Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham filled in tonight on Georgia coach Mark Richt’s regular Sunday teleconference. Richt is “tending to some family business,” according to the school.
As Georgia starts preparing for Florida Atlantic, here is some of what the coordinators had to say a day after the 41-20 win at Missouri:
–Now that defensive back Sanders Commings two-game suspension has ended, Malcolm Mitchell’s role could be changing.
“I promise you I’m going to go in there and politicking hard for him offensively,” Bobo said. “I already walked into coach Grantham’s meeting earlier this afternoon and asked what kind of offense FAU runs, what kind of personnel groups, how many receivers they’re going to have on the field. He was trying to say they play five wides. I don’t think they play five wides, joking a little bit like he had to have him.”
Bobo said the staff will talk about Mitchell’s role this week, but said he will play some offense Saturday night.
“That’s something we already talked about earlier in camp whether it be full-time yet, I don’t know but I sure would love to have him on offense,” Bobo said.
Grantham offered this: “He’s a guy that will still continue to play on defense because there is a need for him and what he brings to our defense.”
–Commings and linebacker Chase Vasser are off of suspension, but Rambo and Ogletree were always expected to miss more than two games. The company line remains the same.
“Right now they’re on the depth chart and we’ll just have to see what happens as we move forward,” Grantham said.
Commings gives Georgia options at safety or cornerback.
“Any time he’s on our roster, we’re going to make sure he can play either of those positions,” Grantham said. “As we get ready for this game, we’ll make sure he can play either one of those to help us as needed.”
–Bobo on freshman offensive tackle John Theus: “He went through some adversity in the game the other night. A couple of missed blocks and missed assignments. The guy continued to play hard and play physical. We’ve just got to get him out to practice this week so he can get better.” Theus had three false start penalties.
–On the tailbacks, Bobo said that Todd Gurley had about 39 snaps, Keith Marshall 22 and Ken Malcome 13.
“All of them did a nice job,” he said. “All of them ran hard.”
Bobo said Georgia didn’t block like he wanted against Missouri’s moving and twisting defense.
–Nose guard John Jenkins and defensive end/outside linebacker Cornelius Washington injured “lower parts of their body,” Grantham said.
“We’ll have to wait and see tomorrow,” said Grantham, who said he had not gotten an injury update. Neither injury is thought to be serious.
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