08 24 2004 News and Notes

ATHENS – Georgia continued its preparations for the season opening game against Georgia Southern with a short but sweet practice on Tuesday. Heavy wind and rain interrupted the Bulldogs' practice.

The Bulldogs are being forced to concentrate on the option attack that Georgia Southern uses as its primary offensive scheme. The Eagles are one of the best running teams in the Division I-AA, and Georgia is using an old tailback to get the defense ready.

Albert Hollis, still limited by injuries, is running a lot of the scout team offense for Mark Richt's team. It appeared that Bartley Miller was lining up as a guard, but that could have been a newcomer in a 73 practice jersey.

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Today was WSB Radio appreciation day. The station is the flagship station for the Georgia Bulldog radio network. WSB workers were allowed to watch all of Georgia's practice and were then treated to a meal catered on the second floor of the Butts-Mehre building.

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Players in green non-contact jerseys at today's practice include: Mario Raley, Demiko Goodman, Jeremy Thomas, Brannan Southerland, Trey Chandler, and T.J. Gartrell. Daniel Inman has his right hand wrapped; Max Jean-Gilles is still recovering with his ankle: it was wrapped; Ray Gant had his left elbow heavily bandaged. None of the three, however, had green jerseys on.

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Michael Cooper and Danny Ware worked with running backs coach Ken Rucker exclusively for almost two periods. Thomas Brown was working on the scout field. Cooper and Ware worked on protecting the ball as well as catching it. Ware is farther along in terms of catching the ball than Cooper is, but Cooper is adequate.

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Rodney Garner does not care that the fourth string defensive line will likely not see any action this season. He screamed at them for loafing during practice.

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Gordon Ely-Kelso almost hit the running backs during their practice. Rucker's group was seventy yards away from Ely-Kelso.

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Trehern Holden got a lot of work at tight end today.


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