ATHENS - After the latest scooter-related accident involving a Georgia football player, there is more worry and hyperbole about the use of scooters by athletes.
But don't look for any changes.
"We'll look at it," Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity said during Monday's practice, which wasn't attended by freshman Ray Drew because he sprained his shoulder in a scooter accident on Sunday,
But then threw up his hands and explained why he didn't anticipate any changes: Campus is so spread out, and athletes have so many places to go: class, team practice, meals, dorms. And parking is difficult at all those places.
"It's just kind of the way campus life is," McGarity said.
McGarity is just glad that by law the athletes have to wear helmets. He recalled that at Florida, where he worked until last year, there is no helmet law.
"So you just see Tim Tebow riding around on a scooter, you see the Pounceys ride around on a scooter, it's scary," McGarity said.
A few other notes while we wait out the end of practice:
- McGarity said he had nothing to report on the SEC expansion situation, and was following the situation through media reports like most everyone else.
"It's all at the presidential level," McGarity said. "Sorry but it is what it is."
A spokesman for Georgia president Michael Adams reported on Monday afternoon that "in light of this weekend’s developments, President Adams has determined to respectfully decline to make comments to media for the time being."
- Isaiah Crowell was back out at practice and in a red jersey. Crowell said Friday his groin injury was nothing to worry about, and while he was limited on Saturday he looked to be close to a full-go on Monday.
- Fellow tailback Ken Malcome was also back in a red jersey, after missing a few days because of not feeling well.
- Richard Samuel (left quad) wasn't out there. His injury isn't regarded as serious, but he has missed two straight days now.
- Defensive end Dexter Morant was also back practicing. The redshirt freshman has been out since last year with shoulder problems.
- Freshman inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera (shoulder) and freshman cornerback Nick Marshall (concussion) were both sitting out.