“That’s coach Wilson’s goal, to have us fresh so we won’t have to take 100 snaps a game,” said Smith, who led Georgia’s defensive linemen with 57 tackles last season.
Wilson’s philosophical differences extend beyond the number of snaps played. He’s also less inclined to designate a player for a certain position. Again, some of that may be dictated this season by the available personnel available — there are no 360-pound nose guards such as Geathers and Jenkins — but Wilson said he plans to move players around on the line.
“They’re interchangeable,” Wilson said. “That’s the beauty of our system, and it’s the beauty of the guys we’ve been able to recruit. When you have that, when you’re multiple, it really makes you hard to scheme against. That’s something we want to focus on throughout the season, not just the first game.”
Etc.: Georgia got its second day off of preseason practice Tuesday. Coach Mark Richt wanted the players to have the day to concentrate on academics as fall semester began. … Fans Picture Day will be held Saturday from 1-5 p.m. at Sanford Stadium. All UGA teams will be in attendance, but football players will be available for autographs the last two hours. Special ticket coupons, which are required for access to the location for Uga IX and Richt, will be distributed at 8 a.m. to the first 150 fans at East End ticket windows on East Campus Road.