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Alabama was a decided favorite in Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic against West Virginia despite Blake Sims making his first start at quarterback, Lane Kiffin making his debut as offensive coordinator and three starting linebackers having had a combined three previous career starts.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley did a nice job of keeping the No. 12 Bulldogs close Saturday night in the first half against No. 16 Clemson.

ATHENS, Ga. — Score the debut of Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt as a resounding success.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia junior tailback Todd Gurley did a nice job of keeping the No. 12 Bulldogs close Saturday night in the first half against No. 16 Clemson.

While winning or losing can be secondary to player development in minor league baseball, both components are coming together this weekend at AT&T Field.

ATHENS, Ga. — Saturday's showdown between No. 12 Georgia and No. 16 Clemson will be the 172nd football game for Mark Richt as coach of the Bulldogs.

On Aug. 30, 2008, it was Clemson that was the top-10 team in the inaugural Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic against Alabama.

Thursday night marked the 136th scheduled game of the season for the Chattanooga Lookouts and the 66th at AT&T Field, but there was something very different about it.

Alabama first-year offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will be on display a lot more than originally thought.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Mark Richt doesn't want too much made of the depth chart for Saturday aftermoon's opener against Clemson, but what seems evident is Devin Bowman's return to roster relevance.

The Southeastern Conference football season kicks off tonight with Texas A&M visiting South Carolina, and the second head-to-head league matchup is right around the corner.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia's focus has shifted from preseason optimism to Saturday's opening challenge against visiting Clemson.

The 2014 college football season awaits.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia's pipeline of tight ends during the Mark Richt era has included Ben Watson, Leonard Pope, Orson Charles and Arthur Lynch.

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Chattanooga Lookouts are in a tie for first place after beating the Jackson Generals 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Alabama and West Virginia will kick off their respective football seasons shortly after 3:30 Saturday afternoon inside the Georgia Dome.

When asked recently to assess who performed well in preseason camp, Georgia football coach Mark Richt described the past three weeks for junior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins as "outstanding."

Phillip Fulmer has not coached the University of Tennessee football program since 2008, but he is anything but retired.

Patrick Kivlehan's two-run home run to left field highlighted a three-run first inning for Jackson, which dealt Chattanooga its first loss of the series with a 4-2 win Sunday.

Dan Magill, who had countless roles in Georgia's athletic department for 60 years until his retirement in 1995, died Saturday night in Athens at the age of 93.

Great expectations. As the Bear Bryant of 19th Century English novelists, Charles Dickens surely understood that when it comes to college football — after all, he didn’t die until seven months after the first-ever college game between Rutgers and Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869 — expectations are like opinions: Every fan has them.

As the past two seasons of Georgia football have reflected, the only player who can stop tailback Todd Gurley is Gurley himself.

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia Bulldogs allowed 30 or more points a program-record eight times last season.

There has been a unique relationship developing on Alabama’s practice fields this month.

ATHENS, Ga. — The once-promising 2013 football season for Georgia cornerback Damian Swann began with a missed tackle that sprang former Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins to a 77-yard touchdown reception, and it didn't get much better from there.

Ten years ago, David Greene was about to embark on a 10-2 senior season as Georgia's quarterback, which resulted in him collecting more career wins (42) as a starter than any quarterback in NCAA history at that time.

Tony Brown came to Alabama in January as a five-star cornerback out of Beaumont, Texas, and Marlon Humphrey traveled to Tuscaloosa this summer as a five-star cornerback from the Birmingham suburb of Hoover.

Georgia junior tight end Quayvon Hicks isn't going into this football season hoping the Bulldogs can be as productive offensively as the past two seasons.

The SEC Network on Thursday night featured the 1980s Auburn athletic trio of Bo Jackson, Charles Barkley and Frank Thomas.

Could the six-year marriage between the Chattanooga Lookouts and Los Angeles Dodgers be coming to an end?

Georgia inside linebacker Ramik Wilson ended last season as the Southeastern Conference's leading tackler.

Ray Drew joined the University of Georgia football program in 2011 as the highest-rated member of the "Dream Team" signing class.

Former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson will be the guest speaker Sept. 9, when the Alabama Alumni & Friends Association holds its Kickoff Dinner in the Stadium Club at Finley Stadium.

The Alabama Crimson Tide will begin preparations later this week for opening foe West Virginia, whether they know who the starting quarterback is or not.

Georgia and Alabama are not scheduled to play in football again until the 2015 season, but they have been waging their share of battles this summer on the recruiting trail.

Chattanooga's pitching, which had been so stout during its recent 11-game winning streak, faltered for a second consecutive night in a series-opening 10-5 loss at Birmingham on Sunday.

ATHENS, Ga. — History is repeating itself again among University of Georgia quarterbacks.

The notion that Florida State transfer Jake Coker would waltz from Tallahassee to Tuscaloosa and quickly snatch the starting quarterback job at Alabama had not come to fruition entering Saturday afternoon's second scrimmage.

Georgia's four quarterbacks produced solid numbers during Friday's second scrimmage at Sanford Stadium, but that didn't translate into a good night for the offense.

ATHENS, Ga. — If there was a silver lining for Georgia's secondary in last season's 43-38 loss at Auburn, it was that all five starters would be back for the 2014 season.

Very few details have emerged this month regarding Alabama's quarterback competition involving fifth-year senior Blake Sims and Florida State transfer Jake Coker.

The Chattanooga Lookouts nearly needed a spinoff streak during its surge of the past two weeks.

The countdown now can be measured in hours.

At 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, Georgia right guard Greg Pyke is more imposing than your typical human being.

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