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Then I have a sinking feeling he's done. This is playing out just like the Dez Bryant situation, silence from the NCAA as the season drags on. Meanwhile, players like Dareus have already gotten word. The NCAA gains nothing from keeping fans in suspense on a matter of this magnitude. They wouldn't drag their feet on a player as prominent as AJ Green unless they were preparing a damning case.

I don't think Coach Richt would keep this under his cap if he had already been notified that AJ was cleared, that's never been his style. I'm sure UGA is trying to negotiate this outcome with our lawyers and that's probably why nothing's been announced, but if AJ lied about something to the investigators he won't play college ball again. If we don't get news in the next couple of days, my feeling is the outcome will be negative.

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I wouldn't get too worked up just yet. Don't get me wrong, this is really frustrating and the longer it takes, the worse it seems. However, I really don't think many people know truly what is going on. Most everything out there now is hearsay and rumors.

Absolutely nothing we can do at this point, except just wait it out and hope for the best. No sense in worrying, it won't help get the NCAA off their tail any quicker. I wish it would.

I just hope one way or another, that we find something out by Friday at the latest. If he's suspended or whatever, it sucks, but at least we can deal with it and move on, and prepare accordingly. I hate the uncertainty of it all, especially when it concerns your best player...

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Agree it's frustrating, but it's not the rumors that worry me so much, it's the NCAA's lack of definitive response. That suggests that they're dotting the i's and crossing the t's on a high profile case. If this was a simple case of selling a jersey, the punishment would have been announced. Silence is the worst indicator.

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I wouldn't get too worked up just yet. Don't get me wrong, this is really frustrating and the longer it takes, the worse it seems. However, I really don't think many people know truly what is going on. Most everything out there now is hearsay and rumors.

Absolutely nothing we can do at this point, except just wait it out and hope for the best. No sense in worrying, it won't help get the NCAA off their tail any quicker. I wish it would.

I just hope one way or another, that we find something out by Friday at the latest. If he's suspended or whatever, it sucks, but at least we can deal with it and move on, and prepare accordingly. I hate the uncertainty of it all, especially when it concerns your best player...

Yea, I tend to agree with you. I will say that if we don't know by Saturday and he's sitting again then we'd need to prepare for the season without him. As much as I hate how the NCAA has been dragging their feet I tend to think that if they still haven't come to a final conclusion or given UGA the green light then there's something that we need to worry about.

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i will focus on who we have not who we don't (referring to just myself and any future discussions on this). uga fans are spending too much time talking about something no one has a clue of what is going on. we can go on and on and on daily on this stuff or talk about guys we know will be on the field on saturday. we get back tavarres king, ealey, and alec ogletree. when the ncaa is involved a lot of times things don't make much sense. until we hear he is out for good officially the rest are rumors and a waste of time.

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i will focus on who we have not who we don't (referring to just myself and any future discussions on this). uga fans are spending too much time talking about something no one has a clue of what is going on. we can go on and on and on daily on this stuff or talk about guys we know will be on the field on saturday. we get back tavarres king, ealey, and alec ogletree. when the ncaa is involved a lot of times things don't make much sense. until we hear he is out for good officially the rest are rumors and a waste of time.

Love to have AJ back, no one in college can cover him, but its not a position that we lack depth in. With him we'll be better, without him we'll still be fine.

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I wouldn't get too worked up just yet. Don't get me wrong, this is really frustrating and the longer it takes, the worse it seems. However, I really don't think many people know truly what is going on. Most everything out there now is hearsay and rumors.

Absolutely nothing we can do at this point, except just wait it out and hope for the best. No sense in worrying, it won't help get the NCAA off their tail any quicker. I wish it would.

I just hope one way or another, that we find something out by Friday at the latest. If he's suspended or whatever, it sucks, but at least we can deal with it and move on, and prepare accordingly. I hate the uncertainty of it all, especially when it concerns your best player...

Yes, that is a terrible feeling; and I know what you mean. We're still waiting to hear back about Culliver, and King, and even Weslye too, I guess. Heck there's even a slim chance that the NCAA is going to contact us this week and tell us to sit some of the players we were allowed to play last Thursday night. These NCAA investigations are so covert and so far reaching that it's difficult to even guess at what they're really trying to learn about.

My guess is that the only way any of these players on either team end up being ineligible is if they are proven to have lied to the NCAA investigators. Look at Marcel Dareus(SP) down at 'Bama; he's being sat out for 2 games and has to donate money to charity and he will be back.

But it would be good if both teams were able to put their best players on the field for the game this weekend. Right now, I really think we are more hampered than you guys are, to be honest.

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How will the NCAA compensate those teams and players who are forced to sit out rather than risk later disqualification?

THey won't. The NCAA sucks balls, and I would love to see the institution crumble and burn. They are a giant tick, sucking the life from the great cow of college athletics. They add nothing positive to the game.

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Yes, that is a terrible feeling; and I know what you mean. We're still waiting to hear back about Culliver, and King, and even Weslye too, I guess. Heck there's even a slim chance that the NCAA is going to contact us this week and tell us to sit some of the players we were allowed to play last Thursday night. These NCAA investigations are so covert and so far reaching that it's difficult to even guess at what they're really trying to learn about.

But it would be good if both teams were able to put their best players on the field for the game this weekend. Right now, I really think we are more hampered than you guys are, to be honest.

Yeah the investigations seems to be multi-pronged with regards to USCe and UGA players(s). But like Sac said, we just don't know.

I've seen many people claim that UNC and USCe have already heard back from the NCAA about their rulings but that isn't true is it? The NCAA hasn't said anything to you guys about Saunders right?

I'm not sure if they are dragging their feet or what, but I just hate not knowing and feel for you because of how you had to wait on those players in question last week.

I'm not sure we're hampered less than you guys for this Saturday, as AJ is without question the best WR UGA has ever had. Has his production matched that talent? Not quite IMO. Injuries have slowed him down so it's not his fault, but AJ changes game plans and he really helped keep our season from going down the drain last year. The players possibly not playing for USCe are definitely important players and no doubt very talented, but it would be a bigger blow for them not to play because of depth issues. Depth-wise we can get by without AJ just fine on Saturday, but talent-wise it would be a big blow no doubt.

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But it would be good if both teams were able to put their best players on the field for the game this weekend.

I agree wholeheartedly with this. Ideally, I want UGA and USC to both be full strength. This way, whoever wins, we don't have to hear any excuses like, "well if we had so and so, it'd be a much different game", etc... And I'm talking both sides too.

Let's match up our best vs your best, and lets see who wins. That's how it should be. This will be 1 heck of a game, and I cannot wait until Saturday. It'll be the first true test for either team, and will give each other a much better gauge of where we really stand. For UGA, I really these next 2 weeks will define our season.

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Richt expects word on A.J. Green’s status this week

1:41 pm September 7, 2010, by Tim Tucker

ATHENS — A.J. Green is not listed as a starter on Georgia’s depth chart this week, but coach Mark Richt says the star wide receiver will practice with the team as usual “until we know something one way or another” on his eligibility.

And Richt does expect to hear from the NCAA on Green’s status before Saturday’s game at South Carolina.

“I’d be highly disappointed if we don’t hear something this week,” Richt said today. “I would think we will.”

On the weekly depth chart, Kris Durham is listed as the No. 1 flanker, with Rantavious Wooten No. 2, Logan Gray No. 3 and Israel Troupe No. 4. Then, in italic type and preceded by an asterisk, Green is listed as “status TBD.”

Green was listed No. 1 at flanker on last week’s depth chart but was scratched from the lineup two hours before the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette, pending an NCAA ruling.

Richt conceded that uncertainty about Green’s eligibility, as well as the status of several South Carolina players, complicates preparations for Saturday’s game in Columbia.

“If we know … exactly who’s playing for us, that helps,” Richt said. “You feel confident in the plan that you’re doing the right thing with the personnel you have available.”

But for now, the plan is to practice as usual, he said.

“Until we know something one way or another, A.J. is going to practice,” Richt said. “When we practice, we always have our No. 1’s and No. 2’s practicing. If A.J. lines up at 1 or 2, and the other guy lines up at 1 or 2, he’s going to be learning the things in the position that A.J. would play. It’s not like there’s somebody not getting reps.”

Georgia has not divulged what the NCAA is investigating in the Green case. Asked Saturday if the case is agent-related, UGA President Michael Adams said: “If you just limited it to that or excluded that, you’d be making a mistake either way.”

Richt again cut short his remarks on the subject today.

“What I’m going to do is revert to the old dumb answer,” he said. “It’s been a lot easier just to say. ‘I’m not going to make a comment on anything having to do with A.J.,’ even though I just did.”

At least, we'd know. <_<

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Sac, I have heard the same thing. I have also heard that he will be cleared to play. Anyone else here anything like this?

i heard the above last night and didn't post it on this board because until it's official (meaning publicly announced) it's not fact so i don't want guys to take it and run with it on other boards or get too excited about it. That's why i said above we should just let it happen and not worry about it.

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i heard the above last night and didn't post it on this board because until it's official (meaning publicly announced) it's not fact so i don't want guys to take it and run with it on other boards or get too excited about it. That's why i said above we should just let it happen and not worry about it.

Sac I agree. No need to dwell on it. With or without him, we still have a great shot at beating S Car. Durham and T King as well as Marlon Brown, Wooten and Logan Gray can carry the load. Also I hope we see our TE's used alot more. I understand we were trying to keep it "Vanilla" as possible, but Orson and Aaron White are big weapons.

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