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Electricity – it’s one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It’s hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That’s why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today’s day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Buford, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don’t let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that’s exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We’re talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses – only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Buford.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Buford, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won’t ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don’t need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that’s what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you’re not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you’re satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Buford. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection

Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you’d like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week – there’s no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Buford, GA, can’t handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation

Renovations and Remodeling

If you’re renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring

New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it’s just another day on the job. If you’re building your dream home, don’t leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Buford. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring

Your Residential Electrician in Buford, GA

When you own a home, there’s something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren’t fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it’s best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home’s safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home’s electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

Your Residential Electrician

Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don’t have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can’t, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the “off” position before turning it back on. If you don’t have any luck, give our office a call. We’ll send a trained residential electrician in Buford to your home to fix the problem on-site.

Panel Breaker is Tripped

Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it “on” or “off,” they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you’re sure you didn’t hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We’ll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

Overhead Fan Stops Working

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you’re constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it’s most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you’re renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Buford.

Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home’s Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That’s why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home’s most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family’s safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home’s electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there’s a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won’t flip, it’s time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Buford, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

Test Your GFIs

Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a “test” and a “reset” button. Hit the “test” button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit “reset” to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

Replace-Outdated-Light-Bulbs

Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don’t need checking every month, it’s a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home’s electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you’re promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Latest News in Buford

WBB Game Notes: Georgia Hosts In-State Bears

Georgia Basketball Game NotesGeorgia has won 25-straight games against Mercer and leads the all-time series, 27-12. The two teams first met in 1974, with the Bears winning the first five matchups in the series. Georgia is 16-5 at home all-time against Mercer and has not lost to the Bears at Stegeman Coliseum since 1979. Mercer enters Thursday's game after knocking off 2021 NCAA tournament squad Troy. The Bears -- a tournament team themselves -- defeated the Trojans 75-66 behind 19 points from Jaron Dougherty. Mercer...

Georgia Basketball Game Notes

Georgia has won 25-straight games against Mercer and leads the all-time series, 27-12. The two teams first met in 1974, with the Bears winning the first five matchups in the series. Georgia is 16-5 at home all-time against Mercer and has not lost to the Bears at Stegeman Coliseum since 1979. Mercer enters Thursday's game after knocking off 2021 NCAA tournament squad Troy. The Bears -- a tournament team themselves -- defeated the Trojans 75-66 behind 19 points from Jaron Dougherty. Mercer was picked to win the Southern Conference by both media and coaches in the preseason polls. Following last Thursday's win against Gardner-Webb, the Lady Bulldogs received more good news with the signing of three premier prospects. Janiah Barker and Sydney Bowles, two of the highest rated players in the nation, will join talented point guard product Tineya Hylton in Georgia's 2022 class.

Barker – who is considered the No.1-ranked forward nationally and among the top-3 players overall -- is a native of Marietta, Ga. She currently preps at Montverde Academy in Florida. Bowles – a consensus top-10 guard prospect -- is from Lithonia, Ga., and plays at Woodward Academy. They will begin their collegiate careers during the 2022-23 campaign.

Hylton prepped at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn., before going back to Canada to play at Royal Crown Academic School in Toronto, Ontario. She will join the Lady Bulldogs this season. Georgia has held each of its first two opponents below 50 points, marking the 41st time under head coach Joni Taylor the Lady Bulldogs have accomplished that feat. Gardner-Webb and Furman combined to make just 25 percent of their shots against Georgia. Every available player has touched the floor in each of the first two contests. Twelve of the available 13 players scored at least a point against Gardner-Webb, while 10 of 12 scored against Gardner-Webb. Junior forward Javyn Nicholson scored 13 points and brought down a career-best 12 rebounds in the season-opener against Gardner-Webb. It marked her first double-double since 2019.

During last season's game against Mercer, Nicholson led Georgia with a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds. Head Coach Joni Taylor and her staff implemented a new offensive philosophy prior to the 2020-21 season with the goal of playing a more up-tempo style with defensive pressure.

That move has paid dividends. Since last season, Georgia has scored over 90 points four times. The Lady Bulldogs scored over 90 points just four times combined in the five seasons prior. SEC coaches voted the Lady Bulldogs fourth in the annual preseason poll, just behind South Carolina, Texas A&M and Tennessee. Georgia came in at No. 19 in the national preseason coaches poll. Last season, the Lady Bulldogs finished ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press top-25 -- its highest ranking going into the NCAA tournament since 2001. Coach Taylor's teams have lived by the mantra 'It's not where you start but where you finish.' In five of her first six seasons, the Lady Bulldogs have finished well ahead of their preseason ranking. The largest jumps came in 2017-18 -- when Georgia was picked eighth and finished second -- and last season -- when the team was picked ninth and finished fourth.

Georgia's SEC Standings Under Joni Taylor

2015-16 9th 6th
2016-17 12th 8th
2017-18 8th 2nd (tied)
2018-19 4th 7th
2019-20 10th 9th
2020-21 9th 4th

Jenna Staiti has become known as 'Steady Staiti' over the last two seasons -- and for good reason.

The Cumming, Ga., native has scored in double figures in 34 of her last 39 games with 13 double-doubles and nine 20-plus point efforts. It is a remarkable stat line for the All-SEC center, especially when you look back to her first two years of college basketball.

During her freshman and sophomore campaigns, Staiti averaged 4.4 ppg and 1.7 rpg in 65 total games played. Staiti has now more than tripled her points per game average to 13.2 ppg and upped her rebounds to 7.3 per contest over the past three years. Georgia has become one of the top defensive teams in the SEC during Coach Taylor's tenure. In her six seasons leading the program, the Lady Bulldogs have finished either first or second in the conference in scoring defense on three occasions, including a league-best and school record 54.1 ppg in 2015-16. Last year, Georgia ranked second in the SEC, holding opponents to 60.5 ppg. The team also finished top-5 in most defensive categories, including field-goal percentage defense, 3-point field-goal percentage defense and turnovers forced. Que Morrison is known as one of the top defenders in the nation as she routinely guards the opponent's top player night-in and night-out. Last year, Morrison led all players in conference play with 33 steals (2.2 per game).

The Riverdale, Ga., native has also stepped it up offensively. She has now scored in double figures in 14 of her last 15 games dating back to last season. After suffering a string of injuries in her career, Morrison finally experienced a full healthy season for the Lady Bulldogs.

Here is a look back at some of the adversity Morrison has overcome.

The defensive stopper placed on the SEC All-Freshman Team after drawing 32 starts on Georgia's NCAA tournament team. Then, in her sophomore campaign, Morrison missed the first eight games due to a torn meniscus in her left knee. In 2019-20, she had an injury to her foot before the year began. She then suffered a torn labrum in her right shoulder to end her junior campaign midway through SEC play. Mikayla Coombs — a native of Buford, Ga. — was selected by her peers to serve as the vice chair of the SEC Women's Basketball Leadership Council. As one of four elected officers, she will participate in various meetings throughout the year to provide feedback to Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives.

This news came after she was chosen as the only student-athlete representative on the NCAA competition committee. Coombs graduated with a degree in sport management from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing a master's in the same program. She was named a UGA Presidential Scholar in 2020, has placed on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll three times and made the Dean's List in 2021. Georgia had one of the deepest rosters in the SEC last season. The Lady Bulldogs played 10 or more players in 23 of 28 games and used 11 or more players on 14 occasions.That trend looks to continue this year with 10 returners who could all see big minutes. Georgia has one of the longest tenured staffs in the SEC. With the return of Karen Lange, Chelsea Newton and Robert Mosley, Georgia is the only team in the conference to not have a single coaching change at any level -- head coach or assistant coach -- over the past six years. Junior guard Chloe Chapman played two seasons with the Georgia soccer team, but after spending two years as a dual-sport athlete, she will now focus on just basketball. The Mitchellville, Md., native was a consensus top-40 prospect and was rated as the No. 8 overall point guard in the nation coming out of high school. Lady Bulldog freshmen Reigan Richardson and Jillian Hollingshead were both named McDonald's All-Americans, marking the first time in Georgia history the program has signed two McDonald's All-Americans in one class. Hollingshead and Richardson are the 11th and 12th McDonald's All-Americans to sign with the Lady Bulldogs and are the first to commit right out high school since Ronika Ransford in 2010. Current Lady Bulldog Mikayla Coombs was a McDonald's All-American in 2017. Georgia junior forward Jordan Isaacs was the only non-senior to start every game for the Lady Bulldogs last season. Isaacs made big play after big play and stepped up defensively to lead her team. She made perhaps two of the most important plays of the year for the Lady Bulldogs. One was her block on Rennia Davis' shot attempt that sealed the win against Tennessee, while the other came against Arkansas when she brought down an offensive board to set up Gabby Connally's buzzer-beater. Georgia is one of just two SEC programs (Tennessee) and one of just 16 teams nationwide to reach the 1,000 win total. The Lady Bulldogs accomplished the feat last season on the road at East Carolina. It was the latest impressive accomplishment for the storied program.

The Lady Bulldogs are one of only three teams, joining Wisconsin-Green Bay and Tennessee, to have a winning record every year since 1980 and have been to 34 of 39 NCAA tournaments.

WBB Game Notes: #19 Georgia Back Home To Host Furman

Georgia Basketball Game NotesGeorgia owns a 17-0 record against Furman. Last season, the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Paladins, 69-43, in Athens. Georgia is 13-0 against Furman at home, 3-0 in Greenville, and 1-0 at neutral sites. The two teams have met every season since 2011. Head coach Jackie Carson is entering her 12th year leading the program. The Paladins were picked fourth in the preseason Southern Conference standings, while Tierra Hodges was tabbed to the all-league squad. Furman returns three starters off la...

Georgia Basketball Game Notes

Georgia owns a 17-0 record against Furman. Last season, the Lady Bulldogs defeated the Paladins, 69-43, in Athens. Georgia is 13-0 against Furman at home, 3-0 in Greenville, and 1-0 at neutral sites. The two teams have met every season since 2011. Head coach Jackie Carson is entering her 12th year leading the program. The Paladins were picked fourth in the preseason Southern Conference standings, while Tierra Hodges was tabbed to the all-league squad. Furman returns three starters off last year's team that went 11-14 overall and finished 6-8 in conference play. Following Thursday's win against Gardner-Webb, the Lady Bulldogs received more good news with the signing of three premier prospects. Janiah Barker and Sydney Bowles, two of the highest rated players in the nation, will join talented point guard product Tineya Hylton in Georgia's 2022 class.

Barker – who is considered the No.1-ranked forward nationally and among the top-3 players overall -- is a native of Marietta, Ga. She currently preps at Montverde Academy in Florida. Bowles – a consensus top-10 guard prospect -- is from Lithonia, Ga., and plays at Woodward Academy. They will begin their collegiate careers during the 2022-23 campaign.

Hylton prepped at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn., before going back to Canada to play at Royal Crown Academic School in Toronto, Ontario. She will join the Lady Bulldogs this season. Head Coach Joni Taylor and her staff implemented a new offensive philosophy prior to the 2020-21 season with the goal of playing a more up-tempo style with defensive pressure.

That move has paid dividends. Since last season, Georgia has scored over 90 points four times. The Lady Bulldogs scored over 90 points just four times combined in the five seasons prior.

Georgia Picked Fourth in SEC, No. 19 in National Poll SEC coaches voted the Lady Bulldogs fourth in the annual preseason poll, just behind South Carolina, Texas A&M and Tennessee. Georgia came in at No. 19 in the national preseason coaches poll. Last season, the Lady Bulldogs finished ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press top-25 -- its highest ranking going into the NCAA tournament since 2001. Coach Taylor's teams have lived by the mantra 'It's not where you start but where you finish.' In five of her first six seasons, the Lady Bulldogs have finished well ahead of their preseason ranking. The largest jumps came in 2017-18 -- when Georgia was picked eighth and finished second -- and last season -- when the team was picked ninth and finished fourth.

Georgia's SEC Standings Under Joni Taylor

2015-16 9th 6th
2016-17 12th 8th
2017-18 8th 2nd (tied)
2018-19 4th 7th
2019-20 10th 9th
2020-21 9th 4th

Jenna Staiti has become known as 'Steady Staiti' over the last two seasons -- and for good reason.

The Cumming, Ga., native has scored in double figures in 33 of her last 38 games with 13 double-doubles and nine 20-plus point efforts. It is a remarkable stat line for the All-SEC center, especially when you look back to her first two years of college basketball.

During her freshman and sophomore campaigns, Staiti averaged 4.4 ppg and 1.7 rpg with zero starts in 65 total games played. Staiti has now started in 58 of her last 59 contests and has more than tripled her points per game average to 13.2 ppg and upped her rebounds to 7.3 per contest. Georgia has become one of the top defensive teams in the SEC during Coach Taylor's tenure. In her six seasons leading the program, the Lady Bulldogs have finished either first or second in the conference in scoring defense on three occasions, including a league-best and school record 54.1 ppg in 2015-16. Last year, Georgia ranked second in the SEC, holding opponents to 60.5 ppg. The team also finished top-5 in most defensive categories, including field-goal percentage defense, 3-point field-goal percentage defense and turnovers forced. Que Morrison is known as one of the top defenders in the nation as she routinely guards the opponent's top player night-in and night-out. Last year, Morrison led all players in conference play with 33 steals (2.2 per game).

The Riverdale, Ga., native has also stepped it up offensively. She has now scored in double figures in 13 of her last 14 games dating back to last season. After suffering a string of injuries in her career, Morrison finally experienced a full healthy season for the Lady Bulldogs.

Here is a look back at some of the adversity Morrison has overcome.

The defensive stopper placed on the SEC All-Freshman Team after drawing 32 starts on Georgia's NCAA tournament team. Then, in her sophomore campaign, Morrison missed the first eight games due to a torn meniscus in her left knee. In 2019-20, she had an injury to her foot before the year began. She then suffered a torn labrum in her right shoulder to end her junior campaign midway through SEC play.

Morrison started all 28 games last season and led the team with 29.9 minutes played per contest. Mikayla Coombs — a native of Buford, Ga. — was selected by her peers to serve as the vice chair of the SEC Women's Basketball Leadership Council. As one of four elected officers, she will participate in various meetings throughout the year to provide feedback to Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Faculty Athletics Representatives.

This news came after she was chosen as the only student-athlete representative on the NCAA competition committee. Coombs graduated with a degree in sport management from the University of Georgia and is currently pursuing a master's in the same program. She was named a UGA Presidential Scholar in 2020, has placed on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll three times and made the Dean's List in 2021. Georgia had one of the deepest rosters in the SEC last season. The Lady Bulldogs played 10 or more players in 23 of 28 games and used 11 or more players on 14 occasions. That trend looks to continue this year with 10 returners who could all see big minutes. Georgia has one of the longest tenured staffs in the SEC. With the return of Karen Lange, Chelsea Newton and Robert Mosley, Georgia is the only team in the conference to not have a single coaching change at any level -- head coach or assistant coach -- over the past six years. Junior guard Chloe Chapman played two seasons with the Georgia soccer team, but after spending two years as a dual-sport athlete, she will now focus on just basketball. The Mitchellville, Md., native was a consensus top-40 prospect and was rated as the No. 8 overall point guard in the nation coming out of high school. Sarah Ashlee Barker's two brothers both play quarterback at the Division I level. Braxton is a redshirt-junior at the University of Alabama and Harrison is a redshirt-freshman at UAB. Lady Bulldog freshmen Reigan Richardson and Jillian Hollingshead were both named McDonald's All-Americans, marking the first time in Georgia history the program has signed two McDonald's All-Americans in one class. Hollingshead and Richardson are the 11th and 12th McDonald's All-Americans to sign with the Lady Bulldogs and are the first to commit right out high school since Ronika Ransford in 2010. Current Lady Bulldog Mikayla Coombs was a McDonald's All-American in 2017. Georgia junior forward Jordan Isaacs was the only non-senior to start every game for the Lady Bulldogs last season. Isaacs made big play after big play and stepped up defensively to lead her team. She made perhaps two of the most important plays of the year for the Lady Bulldogs. One was her block on Rennia Davis' shot attempt that sealed the win against Tennessee, while the other came against Arkansas when she brought down an offensive board to set up Gabby Connally's buzzer-beater. Georgia became one of just two SEC programs (Tennessee) and one of just 16 teams nationwide to reach the 1,000 win total. The Lady Bulldogs accomplished the feat last season on the road at East Carolina. It was the latest impressive accomplishment for the storied program.

The Lady Bulldogs are one of only three teams, joining Wisconsin-Green Bay and Tennessee, to have a winning record every year since 1980 and have been to 34 of 39 NCAA tournaments.

Ohio State Offensive Lineman Harry Miller Out For Season With Knee Injury

As first reported by Lettermen Row and subsequently confirmed by BuckeyesNow, Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller will be out for remainder of the season with a knee injury.More specifically, sources have indicated Miller suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury in last month’s win over Maryland that made it difficult ...

As first reported by Lettermen Row and subsequently confirmed by BuckeyesNow, Ohio State offensive lineman Harry Miller will be out for remainder of the season with a knee injury.

More specifically, sources have indicated Miller suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury in last month’s win over Maryland that made it difficult to stabilize his leg and landed him on the unavailability report each week since.

It’s been a difficult season for the junior from Buford, Ga., who was sidelined for the first four games with what head coach Ryan Day referred to as “health issues.” Before that, he was locked in a battle with redshirt freshman Luke Wypler to be the Buckeyes’ starting center.

Miller returned to action in early October, playing 26 combined snaps against Rutgers and Maryland, at which time he suffered the injury.

“He is obviously frustrated," offensive line coach Greg Studrawa said on Oct. 19. “Whenever you’re not out there and you’re not around with the guys and you can’t compete at a level that you want to compete at, it’s very frustrating.”

That said, Miller hasn’t let the setback impact his off-field contributions, as he was recently named to the Allstate AFCA Good Words Team for his philanthropic efforts in Nicaragua and announced that he’ll donate all of his name, image and likeness earnings to humanitarian efforts in the country.

He’ll now focus his efforts on getting healthy in time for spring practice to compete for a spot along an offensive line that could be replacing as many as three starters next fall.

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Cal Signs Three For 2022 Season

BERKELEY – Three future Golden Bears have signed their national letter of intent and are set to join the California volleyball program for the 2022 season.This is Cal head coach Sam Crosson's third recruiting class since taking over the program in December of 2018, adding depth, length and athleticism across the board. Two of the three student-athletes hail from California, along with one from Oregon.Peyton DeJardin (Pasadena, Califor...

BERKELEY – Three future Golden Bears have signed their national letter of intent and are set to join the California volleyball program for the 2022 season.

This is Cal head coach Sam Crosson's third recruiting class since taking over the program in December of 2018, adding depth, length and athleticism across the board. Two of the three student-athletes hail from California, along with one from Oregon.

Peyton DeJardin (Pasadena, California/Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy), Mikayla Hayden (Buford, Georgia/Buford High School) and Sophie Scott (Portland, Oregon/The Catlin Gabel School) make up the 2022 signing class.

"We are proud and excited that these three young women will be joining our program in the class of 2022 and look forward to adding more in the next few months," Crosson said. "While they are each unique in their skill sets and positions, they all share similar values that are in line with our program and what we want to achieve moving forward. Each of them are outstanding citizens, have a tremendous amount of personal character and will represent and help lead our program into the future. This class will increase the depth and competitiveness in our gym and we are excited and looking forward to their arrival in Berkeley."

Peyton DeJardin Pasadena, California | Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Position: Outside Hitter Height: 6'1" Club: San Gabriel Elite

AVCA 2021 High School Third Team All-American … Three-time AVCA All-Academic Team honoree … 2021 AVCA Best and Brightest Award … Named LA Daily News Girls Athlete of the Week on Sept. 21, 2021 after totaling 54 kills and 39 digs at the Crescenta Valley Falcon Classic …. Earned San Gabriel Valley Tribune Athlete of the Week honors on August 24, 2021 after totaling 29 kills and 11 digs in two matches … Named First Team All-State as a sophomore in 2019 … Recorded school record 580 kills … Daily News Girls Volleyball All-Area First Team … Pasadena Star News Girls Volleyball All-Area Team … AVCA/MaxPreps California Player of the Week … Named Daily News Volleyball Co-Freshman of the Year in 2018 … Mission League First Team … PrepVolleyball All-American Honorable Mention … PrepVolleyball Frosh 59 … San Gabriel Valley All-Area Second Team.

Daughter of Whitney and Brad DeJardin … Plans to major in media studies at Cal … Father, Brad, is a Cal alumnus … Sister, Ellis, plays volleyball at Yale … Twin brother, Buckley, is committed to play basketball at Carnegie Mellon University.

Crosson on DeJardin … "Peyton is a highly skilled, 6 rotation outside hitter. Her vision and volleyball IQ along with her skill set allow her to be an effective passer and attacker. She has a tremendous work ethic, is highly competitive, and her style of play will fit in great with our desire to run a very fast offense. She is a tremendous teammate and we have high expectations for the mark that Peyton will leave on the Cal program moving forward."

Mikayla Hayden Buford, Georgia | Buford High School Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6' 1" Club: A5 Volleyball

2021 Gwinnett County Super Six Selection … Recorded more than 1,000 kills in high school career … 2020 6A GHSA State Champion … All-County Team selection … Gwinnett County Player of the Year … Regional Player of the Year … All-Region Selection … All-State Selection … 2019 All-State Honorable Mention … All-Region honoree … Regional Player of the Year … PrepVolleyball Soph 79 … PrepVolleyball Top 150 … 2018 All-State selection … All-Region team … PrepVolleyball Frosh 59 Highest Honorable Mention.

Daughter of Corin and Russell Hayden … Plans to major in molecular biology at Cal … Spent seven years as an ice skater prior to playing volleyball.

Crosson on Hayden … "Mikayla is a high-level athlete who has experienced tremendous success at both the club and high school levels. She has an exceptionally quick first step, is explosive in her movements and vertical jump, and is quick laterally along the net as a blocker. She is able to attack at a high level both in front and behind the setter and is also very good with her transition offense footwork, a key component to being a high-caliber, point scoring middle blocker."

Sophie Scott Portland, Oregon | The Catlin Gabel School Position: Middle Blocker Height: 6' 3" Club: OJVA

2021 Postseason State All-Star Team … 2021 17U Dream Team Preseason … 2021 Oregonian Players to Watch … PrepDig 2020 Top Middle Blockers … 2020 AVCA Phenom Watch List … PrepVolleyball Soph 79 selection … Led team to 2020 League title as a six-rotation starter and team captain … 2019 First Team All-League selection … Second Team All-State honoree … Team MVP … Helped team to first-ever league title … Led team with 144 kills and 87 blocks as a freshman in 2018 … Received Second Team All-League honors as a freshman.

Daughter of Elissa and Paul Scott … Plans to major in psychology at Cal … Also plays beach volleyball and has competed in doubles and quads … Enjoyed playing basketball, soccer, tennis and golf as a youth … Is an avid swimmer who loves stand up paddle boarding and body surfing … Father, Paul, played basketball at the University of Washington before transferring to Willamette University … Has two older brothers, Jeremey (26) and Bailey (24), who played football, basketball and lacrosse in high school … Jeremey played lacrosse at Nevada.

Crosson on Scott … "Sophie comes to Cal after an outstanding high school and club career. She has the height, lateral quickness, speed and arm strength to be a great middle blocker for our program moving forward. She can attack at a high level both in front and behind the setter which will help us run a more dynamic offense and her volleyball IQ and vision help her be in positions to score points both offensively and defensively at the net."

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Moving on from Mullen: Greg Knox to coach season finale vs. FSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -At the end of the day, the Gators are a football team that hasn’t won the close ones, and lost as many times in the last 11 games as it did in the previous 35 games. It led to the firing of Dan Mullen with a game remaining in the 2021 season.The Gators press on towards Saturday’s regular season finale against Florida State. Bowl eligibility is at stake for both 5-6 teams.Scott Stricklin’s search for Mullen’s successor might dominate the chatter of Gator Nation this week, but for...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -At the end of the day, the Gators are a football team that hasn’t won the close ones, and lost as many times in the last 11 games as it did in the previous 35 games. It led to the firing of Dan Mullen with a game remaining in the 2021 season.

The Gators press on towards Saturday’s regular season finale against Florida State. Bowl eligibility is at stake for both 5-6 teams.

Scott Stricklin’s search for Mullen’s successor might dominate the chatter of Gator Nation this week, but for the time being, there is football left. Special Teams Coordinator and Running Backs Coach Greg Knox will lead the team on an interim basis, while Garrick McGee will have play calling responsibilities on offense and Christian Robinson on defense.

A season after reaching the SEC Championship Game, no one can blame the Gators for being a little shell shocked at their precipitous fall.

“We’re just not making that one play,” said Knox regarding Florida’s 2-6 SEC record. “Dan had said earlier guys are like ‘I’m hoping someone makes the play instead of I’m going to make the play.’ It’s not a talent issue, it’s an attention to detail issue.”

Senior defensive lineman Zachary Carter said some players took the news of Mullen’s dismissal hard.

“That’s who got them to the University of Florida, so it’s emotional,” said Carter. “It was kind of quiet but you could just tell things were sad. It was a sad day.”

Florida demonstrated promise early in the season, getting off to a 3-1 start with the one defeat being a two-point loss to defending national champion Alabama. Florida regressed and dropped all of its SEC road games.

“After that Bama game, it showed we can play with anyone in the country,” said senior running back Dameon Pierce. “Did I ever expect this? No, I don’t think anybody did, it was one of those things like, we had great game plans, we just couldn’t seem to find our groove this year.”

As Stricklin’s search for a new coach begins, another UF recruit in the 2022 class has decommitted. Isaiah Bond, a wide receiver from Buford, Georgia, announced on social media he is re-opening his recruitment. ESPN ranks Bond 108th overall in this year’s class. On Sunday, Ocala defensive back Jamarrien Burt also tweeted that he is decommitting from UF.

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