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Blog: UGA Preseason Practice Day 8

Several Georgia players returned to practice this morning after missing most of the first week of preseason workouts, but there were a few new names sidelined .

Cornerback Brandon Boykin and outside linebacker Cornelius Washington practiced in green non-contact jerseys after being out with pulled hamstrings. The team is working out in helmets, shorts and shoulder pads today.

Safety Jakar Hamilton also was in green, but walked along the sideline after going through an early drill. He also is dealing with a pulled hamstring.

The new injuries are tailback Ken Malcome and cornerbacks Jordan Love and Nick Marshall. No word yet on their injuries, but Malcome was wearing sunglasses which could indicate a possible concussion. Outside linebacker T.J. Stripling, coming back from a ruptured patella tendon, rode a stationary bike

Tailback Brandon Harton (concussion) and cornerback Derek Owens (neck) also practiced in green.

Some other items:

–Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo was quite vocal in getting on some receivers about not loafing after his unit didn’t make too many plays in the passing game in yesterday’s scrimmage. “Don’t slow down!” Bobo shouted.

He pointed out that Kris Durham turned a short route against Georgia Tech into a touchdown last year

–Coach Mark Richt gave similar instruction to freshman tight end Jay Rome after catching a short pass from Christian LeMay. “That’s what I’m talking about,” Richt said. “I need more energy after the catch.”

–After some cooler morning workouts, the team is working out in warmer conditions today. Temperatures are already approaching the mid-80s.

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