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Louisville has a commitment from a 6’3″ defensive lineman out of Carver Columbus who weighs 402 pounds and sports the nickname “Big Snack”.

Good think the NCAA loosened up the training table rules.

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“I’m confused as to what coach Hocke is.”

It wouldn’t be a new year without a new philosophy in the S&C department.  And so it is:

Last year a big emphasis on defense was dropping weight, in order for players to substitute more freely and play faster against up-tempo offenses. Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who spearheaded that emphasis, also hasn’t spoken to the media yet this offseason, but Jenkins indicated that the emphasis this offseason is slightly different. Not changed, but perhaps just advanced.

“We have the depth now where we can put people where they want to be put, and now that we’ve had a full season in the system, I feel like certain guys might gain muscle weight,” Jenkins said. “Like I’ve been dropping down the fat weight.”

Before you label that typical offseason happy talk, note Jenkins’ body changes.

Jordan Jenkins, the senior outside linebacker, estimated he’s at around 13 percent body fat, after being measured at 14.8. He’s also added about six pounds, up to 251.

“It’s just healthier weight that’s on me now,” Jenkins said.

Proof’s in the pudding, of course, and we can’t know if this pays off for several months.  It’s fair to say that overall, team conditioning has improved steadily over the past couple of seasons.  But it would be nice to see a little more strength and stamina to counter some of the soft run defense we saw in the latter half of 2014.

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Breaking spring

It’s that time of year.

Spring break begins on Friday. So there’s a team meeting Thursday to remind players about staying out of trouble. Richt was asked about his spring break memories when he played at Miami, which is near Fort Lauderdale. Richt remembered a teammate who was from Fort Lauderdale.

“He knew the ropes,” Richt said. “That’s as far as I’ll go.”

Be nervous.

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Summer means fun.

So much for settling things at the quarterback position soon.

Maybe I’m reading too much into that, but my first thought is that Ramsey isn’t the clear leader at #1 many people believe he is.

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My, how things have changed, part two.

Georgia special teams to ESPN:  You like us!  You really, really like us!

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“It’s an edge. Everybody wants to be Bill Belichick, I guess.”

Oh, the games coaches play, yeah.

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My, how things have changed.

I had to look twice to make sure, but, yep, ESPN ranks Georgia’s secondary second in the conference going into spring practice.

2. Georgia: After LSU, this unit was the SEC’s best in limiting opponents through the air (170.3 passing yards allowed per game). The good news for Jeremy Pruitt is that not only does he have quite a few options in the secondary, most of them have experience. Dominick Sanders, who shined as a freshman, returns; so do fellow safeties Quincy Mauger and Corey Moore, who started seven games and six games, respectively. All the cornerbacks on the two-deep return. With Damian Swann’s departure, a new leader needs to be established, but overall, this is a good group.

I’m not sure how much of that is a reflection of respect for Pruitt’s coaching and how much of it may be due to overall weakness in the conference in the defensive backfield, but in any event, it’s been a while since anybody’s suggested the Dawgs are at least an upper level team in that regard.

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