Georgia Tight End Orson Charles Going Pro- Bacarri Rambo Stays Between The Hedges

Tim Tucker of the Atlanta Journal constitution reports that Georgia tight end Orson Charles has decided to forgo his senior year of eligibility in favor of the NFL draft. All indications are that the 6’3′ Charles will be a first round pick in the 2012 draft. While he never quite developed into one of the all-time great Bulldogs at the tight end position, Orson Charles possesses the pass catching ability and physical skill set needed to be an impact player at the next level. Bulldog Nation is appreciative of the time Orson Charles spent between the hedges at the University of Georgia.

On the other hand, the AJC article notes that Bulldog safety Bacarri Rambo has chosen to stay and finish out his collegiate career at Georgia. Rambo was spectacular during the 2011 season, and he has flourished in Todd Grantham’s 3-4 defensive scheme. Rambo’s decision to play his senior season of college football comes as a pleasant surprise after he led the Southeastern Conference in interceptions with eight. The safety was expected to be a first round pick as well had he declared for the NFL draft.

Despite Orson Charles’ early exit, the future of the tight end position for the Georgia Bulldogs is bright. Arthur Lynch is a familiar face who has waited his turn to get more playing time at Georgia, and Jay Rome, who was a member of Georgia’s “Dream Team” recruiting class, is also ready to contribute after redshirting his first year on campus.

Next fall is shaping up to be a pivotal time for the University of Georgia football program. The Bulldogs are loaded with talent, and Georgia will be equipped with a sure-fire top ten preseason ranking, along with a very soft schedule. Bulldog Nation has reason for lofty expectations. Georgia players must do their best to have a trouble free offseason, while Mark Richt and the coaching staff must do all that they can to put Georgia in position to win every game remaining on the calendar in 2012. Championship or Bust in Athens, Georgia.

Dawgs Go Bowling in the Outback – Georgia vs Michigan State (January 2, 2011)

Georgia Michigan State Outback Bowl

The Dawgs and Spartans meet in a rematch from 2008.

The Georgia Bulldogs will play the final game of their 2011 campaign on the second day of 2012. The Dawgs  face the Spartans of Michigan State in the Outback Bowl on Monday afternoon. Momentum is key for Bulldog Nation as a new year is on the horizon between the hedges. A victory for the Bulldogs will likely mean a top 15 finish and a possible spot in the top ten at the beginning of next season. With all the talent that Georgia has coming back, a strong showing in the Outback Bowl is critical for the Bulldogs to build on their success going into next season.

However, beating Michigan State will be no easy task for Georgia. Both the Dawgs and the Spartans come into the bowl match-up with a 10-3 record, but Michigan State was four points away from representing the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl. Sparty is lead by their senior quarterback Kirk Cousins, and everyone involved with the Michigan State football program is well aware that the Spartans have not won a bowl game since 2001.

As for the Bulldogs, Georgia does not need to look any further than New Years Eve 2010 for inspiration. Georgia lost 10-6 to the University of Central Florida Knights in the Liberty Bowl last year. Other than the homecoming loss to Vanderbilt in 2006, last year’s bowl debacle was the low point of Mark Richt’s tenure at UGA. Both Richt as well as Bulldog Nation will have waited over a year for the opportunity to get that terrible taste out of their collective mouths. Continue reading