Speaking of black jerseys, RB recruiting and ‘best scout-team LB tandem in country’

ATHENS – Notes from Mark Richt’s post-practice visit with reporters Wednesday night:

  • Georgia practiced in full pads, a change from the original plan to work in shoulder pads and helmets. “We felt like we needed a little more work against the cut-blocking in particular,” Richt said. “We hadn’t done that very well yet, or well enough. And so we wanted to get a little more work at that.” All five of Georgia’s practices for the Tech game have been in full pads.
  • The Bulldogs’ plan for Thursday, Richt said, is to “get up real early, have some meetings, practice and be done by 10 a.m.,” so players and coaches can “go eat Thanksgiving dinner.”
  • For anyone wondering if the Bulldogs might wear black jerseys for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech: No, Richt said. “Someone thought we might do that?” he asked.  “I don’t think we’ll have a jersey change for a while here.”
  • Injury updates: Backup tailback Carlton Thomas (stinger) “did all the scout work today,” Richt said. “We think he’ll be ready.” Cornerback Sanders Commings (ankle) is “practicing. He’s getting there.”
  • Richt praised the season-long, practice-field performances of linebackers Jarvis Jones and Richard Samuel, both of whom are being redshirted. “I’d have to say … it’s probably the best scout-team linebacker tandem in the country,” Richt said. “They’re really outstanding talents and have given our guys all they want all year long. . . .  In general, I would say the defensive scout team … is the best one in the 10 years I’ve been here.”
  • Richt was asked if the disappointing performance of Georgia’s running game accentuates the need to sign a big-time running back in this recruiting season.  “I would just say that we sure would love to sign a big-time back this year. How’s that?” replied Richt, choosing his words carefully. “That’s a very big priority for us.” NCAA rules, of course, prevent him from talking about specific recruits.
  • Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.

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CDAWG

November 24th, 2010
7:55 pm

Saint Simons

November 24th, 2010
8:00 pm

Who runs this state?

Big Dawg

November 24th, 2010
8:01 pm

CDAWG

November 24th, 2010
8:01 pm

Sonny Purdue does at the moment!

Big Dawg

November 24th, 2010
8:01 pm

We’ll find out again on Saturday who runs this state!!

NC-Dawg

November 24th, 2010
8:08 pm

Crowell UGA needs you!!! Be a Dawg!!!

Dawggie

November 24th, 2010
8:08 pm

Sounds like a great idea to me coach! Anyone know of any good rb’s out there that might be just exactly what coach Richt (and the entire DAWG nation) need?

Hope the Columbus crew have the time of there lives Saturday and decide that UGA has always been home and now its time to betheir college.

Rozeman

November 24th, 2010
8:09 pm

Hey dog fans, what running back do you think, will actualy commit

trupert

November 24th, 2010
8:13 pm

nub

November 24th, 2010
8:25 pm

believe THIS…. DAWGNATION is tied of the BS……. this program is the TITANIC…. you can fool some of the homers all the time … however the truth is 2 outta 10 againest UF….. spin THAT …..!!!!

richt rules

November 24th, 2010
8:29 pm

CROWELL- WE LOVE U MAN– UGA IS THE PLACE FOR U !!!

Sven Ottke

November 24th, 2010
8:36 pm

Pads? All 5 days? You mean he didn’t take them swimming?

real uga fan

November 24th, 2010
8:37 pm

nub is a tech fan. THIS WILL GET TURNED AROUND STOP WITH THE TRASHING OF THE PROGRAM

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
8:38 pm

Running game looked great with Joe Cox last season. Smae O-Line, same RB’s. New QB.

Guess the QB has to know what audibles to call.

Murray doesn’t, obviously, also, with his lack of passing accuracy, teams have stuck 8 in the box, and forced Murray to win games, and he’s failed to win a game with his arm for Georgia in 2010.

I’m sure Tech will load the box, and make the error prone freshman beat them.

It’s a good strategy. At 5-6, it’s worked.

Sanford Drive

November 24th, 2010
8:39 pm

Cannot wait to turn the bug zappers on at Sanford!! Going to be a GLORIOUS day/night!!!

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
8:39 pm

Look out for Ealey.

He’s pretty awesome, the few times in his career when Bobo has let him run the ball 20 times.

Georgia’s never lost a game when Ealey gets 100 yards rushing.

He’s pretty awesome, but Crowell ain’t coming to Georgia, Georgia’s a passing team.

Ask Ealey.

Dawgs Run This State!

November 24th, 2010
8:40 pm

Crowell has a chance to do for UGA what Lattimore has done for S Carolina… I just don’t think he’s up to the challenge if he doesn’t see it yet.

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
8:40 pm

You attract a good recruit by showing a commitment to run the ball. Georgia hasn’t ever done that under Bobo.

And never will.

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
8:42 pm

Ealey averages the same ypc as Lattimore, Georgia just doesn’t believe in the running game.

If Ealey got 40 touches a game, like Lattimore does, he’d be outrushing Lattimore.

It’s a passing style offense.

Dawgs Run This State!

November 24th, 2010
8:44 pm

If Ealey/King would stay in the good graces of the coaches they would run the ball more. When you have a stud QB like Murray if makes it hard though.

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
8:44 pm

LB’s are gonna be awesome, defense is already top 25, only going to get better.

Houston going in the 1st round, leading the SEC in sacks & tfl’s, gonna attract some recruiting attention.

Grantham can coach up LB’s.

nub

November 24th, 2010
8:44 pm

message to real UGA fan … your a couch tater and NEVER had the balls to go to J Ville once in your pathic liberal … … looser ….left wing.. everyone should share .. don’t have grades .. eliminate winners and losers … probably on well fare ….

Kramer

November 24th, 2010
8:45 pm

Marcus (N): A loser with way too much time on his hands; never good in sports or getting the ladies so he spent most of his time surfing the net or reading statistics; a virgin with low self esteem; never excelled at anything in his life so he spends his spare time trashing the Dawgs.

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
8:46 pm

Man, this defense is going to be AWESOME in 2011.

And wiht Christian Lemay arriving on campus in 36 days, Georgia will have a QB to lead this team.

Gonna be a lot better team next years defensive wise, and with Lemay at QB, can’t wait.

nub

November 24th, 2010
8:47 pm

life…. so why don’t you move on to the Stanford board…. WE WANT excellence at UGA …. not a bunch of LOSERS!

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
8:50 pm

Ealey averaged close to 6 ypc last season with a decent QB calling some good run audibles, Lattimore’s at 5 ypc, and Georgia wouldn’t give Ealey the ball.

Ealey has 9 td’s on @120 carries, that’s pretty awesome ratio.

So, even if Crowell came to Georgia, Bobo won’t let you carry the ball more than 20x a game, no matter if you’re 20% more productive than Marcus Lattimore.

nub

November 24th, 2010
9:03 pm

A.J. Green stayed seated, being a junior and all, and his teammates took note.

“They were, like, ‘A.J., why are you not standing up? This is your last game!’”
——- Got it….This program is all about the money …. no concern about Championships … Very LITTLE honor at UGA!

???

November 24th, 2010
9:05 pm

Ealey couldn’t carry Lattimore’s jock. Go back to sleep humpers.

layinlow

November 24th, 2010
9:05 pm

Lemay will be redshirted next year so its just plain stupid to think he will come in and take over for murray. Whether you like Murray or not he is going to be the QB so if you don’t like that fact its going to be a tough couple of years for you pal. Murray has been a really good redshirt freshman QB so I really don’t know what you have against him.

marcus

November 24th, 2010
9:06 pm

Joe Cox a descent QB? thanks for the laugh marcus

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
9:06 pm

Dude, when Georgia gets a real QB in here, gonna be awesome with this defense.

Great video, hope for Gergia in 2011.

Check this video out, Lemay is coming, in 36 days, watch how Leamy got his team up to beat a team that hadn’t lost a home game in 22 years:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G_W0aP0NI0&feature=related

Murray can be Lemay’s back in case Lemay gets hurt.

working for a livin'

November 24th, 2010
9:07 pm

Marcus, get job.

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
9:07 pm

Joe Cox, 8-5, Aaron Murray 5-6, nuff said.

marcus

November 24th, 2010
9:08 pm

Marcus if Lemay is so good why isnt he playing now? Thats right hes not on his high school football team is he.

Murray Fan

November 24th, 2010
9:08 pm

Marcus,

Are you Lemay’s brother or just his cousin? I admire you trying to get him a starting job next year. They will probably redshirt him next year and then they can battle for the position in 2012

working for a livin'

November 24th, 2010
9:08 pm

Marcus, get A job.

marcus

November 24th, 2010
9:09 pm

Never seen A.Murray throw pics to defensive tackles like J. Cox did.

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
9:09 pm

Richt’s self preservation will kick in at some point and he’ll start to realize, he ain’t ever gonna have a great year with Aaron “Choke City” Murray as his QB. 5-6. Soon to be 5-7. 5-7 makes you desperate. And Richt won’t repeat that same epxeriement called “The Murray trainwreck”.

Time for Lemay, let it begin.

marcus

November 24th, 2010
9:11 pm

dont forget I have to clean CMRs shoes tommorow

Fulltime dawgfan

November 24th, 2010
9:16 pm

I cant wait until saturday! First lets beat the hell out of tech, then lets get bowl eligible 2010 is a done deal let lay the ground work for 2011!!!! Go dawgs

rincon dawg

November 24th, 2010
9:16 pm

maybe coach is onto something. Last time we had a player tearing up the scout team it was knowshawn. Defensive line is where the problem is though.

Marcus

November 24th, 2010
9:23 pm

Hope Dexter Morant is still on the team, best DE in the country, besides TJ Stripling, Tyson should move over and get a lot of playing time at DE next season too. Then you got Garrison Smith and Mike Thorton. Geathers might develop, if not, grab a JUCO NT.

Jones & Samuel at LB, Ogletree, gonna be stout up the middle. Just need a solid NT to grow up soon or grab an experienced guy from JUCO.

real uga fan

November 24th, 2010
9:29 pm

HEY NUB, i’m just a georgia fan i don’t trash the program and i have been to j ville 6 times. It is easy to be a fan when your winning which we have done a lot of under richt. real fans are fans when things are not going well. So are you a tech fan or a gator fan? and go get a girl friend!

S.E. Dawg

November 24th, 2010
9:30 pm

Marcus, you need to get you a team to coach since you’re such an expert. Wonder how that would work out. You wouldn’t know real talent if it slapped you in the face.

Sensei John Kreese

November 24th, 2010
9:33 pm

Maybe Ealey would have gotten more carries if could hang on to the ball. Or maybe that was someone else who fumbled near the goal line at South Carolina and Mississippi State. It’s also hard to commit to the run when your defense hemorrhages points. Of all the problems this team has, Murray isn’t one of them.

rincon dawg

November 24th, 2010
9:38 pm

Well said SENSEI
Murray has something that you cant teach and thats called heart. Something this team needs badly. And if he was so bad why did the whole team try to run on the field when they went for murrays knee at AU? They respect him because he is the real deal.

jack bull

November 24th, 2010
9:39 pm

Murray isn’t one of our problems? guess not, if you like your QB to be ranked 11th in the SEC in passing on 3rd down, passing in the red zone and passing in the 4th qtr.. i don’t guess these three catagories matter much…unless you want to win football games…

other than those, he’s pretty good..

marcus-jackbull

November 24th, 2010
9:42 pm

=christian lemay

marcus-jackbull

November 24th, 2010
9:43 pm

bitter "goega fan"

November 24th, 2010
10:17 pm

marcus the punk as– with lemay fever, go back to your high school history class and — try and learn something, stop contaminating this blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 lemay and his father who held his son out of school instead of leting him deal with just punishment is not the side show that georgia needs sounds like the same sh—- that got mike fired at tx tech, no time to deal with pus— and surely the “ole”race card will surely rise when punk lemay does not get to even play on the scout team, he will surely arrive with a attitude of being “GIVEN” the starting job, after not even showing up for his senior year, what a joke for a father. send him to ALLBURN they surely no how to recruit loosers and dont mind paying for the. the sec is not about given any punk a starting QB job away