ATHENS – Georgia’s football team will hold its first full scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning in Sanford Stadium. The scrimmage is closed to the public and media.
Asked what he hopes to get out of the scrimmage, quarterback Aaron Murray said: “Six touchdowns for the offense. That’s the goal. Put some points on the board.
“I think last year our first scrimmage didn’t go as well as we wanted it to,” Murray said, “so this year we’re going to try to get a little faster start, which will be nice.”
Safety Jakar Hamilton sounded a similarly enthusiastic note for the defense.
“We always get jacked up about practice or scrimmages,” he said. “We’re just looking forward to playing Boise State this year, so every time we hit the field, that’s what we think about — getting better to go out there and beat Boise State on Sept. 3. Every day is a competition day.”
Friday’s practice was the Bulldogs’ seventh of 14 leading to the G-Day intra-squad game in Sanford Stadium on April 16. About 175 high school coaches, on campus for Georgia’s annual spring coaching clinic, watched Friday’s practice.
10 A.M. SATURDAY UPDATE:
The scrimmage began at mid-morning with a number of players not participating because of injuries. Washaun Ealey, who missed the past two practices because of a strained left hamstring, is in a green jersey, signaling he will not participate in the scrimmage. Among the other players in green jerseys: tight ends Aron White and Bruce Figgins, wide receiver Chris Conley and offensive lineman Austin Long. Most of the injured players were walking the steps of Sanford Stadium as the scrimmage began. Carlton Thomas was wearing a red jersey, but appeared limited in warmups so it’s not clear whether he’ll participate at all in the scrimmage. Richard Samuel was on the training table during warmups. As I mentioned above, the scrimmage is closed to the media — warmups were open — but Mark Richt and several players will be available afterward to discuss the day’s events. Please check back for updates.
– Tim Tucker, AJC
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