08 23 2004 News and Notes

ATHENS – It was a "rock ‘em sock ‘em" sort of scrimmage Monday night at Sanford Stadium.

Mark Richt reported that the first team units performed pretty well against their second team counterparts. Here are some notes from the scrimmage:


Richt described quarterback play as the head coach reported that there were at least four interceptions on the night. Tim Jennings took a D.J. Shockley pass back 20 yards on the first play of the scrimmage for a touchdown.

"They didn't play light out," said Richt of the quarterbacks.

Joe Tereshinski has the play of the night when he hooked up with sophomore Sean Bailey on a touchdown. They completed the score on the first team defense. --

Richt said the running back picked up the defense's blitzing well and that their running was solid. Danny Ware and Tony Milton worked with the first team offense while Michael Cooper and freshman Thomas Brown worked with the number two team.

"He has shown us signs that he is progressing," said Richt of Brown. The head coach said that it is possible to play a regular season game with two running backs healthy, but that he would "feel better with three" running backs.

Tyson Browning missed the scrimmage with a hyper-extended knee. He will be back in about a week. Richt was pleased with Milton's return, but noted that the running back was "rusty".


NOT YET FORGOTTEN: Des Williams still thinks like a linebacker, at least he did after an interception. "He has not forgotten how to play linebacker because he light someone up on that interception. He really knocked them out of their shoes," said Richt.


OTHER NOTES: Richt said that Ramarcus Brown's play is improving. He also added that Paul Oliver and DeMario Minter's play "has show a lot of improvement."

David Pollack is disruption the number two offense's passing game. Richt said: "He is so difficult to block and throw the ball through."

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