Mike Griffith

Multimedia reporter and producer

Mike is in his fourth season covering SEC and Georgia athletics for AJC-DawgNation and has 30 years of collegiate sports multimedia experience, 25 of them in the SEC including beat writer stops at Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee and now Georgia. Mike was named the National FWAA Beat Writer of the Year in January, 2018.

Why Missouri’s Eli Drinkwitz is on the hot seat, clinging to hope and little else with No. 1 …

ATHENS — Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz surely feels his seat warming, and last Saturday’s brutal overtime loss at Auburn certainly didn’t …

Kirby Smart updates Arik Gilbert status with Georgia football team

ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Arik Gilbert has been practicing with the team this week, but he stopped short of saying he’ll be …

Kirby Smart harps on Georgia’s TD struggles in Red Zone, offense’s ‘Achilles heel’

Kirby Smart isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to how Georgia has “struggled” -- in his words — scoring touchdowns in the red zone.

SEC Football Power Rankings: Alabama looked like best team in Week 4, Georgia had off-game

ATHENS — An interesting weekend of collegiate football is ahead with some games already being rescheduled on account of Hurricane Ian.

New Heisman contender has same odds as Stetson Bennett, looking back at historic Saturday action

ATHENS —Stetson Bennett took a place in SEC history on Saturday, but the national buzz centered on a different SEC East quarterback last …

Rebuilt Georgia football secondary back under construction after more attrition

ATHENS —Kirby Smart sounded as casual as possible about likely being without two former starters at the star position after Javon Bullard’s …

Kirby Smart: Javon Bullard status in flux after DUI charge, ‘a lot in the air there’

ATHENS —The status of Georgia starting defensive back Javon Bullard is in flux after his arrest on a DUI charge near Sanford Stadium early …

Georgia football stock report: Kirby Smart’s roster management survives Kent State test

ATHENS — Georgia football CEO and head coach Kirby Smart says his program is better off having played an ugly game with Kent State, and …

Stetson Bennett delivers the real truth about Georgia’s ‘ugly’ 39-22 win over Kent State

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett has a raw, direct nature that only allows him to get into so much coach-speak.

Georgia a heavy-duty road favorite to beat struggling Missouri

ATHENS — Georgia held on to its street cred with Las Vegas oddsmakers as well as the No. 1 ranking, it would seem.

3 takeaways from Kirby Smart: Underutilized Brock Bowers flashes Heisman-worthy talents

A win is a win in Kirby Smart’s book, and the best variety are those where his Georgia football team improves.

Hendon Hooker ignites Tennessee’s pursuit of SEC East leader Georgia, enters Heisman Trophy race

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Hendon Hooker hoisted Tennessee football on his shoulders Saturday afternoon, lifting the Vols to a 38-33 victory over …