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Adventures in G-Day expectations: “We’re not going to try and trick anybody. We just want to see who can play defense.”

Yeah, I know there’s a lot of downplaying going on in advance of today’s scrimmage.

Coach Mark Richt said he thinks Pruitt’s unit will probably be pretty vanilla since G-Day will be televised on CSS and fair game for opponents to scout. But Richt said the Bulldogs will play “some good, solid fundamental defense.”

Pruitt certainly hopes so.

“I hope they see us get lined up,” Pruitt said. “I hope they see us play hard every snap. I hope we tackle well. I hope we play the ball in the deep part of the field. Just fundamentals, striking blockers, keeping the ball leveraged. That’s what we’ve been harping on all spring. Hopefully they’ll see that.”

You know what?  I could friggin’ live with that.

Aside from whatever progress Pruitt has been able to coax from his troops, I’ll be keen to see how the offensive line’s work in progress is… well, progressing.

And I’ll be rooting for J.J. Green.

“I told my whole city to come out to the G-Day game,” Green said. “I told my whole town. I put it on Facebook. I want everyone to come to the G-Day game. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend and I hope it’s a sunny day.”

The weather’s not gonna let you down today, so show us what you’ve got, man.

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UPDATE:  Rosters, bitchez!

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Today is the first day of the rest of Jordan Jenkins’ Georgia career.

A couple of Jordan Jenkins quotes for you to sample this morning:

  • We’ve got more energy now, and it’s more unified at this point. We got really caught up last season in trying to know what to do before the next snap.”
  • “Just to showcase how we feel like, to really make amends for last year, and showcase what this season is going to be like in the fall,” Jenkins said. “And just to show off all the effort the coaches have put into us, and the effort we put into this program in the last couple months.”

A dose of humility, a little bit of relief in playing a simplified scheme and a hunger to improve.  That’s the kind of happy talk I can appreciate.

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“I expect our guys to come out every single day, ready to improve.”

Very nice spring practice video…

… except there’s no “c” in Ekeler, guys.

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Friday morning buffet

Pre-G-Day snack time…

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“This is what we’ve been known for for the past couple of years.”

Jon Gruden digs the back shoulder fade.

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“They do it all at Georgia.”

Nice promo from Jon Gruden.

Can’t hurt on the recruiting trail.

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Clap for the Bag Man

Trust me, this is the most epic thing you’ll read all day.

As many of you continue to bask in the warmth of amateurism, here’s reality in a couple of sentences:

“If I told you right now the [team] would win the SEC this fall and go to the Playoff, but only if you gave me 10 grand, would you do it?”

“Shit, man … will you take a check?,” the bartender asks. “But if you could really do that, I’d probably get the cash together in a day or two.”

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“You know what, it’s all of us.”

Well, now, here’s a surprise:  nobody really liked coaching Georgia’s special teams last season.

In previous seasons, the field goal team would have basically just been Friend’s unit and the field goal block team would have been Rocker’s. Other assistants were supposed to help, but it often didn’t work out that way, Lilly admitted.

“I think there was a tendency at times — and I’m just saying this being brutally honest, because I know I fell into it sometimes on the punt team — to where you ended up coaching the whole team,” Lilly said. “You had help, you had guys, but you didn’t use them as well. You know how that is. Guys are all of a sudden (like), ‘Well, he doesn’t need my help.’

“It helps you zero in on more specific things when you know that hey, this guy’s got these specific three guys, this guy’s got those specific three guys. So it’s always been set up that way. But I think everybody trusts their help a lot more now.”

Gee, we couldn’t tell.

It’s nice they’re trying to address the problem, but where the hell was the accountability last year when special teams play was such a hot mess?

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Life on the line

Weiszer draws our attention to a battle to watch at G-Day over the left guard spot on the offensive line, but I’m more interested in the curious incident as to the rest of the o-line Dawgs, because it’s starting to look like the other four positions are stabilizing.  As Weiszer puts it, Theus hasn’t budged at left tackle.  Andrews is the center.  Pyke seems to have grabbed the right guard job.  We’re not hearing much about anyone Houston is having to fight off at right tackle, either.

Given the significant turnover on the line, it would be nice, to say the least, if this season’s bunch emerged from spring practice.  The more time to work with each other building a rapport, the better.

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Gettin’ the band back together

Numerous reports popping up that Josh Harvey-Clemons is headed to Louisville.

I wonder if he can play quarterba… never mind.

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UPDATE:  This move’s got Woodrow’s blessing.

“He wants to stick with Coach Grantham and his defensive system,” Woodrow Clemons, the player’s grandfather, told InsideTheVille.com. “That Star position that he’s able to play safety and outside linebacker and cover the back coming out or able to rush the quarterback. We kind of like that.”

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