- Sore muscles continue to grab headlines in Athens. Samuel and Crowell are of special concern as their nagging injuries leave the backfield nearly desolate. The coaches say not to worry, and that may indeed be the case in the end. But it only strengthens the opinion that an underlying issue ($$) still haunts the strength and conditioning of the Georgia football program.
- Looks like Samuel is out the rest of the week while Crowell attempted to participate yesterday but wasn't well enough. Depending on how they feel tomorrow (today the team has the day off) they might both be out of the Dawgs second scrimmage, which is slated for tomorrow. Luckily Malcome returned from his illness yesterday and practiced with the team.
- Ray Drew won't require surgery following his scooter accident on Sunday. The bigger news may be the traction the ongoing saga of athletic scooters gets around UGA. Some fans are calling for a ban. Others recognize the parking nightmare that exists for our athletes. A ban on scooters only exacerbates the problem. Prez Adams...AD McGarity...what say you sir?
- Back to
actual footballsore muscles...Cornelius Washington has returned from his hamstring tweak. While he was gone Chase Vasser grabbed a firm hold on backup OLB. As I said earlier, Vasser is a gritty player and will do well. To add to his versatility he's also working at ILB since Herrera has been out with a shoulder bruise. But we need Jones, Herrera, Washington and Drew on the field as much as possible. So stay safe and stay limber.
- OL Depth improves with some really young players. Chris Burnette had a stomach illness and couldn't go yesterday so Dallas Lee and Kolton Houston took snaps in his spot. Richt also said Austin Long is nearly done with his bout of mono.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Practice Talk: Muscles and Scooters
Classes have started. Camp is closed. But preps continue on.