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Blog: McGarity on drug testing policy; Burnette’s busy day; points perspective

Some post G-Day tidbits:

–Athletic director Greg McGarity signaled last week during a radio appearance that Georgia’s tough drug testing policy wouldn’t be adjusted, but there had been some speculation otherwise after the four-game suspension of safety Bacarri Rambo for a second violation and the reported suspension that inside linebacker Alec Ogletree is facing.

“I don’t see us changing our drug policy,” McGarity said Saturday. “There may be certain parts that may be tweaked, but the penalty part of that would not change. Maybe wording, maybe updating names, titles, things along those lines. From a philosophical standpoint, there will be no change going forward right now.”

–You knew it was G-Day and not a real game because the players were on the field for the national anthem.

Running backs coach Bryan McClendon had to alert some of his players that were tossing a ball around in an end zone to stop. They took off their helmets and faced the flag.

Offensive guard Chris Burnette had to hurry after a turnover to switch jerseys on the field to line up for the other team.

“That happened, I don’t even know how many times, probably about 10 times during the game,” Burnette said.

David Andrews, Burnette and Dallas Lee switched in and out at center.

–I can’t ever remember seeing coach Mark Richt on the field with a headset on during the G-Day game like he usually does during other scrimmages. He stood about 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage in the first and fourth quarters. He did radio in the second quarter and was in the CSS TV booth in the third.

“I had a chance to see a couple quarters of it up in the booth,” Richt said. “It was kind of nice to be up there. I used to call plays up there. It’s a great vantage point to see what’s going on.”

–None of the walk-on punters made a strong push on Saturday. Each had two punts. Cody Johnson had the best average at 39.5 yards, Adam Erickson was at 34.0, Ethan Jackson at 33.5 and Scott Eichler at 27.5. Signee Collin Barber from Cartersville is the favorite to get the job.

–What does the combined 63 points given up Saturday mean? Well, consider that 55 points were surrendered in the 2007 G-Day game. That team went 11-2, won the Sugar Bowl and finished No. 2 in the nation.

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