Rosters and format revealed for Georgia’s spring game
The G-Day format will be very similar to last year: The teams will be broken up so that the first-team offense goes against the first-team defense, and the second teamers face each other. Each team will also get some subs.
A running clock except for the last four minutes of each half, as well as after scores, kicking exchanges, injuries, etc.
“It’s meant to create high tempo, entertainment, go fast, get to the line and go, for both offenses,” head coach Kirby Smart said. “I want it to be tight. I’m hoping we can get these two quarterbacks in some two-minute situations.”
And of course, as the team has been hyping on social media the past few weeks, it will truly be Red vs. Black. That’s not just what the names of the teams will be, but the jerseys. (In the past the “Black” team usually wore white jerseys.)
Quarterback Jacob Eason headlines the Black team, which appears to be the first-team offense. It also includes tailbacks Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, tight ends Isaac Nauta and Jeb Blazevich, receivers Michael Chigbu, Terry Godwin, Javon Wims and Riley Ridley, and the first-team line: Isaiah Wynn, Pat Allen, Lamont Gaillard, Solomon Kindley and Dyshon Sims.
Jake Fromm will quarterback the Red team, which is the second-team offense and first-team defense. That first-team defense includes defensive linemen John Atkins and Jonathan Ledbetter, outside linebackers Davin Bellamy and Lorenzo Carter, inside linebackers Reggie Carter and Natrez Patrick, cornerbacks Deandre Baker and Malkom Parrish, and safeties Dominick Sanders and Aaron Davis.
One mild surprise on defense is that the main contenders for the nickel back spot, sophomore Tyrique McGhee and Deangelo Gibbs, are both with the Black team.
The receivers that Fromm will be throwing to on the Red team include fellow freshman J.J. Holloman and sophomores Mecole Hardman and Tyler Simmons. Tailback Elijah Holyfield is also on the Red team, while tailback Brian Herrien is with Michel and Chubb on the Black team.
Here is a full list of how the teams are split up:
Take your pick, #DawgNation.
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