Thursday, November 14, 2013

Conley makes a stride towards the Plains

After the fluke play that sidelined him for a couple games, you just knew Chris Conley was itching to get back out there. And yesterday he did just that.
Conley, wearing a non-contact jersey. was running straight ahead and changing direction and ran a couple of routes early in practice.
Richt then got permission from director of sports medicine Ron Courson if he could join the receivers and backs with offensive coordinator Mike Bobo against the scout team.
“I was telling the quarterback, `He’s going halfspeed or whatever,’ and then Conley kind of ran a little bit faster than half speed and snatched the ball and Bobo was looking around like maybe we ought to let him practice a little bit,” Richt said. “So he ran routes.”
Even if he's only able to contribute a fraction of his regular workload this would be huge for the offense that is getting healthier each week. Conley is Georgia's top receiver with 30 catches for over 400 yards. Rhett McGowan and Rantavious Wooten have stepped in nicely (and both will certainly get plenty of snaps Saturday regardless).

But Conley adds more to the table. Just ask Tennessee.