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Video/Transcript: Oscar Delp and Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint Interviews





On where he has seen growth in his game over the past year…

“I have grown the most in the run/blocking aspect part of the game. Working on those fundamentals that I did not focus on as much in high school like my foot work and getting stronger in the weight room to be able to move those bigger guys on the line.”

On the role of being a tight end…





“Coming in from an offense in high school where I am flexed out the whole time and putting your hand in the dirt a little, you are not going against guys that are recruited specifically play outside linebacker and defensive end. That is the biggest thing, getting your hands on those big guys. Realizing how much the fundamentals and the little things that Coach (Todd) Hartley teaches us, how much you need those to be successful in the run game. It really is focusing on every play. You can’t let the fatigue take away your technique and everything. That is the biggest thing I have been working on and what you have to be working on coming into the next level.”

On the tight end room and the level of competition it brings…

“It’s awesome. Every day someone different makes a crazy play, and it pushes you to go make that next one. It is fun. There is a lot of competition in that room. We are having a competition to see who can gain the most weight in the offseason. It is something new every day. Those guys are awesome to compete with. We definitely push each other every day in every practice.”

On the possibility of winning three national championships in a row…

“That is something that we are not even worried about right now. We are worried about UT-Martin. We are worried about the first game and then the next game and the next day. We are not worried about a three-peat – that’s not what we are focused on. We are focused on winning today and attacking the day today. I know everybody wants to talk about the three-peat, but that’s not what we are focused on. We are just focused on ourselves and getting better.”

On what stands about Dominic Lovett since joining the program…

“His ability to come in – he came in during the spring – his ability to get right in the playbook and start learning the plays right away. His athletic ability – he’s super-fast, quick, great hands, great route running, and I feel like he is just going to be an extra tool for us to use this year. He’s a great person and a great player. I feel like he will put in a lot of work for us, and he’ll contribute for us this year.”

On the impact of wide receiver transfers has on the position group…

“In my head, whenever somebody new comes in the wide receiver room – I’ve been here for four years, so one thing about me, I always want to welcome everybody. You made it here to Georgia so you’re family now. Like Rara [Thomas] and Dom [Lovett], they came in and I accepted them with open arms. The whole team accepted them with open arms. They haven’t felt left out or ostracized or anything like that. With me, I just want to bring them in and make them feel a part of the team. They’re part of the family that we have here.”

UGA Will Unveil South Side Improvements At Opener

University of Georgia fans will have the opportunity to see and experience improvements made to Sanford Stadium’s Southside when the 2023 season opens on Sept. 2.

The Bulldogs’ home facility has been undergoing a two-phase $68.5 million improvement.  The completion of phase one will be unveiled when Georgia plays host to UT Martin.  Phase two is on pace to be completed prior to the 2024 season.

Here is a breakdown of the improvements:

  • New location for Gate 1 and Gate 9.  These gates will now be on the Gillis Bridge as a portion of the bridge on the West side will now be inside the stadium and a ticketed area on game days
  • Gate 9 will now have two entry points: 1) one entering on the bridge at the new gate 9 plaza 2) one entering at the top of the 100 level
  • Connection of the South 100 concourse and the West Endzone plaza
  • Addition of Grab & Go concession options at Gate 6 and Gate 9 and additional concessions on the bridge for fans in the West Endzone
  • Upgraded seating alignment and more seats for disabled fans on the 100-level South concourse
  • The concourse from Gate 6 to Gate 9 has more than doubled in width
  • New larger and more spacious restrooms on the Gate 9 plaza, 100-level concourse, and Gate 6 entry plaza, nearly doubling the overall fixture counts in these areas of the stadium
  • Family bathrooms added to the 100-level South concourse near Section 128
  • Addition of a sensory room at Section 128 for fans that may need a quiet space if sights and sounds in the stadium become overwhelming

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