Georgia Football Tuesday Practice Report: UMass Week

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Georgia Football Tuesday Practice Report: UMass Week

Jeremiah Holloman (9) and Demetris Robertson (16)
Jeremiah Holloman (9) and Demetris Robertson (16)

Georgia remained inside in “The House of Payne” for Tuesday’s practice, and the intensity was high. There wasn’t a lot of yelling or anything, but the team appeared focused.  Here are my observations from Tuesday’s practice.

Offense Report

— The quarterbacks and running backs worked on various pitching and handoff drills.

— Still no Kendall Baker at practice after he left the Auburn game with an injury.

— Cortez Hankton had his group working on getting separation from defenders. Then when the group joined the quarterbacks, they worked on a short catch and having the receiver follow a downfield blocker.

— Kirby Smart worked alongside the receivers during the separation drill before bouncing onto the next position.

— Jim Chaney had his group working through blocking drills as usual. Today’s message was, “Pads down guys! Low man wins.”

— The OL broke into position groups and worked through various formations that each position may see from a defending line. Sam Pittman worked with Lamont Gaillard (who looks 100 percent), Trey Hill, Ben Cleveland, and one other guy but I couldn’t see his number. Fundamentals were still the focus here.

 

Defense Report

— Still no David Marshall or DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle.

— Dan Lanning had the OLB’s working on a drill where they would attempt to read the “quarterback’s” eyes and try to pick off or bat down the pass. Thought this was an interesting drill.

— Tray Scott had his DL hitting tackling dummies against the wall for a drill.

— I saw Otis Reese take some reps alongside J.R. Reed, it seems he’s coming along like Smart wants him to.

 

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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.