Spring Practice Day 7: Scrimmage Report

ATHENS ­ The University of Georgia football team held its first full scrimmage of the spring Saturday at the Woodruff Practice Fields. Following the session, defensive coordinator Willie Martinez spoke about the quality of play on offense and defense.

³We got a lot of reps in today which is very good for our younger players,² said Martinez. ³Like most of the spring, there was some good and some on both sides of the ball. Both sides were a little bit sluggish to start but that is to be expected. Defense started fast but couldn¹t sustain that tempothroughout. The offense started slow but picked it up in the second half. The bottom line today is we want to see how guys compete.²

Martinez also mentioned a few players in particular who performed well in the scrimmage.

³Matthew Stafford looked good with the first group,² said Martinez. ³He showed great leadership and poise and made some plays in long yardage situations. Caleb King looked really good and so did Dontavius Jackson.

³Defensively, a guy that really showed up throughout the scrimmage was Darryl Gamble,² continued Martinez. ³He had six tackles, two interceptions, one for a touchdown, and a pass breakup. Another one of the younger players we really wanted to see was John Knox. He was the same as a lot of guys, he made some very good plays and then there were some questionable plays. We had a lot of younger guys really show up today.²

Additionally, several high school players and their families and attended the scrimmage as Georgia held Junior Day for potential recruits.

Georgia will play its annual G-Day spring football game on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in Sanford Stadium.

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