Georgia safety Corey Moore said, yes, there is a depth chart that the defense is working from under new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, but players aren‚Äôt making much of it now with the way practice reps are going around.
‚ÄúNobody knows about playing time,‚Äù cornerback J.J. Green said. ‚ÄúCoach Pruitt says nobody is a starter right now. He‚Äôs just playing guys places where he can just look at the whole film. Everybody‚Äôs going ones, twos and threes. They‚Äôre going at the same time so he can look and watch and evaluate every player.‚Äù
Green said he worked with the ones with cornerbacks Damian Swann and Brendan Langley at the star nickel back position but didn‚Äôt put much stock into that.
‚ÄúThey‚Äôre just seeing who can ball out,‚Äù Green said.
Even the SEC‚Äôs leading tackler from last year.
‚ÄúEverybody‚Äôs up for the position battle,‚Äù said inside linebacker Ramik Wilson, who had 133 tackles last season. ‚ÄúEverybody‚Äôs going hard. Everybody‚Äôs got new life.‚Äù
Working with the ones on the defensive line, at least for now, were Chris Mayes, Ray Drew and Toby Johnson, a player said.
‚ÄúEverybody is competing for a first spot,‚Äù safety Quincy Mauger said. ‚ÄúThere should be no one that is comfortable with their spot. (It‚Äôs) pluses and minuses. Whoever gets the most pluses is who we‚Äôre going to see on the field.‚Äù
Moore was skeptical when he was told that pretty much every player would get the same amount of reps under the new practice format.
‚ÄúI didn‚Äôt believe him at first,‚Äù Moore said. ‚ÄúSure enough everybody‚Äôs getting the same amount of reps. It‚Äôs crazy, man, because everything is so fast-paced now. I‚Äôm still getting used to it.