Another football walk-on gets scholarship; Fox wants to play Tech earlier

For the third time this spring, Georgia coach Mark Richt had the pleasure of informing a walk-on player that he will go on scholarship.

Richt called senior Chad Gloer, a special-teams standout the past three seasons, into his office Wednesday to give him the good news.

“He was excited, and he felt like his mom and dad would be even more excited,” Richt said. “He was really looking forward to telling them. He said, ‘Coach, don’t be surprised if my mom gets in the car and drives over here and gives you a big hug.’”

Gloer, a cornerback from Fayetteville, joins linebacker Reuben Faloughi and long snapper Ty Frix as walk-ons who have received scholarships for the 2010-11 year.

Two scholarships became available when linebacker Montez Robinson and quarterback Zach Mettenberger were kicked off the team following arrests.

NCAA rules allow Division I-A football teams to have 85 players on scholarship each season.

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Georgia and Georgia Tech are discussing moving their annual men’s basketball game from early January, which is when it has been played the past three seasons, to late November or early December.

“We’re working with Tech to move the game . . . to before the students leave campus [after fall semester],” Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “I think Tech is in agreement with that.”

The teams’ 2010-11 game will be played at Tech.

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  • Richt noted that the highlight film shown at a Bulldog Club meeting in Macon on Wednesday night was the same one shown there a year earlier. “This last season must have been so bad we couldn’t show last year’s highlights,” he said, “so we showed the highlights from the year before.”
  • Richt expects a much better 2010. “I don’t do jumping jacks like some people do when they’re excited,” he said, “but I can promise you, I’m as excited about this season as I have been for any one since I’ve been at Georgia. I think we’ve got the right stuff.”
  • As things stand now, every Georgia player is expected to be ready for the start of preseason practice in August. “It’s the first time I can remember any team I have ever coached where 100 percent of the players are due to be healthy enough to participate at the beginning of camp,” Richt said. “Which is huge.”
  • Richt reiterated that he is opposed to expanding the SEC, but “it’s going to be interesting.”

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DEVILDAWG85

May 13th, 2010
3:01 pm

08 Dawg

May 13th, 2010
3:07 pm

Congrats to the walk-on. Nice spin by Richt though, this might be the second season he has been the most excited for but we all know the 2008 Dawgs were suppose to go all the way and I am sure he was more then excited about that team along with the preseason #1 ranking.

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Bob Sacamano

May 13th, 2010
3:15 pm

•Richt expects a much better 2010. “I don’t do jumping jacks like some people do when they’re excited,” he said, “but I can promise you, I’m as excited about this season as I have been for any one since I’ve been at Georgia. I think we’ve got the right stuff.”

Sound familiar???

georgia87

May 13th, 2010
3:18 pm

I’m excited, too. I think the QB situation worked out as well as it could. We have a clear starter, who will get the reps and not worry about an early hook. A great athlete is going to shore up a thin receiving corps. When he is on the field, a trick play will always have to be guarded against. The offense will be true play-action, run-first and open the receivers. The defensive changes have breathed new life into the guys. Could be a really good year.

Dawg Fan in Grayson

May 13th, 2010
3:25 pm

For years the GT/UGA basketball game was played early December which would be soon after the football game. The game was also played at the Omni and some of the best basketball games were played there. Maybe they should schedule it at the Dome. I think it would bring in big crowds.

82Dawg

May 13th, 2010
3:30 pm

Bob Sacamano …what should he say, we stink, I hate this team we won’t win a single game?

tormentor

May 13th, 2010
3:37 pm

Heartwarming.

Ron O

May 13th, 2010
3:41 pm

Until they beat Florida there can be no highlight films

Frank Lane

May 13th, 2010
3:43 pm

Logan Gray remember Hines Ward.

Thirty Points To Your Twenty-Four Points

May 13th, 2010
3:46 pm

Ealy is the key.

He stays healthy, we win a lot of games.

I am the least concerned of anyboy i know about our QB “situation”. I would be surprised if Murray throws 15 times a game.

I hate it for AJ Green, as he simply came to UGA at the wrong time, but has more than made the most of it. I wish we could have had a “Stafford-Green” like 1-2 punch for a few years. Unfortunately he wil be on his 3rd QB in as many seasons.

But I can see taking a page from that High School Offense over on the North Ave Ghetto, where we run the ball 10, 11 times in a row, then throw some play-action to an AJ Green long-route catching Defenses and Safeties napping. (*** Except we will run a pro-style running attack, not a trickery-gimmick run by most Pop Warner teams in the land ***)

This wil be a fun summer. My anticipation is bubbling, and it will only get greater as the August heat begins smacking us in the face. LOVE IT!!

GO DAWGS!!!!!

Thirty Points To Your Twenty-Four Points

May 13th, 2010
3:49 pm

Dawg Fan in Grayson….

Why on earth schedule the Tech/UGA game at a “neutral” site in Downtown Atlanta? If ANY Neutral site is used, the Gwinnett Arena would be best fit.

Keep the game home and home, and keep beating those stuck up Nerds year in and year out.

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Herschel Talker

May 13th, 2010
3:52 pm

Couldn’t we save these scholarships for high school recruits and sign a couple more guys than we normally would?

Portland Dawg

May 13th, 2010
3:56 pm

we could Talker, but why not award them to someone who has earned it already?

Pete

May 13th, 2010
3:58 pm

“I’m as excited about this season as I have been for any one since I’ve been at Georgia. I think we’ve got the right stuff.”

Look back….that is the same thing Coach Richt said last year……As Larry would say…uh oh…keep your eyes and ears open- we might have awakened……..

Getting Paid

May 13th, 2010
3:59 pm

Herschel Talker is my homeboy, BDU MF-ERS

david

May 13th, 2010
4:00 pm

When will we stop with The seasons great expectations and pre-season talk. After the past 2 seasons, I would rather the head coach keep conmments to himself instead of creating expectations his team has clearly not been able to live up to. I love UGA and the DAWGS but honestly after what I have seen the past couple of years all I can say is….I will beleive it when I see it

mark

May 13th, 2010
4:00 pm

Why not play tech twice in December and early January. School is out and you need something to draw fans to both campuses. Wouldn’t this benefit both schools from an attendance and RPI standpoint?

kauai dawg

May 13th, 2010
4:07 pm

Glad to hear Richt is excited. That carries a lot of weight going into this season after the last few. Go DAWGS!

Johnny DangerDawg

May 13th, 2010
4:08 pm

Bob Sacamano,
Yes, Richt’s excitement does sounds familiar, but I think that in a healthy program, the coach should be saying that every year. Any college coach who still loves his job and is working hard at it is going to approach every season thinking he can make it the best yet. If you don’t feel that way, then your name is Steve Spurrier and you only have half of your old passion for the job.

1eyedJack

May 13th, 2010
4:11 pm

Chad Gloer is a senior so it won’t make a difference in the # of scholarships available in the 2010 class.

DawginLex

May 13th, 2010
4:12 pm

Only an idiot would not see there is a huge difference between this year and last year.

Last year-joe cox kool aid
This year-5 star recruit Aaron Murray who will be around for 4 years

Last year-Running backs????
This year-Ealey and King both capable

Last year-willie Martinez
This year-todd Grantham and new attitude and NFL resume

Last year-going to Okie state with tons of ???????
This year-opening with a cupcake to get our sea legs

Last year 8-5 and gave 2 away
This year – Why can’t we win 10, 11 or 12?

Thirty Points To Your Twenty-Four Points

May 13th, 2010
4:12 pm

david,

you must be a Yankee. Do you not realize College Football is a year round sport? College Footbal pride is what keeps a lot of people ticking. If you have a problem with somebody being exciting about their team year in and year out no matter what the circumstances, I would recommend you move back to Brooklyn, where you can spend Spring Training deciding if the Mets or Yanks will be your passion for the year. Down here, our colors don’t run and our passion is only fueled by the rising and setting of the sun.

Steve

May 13th, 2010
4:13 pm

Wish I was excited as Richt – see us around 8-4 – not enough CB depth, FR. QB, not enough quality WR’s outside of Green, learning a new system on D – and Richt is still a good to great coach – he just doesn’t schedule the creampuffs every year like UF and UA, both of which have tougher schedule’s this year than normal. And now UF and UA have been killing us in recruiting….We should be better in 2011 than 2010, and maybe make a run at a championship in 2011 or 12 – just don’t see it this year, too many negatives (I did grow up listening to Munson and Dooley however).

GT BBall Fan

May 13th, 2010
4:17 pm

Georgia does not beat Tech in BBall year in and year out – That poster is an idiot!

The Tech/UGA BBall games were great in the Omni. I usually went with a group that included both Tech and UGA grads and we had fun messing with each other. The crowds were split pretty even and Tech had no significant advantage with the game so close to campus. If we only play once a year, then a nuetral site (Dome, Philips or Gwinn Arena)game makes alot of sense.

jod

May 13th, 2010
4:18 pm

No, it would only benefit uga in too since tech is generally higher rated, but would drag tech’s down.

Gillislee

May 13th, 2010
4:18 pm

Come September Murray hasn’t played in a game in 20 months…..against high schoolers……most of whom are now in the stands on Saturday afternoons. After the cupcake opener South Carolina is going to be a real shock for him. Best defense he has ever seen, best opposing coach he has played against, and a loud…hostile enviroment.

Thirty Points To Your Twenty-Four Points

May 13th, 2010
4:22 pm

Gillislee….

That sir, is why we will lead the SEC in rushing this year.

PTC DAWG

May 13th, 2010
4:28 pm

Me thinks Richt will be at or above his average of 10 wins per this year….10-2 with the 2 losses in the right place wins the East, IYAM.

O'Keefe Gym Strangler

May 13th, 2010
4:29 pm

Stack the line to stop run…zone blitzes…double AJ Green…make Murray get rid of the ball quickly. 3 and out.

Another Dawg

May 13th, 2010
4:30 pm

Herschel Talker: Those scholarships can’t be “saved.” These are 1-year scholarships for seniors; they will be automatically be freed up for the 2011 recruiting class. This is typical of any team that has scholarships vacated (short recruiting classes, transfers, dismissals, etc.) It’s no different impact on recruiting next year’s class than if they were recruited as scholarship players who were now in their senior year.

If you were meaning to imply that we should go pick up some high school kid leftover who hasn’t signed yet for the 2010 class–Jesus Christ, that would be dumb.

he's like a Fox

May 13th, 2010
4:43 pm

Nice win over tech this year but we have a long way to go to match their program, This program will improve and thats a fact, and Thirty points…..is that you St Simon.

Tallcarl

May 13th, 2010
4:46 pm

Well Strangler that means you will have about 15 people on the field.That will work, I just hope you are not a football coach.

SatchelBuzz

May 13th, 2010
4:48 pm

Don’t go back to Rockville,…..make it Shreveport.

The RUN will win the day ....w/ Fbacks

May 13th, 2010
4:48 pm

UGA will run, run, run. If Bobo does not get too greedy trying to out think a Spurrier or so and so coach, we should be fine with AJ and the TONS of very quality receivers that UGA has. Aaron’s ability to roll out and run or throw is one skill that CJ never had.

UGA has two and maybe THREE great NFL style fullbacks with the two kids returning ( Chapas and Muntzenmier ) and that SW Dekalb kid. This position will lead the charge. I am convinced that due to the position’s excellent results in the bowl vs TX A & M, the staff saw how we could churn up the field with our full backs.

With the fullback blocking, running it and catching it, UGA will be ahard to stop. This will not be expected this year but will emerge as a key. Fake it to Ealey or Caleb, then hand it to a fullback and go. FIRST DOWN or more !! Fake it to Ealey, then pump it and hit the fullback out on the flats.
Fake it to the fullbacks, then hand it to Waushan ……….TD!!! It will drive them crazy with our DEEP O line.

Go Dogs.

The RUN will win the day ....w/ Fbacks

May 13th, 2010
4:49 pm

Whoops ……….CJ is meant to be J Cox. Sorry.

O'Keefe Gym Strangler

May 13th, 2010
4:53 pm

We could have used 15 defenders on the field last November…

DawginLex

May 13th, 2010
4:54 pm

i believe there are more receivers to throw to on this team.

Namely the tight ends charles and Lynch along with Durham at wideout who was injured in 2009.Also troupe and Wooten.

Beck

May 13th, 2010
5:19 pm

Guys, I would be more concerned with the defense than the offense. While we do have a better man heading up that part of the team, do we have the players, especially in the front seven, to be that much better on defense (I know we couldn’t be much worse than last year, but it still is possible)? Is Grantham going to have those guys ready to play this year, and playing disciplined at that? If we can eliminate 4 penalties a game, and play decent, not spectacular defense (making tackles on a consistent basis), I think we have a good team. If that happens, I can see 10 wins.

Monticello Dawg

May 13th, 2010
5:30 pm

georgia87 and DawginLex, congrats on your well-reasoned comments. I salute you both.

One, two, free, fo, fi, them der Gator don't take no jive!

May 13th, 2010
5:34 pm

9-4 or 10-3 if they gel early on the “D” side of the ball. That’s still going to be contingent on them DRASTICALLY redcuing the penalties and turnover differential. If that continues (I suspect it will be better) then the results will be about the same or worse than last year.

Gordon

May 13th, 2010
5:36 pm

As long as we have Hewitt and UGA has Fox, the time the game is played doesn’t matter. Neither does the location. Neither does the talent (or lack of) one side may have.

CONFEDERATE DAWG

May 13th, 2010
6:06 pm

JUST BEAT THE GAYTORS!

longDawg

May 13th, 2010
6:20 pm

o keefe you are a real brain fart if you do all that who’s going to cover our great TE and WR’s

Co Cole

May 13th, 2010
6:22 pm

Chad “Chopper” Gloer is one great kid from a class act family. He has been a passionate, driven young man since his days as a vertically challenged middle school cornerback. He exemplifies the student-athlete who loves the Georgia Bulldogs, his college education, and his country. Way to go Chopper!!! You deserve this.

bjohndawg

May 13th, 2010
6:57 pm

8-4 my behind. more like 10-2.
Tired of that …”oh they will stack the line and stop are running game and we cannot pass.” This offense is going to smack some people in the mouth. The QB at BAMA was not the most skilled guy in the league. Teams stacked the line on them. They ran it down people’s throats and when they had to they threw the ball just fine. Watch Georgia do the same this year.

IF they improve on defense, and we get some good play calling( maybe the biggest if of them all) Dawgs will be in a BCS game.

HunkerDown27

May 13th, 2010
7:11 pm

08 Dawg,

Since you like to look up SI covers, go look up how many injuries we had during the 08′ season. One of them be Dannel Ellerbe who is on that cover! And we still won 10 games. Considering what we went through, that was a damn good season. The things some of our “fans” say amazes me! HunkerDown!

duckey

May 13th, 2010
7:39 pm

GT has not beat GA in athens sence the 70s
in b ball

URBAN RULES

May 13th, 2010
8:32 pm

My grandma could have racked huge yards against Tech and A&M. When you POUND THE BALL!!! against a legit defense then you might have a chance. Ealy is probably legit, only time will tell. If you think King is going to step up you are living in a dream world. Just be ready for your annual A_ _ Whippin in J’VILLE!!

If Tech can run, we can run

May 13th, 2010
8:34 pm

If Tech can run the ball, we can run the ball…. people know Tech is going to run and Tech runs all over them anyway. UGA can do the same thing….

In fact I will place a bet with any Tech fan. I bet UGA averages more rushing yards than Tech this coming year.

Willie martinez

May 13th, 2010
8:48 pm

Chad Gloer probably led our team in special teams tackles, especially on Kickoff. He is usually the first one down the field and more times than not gets clipped or makes the tackle. This is a scholly well used.