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Technical State of Georgia Athletics: Georgia State football in Camellia Bowl, Georgia falls to Alabama in SEC Championship game (12.6.21) — December 5, 2021

Technical State of Georgia Athletics: Georgia State football in Camellia Bowl, Georgia falls to Alabama in SEC Championship game (12.6.21)

Georgia State offensive lineman Shamarious Gilmore (75) (Photo credit: Georgia State Athletics / Todd Drexler)

In this edition of the Technical State of Georgia Athletics, we highlight Georgia State football’s selection for the Camellia Bowl with audio from head coach Shawn Elliott. We also look at the national college football landscape including Alabama defeating Georgia in the SEC Championship game, Cincinnati making history with its selection for the national championship playoffs and Michigan’s special season under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Nate McCollum Media Day interview (8.8.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech football player Nate McCollum for an exclusive interview during the program's Media Day event August 6. Topics with the sophomore wide receiver from McDonough, Georgia included his offseason, seeing extensive playing time last season as a freshman, playing under new offensive coordinator Chip Long, working alongside teammate and quarterback Jeff Sims and preparing for the upcoming season. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Nate McCollum Media Day interview (8.8.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Paul Tchio Media Day interview (8.7.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Geoff Collins media day presser (8.6.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Miami football Jahfari Harvey 2022 ACC Kickoff interview (8.5.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Syracuse football Matthew Bergeron 2022 ACC Kickoff presser (8.4.22)
Technical State of Georgia Athletics: Georgia faces Alabama in SEC Title Game, Lincoln Riley to USC, Conference Title games preview (12.3.21) — December 3, 2021

Technical State of Georgia Athletics: Georgia faces Alabama in SEC Title Game, Lincoln Riley to USC, Conference Title games preview (12.3.21)

In this edition of the Technical State of Georgia Athletics, we preview the upcoming football conference championship games including Alabama and Georgia in the SEC Title Game, Wake Forest and Pitt in the ACC Title Game, Iowa facing Michigan in the Big 10 Title Game, Oklahoma State and Baylor in the Big 12 Title Game and more. Plus we look at the latest coaching moves including Lincoln Riley to USC, Brian Kelly to LSU, Billy Napier to Florida and more.

The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Nate McCollum Media Day interview (8.8.22) The Sports Inquirer

The Sports Inquirer spoke with Georgia Tech football player Nate McCollum for an exclusive interview during the program's Media Day event August 6. Topics with the sophomore wide receiver from McDonough, Georgia included his offseason, seeing extensive playing time last season as a freshman, playing under new offensive coordinator Chip Long, working alongside teammate and quarterback Jeff Sims and preparing for the upcoming season. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/marcel-pourtout/support
  1. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Nate McCollum Media Day interview (8.8.22)
  2. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Paul Tchio Media Day interview (8.7.22)
  3. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Georgia Tech football Geoff Collins media day presser (8.6.22)
  4. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Miami football Jahfari Harvey 2022 ACC Kickoff interview (8.5.22)
  5. The Sports Inquirer presents Fighting Peaches: Syracuse football Matthew Bergeron 2022 ACC Kickoff presser (8.4.22)
SEC Announces Football Players of the Week — October 3, 2016

SEC Announces Football Players of the Week

Release from the SEC:

OFFENSE
Derrius Guice, RB, LSU

  • Subbing for an injured Leonard Fournette, rushed for a career-best 163 yards and 3 TDs on 17 carries in LSU’s 42-7 win over Missouri.
  • Averaged 9.6 yards per carry … Scored on runs of 42, 4, and 37 yards, all in the first half as the Tigers built a 21-0 lead at halftime.
  • Also caught a pass for a 21-yard gain … Was the second 100-yard rushing game of the season for Guice and LSU has won both of those games.
  • For the game, the Tigers racked up 418 rushing yards and 634 total yards, the most ever by an LSU team in a Southeastern Conference game.

DEFENSE
Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

  • For the second-straight week, Barnett’s standout play in the second half helped Tennessee seize control of the game en route to a comeback victory. He finished with five tackles, 2.0 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in the end zone that resulted in a defensive touchdown.
  • Barnett now has 24 career sacks and leaped Todd Kelly Sr. (22.5 from 1989-92) for fifth-most in Tennessee history.
  • Barnett now ranks second among all active FBS players with 24.0 career sacks. • He also has 41.5 career tackles for a loss, leaping Dale Jones (39.5 from 1983-86) and Eric Westmoreland (40.0 in 1996, 1998-00) to move into third-place on UT’s all-time list.
  • Both of Barnett’s sacks came at key moments. Georgia’s opening drive of the third quarter halted at midfield when Barnett broke through the offensive line for a nine-yard sack. With 2:56 remaining in the game and the Vols down 24-21, Barnett sacked Jacob Eason on 2nd-and-11 in the UGA end zone and stripped the ball, which was recovered a split second later by teammate Corey Vereen to give the Vols their first lead of the game.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Dan Skipper, OL, Arkansas

  • Blocked his second field of the season and the seventh of his career on a 41-yard attempt in the fourth quarter.
  • His seven blocks are just two off the NCAA record of nine. • Helped pave the way for Arkansas’ 353 yards rushing against Alcorn State, marking the Razorbacks most yards on the ground since Sept. 13, 2014 at Texas Tech.
  • Arkansas had two 100-yard rushers and a 100-yard receiver for the first time since last season at Tennessee.

Riley Lovingood, LS, Tennessee

  • Lovingood was part of one of the most unique plays late in the game on Saturday. With 3:43 remaining in the fourth quarter, Lovingood snapped the ball to punter Trevor Daniel, who booted the ball 37 yards high in the air to the UGA 6-yard line.
  • Lovingood raced down the field to make the catch, downing the ball at the UGA 6. Two plays later, Derek Barnett strip sacked Jacob Eason in the end zone and Corey Vereen recovered the ball in the end zone to give UT its first lead of the game at 28-24 after the extra point.

FRESHMAN
Joshua Jacobs, RB, Alabama

  • The freshman running back made his first career start and recorded his first 100-yard rushing performance.
  • The native of Tulsa, Okla., rushed for a 100 yards and scored a touchdown on just 16 carries to average 6.2 yards per rush.
  • Also caught a career-best threes passes for 44 yards to give him 144 total yards from scrimmage.
  • Converted nine first downs on 19 touches, including seven rushing first downs and two in the passing game.
  • Averaged 7.6 yards per touch with long plays of 28 yards rushing and 23 yards receiving.

OFFENSIVE LINE
Ethan Pocic, C, LSU

  • Leader of LSU offensive line that paved the way for the most total yards in a SEC game for the Tigers in school with 634 total yards in 42-7 win over Missouri.
  • Played 80 snaps with five knockdowns … LSU had only two negative plays the entire night and averaged 7.7 yards on 82 plays.
  • Playing without Leonard Fournette, LSU produced two 100-yard rushers on their way to 418 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs.
  • LSU didn’t commit a turnover and registered 30 first downs and possessed the ball for 42:33.

DEFENSIVE LINE
Daeshon Hall, DE, Texas A&M

  • Hall finished the day with 6 total tackles, four solo and recorded 3.5 tackles for losses totaling 16 yards which included two quarterback sacks for losses of 12 yards and added two additional quarterback hurries.
  • After the first play from scrimmage for South Carolina notched a 75-yard touchdown run, the Aggie defense kept the Gamecocks out of the end zone the rest of the afternoon in the 24-13 victory.
Fighting Peaches: #georgiatech Paul Johnson post-game presser 9.17.16 Part One #acc #sec #vanderbilt — September 18, 2016
Two Bulldogs Named Nominees For Doak Walker Award — July 15, 2016

Two Bulldogs Named Nominees For Doak Walker Award

Nick Chubb
Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27)
. Photo credit: Sean Taylor

Release from Georgia Athletics:

Georgia juniors Nick Chubb and Sony Michel have been included as nominees for the 2016 Doak Walker Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top college running back.

The award will name 10 semifinalists on November 16 and the award’s National Selection Committee will cast votes to determine the three finalists, who will be announced on November 22.  The committee will cast a second vote beginning November 28 to determine the recipient.

The recipient of the 2016 Doak Walker Award will be announced live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on December 8 on ESPN.  The Doak Walker Award Presentation Banquet will be held in Dallas in early 2017.

Chubb, a native of Cedartown, Ga., who is also a Maxwell Award candidate, earned 2014 Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year honors and was a Freshman All-American after tallying 1,547 yards rushing and 14 rushing touchdowns to go along with 213 yards receiving and two scores.  In 2015, he was on pace for another sensational season with 747 yards rushing and seven touchdowns in six games before going down with a season-ending knee injury.

Michel, a native of Miami, Fla., picked up where Chubb left off last season and finished with 1,161 yards rushing and eight scores, along with 26 catches for 270 yards and three touchdowns.  During his freshman year in 2014, Michel played in eight games and recorded 410 yards rushing and five touchdowns.

The Bulldogs open versus North Carolina in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game onSeptember 3.

Georgia’s Brandon Kublanow Included On Rimington Watch List — July 14, 2016

Georgia’s Brandon Kublanow Included On Rimington Watch List

Georgia vs. Alabama
Georgia offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow (54) (Photo by Andy Harrison)

Release from Georgia Athletics:

Georgia senior center Brandon Kublanow has been included on the 2016 Rimington Trophy Watch List, according to an announcement from the award’s committee on Wednesday.

The committee will announce its finalists for the nation’s premier center on December 5.  The Rimington Trophy committee uses these three prestigious All-America teams to determine a winner: Walter Camp Foundation, Sporting News and Football Writers Association of America.

The winner will be recognized at the Rimington Trophy Presentation at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, Neb., on January 14, 2017.

Kublanow, a native of Marietta, Ga., is coming off a junior season that saw him earn Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference Second Team honors.  He has started the last 26 games for the Bulldogs over 2014-15.  Lining up at guard as a sophomore in 2014, Kublanow then started 11 games at center and two at guard last year.

Georgia has had 1,000-yard rushers during each of Kublanow’s seasons starting and the offensive line has protected first-year starters at quarterback during each of those years.  The 2014 Bulldogs rushed for an SEC best 257.8 yards per game.

The Bulldogs open versus North Carolina in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on September 3.