ATHENS -- After opening preseason camp with a 103-degree practice on Thursday, the Georgia Bulldogs have enjoyed relatively mild conditions with overcast skies and temperatures barely in the 80s.
That was the case again Saturday as the Dogs got Practice No. 3 underway. UGA didn’t give reporters much time to observe today’s morning workout. Three five-minute periods is all we got. So, sorry, but there’s not a lot I could discern in that span.
What I did see was cornerback Derek Owens in a green jersey, signifying injured or no contact allowed. Fellow DBs Brandon Boykin and Jakar Hamilton were working off to the side. Not sure what their deals are but it’s usually in the first week of camp you start seeing hamstrings pop up everywhere for a lot of the skills guys. We’ll find out exactly what after practice.
Also noticed that wide receivers coach Tony Ball just three days in is hoarse to the point of almost being inaudible already.
All the assistant coaches were extremely intense this morning as they ran the team through some special conditioning drills early this morning. Lots of yelling and screaming at players to get after it and push through. If anybody slipped and fell through these series of running and agility drills that got pulled out and sent over to do up-downs in front of a strength coach. Fast-paced and very intense.
Checking out the running backs and it’s interesting to note the varieties of players Georgia has back there. Sometimes you have FB Bruce Figgins (6-4, 275) and TB Richard Samuel (6-2, 238) back there and others you have Zander Ogletree (5-9, 220) and Carlton Thomas (5-7, 170) or Brandon Harton (5-6, 174). I must admit, though, when the Dogs run a toss sweep with Isaiah Crowell or Samuel following Figgins around one end, it looks pretty impressive. And Crowell has that class tailback look, kind of bowed-legged, always looking balanced with tremendous cutting ability.
That’ll have to do for now. Check back for post-practice notes and quotes in a couple hours.
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