Georgia is practicing in pads for the first time this preseason in a rare Sunday practice.
Not full pads, mind you, but “shells,” which is helmets, shorts and shoulder pads.
This is easily the hottest day so far with the temperature in the upper 80s and expected to climb into midweek.
During the 15 minutes or so open to the media, tight end Jay Rome left a drill and walked slowly down the sideline with director of sports medicine Ron Courson. He went on a stationary bike. This could be just a typical thing with Rome as he works his way back from foot surgery. We shall see.
It’s hard to tell much without full pads on, but freshman inside linebacker Detric Bing-Dukes looks like he could provide depth at a position where there’s opportunity behind Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera.
He’s a compact 6-foot, 230-pounder who got a tap on the helmet from Ryne Rankin after putting some oomph into a hit on Rankin in a drill.
“Show Coach Richt here why we’ll not get blocked,” inside linebackers coach Mike Ekeler told his players as Mark Richt came over to survey that position.
I didn’t catch which player outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer was referring to when he told the player in a drill: “You’re out of control. You’re going to kill someone.”
Walk-on Aaron Davis is still working with the safeties after ending the spring as a first-team cornerback.
And if you missed it above, Georgia’s quarterbacks and wide receivers go through a drill for your viewing pleasure.