Georgia got a much cooler practice Tuesday afternoon as Hurricane Michael slowly rolls inland. Practice remained as intense as usual and with the storm moving in the atmosphere was almost eerie. Below Steve and I give our takeaways for Tuesday’s practice.
Savannah’s Offense Report
— The Tight ends continue to show an emphasis on blocking. They worked through one on one blocking where coach Jim Chaney still didn’t seem pleased.
— Chaney snarled at them, “God! You can’t hear a pop or anything from Y’all.”
— Then the group moved to live blocking as the media period ended.
— Sam Pittman had the OL working on man-on-man blocking.
— Georgia’s quarterbacks and running backs worked through quick passes out of the backfield. D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield were the first two backs catching balls. Swift looks a lot healthier than he did a few weeks ago.
— Cortez Hankton had his group work through a footwork drill that ended with a boundary line catch. Turf went flying each time the receiver would pivot in the drill.
–Hankton critiqued Demetris Robertson during the drill and eventually praised him for his efforts and technicality.
Steve’s Defense Report
— Defensive line coach Tray Scott repeatedly told his group, “I want to see footwork and proper hand placement every single time.”
— Devonte Wyatt was noticeably limping on the sideline with a brace on his left knee. With what I saw today I feel like it is a long shot that we see him play Saturday.
— David Marshall was not seen at practice today.
— There was a scout from the Vikings, Colts, and Dolphins today watching practice.
— Justin Young had a brace on his right knee but was working with the defensive line temporarily. Losing Wyatt and potentially Marshall puts the defensive line in an uncomfortable position so it will be interesting to see who travels this Saturday.
— Daquan Hawkins-Muckle wasn’t at practice either.
–You may see Jordan Davis travel for his first time since coming off an impressive performance against Vanderbilt.