WATCH: Here’s what we’ve learned during first week of Georgia football practices

JT Daniels is practicing for Georgia.

The Georgia football team is back practicing and preparing for the 2020 season, as practices officially began on Monday.

The players now have some real reps under their belts and a few tidbits have been dropped about how things will be different for Georgia this year, specifically on the offensive side of the ball.

Many of the early remarks seem to indicate that the offense — under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken — will play faster this season.

“I must say, the offense, the receivers, quarterbacks and running backs, and line, we’ve done a great job up to this point learning the offense,” Georgia wide receiver Kearis Jackson said on a Zoom call with media. “Guys are playing fast, we have everybody in the right position to make plays.”

Offensive linemen such as Jamaree Salyer, Trey Hill and Warren Ericson have all made it a point to also talk about how they want to play faster this season, compared to some of the mauler techniques of the past.

On the defensive side, Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean made it clear about the defense felt about following up the group that had the nation’s No. 1 scoring and rushing defense from a season ago.

“The 2020 defense hasn’t done anything, we haven’t even stepped on the field yet in pads,” Dean said. “That’s all we need to say: We haven’t done anything on the field.”

The DawgNation team of Brandon Adams, Connor Riley, Mike Griffith and Jeff Sentell discuss what all this means for Georgia and how it impacts the 2020 season for Georgia as it readies for the first game on Sept. 26.

Among the other topics discussed by the group:

  • Is UGA helped or hurt by its 2020 schedule? Which games present the biggest challenge?
  • How does Georgia play and look against Arkansas, a team led by former Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman?
  • What does the Gunner Stockton commitment mean for South Carolina and Georgia?
  • The team debates the Cade Mays issue and whether or not he should be granted eligibility for the 2020 season now that he is at Tennessee.
  • How does having students back on campus impact the chances of there being a 2020 season?

Cover 4 Live takes place every Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on the DawgNation Facebook and Youtube pages. You can watch along live as DawgNation experts Brandon Adams, Connor Riley, Jeff Sentell and Mike Griffith discuss the latest news from around the Georgia program.

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