What you might have missed over the weekend…

A quick recap of a busy (and good) weekend in Bulldog Nation:

Craig Gullickson

Craig Gullickson

  • Baseball: Georgia swept a three-game series from No. 24 Mississippi State at Foley Field, winning 4-1 on Friday, 4-3 on Saturday and 4-1 on Sunday. The Dogs (14-14, 6-3 SEC) are on a five-game SEC winning streak. They got strong starting pitching all weekend. Friday: Alex Wood allowed one run on three hits and struck out eight in seven innings. Saturday: Michael Palazzone went 8 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits. Sunday: Craig Gullickson permitted one run on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. (Gullickson is the son of former major-league pitcher Bill Gullickson and the brother of UGA tennis player Chelsey Gullickson, the defending NCAA women’s singles champion.)
  • Gymnastics: The Gym Dogs are headed back to the NCAA Championships after a one-year absence. They finished second (behind UCLA) in the NCAA Southeast Regional in Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday to earn a spot in the 12-team field for the NCAA Championships April 15-17 in Cleveland. The Gym Dogs posted their second highest score of the season Saturday, 196.750. Kat Ding won the uneven bars with a 9.95.
  • Softball: Georgia, ranked No. 2 nationally, swept a two-game series from Tennessee-Martin, winning 6-1 on Saturday and 6-0 on Sunday, to extend its home winning streak to 37 games, the longest in NCAA Division I. The Bulldogs are 32-4 this season.
  • Tennis: Both the men’s and women’s teams extended their winning streaks to 12 matches and stayed unbeaten in the SEC by picking up victories over Ole Miss on Friday and Mississippi State on Sunday. The men’s team (17-3, 8-0 SEC) won by 4-3 scores in Oxford and Starkville, while the women’s team (14-1, 8-0 SEC) posted a pair of 6-1 victories in Athens.
  • Women’s golf: Georgia’s Marta Silva Zamora shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win individual medalist honors at UGA’s 39th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Alabama won the team title. Georgia tied for sixth.
  • Football: The Bulldogs held their first scrimmage of the spring in Sanford Stadium on Saturday morning. Click here for a recap.

76 comments Add your comment

Anteater

April 4th, 2011
9:36 am

Tim – any feedback on how Branden Smith is doing in Spring so far ?

riptude

April 4th, 2011
9:38 am

riptude

April 4th, 2011
9:38 am

Tim Tucker

April 4th, 2011
9:43 am

Anteater: Sounds like Smith is having a fine spring. There’s a brief note about him on the end of this story from late last week: http://www.ajc.com/sports/georgia-notes-knee-injury-895088.html

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
9:51 am

Is Christian Lemay participating in spring drills?

1eyedJack

April 4th, 2011
9:57 am

DawginLex, Lemay and Conley were early enrollees and are participating in Spring practice.

DAWG ONE

April 4th, 2011
9:58 am

This recap is great. As an alum, I am always interested to see how our “minor” sports teams do. As usual, the Dawgs do well in the non-revenue producing sports. It seems as though our baseball team is headed for a much better year this year than last.
Thank you for the article. It would be nice to always get this info through the AJC.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
9:59 am

Haven’t heard one word about Lemay. Just Murray and Mason. I was hoping he could get some reps and learn enough to play this fall so we have another option at QB in case of injury. Mason doesn’t excite me as a 2nd option.

Maybe we have 3 who can play???

Tim Tucker

April 4th, 2011
10:18 am

DawginLex: LeMay did get some snaps in Saturday’s scrimmage. Here’s what Mark Richt said about him afterward: “He threw one of the better fade routes today. He put it in play, and Michael Bennett made a very fine catch. He also stood in there and threw a short curl, about a 10-yard curl route, to Bennett. He had to hang in that pocket.”

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
10:19 am

Thanks. Am I too hopeful that Lemay can help in 2011?
Am I wrong in not giving Mason a chance in my mind to ever be able to help?

GeoffDawg

April 4th, 2011
10:22 am

Why the disdain for Hutson Mason? He didn’t get a lot of snaps last year but lest we forget, he did throw a TD on his first ever play. Bodes well for the future if for no other reason, to give LeMay some quality competition.

TheXman

April 4th, 2011
10:25 am

i would like lemay to red shirt..mason has shown so far that he can handle being number 2. its always nice to red shirt qb if a team can help it.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
10:27 am

I thought Lemay could add another dimension to the offense like Shockley. I may be wrong about Mason and I hope I am. There are worse problems than having 3 QB’s who can play.

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2011
10:35 am

I don’t know if Jay Clark is doing a good job or a bad job, but he is stepping into an almost impossible situation behind the 4 peat NC.

I keep reading where his team put up best, or second best numbers, and still didn’t win. Seems like the rest of the country has caught up, and he needed to get his squad to step it UP yet another notch, not just maintain status quo. Does that even exist? Not sure if even S.Y. had many more notches.

sogadog

April 4th, 2011
10:53 am

The Diamond Dawgs looked sharp on Sunday. I highly recommend to any Dawg fan that they catch a baseball game in Athens this season. Sunday’s game was well worth a four hundred mile round trip drive.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
11:00 am

Perno saving his job. Hopefully Richt can do the same this fall.

Regarding Yoculan: She lives with a man who is married. That is a fact. You can spin it however you want to and moderate comments etc but truth is truth. It has been 10 years now so they probably are happy as is. Doesn’t make it right

AltamahaDawg

April 4th, 2011
11:25 am

My understanding is that it is the estranged wife that is happy as is. She is nothing more than a former employee now. Doesn’t really have any bearing now.

BBdawg

April 4th, 2011
11:30 am

Tim – Has Andy Landers overstayed his welcome? Yeah he gets 20+ wins a season but thats about it. When is the last time he got the #1 recruit in Georgia? I think the #1 Georgia girl this year is going to UConn like Maya Moore did 4 years ago. Could we get someone that can recruit better? Your thoughts?

The Original WDE

April 4th, 2011
11:52 am

LeMay should be good, just too bad he’s moving into one of your more solid positions.

Obviously, it’ll be a big deal for if Murray gets knocked out of games, but I’d put more eggs in the Crowell basket.

illinoisdawg

April 4th, 2011
12:09 pm

Mason did throw for 2 tds with no ints in the scrimmage this past Saturday.

GT is a 4th rate high school team

April 4th, 2011
12:11 pm

Dawgs winning in other sports may be be a good prelude for football in the fall. I am an unashamed OPTIMIST.

good grief

April 4th, 2011
12:12 pm

“Regarding Yoculan: She lives with a man who is married. That is a fact. You can spin it however you want to and moderate comments etc but truth is truth. It has been 10 years now so they probably are happy as is. Doesn’t make it right”

says who? get a life and keep your nose out of other peoples’ business.

Upstate Dawg

April 4th, 2011
12:14 pm

Any news on Kevin Ware? I guess a scholarship for him might depend on Thompkins and Leslie’s decisions. Any news there either? Congrats to the Diamond Dawgs for a nice sweep of the Maroons.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
12:17 pm

http://www.redandblack.com/2009/04/01/yoculan-book-beating-a-dead-horse/

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good grief,

I can say what I want to say, especially if it is already out there in print.

I have my right to my opinion just like you do.

UGA Is A Girl's School

April 4th, 2011
12:20 pm

Looks like the women’s programs are doing well. The men’s programs are… well, never mind.

Very Old Dawg

April 4th, 2011
12:21 pm

Ms Yoculan’s living arrangements are none of our business.

Black Bone

April 4th, 2011
12:22 pm

Lemay was never considered to have a running element like Shock did. He’s a pure drop back passer who is actually slower than Murray (well, coming out of HS, who knows once they get in college).

And by all accounts, Mason has done an excellent job.

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
12:28 pm

Anybody else notice the depth chart at QB for LSU?

1.)Jefferson
2.)Lee
3.)Mettenberger

So much for the predictions that Mett was going to lead LSU to the national title after he “transferred” according to the idiot that posts on here every day under a different blog handle.

tide roll

April 4th, 2011
12:39 pm

Uga should be concerned about their lack of depth on the offensive line. Last year they lost Boling, Chris Davis and Josh Davis. Also, three players listed on last years post spring depth chartas 2nd unit offensive lineman, Kevin Perez, Jonathan Owens, and Tanner Strickland, have left the program. In addition, Rivals has rated your incoming offensive line class as 9th in the conference. Reason for concern?

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
12:42 pm

saban should be concerned that he lost 3 games last year
saban should be concerned that his QB’s have zero experience
saban should be concerned that he blew a 24 point lead to his archrival at home
saban should be looking for his next place to coach if he underachieves again

Isn’t he supposed to be the world’s greatest coach?
How does he lose 3 games and blow a 24 point lead at home to “little brother”?
Mettenberger could start at Bama right now but is 3rd string at LSU.

doesn’t look too good for Bama in 2011

JB

April 4th, 2011
12:43 pm

We’re concerned about a lot of things at UGA, but the Alabama Tide is not one of them. We’ll worry about our 85 players, ya’ll worry about your 105.

Better Dawgs!

April 4th, 2011
1:15 pm

Dawgs will have a top O-line this season. No worries! Go blog on your own sites “tide roll”. You are a closet dawg fan. BTW, the best coach in the history of mankind will leave you at the alter very soon. Your team has plenty of unknown positions to fill this year, you might need to reflect on the direction on your own program. It comes and goes. Saban is loosing control by the minute.

ClinchCountyDawg

April 4th, 2011
1:18 pm

Tide Roll Don’t worry about UGA. We Have some great linemen like Ben Jones, Brent Benedict, Trinton Sturdivant, Austin Long, Cordy Glenn, Chris Burnette, etc. I believe that all of these O Linemen were offered or highly cobeted by Bama.

Bubbatavious

April 4th, 2011
1:33 pm

If our offensive line is getting bigger then it just means the midget will have more problems seeing over them this year. Better go ahead and give Lemay a ton of reps.

fan

April 4th, 2011
1:42 pm

TIDE ROLL, what is your obsession with UGA’s O-line? Everytime you get on here you post something about UGA’s O line. Well its still spring and nothing is set in stone right now. Are you happy?

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
1:48 pm

Yeah and bubbatavious thought Mett would start at LSU this year.

He is 3rd string behind Jefferson and Jarrett “Interception” Lee

LOL at your football knowledge

DawginLex

April 4th, 2011
1:49 pm

fan

tide roll doesn’t think white boys can play OL

That’s his agenda

ClinchCountyDawg

April 4th, 2011
2:23 pm

I’ll bet that Tide Roll’s obsession with big ugly offensive linemen is related to his taste in women. His wife is probably built like an SEC center. 5′3′ and 350 lbs. a face like a dumptruck, and more body year than Chewbacca.

From Buck Belue's Blog

April 4th, 2011
2:44 pm

680 The Fan & Georgia Bulldogs to “Hunker Down”
Apr 01, 2011 — 8:59pm
This is good. I’ve been waiting for this, during my 11-year career at 680 The Fan. Oh, yeah. Sounds good to me. And what took so long?

680 The Fan is now the “Official Sports Talk Station of the Georgia Bulldogs.” Hear it’s a 5-year partnership. And this is a good deal for both sides. The ‘Dogs get the word out in Atlanta, on a daily basis. 680 The Fan gets access. Live coverage of Richt press conferences, during the season. Weekly programming on Bulldog football. In-depth, expanded coverage. Sure hope they saved me a spot! Coach Perno’s loving this…Georgia baseball live on 680 The Fan 2, AM 1230. Won’t many of those excellent high school players here in metro Atlanta be listening? Other sports will feel the spotlight of “Atlanta’s Sports Station” too.

It’s a win-win. David Dickey and Alan Thomas have worked on this deal for years. And it’s a done deal. I love it. Georgia fans should love it too.

Bama Mike

April 4th, 2011
2:49 pm

JB you guys can sign 105 if you want. We have been doing it since the early days of Bryant. I dont understand what the issue is now. When we were 3-8 and 7-6 we had about 140 and no one seemed to care.

JB

April 4th, 2011
2:53 pm

Bama Mike…..last time I checked, And maybe I’m wrong and We live in a cave over here, but the NCAA allows 85 AT ONE TIME to be on scholarship at a Div 1 school. Maybe I’m wrong .

Mikey

April 4th, 2011
2:53 pm

680 The Fan now the talk radio for Georgia Football. Great, now we will get to hear all 3,817 callers who claimed to have played on the 1981 team on the radio.

Destin Dawg

April 4th, 2011
2:59 pm

beat Boise and S. C….. in tough close games… it’ll be a great year !!! take Butler and 3 points tonight

Bama Mike

April 4th, 2011
2:59 pm

JB true. It is a rolling 85 number over a twelve month calender. Its just fuzzy math. Academics, gray shirts, medical hardships and reinsurance coverage impacts the numbers in what actually qualifies. But we dont call it math it is refered to a ciphering so you have to quantify the numbers LOL.

From our Saturday scrimmage we may need 105 more. Tackling in our secondary according to Saban lacking and anytime you have your two inexperienced qbs throwing for 400 yards you have some defensive concerns.

Diamond Master

April 4th, 2011
3:00 pm

Dawgs swept a baseball series? Nice.

By the way, how has the UGA baseball team done against Georgia Tech the last two seasons? :-) :-) :-)

JB

April 4th, 2011
3:05 pm

Bama Mike…..I can deduct a lot of things off my taxes that are “fuzzy” and ‘gray”, but it doesn’t mean it’s legal……………Unless I’m NEVER called on it.

Harry the Hat

April 4th, 2011
3:06 pm

“Dawgs will have a top O-line this season. No worries!”

That’s exactly the same kind of crap that dawgtards were saying this time last year.

It’s kind of sad to see all the Dawg fans getting so excited this year (just like the year before, the year before that, etc.). How long is it going to take for UGA fans to realize that UGA is simply no longer relevant in the SEC? In the national picture, UGA isn’t even a blip on the radar, and hasn’t been since the preseason #1 ranking two years ago.

Sit back and be grateful for the six or seven wins you’ll get every year. Coaching genius Mark Richt may take you to 8-4 or even 9-3 occasionally, but Florida will still win the SEC, meaning no BCS bowls and no top 10 final ranking. Most years, UGA will be very lucky to finish in the top 50, and only after a big bowl win over a nobody opponent.

It’s a different world now, and Dawg fans need to adjust their expectations downward to reflect reality.

Unfortunately nothing is going to change until UGA changes its mediocre coaching. That’s where the difference is, and that’s why everyone outside Dawgtard Nation just laughs at Dawg fans getting so excited year after year about what a great recruiting class UGA gets. It doesn’t matter how many blue chip high school players go to UGA, they simply don’t get the coaching they would get at Florida or Alabama, to name two schools whose programs are far ahead of UGA. And that’s not going to change as long as Mark Richt is in Athens.

Get your heads out of the sand and face reality. And mediocrity and irrelevance. 

JB

April 4th, 2011
3:10 pm

Harry the Hat is probably a Techie. The hate/envy is so bad, they write that much. Bama,UF/AU etc hit us with a line or two. The 1000 hate essay gives them away. With that said, Johnson is toast. 7-8 wins a year, tops. He reloaded with some pretty average talent. Better hope he can ” coach’um up”.

Bama Mike

April 4th, 2011
3:16 pm

Good call JB. We must get more deductions than you guys as according to Saban as of right now we only have 68 on scholarship.

JB

April 4th, 2011
3:27 pm

You mean 68 in this freshman class?