Georgia Bulldogs news: Urban Meyer gushes over UGA, former Dawgs tell PETA to kick rocks, more

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Catching you up on the latest Georgia Bulldogs news from this weekend, and the first little blurb may come as a shock to some. 

Former Florida and Ohio State (and yeah, umm..Jacksonville?) head coach Urban Meyer was caught gushing over the Georgia football program and over high school football coaching in the state of Georgia on a recent podcast appearance. saying of the state’s high school programs, “Here’s the interesting thing about Georgia. I think it’s as good of high school coaching as there is in the country.”

Former Georgia Bulldogs Tavarres King and Knowshon Moreno recently spoke about PETA’s insistence that colleges like Georgia cease the practice of using live mascots, citing the inhumanity of the grueling life that mascot’s like Uga must face. Both King and Moreno essentially told PETA to chill out and talked about the pampered life Georgia’s beloved mascot lives.

The Georgia men’s basketball team was downed by Missouri on Senior Day in Athens. The Dawgs came out with a ton of energy and actually held a lead for some time, but the Tigers outscored Georgia 45-22 in the second half on their way to an 85-63 win. It was only the third home loss for the Dawgs all season.

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The South Carolina women’s basketball team has completed a perfect regular season after defeating the Georgia team, 73-63. The Lady Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 20-10 mark and now will begin to prepare for the SEC Women’s Tournament which begins on Wednesday, March 1.

The Georgia baseball team tallied a hat trick against Princeton over the weekend, scoring 12 runs in three consecutive games to take three out of four games in the series with the Tigers. The Dawgs took down the Ivy League squad 12-5, 12-5, and 12-7, and then lost the second game of the Sunday doubleheader 11-12, moving their record for the season to 5-2.

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The leadership of America’s colleges and universities has once again failed to make significant progress in the area of hiring diverse candidates. Per ESPN, FBS schools received a C for racial hiring practices and an F for gender hiring practices. This resulted in an overall combined D+ grade.

College football stat and prediction guru Phil Steele has given his advance look at what he believes this year’s preseason poll will look like. While Georgia is expectedly at the top of the list, there are a couple of surprises further down his prediction of the rankings.

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