Georgia Football Spring Practice Report Day 4, March 19th
• This is the ‘Dawgs first practice since they were dismissed for spring break on March 7th. Already some good news in terms of running back Keith Marshall making his way back for drills, since injuring his hamstring running track for Georgia.
• Mark Richt did say the very first day of workouts that Marshall shouldn’t be out past spring break and he was right. So with both Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall back the field, the focus is completely moving towards the G-Day Game with both backs likely ready to go.
• It was also a chance for us to see Aaron Murray since he went down to Oklahoma to work with quarterback guru George Whitfield over the break. As you might recall, Murray said his plan was to work with the expert, as well as Ohio State QB Braxton Miller, former Oklahoma QB Landry Jones, and current Clemson QB Tajh Boyd. Murray will speak with the media on Thursday and we’ll have to see how everything went with Whitfield and crew.
• All of the injured guys that had been out of practice since the beginning of work are continuing to work on a side field. Like offensive lineman John Theus (Foot injury) safety Jesse Jones (ACL), and wide receiver Michael Bennett (ACL).
• Related to Spring Practice… Yet not related. Georgia will have 18 players working out for scouts on Thursday at their annual pro day. Of those players the list includes: LB Jarvis Jones, LB Alec Ogletree, safeties Shawn Williams/Bacarri Rambo, WR Tavarres King, and Mark Richt’s son John. They will go through different workouts that includes bench press, 40-yard dash, and vertical jump. Plus, each player will go through position drills.
• New defensive line coach Chris Wilson after Tuesday’s practice pointed out a few players that have caught his eye in terms of stepping forward to gain significant playing time. Those guys are senior nose tackle Mike Thornton, Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Chris Mayes, Redshirt sophomore defensive end Sterling Bailey.
• Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham says that eight players are getting quality looks on the defensive line. He says the midyear guys (JC transfers and early enrollees) have really helped speed up the development of this defense.