"They all played hard,” Friend said. “That’s that's their job. They're supposed to play hard. But they did play hard. Effort was good, and they did play physical. They tried to be physical, and I thought that was pretty good. We've got to get a lot better technique, a lot better assignments."
Left tackle Mark Beard and right tackle Watts Danzler got in for two series that were three-and-outs and later came in for a long series.
“I thought both of them did some good things when they were in there,” Friend said. “I think it helped the two starters, it was a humid night. I think it helped those guys getting a little bit of a blow. And they had practiced good last week. They’re trying to earn more playing time and they’re trying to win a job.”
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Wide receiver Chris Conley has practiced this week in a non-contact jersey for a lingering shoulder subluxation, but he said the shoulder didn’t limit him in the game. “I still could run, I could still catch the ball and block,” he said. “At moments it does bother me, and it’s a process, it’s a day-by-day thing that they in the training room are checking out, but it’s not limiting my practice in any way. They just want to be careful.” Conley had two catches for 14 yards in the game. …Richt on projections of Georgia being in the four-team playoff: “It’s only week one. It’s like a mirage, it’s not real. It’s just something to talk about.”