ATHENS — It’s time to dissect the media viewing period of Georgia football practice, otherwise known as Overreaction Theater. So on we go!
The fact that Monday practice was its first since the second scrimmage, and that ideally it would have its quarterback pecking order by the third scrimmage, set up Monday to be a good indicator of where things stand.
On the other hand, coach Mark Richt said after Saturday’s second scrimmage that he left it less sure of what to do. There’s still a chance that it could be co-starters heading into the opener, a week from Saturday.
So with all that as background we present to you that the pecking order during the media viewing period of practice was the following: Greyson Lambert, then Brice Ramsey, then Faton Bauta, then the walk-ons.
Those two media viewing periods were only passing drills, against no defense. And the order very well could have changed once the practice closed up. But for the drills that the quarterbacks went through while the media was present, each time it was Lambert, Ramsey, Bauta.
The first three weeks of preseason the quarterbacks rotated first, second and third teams, in an effort to give them an equal shot. So it’s also possible that the rotation is just continuing. Richt hasn’t said whether they would keep the rotation this week or not.
Meanwhile, some injury updates:
– Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley was not practicing but he was present. He stood watching the receivers, his knee in a small wrap, and was amble enough to act as a defensive back during one drill. Scott-Wesley, who re-injured his knee a week ago in practice, will not require surgery, per a source, but Richt also said that he wasn’t sure if the senior would return “at all.”
– Inside linebackers Tim Kimbrough (knee) and Reggie Carter (unknown) are both back at practice. Kimbrough missed two weeks and Carter missed about one week.
“They’re just kind of easing their way back into it. I think if we played a game on Saturday they both could play,” defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said. “But we’re kinda just letting them get their feet wet, and slowly get them back in there.”
– Fullback Quayvon Hicks (hamstring) was also back at practice and in a regular jersey. Receiver Isaiah McKenzie (hamstring) continues to practice, as he has for about a week, though Richt said he was limited.
– Defensive lineman Jonathan Ledbetter (unknown injury) continues to be out. He has not been at practice for two weeks.