Items of interest

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

A few articles of housecleaning as we return to our regularly scheduled programming:

– Anthony Dasher, in an exclusive interview on ugasports.com, got Southwest DeKalb’s Kendrun Malcome to explain to his narrowing of his list of schools to two. (It’s a pay site and a subscription is required).

– A big thanks to Michael Carvell for his work on Georgia getting the commitment from Newnan’s Alec Ogletree while I was away. From Da’Rick Rogers to Brent Benedict to Ogletree, the Bulldogs are putting together as solid a class as you can prematurely evaluate before they’ve ever practiced a down in red and black. We’ll see what they look like in a few years.

– Speaking of possible additions to that solid class, the Plain Dealer in Cleveland is calling Jordan Hicks the best linebacker prospect in Ohio. And Georgia is in on him. Hicks, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound rising senior, has narrowed his choices to the Bulldogs, Ohio State, Florida, USC, Texas and Alabama.

– There may be more news coming out of Woodward Academy, after Juwan Thompson’s commitment to Duke last Friday. Henry Anderson, the defensive end who generates the most attention at Woodward, is about to narrow his list of schools down to 10, according to assistant coach Ryan Davis.

54 comments Add your comment

Dawggirl

June 30th, 2009
7:17 am

1st!!!!!

Ohio Boy on the DAWGS team? What’ll they think of next?

Diamond Dawg

June 30th, 2009
7:19 am

Come on down to the dirty dirty!!! Go Dawgs!!!!!!!

Bubba

June 30th, 2009
7:49 am

Did not UGA get an Ohio (Youngstown) athlete some years ago named Frank Sinkwich? Go DAWGS!

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
9:00 am

I’ll tell you what your “Items of interest” should be. Georgia Tech, Florida and Alabama. They are the last three teams to humiliate YOU!

Stonewall B

June 30th, 2009
9:20 am

Look here yellow fuzz, Tech beat Georgia 45-42, and it took Tech to grind out a few first downs to win the game. But what LSU did to your team on New Year’s Eve must be beyond humiliation. If you check the record Georgia beat LSU like a drum in Baton Rouge. CPJ is doing a great job there, but how about Tech beat Georgia more than once every eight years to start bragging about owning the Dawgs.

Sanford Drive

June 30th, 2009
9:20 am

At least we lost to BCS elligible schools. Gardner Webb, dude.

Tar Heel

June 30th, 2009
9:25 am

Did not take long for Tech to show its ass this morning. Congrats Yellow Fuzz. You will now die a martyr. One virgin meets 72 others.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
9:34 am

Stonewall,
Stupid is as stupid does.

I am pretty sure I am not addressing LSU fans on this blog. I can’t because they put us in our place.

However, I am addressing UGA fans with great pleasure because we certainly put you in your place (state runner up). We slapped you kids down like an angry welfare mom in a K-Mart. You had us down TWO TOUCHDOWNS at the half, but instead of putting us away, you ended up feeling the wrath of Paul Johnson’s coaching staff which unlike yours, can make adjustments at half time and reverse the course of the game. I hope you hear me. Instead of calling recruits and doing interviews for Rivals and Scout. Com, our coaches we making adjustments. And those adjustments enabled us to have TWO guys rush for over 100 yards and end up with 408 rushing yards (in one ball game-lol) and shutting your mutt mouths for a year

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
9:37 am

Sanford Drive,

You like to get caught up in all the BCS hype don’t you? We like to settle the score on the field. And we liked doing it in your own yard!

45-42

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
9:39 am

Tar heel,

It didn’t take us too long to hand you your ass in Athens last November either.

BG

June 30th, 2009
9:41 am

Yellow fuzz how can you possibly talk smack? Your little yellow jackets have won 1 game in 8 years.

Tar Heel

June 30th, 2009
9:42 am

??????????????????

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
9:44 am

BG,

We have won 1 game in 1 year. We did it with a new coaching staff which has a complex offense that NO ONE at Georgia is smart enough to figure out for probably 5 years.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
9:46 am

Tar heel,

??????????????????

Looks like a UGA defensive check off to me.

Reality Check

June 30th, 2009
9:50 am

yellow fuzz – I guess our two rhodes scholars last year just happen to come to UGA by mistake. You can try to talk bad about UGA’s academics if you want but your facts just don’t add up. BTW, what year did you graduate from Tech? My guess is you never went there.

Tar Heel

June 30th, 2009
9:53 am

Man, and I thought this was a recruiting blog. Have fun with your new friend Doggies.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
9:56 am

Reality Check,

I am a Junior at Tech right now. And please don’t compare your degree in Recreation and Leisure Services to the one I will earn in Electrical Engineering.

You need to stay on Bill Lewis’s blog where I am banned because like you, he couldn’t handle the truth!

Laughing

June 30th, 2009
10:05 am

Good point, Yellow Fuzz. I’ll compare my UGA law degree to your GT buddy’s laughable degree in History, Technology, and Society.

Voice of Reason

June 30th, 2009
10:11 am

complex offense?? you mean Ga Tech changed over from the triple option? Although you can say that it worked against UGA last year, to say that it is a complex offense shows your complete lack of understanding of football.

Reality Check

June 30th, 2009
10:13 am

Imagine that, someone disliked you so much they banded you. I use to hold some respect for Tech Alum and their students as people but I guess everybody has low class individuals at their institutions these days.

The truth is Tech beat UGA last year. They won by three points, which is no doubt a nice win in its own right but nothing more. They have beat UGA 1 time in 8 years and 5 times since 1990. I would just expect someone to show a little more class after the track record you have had against UGA. With all of UGA’s “rednecks” you like to talk about, I don’t ever recall them saying such stupid comments to the Gators when we beat them last year because of the success they have had against us. Your school would be oh so proud of you.

And by the way, I graduated from UGA’s law school in 2004 so please don’t compare your electrical engineering bachelors degree to my JD.

Dawgtime

June 30th, 2009
10:15 am

I am amazed that these people have such lives that all they do is read UGA blogs on a daily basis and post comments that lack logic. Does UGA own your thoughts are what? If I am wrong, why are you reading UGA blogs? To add to the insanity, some of you actually believe that your delusional comments make an impact. The Dawg family gets daily laughs from the the obsessive behavior. Man, UGA’s greatness really irks some of these people. Ok, provide us with the entertainment. Yes, you have our permission. Yes, we know you are reading the blogs and desperate for us to notice you. In terms of our recruiting class, we are bringing in kids that have high character, talent, and academic status. I am so excited about the young men that we are bringing into the family. Go DAWGS. Oh yellow fuzz, the two Rhodes Scholars were majoring in microbiology/genetics and chemistry. Yelp, your ignorance is obvious. You would think that someone claiming to be majoring in electrical engineering would know that you don’t start a sentence with the word “And”. Get real dude.

Dawgtime

June 30th, 2009
10:20 am

What happened to the complex offense in the bowl game against LSU? Your 1950’s complex offense was revealed. Coaches have studied it and will pick it apart. If it is so great and complex, why did teams stop running it 30 years ago? Get back to your janitoral duties or they will fire you.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
10:37 am

Reality check,

Here is a reality check for you. YOU DID NOT BEAT THE GATORS LAST YEAR. I went to the game with my girl friend (UGA). In fact, YOU DIDNT EVEN SHOW UP! You looked worse than we did against LSU.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
10:39 am

Dawgtime,

As you will find out, our option is not your dad and grandad’s option. It is very complex, like I said, as you will find out.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
10:42 am

Voice of Reason,

See post above. There are hundreds of things you can add to the triple option and you would now that if you ever took more than high school math. AND, you guys don’t have an off week to prepare for it again this year. I will remind you in November.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
10:45 am

Voice of reason,

Your coaching staff can’t even make adjustments at half time, much less, prepare for our triple option + 50 new looks. LOL. Expect a 45-22 this fall.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
10:47 am

Laughing,

If you still live in Athens, you’re right. I guess your UGA law degree is a good thing to have defending all those players and ex players.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
10:48 am

Can’t believe that the AJC assigns TWO writers for UGA blogs and ZERO writers for Georgia Tech’s

Awwww Yeah

June 30th, 2009
10:59 am

Yellow Fuzz: Might that be a hint to you? LMAO

Laughing

June 30th, 2009
11:01 am

If GT could recruit anyone worthwhile, I’m sure Maxie would have something to write about, like with Ayers. Not sure how you can compare losing to the national champion Gators to getting whooped by an unranked LSU team that didn’t have a single win against an unranked team.

GT’s offense will continue to be effective against teams that don’t have time to prepare for it. And they’ll continue to be shut down in bowl play. That’s what you get with an offense that is primarily effective only because it’s so rarely seen.

Reality Check GT

June 30th, 2009
11:05 am

Exactly! If it is so great why doesn’t everyone use it? Why did Nebraska quit running it? People figure it out.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
11:07 am

However, I want to believe.

Herschel Talker

June 30th, 2009
11:13 am

yellow fuzz likes men

Bank Walker, Texas Ranger

June 30th, 2009
11:16 am

Yellow you are a liar, there is no way you have a girl friend. If so, I can see why you had to go to Athens to get one with the selection on North Ave. GT is not relevant is the reason why you have no beat writers, maybe if you win 8 straight over UGA you will get one. Hell Thrashers have more people covering them. GT is probably 7th for the AJC in importance behind the Dream. Now get back in the Flag Core. “They got a guy in the flag core” Larry Munson

See ya later....

June 30th, 2009
11:17 am

Yellow Fuzz. Off to another UGA blog that was just posted. That makes two for the day! LOL

BILLY JACK

June 30th, 2009
11:42 am

Enter your comments here

BILLY JACK

June 30th, 2009
11:44 am

YELLOW FUZZ HAS A GIRLFRIEND – THAT IS REALLY FUNNY.

GA Tech Insider

June 30th, 2009
11:58 am

Many of you are acting like children once again. Whose to say that just because someone goes to GA Tech they can’t ALSO attend Law School? That’s what I did.

And just because someone attends UGA doesn’t mean they’re illiterate or don’t have future plans in life, just like Tech students.

Good grief; get back to recruiting, and stick to the topic without showing your behinds at one another. Baboons do that. I hope that you’ve evolved beyond that.

tizzle

June 30th, 2009
12:00 pm

Another Commitment for the Red & Black…..Kendrun Malcome out of SW Dekalb 6-2 212 4.55. GO DAWGS!!!!

Tom

June 30th, 2009
12:11 pm

Stonewall B

June 30th, 2009
4:25 pm

Yellow fuzz I never laugh so much as I do reading your posts. Georgia was down 14 to 6 to Florida at the half. If Matthew Stafford doesn’t throw that interception then Georgia is right there with the Gators. But he did throw that interception and we all know what happened after that. But Georgia Tech losing the way it did to LSU in the Georgia Dome was embarrassing. You sound like someone who has never played football or even been around it. Georgia Tech is a great institution and has great football coaches. Please be respectful of all young men who play football and the men who coach it. Thanks for the AJC for providing a sounding board for all of us with opinions.

yellow fuzz

June 30th, 2009
8:38 pm

Stone wall, Make yourself feel better if you want. Like I said I had to go to the game and like so many sidewalk uga fans, you probably didn’t. Though the score was only 14-6 at half, Florida totally domeinated on both sides of the ball. It could have easily been 42-7 like the 2nd half ended up being. You should have heard the crowd when noshown got popped on his first carry. It was just like a the “Boom” you hear at slam dunk contests. Neither he nor Stafford were the same after that. And Caleb King and number 78 have not blocked anyone yet.

Scoring Summary Gators – Bulldogs
1st Quarter
Gators TD Percy Harvin rushed to the left for 13 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 7 – 0

2nd Quarter
Bulldogs FG Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal 7 – 3

Gators TD Tim Tebow rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 14 – 3

3rd Quarter
Gators TD Tim Tebow rushed to the left for 1 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 21 – 3

Gators TD Tim Tebow passed to Louis Murphy to the left for 44 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 28 – 3

Gators TD Tim Tebow rushed up the middle for 7 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 35 – 3

4th Quarter
Gators TD Tim Tebow passed to Percy Harvin down the middle for 25 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 42 – 3

Gators TD John Brantley passed to Deonte Thompson down the middle for 7 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 49 – 3

Bulldogs TD Joe Cox passed to Aron White to the right for 19 yard gain (Blair Walsh made PAT) 49 – 10

Long Dawg

June 30th, 2009
9:28 pm

One thing is for sure about yellow fuzz; he has no friends and he is a creep. He hangs out on Georgia blogs brcause no one else will talk to him and no one else cares about Tech football. He has a serious inferiority complex and he self-esteem is so low one win in the last eight years gives him an opportunity to spew. The tech program is sloppy and inconsistant( see gardner Webb and LSU) and save two critical turnovers and terrible tackeling in the second half it would have beeen 8 in a row. We beat ourselves. Tech deserves no credit.

yellow fuzz

July 1st, 2009
8:02 am

Lawn Dawg

LOL. What if we make it 2 in a row?

yellow fuzz

July 1st, 2009
8:16 am

Lawn Dawg

You had the luxury of changing the channel. I on the other hand had to sit through the entire thing with my sobbing girl friend who attends uga.

Here’s the Scoring Recap. The first half was no where near as close as the scoreboard indicated.

1st Quarter
Gators TD Percy Harvin rushed to the left for 13 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 7 – 0. Florida did NOT show a lack of class and send their bench onto the field to celebrate their first score.

2nd Quarter
Bulldogs FG Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard field goal 7 – 3

Gators TD Tim Tebow rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 14 – 3

3rd Quarter
Gators TD Tim Tebow rushed to the left for 1 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 21 – 3

Gators TD Tim Tebow passed to Louis Murphy to the left for 44 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 28 – 3

Gators TD Tim Tebow rushed up the middle for 7 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 35 – 3

4th Quarter
Gators TD Tim Tebow passed to Percy Harvin down the middle for 25 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 42 – 3

Gators TD John Brantley passed to Deonte Thompson down the middle for 7 yard gain (Jonathan Phillips made PAT) 49 – 3

Bulldogs TD Joe Cox passed to Aron White to the right for 19 yard gain (Blair Walsh made PAT) 49 – 10. Bulldogs bench did not empty for another classless end zone celebration after their first touchdown of the afternoon. All 30,000 Florida fans and 1,200 Georgia fans that had not left the stadium applauded Georgia’s touchdown and PAT.

Time expired

Georgia fans walked with their tails between their legs to the parking lots.

yellow fuzz

July 1st, 2009
8:24 am

Lawn Dawg,

“Georgia fans walked with their tails between their legs to the parking lots” while thousands of Florida fans did the chop thing in their faces. Hundreds did the “woof woof” thing and took photographs next to Georgia fans that had passed out in the shrubery around the stadium. VERY similar to the scene leaving Sanford “45-43″ stadium last November.

yellow fuzz

July 1st, 2009
8:27 am

I can’t wait to read the posts here in November if Tech beats you again.
You georgia fans sure seem to “have a lot of quit in you”.

ramblin wreck

July 1st, 2009
8:30 am

I hear Tech will be selling 45-42 rings in the concession stands when Georgia visits. Someone tell the 8 ex Georgia players who sold theirs on eBay.

TG

July 1st, 2009
8:30 am

WTF??

July 1st, 2009
8:32 am

You guys better hope I never find out your IP Adresses!