1. SPRING PROVING GROUNDS II

    If this is not your first visit to A DAMN BEAST!!!, then you are no doubt aware that our football world view is one that believes defense wins championships and that special teams can be a game-changer and should be made a priority...

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  2. SPRING PROVING GROUNDS

    Ah, spring. The time of year when hope springs eternal for each of the 120 full members of Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and the last bastion of news of substance for those of us that ...

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  3. RETROBEAST: HINES WARD, #19 WIDE RECEIVER (1994-1997)

    The annual meat market that is the NFL Combine gets underway this week and that got me to thinking about everything that is involved with the evaluation process that the players have to go through...

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  4. SEX, MONEY AND GLORY IN THE GREAT WHITE NORTH

    Celebrate good times, come on! There are some wild times going down in Vancouver, British Columbia, site of the 2010 Winter Olympic games, and I’m not talking about the events themselves...

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  5. WOOFIN' AT THE WINTER OLYMPICS

    Courtesy THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew VaughanPETRA MAJDIC: A CASE STUDY IN AN OLYMPIAN’S HEART AND A LOVE OF COUNTRYOn Wednesday of this week I watched as an Olympic athlete put forth an epic ...

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  6. CHAMPIONSHIP STOCK

    Happy Super Bowl Sunday Reader! We have finally reached what is officially the nation's most recognized unofficial holiday. We here at the BEAST hope that you enjoy your game day experience and that we are all treated to a classic game...

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  7. SUPERIOR ATHLETES AND THE DAWGS 34 PUZZLE

    One of the unforeseen highlights of Signing Day 2010 was the announcement that Richard Samuel will be moving from running back to linebacker this spring. This news has been received well by most DAWG fans...

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  8. YOU DON'T SAY?

    I guess it’s just the journalist in me, but I just love a good quote. During Mark Richt’s tenure in Athens there hasn’t been a steady stream of bulletin board material coming ...

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  9. HERSCHEL WALKER IS A DAMN BEAST!!!

    I was toiling in the wide world of sports last night as Herschel Walker made his MMA debut. Due to usage restrictions imposed by Showtime we could not watch the fight live and we had to wait on a feed of the action to come down a little while later...

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  10. DAWGBEASTS OF THE FUTURE…IF YOU WANT US, THE DAWG NATION WANTS YOU!

    I am a very fortunate man. I am married to a phenomenal woman in Wifey, I grew up in a home with two loving and very supportive parents, a great younger brother that I have a wonderful relationship ...

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  11. RETROBEAST: GREG BLUE

    College football’s national signing day is rapidly approaching and this Wednesday the life blood of our beloved sport will receive its annual infusion of talent and hope...

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  12. RETROBEAST: CHARLES GRANT

    Another week, another BEAST of the vintage variety. In this installment of RETROBEAST we have chosen to spotlight the DAWG that most stands out in the memory of Wifey as a player that intimidated ...

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  13. A DAMN BEAST OF A TEAMMATE

    Matt Bradley is a fourth line player for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League. Alex Ovechkin is the captain of the Capitals and one of the poster boys of the NHL along with Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins...

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  14. A DAMN SHAME

    Recently Mark McGwire admitted his steroid use and Jose Canseco has long been an admitted user and sang like a song bird to anyone that would listen that he was not alone. In the end, it seems that Canseco was more on the mark than off...

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  15. RETROBEAST: KENDRELL BELL

    When news broke that the DAWGS had a new defensive coordinator in the person of Todd Grantham, currently the defensive line coach with the Dallas Cowboys, I was very interested to hear Grantham’s philosophy for coaching the DAWGS...

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  16. RETROBEAST: THOMAS DAVIS

    Watching the recent high school All-America football games, I found myself thinking about what a dicey proposition the business of talent evaluation and projection of football players from the high school level to the college level really is...

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  17. Conspiracy theories and Coach Mark Richt

    Reports broke Friday afternoon that the Seattle Seahawks fired a “stunned” Jim Mora and have targeted Southern California’s Pete Carroll to replace him...

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  18. Recruiting in the sway

    I considered writing about this topic the other day and it turns out that BUI has beaten me to it. I saw the word on Butler and Robey and wondered whether they will still be DAWGS come February, but I did not fret over it...

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  19. DAWGBEASTS **BOWL EDITION**

    INDEPENDENCE BOWL TEXAS A&M vs. GEORGIAWooHoo, Reader! The final game of the DAWGS 2009 campaign was a case study in my kind of football...

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  20. Didn't see this one coming...honest.

    Just a heads up on this blog entry Reader, I am firing this one straight from the hip without any of the normal research and long-formed opinion that I usually attempt to offer you...

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  21. It's all about the G

    I really, really, really am so very ready to watch the DAWGS play football again. The Aggies of Texas A&M await the DAWGS in the Independence Bowl and game time cannot get here fast enough for this Georgia fan...

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  22. A BIG BOWL OF INDEPENDENCE

    Hello Reader! We find ourselves still basking in the warm seasonal glow of another Christmas come and gone...

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  23. “See, here's the thing…” INITIAL THOUGHTS ON BRIAN KELLY TO NOTRE DAME

    Let me start by saying I think Brian Kelly is one hell of a football coach, and I fully expect him to be successful at Notre Dame. That’s about all the good I have to say about that...

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  24. I TRUST THIS GUY ABOUT AS MUCH AS ANYONE

    As you can tell from my recent blog posts and comment threads, I have no idea who the next DC will be in Athens and the process overwhelms me and I'm not even involved. All I know is I trust Coach Richt to make the right moves here...

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  25. ME, KIRBY AND THE GATORS

    Kirby Smart was a four year letterman for our DAWGS from 1995-1998. I’m pretty sure you already knew that part. What you probably didn’t know is Smart and I shared our time at Georgia until I graduated from Grady in the spring of 1998...

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