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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring Scrimmage No. 2 Stats

Here's some stats and notes from the second scrimmage of the spring...

Carlton Thomas -- 16 carries, 93 yards
Kevin Lanier -- 12 carries, 45 yards
Aaron Murray -- 3 carries, 37 yards

*Washaun Ealey had five carries but was dealing with some minor knee soreness.
*Richt said first-team O line played well, but second-team had the QBs running a bit more, hence Murray's stats

Aaron Murray -- 13-19-159 1 TD, 1 INT
Logan Gray -- 7-11-111, 1 TD
Zach Mettenberger -- 10-16-126 2 TDs, 1 INT

*Gray took the first few series with the No. 1 offense, then QBs rotated after that
* Murray's INT was courtesy of Vance Cuff in the back of the end zone on a beautiful play. The drive up til that point had been one of the best of the scrimmage.
* Mett's INT was in a one-minute drill that Richt called "essentially a hail Mary."
* QBs fumbled two snaps, which Richt was not pleased with

AJ Green -- 6 catches, 80 yards
Kris Durham -- 4 catches, 74 yards, 3 TDs
Israel Troupe -- 4 catches, 45 yards, 1 TD

*Richt said Artie Lynch had at least one brilliant catch on a third-and-short that went for a long gain.

Bogotay -- 53 yard field goal
Walsh -- 21 yard field goal

*Richt said both kickers worked before the scrimmage and booted every kick right down the middle.

Demarcus Dobbs -- 6 tackles, 1 sack
Christian Robinson -- 6 tackles, 1 sack
Derrick Lott -- 5 tackles
Akeem Dent -- 5 tackles
Darryl Gamble -- 5 tackles
Brandon Boykin -- 5 tackles, 1 INT
Vance Cuff -- 1 INT

*Richt said defense used fewer blitzes, stunts, etc. today and worked more on base packages. A.J. Green seemed to think there was more than enough blitzing though, but the first-team O line looked "dominant."

*Aaron Murray said the defense definitely looked "more fluid" than they had earlier in the year, but most agreed the offense was the better unit Saturday.

Dontavius Jackson, Marlon Brown and Caleb King all missed the practice.

Richt said lineman Austin Long has been cleared to resume weight training after more than a year of being sidelined following back surgery.

Richt said he anticipates every player -- with the possible exception of incoming freshman Brent Benedict -- to be healthy for fall camp.

Richt says he'll have a depth chart at QB after G-Day is complete.

Richt says Zach Mettenberger will definitely be suspended one game and possibly longer, clarifying earlier statements.

There was just one offensive penalty Saturday -- a receiver flinching before the snap. The defense had three flags, but "it's probably too many but to scrimmage as many downs as we did and only have four penalties was really pretty darn good," Richt said. Two of the D flags were offsides, one was a pass interference. Big change from Thursday in which the players had to do 200 yards of rolls as punishment for what Richt called a ridiculous number of flags.

Richt also adds, regarding the taxi cab incident, "I believe by Monday we'll have all the information needed. ... There's things I'd like to say about it, but I won't. I'll wait 'til Monday."

Other players may have accumulated stats, but this is all we were given by Richt.


Anonymous said...

Where did Wooten go? No receptions?

Moggs said...

What are rolls?

Dr. Merkwurdigliebe said...

This is going to come out of left field, but could Todd Grantham be the next head coach at UGA over the next 3-5 years?

Coach G is one smart Dawg and very articulate. If he can dramatically turn around this defense over the next couple of seasons and the offense doesn't hold up its end of the deal, you may see some Dawg fans openly support a regime change with Grantham as the #1 candidate to take over the reigns.

Not saying it's going to happen, but it's worth scratching one's head over.

Bowser said...

Dr. Whatever,

I think I speak for most Dawg fans (hopefully) when I say that I hope Coach Richt is here to stay until he chooses to retire from coaching. But from what I've seen of Grantham, he would be a great candidate to be our next HC whenever CMR decides to move on. But like I said, I hope it's still a long way down the road.

Anonymous said...

Rolls or "log rolls" are just about what they sound like, rolling down the field while laying down. This punishment was a favorite of my high school coach, and they are definitely no fun to do.

Anonymous said...

Grantham's D hasn't even played one game and they've essentially been lit up in two scrimages. Its lunacy to even ponder a statement at this moment in time.

Cojones said...

Finally, after many bloggers have stated their preference for QB(mostly Murray) we see practice play out toward selecting the best, but it doesn't matter who is the QB. They all appear to throw something different and good into the pot. If Zach is suspended for more than one game we have plenty of reliability left at the position. If Aaron or Logan is injured then the same applies. We are good to go with any of Coach's choices. Let's mentally get behind what Coach will decide now and further back his decision. We are fortunate to have two backup QBs that we can have full confidence in no matter what.

Good question on Wooten. Same for Tavarres King.

The elephant in our football room is whether the taxi report is viable. It's been around too long not being disparaged. We hope, if true, that these are not players we have our hopes behind and that they will be kicked back to where they came from. If not players were involved , the victims should be sanctioned for saying so. Since there is such a long playout of this incident, I fear the worst along with many of you. The idea of a racial incident with any member of this team is so repugnant that many of us will find it hard to accept.

South FL Dawg said...

Just because Grantham says the right things in interviews doesn't mean he's a good coordinator, let alone head coach. The only thing worth scratching one's head over is how totally lacking in perspective that comment is.

If you're thinking about the next head coach you're about 10 years too late. We found the right guy already.

Anonymous said...

Well since there were 30 completions and only 15 receptions. I think it's fair to say Wooten and King both had receptions. Richt probably couldn't remember them off the top of his head or the stat keeper is just really bad with numbers.

Anonymous said...

CMR is the right guy for UGA. Let's not even talk about moving him out. I think he'll win a national championship before Aaron Murray graduates, which will silence the negativists out there (maybe).

Ant123 said...

I think if there were much truth to the Taxie thing Richt would not have said "There's things I'd like to say about it, but I won't. I'll wait 'til Monday." If he knew players were involved to any serious degree I don't think they would have played today.

Anonymous said...

And what about Rambo?

Alan said...

Cojones -

You can't seriously say you think the VICTIMS should be sanctioned if it turns out the perps weren't football players. If the victim was blatantly lying that's one thing, but you're rushing into some dangerous territory with an assertion like that.

This is a mere incident report, and not a case of an overzealous prosecutor as it was with the Duke Lacrosse players.