UGA tight end Charlie Woerner talks about scrimmage and new offense under James Coley

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UGA tight end Charlie Woerner talks about scrimmage and new offense under James Coley

Charlie Woerner (89) and Coach Todd Hartley (left) during the opening day of Fall Camp.

This past Saturday, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart was not happy with the way the scrimmage went, and UGA senior tight end Charlie Woerner said it had a lot to do with the heat.

“I think we let the heat get to us a little bit, it was pretty hot out there,” Woerner said. “But we should be used to it. We’re going to have to pick it up for the next scrimmage on Saturday.” 

Smart said this past Saturday that the vibe was “lethargic” at times, and made note that things will have to get better.

“It’s all mental, you’ve got to beat your mind, and you can’t succumb to the heat,” Woerner said. “You’ve got the helmet on, you’ve got another 15lbs on you that’s hot, and you’ve just got to fight through it and bring the younger guys along with you.” 

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Mental toughness is something that Smart has always coached, and Woerner admitted that everyone will need to be better. This offseason, Georgia has worked as a team on improving both physically and mentally.  

Woerner admitted that Jake Fromm and the passing game weren’t up to par and that the run game struggled as well. 

“We just have to get after this week, and we brought it today, it was a really good practice for the offensive unit, so we’re looking forward to this Saturday.”

Woerner also mentioned how the offense will look under new offensive coordinator James Coley

“After Saturday, you could say just the way he calls plays makes it seem different,” Woerner said. “It’s different in a lot of ways, but its the same in a lot of ways, it’s hard to explain.”

It’ll be interesting to see how Woerner and the offense respond this week after the scrimmage this past Saturday. 

“You’re going to have those scrimmages, that’s what camp is for, that’s what scrimmages are for, to really start meshing as a unit,” Woerner said.

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