Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Practice Report


After wrapping up the first week of fall semester classes, the Georgia football team held a two-hour practice in full pads Friday as the Dawgs continue to close in on the season opener against Boise State on September 3rd.

It marked Georgia’s return to the Woodruff Practice fields for the first time since Wednesday’s scrimmage and a special teams practice on Thursday – both at Sanford Stadium.

DSC_1319“It was a pretty good practice,” said offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. “The guys came out and responded well. It was a little difficult today with third-and-long situations, but we did a good job picking up the blitzes and converting a higher percentage than we usually do.”

Bobo had particular praise for the receiving corps. Despite losing last year’s top two statistical leaders, Bobo said he has been pleased with that unit during preseason practice.

“There was obviously a concern losing Kris Durham and A.J. Green, but those guys have worked extremely hard,” Bobo said. “They came in in shape, and they have made plays. Tavarres King, Marlon Brown, Rantavious Wooten, Michael Bennett and Malcolm Mitchell have all done a nice job, and throw Taylor Bradberry in there. Israel Troupe has been fighting a groin injury, and Chris Conley has also been fighting to get in that top six. I feel good about the guys out there. There is a lot of talent there, and a lot of guys have played games. All of them are doing a nice job of responding well.”

Georgia will return to practice Saturday morning before taking part in the Dawgs’ annual Fans’ Picture Day later in the afternoon in the Reed Plaza area of Sanford Stadium. (see story below)

Nose tackle Kwame Geathers did not practice today after suffering an undisclosed injury and John Jenkins left practice early after tweaking his left hamstring, neither injury is considered serious enough to jeopardize their availability for Boise State.

Running backs Richard Samuel and Isaiah Crowell were both in green jerseys today but should be ready to return to contact early next week.

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