Day One Tidbits

ATHENS - Fletcher Page's tidbits from Georgia's first day of spring practice.

Just got back in from viewing the first four periods of practice…

Georgia's first-year defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is a vocal coach. Figured that out in the first minute of practice. He was the first voice I heard as we walked toward the field. He was barking about everything, and you can tell he is establishing his new system. He paid attention to every detail, including how his players broke the huddle.

Washaun Ealey has switched to No. 3, the digit he repped in high school. He says the change is no disrespect to Knowshon's No. 24, but his whole family wore three in high school. And I must add, he and Caleb look good standing together.

Caleb took reps as the No. 1 running back, followed by Ealey. But I think everyone agrees: These two are interchangeable.

Briefly saw the quarterbacks throw. And guys, we all know the drill here. They all looked different. They all had strengths. They all had weaknesses. Saw Richt giving Murray instruction about the proper way to carry out a fake. Heard Richt tell Mett to lead the receiver more. Gray doesn't have the arm strength of the other two, but had all the minor details down pat. Mett's arm is electric. Aaron just looks like an SEC quarterback. So there you go. Right back where we started.

Coach Belin, like Grantham, was back to basics for his first practice here in Athens. He had his linebackers down in defensive stance for long periods of time, stating, "This is where you're going to be, so get used to it."

Receivers look thin. Real thin. I had to look at the roster many times to check and see who was grabbing catches out there.

In green non-contact jerseys: Marlon Brown, Kris Durham, Brandon Wood.

More to come after practice….

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