Richt and his staff also made some personnel evaluations: The head coach met with the offensive coaches for more than an hour, and the defense for slightly less time.
“We didn’t so much juggle the depth chart as much as get an evaluation of how every single guy is doing,” Richt said. “Whether or not he deserves playing time, whether he deserves to start. We’re not gonna really get too concerned with who’s gonna start until it’s probably the week of the game.”
Sturdivant nearly ready
Trinton Sturdivant, coming off two straight knee surgeries, has progressed enough that if there were game this Saturday he would play, according to Richt. But he would likely not play the entire game.
Sturdivant has been working at left tackle.
Georgia’s line has been hit by the injury bug, with three starters out for much of Saturday’s scrimmage. But tackle Josh Davis (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday, and guard Cordy Glenn (mononucleosis) and center Ben Jones (knee) are still expected back for the opener.
Richt said backups Tanner Strickland (guard) and Chris Burnette (center) have also looked good.
Richt said Logan Gray is now looking like a “polished receiver” after moving over from quarterback. That still comes with a couple caveats: Gray almost certainly will not start opposite A.J. Green in the opener, and is still the most likely backup quarterback should something happen to starter Aaron Murray.
But his work at receiver has been good enough that Richt vowed that Gray will contribute.
“Logan Gray has been really impressive to me,” Richt said. “He’s making very nice plays. He looks like a seasoned receiver. And he’s only been playing it really for a couple months. But I’ve been really impressed with that kid.”
James Wilder Jr., one of the nation’s top recruits, is set today to announce his college plans in his hometown of Tampa.
Georgia is the expected choice, according to web site Fanhouse.com. Richt was not allowed to talk about it per NCAA rules.
Wilder Jr., a running back and linebacker, goes to the same high school that Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray attended.