Fast Five: Rapid Updates

ATHENS - Dawg Post takes a look at the top five areas of interest for Georgia's third day of camp.

1. Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson did not practice today. Instead, Wilson was seen spending most of his time under the trainer’s shed. There’s not a known reason as to why he didn’t practice today, so that will be something to keep an eye on as the day progresses.

There were no giveaways to what Wilson’s ailment may be either. He wasn’t wearing any sort of leg or knee brace, and he was walking around to watch a few drills just fine.

2. Junior defensive back and Hutchinson Community College transfer Shattle Fenteng was the most recent player to be escorted off the practice field by Ron Courson.

Near the end of the third practice period, a loud ‘trainer’ was echoed from the back right corner of the lower practice fields. That’s where Jeremy Pruitt is normally found working with his defensive backs. I’m not sure yet what issues Fenteng was having. He wasn’t limping, or it wasn’t noticeable at least. But he did leave the field with Courson and walk with him the rest of the way.

Stay tuned for an update on the 6-foot-2, 187-pound defensive back out of Loganville, Ga.

3. Tight end Jay Rome was back at practice and wearing a regular jersey today. As we reported on Sunday, Rome was led off the field by Courson following a pass and catch drill. He looked to be in a good deal of pain with that right foot injury, which is something Mark Richt said his staff would watch for when camp opened. He went to the stationary bike for the remainder of the viewing period on Sunday, but returned the following day.

You can bet John Lilly and the rest of the offensive staff will keep a close eye on the 6-foot-6, 248-pound target.

4. While the passing game looked much better today than it did yesterday, first team quarterback Hutson Mason didn’t throw. He did hand the ball off, though. In terms of passing, Brice Ramsey, Faton Bauta and Jacob Park looked a lot better collectively.

Obviously the majority of the reps went to Ramsey, Bauta and Park to begin practice. It was more of a competition drill for the backups.

‘Wide open’ is generally the term used to describe the battle for Georgia’s backup quarterback spot. There has yet to be a frontrunner named, so it’s still a competition indeed. Days like this give Mike Bobo a few extra chances to see what he’s got to work with, though.

5. That Sun continues to beat down on the Woodruff Practice Fields in Athens. Today, the temperature read 90 degrees on the dot when Georgia took the field for its fourth day of fall practice. It’s not hard to feel these subtle differences in temperature. It didn’t seem to be having too much of an effect on anyone. But, it’s hotter than it was Friday. That’s noteworthy.


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