Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham filled in tonight on Georgia coach Mark Richt‚Äôs regular Sunday teleconference. Richt is ‚Äútending to some family business,‚Äù 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‚Äôs role could be changing.
‚ÄúI promise you I‚Äôm going to go in there and politicking hard for him offensively,‚Äù Bobo said. ‚ÄúI already walked into coach Grantham‚Äôs meeting earlier this afternoon and asked what kind of offense FAU runs, what kind of personnel groups, how many receivers they‚Äôre going to have on the field. He was trying to say they play five wides. I don‚Äôt think they play five wides, joking a little bit like he had to have him.‚Äù
Bobo said the staff will talk about Mitchell‚Äôs role this week, but said he will play some offense Saturday night.
‚ÄúThat‚Äôs something we already talked about earlier in camp whether it be full-time yet, I don‚Äôt know but I sure would love to have him on offense,‚Äù Bobo said.
Grantham offered this: ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a guy that will still continue to play on defense because there is a need for him and what he brings to our defense.‚Äù
–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.
‚ÄúRight now they‚Äôre on the depth chart and we‚Äôll just have to see what happens as we move forward,‚Äù Grantham said.
Commings gives Georgia options at safety or cornerback.
‚ÄúAny time he‚Äôs on our roster, we‚Äôre going to make sure he can play either of those positions,‚Äù Grantham said. ‚ÄúAs we get ready for this game, we‚Äôll make sure he can play either one of those to help us as needed.‚Äù
–Bobo on freshman offensive tackle John Theus: ‚ÄúHe 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‚Äôve just got to get him out to practice this week so he can get better.‚Äù 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.
‚ÄúAll of them did a nice job,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúAll of them ran hard.‚Äù
Bobo said Georgia didn‚Äôt block like he wanted against Missouri‚Äôs moving and twisting defense.
–Nose guard John Jenkins and defensive end/outside linebacker Cornelius Washington injured ‚Äúlower parts of their body,‚Äù Grantham said.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôll have to wait and see tomorrow,‚Äù said Grantham, who said he had not gotten an injury update. Neither injury is thought to be serious.
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