Georgia acknowledged breaking NCAA rules in its recruitment of linebacker Ray Drew. The school sent a letter to the Southeastern Conference saying that two former football players attended a Jan. 28 news conference in which Drew announced his commitment to Georgia, a violation of five NCAA bylaws relating to illegal contract before signing a letter-of-intent.
Georgia football pre-season kicks off Monday with the first practice in Athens. And it could be a season of both possibility and growing pains. Georgia could pose a serious challenge to Florida this year, after the Gators lost players to the pro’s – including Heisman-winning quarterback Tim Tebow. 10 Georgia starters are returning on offense.