Posted: 9:46 am Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Practice update: Bulldogs embark on first of ‘two-a-day’ practices 

By Chip Towers

ATHENS – Good morning. I’m back over here at the Butts-Mehre football complex for the first two-a-day session of preseason camp. The Bulldogs’ first practice of the day will be in full pads this morning at 9:30 and the second will be this evening at 7:30 p.m. in “shells.” It’s the first of four two-a-day practices will have this month.

Freshman tailback Nick Chubb runs up the field during drill work as the Bulldogs embarked on two-a-day practices on Wednesday at Woodruff Practice Fields. (UGA photo by Steven Colquitt)

Freshman tailback Nick Chubb runs up the field during drill work as the Bulldogs embarked on two-a-day practices on Wednesday at Woodruff Practice Fields. (UGA photo by Steven Colquitt)

Yesterday’s workout was the first in full pads this year and it was an intense. An Oklahoma drill in the early portion of practice proved somewhat climactic as Georgia went back to its installation work and preparing for Saturday’s all-important first scrimmage of the year.

“They did alright,” coach Mark Richt said. “As many reps as we had in practice there were some you are really excited about and some you shake your head. We have potential, but we don’t quite have consistency yet.”

Today’s practices are numbers six and seven of 29 the Bulldogs will have during the preseason. At this point, they’re still in the process of teaching the offensive and defensive schemes to the players. After Saturday’s scrimmage, they’ll start to cull the depth chart and working on putting in the game plan for Clemson.

“We’re trying to install 90 percent of the offense,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. “We’ve got 12 days to install but the majority of this stuff gets in in six. You basically throw everything at them and kind of see what sticks.  Right now we’re just trying to teach them what to do. We’re two-spotting everything so everybody’s getting reps. We’re evaluating all the film and we’ll sit down closer to the first scrimmage and after and decide who’s going to be where and who we think has a chance to play.”

PRACTICE UPDATE: Just came back inside from the 14-minute viewing period the media was allowed this morning. Some observations …

  • CB Shattle Fenteng remained in a green, non-contact jersey and stood on the sideline.
  • OLB Leonard Floyd is also in green but is participating in drills.
  • WR Chris Conley in green for second day in row but seems to be practicing without any problems.
  • ILB Ramik Wilson is not dressed out for the third consecutive day and his situation grows in curiosity. He’s not in green, which indicates an injury situation. We’re talking to head coach Mark Richt after practice so hopefully we’ll get some clarification.
  • I could not find TE Jordan Davis on the field. Again, hopefully Richt will be able to provide some answers later.
  • TE Jay Rome (foot) continues to work without any obvious limitations in practice.

TUESDAY’S REPORTS:

65 comments
BobEdwards
BobEdwards

Do they actually have 22 players who are eligible?

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

2-a-Days should be against the law, i still get cold chills just thinking about them. Hey Everybody!

greenedefense
greenedefense

I remember 2 a days in high school were hell!

Red-Dog
Red-Dog

First two-a -day and everybody is alive that's good and Granthams gone even better!

SuckaFree
SuckaFree

Man hey should let Quayvon Hicks run some Tailback. When all the backs when down last year. He should have gotten a look. Just ready or foot ball to start.

Railroadtracgang
Railroadtracgang

Stop responding to the jealous anti-Georgia losers on here. Eventually they will slink somewhere else. 

godawg
godawg

Chip, can we get some news about AJ Turman and Quayvon Hicks? I'm not seeing or hearing anything about either one of these guys or the two new RBs for that matter. Thanks!

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

So its the Butts-Mehre football complex????

I always thought it was the Butt-Smear football complex.  Go figure.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@greenedefense  They're a lot different now.  In High School my 1st 2-a-days, I ran to the sidelines between plays and threw-up out of bounds, and ran back in to the huddle.  Got some attention for that.  Nowadays, they'd probably sit me out.

Reaganite
Reaganite

@SuckaFree That what I was wondering last season when we were floundering on offense against Vandy.  I like Brenden Douglas but we had no business making him the center piece of the offense against Vandy.  While watching Douglas carry the load (and fumble twice) I was wondering where is Hicks, along with Lynch, Conley, Hall etc. That was a frustrating game to watch.

Hicks showed some potential with big plays early in 2013 but then he was missing/dropped from the offense by mid-season.  I never did hear any reasons for why he was taken out of the offense.

I can't wait until Dawgs vs Tigers in 3 weeks.  Texas AM and S Carolina is also going to be a good game.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Railroadtracgang  I'm with you Railroad....why do real UGA fans respond to trolls? Sure none of the fans on here went to UGA or any college for that matter. But they did invest the $5 for a UGA hat & tshirt @ WallyWorld. So they do have a say in the matter.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@godawg 


I think Chip wrote the other day that Hicks had been moved to TE and was getting a look there. Guess you missed that.

ChipTowers
ChipTowers moderator

@godawg Turman is out with a foot injury. I interviewed Quayvon this morning and he's doing great in his transition to a tight end/H-back role.

dawginbama
dawginbama

@godawg Turman had surgery on his foot and will not see the field any time soon.  Quayvon is practicing with the TE's.  They are developing the H-Back role for him.  Blazevich will also play H-Back.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@godawg Quayvon?? I think the Dr. prescribed some of that the last time I had surgery.

Nate-the-Great
Nate-the-Great

I always thought you'd stop being a moron. Guess we were both wrong. GO figure.

greenedefense
greenedefense

@Red-Dog Grantham rented during his stay in Athens because he didn't think he would be there long!

TU
TU

@Reaganite @SuckaFree S Carolina's second game with East Carolina will be interesting as well. East Carolina was 10-3 last year, won their bowl game and feature a big senior QB who threw for over 4000 yards last year. This game could look like last years slug fest with UCF.


TampGator1
TampGator1

@Reaganite @SuckaFree 


Probably because he did not know the playbook and was screwing up plays.  That would be my deduction for not being in the line up, although obviously talented. 

reddawg
reddawg

@SlawDawg Little Smokie- do you care if your orange fans went to UT?  Personally I don't care and don't have any say on which team someone likes or dislikes.  You can be a fan of UT just so long as you clean the toilet bowl and mop the floors, doesn't matter to me!

DawginLex
DawginLex

@SlawDawg @Railroadtracgang Shutup slaw dawg

You are not a Dawg fan

Just shutup and slither away

We are all tired of reading your crap

DawginCO
DawginCO

@SlawDawg  And you didn't finish 7th grade.  I and many others here are alumni and you can bet each and every one of us have twice your brain power.  Want proof?  Look at who is hanging out on another team's blogs and taking juvenile potshots at college football program.  That is the equivalent of a giant neon sign with an arrow pointing to each of you saying "brain dead loser".

TampGator1
TampGator1

@godawg 


Sorry, didn't see Chip's reply before replying.  Sorry for the duplication.

godawg
godawg

@ChipTowers @godawg Thanks Chip. I'll be interested to read about Quayvon. Lots of Dawg fans love that bruiser and want to see him with the ball more. Hope he keeps the facemask he used last year and runs over SlawDawg..

godawg
godawg

@dawginbama @godawg Thanks for the info. Sad to hear that about Turman. He was a big recruit when they got him and he got chipped up last pre-season and had to take a shirt. I had heard QH was with the TEs but they didn't mention him when talking about how thin we were at the position this am on the Bulldog Roundtable. they did mention JB though. I had heard something about developing the H-back position and that QH might be a fit there but have heard nothing about it since. Thanks again!

Nate-the-Great
Nate-the-Great

Doctors don't give that for people going through a Transgender surgery do they? I'm not a doctor so I don't know but I thought that they would have given you a pain reliever. Shows what I know

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Gandolph @SlawDawg  What gets old? If you are talking about UGA fans crowing each year about how they are so loaded and will win the East, the SEC, and the NC....then yes, I agree, it gets REALLY old. Thanks for pointing that out.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@TU "  like last years slug fest with UCF "


UCF was four (4) years' ago December 31, 2010 at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, a 6-hour drive and miserable return trip leaving us 6-7 losing record after we lost to them 6 to 10.  It was only the 2nd time we've ever played UCF and our 1st loss ever to them.


Slug Fest ?


Aaron Murray threw 2 Interceptions, Fumbled once, was sacked 3 times, rushed 12 times for 4 yards total 1/3 of a yard average, and threw no TD passes, nor scored any TD rushing - in fact, he directed our offense to 0 touchdowns all day long.  Another one of the MANY stinker games Aaron Murray had.  Right ?


That's your idea of a slug fest ?


Surely, you didn't mean to say that ?


UCF did play South Carolina, but there is nothing in your handle TU to indicate to anyone you're a USCe fan.  Change your handle to TU of South Carolina or something. TU Gamecocks.


Interesting a South Carolina fan runs on to the UGA Sports' Blog and tries to ignore the fact that UGA kept Steve Spurrier at South Carolina from having a winning record against Mark Richt, and since you ended up # 4, we prevented you from playing Auburn and probably beating Auburn to be in the National Championship Game.


You LOST to a 5-Loss Team, should have been a 6-Loss team, Gamecock.


Now, go change your handle. 


# 4 in the nation last season, congratulations on a great year !


Too bad we RUINED it for you.


We beat you and the 5-7 not even in a bowl game, vols, also beat you.  You had a cupcake schedule last season - and BLEW IT !  2 bad losses.


South Carolina still has NEVER won a thing in football, NEVER, not anything.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@ godawfuldog......shouldn't you be paying attention in case there is a breaking Quayvon update from Chip? It must be weighting heavy on your mind.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Nate-the-Great Not sure....when you go to Sweden for the surgery just ask them. I guess when you get back you will be know as Nadine-the-Great, huh?

TampGator1
TampGator1

@SlawDawg


What do you expect them to do?  Moan and grown about how horrible their team is and that they have no chance to win a game this year? At least they are on their own team's blog singing their team's praises.....as they should.  What is hard to understand is why you come on here just to troll Georgia and their fans each and every day....with never anything of value to add.  Just insults and nonsense.  It is old, troll.  

DawginCO
DawginCO

@SlawDawg  I hope you don't commit suicide after the Dawgs destroy the creme sickle orange this year.  I just laugh at the juvenile jabs you trolls take.  Nothing you say can even come close to the losers that you prove yourselves to be each and every day.  Losers at life not just some stupid football game.  You hang out on another team's blogs and take pitiful potshots at that team because you know that you are losers and you are trying desperately to convince someone, anyone, otherwise.

SlowDawg.  

Nate-the-Great
Nate-the-Great

Nice comeback. Go back to the drawing board and try to think of your own slight. I know thinking gets hard for a Tennessee fan. How about that Butch Jones hiring? Good move. Think you guys will hire Kiffin back after Bama hangs 60 on yall this year?

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Nate-the-Great  At least TN has the stones to play Bama each and every year. Unlike the PussDogs who schedule mighty Troy and Charleston Southern to pad the stats.
 Thanks for playing Nadine.

DawginCO
DawginCO

@TampGator1   Might want to read that again.  I wish no one any harm.  Even if they hate me.

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@SlawDawg and we play Auburn every year...run fer the hills...hillbilly...go dogs

Baghead
Baghead

@SlawDawg  Another stupid comment.  That rivalry is almost as old as UGA/Auburn.  We can't dictate what non-east team we put on our schedule every year, at least not any longer.  Even these old school, 100 year old, rivalries are in jeaporday with the new SEC scheduling.  I'm so tired of hearing these morons from other schools complain about other teams' weak schedule (I'm talking to you visor boy).  It's all cyclical.  I didn't hear Spurrier crying last year with his cupcake schedule and he still couldn't win the East.  Why even bring up the Bama game anyway???  That was an easy game for you for 12 of the last 15 years prior to Saban anyway you dufus.

BostonBullDawg
BostonBullDawg

@SlawDawg Hey, that's dumb.  Being in the same conference neither Georgia, Tennessee or Alabama have the ability to schedule whomever they please within the SEC.  Georgia's protected SEC non-division rivalry is Auburn.  That has nothing to do with stones.

WDE
WDE

@SlawDawg  lets see UT has some real nail biters playing Utah ST and Ark St and how about that power house know as Chattanooga ....Slaw your just so damn easy.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@WDE 


Utah State is projected to have a very good football team this year, and they send players to the NFL as well.  And Arkansas State has a good team nearly every year as well.  And Chattanooga is in the FCS Top 25 just released.  Just so you know.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@TampGator1 


TampaGator1, is that you ?


Still whining about all the cupcakes, are you ?


Do you want to try again when I said that Florida beat not 1 single solitary team who even WENT to a bowl game ?