ATHENS — Freshman tailback D’Andre Swift was back at Georgia football practice, and so was the Wildcat formation.
Swift, who missed three practices after sustaining an injury in Saturday’s first scrimmage, was back in uniform on Thursday. The speedy freshman was with his fellow tailbacks, but it wasn’t clear how much he was doing. The nature of his injury was never confirmed.
Meanwhile, Mecole Hardman and Sony Michel were once again taking snaps in the Wildcat – or Wild Dog, whatever one wants to call it. In fact, at one point Hardman and Michel were in the backfield together. This is the third time Georgia has been seen practicing the Wildcat during a media viewing period.
And while there wasn’t any hitting or tackling involved, at least while the media was out there, it was also against a skeleton defense: Inside linebackers Roquan Smith and Natrez Patrick were lined up to defend the Wildcat, along with freshman safety Richard LeCounte, who was lined up as almost a third inside linebacker.
Kirby Smart was coaching up LeCounte very vocally during the drill.
A few other notes and observations:
- No sign of cornerback Malkom Parrish, who is set to miss several weeks, perhaps more, after needing surgery on his foot. It wasn’t clear during the media viewing period how the defensive backfield was lining up minus Parrish.
- The offensive line was status quo, at least as far as this week has gone. Left to right, the first team: Isaiah Wynn, Pat Allen, Lamont Gaillard, Solomon Kindley, Andrew Thomas.
- Terry Godwin was again working with the outside receivers, while Hardman was again first in line with the slot receivers, followed by Ahkil Crumpton.
- It appeared that Brice Ramsey was getting more No. 2 reps during the quarterback throwing drill.