Scrimmage Three: The Rundown

ATHENS - A rundown of key events from Georgia's third scrimmage leading up to the Clemson game.

1. Georgia was in game rehearsal mode tonight in preparation for Clemson. Quarterback Christian LeMay even stood in as Tajh Boyd, a speedy quarterback with the tools to get rid of the ball under pressure and cause problems for opposing defenses. LeMay was no Boyd, but he did a good job of imitating the Clemson play-caller. Richt said the protection wasn't all there for LeMay tonight, but he used his wheels to give himself an opportunity to make a few plays.

2. In other news, Todd Gurley is still good. He's the number one guy, no worries. He didn't get many, if any carries tonight. He caught a few passes, but Richt wasn't too concerned with getting him snaps out of the backfield.

"I don't think Gurley got a snap," Richt said. "You've seen enough of him. You need to see some other guys."

As far as those other guys go, of course Keith Marshall is still set to be the number two back. Richt even let us in on a little insider news tonight, saying J.J. Green was currently the number three running back in his opinion, and his opinion means a lot around Athens. Brendan Douglas was in a close race with Green, but Douglas has been banged up a little lately. Douglas' knee is nothing to worry about; Green has just been putting on a show and really impressing his fellow teammates and coaches.

3. Georgia's captains for game one have been named. The list goes like this: Aaron Murray and Arthur Lynch are the offensive captains, Garrison Smith will captain the defense and Connor Norman is the special teams' captain. That's all pretty standard stuff. Murray, Lynch and Smith all represented the Dawgs at SEC Media Days, and they'll do the same in the season-opener at Clemson.

4. That's three scrimmages, so what's next for Georgia? Richt said he hopes the coaches go home tonight. What they do when they go home is up to them entirely. Of course the coaches have the technology to watch film at home, but Richt hopes they rest. They'll get after it again tomorrow with a kicking scrimmage.

"Tomorrow we're going to have a situational scrimmage, especially for the kicking game," Richt said. "Tomorrow we're going to have to cover some certain kicks that haven't been covered yet."

5. Young guys are always the talk, and Richt named a few standouts tonight against his best instincts. Two players who stood out to Richt were Johnny O'Neal, and to no surprise Green.

"I saw Johnny O'Neal on Clemson's defense make some good sticks. He really knocked some guys back," Richt said. "I thought J.J. took advantage of an opportunity to get a lot of reps. He ran over a guy and got the team excited. He's pass-protecting well."


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