Georgia practiced outdoors for the first time this week with one of its top players working out even while dealing with an injury.
Senior tailback Sony Michel went through drills during the two media viewing periods. He sustained an ankle injury in the fourth quarter Saturday against Notre Dame.
He skipped one rep but went through the rest of the position drills in full pads.
“We expect him to be fine,” coach Kirby Smart said after practice Tuesday. “We’re just limiting his reps. We’re hoping he’s able to go Saturday. We think he’ll be able to.”
—The starting offensive line included Kendall Baker against left guard and Solomon Kindley at right guard. Dyshon Sims and Kindley rotated at right guard against Notre Dame.
-No sign of cornerback Malkom Parrish (foot) or defensive back Rashad Roundtree (undisclosed). As expected, quarterback Jacob Eason (left knee) remains out.
—Smart worked with the defensive backs, lofting passes in the air for them and offering pointers as well on Samford quarterbackDevlin Hodges/
“Their quarterback is extremely accurate, extremely athletic,” Smart said Tuesday. “He’s very similar to the guy from last week because he can run. They do a lot of the same things, he’s just probably more accurate. He throws the RPOs as good as anybody I’ve ever seen.”