Georgia Bulldogs Monday Scrimmage Notes

FastTimesintheSEC.comContributor IMarch 31, 2009

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Joe Cox #14 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrates a late-game touchdown against the Mississippi Rebels at Sanford Stadium on September 29, 2007 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Georgia Bulldogs picked back up with spring practices as a scrimmage was held at Sanford Stadium on Monday. According to Head Coach Mark Richt, neither the offense or the defense separated in performance from the other.

“I thought it was relatively even, kind of back and forth,” Richt said. “We’ve got a long way to go yet, but we also saw a lot of good things. We’ve got to be able to handle adversity a little better on both sides of the ball. Things don’t always go the way you want in football, and you’ve got to be able to recover and play ball.”

Here are some selected stats from the scrimmage.


Joe Cox—9/13, 79 yds, 1 TD
Aaron Murray—4/6, 131 yds, 1 TD


Kalvin Daniels—9 carries, 45 yds, 2 TDs
Caleb King—6 carries, 32 yards
Carlton Thomas—8 carries, 26 yards, 1 TD
Shaun Chapas—3 carries, 7 yards, 2 TDs


A.J. Green—5 catches, 65 yards
Marquise Brown—3 catches 24 yards
Vernon Spellman—catch, 75 yards, 1 TD

Unfortunately, it appears that the injury bug is going to be a continuing problem for the Bulldogs. Offensive lineman Austin Long has had successful back surgery which will make him unavailable in 2009. Long was a highly coveted recruit from the state of Tennessee.