2009 Spring: Day 6 Practice Report

ATHENS - Georgia has almost reached the halfway point of spring practice, and Bulldog head coach Mark Richt is encouraged by what he has seen.

After not being thrilled about Tuesday's session, Richt said Thursday's 75-minute workout in jerseys, shorts and shells featured "great hustle and lots of enthusiasm."

"We ran well during practice, we pursued as a unit, I liked the way we looked today," said Richt. (Brandon) Boykin had a couple of picks, and Joe Cox looked good. I'd say the most dominating player to this point has been Geno (Atkins). He's tough to handle. Geno has had his way with just about everybody."

Richt added that the offensive line picked up some tough blitzes on Thursday and said some of the highlights included a nice throw and catch from Joe Cox to Tavarres King and some runs by Caleb King during the inside drills and 11-on-11 sessions.

"They picked up a blitz, Joe moved around in the pocket and Tavarres made a running catch. It was impressive," said Richt.

Georgia worked out in front of more than 200 prep coaches who were in town as part of a two-day clinic. The Bulldogs are scheduled for a full-contact scrimmage Friday.

"We want to see how they put it all together Friday," said Richt. "We're going start finding out who is ready to play, who is ready to start, who is going to lead for Georgia. We'd like to see the offensive and defensive units have that continuity that you're looking for. I see a group of guys who want to do it. I've seen a team so far that's not just coach-driven. They want to do it themselves too, and that's super important."

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