When Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham met with reporters this week, he indicated he’s considering different possibilities at one spot in the secondary.
That’s strong safety, where freshman Quincy Mauger could get a look at the position where Connor Norman and Corey Moore have played.
Grantham is sticking with Brendan Langley at the cornerback spot opposite Damian Swann.
So what’s happened to sophomore Sheldon Dawson, who made interceptions in scrimmages this spring and into the preseason but hasn’t played on defense yet this season?
“Continuing to work,” Grantham said. “He’s a guy that if he continues to work and the opportunity presents himself then we’ll put him in. I think Langley has done a really good job of what we’ve asked him to do.”
Mark Richt mentioned this week that cornerback Shaq Wiggins could get snaps on defense. The freshman from Sandy Creek has played only on special teams.
“Hopefully they throw me in (against) North Texas and I can just finally prove myself that I’m the same Shaq Wiggins that they recruited,” said Wiggins, who was slowed by a groin injury this preseason “Just go in there and be a team player and make plays.”
Updating our note from the other day on Georgia’s newcomers who have already played.
Georgia confirmed that linebacker Johnny O’Neal did in fact get into Saturday’s game after all. Gentry Estes of 247sports spotted him in watching the replay.
That makes it now 13 out of 31 signees who have played now.
In comparison by my count, Georgia played 13 of the 17 signees that made it to campus in 2012. The only redshirts were quarterback Faton Bauta, receiver Blake Tibbs, offensive lineman Greg Pyke and defensive lineman John Taylor.
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