Smith retires; Barnes & Chandler suspended
Ian Smith
Ian Smith

Posted Aug 3, 2007


ATHENS - The University of Georgia welcomed its football student-athletes to campus Friday as they officially reported in preparation for the start of fall football camp. All players expected to report arrived.

On Friday, the team's activities included physicals, meetings, freshmen orientation and a team dinner. Fall camp begins Saturday following the team's first media session of the season. Georgia will practice in helmets and shorts for the first five sessions.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt announced Friday that redshirt sophomore center Ian Smith of Cartersville has decided to end his football career due to medical reasons but would remain in school. He also said that junior quarterback Blake Barnes and junior tight end Tripp Chandler will serve a one game suspension for an off-field incident earlier this summer.

The first set of two-a-day practices will be Thursday, Aug. 9, and the team will go in full pads that morning.The fall semester begins Thursday, Aug. 16. The annual Fans Picture Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at Sanford Stadium. The Bulldogs, ranked 13th in the USA Today Preseason Coaches Poll, open their season at home against Oklahoma State Sept. 1. Kickoff against the Cowboys is slated for 6:45 p.m., and the game will be televised live by ESPN2.


Related Stories
Reid was nearly a Dawg
 -by DawgPost.com  Aug 29, 2007
Chandler looking to make impact
 -by DawgPost.com  Sep 13, 2007
Ole Miss Week: Sunday News and Notes
 -by DawgPost.com  Sep 23, 2007

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of DawgPost Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from DawgPost.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
QB Blake Barnes (profile)
TE Tripp Chandler (profile)
OL Ian Smith (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Baldwyn HS > Alumni
Football > Cartersville HS > Alumni
Football > Woodstock HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]