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UGA’s top football recruit will visit Notre Dame.

John Theus, the 5-star offensive tackle from Jacksonville, confirmed that he will take a recruiting trip to Notre Dame for the Oct. 22 game against Southern Cal.

“They understand that I am committed and I have been honest with them about my commitment; They know I am going to Georgia as long as Coach [Mark Richt] is there,” Theus told Chad Simmons of Scout.com.

Theus committed to UGA at Dawg Night prospect camp in July. His older brother, Nathan Theus, is a freshman long snapper on scholarship with the Bulldogs.

There have been rumors swirling around Theus about Notre Dame and Florida since he pledged to UGA. Theus called Richt to inform him. “Coach Richt was happy that I called to tell him about the visit, and he was happy that he did not have to lose any sleep over me visiting them.”

Within the last month, UGA has lost two commitments – Flowery Branch wide receiver CJ Curry switched from the Bulldogs to Oklahoma State and Goose Creek (S.C.) wide receiver Tramel Terry backed off his early pledge to the Bulldogs.

5-star OL John Theus committed to UGA in July (Special)

5-star OL John Theus committed to UGA in July (Special)

Here’s a breakdown of Theus by Chad Simmons, National Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com: “Georgia is getting one of the most college ready prospects in high school today. I truly believe that John could compete for playing time in Athens today.  He is both physically and mentally ready to step onto a college football field …  Theus is someone I have said for years has a very good shot at playing on Sundays.  He has what you look for in a five-star prospect in this business.”

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poopdawg

September 28th, 2011
4:48 am

Michael you start early. No worry Dawg fans. I still remember Coach Donnans remark when hired late in the recruiting season. ” I will find 25 men who want to be Dawgs”

7576DAWG

September 28th, 2011
4:52 am

Theus is not dumb. He knows that CMR may not be the coach next year and is covering his bases just in case. If CMR is still the coach next year he will get an extension and Theus will go to Georgia.

Paddy

September 28th, 2011
5:40 am

7576DAWG…that about covers it.

Nub

September 28th, 2011
5:48 am

Let the unwinding begin…. If you can’t run with the big Dawgs stay on the porch…. We want men that want to be Dawgs first !!!! And not prima Donna’s only using UGA as a stepping stone to the pros…. Compare and contrast Greene and Pollick to Stafford and Moreno…. The latter didn’t when squat not even one tie for the east championship !…. We have been rebuilding for three years and from the looks of it either way will be doing the same for the next three no matter what the coaching scenario might be…..

Nub

September 28th, 2011
6:02 am

As far as the bugs being 4-0 carries the same relevance as the dawgs record of 2-2 …. And that must hurt…. Yeckie…. !!! No worries we may be in the cellar in the SEC but we will still give you your annual only sold out Bobby Dump stadium and the beat down… Try to be original “we run this state” LMAO….

GT 4-0?????? NC TALK????

September 28th, 2011
6:04 am

So UGA wins against two high school teams and what do you call the 4 wins that GT has???? Also, you DARE to mention the word NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP?????? HAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAAHHAA GT will lose 4 games once their “real” schedule starts. (even if you can really call it that) GT is terrible and WILL LOSE to UGA AGAIN this year.

42-34

RedandBlackDawg

September 28th, 2011
6:17 am

GT 4-0.

You are serious and that is what is sad. Exactly, what mighty college teams has Tech. played that would make you think they are headed for a national championship this year. I think the wine you are drinking is a tad bit tainted. Boise and SC would have used your team for canon fodder. When you play some good teams, if there are any on your schedule and you can actually beat them, then you can brag. You ran up the stats on poor teams. FSU, even with two loses would hand you your luinch pail back, and you haven’t beaten Clemson yet. Do you play VA. Tech. as I suspect they will probably expose your team as well. We get that you hate UGA as anybody would after having been beaten by that team 9 out of 10 times in the last decade. But to come onto a blog and state that tech. is on it’s way to a national championship, based on the record so far, indicates that your hatred of UGA has blinded you to the fact that Tech. hasn’t done anything yet against quality opponents. Tech. should be able to beat FCS teams and the fact that you had to keep pouring it on to pad your statisitcs against them, show your team is in real need of an ego boost. Nobody outside of Techg. is the least bit impressed by your stats against an FCS team. I guess when you are a fan of Tech. you have to invent delusions. If it helps you feel better about yourself, dream on,little man. Perhaps though, you might want to wait until your team plays an opponent worthy of being in at least the top 100 in the game Between your FCS opponents and your low rated ACC win, what exactly have you done to elevate you to the NC consideration?

Bozo N. Richt

September 28th, 2011
6:53 am

We’d be much further ahead right now if we bombed Richt out of Athens in January and were on our way to recovery. The UGA brain trust is not unlike the Fed – - – they just keep kicking the can down the road.

Hmmmm...

September 28th, 2011
7:02 am

Except the Fed hasn’t won 9 out of 10 against Tech, 3 out of last 4 against Bama, 5 out of last 6 against Auburn, last 8 against ole Miss and on and on. Other than that, yea, just the same.HAHA.

Nub

September 28th, 2011
7:20 am

Hey Hmmm, why don’t you toss out our record againest UF… Tenn and SC say over the last 10 yrs… Opponents that mean something

no fan of that

September 28th, 2011
7:20 am

dude you got orange hair and your high school colors are gator too. just stay close to home. and you know what happens to uga offensive lineman. why go there?

Red & Black

September 28th, 2011
7:26 am

After a any other loss, we need to cut Richt go, get the coach search started and ended so the new man has a chance to Recruit for next season. We may lose this OL but likely could pick up someone commited elsewhere. Just losing to many players to transfer now that the ship is listing.

Adam W

September 28th, 2011
7:27 am

Of course tech plays vt red. They are in the same division. That’s why they play every year. You’re not a fan of college football to not know that. And sorry but you are in denial like most uga fans to the fact we are capable of passing the ball now. And you’re also in denial to what offense we are running. Fsu? Bwahaha. Talk about a team with no discipline. Kinda like uga. You’re in for a rude awakening this year. Remember we can pass!

Alabamadawg

September 28th, 2011
7:28 am

John Theus is one commit we really need to keep. Curry can be replaced, but we need Theus.

BCS Overrated

September 28th, 2011
7:36 am

Who needs a National Championship?

The State Championship is all that matters to us!

We can beat Tech… We have a chance!

We have a chance!

tide roll

September 28th, 2011
7:42 am

Maybe Theus can get Pyke to join him on his visit to Notre Dame. Probably not. Pyke’s probably penciled in for a weekend visit to Northeastern (not Northwestern, Northeastern). Hopefully Theus and Pyke de-commit and this opens the door for studs like Avery Young, Vadal Alexander, Davin Tomlinson, and possibly Bama commit, Brandon Greene. The way the Richt/Bobo braintrust evaluate offensive line talent, it’s no wonder Uga is mediocre. MEMO TO RICHT/BOOBOO: Stop arming your competiton with in state offensive line talent that comes back and kicks your butt. ARE YOU BLIND?? ( See Rokevious Watkins. South Carolina’s 6′5″ 345 lb. OG/OT who for the past two years has kicked UGA’S butt!) What does it take Uga fans? Sheesh.

Honest and Frank Discussion

September 28th, 2011
7:43 am

“I still remember Coach Donnans remark when hired late in the recruiting season”

And I remember when they fired him!!! It’s time for Richt to go too. His record speaks for itself. Rather get going on finding 3*s who want to play for the new coach than 5* who will bolt WHEN Richt gets fired after the UF game.

tide roll

September 28th, 2011
7:49 am

Watkins is from Creekside High. Bama commit Brandon Greene is from Cedar Grove. Different High Schools, but same result. Both leave the State of Georgia, and come back to punish the Dawgs. Kind of like tight end prospect Cam Newton from Atlanta Westlake.

BCS Overrated

September 28th, 2011
7:58 am

C’mon tide roll… You couldn’t expect Georgia to pay $180,000 for a freakin’ Tight End, now could you?

Larry

September 28th, 2011
8:02 am

This very basic. Year after year we see LSU, BAMA, Florida in the top 10 and in the running for a national championship. Coaching and the ablitiy to keep players. Georgia simlpy has lost it’s way. Richt is a nice guy making a lot of money, but UGA needs a winning coach. Bottom line. No excuses.

BCS Overrated

September 28th, 2011
8:05 am

Be realistic Larry. You can’t expect Georgia to compete with Top 10 teams. Why do you think we lost those first two games? Heck, we’re young! Nobody else has to play Freshmen like we do.

Besides, none of this will matter if we can just beat Tech!

poopdawg

September 28th, 2011
8:11 am

tide roll , your still a racist pig! Are there any white OL prospects you like?

Dawg4life

September 28th, 2011
8:15 am

Is there really a Techie on here saying that the only wins UGA has is against high school teams???? Dude, everyone you play is a high school team! Ga Tech is a high school team! C’mon Man!!!!! Ole Miss is 3 times the team that UNC is these days… Just remember a couple of years ago whe Tech was ranked in the top 10 going into Thanksgiving, and then they learned that “We Run This State”!! UGA lost to 2 top 15 teams, and I am willing to bet that if UGA played South Carolina today, we win that game. UGA is a much improved team since week 1. And just in case you are feeling punchy, go check out UGA’s def ranking against the run this year… minus our 2 starting ILBs….

PS. Tide Roll- are you still posting the same ol’ garbage….

Recruiting | MrSEC.com

September 28th, 2011
8:16 am

[...] offensive line commit John Theus plans to take an official visit to Notre Dame on Oct. 22.Theus remains committed to the Bulldogs, but he’s also keeping his options open in case there are changes he doesn’t like at [...]

tide roll

September 28th, 2011
8:16 am

Tanner Strickland was a stud. Much rather have him at OG than Atlanta Westlake and three year Bama starter CHANCE WARMACK ! Sheesh, what a program! In yall’s opinion, does UGA really, truly want to win?

tide roll

September 28th, 2011
8:18 am

Ans.: The way Richt/BooBoo ignore instate offensive line talent, thereby allowing them to sign with the very teams those two need to beat to keep their jobs, I don’t think so.

poopdawg

September 28th, 2011
8:24 am

tide roll , so there was ONE. Your pathetic !

RedandBlackDawg

September 28th, 2011
8:25 am

I bleieve he said that he will stay committed to UGA as long as CMR is there. Maybe the players know something the average fan on these blogs doesn’t. Maybe the players actually gravitate towards a coach they feel is straight forward and fair to them. Just maybe, the adversity that a lot of so called UGA fans have confronted the team with has drawn them closer together. Maybe this team is a family also because of the attitude of CMR. Now I would question that if he said as long as Bobo is still there.
UGA is coming right along with an extremely young but gifted bunch of athletes on the team. I am not always a patient person but I am becoming one and I think fans of UGA need to see how this team developes over this year. So, far, to be honest, they have exceeded my expectations as I figured this year would be all about rebuilding. Young men like Crowell, mitchell and a few others have adapted and matured pretty rapidly this year, and I think will only get better as the year goes on.

GO DAWGS and GATA

The Legend of Logan Gray

September 28th, 2011
8:25 am

Hi I’m Mark Richt and I recruited Cam Newton to play TIGHT END… BAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

GeoffDawg

September 28th, 2011
8:30 am

@GT is 4-0!!!!, we’ll happilly make it 3 wins over high school teams come Thanksgiving weekend.

Dawg4life is not too smart

September 28th, 2011
8:30 am

Hey Dawg4life … remember when UGA was ranked #1 in the nation in the early polls and GT beat them at UGA at the end of the year…. Were you a high school team?

GT would have beaten USC easily – Navy who runs the same offense as GT but with much less talent gave them all they could handle.

Wake up – UGA has the EASIEST CONFERENCE SCHEDULE RATING IN THE SEC and will still struggle to get above .500. What is Murray’s winning percentage against ranked teams? What is Murray’s winning percentage against teams with winning records?

Are you mental to say that Ole Miss is 3 times the team that UNC is????? Do you realize that UNC has 10 projected NFL players on its roster now and how many does Ole Miss have? ONE. Stop drinking the kool-aid son.

UGA is starting over with a different coach next year – if the kid is smart, he would look elsewhere….then again if the kid was smart, he is not a good fit for UGA anyway.

Geesh…

01HAWK

September 28th, 2011
8:36 am

DAWG fans have an excuse every year recently…………………………….Just state that you are not very good. Recent excuses I have heard :

1. We are young

2. Our top recruits are going out of state

3. To many players are tranferring

4. Our coach is a DEAD MAN WALKING

5. We lost to several teams that were in the top 15 in the country

6. We need to stop changing uniforms

7. We need to stop with all of the gimmicks such as uniforms, and BLACKOUTS

8. It’s BOBO’S fault

9. We lost A J GREEN

More to come I am sure

Every school has transfers………………….See below

Updating ex-Tide players who transferred

Posted on September 23, 2011 by Michael Casagrande| 2 Comments

There were eight players on the 2010 Alabama roster who transferred out before this fall. Here’s a quick update on how most are doing at their new football homes:

WR Keiwone Malone (Memphis): Receiving a special exemption to skip the transfer redshirt, the Memphis native has four receptions, but a grand total of two receiving yards. Malone had three catches Saturday against Austin Peay for zero yards.

DB B.J. Scott (South Alabama): Once a five-star recruit, the wide receiver turned defensive back is fitting in with his hometown program. He has 20 tackles — the second most on the team and has one forced fumble. The third-year program lost its first game last week at North Carolina State, 35-13

RB Demetrius Goode (North Alabama): The senior has yet to play in the four UNA games after suffering a hamstring injury.

DB Robby Green (California University of Pennsylvania):After sitting out the 2010 season in Tuscaloosa on a NCAA-ordered suspension, the junior ranks fifth on the team with 17 tackles including one sack. He had 12 stops in last week’s win over East Stroudsburg.

DL Darrington Sentimore (Mississippi Gulf Community College): Suspended for spring practices, the Louisiana native has 15 tackles in three games at the JUCO level. Click here for a story from the Mississippi Press where he talks about Nick Saban’s advice post-Alabama. There are also reports from Knoxville saying Sentimore made an official visit to Tennessee two weeks ago.

DL Brandon Moore (East Mississippi Community College): The Montgomery product didn’t move too far from Tuscaloosa (geographically speaking) where he has 16 tackles include two for losses. Moore also recorded three quarterback hurries.

I couldn’t find information on linebacker Petey Smith who reportedly transferred to Holmes Community College. His name didn’t appear on the roster on the school’s website. The other transfer was running back Corey Grant who is sitting out this season at Auburn.

Flo-Ri-Duh

September 28th, 2011
8:37 am

Theus is covering his bases – everyone needs a backup plan. If Richt isn’t at UGA next year he won’t be there either. I am hoping that UGA wins the remainder of their games because that is what it will take to keep Mark Bobo needs to go. The defense has shown signs of improvement but the offense still makes a lot of mistakes Their two losses were caused by errors on the offense and break downs on special teams. While the offense ran up yards against the Game Clucks, turnovers killed them.

Trichty Richty

September 28th, 2011
8:44 am

“You can’t fire me. You’ll lose all these 5 star recruits that I don’t know what to do with”.

Courtney

September 28th, 2011
8:54 am

Notre Dame; Do they still play football?

7576DAWG

September 28th, 2011
8:56 am

Mr. Theus if you have not thought about it , keep in mind that South Bend, Indiana get’s 5 feet of snow each year and the temperature will get to 13 below zero. Just giving you something to think about.

UGA Forester

September 28th, 2011
8:59 am

4-0 in the ACC is like being the smartest kid in special ed

TIGERFAN

September 28th, 2011
9:00 am

Notre Dame is even worse than UGA, if that’s possible. Unless he’s going for the education, would be bad move.

TIGERFAN

September 28th, 2011
9:01 am

Ga Tech 4-0 and will own “dawgs”

By Stander

September 28th, 2011
9:02 am

So Mark Richt tried to make Cam Newton a tightend and Florida had him as a backup. Cam’s dad took a lot of heat for guiding his son in the correct direction. That’s right, his dad played professional football so he knows the game that play with college athletes. Looks like everything worked out. I guess Daddy knows best!!!!!

aarh

September 28th, 2011
9:08 am

NB- I really don’t think Richt’s record against SC is that bad. This is the 1st time that SC has beaten UGA in back to back yrs. in a long time, DC id also better than they used to be, & UGA has also not been as good. That’s usually a lose game, but UGA normally wins it…besides that. UGA has struggled w/ FL, but so has every other coach they’ve had except Dooley, & even when he used to beat them so much…FL wasn’t nearly the power they have been more recently for the most part during this era.

St. Richt

September 28th, 2011
9:16 am

As a Tech fan, I’d like to officially disown the GT is 4-0!!! idiot. As for Theus, he and other prospects like this are gonna put McGarity in a tough position in making a decision on Richt. The other commits may not be saying it, but they are thinking the same thing- that is, we’ll keep our options open in case Richt is sent packing.

Jason

September 28th, 2011
9:20 am

GT 4-0, The Dawgs were defeated very closely by 2 top 10 teams this year and the other 2 games were UGA victories. Just because you have a 4-0 record against nobody teams doesn’t make you a contender. Don’t get too comfortable with the perfect season and no matter what happens between now and the end of November, GT will lose to UGA, again and as always seems to be the case. Happy Thanksgiving.

goofpoopdog

September 28th, 2011
9:22 am

gee, I handed out several thousand dollars..I guess con artist Kelly at ND handed out more. Don’t these other schools know that only the SEC is allowed to do that?

Vince Dooley

September 28th, 2011
9:23 am

Notre Dame and UGA have one thing in common: They are both irrelevant.

DawginLex

September 28th, 2011
9:23 am

Richt is not going to be fired if the team continues to get better.

If we go 5-7, 6-6 or 7-5, I believe Richt will do the right thing to unite the fanbase and resign.

Theus is smart to consider other schools given the uncertainty.

If Richt and UGA go anywhere from 8-4 to 10-2, McGarity won’t fire him. Money won’t allow it and he is too well thought of among the Board and especially Adams.

You may not like it but that is the way things are.

Frank Lane

September 28th, 2011
9:25 am

I believe that we have a lot of recruits in the 2012 and 2013 classes that switch if Richt is fired, not because they are married to Richt but because a firing of a good coach will say something about UGA that is not attractive to them.

swampjacket

September 28th, 2011
9:28 am

Since 98, Ga. Tech is 4-11 against UGA(better than GA. against UF) but 7-1 against all other SEC opponents. The SEC had about three dominant years as a whole, but are now back to their being two team top heavy and the rest are middling to bad!! And UGA is back to its typical mediocrity!

The Alpha Male

September 28th, 2011
9:29 am

LOL! GTU National Title? Owning the state? I remember when I had my first beer… LOL!

1eyedJack

September 28th, 2011
9:32 am

GT 4-0, you’ve played NOBODY, you have NO DEPTH, you have a SUSPECT defense, your special teams have been anything but special, and you still have Clemson, VT, and Georgia on your schedule.