When fall camp first started, offense gave us the business.”

Bullard said he takes a lot of pride in helping restore the Dawgs to the top of the sport. Like Smart, he is a Georgia native and a former Bulldogs player.

Patrick Swanson / January 07,2023

Georgia bullies TCU to win back-to-back titles

  • Stetson Bennett’s great game
  • TCU’s very bad day
  • Georgia was No. 1 most of the season

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Georgia bookended the 2022 season with dominance.

    The No. 1 Bulldogs crushed No. 3 TCU, 65-7, to win their second national title in as many seasons on Monday night at SoFi Stadium. Georgia is the first team since Alabama in 2011 and 2012 to win back-to-back national titles and the first team in the College Football Playoff era to accomplish the feat.

    It didn’t take long for Georgia to make it clear that TCU’s chances of winning the game were very slim. After TCU cut the lead to 10-7 in the first quarter, the Bulldogs reeled off 24 straight points to end the first half thanks to a couple of Javon Bullard interceptions before he had to leave the game with a left shoulder injury.

    The Bulldogs scored a TD with 1:09 to go in the second quarter to go up 31-7 after Bullard intercepted Max Duggan on a wildly overthrown deep pass to Quentin Johnston. Bullard then picked off Duggan on a third and long deep in Georgia territory with 36 seconds to go before the half. AD Mitchell made a fantastic contested catch two plays later for a 38-7 halftime lead.

    Georgia’s 58-point win is the biggest margin of victory in any national championship game dating back to the start of the BCS era in 1998, eclipsing USC’s 55-19 win over Oklahoma in January of 2005.

Patrick Swanson / January 06,2023

Game 15: UGA and TCU head coaches talk of mental health, practice time and title time


LOS ANGELES – Just a day away from the big game, University of Georgia head football coach Kirby Smart and Texas Christian University head football coach Sonny Dykes took the podium inside the Los Angeles Airport Marriott ballroom to take questions from the media Sunday morning.

The Bulldogs, undefeated through 14 games this season, and the Horned Frogs, who have suffered just a single loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game, will face off Monday night in SoFi Stadium.

The two schools at the top of the college football mountain could not be different. Georgia enrolls three times as many students as TCU (37,606-10,489) and is a powerhouse program playing for a consecutive national title. Texas Christian is a Christian-focussed college in the heart of Texas with not much of a national identity. Dykes spoke of having key players on his roster not having played in a bowl game until this season.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart answers questions during a press conference on Sunday, January 8, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

The differences between the programs continue as Georgia is the defending national champion and Southeastern Conference champion and TCU finished second in the Big 12 following a 31-28 loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 championship game December 3, 2022. The program hasn’t played for a national championship since 1938. The Horned Frogs won the 1935 and 1938 titles.

None of that may matter Monday night though. There are only two teams left playing college football. “There’s countless hours and minutes that these teams, both of us, have spent preparing,” Smart said of the teams being at this point of the season during the head coaches press conference.


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