Stories by Charles Odum

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Bulldogs looking to pay back Jackets for last year's stunner

ATLANTA - Georgia players will enter today's visit to Georgia Tech with a new appreciation of the state rivalry.
By Charles Odum

Three key players out for Falcons game vs. Vikings

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Running back Devonta Freeman, recovering from a concussion, will not play Sunday in the Atlanta Falcons' game against the Minnesota Vikings.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Georgia Tech closes out 'miserable' season vs. Georgia

ATLANTA — Paul Johnson has heard Georgia Tech fans say the Yellow Jackets’ record doesn’t matter as long as they beat in-state rival Georgia. “We’ll see if that’s true,” Johnson said Monday.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Georgia braces for "dangerous" Georgia Southern

Georgia coach Mark Richt calls Georgia Southern "very dangerous, period" going into Saturday's game.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Falcons might pick up the pace on offense

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - A bye week gave Falcons coach Dan Quinn a chance to consider tweaks to the team's slumping offense.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Dogs get by despite passing woes

ATHENS, Ga. - Earlier in his career, Malcolm Mitchell probably would have been alarmed about a dramatic downturn in Georgia's passing game. Not now.
By Charles Odum

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

Newton's hot start helps unbeaten Panthers top Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Cam Newton completed his first 11 passes - the longest streak of his career - and undefeated Carolina shut out Tennessee in the second half of a 27-10 victory on Sunday.
By Charles Odum

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Dooley has seen Richt 'survive crisis' before

ATHENS, Ga. - Vince Dooley managed a pained smile as he empathized with the heat being felt by Mark Richt in Georgia's disappointing season.
By Charles Odum

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Falcons face questions as they enter bye week

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Dan Quinn dismissed Atlanta Falcons players for their bye week Monday with instructions to rest, heal and come back ready to "let it rip." 
By Charles Odum

Trip, transfers could spark Yellow Jackets

This may have been the perfect time for Georgia Tech's first international summer trip since 1991. The Yellow Jackets took a three-game, six-day trip to the Bahamas in August. 
By Charles Odum

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Richt, Georgia seek answers on offense

ATHENS, Ga. - The ongoing drama of Mark Richt's attempt to save his job will continue today when Georgia plays a Kentucky team in similar need of a quick fix.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Falcons are hurting in secondary

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons could have as many as three new starters in their secondary against San Francisco on Sunday, perhaps lessening the defense's ability to take advantage of ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

Georgia's offense needs a spark

Georgia's sagging offense, held without a touchdown in its last game, needs a lift as the Bulldogs prepare for Saturday's crucial SEC East game against No. 11 Florida (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Falcons' Freeman emerges as NFL's surprise rushing leader

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - NFL rushing leader Devonta Freeman has morphed into such a critical cog in Atlanta's offense that when he doesn't get the ball in crucial situations, someone has some ...
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Transfers could provide boost for Jackets

ATLANTA - Brian Gregory, under a mandate to show progress in his fifth season as Georgia Tech's coach, is relying on veteran transfers to make the Yellow Jackets relevant again in the Atlantic ...
By Charles Odum

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015

Falcons kick off week with a healthy Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Julio Jones opened the week on the practice field instead of the trainer's room Monday.
By Charles Odum

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Field goal lifts Georgia past Missouri

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Marshall Morgan, who missed from 26 yards about 4 minutes earlier, kicked a 34-yard field goal with 1:44 remaining and Georgia edged Missouri 9-6 in a game with no touchdowns.
By Charles Odum

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Missouri, Georgia trying to stay alive in SEC East

ATHENS, Ga. - Missouri and Georgia, who have combined to win the past four SEC East titles, know the loser of tonight's game will be all but eliminated from this year's race.
By Charles Odum

Lack of ball security costs Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Following his first loss as Falcons coach, Dan Quinn's simple lesson was "it's about the ball."
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Georgia wants to play harder for Chubb

ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia is clinging to slim hopes of winning the SEC East after falling out of the Top 25 with two consecutive losses and seeing star tailback Nick Chubb's season end with a knee injury.
By Charles Odum
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