ATHENS — Georgia football junior Walter Grant was back working with the outside linebackers during the media viewing portion of Tuesday’s practice.
Grant, who started eight of the 14 games he played in last season and made 21 tackles, has also been working with the running backs this season.
Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said following last Saturday’s practice that he outside linebackers group had “flashes” this spring.
Meanwhile, Grant drew praise for his play at running back.
“I don’t know that we’ve tackled Walter behind the line of scrimmage one time,” Smart said. “A lot of times it’s not how explosive you are, it’s how efficient you are.”
It’s possible and perhaps even likely Grant will play on offense and defense in the G-Day Game at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
Smart said Grant took “15-20 percent of the snaps” with Georgia’s No. 1 defense in the second scrimmage.
Grant’s use on offense this spring helped beef up at running backs stable running low on bodies with Zamir White still not cleared for contact.
It also cleared up space in what has become a deep and talented outside linebackers group with freshman early enrollee Nolan Smith and junior college transfer Jermaine Johnson competing with the likes of Brenton Cox, Azeez Ojulari, Robert Beal and Adam Anderson.
Smart said last Saturday that Georgia would use Tuesday and Thursday practices to look ahead to future opponents.
“We’ll continue to work on our opponents a period a day, expose our offense and defense to things we don’t do offensively and defensively, things that we don’t see,” Smart said. “Continue to grow our team. Get the young guys a lot of work and try to get ready for the fall.”
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Chip Towers contributed to this report