Richt: Gartrell and offense continue to improve

ATHENS – Georgia got ready for its scrimmage Saturday with a practice Thursday afternoon.

"It was nippy out there," said head coach Mark Richt or the cooler weather that Georgia has been forced to deal with this spring.

The Bulldogs' scrimmage on Saturday will mark the midpoint of their year's spring practices and Richt explained that the scrimmage will be light. The colder spring weather has not prevented the offense from heating up a little bit.

"The offense has stepped up and become more competitive with the defense," said Richt of today's practice. Earlier in the spring the defense dominated the offense, which is not abnormal. But lately, Richt said, the offense has looked better.

"T.J. Gartrell is turning into quite a football player," said Richt pointing out one offensive player that has provided some offensive spark.

But the offense is merely playing catch up with the defense. Richt named laundry list of players on the defensive side of the ball when asked about what defensive players have had good springs thus far.

"Pollack, Golston, Jennings, Thompson; the first team defense understands what Coach (VanGorder) wants."

The offense will go up against the defense on Saturday.

News and Notes will follow in an update later tonight.

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