UGA Day: Godwin and baseball; Hardin’s versatility;...

by Marc Weiszer

MACON–If heralded wide receiver signee Terry Godwin is considering pursuing a pro baseball career, Georgia coach Mark Richt hasn’t heard about it firsthand. “I... Full Story

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Apr. 14, 2015

G-Day may be over but the spirited way that defensive line coach Tracy Rocker and offensive line coach Rob Sale were barking at their players on the practice field Tuesday afternoon showed spring practices aren’t over. “There was a little bit more yelling out there than normal,” offensive tackle John Theus said. Dawson said for […] - Full Story

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Georgia had six wide receivers practicing without limitations on Tuesday. Malcolm Mitchell (shoulder) was in a non-contact jersey and Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) was out. Shakenneth Williams (hamstring) returned in non-contact after missing much of the spring. …Tailback Keith Marshall (hamstring) practiced in a regular jersey after being held out of G-Day. …Offensive lineman Kendall Baker […] - Full Story

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Apr. 12, 2015

Georgia’s quarterback competition had been waged this spring in closed scrimmages and practices where the general public wasn’t invited inside. That all changed Saturday at Sanford Stadium when G-Day offered fans, media and those watching on the SEC Network’s coverage to judge for themselves about who might be the next Bulldogs’ starting quarterback. Redshirt sophomore […] - Full Story

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Considering that linebacker Natrez Patrick and defensive back Jarvis Wilson have been college students for about three months and college football players for about three weeks, both made a nice first impression at Saturday’s G-Day Game at Sanford Stadium. Playing for the Red team — which fell 24-17 to the Black team — the 6-foot-3, […] - Full Story

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Star tailback Nick Chubb didn’t get too many touches Saturday, but scored on a 17-yard run for the Red team in the third quarter. “It was wide open,” Chubb said. “Anybody could have done that.” Chubb wasn’t exactly kept in bubble wrap to avoid injury, but he wasn’t used too much. Just like the previous […] - Full Story

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Replacing David Andrews at center isn’t exactly a snap so far for Georgia. Actually, sophomore Isaiah Wynn has seemed to fare well in the spot except for the shotgun snap on occasion, like in the first drive of Saturday’s G-Day game. “It was just a bad snap,” said Wynn, who moved from guard to center […] - Full Story

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Marshall Morgan made 1 of 2 field goals Saturday, continuing a spring where he’s hit 50 percent in each scrimmage. He’s a combined 6 of 12, including a miss from 42 yards on G-Day and converting from 25. “It’s spring,” Morgan said. “That’s when you get everything cleaned up. Summer you just focus on the […] - Full Story

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Tackle Kendall Baker, who had been one of the top reserve offensive lineman this spring, did not take part in G-Day. Coach Mark Richt said on the radio that Baker has an eye injury sustained from an automobile airbag. …Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie is likely out for the spring after pulling a hamstring on a […] - Full Story

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Apr. 11, 2015

Perhaps the biggest stars that will make plays this fall in Sanford Stadium won’t be the featured attractions in Saturday’s Georgia spring game. Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd, who bypassed the NFL draft to stick around with the Bulldogs, is sidelined this spring while recovering from shoulder surgery. Tailback Nick Chubb, fresh off a 1,547-yard rushing […] - Full Story

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Apr. 10, 2015

Georgia’s secondary entered last season as an area of uncertainty. This spring there is more stability on the Bulldogs’ back end of the defense with four starters returning for year two under Jeremy Pruitt. Not that the Georgia defensive coordinator and secondary coach wants his guys to feel comfortable. He reminded during one spring practice […] - Full Story

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Apr. 8, 2015

Georgia’s most experienced wide receiver sat down with his new position coach in February to set the tone for this season. Malcolm Mitchell hardly needed any sort of introduction to Bryan McClendon, who shifted from running backs coach after six seasons to wide receivers coach. “I knew coach McClendon, he’s been here since I’ve been […] - Full Story

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Wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon singled out Malcolm Mitchell, Isaiah McKenzie and Reggie Davis as players at his position having good springs.  Coach Mark Richt avoided identifying receivers on the other end of the spectrum that have struggled catching the ball.  “It’s still inconsistent overall,” Richt said. “I’m not going to call names out, but […] - Full Story

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Georgia tailback Keith Marshall returned to the practice field Tuesday afternoon after being sidelined with a pulled hamstring, but his status for Saturday’s G-Day game remains uncertain. Coach Mark Richt said Marshall isn’t at 100 percent, “but he did get reps. He got more work than I thought he would.” Fans haven’t seen Marshall carry […] - Full Story

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Ramik Wilson is out of the mix at inside linebacker for Georgia after his college career wrapped up. That doesn’t mean he’s without a rooting interest as Reggie Carter and Tim Kimbrough try to secure starting spots. “I’m pulling for Reggie and Tim,” Wilson said. “They sat their turn and waited and learned everything from […] - Full Story

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Apr. 7, 2015

Another week, another batch of Georgia football players making an impression in spring practices. The Bulldogs have completed 10 of their 15 workouts with two more to go before Saturday’s G-Day spring game, including a Tuesday afternoon practice. Here are players and (a position group) that have caught our attention: THE TIGHT ENDS While the […] - Full Story

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Apr. 6, 2015

Another week, another batch of Georgia football players making an impression in spring practices. The Bulldogs have completed 10 of their 15 workouts with two more to go before Saturday’s G-Day spring game, including a Tuesday afternoon practice. Here are players and (a position group) that have caught our attention: The tight ends While the […] - Full Story

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Georgia’s three-player battle for the starting quarterback job looks like it’s turned into a two-horse race. Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta rotated between the first and second team offenses in the second scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning. Jacob Park, the other challenger for the spot, did not get any first team reps for the […] - Full Story

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With two outs and the bases loaded for Georgia in an eventual 4-2 loss Sunday afternoon to No. 1 Vanderbilt, Daniel Nichols drilled a double to right-center field. At the time, the Diamond Dogs trailed 1-0 but Nick King and Stephen Wrenn scored easily. Zack Bowers, all 6-foot-1, 206 pounds of him, hustled around the […] - Full Story

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Apr. 2, 2015

From starter on Georgia’s defensive line two years ago to seldom-used last season, this is a spring of renewal for Chris Mayes to make his move again to get on the field more. “I’m just trying to work back to what made me successful,” the senior out of Griffin said. Mayes started eight games in […] - Full Story

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Apr. 1, 2015

Malkom Parrish is running with the starters at cornerback, but isn’t getting too comfortable. “That’s just the rotation for now,” he said Tuesday. “In my eyes, I really don’t have a starting spot so I’m going to keep working, keep grinding every day to try to get that spot.” There’s an opening in the secondary […] - Full Story

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Georgia returned to the practice field Tuesday after the first spring scrimmage with some changes made on defense. Junior college transfer Chuks Amaechi was working at outside linebacker, where he got plenty of attention from assistant coach Kevin Sherrer. Redshirt freshman Keyon Brown moved from outside linebacker to the defensive line and freshman Natrez Patrick […] - Full Story

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Collin Barber has felt the heat of another punter capable of taking away his job the last couple of seasons. Not so much right now. With Adam Erickson departed, the rising senior Barber doesn’t have someone pushing him this spring at Georgia like coach Mark Richt would like. “When he does it right, it’s been […] - Full Story

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Mar. 30, 2015

Georgia is at the midway portion of its spring football practices. There’s still two more scrimmages (including the April 11 G-Day) to go. Practices won’t wrap up until two weeks from Thursday, but here are five players that seem to be trending upwards. — Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. Injuries left Georgia with just four scholarship […] - Full Story

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Mar. 29, 2015

Working to identify the possible starting quarterback remains a high priority this spring at Georgia but there are other issues, perhaps more pressing, for the offense. Keith Marshall’s hamstring injury left him a spectator Saturday afternoon in Sanford Stadium along with fellow tailback Sony Michel for the first spring scrimmage. The wide receivers are “really […] - Full Story

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Mar. 28, 2015

Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins deciding to bypass entering the NFL draft this year was celebrated by Georgia fans. Rising sophomore Lorenzo Carter, believe it or not, also said he was happy to have them back with the Bulldogs even if it seemingly meant a more crowded path to get on the field at the […] - Full Story

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