Rocker said he's looking for his guys to have more "active plays," and better effort, which shows up in assists on the tackle charts.
"If we don't have assists as D-linemen, we're not chasing the ball, we're not doing the things we need to do to be successful."
"You produce, you stay," Rocker said. "You don't produce, next. It's all about playing with the right combination and to get guys to produce with full-speed effort. That's the most important thing. That's what I'm working on up front is effort. Try to eliminate the MA's (missed assignments) and go forward."
Ray Drew was dropped from first team to third team this spring, but was moved back up to second team after making plays Saturday.
"The biggest thing now is just to get them in condition because in the past Georgia just played in the 3-4 defense whereas we're playing multiple defenses," Rocker said. "We're doing a variety of things so we need to be leaner and faster and we're learning different concepts. It's getting them in better shape and getting their mind focused on that we're going 100 miles an hour, you've got a lot of information right now."
DeLoach, Matthews and Taylor were arrested before spring practices for "double-dipping" UGA-issued tuition checks, but their discipline hasn't been announced.
Guard positions still unsettled
More than halfway through spring practice, Georgia's starting offensive guard spots are still up for grabs.
"Nobody's kind of stepped up and said they want to be the guard yet," offensive line coach Will Friend said. "We're not performing the way we need to inside right now."
"He's more comfortable outside and he's actually had two pretty good practices," Friend said.
"New guys, guys who haven't played as much as they had, we're struggling with that and we've got to pick that up and do better," Friend said.
Pyke has still had a good spring as he's moved up and is playing with power, Friend said, but DeBell struggled some in the scrimmage after moving from tackle.
Pyke replaced Brandon Kublanow on the first team last week when Kublanow battled the flu. Now Kublanow is limited in practice with a hyperextended right elbow. Backup tackle Watts Dantzler remains out with a concussion.
The junior is getting treatment at least twice a day after tearing the ACL in his right knee against Tennessee on Oct. 5 and is pushing what he can do at practice.
"I've got to scale him back a little bit and tell him, `Hey, don't do that," McClendon said. "You've got to know when to say when and that's what I'm talking to him about."
Marshall isn't taking part in contact work but goes through some drills.
Georgia still isn't ruling out a possible redshirt season for Marshall.
"The plan is to see how far along he is and then do what's going to be best for him," McClendon said. "That way I think everybody will be able to sleep well at night."
This and that
Georgia's tight end group keeps getting thinner. Jay Rome is expected to be out all spring after foot surgery. Now, redshirt freshman Jordan Davis is sidelined with a sprained knee. That leaves Quayvon Hicks as the only healthy scholarship tight end. He played fullback last season. Friend said that sophomore offensive lineman Aulden Bynum worked some as a tight end Tuesday "so we could function as a group.
It's hard to do 11-on-11 without a tight end."
Outside linebacker Devin Bellamy "has had a really good spring," and is making a push for more playing time at a position that already has Leonard Floyd and Jordan Jenkins, assistant Kevin Sherrer said.