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Georgia defensive back Malkom Parrish dons the “Savage Pads” following an interception against South Carolina in 2017.

WATCH: Yodeling Kid croons over Georgia football highlight package

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Yes, this is about the Yodeling Kid

I’m guessing by now you know all about the Walmart Yodeling Kid. If not, here’s the lowdown: He’s a kid who yodeled at Walmart.

Yodeling Kid, formerly known as 11-year-old Mason Ramsey of Golconda, Ill., took the world by storm this week when a video of him yodeling to customers at Walmart went viral. Since then, he’s racked up 10 million YouTube views and counting,  appeared on Ellen, sent Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” to the top of the charts and spawned an entire Yodeling Kid remix subgenre,

That last bit is where Georgia comes in. The folks in the UGA football video department got in on the trend and set a highlight package of Bulldogs defenders donning the “Savage Pads” last season to a Yodeling Kid house remix.

And, somehow, it works.

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Spring practice roundup

You know it’s the offseason when we’re talking about yodeling and highlight packages. Thankfully, there is some news out of spring practice to talk about.

If you didn’t believe Kirby Smart when he said he’s concerned about the depth of the defensive line, this should change your mind: Redshirt sophomore Chris Barnes is switching from guard to defensive tackle. Between the need for bodies on the defensive front and the wealth of young talented guards on the roster, giving Barnes a run on defense is a no-brainer.

The offensive line continues to line up like so, per Seth Emerson of DawgNation: Andrew Thomas (LT), Solomon Kindley (LG), Lamont Gaillard (C), Ben Cleveland (RG), Isaiah Wilson (RT). Click the link for info from the Tuesday  practice.

You should also check out the post about the growth of Terry Godwin from Chip Towers of DawgNation, where you can read about Godwin’s highlight reel catches in practice, what Smart thought of Godwin as a ninth-grader and why UGA legend Terrence Edwards said “Terry Godwin was put on this earth to play wide receiver.”

Tom Crean and UGA hoops players meet media

New Georgia men’s basketball coach Tom Crean met with the media Tuesday and covered a range of topics, including the status of Jordan Harris, the departure of Jonas Hayes and his plans to fill two assistant coach vacancies. Check the link to read about all that, but I wanted to quickly point to his comments about his plans to fill the team’s one remaining scholarship for next season. Crean said he’s open to adding a graduate transfer or signing a high school recruit, and the priority is to use this addition to become a better shooting team.

“We need to get better shooting the ball. Well, these guys [the current players] are going to get better shooting the ball, so we’ve got to keep looking at what adds to us,” Crean said, according to Emerson. “OK, maybe for a one-year situation, maybe for a longer haul, just what becomes the best fit. So I’m not married to any certain thing there.”

Georgia players Nicolas Claxton and Tyree Crump also spoke with the media Tuesday. Check the link to read what they had to say about Mark Fox’s departure, Crean’s arrival and the style they expect to play next season.

Diamond Dogs beat Clemson

The No. 18 Georgia baseball team rebounded from its first SEC series loss of the season last weekend with a 6-3 win over No. 8 Clemson Tuesday night in North Augusta, S.C. A 3-run Michael Curry homer that was part of a 5-run third inning was the ultimate difference in the game. With the win, the Diamond Dogs are 24-9 on the season.

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