2008 Fall Camp: Day Eight Practice Report

ATHENS - A day after its first scrimmage of the fall, the Georgia football team returned to the practice fields Tuesday afternoon for a two hour workout in shells.

After watching film from Monday¹s scrimmage, head coach Mark Richt singled out the play of several Bulldogs.

³Jeffrey (Owens) and Geno (Atkins) didn¹t play a lot, but when they did they dominated,² Richt said. ³The offense couldn¹t do much when those two were in there. Justin Houston had bright moments, Jarius Wynn had a strong day, and Rennie (Curran) played well. CJ Byrd had some good hits on wide receivers, and Vance Cuff played very well in goal line.²

Richt also noted that sophomore offensive tackle Trinton Sturdivant, who was injured in Monday¹s scrimmage, will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left knee next week.

³Trinton was bigger, stronger and more experienced than he was a year ago,² Richt said. He had been practicing so hard. I¹m still sick about it. He¹s in good spirits and we are going to support him.²

According to Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson, Sturdivant suffered a multiple ligament injury and will require a 9-12 month rehab. He is expected to fully recover within 12 months.

Sophomore Josh Davis worked with the first unit in Sturdivant¹s absence Tuesday.

³Josh had a very good practice today,² Richt said. His energy level moved up a notch and I like what I saw. He¹s running with the No. 1 unit and he¹s in the lead for that position right now.²

The Bulldogs will hold their third two-a-days practice Wednesday with sessions at 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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