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    ATHENS It was not the best freshman season for cornerback Tyson Campbell. The 5-star prospect entered the Georgia program with a ton of hype and ended up starting the first 10 games of the season. But those first 10 games were filled with ups and downs. Playing opposite Deandre Baker the best defensive back in college football last season meant that Campbell got targeted frequently. And despite Georgia finishing with a top-15 pass defense in 2018, teams had success when targeting Campbell in pass coverage. A season ago, Campbell had more pass interference penalties than pass deflections. After giving up another pass interference penalty against Auburn last year, Kirby Smart had seen enough. He subbed in Eric Stokes for the struggling Campbell. That very same drive, Stokes broke a pass in the end zone that forced an Auburn field goal. Stokes would go on to start for Campbell for the rest of the season. Campbell did regain his starting spot in the Texas loss after Baker announced that he would be sitting out the game. But Campbell has been battling with newcomers D.J. Daniel and Tyrique Stevenson to lock up the other starting spot outside of Stokes. Campbell has started the first two games, but Daniel and Stevenson have also seen significant reps at the position as well. Smart spent a good amount of time last week praising Arkansas State's wide receivers. The Bulldogs were going to be tested once again through the air, and given that teams don't much like throwing in the direction of Stokes he's really, really good the Red Wolves made it a point to try and go after Campbell. And the sophomore cornerback delivered his best performance yet. Campbell had 3 pass deflections more than he had in all of last season while surrendering zero completions on five targets, according to Pro Football Focus. The Dawgs have a good one in Tyson Campbell. pic.twitter.com/XHgbs365hn PFF College (@PFF_College) September 15, 2019 'I'd say he's more confident,' Smart said of Campbell. 'You can't help but be more confident when you go through a rookie season, you're playing in the SEC and you're playing opposite of D. Baker (Deandre Baker). So he got a lot of throws last year.' Prior to his time at Georgia, Campbell hadn't played a ton of cornerback. He spent more time at safety at American Heritage High School the same school that produced the likes of Sony Michel and Isaiah McKenzie than he had at cornerback. That inexperience showed up at times last year as Campbell always seemed to be in a position to make a play, but could never put it all together. Sometimes he'd turn his head the wrong way when trying to locate the ball or simply lose track of his wide receiver that he was assigned. Campbell has all the ideal athletic traits you'd want from a cornerback: He's got the wingspan of a condor, a 6-foot-2 frame that allows him to match-up with bigger-bodied receivers and clocked a 10.39 in the 100-yard dash as a senior. And now a year older it looks he's putting everything together. The Arkansas State game was pretty clearly the best game he's had in a Georgia uniform. 'He's a year older, a year stronger and a year more mature,' Smart said. 'He understands the system better and it allows him to play with a little more confidence.' Another example of Campbell's improvements came in the Vanderbilt game. The Commodores ran a double pass and tight end Jared Pinkney was wide open on the play. He wasn't Campbell's responsibility on the play, but the sophomore cornerback was the only player in the area who could make a play on the ball and prevent a touchdown. He leaped into the air and perfectly timed a hit that separated Pinkney who was flagged for being an ineligible receiver downfield from the ball. A year ago, Campbell doesn't make that play. Just like he probably doesn't make those three pass breakups against Arkansas State. But it wasn't all good for Campbell on Saturday. He did suffer a foot injury that has his practice status uncertain for this week. Smart said the hope is for him to be okay, but it won't be fully known until later in the week. DawgNation did see Campbell walking off the field with no noticeable limp at the conclusion of Saturday's game without any assistance. But the sophomore was also spotted on Monday morning wearing a black walking boot. Related: Kirby Smart updates Georgia football injuries ahead of Notre Dame game Assuming Campbell does end up playing, he along with Georgia's fellow defensive backs, will have their hands full trying to defend 6-foot-5 Notre Dame receiver Chase Claypool and quarterback Ian Book. But with his regained confidence, Campbell is entering this huge matchup playing the best football of his Georgia career. 'He's got his confidence back,' safety J.R. Reed said of Campbell. 'This year, I just told him he has to get his confidence back. Next play mentality. Don't worry about what's happened before. What you saw on Saturday was a guy who had his full confidence back.' More Georgia football stories from around DawgNation World of difference' in the Jake Fromm Notre Dame will see this time around Georgia RB Kenny McIntosh latest of newcomers to emerge, pivotal to season success Winners and losers as Georgia football readies for Notre Dame Georgia football Freshmen Report: Georgia 55, Arkansas State 0 Playing for Notre Dame like being on Broadway,' Irish ready for big stage Georgia favored by double-digits over Notre Dame in battle of Top 10 teams With release of latest polls, Georgia-Notre Dame officially set as a top-10 matchup WATCH Georgia QB Jake Fromm: Crush it and flush it,' on to Notre Dame The post Tyson Campbell has his full confidence back' heading into Notre Dame matchup appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That's what the Intel brings. The call today is a visit with recent 2021 commit David Daniel and his family. He committed to UGA as the second commitment of that class last Friday. WOODSTOCK, Ga. Win over the Mom. That's been a go-to move for ace recruiters with elite prospects for years. Georgia won over David Daniel's mother before it secured his commitment recently. The Bulldogs got the thumbs-up from his father, too. Yet first-year defensive backs Charlton Warren truly opened the most eyes when he won over his sister, too. That would be one 2-year-old by the name of Araya Sisavanh. She was essentially a 'good vibe' and 'family fit' detector for the family. Her mother, Nikki Sisavanh, kidded with the Georgia staff back on a 'Junior Day' visit back in the spring. Araya loves people, but she just needs some time to warm with everyone. It is not always as brisk as a 2-minute type offense against a Sun Belt Conference opponent. 'I said she loves people but she is kind of always hesitant to go,' Nikki Sisavanh said. 'So if she goes to you, we will commit today.' Araya sought out Warren like she was George Pickens wanting to get his paws on a Jake Fromm pass. Warren was waiting for an imminent commitment, but that didn't happen. The Murray State game offered the family and the Georgia defensive backs coach another crack at fulfilling that joking bet. It was all Warren needed to wrap up the nation's No. 2 ATH for the 2021 class (247Sports Composite ratings) to play safety for the program. Winning over the baby sister impressed David Daniel When the teams were warming up before the game, Warren had her tucked safely in his arms. That was a whoa moment for the family. Nikki looked at her son. Rocky did, too. Then they looked at one another. 'With him being such a family kid and family-oriented it was important for him to have that vibe for the whole family,' she said. 'I think that is kind of what sealed the deal.' His father felt the same way. That was just that unique of a moment in their recruiting story. 'My wife and I looked at each other like what?' she just ran up to him again and he took her up and out on the field,' Rocky Sisavanh said. 'We saw David. Smiling. Cheesing. Showing all his teeth and we said that sparkle, that glow in his eyes and we kind of looked at each other like yeah he has made his decision.' Georgia had always been one of the two schools that Daniel spoke the most about with his parents. That Murray State game was on a Saturday. He texted his mother the next Monday to let her know he was ready to commit to being a Bulldog. His father, Rocky, came into his life when he was right around Araya's age. Maybe a little younger. Daniel said his help has been invaluable in making him feel like he was already ahead of the game with his recruiting process. Daniel got a lot of his big offers late last season. They began exploring their options immediately. Sisavanh said he did a lot of reading to get up to speed on these schools, their offers and what he needed to look for on their college visits. He credits both of his parents for shaping him into the young person he is today. 'I don't know what I would do without the parents I have in this world right now,' he said. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound junior plays for Woodstock High School in the Northwest Metro Atlanta area. He's set to become the first Bulldog from that program since Tripp Chandler in 2005 . The South Florida native moved to Woodstock just prior to his freshman year. What else did Daniel have to say about the Bulldogs? Check out the featured video above for his answers to the following: When did he know he wanted to be a Bulldog? What have both of his parents meant to him so far? How did he convince his parents he was ready to commit? How hard will it be for another school to move him off this commitment? What sort of skill set will he bring to the program? The post WATCH: Recent 2021 commit David Daniel breaks down why he's now a Bulldog appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Georgia coach Kirby Smart said right tackle Isaiah Wilson is 'coming along well' and indicated he'll be eager to watch him in Monday's practice. Wilson has been out the past two games after suffering a sprained ankle in the Sept. 4 practice in the indoor facility. The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) play host to No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Sanford Stadium (TV: CBS). It's the first non-conference game between Top 10 teams between the hedges since 1966. The receiver ranks appeared thin by the end of Saturday's 55-0 win over Arkansas State, with Simmons, Robertson, Kearis Jackson and Tommy Bush all in street clothes. Jackson (hand) and Bush (groin) aren't expected to return this week. Smart indicated on Monday that Robertson (lower body extremity) would likely be back, and that Simmons (shoulder) is expected to be back on Saturday. The Bulldogs cleared 2018 defensive tackle starter Julian Rochester earlier this season after his offseason ACL surgery, but Rochester has yet to play this season, working his way back into shape. Smart said he would evaluate cornerback Tyson Campbell at practice after the sophomore was spotted in a protective walking boot on Monday morning. Campbell was held out of the second half of the 55-0 win over Arkansas State, but he did not appear injured after the game. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly indicated on Sunday that he felt it likely tight end Cole Kmet will be able to return from injury his week. Kmet was projected to be the starter this season before suffering a broken clavicle in fall drills. Running back Jahmir Smith is expected to be back running this week, but Kelly's comments on him indicated he was more in the 'questionable' range. Smith has been d Receiver Michael Young will be out, Kelly said, needing another week of recovery time from the broken collarbone he suffered in an Aug. 18 practice. DawgNation Georgia-Notre Dame World of difference in Jake Fromm now from 2017 Georgia newcomers proving pivotal to season success Jake Fromm, Crush it and flush it,' on to Notre Dame Kirby Smart sets relaxed tone for showdown with Irish Brian Kelly says Irish found themselves' in 66-14 win Notre Dame coach says team in position to win national title More amazing catches from George Pickens, more growth needed ESPN announces return to Georgia for College GameDay The post Georgia coach Kirby Smart: OT Isaiah Wilson coming along well' appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Jake Fromm chuckled when asked to reflect on his last performance against Notre Dame, back in 2017. 'I didn't think I played my best game at all,' said Fromm, who quarterbacked a 20-19 win over the Irish in South Bend in his first start as a true freshmen. 'I just put it on Nick and Sony's backs and said, Hey guys you gotta help me out here.' ' Two years later, it's Fromm leading the No. 3-ranked Bulldogs into a national showdown with No. 7 Notre Dame at 8 p.m. on Saturday night in Sanford Stadium. 'There's a world of difference,' Georgia coach Kirby Smart said, comparing the current version of Fromm to the true freshman of two years ago. 'He was a young, nervous, composed freshman, and now he's a confident, experienced junior, and he continues to get better, he makes good decisions.' The numbers reflect as much. Fromm entered the 2019 campaign with the second-highest pass efficiency rating of returning quarterbacks, and he's currently 8th in the nation with 5 TD passes, no interceptions and a 194.60 mark. Irish coach Brian Kelly said he isn't surprised, having recognized Fromm's ability in the teams' first meeting. 'I thought he was extremely efficient, he took care of the football,' Kelly said on his Sunday teleconference. 'You get a glimpse at somebody when they are freshman, and when they exhibit those sort of traits, you know you're gonna have somebody that's going to be a special payer. 'So I got a glimpse of that the first night we saw him when he played with such poise, such confidence he wasn't afraid of the moment. He stepped up big. So it doesn't surprise me he's playing at the level he's playing at.' The Bulldogs relied on the legs of Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in that last win over Notre Dame, the duo combining for 136 yards on 26 attempts. But Fromm 16-of-29 for 141 yards with a TD an interception in the last meeting delivered when called upon. Fromm directed the game-winning field goal drive in the the final minutes, connecting on 3 of 4 passes for 45 yards to set up Rodrigo Blankenship's 30-yard go-ahead field goal with 3:34 left. The Georgia defense forced a fumble on the ensuing possession, Lorenzo Carter recovering at the Notre Dame 25, and Fromm and the Bulldogs ran out the clock. ' The defense played great that night, and it was just unbelievable,' Fromm said. 'Now they come here and we'll be ready to play, got to go to work this week.' Fromm wasn't caught up in the hype that comes with playing Notre Dame back then, and he's certainly not now. 'It's just a football game, I've been playing football since I was 7 years old, you can make it as big as you want to make it,' Fromm said, asked at SEC Media Day if beating Notre Dame set the tone for the 2017 season. 'I had great teammates around me so I just followed them.' Fromm's approach has remained the same with the big game week finally here. ' You really don't worry about the atmosphere, what it's going to be like,' Fromm said. 'You know it's going to be one of the biggest games ever, but you just don't think about it that way, just come in and go to work.' DawgNation Georgia-Notre Dame Georgia newcomers proving pivotal to season success Jake Fromm, Crush it and flush it,' on to Notre Dame Kirby Smart sets relaxed tone for showdown with Irish Brian Kelly says Irish found themselves' in 66-14 win Notre Dame coach says team in position to win national title More amazing catches from George Pickens, more growth needed ESPN announces return to Georgia for College GameDay The post World of difference' in the Jake Fromm Notre Dame will see this time around appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Kirby Smart knew he had a strong 2019 signing class, but not even the Georgia head coach could have known how impactful and pivotal the newcomers would prove to be. The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) play host to No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) at 8 p.m. on Saturday. It's the first non-conference matchup of two top 10 teams at Sanford Stadium in almost 53 years. RELATED: Broadway' Notre Dame ready for big stage Georgia will be relying on a handful of players who weren't on the roster a season ago, some in more direct ways than others. Freshman tailback Kenny McIntosh is the latest newcomer to emerge in earnest. McIntosh may not get many carries against the Irish, but his performance last Saturday could be enough to trigger James Cook getting more snaps at slot receiver, where there's a need. RELATED: Shifty' James Cook impresses Kirby Smart all over 'We don't have a deep group there,' Smart conceded after the 55-0 win over Arkansas State last Saturday. 'We're thin at wideout. It's tough because guys are going down.' That's where McIntosh's emergence could factor in. McIntosh's ''dead-leg' move last Saturday was the stuff of highlight reels. This is a fifth string RB. #RBU @1_blueprint pic.twitter.com/jt5UCEnmV2 Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) September 14, 2019 'Kenny is a good player, he understands the system he's in, he chose to come here amongst one of the deepest running back corps in the country,' Smart said. 'He's not afraid of competition. He's got a brother in the NFL, he grew up in a talent-laden family. Kenny is getting better and better,' The 215-pound McIntosh broke away from the defense after his exciting move, showing top end speed on the 62-yards TD dash. The deep backfield that also features D'Andre Swift, Brian Herrien and Zamir White could free Cook to contribute at slot until players come back healthy. RELATED: Georgia receiver ranks thinned by injuries Georgia finished last Saturday's game with four receivers sidelined by injuries. Slot receiver Demetris Robertson is expected to be available for Notre Dame after being held out last Saturday with a nagging lower body injury. But opening game slot starter Kearis Jackson is expected to miss at least one more game with a broken hand, and veteran Tyler Simmons is questionable after suffering a right shoulder injury. Newcomers like freshmen George Pickens and Dominick Blaylock have answered the bell. Pickens leads the Bulldogs with nine caches for 162 yards, and Blaylock broke out with a four-catch, 112-yard Game Ball performance last Saturday. RELATED: Dominick Blaylock stars in Next Man Up' performance Grad transfer WR Lawrence Cager scored his first UGA touchdown last Saturday in addition to showing downfield blocking prowess on a 37-yard Cook TD run. Even with Pickens, Blaylock and Cager joining healthy wideouts Matt Landers and Trey Blount, Georgia would prefer a deeper rotation. Smart has talked often and openly about ways to get Cook more involved in the offense. Already, Georgia has lined Cook up wide and used him on jet sweeps. 'It's big for us because we're a physical, downhill team, and when you have to defend the 53-yard width of the field as opposed to just the depth of it, it makes it a lot tougher,' Smart explained. 'James is a hard-to-tackle guy.' Cook has taken snaps in practice each week at receiver in addition to playing quarterback in the Wildcat formation and returning kicks. Newcomer impact The top four receivers (yardage) in the WR/TE corps are newcomers: Pickens (162 yards), Blaylock (160 yards), Eli Wolf (90 yards), Cager (57 yards). Two of the five UGA players with a team-high 1.5 sacks are newcomers: OLB Nolan Smith and OLB Jermaine Johnson. McIntosh's 62-yard run and Blaylock's 60-yard pass reception are the two longest UGA plays from scrimmage this season. Brian Herrien on Kenny McIntosh run DawgNation Georgia-Notre Dame Jake Fromm, Crush it and flush it,' on to Notre Dame Kirby Smart sets relaxed tone for showdown with Irish Brian Kelly says Irish found themselves' in 66-14 win Notre Dame coach says team in position to win national title More amazing catches from George Pickens, more growth needed ESPN announces return to Georgia for College GameDay The post Georgia RB Kenny McIntosh latest of newcomers to emerge, pivotal to season success appeared first on DawgNation.
  • DawgNation will offer this report after every game which focuses on the freshmen who played, what they did and who might lose one of those newly-reshaped (four games or less) redshirts. Check out this Georgia football edition after the rousing 55-0 win against Arkansas State. Georgia has signed 12 prospects with a 5-star rating over the last two recruiting cycles. That's why the DawgNation freshman report came out after every game last season. The aim was to place a zoom lens on the freshman contributions from the nation's No. 1 signing class in 2018. This weekly edition is starting to notice a few changes in the offensive systems established by the first-year coordinator James Coley. Georgia ran the ball at will on Saturday and still threw for more yards than it piled up on the ground. The program that recruits on the basis of a Pro-Style offensive approach now finds itself starting to produce a final box score report that looks more like that Sunday league than the days of old. Georgia total offense vs. Murray State: 269 rushing yards, 292 passing yards Georgia total offense vs. Arkansas State: 268 rushing yards, 388 passing yards The opposition has something to do with that. Sure. But do you want to know how many times in the Kirby Smart era that the Bulldogs have tallied up more than 200 yards on the ground and still had the better day through the air? That answer? Two. That was one time in 2016 against Kentucky. The other occasion was last fall against Vanderbilt. How odd is that to even see the Bulldogs pile up more than 150 yards on the ground and still put up more yards through the air? That's only happened nine times during the 45 games of the Kirby Smart era at Georgia. ( The Bulldogs are 7-2 in those games with those losses coming against Tennessee in 2016 and last year against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. ) Why is this in the freshman report? Well, for the second straight week the leading rusher and the top receiver for the game included a redshirt freshman or a true freshman. It was Zamir White and George Pickens last week. True freshman WR Dominick Blaylock extended the trend on Saturday. For the second straight week, the Bulldogs have shown some unique balance with their offensive firepower with major kudos going to a true or redshirt freshman. Or both. What did the freshmen movement look like at home against Arkansas State? Let's start fast with a brisk pace around a few key weekly numbers: 30 of the 86 Bulldogs who played were freshmen (redshirt or true freshmen) Georgia did start a redshirt freshman in OLB Azeez Ojulari The Bulldogs did start a 2019 signee in graduate transfer Lawrence Cager DawgNation does not produce a freshman walk-on report, but the Bulldogs did get eight of those in on Saturday, including RB Sevaughn Clark and QB Nathan Priestley. Both were true freshmen. Who played against Arkansas State (by classes): Freshmen: 20 Redshirt freshmen: 10 Touchdowns by true or redshirt freshmen: Dominick Blaylock (1), Kenny McIntosh (1) and Zamir White (1). True or redshirt freshmen among the leading tacklers: NG Tymon Mitchell (4); S Lewis Cine (3); Tryique Stevenson (2), Bill Norton (2) Arkansas State game freshman focus Georgia played 30 redshirt or true freshmen against Arkansas State. That's 30 out of the 86 total Bulldogs who saw the field. As a means of comparison, the Bulldogs played 29 redshirt or true freshmen last week against Murry State. The big picture tallies up to 35 percent of all the Bulldogs who played on Saturday. That equates to: 1 of 3 QBs 4 of 8 RBs 4 of 9 WRs 4 of 13 OLs 4 of 8 TEs 4 of 11 DLs 2 of 7 ILBs 2 of 6 OLBs 4 of 16 DBs 0 of 2 PKs 0 of 1 Ps 1 of 2 LSs FRESHMEN BULLDOGS IN 2019 What's more important? Snaps or starts? Both are important, but there is a reason why certain players start the game and stay on the field for the biggest plays. That's because the coaches trust them to play winning football by what they have seen on the practice field. There are common instances where the scheme fit based on each opponent allows for a different starting rotation as well. Here is the weekly list of the true freshmen and redshirt freshmen that have started games in 2019. Redshirt freshman TE John FitzPatrick (1 game) Redshirt freshman WR Kearis Jackson (1 game) Redshirt freshman OLB Azeez Ojulari (3 games) Who started against Arkansas State (all freshmen) : Redshirt freshman OLB Azeez Ojulari How many different Bulldogs have played in 2019: 94 How many of those have been freshmen or redshirt freshmen: 33 (35 percent of all participation) Overall participation in 2019 Redshirt or grad transfer seniors: 9 Seniors: 7 Redshirt juniors: 5 Juniors: 15 Redshirt sophomores: 13 Sophomores: 11 Redshirt freshmen: 12 Freshmen: 21 THE BIG PICTURE, PART I Freshman Game Ball WR Dominick Blaylock (Walton High, Marietta, Ga.) Blaylock continues to make strides by the week. He didn't play in the opener at Vanderbilt but has gained steam over each of the last two weeks. He got in work as a primary receiver and as the primary punt return after senior Tyler Simmons left for the locker room to check on his injury. Georgia coach Kirby Smart made a clear path to Blaylock after several reps on Saturday, including pointing out a few techniques and coaching tips on special teams, too. It seems likely that the better Blaylock blocks each week in practices and in the games, then the more he will play in 2019. He has longest catch from scrimmage (60 yards) and also ranks second on the team in receptions (7) and yards (160) and also the co-leader in touchdown catches (2) so far in 2019. While that might seem very obtuse for one of the nation's top receiver recruits from the 2019 class, that is most definitely the Georgia way when it comes to that position. The 112 receiving yards he had on Saturday against the Red Wolves was the most for a Georgia receiver since the 2016 season. Isaiah McKenzie tallied 122 yards through the air against both North Carolina and Missouri on Sept. 3 and Sept. 17, respectively, during Smart's first season in Athens. The Dominick Blaylock stat line: 4 catches for 112 yards, 28 yards per catch, 1 60-yard TD What Kirby Smart said about Blaylock: 'Dominick didn't do anything different leading up to Vanderbilt that he's doing now. It is just [an] opportunity. He is getting an opportunity to play more. Like I said before he was very deserving to play at Vanderbilt. We just didn't get an opportunity during the game to get him in there. He's taking advantage of his opportunity.' What Smart added about Blaylock: 'Dom works every day so hard. He catches the balls thrown to him. He's got a very compact body type. He's hard to tackle. He's a very savvy route runner and he's got great hands.' Final 247Sports recruiting rankings: Nation's No. 5 WR/No. 36 overall prospect/No. 6 rated recruit in Georgia's 2019 class. Notable playing time for other freshmen against Arkansas State Freshman WR George Pickens: Pickens had five catches for 84 yards against Arkansas State, including a 32-yard catch and another big sideline grab. He now leads the team in both catches and yards for 2019. Freshman S Lewis Cine:The nation's No. 3 safety prospect from the 2019 class posted the third-highest total tackle on the team with his three total stops. He added a half-tackle for a loss and picked off a pass which he returned for 15 yards to snuff a late Arkansas State scoring drive in the end zone. He also broke up a pass. Freshman RB Kenny McIntosh: The true freshman RB from South Florida had four carries for 67 yards, including a 67-yard touchdown run. His 128 rushing yards in two games already ranks third on the team. FRESHMEN SUPERLATIVES FOR 2019 There are a number of categories in which a redshirt or a true freshmen Bulldog is already leading the team in 2019. Receptions in a game: 5 (George Pickens) Receiving yards in a game: 112 (Blaylock) Leading receiver (catches): 7 (Pickens) Leading receiver (yards): 162 (Pickens) Touchdown catches: 2 (Tied for 1st -Blaylock) Longest catch: 60 (Blaylock) Longest TD catch: 60 (Blaylock) Longest run: 62 (Kenny McIntosh) Longest TD run: 62 (McIntosh) Sacks (game): 1.5 (Nolan Smith) Sacks (season): 1.5 (Ojulari and Smith are among a five-way tie for the team lead) Tackles for a loss (game): 1.5 (Smith) Interceptions (game): 1 (Lewis Cine, tied for season-high) Interceptions (season): 1 (Cine, tied for season-high) QB Hurries (season): 4 (Smith) THE BIG PICTURE, PART II What was another buzz-worthy freshman moment of the game? It had to be at least a couple more Sanford Stadium catches for WR George Pickens. As stated earlier, Pickens had a team-high five catches for 84 yards against the Red Wolves. That was the program his older brother, Chris Humes, played for at the college level. Humes now plays cornerback in the CFL and he was bumping and pushing and pressing Pickens growing up. That has no doubt played a part in his development in high school into an Under Armour All-American and the nation's No. 5 WR recruit for the 2019 class. WHAT. A. GRAB. @GeorgiaFootball's George Pickens is a PROBLEM! pic.twitter.com/jyeW9xLQm6 SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 14, 2019 THE BIG PICTURE, PART III Redshirt freshman RB Zamir White added his second touchdown run of the season with a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter. He now has two touchdown runs on the season. That places him in a tie for second with D'Andre Swift on the team. That said, he only had six carries for 18 yards against the Red Wolves. For the season, his 141 yards on 19 carries is also good for second on the team. Swift leads all Bulldogs with his 290 yards on 34 attempts. Did the Zeeeuuuus' happen on his first carry? Yes It does say something about the future of this program when we can get this deep into the freshmen report before we can shine a light on the nation's No. 1 RB prospect from the 2018 class.This continues to be an even better story when that freshman is the redshirt RB from Scotland County in North Carolina. PLEASE READ: The definitive DawgNation story on Zamir White THE BIG PICTURE, PART IV HOT BOARD: Game-by-game freshman heat check Let's continue the blog with an assessment of the five most valuable freshmen and redshirt freshmen to the team for the 2019 season. We debut this feature for the first time this week after three games. It is a nod to the top freshmen (redshirt or true) who have impacted the overall balance of the season up to this point. No. 1: OLB Azeez Ojulari (Redshirt freshman and a former 4-star recruit): The opinion here is that Ojulair is already among the best 10 players on the team. Easy. He might be inside the top 5 by now. He's also the only redshirt or true freshman Bulldog to start a game this season. No. 2 WR George Pickens (former 5-star recruit): Smart is right to bring up the areas in which Pickens has to work on. That's the proper way to do it in the press conference setting. That's because it already looks like the young man from Hoover High in Alabama already has as much potential as any receiver on the team at this time. No. 3 RB Zamir White (former 5-star recruit): It looks like White is clearly putting the pieces together to be one of the most complete backs on the team. He also added his first college catch out of the backfield against Arkansas State. No. 4 OLB Nolan Smith (former 5-star recruit): Smith didn't make a play against the Red Wolves as he had in the first two games, but he is already one of the best pass rushers on the team. No. 5 WR Dominick Blaylock (former 4-star recruit):Blaylock surged up into the list this week after his second consecutive strong performance. No. 6 DT Travon Walker(former 5-star recruit): Walker rounds out this list of former All-Americans making the first 'heat check' listing for 2019. He's been a first-teamer on kickoff coverage since the opener and he now appears to be a first-team contributor on the defensive line in third-and-long and dime situations. He's at least getting a good share of those reps now. FRESHMEN TO PLAY EVERY GAME The following true or redshirt freshmen Bulldogs have played in every game so far this season: S Lewis Cine ILB Nakobe Dean Redshirt TE John FitzPatrick ILB Trezmen Marshall Redshirt OLB Azeez Ojulari WR George Pickens CB Tyrique Stevenson OLB Nolan Smith Redshirt walk-on LS Payne Walker DT Travon Walker Redshirt DB Divaad Wilson Redshirt RB Zamir White Participation for 2019 signees The Bulldogs who have seen action so far in 2019 is worth watching in terms of the new redshirt rules. QB Stetson Bennett IV (redshirt sophomore): 2 games WR Dominick Blaylock: 2 games WR Lawrence Cager (grad transfer senior): 3 games S Lewis Cine: 3 games CB D.J. Daniel (junior college transfer): 2 games ILB Rian Davis: 0 games ILB Nakobe Dean: 3 games TE Ryland Goede: 2 games OLB Jermaine Johnson (junior college transfer): 3 games DL Zion Logue: 2 games ILB Trezmen Marshall: 3 games QB D'Wan Mathis: 0 games OL Warren McClendon: 2 games RB Kenny McIntosh:2 games DL Tymon Mitchell: 2 games DL Bill Norton: 2 games WR George Pickens: 3 games TE Brett Seither: 2 games OLB Nolan Smith: 3 games CB Tyrique Stevenson: 3 games WR Makiya Tongue: 2 games OL Xavier Truss: 2 games DT Travon Walker: 3 games DL Tramel Walthour: 0 games OL Clay Webb: 1 game (Murray State) TE Eli Wolf (grad transfer senior): 3 games True freshmen signees who did not play this week: ILB Rian Davis, QB D'Wan Mathis and OL Clay Webb. A few last words What did everyone have to say after Saturday's game? There were some notable post-game comments from a few Bulldogs regarding a few true freshmen or redshirt freshmen on Saturday night. Jake Fromm on what the freshmen receivers bring to the offense: 'We think that they are able to go out there and make plays. A lot of times they went out there and they did. So that's what we are doing. Trying to put guys in a position to go out and make plays and they are making plays.' Fromm on Blaylock: 'Dom did a great job all week in practice. I was like Dang this guy is going out and he's making plays' and he's really taking his job seriously. He's not having a whole lot of mental errors. You don't have to worry about him at all. He's a guy that is going to do what he is told and do it really well and he came out and got rewarded for it today and it is awesome to see for him.' Lawrence Cager on how Blaylock is getting better: 'Just grinding. Doing whatever coach is asking him to do play inside. Play outside. A lot of freshmen come in with that ego. He's not that. George [Pickens] too. Makiya [Tongue] and all of them. They just put their head down and do whatever coach asks them to do. Whether it is to play special teams or do this or that. You see them reaping the benefits. As an older guy, it is just great to see it. Young guys go to work.' Brian Herrien on that Kenny McIntosh scoring play: ' Amazing. He does that every day in practice so we know what he can do.' Herrien on Blaylock: 'Every day we are at practice when he catches a ball I will look to my left or my right and I will say that kid is going to be good I mean he is good' and he is a real good kid. He comes to work. He learns. He knows when he did something right and when he did something wrong. He just goes to work every day.' Herrien on the future of the receiver position at Georgia: 'It is going to be tough. It is going to be tough to guard, man. I mean they are real good. They are young and they are listening and learning from real good players in front of them right now. The coaches that they have they are going to have them right and ready to go.' The 2019 Freshman Reports on DawgNation Freshmen Report: Georgia 63, Murray State 17 Freshmen Report: Georgia 30, Vanderbilt 6 The post Georgia football Freshmen Report: Georgia 55, Arkansas State 0 appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Welcome to Good Day, UGA , your one-stop shop for Georgia footballnews and takes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Georgia football, recruiting, basketball and more. Georgia football winners and losers after as Bulldogs prepare for Notre Dame Winners: Newcomers at wide receiver Georgia's three leading receivers in terms of catches on Saturday were Dominick Blaylock, George Pickens and Lawrence Cager. Blaylock and Cager each caught touchdowns, while Pickens made another string of unreal catches. WHAT. A. GRAB. @GeorgiaFootball's George Pickens is a PROBLEM! pic.twitter.com/jyeW9xLQm6 SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 14, 2019 None of those three were on the team a season ago. The fact that three of them have gelled so well with quarterback Jake Fromm is a big reason why the wide receivers have alleviated some of the concerns that existed in the preseason. 'When they've had an opportunity, they've done well,' Smart said. 'They continue to improve. I'm proud of them. All the words, all the criticism that was out there, concern I should say. I think they've responded well.' We went in-depth about Pickens and Blaylock on Sunday. As for Cager, while his touchdown catch to cap the two-minute drill was impressive, he also helped spring two touchdowns with his downfield blocking. Related: As George Pickens, Dominick Blaylock continue to shine, let's remember they're still freshmen That was something that Georgia was going to miss after wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman's dismissal from the team. To see Cager impact the game in that way should bode well for his future playing time at the position. Loser: Depth at wide receiver However, it wasn't all good with the wide receiver position on Saturday. Demetris Robertson who caught a touchdown in each of Georgia's first two games was held out of the game with what Smart called nagging injuries. Then Tyler Simmons left Saturday's game with what was called a right shoulder injury. In addition to starting at wide receiver, Simmons doubles as the team's starting punt returner. Blaylock took over for Simmons after the senior left the game. Related: More on injuries to the Georgia wide receivers Those two injuries, in addition to Kearis Jackson and his broken hand, put a lot on Pickens, Blaylock and Cager. They came through on Saturday, but the Bulldogs face a much tougher task against an experienced Notre Dame secondary. It will be worth watching how active Robertson and Simmons are in practice this week. Winner: All of Georgia's running backs All five of Georgia's scholarship running backs found the endzone on Saturday. And what's most encouraging is that they all scored in a variety of ways. Zamir White and Brian Herrien both scored in goal-line situations, an area where Georgia struggled a season ago. D'Andre Swift took a screen pass for a 48-yard touchdown. James Cook had an end-around that went for another touchdown. And all of those paled in comparison to what Kenny McIntosh did. The freshman from Miami did his best D'Andre Swift impression, left a defender in the dust with a dead leg and scored on a 62-yard touchdown. Kenny McIntosh crossin n saucin like he on the hardwood !! @1_blueprint #6Era pic.twitter.com/d4TzIDcKbG nostradawgus (@nostradawgus) September 14, 2019 'I'm excited for him. I told him like I tell everybody, go out there and play like you're a senior in high school,' Herrien said of McIntosh. 'Because as a senior in high school, it didn't matter who was out there. You're the biggest, strongest and fastest out there and you're gonna go get it.' That Georgia can use all of its running backs as a different tool in a Swiss Army Knife is a real testament to how well the offense has looked under new offensive coordinator James Coley. And it's just another reason why Georgia should be considered RBU'. Winner: Georgia fans No one connected to the Georgia football program had a better week from a national perspective than the Georgia fan base. National media outlets from across the country praised the effort made by Georgia fans after their efforts in the Pink Out in support of Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson. Georgia players also took notice of the effort made by fans in a game that wasn't exactly a marquee match-up. 'It just shows how great a community, a fan base it is to support something like that,' Cager said. 'That really touched me. It's big when something like that happens, so I love it.' Related: Arkansas State coach overwhelmed' by pink-clad Georgia fans show of support Then on Saturday night, Georgia fans got rewarded, as ESPN's College GameDay announced it would be coming to Athens for the first time since 2013. A T H E N S @NDFootball x @GeorgiaFootball see you next week! ( @HomeDepot) pic.twitter.com/WhWHZxKtFm College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 15, 2019 What was already going to be a supercharged environment, just got upped to another level. Saturday is going to be a very special and memorable day in Athens. Loser: The SEC East In the first week of the season, South Carolina lost starting quarterback Jake Bentley to what turned out to be a season-ending foot injury. Then in week two, Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson had a knee injury that put an end to his season. On Saturday night, Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks suffered a dislocated ankle that will likely' put him out for the rest of the season, according to Florida coach Dan Mullen. Franks' back-up, Kyle Trask, did end up leading to No. 9 Gators to a comeback win over Kentucky. The injury to Franks now means that three of the seven starting quarterbacks in the SEC have seen their seasons end due to injury. Hopefully, all three players heal from their injuries. But for the rest of the conference, it's going to much harder to take down the Bulldogs with half of the challengers relying on their back-up quarterbacks. More Georgia football stories from around DawgNation Playing for Notre Dame like being on Broadway,' Irish ready for big stage Georgia favored by double-digits over Notre Dame in battle of Top 10 teams With release of latest polls, Georgia-Notre Dame officially set as a top-10 matchup WATCH Georgia QB Jake Fromm: Crush it and flush it,' on to Notre Dame Georgia receiver ranks thinned: Demetris Robertson held out, Tyler Simmons shoulder injury ESPN College GameDay announces it will be in Athens for Georgia football-Notre Dame game WATCH: Georgia football coach Kirby Smart sets relaxed tone for Notre Dame Dominick Blaylock stars as Next Man Up' More amazing catches from George Pickens, more growth needed Dawgs on Twitter We are gonna need your help again next week against Notre Dame! We encourage all fans to WEAR BLACK next week for our 8pm kick! Let's get #BlackoutNotreDame going! pic.twitter.com/4DYSSISffv UGA Spike Squad (@UGASPIKESQUAD) September 14, 2019 I can tell that boy never struggled financially in life https://t.co/qPi18P9vIK Juice Wims (@Javon_Juice) September 15, 2019 Count it. #ATD #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/7NFFGiA1ei Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) September 15, 2019 This throw by Stafford! The catch by Golladay! @Lions take the lead over the Chargers! : CBS : NFL app // Yahoo Sports app Watch on mobile: https://t.co/y8YLGKmeTf pic.twitter.com/Oc1olh1k9y NFL (@NFL) September 15, 2019 Good Dawg of the Day This is Zenith. He is debuting his newest invention, the pupcorn hoodie. A never before seen combination of comfort and proximity to your snack. 14/10 already has it tradebarked #SeniorPupSaturday pic.twitter.com/vZM0YMOvBA WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) September 14, 2019 The post Winners and losers as Georgia football readies for Notre Dame appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly suggested only minor differences in his program and Georgia's since the team's played a thriller in South Bend just over two years ago. The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) play host to the No. 7-ranked Fighting Irish (2-0) at 8 p.m. on Saturday with College GameDay on hand leading into a national CBS television audience. RELATED: Georgia favored by double-digits in historic showdown Kelly said Sunday one thing that hasn't change is Notre Dame's national appeal, as he compared playing for the Fighting Irish to 'being on Broadway' during his Sunday teleconference. 'It's a broadway show, you're on stage every game you play, it's on national TV,' Kelly said. 'They (Notre Dame players) know that all their games are broadcast either on NBC, or CBS, or ESPN or ABC, so they know they're in that spotlight and they choose to come to Notre Dame because they want that, they relish that opportunity.' Kelly, 23-3 since dropping a 20-19 classic to Georgia on Sep. 9, 2017, said the style of his team is similar to when the teams last met. 'I think the quarterback position is a little different, obviously with Brandon Wimbush we had much more of a running quarterback, though he certainly played well the night,' Kelly said. 'I think you're looking at an offense that has a little bit more diversity, in terms of what it can do with the tight end position and wide receivers.' Kelly said the Notre Dame offensive line is similar to the 2017 version, both with 'really good' players. Kelly looks at Georgia 25-5 since the teams' last meeting and sees bigger players on the offensive and defensive lines than in the 2017 matchup. 'The defensive line is a bigger defensive line than they've had, then the one we played a couple of years ago,' Kelly said. 'So certainly the offensive line and the defensive line are a little bit different than what we saw a couple of years ago.' Kelly said he sees the 2019 Bulldogs' offensive personality as similar to the one that featured NFL backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in 2017. 'Structurally very similar ,' Kelly said. 'Great running game, big physical offensive line, so there's a lot of similarities structurally. 'Big-play players at the running back position an outstanding football team in all areas.' Georgia opened as a 12 1/2-point favorite to beat the Irish. But Kelly made it clear following his team's 66-14 win over New Mexico that he feels the Irish found the playmakers they need. 'We know we've got some guys that can make plays,' said Kelly, who saw five difference players score their first career touchdowns in the win over the Lobos. 'It allows us now to put the pieces together as to how we want this offense to continue to move forward, knowing we have guys that have the confidence to make plays.' And, Kelly indicated, knowing the Irish have the players capable of handling the national spotlight. 'They don't see it as pressure,' Kelly said 'they see it as a privilege, and they enjoy it.' DawgNation Georgia-Notre Dame Jake Fromm, Crush it and flush it,' on to Notre Dame Kirby Smart sets relaxed tone for showdown with Irish Brian Kelly says Irish found themselves' in 66-14 win Notre Dame coach says team in position to win national title More amazing catches from George Pickens, more growth needed ESPN announces return to Georgia for College GameDay The post Playing for Notre Dame like being on Broadway,' Irish ready for big stage appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Georgia coach Kirby Smart put a dominating 55-0 win in perspective, and then casually addressed the biggest home game in recent memory. RECAP: How Georgia beat Arkansas State, injuries and news from game The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) will collide with No 7-ranked Notre Dame (2-0) at 8 p.m. next Saturday in a game expected to draw ESPN's popular GameDay crew along with a monster television audience. 'As far as the stage, the biggest thing we can do is let the players relax and play,' Smart said following Georgia's dominating win over Arkansas State on Saturday. 'The team that makes the fewest mistakes will usually win that game. The team that overanalyzes it, hypes it up and makes it bigger than it larger than life, sometimes that gets you in trouble.' Smart knows all about the dialing down the emphasis on one game, having spent most of the offseason fending off questions about a so-called 'Alabama hump.' The Tide, of course, came from two scores back to beat Georgia in the 2017 CFP title game and the 2018 SEC Championship Game. Of course, it was Smart and the Bulldogs that came from behind to beat Notre Dame in South Bend in 2017, Jake Fromm's first start at quarterback. 'We've played in a lot of big games, we've got a lot of kids in that team room that have played in big football games,' Smart said, 'so they're not going to be intimidated by that. 'But Notre Dame is a very good football program, they have a very good football program, they have a very good team, they have a very good coaching staff that does a tremendous job. They were one of the top four teams in the country last year.' Smart felt Georgia was one of the top four teams, too, which makes it pretty clear the Bulldogs' head coach ultimately felt a one-loss Oklahoma team deserved to be out. But that was then and this is now, and next Saturday's game will likely have College Football Playoff implications, both Smart and Irish coach Brian Kelly confident that have national championship caliber talent this season. Next opponent Notre Dame believes it's national champion material Smart said he knows the Irish's style of play from two seasons ago, but he hasn't studied them closely enough this season to make a judgment on their speed and line play. 'I haven't watched Noter Dame,' Smart said. 'I didn't watch them last year because we didn't play them, and I haven't seen them yet, so that would be a hard question for me to answer . 'They recruit the same players we do, so when we go knocking on doors, we're going after the same guys, so they have a really good football program.' Georgia football coach Kirby Smart DawgNation Georgia-Arkansas State More amazing catches from George Pickens, more growth needed UGA football report card, Georgia football aces final pre-test Georgia football Game Ball: Dominick Blaylock stars as Next Man Up' Bulldogs stock report: More ups than downs in 55-0 win over Red Wolves Injury alert: UGA senior captain leaves game with shoulder injury The post WATCH: Georgia football coach Kirby Smart sets relaxed tone for Notre Dame appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATHENS Georgia football has opened as a 12 1/2-point over Notre Dame in the teams' 8 p.m. Saturday showdown at Sanford Stadium. The No. 3-ranked Bulldogs (3-0) face the No. 7-ranked Fighting Irish (2-0) in the first non-conference matchup of Top 10 ranked teams at Sanford Stadium since 1966. Back then, it was a No. 7-ranked UGA team beating at No. 5 Georgia Tech team 23-14. RELATED: Jake Fromm ready to crush it and flush it' Plenty has changed since then, including the potential ramifications. The College Football Playoff Committee will surely be looking on, as both Georgia and Notre Dame are championship contenders. Both the Bulldogs and the Irish are coming off their most impressive performances of the season. Georgia beat Arkansas State 55-0 in Sanford Stadium on Saturday, while later that day Notre Dame pounded New Mexico 66-14. Irish coach Brian Kelly, who led Notre Dame to an undefeated regular season in 2018 en route to the CFP, said his played understand the challenge waiting for them. 'Make no mistake about, they understand the caliber of play that is going to be needed at Georgia,' Kelly said on his Sunday teleconference. 'Certainly, when you have Georgia, the No. 3-ranked team in the country, on national television, it's (ESPN) GameDay, all the eyes are on you,' Kelly said. 'That's why you play these games, so the guys are pretty excited about it.' It's the first time the ESPN GameDay set has been in Athens since a 44-41 Georgia win over LSU on Sept. 28, 2013. That was also the most recent time two top 10 teams played in Sanford Stadium. WATCH: Kirby Smart sets relaxed tone for Notre Dame game Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said Saturday his program aims to take a business-as-usual approach to Saturday's game with Notre Dame. 'As far as the stage, the biggest thing we can do is let the players relax and play,' Smart said. 'The team that makes the fewest mistakes will usually win that game. The team that overanalyzes it, hypes it up and makes it bigger than it is and makes it larger than life, sometimes that gets you in trouble. 'We've played in a lot of big games, we've got a lot of kids in that team room in our building that have played in big football games, so they're not going to be intimidated by that.' DawgNation Georgia-Notre Dame More amazing catches from George Pickens, more growth needed UGA football report card, Georgia football aces final pre-test Georgia football Game Ball: Dominick Blaylock stars as Next Man Up' Bulldogs stock report: More ups than downs in 55-0 win over Red Wolves Injury alert: UGA senior captain leaves game with shoulder injury The post Georgia favored by double-digits over Notre Dame in battle of Top 10 teams appeared first on DawgNation.

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  • A Texas man is accused of being naked and assaulting a 58-year-old woman with her wheelchair outside her apartment Friday. >> Read more trending news  According to court documents, Williard Lee Houston, 39, assaulted the woman, KXAN reported. He was arrested and booked into the Travis County Jail on a count of injury to a disabled individual, KEYE reported. He was being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond, according to arrest records. Police said they found the woman found the woman lying in a stairwell, bleeding from her mouth, KXAN reported. Police said the woman told them 'the naked man beat her,' according to court documents. The woman was taken to an area hospital, where she was treated for a fractured wrist and possible fractures to her nose and ribs, KEYE reported. According to court documents, Houston told police he hit the woman with her wheelchair about 10 times, KXAN reported. Police said Houston started screaming expletives and said, ”That was my first time hitting an old lady… I show mad respect for a woman.” The woman told police she did not recall what led to the assault, the television station reported.
  • Following an article posted by The New York Times this weekend, several Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh on allegations of sexual misconduct from his time as a student at Yale University. On Sunday, the Times reported that Kavanaugh faced a separate allegation of sexual assault from his undergraduate days and that the FBI did not investigate the claim. However, the story has come under some scrutiny. The Times tweeted a promotion for the story, which they later deleted and apologized for, then added an editor's note to the online story explaining that the female student mentioned in the new claim declined to be interviewed about the allegations and that friends say she does not recall the incident. The Times' article was an excerpt from a book about Kavanaugh that is to come out in a couple of weeks. Kavanaugh fought sexual assault allegations prior to his confirmation by the Senate last October, facing many in Congress who said he was unfit for the position. Amid the renewed call from Democratic candidates and others in Congress, many are asking if and how a Supreme Court justice, who is appointed to the position for life, can be removed from the bench. Here's a look at the impeachment process for sitting federal judges and others. >> Read more trending news  Can a Supreme Court justice be impeached? Yes, a Supreme Court justice can be impeached. Article II Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution gives the House of Representatives the power to impeach federal judges and gives to the U.S. Senate the right to vote to remove judges who have been impeached. The section reads: 'The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.' Judges are considered part of the 'all civil Officers of the United States' portion of the section. What can a Supreme Court justice be impeached for? The Constitution lays out two specific actions and one vague description of something that could lead to impeachment and removal of a justice from the bench. The Constitution says a person may be removed from office for convictions of 'Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.' While treason and bribery are spelled out, high crimes and misdemeanors are a little vaguer. High crimes and misdemeanors are generally seen as a violation of the public's trust. Sexual assault would fall under that category. How does impeachment work? Impeachment for justices works the same way as impeachment for a president or vice president would work. Here are the steps in the process for impeaching a federal justice: In the House First, an impeachment resolution must be introduced by a member of the House of Representatives. The speaker of the House must then direct the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary (or a special committee) to hold a hearing on the resolution to decide whether to put the measure to a vote by the full chamber and when to hold such a vote. A simple majority of the Judiciary Committee must approve the resolution. If the Judiciary Committee approves the resolution, it moves to a full vote on the House floor. If a simple majority of the those present and voting in the House approve an article of impeachment, then the justice is impeached. In the Senate The procedure then moves to the Senate where a 'trial' is held to determine if the justice committed a crime. There is no set procedure for the trial. Details outlining how the trial is conducted would be set by the Senate leadership. Members of the House serve as 'managers' in the Senate trial. Managers serve a similar role as prosecutors do in a criminal trial, they present evidence during the procedure. The justice can have counsel to represent him during the Senate process. Unlike in the trials of an impeached president or vice president, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court would not preside over the trial of a justice. In an impeachment trial of a Supreme Court justice, the vice president would oversee the proceedings. Senators listen to the evidence presented, including closing arguments from each side and retire to deliberate. Senators then reconvene and vote on whether the justice is guilty or not guilty of the actions he is accused of. It takes a two-thirds vote of the Senate to convict. If the justice is found guilty, he is removed from office immediately. The result of the hearing in the Senate, along with a charge in the House that a justice has committed a crime is not a legal one. No penalty, other than removal from office, is brought against a justice in an impeachment hearing. Has any Supreme Court justice been impeached? Samuel Chase, who was appointed by President George Washington, was impeached in 1804 for 'arbitrary, oppressive, and unjust' decisions on the court. The Senate declined to remove Chase from office on the House's recommendation of impeachment, saying a justice should not be removed from the court because his or her decisions are not popular.
  • Two men have been issued summons after National Park Service officials said they walked up to the edge of Old Faithful. The men, whose names have not been released, stepped off the boardwalk that keeps tourists a safe distance from the geyser and looked directly into the hole in the Earth, NBC News reported. >> Read more trending news  One man used his cellphone to take a close-up photo of the spout on Tuesday, ABC News reported. The men now face a summons for thermal trespassing and are scheduled to appear in court in December, according to NBC News. 'Thermal area safety is an extremely important part of any trip to Yellowstone,' officials said in a statement, NBC News reported.  Water shoots into the air at Old Faithful at 200 degrees, ABC News reported. But steam can reach higher than 350 degrees. Several people have been cited for walking onto the geyser over the years, The Associated Press reported. Others were burned when they fell or stepped on the thermal features of Yellowstone.
  • An elementary school student in Kansas has died after getting injured in a horseback riding accident. Local news outlet NewsCow reported that the family of 7-year-old Max Henderson died at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, Monday. Max was hurt when a horse flipped over on him Sunday, the family said. >> Read more trending news  Max was rushed to William Newton Hospital in Winfield, Kansas and stabilized. He then transported Wesley Medical Center where he had surgery. He died shortly after, his family said in a Facebook post, according to NewsCow. KAKE reported that Max and his family were involved in rodeo activities in the Cowley County area and across Kansas. He was a student at Country View Elementary School, which also issued a statement on his death and said there would be professional support for students, parents and staff. 'Max had the most amazing 7 years possible. He said many times that he wanted to be 7 forever. I think deep down he knew he wasn't here for a long time. We are honored to have been his parents and grateful for every second,' Max's parents, Shane Henderson and Missi Henderson, said in a statement, according to KAKE. 'We will honor his life by living out the rest of our earthly days with happiness and fun. We will miss him. Oh my, we will miss him,' the statement continued. 'We will have sad days, but we will not live sad lives. Please raise us up in prayer to help us to live as Max would wish. Without fear & full of happy times and fun. I would say fly high, but he's already there.
  • What do you do when you cross paths with a 400-pound feral hog on a golf course?  >> Read more trending news  It's a good idea to let the pig through. And it's an even better idea to call wildlife officials.Especially in southern Texas, where feral hogs are considered a nuisance. Trappers in southern Texas caught the giant porker on the course last week near San Antonio in Bexar County, WOAI reported. Wyatt Walton, of Lone Star Trapping, a trapping service in San Antonio, said the hog was captured by dogs, the television station reported. Walton said more than 3,200 feral hogs have been trapped and removed from neighborhoods in Bexar County, WOAI reported.
  • A longtime assistant Los Angeles city attorney killed himself last week after gunning down his wife and 19-year-old son, police officials said. Authorities were alerted to the killings when Eric Lertzman’s daughter, 25, fled to a neighbor’s house after escaping through a bathroom window, according to an LAPD news release. The dead include Lertzman, 60; his wife, Sandra Lertzman, also 60; and their 19-year-old son Michael Lertzman. The daughter’s identity was not revealed by police, but Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer identified her as Rachel Lertzman. Sandy Lertzman's sister, Cindy Stern, wrote on Facebook of the shock of the tragedy. “You never think this is going to happen to your immediate family,” Stern wrote. “Still in shock, but completely heartbroken about losing my dear sister Sandy, nephew Michael and brother-in-law Eric to gun violence today. Grateful beyond words that Rachel survived.” A GoFundMe page set up to help Rachel Lertzman in the wake of her family’s deaths had raised more than $122,000 as of Monday morning. >> Read more trending news According to police, dispatchers received a call around 9 a.m. Wednesday for shots fired and an assault with a deadly weapon at the Lertzman home in Northridge. Greg Demos, the neighbor from whom Rachel Lertzman sought help, told KTLA she ran over in her pajamas and said her father had tried to shoot her. She was “upset, confused distraught, somewhat in shock,” as she recounted what happened, Demos told the news station. “‘I don’t know what to tell you, Greg, but this is what just happened in my house, and I don’t know what to do,’” Demos recalled her telling him. “She said, ‘My dad took a shot at me, and my mom and my brother are still inside.’” Demos told ABC7 in Los Angeles that he and Rachel Lertzman ran back to the family’s home. “I went with her to the door and I knocked on the door, yelled. Nothing,” Demos told the news station. “We went to the back. She had locked the doors and left. She said my mom and my brother are still inside. We pummeled on the door, yelled for her dad, yelled her mother’s name and brother’s name. No answer. “And that's when we called the police.” Police officials said the investigation showed Eric Lertzman shot and killed his wife in their bedroom, then attempted to shoot his daughter in her bedroom across the hall. She locked herself in a bathroom for safety. Lertzman then went to his son, Michael, and killed him, authorities said. Watch ABC7's live coverage of the police response to the Lertzman home below. “During this time, (Rachel Lertzman) escaped through the bathroom window and ran to a neighbor’s residence,” the news release said. “Eric returned to the master bedroom, where he turned the weapon on himself, ending his own life.” According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office, Eric Lertzman died of a gunshot wound to the head. Both Michael and Sandra Lertzman died of multiple gunshot wounds. Their deaths were classified as homicides, while Eric Lertzman's death was labeled a suicide. Two handguns were found in the home, according to police. Feuer said on Twitter that Eric Lertzman had been with the city attorney’s office since 2005. “This is a horrible tragedy,” Feuer said in a statement. “As we search for answers to how this could happen, we mourn the victims and envelop those left behind with our love during this time of unbearable loss. Of course, we will provide members of our city attorney family with needed counseling and support.” Police officials said detectives were still searching for a motive, but “investigators believe the recent loss of a loved one and ongoing health issues played a significant role.” Eric Lertzman’s mother, Phyllis Lertzman, died Aug. 26, according to her obituary. NBC Los Angeles reported that Eric Lertzman had taken leave from work after undergoing a recent colon surgery. The attorney's health had deteriorated over the past year or so, neighbors said. “Just terrible it came to this, that he couldn’t reach out to us or other family members for help,” longtime family friend Russ Beck told the news station. Beck described Eric Lertzman as a “kind soul” who enjoyed riding dirt bikes until his health no longer allowed it. Lertzman’s Facebook page, which had little activity, shows him standing next to a motorcycle and wearing riding gear. Eric and Sandy Lertzman had been married for 33 years, according to social media posts. A post on Sandy Lertzman's Facebook page indicated they celebrated their anniversary Aug. 24, less than three weeks before the homicides. In a 2016 Facebook post, Sandy Lertzman described her husband as a “supreme” husband and father. “I love you forever and can’t wait to share at least the next 30 years with you,” she wrote. In a 2017 anniversary post, which was accompanied by a wedding photo, she described Eric Lertzman as her best friend. Sandy Lertzman also heaped praise on her children on social media. On a birthday post about Rachel Lertzman, the proud mother described her as “amazing, beautiful, charismatic, dedicated, ever-environmental, fabulous, gorgeous, honest, intelligent, journey-driven, kind, loving, multitalented, nondiscriminatory, over-the-top, passionate, quick-witted.” When Michael Lertzman turned 18 in 2017, she wrote: “You are an awesome human being, and we are proud of you and love you! XO, Mom and Dad.” She expressed similar sentiments in October, when her son turned 19. 'From the day you were born, you've brightened our world, and we're very proud of you for the awesome person you are,' she wrote. Family and friends of the Lertzman family expressed shock and sorrow over the killings. Aviva Eagle, who described herself as a cousin, said Sandy Lertzman was “always full of love and always smiling.” Eagle described Michael Lertzman, a student at California State University Northridge, as smart with his whole future ahead of him. Alan Dreiman, president of the university’s chapter of Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, wrote of the teen’s warmth. “Michael was a shining light in our lives, a wound that will never heal,” Dreiman wrote. “A huge thank you to everyone who has offered support. That is the only thing getting everyone through these terrible times. Our condolences are sent out to family, friends, and the community. May we all stay strong.” Chabad at CSUN, the university’s Jewish Student Center, also mourned him on social media. “We are beyond devastated by the horrific news of today,” a post on the group’s Facebook page read. “Chabad at CSUN stands with our AEPI (Alpha Epsilon Pi) brothers, as well as the Northridge community.” Camp Alonim, a program of the American Jewish University-Brandeis Bardin Campus in Simi Valley, said the teen was a longtime camper and staff member. “Mikey’s personal warmth, his gentle spirit, his wide smile and his infectious enthusiasm will never be forgotten,” the group’s Facebook page read. “He will always be a beloved member of our Camp Alonim family. We send our deepest condolences to his sister, Rachel (CIT '10), and the many people whose lives Mikey touched.” A woman named Erica Hartman responded that she had seen Michael Lertzman the Friday before he was killed. “He ALWAYS had a smile on his face and greeted everyone with nothing short of genuine happiness,” Hartman wrote. “We are devastated by this horrible news,” Julie Hertel wrote. “I know there are many current and former campers, my daughter included, that are heartbroken, shocked and numb to hear this news. “Campers should look to their camp family to help them through this difficult time. It helps to be with or talk with others that knew and loved Mikey. Share your stories and memories about him, this will bring comfort to you and your friends. My heart goes out to everyone impacted by this awful situation.”