ATHENS — After being dominated by the defense in Tuesday’s practice, Georgia’s offense bounced back on Thursday.
“We looked a whole lot better than we did the other day,” quarterback Aaron Murray said. “I feel like guys were a lot more energized.”
He attributed the difference to Georgia’s starting center.
“Ben Jones got on us a little bit the other day after practice, really got us pumped up,” Murray said.
How did Jones do that?
“Just screaming, yelling, pushing, going crazy, being Ben Jones,” Murray said. “Which is a great thing because he’s not only one of the leaders of the offense but of the team. . . . You don’t want to mess up if Ben Jones is watching you.”
Tailback Washaun Ealey missed his second consecutive practice Thursday because of a strained left hamstring. He was lifting weights on the side as the practice began.
Georgia lists Ealey’s status as day-to-day. The Bulldogs practice again Friday and scrimmage Saturday.
Also sidelined Thursday: offensive lineman Austin Long (shoulder) and receiver Chris Conley (undisclosed injury). Neither player’s injury is thought to be serious.
– Tim Tucker, AJC
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