Georgia held a 90-minute football practice Friday afternoon as the Bulldogs wrapped up their first week of fall semester classes.
The workout was the shortest of the preseason.
"We shortened it up a little bit, and I thought the guys responded well," Bulldogs coach Mark Richt said. "We did some live tackling, as we felt like we needed to tackle a little more out in space. There was a lot of good energy today, and a lot of good things happened.
"There were four interceptions and at least two others that should have been picked, so that's a good sign for the defense when they are putting enough pressure on the quarterback to cause those types of throws."
Senior receiver Tavarres King missed the practice with a lower leg strain, while junior receiver Rantavious Wooten sat out with a hip strain.
When asked after practice who might be the biggest surprise this month, Richt cited sophomore center David Andrews. The 6-foot-2, 295-pounder from the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek played sparingly last season but began camp as the projected starter.
"He has solidified that job," Richt said. "We were trying to find the best combination of five [offensive linemen], and we went into camp hoping he would be the guy. I think it's the best combination for him to be the center, and he came through. I think he has done a good job."
Georgia will begin scout-team work this morning before holding its annual "Fans Picture Day" this afternoon from 3 to 5 in the Reed Plaza area of Sanford Stadium.
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...