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  • Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss coach Kirby Smart's quest to return the Bulldogs to the top of the SEC. On episode No. 1,093 (Dec. 12, 2019) of the podcast, Georgia fans can hear a discussion about what former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields said about UGA's offense Wednesday night. Georgia football podcast: Justin Fields addresses UGA's offensive woes Beginning of the show: Former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields was in Atlanta Wednesday as part of preparations for the College Football Awards Banquet. I'll share on today's show what Fields told reporters about the Bulldogs' offensive struggles this season. Five-minute mark: I'll share some news on UGA defensive coordinator Dan Lanning, and some audio of Lanning telling an extraordinary story as part of the recent Broyles Award banquet. I'll also discuss UGA offensive coordinator James Coley's role in the recruitment of some of the Bulldogs' top targets including 4-star wide receiver Marcus Rosemy. 10-minute mark: I discuss UGA linebacker Robert Beal's reported decision to enter the transfer portal. 15-minute mark: The Sporting News' Bill Bender joins the show. Some of the topics covered include Reaction to UGA's loss to LSU An early preview of the matchup with Baylor in the Sugar Bowl Some thoughts on how other bowl games might play out And a look at how Herschel Walker emerged as Sporting News' greatest player of the last 150 years 30-minute mark: I take a look at other SEC headlines including Florida coach Dan Mullen responding to NFL rumors, LSU coach Ed Orgeron's case to be national Coach of the Year, and two high-profile de-commitments from four-star safeties. 35-minute mark: I discuss four-star offensive lineman Josh Braun's de-commitment from UGA. End of show: I share the Gator Hater Updater. The post Georgia football podcast: Justin Fields addresses UGA's offensive woes appeared first on DawgNation.
  • During his time in Athens, Rodrigo Blankenship grew to become a fan favorite thanks to his off-field personality and his kicking ability. And he was recognized for that ability on Thursday night when the senior was awarded the Lou Groza Award, which is given to the top kicker in the country. . @RodTheKicker3 wins the 2019 Lou Groza Award pic.twitter.com/AqvHgE3IEJ Southeastern Conference (@SEC) December 13, 2019 As a senior, Blankenship connected on 25 of his 31 field goal attempts, while also making all 44 of his extra points. Blankenship has not missed a single extra point in his Georgia career. In addition to placekicking duties, Blankenship has also handled kickoff duties for Georgia. He finished ninth in the country in touchback percentage this year, as 60 of his 79 kickoff attempts were not returned. This is the latest in a long list of accolades for Blankenship this season, as he was named the SEC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year as well as First Team All-SEC for his position. Related: Andrew Thomas, Rodrigo Blankenship earn SEC Player of the Year honors Blankenship is the first Georgia kicker to win the award and the third SEC kicker to do so, with the last coming in 2003. Randy Bullock of Texas A&M won it in 2003, but the Aggies were still Big 12 members at that point in time. All season, Georgia coach Kirby Smart has spoken at length about what Blankenship has meant to the Georgia program. 'What Rodrigo has done, and overcome, is just a story for the ages,' Smart said after the Texas A&M game. 'To be a walk-on, to not get a scholarship, to continue to work, get a scholarship, and continue to grind, and be as consistent as he has been in some of the toughest conditions this year that could ask a kicker to kick in. He's just been tremendous. And he's really become a weapon for us. Thank goodness. He's really become a weapon for us. He's done a great job.' Thanks to his rec specs, Blankenship is one of the most recognizable kickers in the country. He has already graduated from the University of Georgia and it seems like there's a very good chance he will be kicking in the NFL next season. To this point in his Georgia career, he's made 78 of his 95 field goal attempts and has the school record for points scored. 418 Career Points 190 Consecutive PATs 220 Career Touchbacks Career-long 55-yd FG in the Rose Bowl Five-time SEC Special Teams Player of the Week in 2019 Help Rodrigo win the Lou Groza Award by voting once a day, every day until December 5. Vote Now: https://t.co/BI16NQUNnD pic.twitter.com/RalrStzcCJ Georgia Bulldogs (@UGAAthletics) November 28, 2019 Blankenship will play his final collegiate game on Jan. 1, when the Bulldogs take on the Baylor Bears in the Sugar Bowl. More Georgia football stories from around DawgNation Report: UGA's Kirby Smart tried to hire Mike Bobo Marcus Rosemy: Georgia's top WR recruit sees great opportunity' in Athens Two Bulldogs make SEC All-Freshman Team Georgia outside linebacker Robert Beal enters the transfer portal UGA star knew early in season what type of offense Bulldogs had 5 questions about Georgia OL coach Matt Luke with Ole Miss beat writer Neal McCready Georgia safeties Richard LeCounte, J.R. Reed both say they're playing in Sugar Bowl Tate Ratledge: Kirby Smart and Matt Luke drop in to check on a priority O-line target Georgia football podcast: Matt Luke hire a major win for UGA The post Rodrigo Blankenship wins Lou Groza Award, named nation's top kicker appeared first on DawgNation.
  • UGA tried to hire Mike Bobo, according to Andy Staples , the longtime Sports Illustrated reporter who now works for The Athletic. After Bobo was terminated last weekend as Colorado State's head coach, there was rampant speculation that UGA might like to bring back Bobo as the team's offensive coordinator. Bobo, who was a player or assistant coach for the Bulldogs for 22 years, was officially hired by South Carolina on Tuesday. There weren't any media reports about Bobo actually being offered a job by UGA coach Kirby Smart, until Staples mentioned it as part of an article on Thursday: 'I think Smart will try to change the offense. The question is how far he'll be willing to go. (Smart) tried to hire (Bobo) but South Carolina coach Will Muschamp won the tug-of-war between former Georgia teammates to hire their former teammate Bobo. Bobo would have opened up the offense ' To read the rest of The Athletic's story, please go HERE. There's a lot to analyze from Staples' article. For background information, Smart and Bobo remain best of friends after rooming together as UGA football teammates in the early 1990s. Flash forward to now: UGA has a first-year offensive coordinator James Coley, who was promoted from the team's quarterbacks coach. Coley has been highly-visible this week while out on the road recruiting for the Bulldogs. Staples did not outright say that UGA specifically offered Bobo as offensive coordinator, although it appears that Bobo would've been in charge by saying 'Bobo would have opened up the offense.' If so, would Coley have been moved back to QBs coach? Thoughts on the Bobo report? Please post below. New #DearAndy: Will Kirby Smart be willing to adapt on offense? Also, which program has the best chance to join the Playoff club next season? And thanks to @AuburnElvis, I rank which Nic Cage characters would beat up other Nic Cage characters. https://t.co/Tb3JRY8sb2 pic.twitter.com/nQT05p9t4z Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) December 12, 2019 The post Report: UGA's Kirby Smart tried to hire Mike Bobo this week appeared first on DawgNation.
Football Schedule
Georgia vs Vanderbilt Sat, 8/31
Final: UGA 30 - VAN 6
Murray State vs Georgia Sat, 9/7
Final: UGA 63 -MURR 17
Arkansas State vs Georgia Sat, 9/14
Final: UGA 55 - ARK 0
Notre Dame vs Georgia Sat, 9/21
Final: UGA 23 - ND 17
Georgia vs Tennessee Sat, 10/5
Final: UGA 43 - TENN 14
South Carolina vs Georgia Sat, 10/12 -
Final: SC 20 - UGA 17
Kentucky vs Georgia Sat, 10/19
Final: UK 0 - UGA 21
Georgia vs Florida Sat, 11/2
Final: UGA 24 - FLA 17
Missouri vs UGA Sat, 11/9
Final: MIZ 0 - UGA 27
Georgia vs Auburn Sat, 11/16
Final: UGA 21 - AUB 14
Texas A&M vs UGA Sat, 11/23
Final: TA&AM 13 - UGA 19
UGA vs Georgia Tech Sat, 11/30
Final: UGA 52 - GT 7
UGA vs LSU Sat, 12/7 - KICKOFF: 4:00 PM

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  • The remains of six victims of a deadly volcano eruption in New Zealand have been recovered. Sixteen people were killed on White Island when a volcano there unexpectedly erupted Monday, The Associated Press reported. Eight military specialists recovered six of the eight victims believed to be on the island, and the bodies will be taken to Auckland for identification, CNN reported. Due to toxic gases still being released from the volcano, the team had to wear protective suits and breathing gear to be on the island, the AP reported. The search had to end as air supplies ran low, the New York Times reported. An additional recovery mission is planned to find a tour guide and boat captain who had taken tourists to the island. At least one of them is expected to be in the water, but the other person’s location is unknown, the AP reported. Forty-seven tourists, many from a Royal Caribbean cruise, and guides were on the island when the volcano exploded. Many of the people who survived were burned. Fifteen tourists not from Australia are in burn units across the country with 11 listed as very critical. Thirteen Australians who were part of the tour have all returned to their home country, the AP reported. Skin banks are sending tissues to hospitals to help treat the burns, as medical teams from Australia, Britain and the U.S. travel to New Zealand to help treat patients, the AP reported.
  • A Minnesota man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 24 years in prison in the death of his 13-day-old son. Michael Herkal, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, nearly 16 months to the day after Apple Valley police responded to an Aug. 12, 2018, medical call for an infant not breathing, WCCO reported. The child died two days later, after doctors determined he had suffered a skull fracture and bleeding in his brain. Herkal was charged initially with felony assault and malicious punishment of a child, but three additional charges of murder were filed after authorities received the autopsy report, KARE11 reported. According to WCCO, Herkal initially told authorities his toddler pulled the newborn off the couch twice but later claimed the baby slipped from his hands and fell onto a coffee table during a diaper change. During his plea hearing, however, Herkal admitted he also shook the infant violently and slapped him, the TV station reported.
  • Major League Baseball announced substantial changes Thursday to its drug use and testing policy, multiple news outlets reported. In addition to removing marijuana from its “drugs of abuse” category – making it the first major US sports league to do so – the organization announced mandatory testing for the presence of opioids, cocaine, synthetic THC, LSD and fentanyl, ABC News reported. Per the policy revisions, players will still be tested for “natural cannabinoids” such as THC, CBD, and marijuana, but punishment for violations will now be treated similarly to those of the alcohol and violence policies, ABC News reported. 'Going forward, marijuana-related conduct will be treated the same as alcohol-related conduct under the Parties’ Joint Treatment Program for Alcohol-Related and Off-Field Violent Conduct, which provides mandatory evaluation, voluntary treatment and the possibility of discipline by a Player’s Club or the Commissioner’s Office in response to certain conduct involving Natural Cannabinoids,” the league, in association with its players union, stated. According to NPR, the policy changes will take effect during 2020 spring training.  “The opioid epidemic in our country is an issue of significant concern to Major League Baseball,” MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem said in a prepared statement, adding, “It is our hope that this agreement - which is based on principles of prevention, treatment, awareness and education - will help protect the health and safety of our Players.” Read more here and here.
  • Seeking emergency mental health assistance could soon be as simple as dialing 988, federal regulators announced Thursday. The Federal Communications Commission formally began the process Thursday to designate 988 as a nationwide suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. “The three-digit number is really going to be a breakthrough in terms of reaching people in a crisis,” Dwight Holton, CEO of suicide prevention nonprofit Lines for Life, told USA Today. “No one is embarrassed to call 911 for a fire or an emergency. No one should be embarrassed to call 988 for a mental health emergency.' According to The Wall Street Journal, the new hotline is intended to simplify access to services available currently by dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the existing National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Once operational, dialing 988 would connect callers to the existing hotline and then route them to nearby crisis centers equipped to provide assistance. “We believe this historical and critical effort will turn the tide on reducing suicides and promote mental wellness in the United States,” said a statement from Kimberly Williams, chief executive of Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit that administers the lifeline, The Journal reported. Read more here and here.
  • An emergency landing by a single-engine plane snarled traffic Thursday night on Interstate 5 in San Diego, multiple news outlets reported. Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the Federal Aviation Administration, told KNSD the Cessna 182 made a hard landing on the southbound lanes around 7:15 p.m. Within 30 minutes authorities had re-opened two southbound lanes, KFMB reported. Carlsbad Fire Division Chief Mike Lopez told KNSD a man and a woman were on board traveling from the San Gabriel Airport in Los Angeles to McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad. According to KFMB, no injuries were reported, and the plane did not strike any motorists. “They did a pretty good job landing this thing,” Lopez told KNSD, adding, “The skill of that pilot, he did a stellar job.”
  • A Fort Gibson man recently showed off his blacksmith skills by taking first place in a competition television show. Nic Overton, 23, earned the top spot on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire,” which is centered around blacksmith work. Along with bragging rights, Overton won a $10,000 prize. Overton told KOKI he’s been fascinated with blacksmithing since he was a child and crafted his first knife out of a railroad spike. He managed to turn his hobby into a career. He owns his own business called Nix Knives.