UGA: Brown replaces Ball; Men’s Basketball takes step back

Over the weekend Georgia football found out that wide receiver’s coach Tony Ball is going to now take the same position with the LSU Tigers. Head coach Mark Richt wasted no time in hiring his replacement in former player Thomas Brown.

The former Bulldogs running back is now going to coach that position for Georgia, while previous running backs coach Bryan McClendon will move over to coach the receivers. Both players were part of the last Georgia team to win the SEC Championship in 2005.

Brown spent the last season with the Wisconsin Badgers, where he helped the team rush for just under 45 hundred yards in 2014. This group of course was led by Heisman Trophy candidate Melvin Gordon and his 2,587 yards.

Before that, Brown spent 2013 with the Marshall Thundering Herd and 2012 with Chattanooga on the Mocs coaching staff.

Thomas was so excited that he was returning to Athens that he even sent out the tweet “I’m coming home!!! Lets get it! #RespectTheG.”

McClendon returns to the position group where he was as a player with the Bulldogs during his career. Richt also announced that McClendon would take over the duties of passing game coordinator for this offense.

Indoor Practice Facility Soon A Reality?

This could be the case for the Bulldogs, after the UGA Athletic Association held its most recent board meeting for the most recent quarter. That said, J. Reid Director of Athletics Greg McGarity stressed that the school is moving very quickly towards making this happen, however they have no timetable for when it will be built.

McGarity says that the building is expected to be within “this precinct” of the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall. It is also expected to cost about $30 million.

Georgia has also put together a committee to figure out the best way to fund the facility.

Current upgrades that are coming to Georgia Football will be refurbishing of the Sky Club lounge area at Sanford Stadium and concessions to cost about $3.7 million dollars. These improvements are expected to be completed by the home opener for the 2015 season.

While the indoor practice facility is closer to being a reality, there are still questions to be answered. Georgia says they are doing that by working with all programs that would be using the facility.

Georgia Men’s Basketball On A Losing Streak

Georgia entered Tuesday night’s game with South Carolina inside Stegeman Coliseum with a 16-10 and 7-5 record in SEC play in 2014-15. The worst possible thing that could happen did indeed with the Gamecocks winning 64-58.

This loss for the Bulldogs is their second straight and now drops them into a fifth place tie with LSU. The Tigers however have the tiebreaker over the Bulldogs with their head-to-head win earlier this season in Baton Rouge.

Georgia had been playing good basketball, until they fell 69-68 to Auburn this past Saturday in Athens.

Before the South Carolina game, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi had the Bulldogs slated to make the NCAA tournament as an eight seed. However with the loss, they now fall to 43rd in the newest RPI rankings.

It right now looks like Georgia has to win at least four out of their next five games. One of those five is against unbeaten Kentucky inside Stegeman Coliseum. Plus, they also must have a very good run at the SEC Tournament. This likely means at-least making it to the sem

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