ATHENS, Ga. -- Nick Williams, in a close competition for a starting safety spot, wasn’t out long after sustaining a stinger early in Thursday’s practice.
He was back later about an hour later, still competing with Jakar Hamilton to be a first-teamer opposite Bacarri Rambo.
All three have been cross-training at both safety spots. But Williams said it wasn’t quite a heated battle.
“We want depth,” Williams said. “We don’t really care who starts. We’re all gonna play. We just wanna be able to take somebody out and put somebody in.”
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Head coach Mark Richt said both Williams and Hamilton appeared to be giving great effort.
“I’ve not seen anything to make me feel like either one of them is not ready to play and perform well,” Richt said.
Guard Cordy Glenn, who contracted mononucleosis a couple of weeks ago, has been doing some indoor conditioning. The projected starter is still on track to return to practice the week of the opener.
Richt said the key with mono is it would have been dangerous for Glenn to get hit in his spleen. The swelling has since been reduced in the spleen, but Glenn was still a bit fatigued, so the coaching staff is bringing him along slowly.
“He’s still gotta get his strength back,” Richt said.
Incoming athletics director Greg McGarity will be paid the remaining amount of his contract if he is terminated without cause, according to a memorandum of understanding he signed with Georgia.
McGarity, who starts Sept. 1, was introduced as the successor to Damon Evans last week. Georgia will also provide McGarity with two cars.
1294B568Junior receiver A.J. Green said he still hasn’t been cleared to talk about the NCAA inquiry. He hoped he would be free to do so next week. … Tight end Orson Charles is getting most of the first-team snaps, according to quarterback Aaron Murray. Charles is competing with Aron White, last year’s starter who is a nominee for the Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end.