Overzealous “UGA fan” calls recruit about his commitment status with Bulldogs

A person claiming to be a UGA fan recently called one of the team’s top football recruits to clarify the status of his commitment to the Bulldogs.

The ill-advised contact between the “fan” and the prospect, and the story behind it, instantly went viral on Twitter, and ignited heated discussions on a UGA team website and Rivals.com’s national message boards.  It also created some speculation that UGA may have to report an NCAA secondary violation — even though UGA appeared to have nothing to do with the phone call, and the unidentified person claiming to be a UGA fan may be a fan of another school.

An NCAA spokesperson told the AJC on Monday that it did not have enough information to “speculate about the situation” and how it applied to the rulebook, and recommended contacting UGA. Jim Booz, who works in compliance at UGA, said Monday he was aware of the situation and said that no NCAA secondary violation had occurred. “Based on the information at this time, there’s not enough information to conclude that there’s a rules violation.”

If anything, it’s a wild and wacky story about how passionate and overzealous some college football fans are about recruiting, and how far they will go to encourage top recruits to go to their favorite school – even if it may threaten to get the college in trouble.

For the record, there’s some gray area between defining the difference between a “booster” and “fan” in NCAA Bylaw 13.02.14,  based on the interpretation of this qualifying clause — [Persons that]  ”have been involved otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics program.”  That’s about as gray as it gets. But it’s clearly against NCAA rules for boosters or fans to lobby their college to recruits on Facebook and Twitter, even though it happens dozens a time per day across the country. That’s an NCAA secondary violation that may never again be enforced, just because of the sheer magnitude and rapid growth of Social Media.

However, it’s more personal contact like a random phone call to a recruit or in-person interaction that really raises eyebrows.

The UGA soap opera kicked off last week after a California newspaper reported that College of the Sequoias defensive back Steven Nelson said in an interview that he had committed to Texas Tech – which Nelson later denied. Nelson has been committed to UGA since last February.

“There’s no truth to that, and I was thinking about pressing charges because that’s false information,” Nelson said.

Last Thursday, Nelson was contacted by a person who wanted to know if he had indeed switched his commitment from UGA to Texas Tech. They talked for about 5-10 minutes.

“I get phone calls almost every day from college recruiters and reporters,” Nelson said. “He called me up, and I forgot what his name was. The way he was talking, I thought he was a reporter, so I stayed on the phone. He was just trying to convince me to stay with Georgia, told me how good of a player I was, and wished me a good year.”

“I didn’t think nothing of it until somebody called me, an ESPN guy [DawgNation's Radi Nabulsi], who told me the guy put it on Twitter that he talked to me on the phone.”

There was also a Rivals subscriber who claimed the same thing on Georgia’s team website, UGASports.com, and later got banned for it.

“Here’s all I know,” said Steve Patterson, publisher of UGASports.com. “One of my guys contacted me and said there was somebody on DawgVent saying they had been calling prospects of UGA. As we all know, that’s against NCAA bylaws, which are very encompassing when it comes to things stuff like that …

“The site staff removed the post. Then after that, the guy went on and on about how could do that if he wanted, and [to heck with] the NCAA. Then the guy sent some harassing emails to our staff. They contacted me and asked what to do, and I said blacklist him and have him contact me. That’s the last we all heard of it until he made some other posts around the Internet.

“He threatened to say he was going to call prospects, and then call Coach Richt and say we instructed him to do this, which is absurd. Over the years, we’ve gone out of the way to be very educated as a staff at UGASports on the NCAA rules, and we’re written extensively on the various bylaw changes. We’ve actually withheld doing things the way some other people in business, you could say, operate when it comes to dealing with coaches because of that, because we’re a dot-com, and we’re held to a little bit of suspicion in the first place. So we’ve always kept a very even keel when it comes to NCAA rules.”

“We will not stand by and let people knowingly break rules, whether it’s our rules or the NCAA’s rules. If some guy got on the DawgVent and said, ‘Hey, I just drank a 12-pack of beer and I’m driving home as fast as I can’ … I’m not saying we’d call the cops, but we’d definitely remove that post and say, ‘Dude, if you’re going to living outside of the law like that, our board is not a forum for you to brag about it.’”

UGASports.com ended up looking like the “good guys” in this situation. They have no obligation to help UGA monitor possible violations, inform its readers of the NCAA rules, or ban a paying customer for any type of post. Patterson sent an email to Claude Felton, UGA’s sports information director, to make him aware of the situation. “That was end of it until today. I guess he’s out there running his mouth or running his fingers somewhere on the Internet, which goes to show what a loose cannon this guy must be in the first place.”

This recruiting drama really picked up steam when a poster with the screen name of “BoneafideDawg” claimed on Rivals.com’s national messages boards he was “banned on the home board for saying I called a recruit.” It was unclear if this was the same person that called Nelson or posted on UGASports.

There were at least six pages of posts from fans from several SEC schools before the thread was deleted. “BoneafideDawg” made a futile attempt to defend the actions. Here’s a couple of his comments:

Some loser said I violated NCAA rules and I told him I didn’t since I wasn’t representing any program. I think informing other posters of this is what got be banned as Rivals want us to think they have some kind of special domain. Anyway … [expletive] them. I’m done paying money to kiss [expletive].

Why are you so conditioned to think you have to have a press pass to talk to an American citizen? These sites have people thinking they have some kind of special clearance. They don’t

Back to UGA: According to Booz, “There are five things that make someone become a booster, and one of them is if a fan is assisting in the recruiting of a prospect on Social Media, or over the telephone, or in person. If they solicit the enrollment of a prospect, then that’s a violation of NCAA rules.”

When the Bulldogs send out season tickets each year, there’s also a letter from UGA athletics director Greg McGarity which addresses contact between boosters and prospective student-athlete.

“Basically it says ‘Please leave all the recruiting up to our coaches,’” Booz said.

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276 comments Add your comment

Just Sayin'

August 21st, 2012
1:51 am

Whoever this guy was that called the recruit, Mark Richt ought to give him a JOB.

This is more of a recruiting effort than Coach Rodney Garner has done over the last four years. Rodney “Georgia was too late to offer” Garner waits until a kid has 25 offers before UGA gets involved. With commits, he is also a slacker too. He thinks Georgia kids should just fall in our laps when they get a late offer. That’s why Alabama runs our state unfortunately. I’d like to see Mike Bobo relieved as offensive coordinator and be the new RC.

DaDawg

August 21st, 2012
1:51 am

It can get boring in Athens.

Oh and first?

Jim Donnan

August 21st, 2012
1:52 am

I confess, it was me!

Bravedawg

August 21st, 2012
3:38 am

What a prick this “FAN” is!! If he WAS any kind of a Dawg fan, he’d shut up and quit stirring the pot. Unless he’s just trying to gain notoriety, which means he has no real life and is trying to create one on the web. Let’s hope this loser gets lost before DawgNation has to pay the price.

J-dawg

August 21st, 2012
3:48 am

Recruits: please don’t let this event dissuade you from coming to UGA! I hear this guy was trying to sabotage us!

Peter

August 21st, 2012
3:51 am

I’d be willing to bet the guy in question isn’t even a UGA fan. He’s probably just a guy trying to stir up some BS.

Eric C.

August 21st, 2012
3:53 am

If people could only be this passionate about the truly important things…whew

Alfonso

August 21st, 2012
4:00 am

At least he’s not paying guys like fans of other schools have in the past. LOL

Stinger 2

August 21st, 2012
4:12 am

It could have been GTBob. LOL

Poopdawg

August 21st, 2012
5:13 am

The caller was a Saben analyst. He thought Bama might play the Dawgs next year, and was just covering all the bases. That Saben work work work.

macrotech

August 21st, 2012
5:13 am

WOW…HOW would you even BEGIN to regulate something like this?! Really? UGA shouldn’t have to get any kind of slap on the hand for this…there’s NO way they could have stopped this from happening.

Ghostzilla

August 21st, 2012
5:40 am

I couldnt help myself. I had gotten help after the AJ incident, but it resurfaced. I’ll try and control myself. Glory to the G……GHOST

7576DAWG

August 21st, 2012
5:59 am

If this guy is truly a Dawg fan he is not a very smart one . More than likely he is no Dawg fan but a Georgia Tech fan. Either way if he gets identified he will get banned from a lot of sites and possible places. He could cost himself a lot more trouble than he wanted.

BobDawg

August 21st, 2012
6:01 am

Richt needs to pull a BOBBY KNIGHT and say he will expose the guy to all of BullDawg Nation if this happens with any booster…

Jan Kemp

August 21st, 2012
6:11 am

… Not a very intelligent Georgia fan

(shocking)

Sourgrapes

August 21st, 2012
6:18 am

20 bucks says this idiot didn’t even go to UGA.

And he was no Tech fan, spend 30 seconds googling the user name.

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Trust in Richt

August 21st, 2012
6:47 am

I’m a little surprised it wasn’t OCD over on the DawgChat. He can get a little overzealous at times!

Baloneyismyfirstname!

August 21st, 2012
6:54 am

Hopefully he is not a gun owner

Dagny

August 21st, 2012
6:56 am

There’s no story here. It’s just business as usual from the cheaters in Athens.

UGA, the Cesspool of the South

Neutral

August 21st, 2012
6:58 am

I agree…….it’s gotta be GTBob!!!!

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

August 21st, 2012
7:11 am

Hopefully with the season approaching this fan will get distracted with other activities such as switching his mud flaps, trimming his mullet, erecting a deer stand, or frying pig fat to make homemade pork rinds for the home football games.

Game Changer

August 21st, 2012
7:21 am

Anything to help promote a pay site for the so called leach reporters to make income off those who think they are in the know. This was a great marketing effort by those involved and it is silly to say citizens have no right to contact anyone and talk football.

This has been going on the last several years in a major way with so called espn etc. writers reporting on thier own college team and having continuing contact with recruits.

Every bit of this is a joke

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

August 21st, 2012
7:42 am

I wonder if the “overzealous” uga fan happened to work for the AJC ?????????

Respect Lord Saban

Whiskey Breath

August 21st, 2012
7:49 am

And you guys call Bama rednecks? Hell, I know redneck behavior and that is it.
Overzealous? No, that is just redneck. I guess Tech has been right about you guys.

Big Crimson 75

August 21st, 2012
7:55 am

Check WnE’s cell records!!

The Sham

August 21st, 2012
7:59 am

I have to say my first reaction is to call this guy a knucklehead but it brings up a tough point as a fan. I recently ran into Shaq Wiggins, Alvin Kamara and another recruit who I didnt recogniz at the airport as they were coming back from the gridiron kings camp. They were all dress in the camp’s jumpers so it was hard to miss them. But I felt compelled to give them the obligatory GO DAWGS but I refrained for fear of the same reasons discussed here (and perhaps out of fear of being that guy). I know these are on the opposite end of the fan spectrum but in this day and age of showing these kids “the love”, I was a bit regretful I didnt.

RP

August 21st, 2012
8:00 am

The NCAA is out of control to think they can write rules about random fans contacting players. There is no possible way for the institutions to controll this.

hunker don for another ass kicking today

August 21st, 2012
8:01 am

Someone in the know, please advis whether Mark is planning on dressing out the players in their Boy Next Door Boutique Jet suits for the Missouri game? They are so darling and sexy in them. I believe they actually make them meaner and faster. Just because they got bowled over in them against Boise State is no reason to put them away forever.

Hold on!!!!

August 21st, 2012
8:02 am

@ Whiskey Breath, Please do not associate the UGA fans that are good people with fans like this one. Not all UGA fans are bad and not all Tech fans are bad.

Sam

August 21st, 2012
8:02 am

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
8:04 am

It was Thomas Brown/13-1/buLLdawg

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
8:05 am

So UGa has Tree Killer Tea Bagger type fans too.

WDE

August 21st, 2012
8:06 am

This is a story?? Seriously?? We at AU simply have our coaches/players/fan claim ignorance when questioned about recruiting violations. ;)

gt4ever

August 21st, 2012
8:06 am

WnE strikes again….

hunker down for another ass kicking today

August 21st, 2012
8:07 am

With the Dawgs being rated 5th or 6th in the nation, we can assume that all remnants of Jan Kemp’s impact about studies are long gone. regardless, the Dawgs ignorant fan base will be squalling like tiny tears very soon into the season. Like say for example after they visit Missouri their second game. Even with their cupcake and gimme opponents this year, I am predicting at least 3 losses. All these 4 and 5 star players are so eat up with jealousy and wanting to gon onto the pros, they will never get together as a team. get er’ done my ass.

Dawg48

August 21st, 2012
8:08 am

Its a sad day when grown men stalk 16 year old high school boys on Twitter.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
8:11 am

48……..WnE is a classic for doing that to Vad Lee.

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jh

August 21st, 2012
8:16 am

funny how a program that hasn’t done squadoosh in 30 years has so many delusioal fans who think they are some elite college.

JM

August 21st, 2012
8:17 am

This had to be WnE, right?

Paddy

August 21st, 2012
8:18 am

Can you say Postal Worker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Roberta

August 21st, 2012
8:24 am

Who cares? Message to all of you: Get a life!

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George Stein

August 21st, 2012
8:35 am

DC

August 21st, 2012
8:42 am

You guys have it all wrong…it was Columbus Dawg..that guy is one of your most rabid supporters..and has mental issues…

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
8:47 am

It was Todd Grantham’s neighbors son. Todd had him call to make sure the kid was All Dwag or still a DGD.

bucket

August 21st, 2012
8:56 am

It is hilarious to me to sit here and read the comments from some of you that don’t even realize you are in the same category as the overzealous fan who called the recruit. The only difference between that guy and some of you is that he actually had enough courage to call the kid and not just sit behind an anonymous keyboard and throw stones all day.

@hunker down

August 21st, 2012
9:03 am

“Remnants of Jan Kemp’s impact about studies” do live on. You are surely aware that in the wake of Kemp, UGA raised their standards above those required by the NCAA, and while it was painful to see recruits getting in at fellow SEC/ACC schools that Georgia could not touch, the school has obviously recovered big time if you go by the success of the overall athletic program and the accomplishments of our athletes relative to other SEC/ACC competitors.

The fact that UGA detractors have to go back almost 30 years to find something to be critical of, speaks volumes. Need to quit living in the past and always bringing up Jan Kemp and 1980.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
9:03 am

Bucket………….many of us know we are the same but know better than to pick up the phone. I don’t really contact recruits. I am Facebook friends with Tech players.

OK you DAWGS Deals are being made. Great family and cute Bulldog puppies. Check the site and get you your own Uga.
Location Riverstone Trail, Monroe, Georgia 30655
Phone 1 (404) 569-9235

Too cute!
A real dWag has to have one.

http://www.englishbulldogpuppychase.com/puppies/2012/gallery/gipper/large/gipper-06.jpg

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
9:06 am

@hunker down
August 21st, 2012
9:03 am

“Remnants of Jan Kemp’s impact about studies” do live on. You are surely aware that in the wake of Kemp, UGA raised their standards above those required by the NCAA, and while it was painful to see recruits getting in at fellow SEC/ACC schools that Georgia could not touch
=========================================

Are you being serious?
UGa has better than 75% SPECIAL ADMITS on the football team.
Trust the numbers and UGa is STILL getting THOSE guys you say they can’t touch.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
9:11 am

FIRST….1st….UNO…..on the send page!!!!!

GeoffDawg

August 21st, 2012
9:13 am

This wouldn’t be the first time Georgia’s had to report a secondary violation for something completely out of their control. I think it was about a year ago when Coach Richt was posing for a photo with a prospect that was being taken by the player’s family. An AJC staffer took advantage of the situation and also snapped a pic and then posted it to an article which ended up constituting a secondary violation. Someone needs to start offering a doctorate program in NCAA studies to keep this crap straight.

Grantham's The Man!

August 21st, 2012
9:15 am

There is no end to what Auburn and Alabama will do to get a recruiting advantage.

Look to the West, and You’ll find the caller, and he’ll have a pocket full of unmarked CA$H.

Chi Town

August 21st, 2012
9:15 am

What a loser fanbase.

George Stein

August 21st, 2012
9:16 am

You didn’t even mention the moronic “violation” that occurred when David Pollack was at Ray Drew’s commitment ceremony, GeoffDawg.

Q

August 21st, 2012
9:21 am

Thanks for the UGA bash article again Jawbone.

GeoffDawg

August 21st, 2012
9:22 am

That’s a good example of an overbearing and unnecessary rule George, but at least Pollack could’ve have theoretically been aware of the regulation before going to the ceremony. When you have to incur violations when you have no conceivable way of avoiding them in good faith, then it’s time to re-start the rulebook from scratch.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
9:23 am

George….but POLLACK now Represents ESPN/790thezone and had to know it was a violation. UGa couldn’t control it but Pollack should have known.

bairddawg

August 21st, 2012
9:24 am

Was’nt evev a real UGA fan,now who’s alway’s pretending to be us, uh Obvious! WE DONT CHEAT IN ATHENS<BUT I THINK WE ALL KNOW THE ONES WHO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

George Stein

August 21st, 2012
9:26 am

Agree completely, GeoffDawg.

McDawg

August 21st, 2012
9:28 am

i’m Obama’s half brother

McDawg

August 21st, 2012
9:29 am

please disregard the previous message

Dawglasville

August 21st, 2012
9:31 am

I’ve narrowed it down to 95% of the people who blog on Michael’s site.

McDawg

August 21st, 2012
9:36 am

Frank Marshall Davis is my father and i didn’t call the recruit

april glaspie

August 21st, 2012
9:38 am

This fool is a UGA fan like that guy that bought AJ’s jersey was an agent.

Northside Dawg

August 21st, 2012
9:42 am

Steven Nelson was a great DB and punt returner at Northside, WR.

RxDawg

August 21st, 2012
9:43 am

Well I got my morning eyeroll finally. It didn’t take to long once I left the UGA blog and came to the recruiting blog.

GeoffDawg

August 21st, 2012
9:43 am

I could also add that if this actually has to be reported as a rules violation, the potential for abuse of the system is going to be huge. A fanbase that regularly poisons trees and t-bags unconscious rival fans will likely have a few in their number that won’t have any moral objections to defrauding the NCAA rulebook. Not to just single out Alabama either, all programs have these radical segments.

Texas Pete

August 21st, 2012
9:46 am

Well, if UGA burns for this I only see one thing left to do…open season on every program in the county. Fans just start randomly calling recruits and asking about their status then suggest a list of about 20 great schools. Fans just posting on Facebook and Twitter accounts for every prospect to make the NCAA staffers handling these violations earn their paychecks.

McDawg

August 21st, 2012
9:47 am

speaking of radicals my father was a communist

Shame on You

August 21st, 2012
9:48 am

Shame on you AJC! This should be a story that shouldn’t have been reported. All this is going to do is give other UGA hating fanatics ideas to try and get UGA in trouble with the NCAA!

TD

August 21st, 2012
9:49 am

Ok, what “charges” is the recruit going to bring for reporting that he had committed to Texas Tech? He needs to get some advise before speaking.

Dawg 'n IT

August 21st, 2012
9:50 am

I haven’t been on DawgVent lately but did anyone offer to meet BoneafideDawg at a BP?

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LHarding Dawg

August 21st, 2012
9:58 am

It’s amazing how many haters a story like this bring out of the sewer. Some of you people need to get a life or get back in the sewer.

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Recruiting | MrSEC

August 21st, 2012
10:01 am

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Statick

August 21st, 2012
10:05 am

Another lame-O college recruitnik losing it again…

Get a life, idiots.

Alex

August 21st, 2012
10:09 am

get a life, losers…

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:10 am

COCKS 24 DWAGS 13……the beat goes on…….

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:11 am

lattimore will concuss Ram-blo

PAR

August 21st, 2012
10:12 am

lol have the limp cocks ever beaten the dawgs three times in a row?

PAR

August 21st, 2012
10:12 am

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:13 am

we beat u last year with a stoned QB–you moron….lol

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:14 am

LSU just scored on you again btw over at the DOME =D

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:15 am

did they wear facemasks in 1980 when yall won that title? Gosh that has been over 30 years ago!!!!!

Rhall55

August 21st, 2012
10:18 am

I think “Just Sayin” is correct…CRG is not doing his job….in-state…too many potential starters are going elsewhere!! Please consider CMB as the RC / QB Coach…and then a search for OC….Grantham can handle DC / DL !!!
And a fan is wrong on contacting a potential player!!

GeoffDawg

August 21st, 2012
10:18 am

Well phil, 30 years is better than never. Meaning MNCs. Call back for more smack talk when you at least have a conference championship under your belt.

PAR

August 21st, 2012
10:21 am

Has SC won ANYTHING? EVER?

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:25 am

@par

do they sell “Spurrier Lube” on campus down there?

Dawg 'n IT

August 21st, 2012
10:26 am

philSC just grabbed another PBR while watching UGA play in the 2011 SEC Championship Game as SEC East Champs!

kingdaddy

August 21st, 2012
10:27 am

GeoffDawg
Maybe the chickens should go back to the ACC, they actually won something there, lol. Even GT has 5 SECTittles. Chickens are more like squabs…

GTBob

August 21st, 2012
10:28 am

It could have been GTBob. LOL

Nah, contacting recruits is more of a WnE thing to do.

merculf

August 21st, 2012
10:28 am

It was Saban..

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:28 am

30 years is a loooonnnnngggg time ago such an “annual power house”….do you think yall will finish abt 12th like usual? wiill that get Richt fired? yall are a good top 20 program..lol

Vince Dooley

August 21st, 2012
10:29 am

At least is wasn’t another starter arrested. Jeez, CMR has lost total control.

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:30 am

@Dawgnit

While you were typing—-LSU scored on yall again over at the DOME and most of your friends have already gone home now

kingdaddy

August 21st, 2012
10:31 am

Phil
Please, no more references to your daddy and your physical relations, I have a weak stomach this morning…

PAR

August 21st, 2012
10:32 am

Phil… since you failed to answer, I guess I was right. SC has never really won ANYTHING… EVER.

The ONE time SC made it to the SEC game, they got stomped out.

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:32 am

Spurrier lube can be bought at CVS for $7.99 on Shoppe Rd. I would suggest any mutts coming into town stock up—it will be more comfortable

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:34 am

@par

we won 2 baseball championships in the last 3 years—you idiot….every time yall make the SEC Championship—LSU demolishes you muts =D

fairleysmooch

August 21st, 2012
10:35 am

Based on the AJC’s handling of the Foster story last week, if this were about Auburn, the headline would be “NCAA investigating Auburn for improper contact by booster.”

Dawg 'n IT

August 21st, 2012
10:36 am

philSC’s jabs have been rebooted more times than Punisher movies.

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:37 am

@par

does Richt give the players their own personal bibles down there?

kingdaddy

August 21st, 2012
10:37 am

Hey Phil
while you were typing, Auburn spanked your bottom and stole your thunder. Stevie is afraid of the west for good reason, he can’t beat anybody in the west. You have one division tittle in your SEC history. You got a lot to brag about, lol funny boy…

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

August 21st, 2012
10:39 am

I wonder if the person’s initials were…. MC or CT (AJC HOMER #1 and #2)…. hmmmmmmmmmm??

kingdaddy

August 21st, 2012
10:40 am

Phil
you also seem to know just a little too much about lil stevie’s jiffy-lube! Use it much??

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:43 am

Do yall hate getting bullied by SC fans? Well then beat us you punks!!!! Yall cant bully nobody anymore. Nobody is scared of you. Vandy almost beat you last year…lol. And just when you thought you had done something by winning the East—LSU hug 50 on you in your back yard =D enjoy your weak schedule but know one thing—when you come in to Cola in OCTOBER get ready to bend over =D…

AltamahaDawg

August 21st, 2012
10:43 am

This is not a violation. The caller got his father on the line to actually talk to the recruits. He never “knew” exactly what was said. It’s fine.

Dr. WTF

August 21st, 2012
10:43 am

So If I saw this kid on the street and said “hey kid you coming to play for UGA?” I would by definition become a booster? Learn something redundant about the NCAA everyday I guess.

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:45 am

@kingdaddy
does the Spurrier of Florida or the Spurrier of Carolina feel better?

pmax

August 21st, 2012
10:46 am

btw philSC, you guys have never beat us three years in a row. If you can’t beat auburn once in 25 years I think it’s time you stop talking about being big and mean.

[...] Overzealous UGA fan contacts recruit [...]

DD795

August 21st, 2012
10:48 am

The guy that called is a jailer. Just wants to make room for the recuit.

philSC

August 21st, 2012
10:50 am

@pmax
1980 is a long way away—–we circle you down as a gimme win every year. Spurrier said we he took the job,”My fans can expect two things 1)solid effort every saturday and 2) beating UGA every year.” then he chuckled

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TvilleDawg

August 21st, 2012
10:55 am

It is amazing that as a fan or booster you can not talk to any high school players about playing at the college level; but, espn, nike, and under armor can fly them all over the country for camps and playing on tv.

kingdaddy

August 21st, 2012
10:57 am

I like him much better right where he is. He hasn’t won anything in 8 years has he??

TJ

August 21st, 2012
10:57 am

We get anything (even a secondary) over this and I’m going to go open an account on a bunch of our rivals’ message boards and start calling recruits saying “I’m a fan/booster of Alabama, Florida, etc”. In fact, I think I’ll take it a step further and say “We really need you at ____________…could you use $1000 right now?”. I mean, if all it takes is CLAIMING you’re a fan of a certain program, I can cause a whole lot of problems, right?

Delbert D.

August 21st, 2012
11:05 am

@TvilleDawg – I was just thinking that myself. Hype, hype and more hype. I think that recruiting reporters should back off as well, but that’s protected by the First Amendment, them being “the press.” I don’t buy the suggestions that this was some, malicious conspiracy by (fill in the school); more likely it is one very obsessed individual.

PAR

August 21st, 2012
11:06 am

Baseball? lololol

Yes, UGA lost to LSU last year in the SEC championship… but every time? C’mon man.. the last time before that, UGA won big in the dome against LSU. Do you research BRAH.

Again… NOTHING in football. EVER

Ghost

August 21st, 2012
11:07 am

@philsc, 15-42-2 That’s South Carolina record vs Georgia, LOL at the “beat us you punks” remark, we have been beating on the SC punks for decades, South Carolina the most tradition-less football program in the SEC. I guess you’re just counting your blessing you don’t have to face Auburn ( south carolina is 1-9 all time vs. Auburn) this year.This from a program until 2011 under Spurrier that lost 5-6 games each season. What a joke.Win something and come back.

PAR

August 21st, 2012
11:07 am

I’m still laughing.

GeoffDawg

August 21st, 2012
11:08 am

Good Lord, what’s with all the anal fixation phil? Are you trying to quit smoking or something?

Randall "Pink" Floyd

August 21st, 2012
11:08 am

What’s really disturbing is that Steven Nelson couldn’t tell this wasn’t a reporter, despite the fact that he was repeatedly “encouraged” to attend UGA during the call. As if that’s SOP when “reporters” make call to recruits.

Pitbull

August 21st, 2012
11:11 am

So what is to keep fans from other schools from calling saying they are fans of their rivals schools and trying to disrupt their recruiting?

How can the NCAA ever prove that the “fan” is a fan of the school the recruit is committed to?

And remember if it happened to Georgia, then it can happen to Tech, Auburn, Florida, or any other school.

I am sure the NCAA can determine the poster’s name by the IP address if they investigate. The college could then sue the individual for damages to the program and the awards could be substantial.

It was a stupid thing to do by some immature little you know what.

Pitbull

August 21st, 2012
11:17 am

Well going to South Carolina is the next best thing to actually going to college.

And as for Auburn, if you want to know about Aubun cheating check the link to the New York Times below (you may have to cut and paste but it makes good reading).

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/25/sports/ncaafootball/25rhoden.html

Terry

August 21st, 2012
11:23 am

philSC, I guess you have for gotten about the 44 points Arkansas laid on the Cocks.

Dawglasville

August 21st, 2012
11:24 am

philSC – USC has won FIVE bowl games in the history of the school. FIVE. The only school in the entire SEC – THE ENTIRE SEC – that has won less is Vandy. Kentucky has won more and they don’t even care about football. If you want to brag about secondary national titles the University of Georgia has won more than any school in the SEC. Your school academically is not close to UGA. Historically, you are not even the best football program in your state. You beat UGA twice in a row. That is it. Your campus is in a crummy city. What does USC have going for it? Piggie Park BBQ?Hell, even that place is owned by a racist nut job. Pleeeeeeeeease tell us more about how USC is soooo much better than UGA.

Blackoutanyone?

August 21st, 2012
11:27 am

Too funny!!!

Sounds like something Dawgnlex or Tampagator would do.

[...] was weird, the Georgia Bulldog faithful just took creepy to a new level by calling a recruit. According the AJC: The ill-advised contact between the “fan” and the prospect, and the story behind it, instantly [...]

Dawglasville

August 21st, 2012
11:36 am

philSC – Oh, and I know that Stevie Wonder is the end all and he can overcome everything but since it has been USC defense that has carried you during this run have you given any thoughts about losing your DC? Nah, I’m sure you are just going to out score everyone. Blog on.

Terry

August 21st, 2012
11:40 am

If you can find this guy, and go to his house, you’ll know if he’s a real Dawg Fan, by walking through his live quarters and talking to anyone that knows him. Trust me on that, just saying your a Dawg Fan on a blog, doesn’t prove your a Dawg Fan, or any other teams fan, I’ll give you three examples, GTBOB, GAMECHANGER, and TIDEROLL. ENOUGH SAID!!!

VegasGT

August 21st, 2012
11:42 am

This reek of Wheenie (wNe).

First, contact Vad Lee, a recruit at the time, and tell him not to sign with GT. Now do the flip and tell a recruit to remain loyal to UGA or sign with UGA.

The guy has some serious issues.

This is not a UGA issue, this is a general “stalker” issue.

VegasGT

August 21st, 2012
11:46 am

The authorities need to find this WheeniE character and tell him to stop contacting underage boys, maybe a restraining order is appropriate.

See Rock City

August 21st, 2012
11:47 am

it’s clearly against NCAA rules for boosters or fans to lobby their college to recruits on Facebook and Twitter, even though it happens dozens a time per day across the country. That’s an NCAA secondary violation!

Damn them thar UGA squidbilly’s!!!

tide roll

August 21st, 2012
11:50 am

This is what happens when you run THE MOST UNDER ACHEIVING program in college football. People are frustrated. 32 years is too adamn long.

PAR

August 21st, 2012
11:53 am

lol at turd roll

Jimmy Crack

August 21st, 2012
11:59 am

The NCAA rules committee needs a clown car so they can travel all around the country and tell everyone how STUPID THEIR RULES (AND ENFORCEMENT) ARE.

What’s to stop anyone from getting on twitter immediately to every 2013 Southeastern Conference recruit and start chatting about college choices? No wonder the Conferences and the BCS left the NCAA out of discussions about the future of college post season games.

Hey, NCAA, what’s going on with Miami and UNC, among other “investigations”?

NCAA = FAIL

The Bear

August 21st, 2012
12:06 pm

Who really cares? Blah…Blah….Blah. Now if Bama did this all the Witch Hunters from UGA would be out with there pitchforks looking for blood!

Roll Tide

Dubl Dawg

August 21st, 2012
12:13 pm

It looks like we have another genius inbound to Athens.

“There’s no truth to that, and I was thinking about pressing charges because that’s false information,” Nelson said.

“Pressing charges.” Really? It’s a crime to practice shoddy journalism?

If it were, the entire staff at the AJC would be doing life.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
12:18 pm

Deals being made……..Tell them you saw the ad on the AJC Blogs.

OK you DAWGS Deals are being made. Great family and cute Bulldog puppies. Check the site and get you your own Uga.
Location Riverstone Trail, Monroe, Georgia 30655
Phone 1 (404) 569-9235

Too cute!
A real dWag has to have one.

http://www.englishbulldogpuppychase.com/puppies/2012/gallery/gipper/large/gipper-06.jpg

Dubl Dawg

August 21st, 2012
12:19 pm

It’s pretty funny to see a bunch of Bammer bandwagon riders that never went to college at all talking trash about “fans” and “boosters” dealing with recruits. Those dealings set the Bammer program back 10 years, and all you could think to do is to blame Fuller for telling on you rather than blaming your own cohort of ignorant cornpones.

Larry Wayne Jones

August 21st, 2012
12:26 pm

UGA should immediately be put on probation for this egregious lack of institutional control!!

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
12:31 pm

Dubl dWag………is funny calling out Bama fans for not attending UA when most UGa fans never saw a classroom past 10th grade.

dawgwatcher

August 21st, 2012
12:33 pm

To a person SMART enough to know..your a complete dumbazz…your email name says it all….a pompous di-k. You come on this blog everyday and act like you know it all when in reality you are nothing more than a complete phony. You’ve never played football in your life because your really a moma’s boy…..you and tide roll are made for each other… neither one of you have ever played football in your life and are both full of sh-t!

Flying Tigers

August 21st, 2012
12:34 pm

Blaming bama fans or GT fans or somebody else’s fans. Look this guy was like 90% of the so called bulldog nation, he and most of them get their whole life’s idenity through 18 to 22 year old kids playing football because they have no true live or idenity of their on because most never attended college and also never finished high school and if uga’s football team had 3 or 4 bad years half of them would jump ship because they need a winner to help promote their own sorry image of themselves. Calling kids being recruited, what dumbazz or idiots Georgia has. But don’t worry guys with the cupcake schedule you play it should be a great year. If you don’t win 11 it just will prove over again that Richt is not that good of coach, oh excuse me I know he is a great christian man thats why he recruits the high class Caleb Kings and washout Ealy’s and the great I. Crowell’s of the world. Yep real classy coach, but stay with it. Someday you might actually not look so hypocritical if you ever do truly recruit the kids that deserve the scholarship in the first pl instead of 4 and 5 star nimrods and punks who have no business at any school. So much for OUR state university…football deives your whole idenity, your school is mainly a joke and you don’t care. It is the truth….just how many football games we win mentality.

Chi-Town BBaller

August 21st, 2012
12:35 pm

An Overzealous Fan calls a young kid about an internet rumor. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……………this guy needs to grow up, get a life, and stop stalking kids. Oh, I forgot, that’s how college football makes all of their money, young kids…………………………………

Chi-Town BBaller

August 21st, 2012
12:39 pm

A Person Smart enough to know…………………Now that was Funny……..LMAO

Spanky

August 21st, 2012
12:43 pm

Media- the death of America! This is what happens when too many people think they have something to say! Trash-talking devolves to complete immaturity and lack of decency! Proof of this can be seen in most posts on here. Folks, try finding something productive to do, before this reaches “my daddy can beat up your daddy” status!!

Dagny

August 21st, 2012
12:44 pm

I went to a lot of football games in high school and watched. I never went to a college or college game but I know all about the UGA football program!

Factor

August 21st, 2012
12:48 pm

When will Barn be on probation? FBI interviewing in Memphis about Auburn signees. When will Bama and LSU release first offense drug tests?

Factor

August 21st, 2012
12:50 pm

@Flying Tigers

So if Crowell goes to Auburn or Bama he is still playing. Do kids that cross the state line suddenly change, or does the local law just change?

philSC

August 21st, 2012
12:52 pm

UGA fans act like your program has some history or something to it but you are no florida, lsu, or bama…….u won your only title before they wore facemasks you losers…=D

philSC

August 21st, 2012
12:54 pm

Cant believe the DWAGS are so excited about another 10-2 year… yawn. What do yall get out of that?so boring

SugeKnightDawg

August 21st, 2012
12:55 pm

In the rap game philSC would be known as the hype man. All talk, no real performance.

philSC

August 21st, 2012
12:56 pm

history history history… yall dont even have history. And we all know that the GAMCLUCKS have already surpassed your program….yawn

philSC

August 21st, 2012
12:57 pm

history?????? yall cant beat SOUTH CAROLINA =D

See Spot Run

August 21st, 2012
12:57 pm

I’m a real UGA AJC fan, that means I mop floors at the local wallymart and wear Q-trip Dawg hats and own more than several UGA skoal can lid covers. GO Dwags!

Run Lindsey Run!

1980 National Champs!

Cool black unikforms!

Black helmets, Silver helmets with tron stripe!

Me and my bro’s down at the pool hall luv us some UGA Foosball and pigs feet for Breakfast!

Red Georgia dirt bare feet and Herschel Walker! Yeah Baby!

Billy beer for everybody!

philSC

August 21st, 2012
12:58 pm

@sugeknightDWAG

No performance–that sounds like UGAG football on the big stage……never win the big one

philSC

August 21st, 2012
1:00 pm

@seespotrun

run up yonder and get us some possum for tonight–billy bob’s coming into town for the Buffalo game..yeee–hawww

1 4 GT

August 21st, 2012
1:00 pm

Is WnE on the prowl???? Just asking!!

Whiskey Breath

August 21st, 2012
1:06 pm

Some how you mutts will spin this negative situation to make you come out smart and disciplined.
Cut the crap mutts, you have the same standards as the rest of us, you are just underacheivers.
I will give you credit though, you can come up with better excuses and spin than anyone.
Richt might be the best.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
1:06 pm

Factor….you have no PROOF that what you said is true.

Spanky

August 21st, 2012
1:06 pm

Phil, since you are yawning so much, go to bed!!

PM

August 21st, 2012
1:10 pm

So let me get this straight: If I want to support my team and ensure their opponents are crippled, what I, average public person, should do is call players on the opposing teams and harass them. One, it’s fun. Two, it might cause THEM all sorts of NCAA grief, and Three, nobody can stop me.

Dawglasville

August 21st, 2012
1:12 pm

philSC – Are you 12? No team, NO TEAM in the SEC has won more bowl games than UGA. To show you how little you know about the SEC historically there is Bama, then UT, and then UGA, UF, LSU, Auburn in the mix depending on what you consider important. I believe we are #3 with @13 SEC titles, something USC knows nothing about. You have won 5 bowl games in the entire history of your stupid school. If you didn’t pack in 80 plus on game days you wouldn’t even be considered a football school. We have won 2 national titles. Go ahead, don’t respond, drop off for a couple of pages and then come back again with the same stupid blog. That is what you did last time.

GA Sandlapper

August 21st, 2012
1:13 pm

Slow news day?

philSC

August 21st, 2012
1:27 pm

gameclucks are gonna beat them hairy dawgs up in October!!! yeeee—-hawwww

philSC

August 21st, 2012
1:29 pm

@dawglasville

you are SPURRIER’S blow up doll… =D

Dawglasville

August 21st, 2012
1:30 pm

philSC – Like I said, 12.

philSC

August 21st, 2012
1:32 pm

you know who talks abt the past dont you—–ppl afraid of the future. Sticks and Stone will break my bones but words will never hurt me..and no im not 12–i’m 14 you stupid fool =D

philSC

August 21st, 2012
1:34 pm

do u like gettin bullied by a 14 yr old kid doooglasville??? thats what happens when you cant beat the gameclucks u dum dum =D

r

August 21st, 2012
1:45 pm

What a loser that dude is. Calling a high school student? What is a grown man doing calling a high school student for? Seems a little creepy to me.

AU in ATL

August 21st, 2012
1:46 pm

@ Factor
I love it… since 2010, 2 days don’t go back without a reference on the AJC blogs to AU. It’s coming, probation, death penalty, FBI, Newton, secret sources, NCAA, casino gate…its coming blah blah and blah. Yeah, its coming about as fast as the UGA NC.

Roll Turd Roll

August 21st, 2012
1:47 pm

Why is Harvey Updike messing with UGA recruits???

Shame on You

August 21st, 2012
1:51 pm

Why is this front page news? AJC is a joke….This is officially the last time I visit this site!

Dawglasville

August 21st, 2012
1:55 pm

At least 14 makes sense. I am glad you are not a crack head or just plain simple. Hopefully you will grow out this. I won’t be going back and forth with you anymore. Good luck with high school and with your Gamecocks this season.

philSC

August 21st, 2012
1:58 pm

AU in ATL

so let me get this straight—its prob not coming!!!! cause u said it would come when UGA wins a NATL TITLE but hey havent done that in over 30 years so–I/m gonna assume its not coming

philSC

August 21st, 2012
2:00 pm

@dooglasville

thanks! goodluck to your dawgs too.. I really dont hate them–its just they are really the only team a gamecluck fan can bully =D…..ok time to go make my bed.

sean jones

August 21st, 2012
2:11 pm

GT must fire Al GROH!!!!! That guy is bad

Alabammy

August 21st, 2012
2:14 pm

Dawglasville…are you high today? UGA has won more bowl games than any other team in the SEC? Um…did you forget that Bama has 11 more bowl wins than UGA? Slip your mind? Not just the SEC…Bama has more bowl wins than any team in the NCAA.

Alabammy

August 21st, 2012
2:15 pm

Sorry…not 11 more…just 6 more.

Not buying it

August 21st, 2012
2:24 pm

Absolute stupidity on the part of the NCAA if they can’t differentiate. I’m going to start scouring the White Pages for recruits at schools I don’t like and calling them pretending to be an Alumni and Fan. Maybe I can add a few more violations to Saban and Bammer’s recent infraction count of 27!

Alabammy

August 21st, 2012
2:27 pm

Go ahead…still won’t slow us down.

sean jones

August 21st, 2012
2:42 pm

why do UGAG fans always like to say somebody else is cheating? My gosh—all bc BAMA is beeter than you doesnt mean they are cheating. Their are alot of teams better than the DWAGS but due to AL GROH—GT isnt one of them

sean jones

August 21st, 2012
2:42 pm

JUST say NO to AL GROH in 2013

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
2:46 pm

sean jones is a HEWITT Fan.

SugeKnightDawg

August 21st, 2012
2:47 pm

Alabammy,

Forgive Dawglasville. I believe he meant to say that UGA has won more bowl games than anyone else in the SEC East, not the SEC overall.

truth

August 21st, 2012
2:57 pm

Enter your comments here

Jacket Man

August 21st, 2012
2:59 pm

I have to agree with those who have suggested that WnE might be a good suspect in this matter. He actually stalked GA Tech recruit, and eventual signee, Vad Lee, over the Internet, and his “communications” with HIM were NOT pro GA Tech by any means. If the contact with this recruit was an attempt to “keep him committed to UGA,” I would suggest this would be morin line with WnE’s recruit stalking mode of operation.

truth

August 21st, 2012
2:59 pm

Who cares Georgia will go 8-4 or 10-2 every year, they are garbage

The Factor

August 21st, 2012
3:00 pm

Sometimes, as one who actually attended UGA, I wish we could lose a part of our fan base.

Note: Don’t confuse Factor and me. I been posting a long time as The Factor

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
3:04 pm

About be on 790 co call out WnE on the radio.

truth

August 21st, 2012
3:07 pm

Hey “The Factor” , did I get that right, like anybody cares what you call yourself. Georgias fan base is terrible. The team is an average , middle of the road college team year in, year out.

GTFansRNerds

August 21st, 2012
3:39 pm

Please, this could be a Georgia Tech fan. I see them go on the UGA page all the time, posing as Georgia fans.

Whiskey Breath

August 21st, 2012
3:42 pm

Here is the deal fellow Crimson Tide brothers. Ga people can make up statements and not
have to back it up or prove it. Nobody makes them pay a price, or be accountable. In fact, they do it so much, it’s just big joke to them. At Bama, we generally have to back up what we say. At Ga, you don’t have too. For some strange reason they have always been given a pass.

harold

August 21st, 2012
3:47 pm

THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR UGA!

Dawglasville

August 21st, 2012
4:01 pm

Alabammy – I blogged earlier and admitted being wrong. It was numbers I looked up last week. I was not surprised to see that Bama had the most bowl wins. I was surprised to see that we have more bowl wins than UT. We have the 2cd most bowl wins, not bowl trips, of the teams currently in the SEC. Alabama and Saban have the winningest program in college football. I say that, even if Notre Dame has more championships. They are done. I do not like your coach or the way you guys operate, but I don’t have to. I am not your fan base.

Whiskey Breath – you are just playing blog now. You have plenty of Bama bloggers who type, “UGA is nothing but thugs,” or, “Richt is a hypocrite,” or, “Georgia people can’t read.” If we all stopped playing, “blog,” and had civilized dialogue the world would be a better place.

intheknow

August 21st, 2012
4:22 pm

Well I just got the new SI in the mail today and they have Alabama #1…thats the kiss of death to all you Bama fans…in all the years SI has beeen picking college football NC winners they’ve NEVER been right.For them to pick Bama to win the NC is a joke. With ony four starters coming back on defense there’s no way they even win the SEC West. They’ll lose at least 3-4 games this year and Auburn will kick thier ass as well as LSU and Michigan. Can’t wait for the crying to begin from all you trailer trash Bama fans….It’s gonna be fun to watch!

Chris

August 21st, 2012
4:24 pm

Funny – a “compliance” coordinator at the #5 party school in the country named Jim Booz……just coincidence or an apt description?

Bamajim

August 21st, 2012
4:24 pm

If Saban Wanted this guy he would of done been recruting him, way before Ga. even started. Relax Ga. fans, have a peach. lol Saban doesn’t want him.

[...] is a thread about this story in the recruiting forums. Overzealous “UGA fan” calls recruit about his commitment status with Bulldogs | AJC Coll… Glad it was a Georgia guy and not [...]

Bamajim

August 21st, 2012
4:33 pm

intheknow, is’nt very in the know.If you was really in the know, you’d know that yes they lost a lot of starters, but have backups that played just as much as the starters. We know who it is that gonna lose 3- 4 games, and it’s not Bama. If it barks like a dog, then it must be a dog. I like most Ga. fans, but this intheknow, seems to know more about trailer trash than football. You don’t sell guns do you?

Bamajim

August 21st, 2012
4:34 pm

What I would like you know is, where this every day joe fan got the number to call him.

Special K

August 21st, 2012
4:40 pm

Oversigning and now pups calling prospects. Come on pup fans, ease off the gas ok.

Really?

August 21st, 2012
4:43 pm

It sounds like 5150 aka smart enough aka fried twinkie aka a dozen other names got bored building birdhouses and borrowed his mom’s phone so he could act out some of his hate filled fantasies.

It would be a real shame if a lot of overzealous fans of various programs pretended to be fans of say bama and called their recruits and targets and offered them cash or hookers or whatever to go to that cesspool in tuscaloser. The trade school barely has any commits and none of their fans care so it would be obviously fake to pretend to be a trade school fan.

[...] to student-athletes. Whether it’s following them on Twitter, friending them on Facebook, or calling them. But what access should be [...]

BLT

August 21st, 2012
4:55 pm

@Really? What?

Did you drink too much wine when you were “wineing and dineing clients”?

It’s possible this is a “GT Fan”. His name/moniker is WnE but he’s really all UGA. So, it’s not a Tech fan. The whole account is in line with a” blind running UGA homer”.

intheknow

August 21st, 2012
4:56 pm

Bamajim….you post just like your name…you can’t take the trailer trash out of the Bama fan…you Bama fans are the most pompous fans in America…… and the most full of sh-t. Have fun getting your azz beat by Michigan in your first game….its gonna be fun to watch!

Really?

August 21st, 2012
4:57 pm

The definition of ironic-posters who live on the ajc blogs making several dozen posts minimum every day insulting and spewing hate about Georgia pretending outrage over a fake Georgia fan trying to damage Georgia’s recruiting.

BILLY JACK

August 21st, 2012
4:59 pm

Every school in the country including the University of Georgia has creepy. uneducated fans I wish we could put him in jail under the new stalking laws.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
5:01 pm

Too bad the Republicans didn’t have………REALLY?………..as an investigator then Clinton’s sexual exploits and Obama’s college papers would have been uncovered years ago.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
5:03 pm

UOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trolls!

UOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BILLY JACK

August 21st, 2012
5:03 pm

If this was a tech nerd that did this please out him asap so the Georgia faithful can beat the daylights out of this jackass.Micheal please produce his name so he can get the street justice he deserves.

Really?

August 21st, 2012
5:05 pm

BLT

I doubt you ever eat the l or t but I bet you gobble down lots of bacon at every meal. Yes it makes perfect sense that a fan of Georgia would try to hurt the program and continue to keep posting comments that would possibly get Georgia in trouble. That makes a lot more sense than it being some bitter fan of another program

Really?

August 21st, 2012
5:12 pm

smart enough

It’s after 5 so your baby mama will be home soon. You better sweep the basement or she might ask you to actually get a job.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
5:18 pm

REALLY?……………I run my own business and Pay my Baby Mama’s to stay the f away.

Chuck UUGA

August 21st, 2012
5:23 pm

This is bull_. Georgia or any other school cannot take responsibility for policing anyone who decides to call a prospect. What a great idea though! I could call all of Bama’s and Tennessee’s recruits and tell the player I am a fan of the school and recruit them over the phone therefore getting both schools in trouble! See how preposterous this is?!!!

Old Dawg

August 21st, 2012
5:35 pm

Dude needs to get a freaking life!

intheknow

August 21st, 2012
5:40 pm

SMART enough…..is a real class act….he runs his own business..like mowing lawns. I’ll bet the ladies are just standing in line to go out with him…I’ll bet he’s way over weight and spends his evenings watching reruns of old Alabama football games in his trailer!

Rodney Garner

August 21st, 2012
5:52 pm

The 1st poster clearly doesn’t understand anything about recruiting and how UGA operates.

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

August 21st, 2012
5:59 pm

They should lose a scholarship for this.

GFJacket

August 21st, 2012
6:01 pm

The NCAA really needs to do a zero-based review of its rules. This one is stupid. Until the caller can have his identity authenticated, it is unenforceable and more likely to be applied by opposing fans to get a potential recruit and his school in trouble.

CC

August 21st, 2012
6:12 pm

Why is this even news Michael? Really?

KNOWBODYYOUKNOW

August 21st, 2012
6:15 pm

College football is getting as nasty as politics in this country. Next thing we know some rival nutcase is gonna demand to know how much taxes CMR payed the last couple of years.

1eyedJack

August 21st, 2012
6:24 pm

Michael, I’d like to report a really creepy guy calling me up and trying to recruit me to vote for some chump named Obuma.

kingdaddy

August 21st, 2012
6:29 pm

Some where far off in the distance, faintly but insessant….I hear a baby crying for it’s,momma….Oh never mind, it’s just Steve Spurrier still crying about UGA winning the east…

Guy who paid Cam

August 21st, 2012
6:42 pm

Seriously. This is a story?

Gorilla Biscuit

August 21st, 2012
6:43 pm

It’s a sad day in gorilladom with the news of the passing of Ivan at the Atlanta Zoo. Damn good Gorilla.

Some say Ivan was gay, but that ain’t right. He was just shy and having not seen a female until middle age he never had anybody ’splain what went where to him. And they wouldn’t give him any Viagra.

bitter dawg fan

August 21st, 2012
6:45 pm

that fan may also be a ———FRY COOK at the VARSITY

bitter dawg fan

August 21st, 2012
7:06 pm

Bamma knows all about foolish FANS—-LEE HARVEY UPDYKE back at

his ole TRICKS———–TUSK–UR–LOOSERS

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
7:14 pm

Gorilla B………….good you said that….I am too old to LOVE Ivan I am a Willie B guy but nice post.

intheknow
August 21st, 2012
5:40 pm

SMART enough…..is a real class act….he runs his own business..like mowing lawns.
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Sorry but I didn’t go to UGa to get my Landscape Engineering Degree with a minor in Spanish inorder to talk to my Illegal employees.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
7:17 pm

Gorilla B……..who said Ivan liked the boys? He had more offspring than WILLIE B. Willie B was alone so long he didn’t know what to do with hie Big Nanner when he was free. Too bad most convicts don’t act/feel the same way. :)

Dewayne

August 21st, 2012
7:22 pm

Cue the music to Psycho…………………………………now!!

Gorilla Biscuit

August 21st, 2012
7:26 pm

I beg to differ SMART, the AJC article said Ivan was childless.

Oringe n Bloo

August 21st, 2012
7:27 pm

Okay, I admit it, I called the recruit and told him I was a goergia fan cause I wonted to git goergia in troubles. I went to U of F and gaters want to get back to the top no mater what they half to do to git thar. I uh.. I fergot what I was sayin, but anyway.. I won’t base. I’ll take a drank.. but I won’t freebase cocane. I wont do it.

Gorilla Biscuit

August 21st, 2012
7:29 pm

I too had a soft spot for Willie B. I went to see him many times in the 80’s and 90’s when I live in the Atlanta area. He was a gorilla’s gorilla.

AAAA½ Bail Bonds R Us

August 21st, 2012
7:39 pm

How many dawgs arrested today?

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
7:40 pm

Gorilla B…………check again Ivan has a few kids since he was added to the Ford African Rain Forest Exhibit.

AU is UGA's Daddy

August 21st, 2012
7:45 pm

Deflection deflection deflection

DawgMangeinColumbia

August 21st, 2012
7:58 pm

Overzealous ? Average !!!!!

Dawg'88

August 21st, 2012
8:29 pm

Let me get this straight…

This fan tries to influence a recruit to come to UGA or at least talks to the player about commitments. And yet….high school coaches pimp their players to go to colleges that they want them to….boosters try to influence decisions everyday….fathers ask for money (see Scam Newton’s dad), etc.

This is a story?!! Really?!!

Give me a break….stop all of those ethics viloations first before showing phony outrage and railing against an overzealous fan. Hypocrites.

kingdaddy

August 21st, 2012
9:11 pm

Gorilla Biscut
I’m truly sorry for your loss. I guess that means no little Ivans unless they were adopted…

Gamecock in Georgia

August 21st, 2012
9:33 pm

Kingdaddy we did not win the East but we beat your sorry butts

Gamecock in Georgia

August 21st, 2012
9:34 pm

And stop calling yur recruits begging thm to stay

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 21st, 2012
9:40 pm

Gorilla B….you are right IVAN never had babies. I though he did but he never socialized that well after his hard early years. That is sad for sure.

kingdaddy

August 21st, 2012
9:54 pm

Gamecluck
enjoy your two wins, lol. We have beat you guys so many times, we quit counting. Tell me, have you won anything important, because we all know that the SECe is no big deal right? Tell me Gamecluck…….just what have you won???

Dawg48

August 21st, 2012
10:01 pm

I’m board.

thwuga

August 21st, 2012
10:16 pm

Overzeleaou? Not hardly. Try desperate ’cause UGA is gettin a bunch of 3 star players while all the other 4 and 5 stars head out of state or to GT in a couple of cases. The UGA program is a sinking ship and everyone, including this fan, knows it. 6th best team in the country? Hardly.
Several experts are ranking them there because they play a mickey mouse schedule. If they can’t win 9 or 10 games with that schedule minus the only teams in the SEC that count – AL, AK, and LSU. Everyone knows USC is a superior team but has a harder schedule which is the only reason UGA ends up in Atlanta next December only to get waxed once again by the West Champ. Then end up once again in teh Capital One getting spanked by another mid tier big 10 team. That’s about as good as it’s going to get for this mediocre program. Perhaps CMR can do a little more praying….

SEC Fact Finder

August 21st, 2012
10:49 pm

Every school has fans who do not know how to be a fan. Most Graduates of a school understand the importance of following rules especially where the NCAA is involved. We all tolerate those fans and hope they do nothing to embarrass us( one of my schools has had a guy poison trees, and another one decided to smear his own body parts on a passed out fan) and if they do they are prosecuted and embarrassed themselves.

I would never fret anyone wrote on some website, but when you start the calling of individuals then you may have crossed the line from public to private lives and that is where you cross the line in my book.

Good to you and your teams in the upcoming season.

ALABAMA FOOTBALL

August 21st, 2012
10:53 pm

this could happen to any school anywhere. even n. dakota state badminton. non story

[...] don’t tweet at recruits, and definitely do not call them. If nothing else, it’s [...]

bob

August 21st, 2012
11:12 pm

Wouldnt it be easy to find out if this guy was actually a UGA fan or someone trying to stir crap up? Just get his email/twitter and give it to the NCAA then let them handle it.

Ricky Grooms

August 22nd, 2012
12:11 am

Georgia fans SUCK!!!!

Jan Kemp

August 22nd, 2012
5:04 am

Georgia is the Clemson of the SEC…

“no, really. This is The Year.”

saban

August 22nd, 2012
7:59 am

Where are the photos for the yearly pool party at the Ramsey center? Just asking……… UGA The Boys Home of the South!

Get Real

August 22nd, 2012
8:30 am

There is a chance this guy was not even a Georgia fan but the fan of a rival team wanting to sabotage UGA.

UGA should implement a policy that if any real fan does this then they would be banned from attending UGA football games or any other UGA sporting event.

BILLY JACK

August 22nd, 2012
8:33 am

thwuga-yea UGA has all 3 star recruits-try around 11 4 star and will add 3 or 4 5 star jackass-go back to your techie recruiting class-if Mark Richt had techs recruiting class he would jump off a bridge.

First things first

August 22nd, 2012
9:35 am

Are we 100% sure that the guy IS a UGA fan or alumnus?

I am a UGA man, class of 71 & 73, what if I call a kid and insist that I am a dyed in the wool CRIMSON TIDE fan AND lie and insist that i am also an alumnus. DOES THIS place Alabama under immediate NCAA scrutiny?

First, it needs to be proven that the guy is a fan. Neither Alabama or Harvard or UGA or LSU or the REAL USC ( LA area) can stop this stuff. It could be dirty tricks.

GO Dogs

zbulldawg

August 22nd, 2012
10:27 am

Some news paper in Cal.,Might have wrote or said that some unknown so called fan ! Might have called a recruit about UGA ! PURE TRASH at it’s best. The well respected sites banned this trash & here you are writing about it .? JUST PURE negative trash !!!!!!!

[...] Georgia fan hadn’t. It’s reported that a rouge fan called College of the Sequoias defensive back Steven Nelson after rumors shot around the i…, and decided to attend Texas Tech instead. Said Nelson: “I get phone calls almost every day from [...]

William H. Robinson

August 22nd, 2012
12:33 pm

Who cares anything about the Georgia Dawgs when it is evident West Virginia is going to wipe out the Weakly 12 and win the National Championship.

William H. Robinson

August 22nd, 2012
12:37 pm

Who cares anything about the Georgia Dawgs recruiting when it will make no difference in the standings, because West Virginia is going to win the National Championship.

Harvey Updyke

August 22nd, 2012
1:40 pm

Sounds like a Bamard

UGA Insider

August 22nd, 2012
2:09 pm

Dear UGA fans…

It is only a few of you who this pertains but please… STOP ACTING LKE ALABAMA AND AUBURN FANS!!!!

Alabammy

August 22nd, 2012
3:14 pm

Hey it’s UGA Insider!!! The local idiot who seems to be 100% incorrect on everything he predicts! The good thing is if you always bet opposite of what he says you can do pretty well.

Alabammy

August 22nd, 2012
3:15 pm

UGA Insider had Bama losing several games last year because we lost everyone off our offense. He also has had Saban leaving for “greener pastures” for the past three years.

What else ya got Wonder Boy?

[...] after reportedly calling College of the Sequoias defensive back Steven Nelson, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Seriously, leave the recruiting to the recruiters, [...]

[...] incident, which was initially reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has brought forth outrage from the internet as well. SB Nation says that while it is one thing to [...]

[...] after reportedly calling College of the Sequoias defensive back Steven Nelson, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Seriously, leave the recruiting to the recruiters, [...]

bob

August 22nd, 2012
11:42 pm

“Overzeleaou? Not hardly. Try desperate ’cause UGA is gettin a bunch of 3 star players while all the other 4 and 5 stars head out of state or to GT in a couple of cases.”

First of all nice spelling.

Second of all, UGA had their best classes with lower recruits, once richt got 5 star recruits the team suffered so richt needs to stick to his strong points and coach up lesser players instead of taking 5 star primadonnas who think their poop dont stink…………..

[...] this is strange, a Georgia fan called a Georgia dedicate Steve Nelson, to make certain he was still committed to Georgia. The propagandize that he was loath on was Texas [...]

I told you

August 23rd, 2012
8:17 am

Hey I’ve been calling all of the 2 Star recruits in the country steering them towards GT. Wonder if CPJ will give me some free tickets or some new clothes!

cecil newton

August 23rd, 2012
5:33 pm

Immediately suspend the program until the NCAA has time to trace back all of the calls made to current players and current recruits. They actually need just go ahead and suspend some players while the investigation is on going. Gotta feeling, where there be smoke, there be fire. UGA fans have been riding dirty with recruits, time to suspend and repent, because UGA’s chickens… have come home… to roost!

After all, it’s what you guys advocated two years ago, eh? I mean Amen?