ATHENS — One of Georgia’s assistants from the Mark Richt era was a notable presence at practice on Tuesday. But it wasn’t Brian VanGorder.
Jon Fabris, a defensive assistant at Georgia from 2001-09, was observing the Bulldogs work out in advance of the Georgia Tech game. Fabris, who worked at Indiana after leaving Georgia, has also been a high school assistant coach.
VanGorder, who sources have said has been advising Georgia’s defensive staff the past couple weeks, was not seen at Tuesday’s practice. Kirby Smart is expected to address VanGorder’s role after Tuesday’s presser.
Meanwhile, injury updates from the media viewing period of practice:
- Inside linebacker Natrez Patrick (shoulder) was not participating in team drills while the media was present. Patrick, who has missed the past two games, was running up and down a hill that is adjacent to the practice field.
- Defensive tackle DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle, who has missed three games with a high ankle sprain, was going through drills.
- Left guard Isaiah Wynn (sprained knee) was participating, and looked good during drills.
- Receiver Michael Chigbu (knee) was running routes with the receivers. Wynn and Chigbu were held out of last Saturday’s game against Louisiana-Lafayette.
- Receiver Jayson Stanley, who has missed the past three games with a foot injury, was on an exercise bike.