FS Jakar Hamilton out for season, TBs out for scrimmage

ATHENS – Georgia has likely lost free safety Jakar Hamilton for the season.

Hamilton

Hamilton

The senior, who started five games last season and played in all 13, was diagnosed Wednesday with a stress fracture in his right ankle. Since it will require two to three months to heal, “my guess is he won’t play this year,” coach Mark Richt said.

Hamilton has been sidelined since the beginning of preseason camp with a hamstring pull. Richt wasn’t sure if Hamilton had suffered a new injury but said it required a bone scan to detect Hamilton’s fracture.

Hamilton will be able to redshirt. He transferred to UGA from Georgia Military College last year.

Meanwhile, junior Shawn Williams appears to have locked down the starting job at free safety. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound graduate of Early County High continues to draw praise daily for his good work in practice. He was second among defenders with seven tackles in Wednesday’s scrimmage.

Junior Sanders Commings and freshman Corey Moore will provide depth.

Richt on TE Orson Charles

Richt said he was fairly confident Orson Charles would not face eligibility issues in the wake of his inclusion in the Yahoo! Sports report on a rogue booster at Miami.

“I wouldn’t say I didn’t get too concerned about it, but I didn’t think about it a lot or dwell on it much,” Richt said after Wednesday’s practice. “I felt like it was something I couldn’t control and until I heard one way or another I was just going to move forward as if everything was going to be OK.”

Charles, a junior tight end and preseason All-SEC selection, was among dozens of athletes listed in a Yahoo! Sports story who allegedly had interactions with convicted felon Nevin Shapiro. Shapiro claims to have provided millions of dollars worth of improper benefits and services to former Miami players and recruits from 2002-2010.

Richt mum about Miami troubles

Richt is a Miami alum and football lettermen, but he was very measured in what he said about his alma mater’s problems.

“I haven’t read the report but I’ve been hearing about it,” he said. “It just sounded pretty dramatic, I guess would be a good word for it.”

Richt said he heard a brief radio report on Miami while driving to the Athens Holiday Inn to speak to the Rotary Club.

“I’m not one to throw stones because I know the bottom line is it’s hard to be perfect,” Richt said. “So, we’re just trying like mad to do things right.”

Crowell, Samuel miss scrimmage

Georgia conducted its second controlled scrimmage of the preseason on Wednesday at Sanford Stadium and it did so without its top two tailbacks.

Isaiah Crowell (pulled groin) and Richard Samuel (strained quad) were unable to participate due to injuries. Former walkon Brandon Harton (12 carries, 51 yards) and redshirt freshman Ken Malcome (5-10) filled in on the first team instead.

Richt said he’s not overly concerned about the running backs missing time at this point.

“I’m not too concerned now,” he said. “If they get to the two weeks prior to the game, I don’t think it will be took problematic.”

Richt said Crowell could return as early as Friday but Samuel will likely be next week.

Scrimmage standouts

Quarterback Aaron Murray was 11-of-16 for 108 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Backup Hutson Mason was 13-of-27 for 125 yards with no TDs or interceptions.

Rantavious Wooten led all receivers with 61 yards on five catches and a touchdown and Israel Troupe added five catches for 50 yards. Malcolm Mitchell had three for 37.

As he did in the first scrimmage, linebacker Alec Ogletree led all tacklers with eight. He also had a sack and a pass breakup. Bacarri Rambo and Jordan Love added six apience and Jarvis Jones had five and a sack. Rambo also had an interception.

Richt said there were no injuries but that center Ben Jones suffered from cramping, likely because he had a one-hour aerobics class earlier in the day.

Picture Day on Saturday

UGA’s annual Fans’ Picture Day is Saturday in the Reed Plaza area of Sanford Stadium. Due to recent NCAA issues raised over the sell and trade of autographed memorabilia, fans will not be able to bring any outside items to be signed. The only thing UGA will permit to be signed is schedule posters. A limit of two per person will be provided.

Gates will open at 1 p.m. Head coach Mark Richt and players will be available at 3 p.m. Special ticket coupons are required for access to Richt and bulldog mascot. Those tickets will be distributed to the first 150 fans at 8 a.m. from the East End ticket windows on East Campus Road. All other teams will be available at 1.

266 comments Add your comment

Prison Mike

August 17th, 2011
9:13 pm

first or second.

They Serve Groul In Prison

August 17th, 2011
9:16 pm

Second or Third

They Serve Groul In Prison

August 17th, 2011
9:17 pm

You would be the Belle of Da Ball…..

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 17th, 2011
9:18 pm

Tough luck on Hamilton, but unfortunately he really had a hard time last year in coverage. The depth I am sure though will be missed.

TX Dawg

August 17th, 2011
9:19 pm

That’s no good

TX Dawg

August 17th, 2011
9:20 pm

Not even the bronze…..geez!

They Serve Gruel In Prison

August 17th, 2011
9:21 pm

it’s so hard in prison they cannot even spell gruel properly…….

Prison Mike

August 17th, 2011
9:25 pm

That’s just the way we talk in the Clink.

Prison Mike

August 17th, 2011
9:26 pm

Gruel omelettes, gruel sandwiches… nothing but gruel. Plus you can eat your own hair.

P-Man

August 17th, 2011
9:28 pm

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m ready for the season to start!

AthensDawg

August 17th, 2011
9:29 pm

This is our year guys. National Championship here we come.

gotta beat boise state in the GEORGIA dome

August 17th, 2011
9:31 pm

Beast from the East

August 17th, 2011
9:33 pm

“I’m not one to throw stones because I know the bottom line is it’s hard to be perfect,” Richt said. “So, we’re just trying like mad to do things right.”

Sad thing is that it only takes one rogue booster and one overzealous assistant coach to bring a whole program down. The more you hear about these things, the more you have to admire the coaches that do things the right way.

RedandBlackDAWG

August 17th, 2011
9:36 pm

Darn, I hate to see these young kids get injured. It has got to be a disapointment to them, and it does hurt team depth. We sure need to get our two RB’s healed and on the practice field, but it sounds like at least Crowell should be according to earlier reports. Hopefully Samuel will be ready to go by next week as well.

GO DAWGS

They Serve Gruel In Prison

August 17th, 2011
9:37 pm

You gotta good life…….you gotta good life.

Go Dawgs

August 17th, 2011
9:41 pm

Did y’all hear about the soft Miami Commitment – some QB named Cochran from Morgan County. Heard he got busted for drinking Miler Lite and buying lotto tix.

достоевский

August 17th, 2011
9:41 pm

Once again, it ain’t the coaches. It’s the players.

JAWJeRDAWG

August 17th, 2011
9:46 pm

Brandon Harton (12 carries, 51 yards) @ 4.25 yds per carry wasn’t too shabby.

And glad to see Ken Malcome running a little bit, too. Hope he’s getting better! We might really need Boo running hard in the Dome against Boise State.

Any nuggets about the OL holding their positions, and if the DL is busting through? And how are these two lines holding up?

Fil us in when you can, Chip! Thanks, and .. Go Dawgs!

JAWJeRDAWG

August 17th, 2011
10:00 pm

@ Beast from the East

Well said and we do appreciate our coaching staff’s efforts to play and do it the right way, inspite of the usual vitreol spewn by UGA haters.

Can’t for life of me understand who others take such pleasure in demeaning good people who try to do right things that makes our UGA program upstanding and outstanding in the eyes of their peers.

All these blogs would be so much fun to read in a bit of civility was brought out in the comments. Just my two cents. .. Go Dawgs!

Bring Back Wally Butts

August 17th, 2011
10:03 pm

Too bad about Hamilton. These kids work too hard to lose a whole season to injury.

Brian

August 17th, 2011
10:04 pm

Go Dawgs! I hope Crowell can come back Friday or sometime this weekend, because he really needs to get some more reps. It’s good for Harton and Malcome to get reps too, but we’ve got to get our top 2 guys back.

Brian

August 17th, 2011
10:05 pm

I’m glad Hamilton gets to redshirt, I feel bad for him, even though he probably wouldn’t get much playing time this year. I’m glad to see that Williams is stepping up his game.

JAWJeRDAWG

August 17th, 2011
10:08 pm

Hastily written, but I wish every one, including Dawg fans could just keep it civil and just talk football without all the bashing. I know some like dawgster, RRTDawg, Altamaha Dawg, DawginLex and many others I’ve inadvertently ommitted, feel the same way.

Can’t we all just talk football and be classy in doing so? .. Go Dawgs!

bardawg

August 17th, 2011
10:10 pm

I’m impressed with someone signing in using cyrillic.Incidentally , I don’t think these boys are as soft as you’re accusing them of being. GATA, GO DAWGS!

Jim Pyle

August 17th, 2011
10:13 pm

Coach Richt said he was not, at this time, going to ban scooters. Maybe not, but he should stress to all players that they have to be responsible for their actions, and the reasons they are on the Bulldog team. Anything that detracts from that mission just won’t cut it. Seems like every year there are some who get hurt in practive or because of some freak accident that breaks up what should have been a good starting team for the year. Got some again this year. Maybe things will jell quickly.

bardawg

August 17th, 2011
10:16 pm

Hey Jawger Dawg , the only bashing that aught to be done is by tried & true UGA fans o all the non-ugas that get on here to trash UGA. Ya’ know that they’re just jealous of the best university in the U.S.A. !

Say it ain't so!

August 17th, 2011
10:16 pm

The more I read about the Bulldogs and college football in general its enough to make your hair fall out or turn gray. CMR must lay in bed at night praying or staring at the ceiling and wondering what next. If its not injuries or misconduct, its revelations of another program going up in flames, ala his alma mater Miami Hurricanes. I know the pay is good but how many of us would really want to put our fate in the hands of a bunch of kids going away from home for the first time and trying to get them to focus and stay straight? Then you get to go to every Rotary Club and Touchdown Club in the state and explain to all the self proclaimed football experts what is about to happen to their team in the next 4 months! Let the games begin!!!!!

JAWJeRDAWG

August 17th, 2011
10:17 pm

I still seeth at the comment made someone the other day about LowCountry Bulldog’s and DawginLex’s daughter. I bet you wouldn’t make that comment to their face!

You are lowlife at best and Chip should formally you from posting. That’s the kind of classless remarks of which I refer. Hope you’ve settled down a little Lowcountry and DIL, thought I know I would be trying to find out who they were and where they lifed. So sad and uncalled for.

Now I feel better for just having said that. .. Go Dawgs!

Mobile Dawg

August 17th, 2011
10:24 pm

JAW, anyone this day and time posting on an uncontrolled blog opens themselves up to criticism. We all agree there should be some sort of registration, however I have perused the internet looking for alternatives and there just aren’t any good ones. I skip most comments unless I see who they’re from, I seldom respond any more.

JAWJeRDAWG

August 17th, 2011
10:28 pm

@ bardawg

Bashing others in defense of our university, coaches, and players is fair game, and I’m all for calling those out who do.

I’m just tired of reading all their senseless drivel. Have at em! .. Go Dawgs!

JAWJeRDAWG

August 17th, 2011
10:38 pm

Mobile Dawg

I agree and usually just scroll past most, too. I’ve posted more tonight than in the past two months combined probably.

Just sick of the senseless demeaning of all things UGA. When a recruit reads this drivel, it can’t but hurt our UGA image, unless they consider the source. And I’m afraid they sometimes don’t.

Enough of my soapbox for now. Sorry about the rants.

Paul in NH (formerly RDU)

August 17th, 2011
10:40 pm

I hate to read about Hamilton – hopefully he will readshirt, recuperate and come back for his senior season.

Paul in NH (formerly RDU)

August 17th, 2011
10:42 pm

Oops – of course I meant that I hope Hamilton redshirts. I think readshirt is what Seinfeld wore in a famous episode.

TampaGator

August 17th, 2011
10:51 pm

Sorry to hear about the back luck for Hamilton……but he was not going to help you beat the Gators, win the East, clobber Bama in the SEC title game, and blow out Oklahoma in the National Title game…..on your way to your 14-0 season…….was he?

Reminder: better focus going 1-0 and beating Boise State….and that is not going to be easy.

And….it is one day closer to reality…..and “toe meets leather.”

Go SEC.

RDU (formerly Paul in NH)

August 17th, 2011
10:54 pm

If he “readshirts”, he will probably pass all his sports management classes.

Deja Vu

August 17th, 2011
10:55 pm

Move Branden Smith to running back just like ‘95. Also, just like ‘95, fire our coach. Then watch the Braves win it all.

TampaGator

August 17th, 2011
10:58 pm

Your QBs sure threw a lot of INTs in that scrimmage……

JAWJeRDAWG

August 17th, 2011
11:09 pm

@ TampaGator

Unless you found different stats from another source, Chip only reported that one INT was thrown by Murray, not alot as you stated.

And yeah, a GATA defense will cause that, and they certainly seemed to have that attitude and their stats at this scrimage!

Just saying. .. Go Dawgs!

dawg from a distance

August 17th, 2011
11:45 pm

I really hate this for Hamilton. Was a real help with depth. Struggled with coverages but should have been more polished this year. I pray he fully recovers and has a GREAT senior year. Go DAWGS!

Halsey

August 17th, 2011
11:45 pm

A “rogue booster”? One that Miami officials allowed to become heavily involved in the program, including being on the field and having some room or something named for him…

HD27

August 18th, 2011
12:04 am

LOL, where is Christian Robinson? And is Rambo ok? I heard he was on the second team.

MT Dog

August 18th, 2011
12:04 am

No big deal–the dawgs are loaded at that position.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

August 18th, 2011
12:15 am

Thanks Jaws, Little better would love to know who said it, but it is what it is. Just immature scum.

Somebody Step Up!

August 18th, 2011
12:25 am

Spin it anyway you want, but the players missing practices is not good. If they are not getting reps there is no way the players are going to be ready. The running back situation is going to force missed blocks on a blitz and cramping during the game. If these guys are not ready by friday then our chances are going down with the injuries.

RED DOG 77

August 18th, 2011
12:26 am

God speed on your recovery Jakar, I hope you use this time to do some meaningful work on your degree. It will also put you in an important position of leadership for the 2012 team. ,Me? I know what it’s like Jakar, had waited my whole life to trot out onto the hallowed sod of Sanford Stadium, only to recieve an injury that ended all hopes of me wearing the “Silver britches, Red jersey, and that beautiful helmet with the big ‘ol G on it”…………But I got a great education, and have no regrets today…………..You can do it Jakar…………GATA………in everything you do………RED

Stinger2

August 18th, 2011
4:33 am

Sorry that any player gets hurt regardless of what team he plays for. I follow the UGA blogs to keep up with whats happening and I never post any bad or demeaning comments about CMR or the team. Ocasionally I admit to taking a shot at some of the whiners. That said, I am surprised that no UGA fan has had any comment about the school being ranked No. 6 in the nation in merchandise sales. It edged GT out which was ranked No.46.

Tech Guy

August 18th, 2011
5:48 am

Not surprised that UGA beat Tech in merchandise sales. After all UGA gear is in every Wal-mart, Dollar Store, and convenience store in the state, just like condoms, cigarettes and beer, the other primary requirements of dawg fans.

Nub

August 18th, 2011
6:11 am

Tech Nerd, you know alot about the merchandise in said retailers…… How is that diploma working out for you from the North Av Trade school….. Hahahaha… I know you are bitter because you are still living at home with your mommy ….. suggest you stay on the lil boy tech blogs ….. And leave the UGA blog site to the men…….. Just saying….. Woof!

James

August 18th, 2011
6:37 am

That’s funny Tech Guy, since normally in the bin besides the UGA stuff is the Tech stuff. Even in Walmarts, dollar stores and convenience stores, just like condoms, cigarettes and beer.

RedandBlackDAWG

August 18th, 2011
6:44 am

Tech Guy,

Better to wear a condem than breed a possible nerd now, wouldn’t you agree?