ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia wants to be more explosive ion offense in 2017, so apparently it’s pulling out all the stops in order to try to do that.
During Wednesday’s practice, the Bulldogs worked out of the Wildcat formation. Senior running back Sony Michel and sophomore wide receiver Mecole Hardman took the snaps. At one time, Hardman had both Nick Chubb and Brian Herrien on the field for a play.
In 2015, wide receiver Terry Godwin took snaps in Georgia’s Wildcat package.
In addition to the Wildcat, the Georgia running backs also practiced running jet sweeps.
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney recently said he went “soul searching” during the offseason to help find ways in which to improve the Bulldogs offense from his first season with the program last fall.
Other practice notes:
– Senior offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn was still out from practice. Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Tuesday that Wynn has been out with an “illness.” While he’s been out, the Bulldogs have put senior Dyshon Sims at left tackle and redshirt freshman Ben Cleveland at right tackle.
– Freshman Andrew Thomas got his second straight day of work at first-team left guard. Previously, he was working as the third-team left tackle.
– Sophomore defensive lineman Michail Carter is not taking part in drills. The team practiced in shoulder pads and shorts Wednesday. Carter has been on the field without a helmet since Saturday.
– Freshman wide receiver Jeremiah “J.J.” Holloman was back at practice. Smart said that Holloman had been dealing with a hamstring issue.
– Junior wide receiver Terry Godwin continued to get work at one of the two outside wide receiver spots. While he’s been doing that, Hardman has worked as the first-team slot receiver. Godwin has said that he expects to get receptions at both spots on the field.
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