Mark Richt watched closely at the receivers on Tuesday during one drill when they tried to haul in passes with one hand.
And with good reason.
Georgia is missing Justin Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell for the season with knee injuries, Michael Bennett for an indefinite period and probably Jonathan Rumph this week as well with a strained hamstring.
Aaron Murray and what’s left of the Georgia wide receivers are working overtime this week.
With redshirt freshman Blake Tibbs and walk-on Michael Erdman stepping up into the rotation, joining Chris Conley, Rantavious Wooten, Rhett McGowan and Reggie Davis, Murray is trying to get in synch with them in the passing game.
He said he worked after practice with the receivers on two or three routes on Monday and planned to do additional route work Tuesday evening.
“Those young guys, especially at the receiver position are going to have to work a little extra harder this week,” Murray said. “We already started to get some extra time in yesterday working on some routes after practice. We’re going to have to do that every day this week. Work before practice, during practice and after practice to make sure their timing is on and they know what I’m looking for and I know what they’re looking for.”
Conley is teaching while also catching passes.
“It’s learning on the fly because they’re not only just learning it, but they’re running it and having to execute it,” Conley said.