ATHENS -- For Lorenzo Carter, this season is about becoming a more well-rounded outside linebacker.
Carter came into Georgia's program as a highly-regarded pass rusher. He saw quite a bit of playing time during his true freshman season in 2014 and finished second on the team in quarterback hurries with 16 and third in sacks with 4 1/2. Carter's role figures to expand as a sophomore and therefore he's looking to improve in other areas on the field.
Carter said he's honed in on defending the pass and said he'll likely drop into coverage an estimated 40 percent of the time.
“We’ve been working on that a lot," Carter said. "Especially as outside linebackers, it’s about covering anyone from a running back to a tight end to a wide receiver.”
Carter would also like to improve his game against the run, too. Though it's good to be a pass-rush specialist, the great outside linebackers are able to do more than do just one thing well.
"He's figured out the film don't lie," Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt said. "That's one thing he has to focus on to be a complete football player. He's got the ability to rush the quarterback but he's got to learn to play the run. That comes with age, experience. The first thing you got to do is realize your deficiencies to fix them. That's something I think he understands."
Hitting the links
The AJC's Chris Kirschner spoke to running back recruit Elijah Holyfield to and found out some things people may not know about the high-prized Woodward Academy athlete.
The AJC's Chip Towers writes that running back Sony Michel has been lighting up defenses since the eighth grade, and that includes running all over John Theus's high school squad.
The Athens Banner-Herald's Marc Weiszer reported what he saw from the practice field, which included receiver Terry Godwin getting some run as Georgia's No. 2 receiver.
UGASports.com's Jake Reuse spoke to a number of Georgia's players after the second day of preseason practice.
Dawg Post's Dean Legge believes that quarterback Brice Ramsey can get the job done for the Bulldogs without being perfect.
Saturday Down South posted the best Georgia memes heading into the season.
The Senator noticed what could be perceived as a dig at Greg McGarity from former Georgia and current Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
Tight ends have fun with QB talk
It was as if Jeb Blazevich had his answer ready to go.
After numerous questions, the sophomore tight end was finally asked about the quarterback competition. His answer was given on the spot and without hesitation.
“There’s one front runner. I’m going to say Jay Rome," Blazevich said. "I think the biggest shock will have to be the jersey change. But that’s who we think is going to get the job.”
Blazevich added, "That’s what he’s working on, getting his hips open and ripping it out there. But he has a wonderful deep ball and accuracy. He’s a running quarterback too.”
Confirming that Rome would be a left-handed quarterback, Blazevich took a cue from a recent newspaper flub involving Oakland Athletics pitcher Pat Venditte.
“He’s amphibious," Blazevich said. "And ambidextrous.”
When Rome was told about Blazevich's analysis, he had a reply of his own.
“He’s jacking around, man," Rome said. "I think the starting quarterback is going to be Jeb Blazevich, if you ask me.”
Sony's other talent
During some recent down time, running back Sony Michel teamed up with baseball player David Gonzalez to record a song called "Like Me." Michel, who goes by the rap name 2stackz, has been recording rap songs since his high school days.
"It's something we did just to have some fun," Michel said. "He came up with the concept. It's actually his song. I just got on it, I'm featured on it."
You can listen to the song by clicking HERE.
Nick Chubb on the offensive line's perception of him: "I’m not a young kid to them. I’m their running back. That’s how they look at me.”
Song of the day
"Jolene" by The Little Willies