Georgia had an open practice yesterday – really open, in that students were invited/coaxed in with free pizza – which means we’ve got some pretty detailed observations from the beat writers:
Some observations about the observations:
- About the secondary, I think Weiszer sums it up best. “The big takeaways from the field were the number of newcomers running with the starting unit on defense: cornerback and junior college transfer Shattle Fenteng, walk-on safety Aaron Davis and Dominick Sanders, who was working at the star nickel back position.” Nothing is settled yet, but Pruitt sure isn’t having any problems letting everyone have a shot.
- Richt on the secondary: “They’ve got a good talent base; their issue is experience,” head coach Mark Richt said of the young players. “But there’s some guys that are coached real hard right now because they’ve gotta get ready, and the clock’s ticking.” So when does the clock stop ticking?
- Richt on the offensive line: “I’d say we’re probably a little less settled right this minute than we have been maybe in years past,” Richt said. “There’s still some guys that might be able to change a coach’s mind.” In a good way, or a bad way?
- I’m not liking that Wilson and Floyd are banged up/recovering.
- Still no separation behind Mason.
- Estes noted that Georgia hasn’t started scout team work yet for Clemson. Is that an indication of how much trouble the coaches are having settling on a starting 22?
- It sounds like Quayvon Hicks is going to have a busier year than we anticipated.
Ten days ’til the opener. Anyone getting nervous?