So fall practice begins. And how could you have a first day of practice without somebody throwing up?
Georgia’s offense was having its way with the defense eight periods into the opening football practice on a humid Thursday afternoon, but left tackle Kenarious Gates was not celebrating.
After a second successful drive operating a no-huddle attack during 11-on-11 drills, Georgia’s offense raced back to the sideline. Which is where Gates lost what he had consumed for lunch.
“Hey, Gates!” Bulldogs offensive coordinator Mike Bobo shouted as he raced over to the doubled-over 6-foot-5, 327-pounder. “I said period seven, and you went to period eight! Congrats! You won!”
Bobo already had berated players for bending over during the third of 20 scheduled periods, essentially announcing to all within earshot that this indeed is a new season.
It’s silly to read too much into the first day, but you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t obsess, so if you’re looking for a round-up of observations, here you go: Weiszer, Emerson, Towers and Legge. Thoughts?