2010 Spring Practice Tidbits

Hottest day of spring practice thus far, as Georgia got to work Thursday. One player in particular was not participating...find out who and more in Fletcher Page's Tidbits.

Back from practice, here's the word:

Big name in a green, non-contact jersey, as Caleb King was not participating in practice. We'll find out what's wrong, and the extent, as soon as Richt comes in.

Also in green: Chase Vasser, Mike Gilliard, Dontavious Jackson, Marlon Brown.

Brown was the only one mentioned going through drills. The others were stuck doing spring on the sideline, which is never fun.

Why is it that I'm drawn to the defensive end of the practice field every day? I'll go with Belin and Lakatos.

For those of you keeping tabs on Richard Samuel, I caught an interesting quote from Belin about him as he ran through a drill. "Stop with the herky-jerky number 22. Be smooth." Samuel, in his first spring at linebacker, still looks raw, but Belin is all over him to iron him out.

Finally got to here some boom from Rodney Garner, as he got on Derrick Lott in a drill. "I want to see some power," Garner bellowed out. Tyson looks to be the man on this defensive line, but that's just my opinion.

I respect the way receiver's coach Tony Ball approaches practice. He has some great talent in his group, but he stays meticulous. I get the impression that practices with him are never fun, but they're the type that make you better. Immensely better. I watched him coach his players up on how to beat corners jamming at the line. "To learn to beat the press coverage, I have to step my foot into the ground…to get my shoulder and chest off the guy." After a few reps that weren't up to snuff, Ball told his guys to backs away, and to relax. After a quick breather, they went right back to work. "Eyes upfield," he said, and "Force him to flip his hips." I enjoy those kind of moments.

Washaun Ealey's little brother was at practice. He looks just like Washaun.

Bacarri Rambo's ankle looked alright, as he was full speed blast.

Brandon Wood's Achilles tendon, which has been bothering him, is not holding him back…

More to come…

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