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ATHENS - Dawg Post takes a look at the top five areas of interest from Georgia's sixth practice.

1. Wednesday was the first day of two-a-day practices for Georgia. The grueling change to the schedule commenced at 9:30 this morning. The temperatures were a bit more comfortable, though.

Rather than the mid-90s conditions of Tuesday’s practice, Georgia took the Woodruff Practice fields to a sunny 82 degrees today. Coaches still had the long sleeves, though. They always do. It’s a good way to block the Sun, I suppose.

Following the five-day acclamation period, the atmosphere is starting to change around practice – more contact, more competition. It looks like the players are having more fun, though.

Junior running back Todd Gurley is, at least. He spent most of the open periods yelling at fullback turned tight end, Quayvon Hicks. Hicks can’t drop a ball without Gurley making wisecracks at him. It’ll only make Hicks better, though.

2. Outside linebacker Leaonard Floyd was still wearing a green, non-contact jersey, but practiced Wednesday morning. The same goes for wide receivers Chris Conley and Justin Scott-Wesley.

Those three look fine. I know a lot of questions have surfaced about Scott-Wesley following Mark Richt’s refusal to put a timetable on his return date, but he’s looked better every day I’ve watched him. Admittedly, the 5-foot-11, 210-pound junior started slow at the beginning of camp, but today Scott-Wesley participated in a lateral movement drill, he stepped over the bags left to right, and his movement looked fine. He caught the pass, too. We’ll keep watching both he and Richt for any updates on his status.

3. Defensive back Shattle Fenteng was in a green jersey again, but didn't wear pads or practice. Inside linebacker Ramik Wilson was still out of practice Wednesday, too. We’ve yet to hear any update as to what is keeping those two defenders out of practice. They’re just simply ‘out’ right now.

4. The tight ends weren’t getting the most compliments from Mike Bobo today. Their routes weren’t crisp and there were just too many dropped passes.

Some are new to the team while some are just simply new to the position (Hicks). Amongst all that, Jay Rome is on the mend with a right foot injury. It’s a battle right now, but not necessarily a struggle. Rome has to get healthy and freshman Jeb Blazevich still has things to learn. The same goes for Hicks. Jordan Davis will need to make strides as well. This position has a few kinks to work out.

5. Jeremy Pruitt told the younger players to pay attention when Damian Swann went through drills earlier this morning. He likes what Swann is doing. The same goes for Corey Moore. Those guys are a few veterans he’s using as examples to show the younger players what they ‘should’ be doing.


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