Day 6 practice report

Day 6 practice report

ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs completed a series of firsts Thursday including a two-a-day workout featuring a morning session in full pads as preseason football camp continued on the Woodruff Practice Fields.

The Bulldogs donned full pads during a two-hour morning workout while the afternoon session was scaled back to jerseys, shoulder pads, helmets and shorts. Georgia coach Mark Richt praised a couple of Bulldogs who have had an outstanding camp to date.

"(Senior quarterback) D.J. Shockley has been extremely sharp and (junior tight end) Leonard Pope has been the most dominating player so far," said Richt.

Richt added he was pleased with how the Bulldogs responded to their first set of two-a-day practices.

"In the morning, I thought it went outstanding, the team had fun and got after it," said Richt. "We've had more interceptions in this camp then in the past, a lot of guys are taking an opportunity to get them. The only negative thing in the morning was some mistakes that were correctable, some basic things like lining up in the neutral zone or bad center/quarterback exchanges. In the afternoon, our number one defense shut out the number two offense and the number one offense went 3-1 versus the number two defense."

The status of sophomore split end A.J. Bryant was updated after he was injured Wednesday and missed practice Thursday. Bryant has a dislocated left shoulder and may miss the season opener against Boise State. Richt said he is not counting out Bryant for the first game, but said it's more realistic that he will return for the South Carolina game. With Bryant sidelined, redshirt freshman Kenneth Harris saw more action in his spot.

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