The Georgia football team was back outside for its Thursday practice in temperatures in the lower 80s.
Returning after missing the last four practices was sophomore defensive lineman Michail Carter.
Still absent as he has been all week was offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn with what coach Kirby Smart has described as an illness. That’s what he said Carter had as well.
Wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman was back on the side running after a day practicing following a hamstring injury.
Some other observations in what was preseason practice No. 10:
—Mecole Hardman showed good hands when receivers were catching passes “on air” from the quarterbacks without any defensive backs around. Both Hardman and junior college transfer Ahkil Crumpton, newcomers to the offense, didn’t drop a pass during a stretch of some four minutes. Actually, nobody in the wideout group did.
That changed when they shifted fields and a defensive back was covering them in one-on-one work, leaving wide receivers coach James Coley livid with the trouble wideouts had coming up with it.
“Snatch that (darnit) Mecole,” Coley said using some other word after freshman Deangelo Gibbs knocked a ball away.
—Dyshon Sims and D’Marcus Hayes again were practicing at left tackle with Wynn missing and freshman Andrew Thomas was at left guard
—One thing it seems is that Georgia’s injured players are no longer wearing any sort of non-contact jerseys. Still, players that return to practice still may be limited including Tyler Simmons who has a wrist injury.
—NFL scouts—today from the Bills—have been on hand at various preseason practices