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Dawg Post takes a look at the top five areas of interest after Monday's practice.

(One) Wide receiver Justin Scott-Wesley practiced Monday, but didn’t wear green. The fall camp ankle injury that has the majority of people wondering whether he’ll be ready to go for the South Carolina game or not doesn’t have him in a non-contact jersey, but it did keep him from going full speed during Monday’s practice in full pads.

Last week Mark Richt said Scott-Wesley would play when he was ready for him to play. Could this be the week? It all depends on whether or not the time he missed against Clemson in Georgia’s season-opener satisfies the one-game suspension he was set to serve.

As of Sunday, Richt said Scott-Wesley and Malcolm Mitchell were ‘doubtful.’

While Scott-Wesley practiced on Monday, I did not see Mitchell on the field.

(Two) Left tackle John Theus returned to practice on Monday after avoiding contact in Wednesday’s practice due to an ankle injury. Richt expected the junior to be back on the field by the start of this week, so it doesn’t seem to be too serious.

After the performance the offensive line put on against Clemson, his presence is undoubtedly a present.

(Three) Offensive guard Josh Cardiello was sidelined for Monday’s practice. The redshirt freshman wore a green jersey and no shoulder pads. He mostly paced the sidelines from what we saw. There was no visible reason why.

(Four) Clemson only mattered for the moment. Now Georgia is past the Tigers, and has moved its focus onto South Carolina. Redshirt freshman Aaron Davis has worked his way into the headlines of Georgia’s defense, but has never played at Williams-Brice Stadium.

It can get noisy.

“I feel like whether we can’t hear at all or we can hear perfect, we all should be communicating (and) making sure we’re all on the same page,” Davis said. “That’s the only way you can be successful. We need 11 guys doing their responsibility.”

(Five) The term ‘new look defense’ is starting to grow tired. Jeremy Pruitt’s style of defense is now the Georgia way. Devin Bowman starting at cornerback in Georgia’s 45-21 win over Clemson was a new look, though. It could be something to get used to.

“I wouldn’t say anything has changed,” Bowman said. “I’ve just been working my butt off - day in, day out. I’ve been doing that since I’ve got here. The only thing I can say is I just keep working and working, and it’s paying off.”

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