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Blog: UGA football quick hits

— Cornerback Branden Smith’s discipline for his possession of marijuana arrest still hasn’t been disclosed. Smith entered a pre-trial diversion program in Alabama. Georgia Athletic Association policy calls for a suspension of at least one game for such an arrest. “We’re not ready to say anything publicly,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “I guess that’s all I’ll say.”

— Georgia’s injury situation remains ideal except for one player, Richt said. “Sterling Bailey’s got a little something he’s recovering from still,” Richt said of a foot injury for the defensive end.

— Safety Shawn Williams said, “I’m back to where I should be” from an MCL sprain sustained in spring practice. “It’s good to go now.” … …Williams was looking forward to having a chance to see the incoming freshmen for the first time in 7-on-7 drills Tuesday. He wanted to see cornerback Sheldon Dawson from Memphis. “Hopefully he’ll be athletic enough,” Williams said. “I’m sure he is, but the main thing today will be showing him techniques and some cover schemes, but not too much. Just go out and let him play right now.”

— Sophomore Ray Drew is now officially listed as a defensive end instead of at outside linebacker. “I’m not exactly sure what he weighs but he’s getting up in the 280-range, 285-range, I believe, and probably not done growing yet,” Richt said.

— Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox and his staff joined Richt at the Waffle House in Five Points on Monday to celebrate Richt’s new contract. “He had nine basketball staff members and me,” Richt said. “He took full advantage of it.”

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