Georgia Bulldogs news: Dell McGee leaving for Georgia State, Thomasson leads UGA hoops past Vandy, more

Dell McGee, who has coached at Georgia for eight seasons as the running backs coach and run game coordinator, is reportedly leaving to become the head coach of Georgia State.
Georgia Bulldogs run game coordinator and running backs coach
Georgia Bulldogs run game coordinator and running backs coach / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Late Wednesday night a report from Graham Coffey of The Players Lounge revealed that Georgia running backs coach and run game coordinator Dell McGee would be hired as Georgia State’s next head coach. The job became vacant after Shawn Elliott left to become the run game coordinator and tight ends coach at South Carolina. 

There hasn’t been much in the way of confirmation from either school or McGee himself, but if the report is true, Georgia will be looking to replace both it’s run and pass game coordinators as wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon recently left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

McGee coached many dominant running backs over his eight years in Athens like Nick Chubb, Sony Michel, D’Andre Swift, and Elijah Holyfield. 

Noah Thomasson leads Dawgs past Vandy

Coming off a weekend loss to No. 24 Florida, the Georgia men’s basketball team had a bit of a reprieve from the battles of SEC play. The Bulldogs drew Vanderbilt on Wednesday night and cruised to a 76-64 road win behind Noah Thomasson’s team-high 17 points. 

With five games left in the regular season, Georgia is 11th in the SEC at 5-8 in conference play and 15-11 overall. Vandy fell to 7-19 (2-11) with the loss. The Bulldogs play No. 14 Auburn on Saturday at the Stegeman Coliseum. 

Undefeated Georgia Softball ranked No. 3

After five games at home to start the year, Georgia softball traveled to Clearwater Florida, and won four more matchups in the Clearwater Invitational to get to 9-0. That perfect start has allowed the Bulldogs to jump from No. 6 in the Softball top 25 preseason poll to No. 3 in the most updated rankings. 

Georgia leapfrogged Florida State, Stanford, and Tennessee and has four games at home this weekend in the Georgia Classic. The first two are against No. 23 Virginia Tech on Friday and Saturday, then later on Saturday, Georgia will face Radford. Finally, the Bulldogs will finish up the busy weekend with Dartmouth on Sunday afternoon. 

More College Sports news

In men’s college basketball, several ranked teams were upset on Wednesday night. Penn State knocked off No. 12 Illinois, George Mason beat No. 16 Dayton, and in the SEC, LSU stunned No. 17 Kentucky 75-74 with a buzzer-beater. 

This night of chaos came on the heels of No. 15 Creighton beating No. 1 UConn on Tuesday night 85-66 behind a barrage of three-pointers. The Bluejays went 14-28 from deep.

Over the weekend, unranked Ohio State beat No. 2 Purdue. March is still a week away, but the chaos has already begun on the hardwood.