Morning update: Bulldogs go through full-scale scrimmage at Sanford Stadium

ATHENS — Good late-morning to you. I’m over here at the Butts-Mehre football complex waiting for the Bulldogs to get back from Sanford Stadium.

Georgia is holding its first scrimmage of preseason camp over there this morning. Warmups began a little before 10 a.m. and it’ll probably be noon or after before the team buses back.

Of course, as seems to be the case often these days, the scrimmage was closed to the media. We’ll be provided with statistics from the scrimmage afterward but otherwise we’re left to the feedback we get from interviews with coach Mark Richt and selected players and coaches to draw any conclusions about how they looked as a team or as individuals. I’ll share those with you just as quickly as I can this afternoon.

One person we’re hoping to talk to afterward is linebacker Jarvis Jones. Jones, of course, just found out from the NCAA yesterday that he’ll be fully eligible to play this season. He’s been off-limits to us media-types to this point but UGA sports communication chief Claude Felton is checking to see if Coach Richt will let him share his feelings on this obvious good news for him and the Bulldogs.

Jones did address the news indirectly Tuesday on his Facebook stage. It said (edited to remove social network jargon and abbreviations): “The right support, great mentors, friends and fans. I’m so grateful for everyone that’s in my corner. I put my trust in a higher power and not in man. No stressing, just hard work and dedication. Stand up Bulldog Nation, we have business to tend to. — #29″

Stay tuned today for more news, notes and quotes. Feel free to share suggestions for subjects you’d like to see addressed between now and Sept. 3.

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Chris

August 10th, 2011
11:21 am

JYD

August 10th, 2011
11:24 am

Born2Bark

August 10th, 2011
11:24 am

That is the facebook post of a man among boys. GATA

Born2Bark

August 10th, 2011
11:25 am

*among men. sorry

ViningsMike

August 10th, 2011
11:26 am

Dawgs SEC and National Champs!

Dawg_Mike

August 10th, 2011
11:29 am

You mean to tell me that he didnt say ” some things you have no control over”, like Caleb did?
Exactly. No whiners in Athens anymore. Just winners.

DawginLex

August 10th, 2011
11:31 am

Our defense should be very good. JJ being back is HUGE.

Lots of positive stuff compared to 2010.

No looking over our shoulder wondering if AJ is coming
Everyone is in camp getting ready to play.

Coach Richt has no excuses to not win at least 9 games. I’m hoping for more. 2002 and 2005 were a blast in the Dome at SECCG.

T-Dawg

August 10th, 2011
11:32 am

What? Do they clear the bridge?

Dawglasville

August 10th, 2011
11:32 am

How are the second teamers on the o-line doing? How is Malcome running? Two things that come to mind.

Valdostadawg

August 10th, 2011
11:34 am

Great attitude Jarvis!!! Go Dawgs!!

david

August 10th, 2011
11:34 am

hope corwell is the real deal and not a wanna be. well see

mike

August 10th, 2011
11:37 am

JJ seems like a guy that is very grateful to UGA after what happened at USC

Fred

August 10th, 2011
11:39 am

Great attitude and spirit Jarvis. There is truly something special about this Bulldog Football Team this year! I hope we run the table!

Frank Lane

August 10th, 2011
11:40 am

I am always hopeful for the DAWGS, this year more than most. I really think Mark Richt is a good man and helps develop young men. So I hope that he gets the win column turned around so he can stay. I attended my first Florida game in JAX in 1945 when I was 18 months old and have never been anything but a DAWG since. Of course a few short years before, my mother was Miss Pandora so Athens is in my blood.

Tobias Funke

August 10th, 2011
11:40 am

I DON’T WANT STATS FROM A CLOSED OFF PRACTICE. I really wish the coaches would try to stay under the radar. It is to our advantage that other teams underestimate this team.

GATA JARVIS!!!

Boutros di Ocala

August 10th, 2011
11:41 am

Boise State 56, Georgia 10

pirtdawg

August 10th, 2011
11:43 am

I agree with Dawglasville, the only concern I have right now is the 2nd string O-line and how Boo is doing. I have high hopes for both but until we see them play we wont know for sure. I have a great feeling bout this season. GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!

truth hurts

August 10th, 2011
11:45 am

Boutros di Ocala = troll

pirtdawg

August 10th, 2011
11:48 am

@Ocala it must be such a sad life that you have to spend your time on other teams blogs cause your own isn’t worth talking about. However your jealousy does make me laugh, keep it up and we’ll see how many posts you have after Sept. 3.

Spanky

August 10th, 2011
11:48 am

“Stand up Bulldog Nation, we have business to tend to”…I love that!! Way to go, JJ!! Go Dawgs!

Spanky

August 10th, 2011
11:52 am

pirtdawg- you should know by now, that this Ocala twit is none other than some jealous techie, scrrrreaming for attention! Awwwww, punkin! LOL

RxDawg

August 10th, 2011
11:54 am

“Stand up Bulldog Nation, we have business to tend to. ”

Amen

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 10th, 2011
11:56 am

Stats from practice really mean nothing.

gdawginkalamazoo

August 10th, 2011
11:57 am

I can tell you right now that if Boo still has that groin injury lingering don’t expect to see him anytime soon. At least I hope they don’t rush him back. Those things are delicate and take a long time to heal up.

MarineDog

August 10th, 2011
11:58 am

“Stand up Bulldog Nation, we have business to tend to”. The Battle Cry of Warriors!

ZinoDawg

August 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

Yeah the Broncos will whip us – just like last time we played. What was that, Dawgs 45 Broncos 13?

how2fish

August 10th, 2011
12:01 pm

Well first real scrimmage of the year, hope the positive energy keeps flowing and no one get hurt ! Go Dogs !

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 10th, 2011
12:02 pm

Pretty sure the dogs are gonna beat Boise. But it will be close.

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 10th, 2011
12:06 pm

Two of Carolina’s stud freshmen have been going at it in practice – OL Brandon Shell and DE Jadeveon Clowney.

Im Standing

August 10th, 2011
12:07 pm

Im standing up JJ, Will be all year. Lets Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Dawgs Sick em

I_DOG

August 10th, 2011
12:08 pm

Off Topic, but I think UGA’s new policy on not being able to bring anything into the stadium for picture day with the athletes points out how crazy some of the minutae and the rules are with the NCAA.

I don’t blame UGA for implementing this policy, but If I were involved at the NCAA in a decision making capacity… I would know something were wrong with my system if my member school’s are implementing a can’t bring anything into the stadium for picture day policy.

I’d say to myself… “Are schools really that afraid of breaking a rule inadvertantly that they are concerned that a 5 year old girl will give an athlete a 29 cent pencil or a 9 year old boy will give their favorite running back a homeade t-shirt that says “good luck on the season” or something like that?

I mean seriously, what kind of NCAA violation can happen at picture day that gives one program an unfair advantage over another? The NCAA should hang its head in shame over this news.

headley lamar

August 10th, 2011
12:33 pm

Two of Carolina’s stud freshmen have been going at it in practice – OL Brandon Shell and DE Jadeveon Clowney.

Who really cares whats going on at South Carolina?

I know they beat us once every 5 years or so but cmon.

The chickens trophy case has got to be one lonely place

0 Championships = fail

UGA is 46-15-2 all time against the Chickens.

Owned.

AltamahaDawg

August 10th, 2011
12:36 pm

My prediction: some 3rd string Qb against a 4th string defensive backfield will have completed a few passes today and we will never hear the end of it.

St. Simons

August 10th, 2011
12:38 pm

(((((((((( 45-42 ))))))))) hahahahahha

AltamahaDawg

August 10th, 2011
12:39 pm

Naw, they got that “Worst SEC East Champ Ever” plaque on display.

Dean Tate

August 10th, 2011
12:39 pm

Couldn’t have said it better myself: “Stand Up Bulldog Nation. We have business to tend to.”

Let’s blow the Boise State Prancing Ponies out of the Dome.

AltamahaDawg

August 10th, 2011
12:41 pm

I-Dog, I think the concern is not what somebody might give to them, but what box full of stuff they might sign and return.

JDawg1785

August 10th, 2011
12:42 pm

Lovin’ this positive vibe coming out of Athens!

Stu

August 10th, 2011
12:43 pm

Now thats a great post. I like this kid a lot already! Now he just needs to play like a man possessed! Stand up Bulldog Nation, we have business to tend to! Bring it JJ and lead the way for your teammates!

adam

August 10th, 2011
12:43 pm

st. simons that games was 3 years ago,get over
your self, how about 9 out 10 for ya.

ARdawg

August 10th, 2011
12:45 pm

I don’t mind saying reading Jarvis Jones FB page made my blood rush and re-installed my faith in these guys

“Stand up Bulldog Nation, we have business to tend to. — #29″

He’s proud to be a Dawg and will make a DGD

Thanks Jarvis! Sic’em

Dawg stuck in Gulf Shores

August 10th, 2011
12:49 pm

JJ you the MAN…no stress, UGA has business to tend too!!! Oh, hell yeah! Love you dude. (in a manly way, of course)

DawgInaTruck

August 10th, 2011
12:55 pm

Sounds like JJ is ready to GATA!!

Spanky

August 10th, 2011
1:00 pm

Fellas, it’s time to let the BIG DAWG EAT!!…How Bout Them Dags!!!

bucket

August 10th, 2011
1:05 pm

I am with I-DOG. It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in the NCAA that kids can’t bring stuff in to be signed at picture day. My daughter still has a shirt that David Pollack signed for her when she was little. She remembers that til this day because when she asked him to sign her shirt he insisted that she sign his as well! Awesome dude. I guess kids will be cheated out of those memories because adults take advantage of college athletes to try and turn a dollar.

On an unrelated note, I am so thankful that I don’t have to go to other team’s blogs to post stuff that no one cares about!

truedawg

August 10th, 2011
1:06 pm

Chip,
I was wondering with having Jenkins and Gathers, if they might look at some plays swtiching 3 man and 4 man fronts? Having all that size on the line.
Also, have you seen any signs of Murray’s “glove”? Lets hope it was trashed for good.
Thanks for the eyes and ears in Athens, good work.
GO DAWGS!!!

Spanky

August 10th, 2011
1:06 pm

…dawgs…sorry, evidently I acquired a Chicaaaago accent, LOL!

BRONCO MANIA

August 10th, 2011
1:08 pm

Broncos will win this game easily. We will show the Nation why we are BCS CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDERS! Keep hope alive Puppies!

Nothing Could Be Finer

August 10th, 2011
1:12 pm

I know they beat us once every 5 years or so but cmon.
————————————-
A SC win this year makes 3 of the last 5.

clueless caleb

August 10th, 2011
1:13 pm

Whens the first game? Wait i’m going pro.. no, wait. Hell i dont know much of anything