Georgia ran its version of the Oklahoma drill during Tuesday's practice, during the media viewing period. As you can imagine it can be difficult to get a good, consistent video of it, but the one here should give you a flavor of it.
(Albeit with dubbed-in music, as UGA does not allow audio from practice. My suggestion is to turn it on mute if you don't want slightly annoying elevator music as Todd Gurley jumps a pile.)
Some other highlights of the Oklahoma drill, not caught on videotape:
- Freshman offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn had some good moments.
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- New graduate assistant Kellin Johnson nearly had his knees cut off at one point, but stood firm.
- The media was unaccostomed to being around for this, and it was probably miraculous there were no injuries. At one point Mike Bobo spotted a young media member dangerously close to the action and yelled: "Get her out of there!"
- Mark Fox and Jim Donnan watched from the gate, a few yards away.
Rocker weighs in
Defensive line coach Tracy Rocker is a little bit like defensive coordinator/secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt: Not overly happy with his unit, but he’s not displeased either.
Rocker, unlike Pruitt, inherited a pretty experienced group, though none of them were all-SEC standouts. That's holding true so far in preseason practice.
"We don't have a guy that's just a single-out guy," Rocker said, using another term for a star defensive player. "We're not there. We're a good defense together. When we do that, somebody's gonna come out of the pack."
Ideally Rocker would like to play everyone on the two-deep depth chart, and perhaps one third-teamer. That would be a similar setup as last year, when the line had a rotation of between six-seven players.
It's a fairly deep line, as Ray Drew, the former five-star recruit who had six sacks last year, has been relegated to third team since about midway through spring practice. But Rocker declined to criticize Drew's play.
"Ray's doing good," Rocker said. "Everyone is working. I'm more concerned about us playing together. I'm not worried about where they are now, is he a two. All I know is he's working."
Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt didn't say (assuming he knew) what the specific injuries were to inside linebacker Ramik Wilson and cornerback Shattle Fenteng. But neither appears serious.
Wilson missed a second straight practice on Tuesday, but did not have any visible injury. Pruitt did not appear concerned about the all-SEC linebacker when asked his status.
As for Fenteng, who left Monday's practice with some sort of upper body injury, Pruitt was also unconcerned.
"He'll be fine," Pruitt said.
Fenteng was in a green non-contact jersey at Tuesday's practice, but was not wearing a helmet early on. In any case, he seems likely to return soon.Tight end Jay Rome, still working his way back from foot surgery, remained in a regular jersey at Tuesday's practice.