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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken watches a drill during an NFL football organized team activity session at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken was named on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head coach.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Georgia's Smart hires Todd Monken as offensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken, 53, was named on Friday to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) smiles after Clemson defeated Ohio State 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Trevor vs Justin; Bama vs LSU and other top stories in 2020

Jan. 14, 2020 2:01 PM EST

Six story lines that will define 2020: TREVOR VS. JUSTIN The first meeting between Georgia natives Trevor Lawrence of Clemson and Justin Fields of Ohio State produced a classic College Football Playoff semifinal. Both are entering their junior years, which most likely will be their final college seasons. If they...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays (77) runs a  drill during an NCAA football practice in Athens, Ga. Georgia sophomore Cade Mays' attorney says the versatile offensive lineman plans to transfer and will have a strong case to be granted immediate eligibility in 2020. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Mays transfers to Tennessee after his father sues Georgia

Jan. 9, 2020 6:49 PM EST

Offensive lineman Cade Mays is leaving Georgia and returning to his hometown to continue his college football career at Tennessee, where he will have an opportunity to play alongside his younger brother. Tennessee announced Thursday that it had added Mays, who has spent the last two seasons at Georgia. Tennessee...

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm (11) passes in the first half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game against Baylor in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

NFL bound: QB Jake Fromm leaving Georgia to enter draft

Jan. 8, 2020 3:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm is heading to the NFL, despite some struggles during a junior season that led to speculation he might return for one more year with the Bulldogs. Fromm announced his decision Wednesday in a statement on his Twitter page, one week after leading the Bulldogs to a...

Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer warms up before an NCAA college football game against OKlahoma at the Big 12 Conference championship, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

No. 5 Georgia, No. 8 Baylor talk motivation for Sugar Bowl

Dec. 31, 2019 8:03 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer figures that suffering through 11 losses two seasons has given him a healthy perspective as the Bears prepare for their Sugar Bowl showdown against established SEC power Georgia. “I've gotten to be here over this three-year transition. Obviously,...

The Heisman Trophy appears on display during a news conference before the Heisman Trophy ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason Szenes)

Heisman 2020: 2 quarterbacks from Georgia and Georgia's QB

Dec. 15, 2019 10:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Heisman Trophy race will start with a couple of clear front-runners and plenty of room for other stars to emerge, the way LSU's Joe Burrow did this year. Six contenders for 2020, ranked from most likely to least. Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State The only Heisman finalist likely to be...

In this Nov. 28, 2019 photograph, Mississippi head coach Matt Luke reacts to a play against Mississippi state during an NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss. Mississippi has fired Luke, three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Athletic director Keith Carter said Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 the decision to change coaches was made after evaluating the trajectory of the program and not seeing enough “momentum on the field. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Georgia hires ex-Ole Miss coach Matt Luke as OL assistant

Dec. 10, 2019 2:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia hired former Mississippi coach Matt Luke on Tuesday to oversee its offensive line, less than two weeks after he was fired by the Rebels. Luke will also serve as offensive line coach and associate head coach on Kirby Smart's staff, filling the void left by the departure of Sam Pittman...

Coach Sam Pittman speaks, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 during an introductory news conference at the Walker Pavilion in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas introduced former Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its new head football coach. Pittman had a previous stop as an assistant with the Razorbacks and has spent much of his coaching career in the SEC. (Charlie Kaijo/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

Emotional Pittman introduced as new Arkansas coach

Dec. 9, 2019 9:29 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman backed away from the microphone and wiped his eyes, his emotions getting the better of him as he addressed a throng of Arkansas fans Monday afternoon. Pittman was introduced as the 34th head coach in program history, ending an almost one-month search for a new...

Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Pittman as new head coach

Dec. 8, 2019 9:17 PM EST

Arkansas hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach Sunday, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program. Pittman, an Oklahoma native, has been coaching at the FBS level since 1994 and he's been in the Southeastern Conference, including a three-year stint at...

Georgia defensive lineman Malik Herring (10) and defensive back J.R. Reed (20) hit LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during an NCAA college football game for the Southeastern Conference championship Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Atlanta, Ga. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP)

No. 8 Baylor, No. 5 Georgia seek to recover in Sugar Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 6:25 PM EST

No. 8 Baylor and No. 5 Georgia will attempt to bounce back from losses in their respective conference championship games when they meet in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day in New Orleans. Both teams watched their hopes for reaching the College Football Playoff end Saturday. Baylor (11-2) fell 30-23 in...