ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football coach Kirby Smart revealed the Bulldogs’ had their share of playmakers in the closed scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium.
“I thought [Elijah] Holyfield had a good run, then Juwan Taylor got a good stick on Holyfield,” Smart said Saturday afternoon. “[D’Andre] Swift had good runs.”
“There was some physicality out there.”
Smart didn’t specify which big runs occurred with the first team offensive line matched up against the second team defense front.
Holyfield’s run, however, appeared to come against the first team defense.
A highlight clip released by the school showed Holyfieldrunning through a tackle attempt of projected starting linebacker Natrez Patrick.
The physicality in the approximately 150-play scrimmage, Smart said, wasn’t limited to the trenches.
“A lot of it was receivers cracking DBs, to me that’s what creates toughness in your team, how many guys are physically tough and not weakened by the 50th blow, and 55th blow, and the 57th blow,” Smart said.
“How many of those snaps are you striking somebody and playing tough and physical. That part they answered the bell on.”
The execution, however, left something to be desired.
“We have to play smarter,” Smart said, “we have to get in better shape, and we have to have less undisciplined penalties.”
Georgia freshman tailback Zamir White is also shown in the highlight package running away from what appears to be the third-team defense.
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