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Sprigs of Spring: First Day of Practice Tidbits

NCAA Football: North Carolina vs Georgia Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia started spring practice yesterday, and a few notes came out about what the team will be working on over the next month worth of time on the field. One of those working is soon to be transfer QB Brice Ramsey, staying sharp and helping with the limited number of passers around at the moment.

One thing they won’t be working on offensively this spring is a new playbook. For the first time in the career of much of the offense, they won’t have a new offensive coordinator with Jim Chaney back around for his second season following the disastrous single Schottenheimer season. That familiarity should not only help with the timing of sophomore QB Jacob Eason and his receivers, but also allow Chaney to expand his play calling and utilize special talents like Sony Michel and Mecole Hardman in dangerous spots with the ball in their hands.

Stability won’t be the name of the game up front offensively, as Sam Pittman experiments to replace three starters on the line. Lamont Gaillard, as expected, slid over to center for day one, with Isaiah Wynn getting the initial look at LT, and veteran Dyshon Sims at LG. The right side had senior Aulden Bynum trying to hold off JUCO D’Marcus Hayes at tackle while redshirt freshmen Solomon Kindley and Ben Cleveland were getting work at guard. Others will get work before even one of the more hyped classes of high school OL UGA has brought in arrive on campus in the summer.

Defensively, mum was the word on Tracy Rocker with plenty of praise for his replacement, Tray Scott, at DL coach as one would expect for the new hire. And staying in the trenches, Trenton Thompson is making progress and still around the team despite having to take the semester off of school to focus on his health.

And Riley Ridley is looking at internal discipline and one game suspension for his transgressions.