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Georgia Football: Missouri Week Tuesday Practice Report

Georgia vs. Missouri Week- Tuesday Practice - September 18, 2018
Georgia vs. Missouri Week- Tuesday Practice – September 18, 2018

Georgia continues to practice for Missouri on Tuesday afternoon in the sweltering heat. Today’s practice was much more intense than yesterday’s, and it was raining F-bombs. Every coach pushed the players and demanded more out of them. Even the water girls caught the rath of the coaches. Steve and I break down each side of the ball and give our takeaways from Tuesday’s practice. 

Savannah’s Offense Report

— Chaney had the tight ends work on blocks again. He told the group, “You’re going to pass rush the s*** out of them!!!” He had a few more choice words after that for the group. Chaney did compliment Isaac Nauta on his blocking skills and he was one of the only ones to receive any such praise.

Jim Chaney
Jim Chaney

— Tight ends, Mitchell Werntz and Wix Patton wore No. 11 jerseys today. This switch is likely to show Georgia’s defense what Missouri tight end Kendall Blanton, who wears No. 11  may do.
— Sam Pittman had his offensive line work through multiple situational blocking drills. He was one mad coach. Pittman yelled at what appeared to be the second string OL and said, “I’m tired of f******* with this group. It’s a g** d*** cluster!” After that, he pulled one of those guys that were out there and chewed him out for his performance. Tough love is in the air.
— The drill put what Missouri will likely line up in on defense. Georgia’s offense ran basic plays so the OL could see what to do against various defensive formations.

Offensive line drills
Offensive line drills

— One good note from the OL is that Andrew Thomas was back out there running and practicing. They limited him, but he ran and did some of the drill work.
— Two of the quarterbacks wore No. 3, which likely symbolizes Drew Lock during scout team looks.
— Georgia’s wide receivers ran through blocking, routes and pivot drills before joining the quarterbacks. Riley Ridley caught a long pass and ran right into the end zone and threw his hands out and looked up at the sky. It seemed like he wanted some attention.
— Right before we left, I noticed D’Andre Walker take the last rep on a drill and murder the sled. He knocked it back a good foot and turned around and jogged to the next drill.
— Finally, I noticed a Kansas City Chiefs scout looking at both the defense and the offense.
 

Steve’s Defense Report

Quavo (L) attends UGA practice on Tuesday
Quavo (L) attends UGA practice on Tuesday

— As we walked out the Migos were playing, and Quavo in the flesh was in attendance today.
— Kirby was all over Tyson Campbell today. He corrected him for messing up on a defensive assignment saying,” I ain’t got time for this f*****g! s**t! Were working on cut!”
— The emphasis today was primarily on the secondary. Kirby was hands-on with the defensive backs and safeties making sure they stay focused. Drew Locke is probably the best QB that Georgia will see in the regular season.

Georgia vs. Missouri Week- Tuesday Practice - September 18, 2018
Georgia vs. Missouri Week- Tuesday Practice – September 18, 2018

— There aren’t any injuries that I am aware of right now. Not trying to jinx Georgia, but the Bulldogs are healthy on the defensive side of the ball at this point in the young season.
— Its also only a matter of time before freshman Divaad Wilson gets some playing time as he appears to be healthy. He has been full-go since last week, and this would add nice depth to the UGA secondary.

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Savannah Leigh is a recent graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She is an avid SEC, Dawgs, and college football fan. She also adores her three-year-old black lab, Champ Bailey.