Bulldogs scrimmage in Sanford Stadium
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia football team scrimmaged for two hours on Saturday afternoon in Sanford Stadium under cloudless skies and with temperatures in the mid 60s.
This marked the team’s first scrimmage of the spring. During the Bulldogs’ ninth session of the spring, the team suited up in full pads as the offense battled the defense in a variety of different situations and the special teams got some work.
“We are a long way away from where we need to be but it was good to see the guys have their first opportunity to tackle and really get after it,” said Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart. “We asked for three things today, efficiency, toughness and competitiveness. I thought the guys put out a good effort overall.”
Smart mentioned the first team offense squared off against the second team defense and vice versa during the scrimmage. He also said the first team offense and defense had the opportunity to line up against each other during the third down, “red area” and two-minute situational drills.
Defensively, Smart singled out two Bulldogs following the scrimmage.
“Natrez Patrick and Reggie Carter did well today, and I was excited to see them out there,” Smart said. “We always tell the guys you can run hard to the ball and that’s the one thing that doesn’t take any talent. And those guys were running hard.”
On offense, Smart said quarterbacks Brice Ramsey and Greyson Lambert shared snaps with the first team while early enrollee Jacob Eason took snaps with the second and third team offenses.
“We are working with Brice to manage the huddle better and I think he is working on it,” Smart said. “Greyson did a good job executing, but has to be more mobile. As Jacob progressed, I thought he calmed down. We have got to improve our quarterback situation and I thought we made progress today.”
The Bulldogs’ 15 practices will culminate with the annual G-Day intrasquad game on Saturday, April 16 at 4 p.m.