ATHENS — Georgia secondary coach Charlton Warren was tagged “Mr. Intensity” for his efforts while playing football at the Air Force Academy, and the nickname still applies.
Warren has brought the kind of discipline and energy to the secondary that Kirby Smart was looking for when he hired him away from Florida, and that was on display at Monday’s practice.
“You’re not making that man any better!” Warren told one of his defensive backs during warmups, reinforcing the priority Smart places on scout team looks and drill work intensity.
Warren and UGA put out a tweet with Warren discussing his background and philosophies.
“Growing up the way I did as part of a big family, you worry about always taking care of each other,” Warren said.
“My background is a little different being in the military, and all of those same life lessons I learned in the military: toughness, and disciple, and accountably, and leadership, putting the group before yourself, 100 percent transcend to football.”
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) August 12, 2019
Georgia football practice notes
Tyson Campbell: Campbell was back at practice on Tuesday after suffering an injury in Saturday’s scrimmage action. Smart didn’t disclose Campbell’s injury, but it didn’t appear the projected starting cornerback had any extra braces or limitations.
Reserves sidelined: Neither linebacker Nate McBride nor tight end Rylan Goede were seen dressed out. Smart did not disclose he nature of the injuries. McBride and Goede also missed Saturday’s scrimmage
David Marshall: Georgia defensive lineman David Marshall, coming off Lisfranc (foot) surgery, was helped off the field during warmups. Marshall, who Smart said is playing limited snaps at this point of camp, was not limping.
NFL scouts wowed: More than a handful of NFL scouts were in attendance at Georgia practice on Monday, and more than one was overhead talking about the “Great Wall.” Indeed, many of the UGA underclassmen on the Bulldogs O-Line are expected to declare themselves eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft after this season.
Jake Fromm responds: One of Smart’s messages following Saturday’s scrimmage was that there was an expectation players would respond appropriately. Quarterback Jake Fromm certainly looked the part in the limited portion of drills he was observed.
— Georgia Football (@GeorgiaFootball) August 12, 2019
Heat advisory: The temperature was 92 degrees at the start of Georgia football practice with a heat index of 101. According to Atlanta WSB-2 TV, Athens was among the Georgia cities under a heat advisory.