Georgia football scrimmage day observation: Natrez Patrick leading drill work

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Georgia football coach Kirby Smart watches as linebacker Natrez Patrick locks up in drill work at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 11.

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia football was back between the hedges Saturday afternoon for the first full scrimmage of fall drills.

Coach Kirby Smart has said he is looking for leaders to emerge this fall, and it was telling to see linebacker Natrez Patrick leading linebacker drills and Riley Ridley catch the first ball of 11 on 11 action.

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The Bulldogs are three weeks away from their opening game against FCS Austin Peay, an overmatched football program that will travel some 350 miles to Athens from Clarksville, Tenn. for the 3:30 p.m. kickoff

Receiver transfer Demetris Robertson, who was granted an eligibility waiver by the NCAA that will enable him to play this season, continued to work with the third group of outside receivers.

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The Bulldogs leading receiver from a season ago, Terry Godwin, did not appear to be dressed for the portion of practice that was open to the media.

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Godwin has been limited throughout fall drills with what Smart described as a “minor” knee injury.

Sophomore reserve linebacker Nate McBride was dressed for practice but on the sideline on an exercise bike.

Georgia did get cornerback Mark Webb back on the field. Webb was not full-go in Thursday’s workout.

Webb was once a highly regarded receiver, but he moved over to the defensive side of the ball last year.

Georgia is three weeks away from its opening game against FCS Austin Peay.

The Governors will be overmatched in what amounts to a warm-up game for the Bulldogs.

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