UGA Scrimmage Notes

ATHENS - A Georgia football support staff member has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest early Saturday morning on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and improper driving.

Courtney Coard, a defensive graduate assistant coach, was booked into the Clarke County Jail at 3:15 a.m. and released at 4:31 a.m. on bonds totaling $2,000 for the misdemeanor charges, according to the online jail log.

Georgia is holding its second preseason scrimmage Saturday morning, but a team spokesman said Richt suspended Coard.

Coard is one of four graduate assistants listed on the staff directory this season.

He previously served as defensive line coach at North Carolina A&T. He also has coached at Grambling and North Carolina Central, where he was a four-year starter at defensive tackle from 2004-07.

This and that

Former Georgia quarterback Jacob Park is not playing this season for Navarro College in Texas after all. “He is not here,” Navarro athletic director Roark Montgomery said via email Saturday. “Not sure where he went.” Park decided to transfer to Georgia in June after Greyson Lambert transferred to the program from Virginia.

Richt said senior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell “made a couple of nice plays in there,” in the scrimmage. Tailback Nick Chubb had 13 carries and “did a nice job.” Sony Michel had “good reps,” and  Keith Marshall and Brendan Douglas “all got quality reps.” A.J. Turman “ran the ball well with the three unit.”

Starting left guard Isaiah Wynn was slated to get some left tackle work Saturday, but Richt didn’t have much to report. “You know what? I didn’t just stare at him the whole time.”  He says he’s watching the scrimmage mostly from a quarterback’s perspective.

Richt offered this: “I do want to say Sanford Stadium looks beautiful. The grass is in tremendous shape. Probably the best I can ever remember seeing it.”


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