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Blog: And away they go! Georgia hits the practice field

 

There is football again on the Georgia practice fields.

The Bulldogs first preseason practice meant a lot of teaching, correcting and getting on players by coaches.

There was about 45 minutes open to the media with temperatures pushing 80.

Some impressions and observations:
–Lorenzo Carter is a big dude. Just like some of his teammates pointed out earlier in the day. You can‚Äôt help but notice when the 6-foot-6, 237-pound freshman is grouped with the rest of the outside linebackers. He certainly looks the part.

–Justin Scott-Wesley was catching passes in the receiver line, but as Mark Richt indicated earlier in the day, he doesn‚Äôt look quite back to his self pre-ACL injury. That‚Äôs probably to be expected.

–Jim Donnan, the former Georgia coach, was hanging out on the side watching practice and chatting with folks. An Athens jury found him not guilty of fraud charges in May. He attended NCAA tennis matches on campus after the trial.

–Freshman tailback Sony Michel certainly has the quicks. That‚Äôs apparent just watching him scoot low and duck his head on a drill.

–This is how I saw the defensive line go through one drill.

First group: James DeLoach, Mike Thornton and Sterling Bailey.

Second group: John Atkins, Chris Mayes and Josh Dawson.

Third group: Toby Johnson, Lamont Gaillard and Ray Drew.

Yes Drew was again third team like much of the spring.

–John Theus was at right tackle and Mark Beard at left tackle with Kolton Houston at right guard for one drill I saw. They could have flipped around later.

–Jeremy Pruitt instructed freshman safety Dominick Sanders to get to the ball carrier to ‚Äútag‚Äù him in one pursuit drill.

–The best catch I saw came from walk-on Kenny Towns reaching down to snag a pass before it hit the ground.

–Cornerback Malkom Parrish was called for a pass interference on a ball to Jonathan Rumph. Sheldon Dawson talked him through what happened afterwards.