2005 Fall Camp: Day 4 News and notes

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's fourth day of fall camp.

Heralded freshman wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi will miss a week's worth of camp after pulling a hamstring muscle. The injury could derail Massaquoi's shot at getting into the rotation this year.

"You hate it," Richt said. "He has really been doing well. It's not the end of the world, but it obviously would be better for him to get those reps."

WILTING: Freshman defensive tackle Kade Weston sat out Tuesday's practice with what he said was a hamstring injury, but defensive line coach Rodney Garner has another theory.

"It was hot; it was humid, and he figured out he had a hamstring (pull)," Garner said. "I haven't had many 300-pounders with a hamstring."

Weston, who is from Red Bank, N.J., has admitted struggling with the Georgia heat.

"It's a different type of heat," he said last week. "You have to adjust, but you can't let that hold you back."

It is holding Weston back, though, Garner said.

"Mentally, he was in Red Bank today," Garner said. "It's a shock to his system. It's a shock mentally, and it's a shock physically."

PRACTICE REPORT: After a cool, rainy day on Monday, the Bulldogs had to fight through a scorching hot, humid day Tuesday.

"The guys fought through it well," Richt said. "It's the best hot day we've had."

Still, several players were struck by cramps during the end of the practice, including linebacker Jamario Smith, cornerback Bryan Evans, running back Tyson Browning and fullback Brannan Southerland.

On offense, Richt praised the play of quarterback D.J. Shockley. On defense, cornerback DeMario Minter had one interception to take a 4-3 lead on fellow starter Tim Jennings in their internal competition this fall.

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