Athens, GA - The sixth-ranked Georgia football team returned to the Woodruff Practice Fields on Monday, logging a two-hour session in full pads.
“It was another fundamentals practice, and I thought we got some what we needed to get down,” Coach Mark Richt said. “(Tuesday) will be mostly on scout team work getting prepared for Buffalo and getting the scouts ready to give us a good look Wednesday for our practice game. Thursday will be a situational scrimmage, so we have a lot of work on Buffalo this week starting tomorrow.”
Richt was asked for an update on Malcolm Mitchell, who spent the spring and preseason camp in the secondary after standing out at receiver last year.
“He’s been working after practice with Coach (Tony) Ball on his wide receiver fundamentals,” Richt said. “Some days, a quarterback will stick around and throw some routes with him. I’m actually going to start talking with Coach Ball on what the plan should be game one. I think he’ll get some offensive snaps, but how many and how much we want to try to practice with him, I don’t know yet.”
Richt said tailbacks Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley and fullback Quayvon Hicks, all of whom are freshmen, are continuing to develop.
“They’ve been diligent guys,” Richt said. “I’ve seen some good signs of maturing. We are capable as a coaching staff to get freshmen ready to play in the first game. Will they be perfect? No. But I’m not afraid to play them.”
Monday's injury report included center David Andrews (illness) and receiver Tavarres King (left leg strain). Andrews was out and King was limited.
Georgia will play host to Buffalo in the season opener Sept. 1 at 12:21 p.m., and the game will be televised live by the SEC Network.