ATHENS -- Terry Godwin survived his first scare as a college athlete.
Sidelined briefly with a shoulder injury, with reporters spotting him at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall in a sling early last week, the true freshman receiver has since returned to the field with a clean bill of health.
Godwin was present for Monday's practice, ready for contact in full pads and a red jersey.
Last week, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said there were five game-ready receivers and five more in a group just below.
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Godwin began the preseason in the fifth and sixth range, but has since seen time with the second team. One would assume that Godwin is among the first group of five receivers Richt was referring to.
On Monday, Godwin likely saw even more playing time in the receiver rotation. Sophomore Isaiah McKenzie is still sitting due to a hamstring pull and senior Justin Scott-Wesley injured his right knee during practice. Once Scott-Wesley left, Godwin was running as Georgia's No. 3 receiver.
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Georgia will rely on some freshmen this season.
Godwin will most certainly be one of them.
“Terry is obviously a terrific playmaker, he’s a guy that’s picked up the system really well, pretty fast," Schottenheimer said. "We’re asking him to do quite a bit, moving him around in different spots, which is a compliment to him. He’s been attacking the playbook in the classroom and being able to put it on the field.”
Hitting the links
Georgia offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer isn't rushing a decision on a starting quarterback.
Walk-on and 22-year-old freshman Nick Moore moved from linebacker to fullback in Monday's practice.
Rob Sale believes Isaiah Wynn would be the backup left tackle if he had to pick someone right now.
Recruit Tyler Clark's father says son is fully committed to Georgia but will continue to take visits, writes the AJC's Chris Kirschner.
Schottenheimer wants to use multiple looks on offense, writes The Red & Black's Sarah K. Spencer.
The Athens Banner-Herald's Marc Weiszer writes that while Georgia continues to deliberate its quarterback situation, season-opener opponent Louisiana-Monroe has named its top signal caller.
Dawg Sports spoke with tight end recruit Isaac Nauta about what he's looking for in a college and what he plans to do with his official visits.
Former Georgia recruit playing football again
Former Georgia offensive lineman signee DeVondre Seymour isn't quitting football after all.
Seymour's name was added to the official roster of Southern Illinois, adding a strange twist to his story.
Seymour signed with the Bulldogs as a junior college transfer and would have had a shot at providing depth at tackle this year. It must have been a true change of heart because going from playing football in the SEC to the Missouri Valley Conference sure is a major difference. Seymour will have three years of eligibility after transferring in from Hinds Community College (Mississippi).
In a statement Georgia released this summer, Seymour was said to be quitting the sport.
Asked about it in July at UGA Day in Atlanta, Georgia head coach Mark Richt said Seymour's decision caught him off guard.
“We wouldn’t have predicted it going in, obviously," Richt said. "But nothing really surprises me, if you do it long enough.”
Seymour is the adopted son of former NFL (Patriots, Raiders) and Georgia defensive end Richard Seymour.
Schottenheimer, unprompted, on the notion that all Georgia needs is a game manager at quarterback: “I hate the term manage the game. We’re not looking for that. We want guys to go out there and make plays as well. Certainly there are going to be some vertical elements to what we do.”
Song of the day
"Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" by Scrapper Blackwell