2005 Fall Camp: Day 6 News and notes

A.J. Bryant

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's sixth day of fall camp.

BRYANT DOUBTFUL FOR BSU: Sophomore wide receiver A.J. Bryant was diagnosed late Wednesday night with a dislocated shoulder, and a visit to an orthopedic specialist on Thursday confirmed it.

Head coach Mark Richt said that based on the report from Director of Sports Medicine Ron Courson, Bryant is doubtful for the opener against Boise State and possible for the visit from South Carolina.

"I'm not going to count him out of the Boise State (game)," said Richt, who noted that Kenneth Harris looked good Thursday in Bryant's spot as the third wideout in a three-receiver set. "But he'd really have to be ahead of schedule to make that one."

Richt said Bryant has a "very realistic" shot of playing against South Carolina, but he'd need to participate in contact skills by no later than Wednesday of that week.

BRONCOS BUSTED: Boise State suspended two players for the Georgia game.

Linebacker Colt Brooks and wideout Drisan James will sit against the Bulldogs for "violating university policy," according to a university release.

Brooks, a 6-foot-1, 218-pound junior linebacker, was ninth on the team last year with 4 tackles. James, a junior wideout, was a preseason second-team all-conference pick by Athlon. He caught 40 passes for 568 yards, both good for second on the team.

BROCK WOBBLY: The good news for Josh Brock is that his shoulder is decent shape.

The bad news is that his head's a little foggy.

The junior guard from Cartersville said he had some dizziness and equilibrium problems the past few days.

"I don't have a center of gravity or anything," he said. "It was real weird. I had never felt anything like that in my life."

He said a team doctor indicated it might be an inner ear problem and prescribed him medication.

Brock practiced Thursday, but is more than ready for his bearings to completely return.

"It was pretty bad today," he said." They said it goes away as quickly as it comes. Hopefully, it won't last long."

PRACTICE UPDATE: Richt said quarterback D.J. Shockley was sharp Thursday, but had his most noteworthy praise for another member of the offense:

"Leonard Pope's been the most dominant player of the camp to this point."

The good news/bad news situation? "We've probably had more interceptions caught by the defense this camp than maybe we've had the last four years put together," Richt said. "A lot of guys (are) taking advantage of opportunities to get interceptions."

The bad news is that somebody's throwing them.

INJURY UPDATE: The first two-a-day practice and session full pads on was a safe one with Richt reporting no casualties.

But a list of players missed some time: offensive lineman Zeb McKinzey (stinger), offensive lineman Michael Turner (shoulder), defensive lineman Darrius Swain (foot), tailback Jason Johnson (leg whip), and linebacker Jamario Smith (cramps).

Hamstring rehabbing continued for wideout Mohamed Massaquoi and defensive lineman Kade Weston.

The Bulldogs are without two players for the year: offensive tackle Bartley Miller (shoulder) and fullback Des Williams (pectoral muscle). Freshman safety Antonio Sims is out 6-8 weeks with a broken leg.

QUOTABLE: "After practice, they've been paying the price for that."

Richt on the disciplinary measures taken toward those who had trouble Thursday on quarterback-center exchanges, offsides, and lining up in the neutral zone.

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