Georgia Bulldogs football
|Georgia Bulldogs football|
|Athletic director||Greg McGarity|
|Head coach||Kirby Smart
2nd season, 9–5 (.643)
|Other staff||Jim Chaney (OC)
Mel Tucker (DC)
|Past conferences||SIAA (1895–1921)
Southern Conference (1921–1932)
|All-time record||802–418–54 (.651)|
|Bowl record||30–19–3 (.606)|
|Claimed nat'l titles||2 (1942, 1980)|
|Unclaimed nat'l titles||3 (1927, 1946, 1968) |
|Conference titles||14 (12 SEC)|
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
South Carolina Gamecocks
|Colors||Red and Black
|Fight song||Hail to Georgia|
|Marching band||Georgia Redcoat Marching Band|
The Georgia Bulldogs football program represents the University of Georgia in the sport of American football. The Bulldogs compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They play their home games at historic Sanford Stadium on the university's Athens, Georgia, campus. Georgia's inaugural season was in 1892. UGA claims two consensus national championships (1942 and 1980); the AP and Coaches Polls have each voted the Bulldogs the national champion once (1980); Georgia has also been named the National Champion by at least one polling authority in three other seasons (1927, 1946 and 1968).The Bulldogs have won 14 conference championships, including 12 SEC championships, and have appeared in 52 bowl games, the fifth most all time. The program has also produced two Heisman Trophy winners, four No. 1 National Football League (NFL) draft picks, and many winners of other national awards. The team is known for its storied history, unique traditions, and rabid fan base. Georgia has won over 800 games in their history, placing them 11th all time in wins.
- 1 History
- 2 Conference affiliations
- 3 Nicknames
- 4 Traditions
- 5 Rivalries
- 6 Seasons
- 7 Recruiting
- 8 Team awards and records
- 9 Players
- 10 College Football Hall of Fame
- 11 Coaching history
- 12 Future opponents
- 13 See also
- 14 References
- 15 Further reading
- 16 External links
Georgia was a founding member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, one of the first collegiate athletic conferences formed in the United States. Georgia participated in the SIAA from its establishment in 1895 until 1921. During its tenure in the SIAA, Georgia was conference co-champion in two years, 1896 and 1920. In 1921, the Bulldogs, along with 12 other teams, left the SIAA and formed the Southern Conference. During its time in the Southern Conference, the team never won a conference championship. In 1932, the Georgia Bulldogs left the Southern Conference to form and join the SEC, where Georgia has won the third most SEC football championships, with 12, behind Alabama (24) and Tennessee (13).
The first mention of "Bulldogs" in association with Georgia athletics occurred on November 28, 1901, at the Georgia-Auburn football game played in Atlanta. The Georgia fans had a badge saying "Eat `em Georgia" and a picture of a bulldog tearing a piece of cloth"; however, it was not until 1920 that the nickname "Bulldog" was used to describe the athletic teams at the University of Georgia. Traditionally, the choice of a Bulldog as the UGA mascot was attributed to the alma mater of its founders and first president, Abraham Baldwin, who graduated from Yale University. Prior to that time, Georgia teams were usually known as the "Red and Black." On November 3, 1920, Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal wrote a story about school nicknames and proposed:
The Georgia Bulldogs would sound good because there is a certain dignity about a bulldog, as well as ferocity.
After a 0-0 tie with Virginia in Charlottesville on Nov. 6, 1920, Atlanta Constitution writer Cliff Wheatley used the name "Bulldogs" in his story five times. The name has been used ever since.
- "Between the Hedges" Legendary sports writer Grantland Rice coined the term that famously describes the home of the Bulldogs in the 1930s in reference to the famous English privet hedges that have surrounded the Sanford Stadium turf since its inaugural game against Yale in 1929. The original hedges were removed in 1996 in preparation for the womens soccer matches hosted at Sanford Stadium for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Offshoots of the original hedges were planted shortly after the game. The Hedges also serve as a crowd control measure, as they contain a fence inside of them. In fact, only once have Georgia fans been able to rush the field, that following a victory over Tennessee in 2000. 
- Uga (pronounced UH-guh) is the name of a lineage of white Bulldogs which have served as the mascot of the University of Georgia since 1956. The current mascot, "Que", officially took the role of Uga X on October 23, 2015, shortly before Uga IX, or "Russ", died after four years serving as the mascot. Deceased Ugas are interred in a mausoleum near the main entrance to Sanford Stadium. Georgia is the only school to bury its past mascots inside the football stadium.
- Glory, Glory is the rally song for the Georgia Bulldogs and was sung at football games as early as the 1890s. The rally song was arranged in its current form by Georgia professor Hugh Hodgson in 1915. While "Glory, Glory" is the most commonly played Georgia song, the school's official fight song is "Hail To Georgia" which is played after field goals.
- The ringing of the Chapel Bell after a Georgia victory started in the 1890s when the playing field was located near the Chapel and freshmen were compelled to ring the Chapel's bell until midnight to celebrate the victory. Today, freshmen are no longer required to do the chore, with students, alumni, and fans taking their place.
- "The Battle Hymn of the Bulldog Nation" is a slowed down version of The Battle Hymn of the Republic arranged in 1987 and is a hallowed song played pregame and postgame by the Redcoat Band. A lone trumpeter in the southwest corner of Sanford Stadium plays the first few notes, after which the entire band joins in and a video montage, narrated by longtime Georgia radio broadcaster Larry Munson, is played that highlights the many great moments of Georgia football history. It is custom for fans to stand, remove their hats, and point towards the lone trumpeter as he plays the initial notes. This tradition is considered the climax of the Redcoat Band pregame show and was introduced before the 2000 season. 
- "How 'bout them Dawgs" is a slogan of recent vintage that first surfaced in the late 1970s and has become a battle cry of Bulldog fans. The slogan received national attention and exposure when Georgia won the national championship in 1980 and wire services proclaimed "how 'bout them dogs".
- Silver britches – When Wally Butts was named head coach in 1939, he changed the uniform by adding silver-colored pants to the bright-red jersey already in use. The "silver britches" became very popular, and were a source of multiple fan chants and sign references over the years, the most well-known being "Go You Silver Britches". When he was hired in 1964, Vince Dooley changed Georgia's uniform to use white pants, but reinstated the silver pants prior to Georgia's 1980 national championship season. Georgia's use of the "silver britches" continues to the present day.
- The "Dawg Walk" is a tradition that features the football players walking through a gathering of fans and the Redcoat Band near the Tate Student Center as they enter Sanford Stadium. Vince Dooley began the tradition, originally leading the team into the stadium from the East Campus Road side. Ray Goff changed the Dawg Walk to its current location in the 1990s, but eventually discontinued the practice altogether. Mark Richt revived it starting with the 2001 season, and it continues to the present day.
Georgia's standard home uniform has not significantly changed since 1980, and consists of a red helmet with the trademarked oval G, red jerseys, and famous silver britches.
Wally Butts first introduced the "silver britches", as they are colloquially known, in 1939. When Vince Dooley became Georgia's head coach, he changed the team's home uniform to include white pants. The uniform was changed back to silver pants prior to the 1980 season, and has remained silver ever since.
Georgia's earliest helmet was grey leather, to which a red block "G" logo was added in 1961. The shirts were usually red, sometimes with various striping patterns. Their uniforms in the pre-World War II era varied at times, sometimes significantly. Photographic evidence suggests that black shirts, vests, and stripes of various patterns were worn at times over the years.
Vince Dooley was the first to incorporate a red helmet into the uniform in 1964, adopting the oval "G", a white stripe, and white facemasks. Anne Donaldson, who graduated from Georgia with a BFA degree and was married to Georgia assistant coach John Donaldson, was asked by Dooley to come up with a new helmet design to replace the previous silver helmet. Dooley liked the forward oriented stylized "G" Donaldson produced, and it was adopted by him. Since the Georgia "G" was similar to the Green Bay Packers' "G" used since 1961, Coach Dooley cleared its use with the Packers organization. Nonetheless, Georgia has a registered trademark for its "G" and the Packers' current, redesigned, "G" logo is modeled after the University of Georgia's redesign of Green Bay's original "G" logo. The helmet change was part of a drastic uniform redesign by Dooley, who also replaced the traditional silver pants with white pants that included a black-red-black stripe. The jerseys remained similar to the pre-1964 design, however, with a red jersey and white numbers.
Prior to the 1980 season, the "silver britches" were re-added to Georgia's uniform with a red-white-black stripe down the side. Since the 1980 season, Georgia has utilized the same basic uniform concept. The sleeve stripes, trim colors, and font on Georgia's home and away jerseys have varied many times, but the home jerseys have remained generally red with white numbers, and away jerseys have remained generally white with black numbers.
The most recent trim redesign occurred in 2005, when sleeve stripe patterns were dropped in favor of solid black jersey cuffs on the home jersey and solid red cuffs on the away jersey. Matte gray pants have also been used at times instead of "true" silver since 2004, mainly because the matte gray pants are of a lighter material.
One of the things that make Georgia's uniform unique is its relative longevity, and the fact that it has very rarely changed over the years. There have been occasions, however, when alternate uniforms have been worn.
- Red pants were used instead of silver as part of Georgia's away uniform at various times during the 1980s.
- Black facemasks and a white-black-white helmet stripe were worn during the 1991 Independence Bowl.
- Black pants were used instead of silver as part of Georgia's away uniform during the 1998 Outback Bowl and home uniform during  the 1998 Florida game.
- Black jerseys were worn instead of red as part of Georgia's home uniform in games against Auburn and Hawaii during the 2007 season, in 2008 against Alabama and in 2016 against Louisiana-Lafayette.
- A unique away uniform was worn against Florida in 2009. This uniform included black helmets with red facemasks, a white stripe, and the traditional oval "G" logo; white jerseys with black numbers; and black pants.
- For the 2011 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State in the Georgia Dome, Georgia wore a Nike Pro Combat uniform that was significantly different from the traditional home uniforms. The Nike Pro Combat uniforms used a non-traditional matte-finish red color, and included the following:
- Silver helmets with a large red stripe and traditional oval "G" logo
- Black facemasks with a large red stripe in the middle, mirroring the red stripe on the helmet
- Two-tone red jerseys with black sleeves, trim, and numbers
- The word "Georgia" on the back of the jerseys instead of players' names
- Red pants
The Bulldogs have three main football rivals: Auburn, Florida, and Georgia Tech. All three rivalries were first contested over 100 years ago, though the series records are disputed in two cases. Georgia does not include two games from 1943 and 1944 against Georgia Tech (both UGA losses) in its reckoning of the series record, because Georgia's players were in World War II and Georgia Tech's players were not. Georgia also includes a game against one of the four predecessor institutions of the modern University of Florida in 1904 (a Georgia win) that national sportswriters and Florida's athletic association do not include.
Georgia has long-standing football rivalries with other universities as well, with over 50 games against five additional teams. Since the formation of the SEC Eastern Division in 1992, Georgia has had an emerging rivalry with the Tennessee Volunteers. The Georgia–South Carolina football rivalry has been a game of increasing importance; South Carolina won the SEC Eastern Division Championship in 2010, Georgia in 2011 and 2012.
|Rivalry||Rival||Games played||First meeting||Last meeting||UGA won||UGA lost||Ties||UGA %||Streak||Most recent win|
|Deep South's Oldest Rivalry||Auburn Tigers||120||1892||2016||57||55||8||.508||3 wins||2016, 13-10|
|Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets||110||1893||2016||65||41||5||.612||1 loss||2015,13-7|
|Florida–Georgia football rivalry||Florida Gators||94||1915||2016||50||43||2||.543||3 losses||2013, 23-20|
|Georgia–Vanderbilt football rivalry||Vanderbilt Commodores||77||1893||2017||56||20||2||.727||1 win||2017, 45-14|
|Georgia–South Carolina football rivalry||South Carolina Gamecocks||69||1894||2016||49||18||2||.725||2 wins||2016, 28–14|
|Clemson–Georgia football rivalry||Clemson Tigers||64||1897||2014||42||18||4||.651||1 win||2014, 45–21|
|Georgia–Tennessee football rivalry||Tennessee Volunteers||47||1899||2017||22||23||2||.478||1 Wins||2017, 41–0|
As of the end of the 2016 season, the Georgia Bulldogs had played 121 seasons with an all-time record of 794–418–54 (a .655 winning percentage). Georgia was also the only NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision program to win at least eight games every season from 1997 to 2009.
The Bulldogs have played in 52 bowl games and have a record of 30–19–3. They have played in a record 17 different bowls. On the all-time lists, the Bulldogs are tied for the fifth most bowl appearances and tied for third for bowl game victories.
|W||1942-01-01||Orange Bowl||TCU||40||26||Wally Butts|
|W||1943-01-01||Rose Bowl||UCLA||9||0||Wally Butts|
|W||1946-01-01||Oil Bowl||Tulsa||20||6||Wally Butts|
|W||1947-01-01||Sugar Bowl||North Carolina||20||10||Wally Butts|
|T||1948-01-01||Gator Bowl||Maryland||20||20||Wally Butts|
|L||1949-01-01||Orange Bowl||Texas||28||41||Wally Butts|
|L||1950-12-09||Presidential Cup||Texas A&M||20||40||Wally Butts|
|W||1960-01-01||Orange Bowl||Missouri||14||0||Wally Butts|
|Wally Butts's bowl record: 5–2–1|
|W||1964-12-26||Sun Bowl||Texas Tech||7||0||Vince Dooley|
|W||1966-12-31||Cotton Bowl Classic||SMU||24||9||Vince Dooley|
|L||1967-12-16||Liberty Bowl||NC State||7||14||Vince Dooley|
|L||1969-01-01||Sugar Bowl||Arkansas||2||16||Vince Dooley|
|L||1969-12-20||Sun Bowl||Nebraska||6||45||Vince Dooley|
|W||1971-12-31||Gator Bowl||North Carolina||7||3||Vince Dooley|
|W||1973-12-28||Peach Bowl||Maryland||17||16||Vince Dooley|
|L||1974-12-21||Tangerine Bowl||Miami (Ohio)||10||21||Vince Dooley|
|L||1976-01-01||Cotton Bowl Classic||Arkansas||10||31||Vince Dooley|
|L||1977-01-01||Sugar Bowl||Pittsburgh||3||27||Vince Dooley|
|L||1978-12-31||Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl||Stanford||22||25||Vince Dooley|
|W||1981-01-01||Sugar Bowl||Notre Dame||17||10||Vince Dooley|
|L||1982-01-01||Sugar Bowl||Pittsburgh||20||24||Vince Dooley|
|L||1983-01-01||Sugar Bowl||Penn State||23||27||Vince Dooley|
|W||1984-01-01||Cotton Bowl Classic||Texas||10||9||Vince Dooley|
|T||1984-12-22||Citrus Bowl||Florida State||17||17||Vince Dooley|
|T||1985-12-28||Sun Bowl||Arizona||13||13||Vince Dooley|
|L||1986-12-23||Hall of Fame Bowl||Boston College||24||27||Vince Dooley|
|W||1987-12-29||Liberty Bowl||Arkansas||20||17||Vince Dooley|
|W||1989-01-01||Gator Bowl||Michigan State||34||27||Vince Dooley|
|Vince Dooley's bowl record: 8–10–2|
|L||1989-12-30||Peach Bowl||Syracuse||18||19||Ray Goff|
|W||1991-12-29||Independence Bowl||Arkansas||24||15||Ray Goff|
|W||1993-01-01||Florida Citrus Bowl||Ohio State||21||14||Ray Goff|
|L||1995-12-30||Peach Bowl||Virginia||27||34||Ray Goff|
|Ray Goff's bowl record: 2–2|
|W||1998-01-01||Outback Bowl||Wisconsin||33||6||Jim Donnan|
|W||1998-12-30||Peach Bowl||Virginia||35||33||Jim Donnan|
|W||2000-01-01||Outback Bowl||Purdue||28||25||Jim Donnan|
|W||2000-12-24||Oahu Bowl||Virginia||37||14||Jim Donnan|
|Jim Donnan's bowl record: 4–0|
|L||2001-12-28||Music City Bowl||Boston College||16||20||Mark Richt|
|W||2003-01-01||Sugar Bowl||Florida State||26||13||Mark Richt|
|W||2004-01-01||Capital One Bowl||Purdue||34||27||Mark Richt|
|W||2005-01-01||Outback Bowl||Wisconsin||24||21||Mark Richt|
|L||2006-01-01||Sugar Bowl||West Virginia||35||38||Mark Richt|
|W||2006-12-30||Chick-fil-A Bowl||Virginia Tech||31||24||Mark Richt|
|W||2008-01-01||Sugar Bowl||Hawaii||41||10||Mark Richt|
|W||2009-01-01||Capital One Bowl||Michigan State||24||12||Mark Richt|
|W||2009-12-28||Independence Bowl||Texas A&M||44||20||Mark Richt|
|L||2010-12-31||Liberty Bowl||Central Florida||6||10||Mark Richt|
|L||2012-01-02||Outback Bowl||Michigan State||30||33||Mark Richt|
|W||2013-01-01||Capital One Bowl||Nebraska||45||31||Mark Richt|
|L||2014-01-01||Gator Bowl||Nebraska||19||24||Mark Richt|
|W||2015-12-30||Belk Bowl||Louisville||37||14||Mark Richt|
|Mark Richt's bowl record: 9–5|
|W||2016-01-02||TaxSlayer Bowl||Penn State||24||17||Bryan McClendon (interim)|
|Bryan McClendon's bowl record: 1–0|
|W||2016-12-30||Liberty Bowl||TCU||31||23||Kirby Smart|
|Kirby Smart's bowl record: 1–0|
|Overall bowl record: 30–19–3|
|Bowl||Record||Appearances||Last appearance||Winning %|
(formerly Continental Tire Bowl and Meineke Car Care Bowl)
|Bluebonnet Bowl (defunct)||0–1||1||1978 season||.000|
|Capital One Bowl
(formerly Tangerine Bowl and Citrus Bowl)
|Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
|Cotton Bowl Classic||2–1||3||1983 season||.667|
|Independence Bowl||2–0||2||2009 season||1.000|
|Liberty Bowl||2–2||4||2016 season||.500|
|Music City Bowl||0–1||1||2001 season||.000|
|Oahu Bowl (defunct)||1–0||1||2000 season||1.000|
|Oil Bowl (defunct)||1–0||1||1945 season||1.000|
(formerly Hall of Fame Bowl)
|Orange Bowl||2–1||3||1959 season||.667|
|Presidential Cup Bowl (defunct)||0–1||1||1950 season||.000|
|Rose Bowl||1–0||1||1943 season||1.000|
|Sugar Bowl||4–5||9||2007 season||.444|
|Sun Bowl||1–1–1||3||1985 season||.500|
|Taxslayer Bowl (formerly Gator Bowl)||3–1–1||5||2015 season||.600|
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Georgia's football teams have benefited from strong recruiting classes. The table below shows their national class rankings since 2002.
|2017||3||3||3||26||Isaiah Wilson, OT|
|2016||7||10||7||20||Jacob Eason, QB|
|2015||6||7||8||29||Trenton Thompson, DT|
|2014||8||7||9||21||Sony Michel, RB|
|2013||12||12||10||33||Tray Matthews, S|
|2012||8||12||5||29||John Theus, OT|
|2011||6||5||6||26||Ray Drew, DE|
|2010||11||15||12||19||Alec Ogletree, LB|
|2009||5||6||6||20||Branden Smith, CB|
|2008||7||7||5||23||A.J. Green, WR|
|2007||9||9||13||23||Aron White, TE|
|2006||3||4||4||27||Matthew Stafford, QB|
|2005||6||10||19||Mohamed Massaquoi, WR|
|2004||7||9||19||Brandon Miller, LB|
|2003||9||6||24||Paul Oliver, CB|
|2002||9||3||29||Marquis Elmore, LB|
Team awards and records
Claimed national championships (2)
Years in which the Bulldogs finished with a number-one ranking in at least 3 of the final national polls recognized by the College Football Hall of Fame and included in the official NCAA Football Record Book:
|1942||Wally Butts||Houlgate, Sagarin, Litkenhous||11–1||Rose Bowl||UCLA||W 9-0|
|1980||Vince Dooley||Coaches, AP||12–0||Sugar Bowl||Notre Dame||W 17-10|
|Total Claimed National Championships:||2|
- 1942 – 11–1 Georgia was chosen as champion by at least half of the recognized polls. Georgia was led by All-Americans Frank Sinkwich and end George Poschner, along with a young back named Charley Trippi. The Bulldogs knocked off 9 consecutive opponents and ranked No. 1 in the nation. Georgia earned a Rose Bowl bid after it blanked Georgia Tech 34–0 in Athens to end the regular season. Georgia then edged UCLA 9–0 in the Rose Bowl.
- 1980 – The Bulldogs beat Notre Dame 17–10 in the Sugar Bowl to finish 12–0 and claim the National Championship. Notable contributors during the season included Herschel Walker, Buck Belue, and Lindsay Scott (Georgia was listed first by AP, Berryman, FACT, FB News, FW, Helms, National Championship Foundation, NFF, Poling, Sporting News, and UPI).
Georgia has won a total of 14 conference championships. The school's 12 Southeastern Conference Championships rank it second all time in SEC history behind only Alabama and Tennessee.
- 1891–95, Independent
- 1896–1920, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
- 1921–32, Southern Conference
- 1933–present, Southeastern Conference
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall record||Conference record|
|1896†||SIAA||Glenn "Pop" Warner||4–0||3-0|
|† Denotes co-champions|
Georgia has won 7 SEC Eastern Division championships, and has made 5 appearances in the SEC Championship Game, most recently in 2012. The Dawgs are 2–3 in those games. Twice, in 1992 and 2007, Georgia was the Eastern Division co-champion, but lost a tiebreaker to appear in the championship game.
|Year||Division championship||SEC CG result||Opponent||PF||PA|
|1992†||SEC East||N/A||Did Not Play||–||–|
|2007†||SEC East||N/A||Did Not Play||–||–|
|† Denotes co-champions|
Following the 1995 season, the NCAA changed the rules to allow for overtime on games tied at the end of four quarters. Until that time, the Bulldogs had tied 54 times. Since then, Georgia has participated in 12 overtime games and has won seven of those games.
|Year||Opponent||Venue||Number of OT||Victor||Score|
|1996||Auburn||Jordan–Hare Stadium||4OT||Georgia||W 56–49|
|1999||Georgia Tech||Grant Field||1OT||Georgia Tech||L 51-48|
|2000||Purdue||Outback Bowl||1OT||Georgia||W 28–25|
|2000||Auburn||Jordan–Hare Stadium||1OT||Auburn||L 29-26|
|2003||Purdue||Capital One Bowl||1OT||Georgia||W 34–27|
|2007||Alabama||Bryant–Denny Stadium||1OT||Georgia||W 26–23|
|2010||Florida||EverBank Field||1OT||Florida||L 34-31|
|2012||Michigan State||Outback Bowl||3OT||Michigan State||L 33-30|
|2013||Tennessee||Neyland Stadium||1OT||Georgia||W 34–31|
|2013||Georgia Tech||Bobby Dodd Stadium||2OT||Georgia||W 41–34|
|2014||Georgia Tech||Sanford Stadium||1OT||Georgia Tech||L 30-24|
|2015||Georgia Southern||Sanford Stadium||1OT||Georgia||W 23-17|
- Georgia's victory over Auburn on November 11, 2006 was the Bulldogs' 700th win.
- Georgia's victory over Tennessee on September 30, 2017 was the Bulldogs' 800th win. 
National award winners
The Bulldogs have had 68 players selected as All-Americans. Of those 68 players, 25 were consensus All-Americans, as so-designated by NCAA rules. While several players were selected in more than one year, only Frank Sinkwich, Herschel Walker, and David Pollack were selected as consensus All-Americans more than once.
The Georgia Bulldogs football players that have been selected as All-Americans are:
Current notable players
- Nick Chubb, Running back, SR – One of two standout running backs for the Bulldogs along with Sony Michel. In eight starts, Chubb gained 1,547 rushing yards on 219 carries (7.1 YPC), and had 18 receptions for 213 receiving yards for a total of 16 touchdowns (14 rushing, 2 receiving) his freshman year. Chubb was a member of the 2014 Associated Press All-SEC Football Team (First Team Offense). For the 2015 season, Chubb had gained 747 yards on the ground and 37 yards in the air for a total of 8 touchdowns before suffering a season-ending knee injury on the first play from scrimmage in week 6 at Tennessee. He is scheduled to return for the 2016 season after recovering from a torn PCL as well as damage to two other ligaments and cartilage.
- Sony Michel, Running back, SR – After a promising freshman season inhibited by a shoulder injury, Michel became the lead RB after starter Nick Chubb went down with a knee injury in 2015. Michel gained over 1300 yards from scrimmage, including 1076 rushing yards, for a total of 10 touchdowns on the season. A versatile player, Michel has the ability to play both the running back and wide receiver positions in each game.
- Dominick Sanders, Safety, SR – In the 2014 season, Sanders was the only true freshman to start every game for DC Jeremy Pruitt. Known for his big play ability, Sanders made 3 interceptions and returned a fumble 54 yards for a touchdown in the regular season, and also recorded 2 interceptions in the Belk Bowl vs Louisville. In 2015, Sanders led the SEC with 6 interceptions including one for a touchdown, and also recorded 48 total tackles and a sack for the Bulldogs. Sanders was named to the Second Team All-SEC for 2015.
- Jacob Eason, Quarterback, SO – Eason comes to UGA as one of the highest profile recruits for the class of 2016. As a 5-star pro-style quarterback, Eason is arguably the top recruit at his position and is expected to be the starter for the Bulldogs almost immediately.
College Football Hall of Fame
Sixteen former Georgia players and coaches have been inducted in the College Football Hall of Fame. In addition, one former player, Pat Dye, has been inducted into the Hall as a coach for Auburn. The 16 individuals from Georgia inducted into the Hall are:
|Charley Trippi||HB||1942, 1945–46||1959|
|Vernon "Catfish" Smith||E||1929–31||1979|
|Coach||Years at Georgia||Induction|
|Glenn "Pop" Warner||1895–96||1951|
Head coaching records
The Bulldogs have had 26 head coaches:
|Order||Name||Seasons||All W/L/T||Win %|
|26||Kirby Smart||2016 – present||11–5–0||.688|
|17||George "Kid" Woodruff||1923–27||30–16–1||.649|
|15||W. A. Cunningham||1910–19||43–18–9||.679|
|13 & 14||James Coulter & Frank Dobson||1909||1–4–2||.286|
|11||W. S. Whitney||1906–07||6–7–2||.467|
|10||Marvin D. Dickinson||1903, 1905||4–9–0||.308|
|9||Charles A. Barnard||1904||1–5–0||.167|
|7||E. E. Jones||1900||2–4–0||.333|
|4||Glenn "Pop" Warner||1895–96||7–4–0||.636|
- Vince Dooley – 2001
- Vince Dooley – 1980
- Brian VanGorder – 2003
- College Football Hall of Fame
- Glenn "Pop" Warner, inducted in 1951
- Joel Hunt, inducted in 1967
- Wally Butts, inducted in 1997
- Vince Dooley, inducted in 1995
Georgia plays Auburn as a permanent non-division opponent annually and rotates around the West division among the other six schools.
|vs Auburn||at Auburn||vs Auburn||at Auburn||vs Auburn||at Auburn||vs Auburn||at Auburn|
|at LSU||vs Texas A&M||at Alabama||vs Arkansas||at Mississippi State||vs Ole Miss||at Texas A&M||vs LSU|
Announced schedules as of July 28, 2017
|vs Middle Tennessee||vs Arkansas State||vs Virginia (Atlanta, GA)||at Georgia Tech||vs Kent State||at Georgia Tech||vs Georgia Tech||at UCLA||vs UCLA|
|vs. UMass||vs Notre Dame||vs ETSU||vs Georgia Tech||at Georgia Tech||vs Georgia Tech|
|vs Georgia Tech||at Georgia Tech||vs Georgia Tech|
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