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Dan Lanning worked the practice fields as a defensive coordinator on Tuesday for the first time in Athens.

PHOTOS: Georgia football lifts the curtain on 2019 spring practice

Welcome to football.

The Georgia Bulldogs opened up their spring drills on Tuesday afternoon. This marks the fourth spring practice for Kirby Smart’s program in Athens.

It was a chance to see new defensive coordinator Dan Lanning lead his position group. James Coley was at offensive coordinator.

The Bulldogs also welcomed 14 early enrollees to the Woodruff practice fields on Thursday. DawgNation was there and it had four cameras trained on all of the lenses.

What did we see? Well, there were several 5-stars in action for the first time as Bulldogs. The afternoon session also marked the first time to check out new position coaches Todd Hartley (tight ends) and Charlton Warren (defensive backs) in Athens.

Georgia football: Check out the new recruits

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Nolan Smith was the nation’s No. 1 prospect on the 247Sports Composite ratings for the 2019 cycle. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


Jermaine Johnson was the nation’s No. 1 junior college prospect for the class of 2019. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior carries that weight very well. He will be an OLB in Athens. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


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Nakobe Dean wound up rated as the nation’s No. 2 ILB prospect for the 2019 class. (Connor Riley/DawgNation)


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Tyrique Stevenson was rated as the nation’s No. 3 cornerback prospect for the 2019 class. The 2019 All-America Bowl choice hails from Miami. (Connor Riley/DawgNation)


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New offensive coordinator James Coley works with the quarterbacks on Tuesday. That’s 4-star freshman early enrollee D’Wan Mathis to his left. (Chip Towers/DawgNation)


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Tyrique Stevenson opens up in the open field on Tuesday on Day 1 of spring practice in Athens. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


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Junior college cornerback signee DJ Daniel snares a ball during his first on-field practice as a Georgia Bulldog. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


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Nolan Smith committed to UGA way back in January of 2017. It means something to him to play for his home state. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


4-star safety Lewis Cine wound up as the nation’s No. 3 prospect at his position for the 2019 cycle. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Georgia football: A look at the new coaches

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Charlton Warren worked his first spring practice at UGA on Tuesday. He’s back in his home state. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


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New defensive coordinator Dan Lanning might now have the most talented OLB room he will ever employ in his coaching career. There are several future high NFL draft picks across that depth chart now at UGA. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


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New defensive backs coach Charlton Warren leads a drill on Tuesday in Athens. (Mike Griffith/DawgNation)


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New Georgia tight ends coach Todd Hartley works a drill with senior tight end Charlie Woerner in Athens on Thursday. (Connor Riley/DawgNation)

Georgia football: New looks for the returnees

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Redshirt freshman OLB Azeez Ojulari has switched to the No. 13 jersey for his second season in Athens. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


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Stetson Bennett IV is now in No. 13 on the offensive side of the ball for the Bulldogs. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


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Richard LeCounte III looked very focused during the open practice periods on Tuesday. (Mike Griffith/DawgNation)


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Sophomore safety Otis Reese out of Lee County in South Georgia is now wearing No. 6 for the UGA defense. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


The Georgia DB group gets ready to go through a drill on Tuesday afternoon in Athens. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)


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JR Reed (20) and Lewis Cine (16) go through a drill on Tuesday in Athens. (Mike Griffith/DawgNation)


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Adam Anderson switched up his jersey from No. 56 to No. 19. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
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