2008 Fall Camp: Day Six News and Notes

ATHENS - David Hale's news and notes from Georgia's fall camp.

NO WORRIES FOR KNOWSHON: Running back Knowshon Moreno was in a green jersey for the second straight day of practice Saturday, but he quickly put any concerns about missed playing time to rest.

"It was just precautionary," Moreno said. "It's just sore. Just trying to keep after it to make sure everything's alright. Just don't want to make anything worse."

Moreno said the soreness stemmed from an old injury he suffered in high school, and avoiding contact early in camp was a just a step to make sure he was ready for the start of the season.

"Running backs, we get hit the most – every time we carry the ball," Moreno said. "So you've really got to watch out for your body."

RUNNING DOWN A DREAM: Beyond Moreno, there aren't many running backs on the depth chart with experience, but that doesn't mean Richt isn't happy with the crew he has.

Freshmen Carlton Thomas, Dontavious Jackson and Richard Samuel have all impressed the head coach during the first week of workouts.

"They're talented runners, they're eager to learn, they'll try to stick their face in there on pass protection, every one of them will," Richt said. "We did a good job recruiting those guys."

Moreno is clearly the go-to guy in Georgia's backfield, but Richt said plenty of playing time was still up for grabs among the freshmen – assuming they can grasp the basics by the time the season kicks off.

"I think they all see it's pretty wide open," Richt said. "There's a lot of playing time to be earned. They all know if they can do well enough of pass protection, they're in the race. If they can't do that, then they're going to be watching someone else do it."

BACK TO WORK: Saturday was Georgia's first two-a-day practice, and while the Bulldogs will have today off except for team meetings, the double sessions will resume Monday. Richt said the team will scrimmage in both the morning and afternoon sessions Monday.

Georgia will hold its final two-a-days on Wednesday and Friday.

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