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Blog: Updates on Ogletree injury, safety position and a new G-Day format

Some Georgia football items to share before the Bulldogs crank it up for their second spring scrimmage on Saturday morning.

While Georgia’s assistant coaches have been made available to speak just once to the beat writers since spring practice began, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and head coach Mark Richt were on 790 The Zone this morning with Tony Barnhart and Wes Durham.

Richt will speak to reporters after Saturday’s scrimmage for the first time in a week.

–Grantham said that inside linebacker Alec Ogletree is “going to be limited from here on out,” in spring practice because of a “tweaked groin.” Grantham likes what he’s seen from both Ogletree at inside linebacker and Jarvis Jones at outside linebacker.

–Coaches will decide whether Sanders Commings sticks at safety or moves back to cornerback after they watch him at safety through the end of spring practice. The move came after injuries at the position but Grantham said the plan was to possibly move Commings two weeks into spring practice anyway.

“Jakar (Hamilton) and Shawn (Williams) have done things well in spring,” Grantham said of the competition for a starting safety job. “By no means have either won it.”

–Nose Kwame Geathers is the “most improved guy on defense right now,” Grantham said.

–Tight end Orson Charles has had “an outstanding spring,” Bobo said. “He’s attacked spring ball and reall been a go-to guy.”

–Fullback Zander Ogletree “has been really impressive this spring,” Bobo said. “He will hit you.”

–Richt said the April 16 G-Day game will have a new format.

Offensive and defensive captains on the red and black teams will pick sides.

“We’re going to let the players choose teams,” Richt said.

The previous format was the No. 1 offense vs. the No. 2 defense and vice versa.

Now a first-team center might line up next to a second-team guard.

The teams will be picked on Monday, Richt said.

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