Georgia Bulldogs Fall Camp: Just Thinking Out Loud

Daniel RigdonContributor IAugust 10, 2009

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 11:  Head coach Mark Richt of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on against the Tennessee Volunteers during the game at Sanford Stadium on October 11, 2008 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

-Two-a-days started today and it was HOT. Hopefully the players stayed hydrated and healthy.

-So far the Dawgs have stayed relatively injury free. The extent being two hyper-extended elbows and an aggrevated hamstring.

-Joe Cox is the No. 1 quarterback. Logan Gray seems to have taken control of the number two spot even with true freshmen Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger nipping at his heels.

-While the running back competition is still wide open Caleb King has apparently put himself ahead of the pack.

-Highly touted freshman Washaun Ealey may not see as much playing time this season as predicted. Not because of his running ability, but because of other dimensions of being a running back in Georgia's offense such as pass protection.

-Simply adding Jeff Owens back to the defensive line will no doubt improve Georgia's defense. Pass rush will be better. Run defense will be better.

-If Georgia can regain a productive pass rush the whole defense will benefit. Linebackers can focus more on defending the run and pass. Defensive backs will be able to make more plays when opposing quarterbacks are hurried and make mistakes.

-Is all the talk around Athens about the players being more focused and working harder just the usual preseason jabber or is it for real. What about the increased leadership from players?

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-I have a good feeling about this year, but then again I have a good feeling about Georgia football every year. Anybody else want to add some thoughts?


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