Practice updates: Mett gets first QB snaps; defense works on forcing, recovering fumbles
ATHENS — Georgia’s football team is currently on the field for the third session of spring practice, which started a bit later than usual today.
- Early in practice, new secondary coach Scott Lakatos was working with players on stripping the ball and recovering fumbles. The Dogs, remember, recovered only two of 18 opponent fumbles last season.
“Both hands. Tuck it away. Finish the drill.”
“Scoop. Scoop. Scoop. Finish.”
“Hands on the ball. Let’s score a touchdown.”
- Today, Practice No. 3 of spring ball, was Zach Mettenberger’s turn to take the opening snaps with the No. 1 offense. The three quarterbacks are splitting reps evenly this spring and even alternating days taking the first snaps. Logan Gray took the opening snaps in spring’s first practice and Aaron Murray in the second practice.
- New inside linebackers coach Warren Belin was working with players on shedding blocks. “Go. Linebackers got to go make tackles.”
- Just two players are wearing green non-contact jerseys, signifying injury: Fred Munzenmaier and Jeremy Longo.
- Several of you have asked how the offensive line is lining up. Here’s how it is today on the No. 1 line: RT Josh Davis, RG Chris Davis, C Ben Jones, LG Cordy Glenn, LT Clint Boling.
- As at Tuesday’s practice, Shawn Williams was working in the No. 1 secondary.
- For a while early in practice, defensive players were rotating from station to station, working with each of the four defensive coaches on specific areas of emphasis.
- Former Dogs Prince Miller and Bryan Evans are watching practice, as is defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s brother, Tony, an assistant at Navy.
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