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Trio of Georgia Players Discuss Spring Practice and More



ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia football players discussed spring practice, scrimmages and last season.

On Thursday Coach Smart, juniors Darnell Washington, Trezmen Marshall and redshirt sophomore Arian Smith offered the following comments after practice...



#0 | Darnell Washington | Jr. | TE

On his current injury status...

"It happened over spring. Just training, nothing serious. I'm feeling great. I just take advantage of my rehab."

On competing with other tight ends...

"I think I'm tough. It is something I just have to come back from my injury and work just like Brock (Bowers) and Arik (Gilbert) and everybody else in the tight end room."

On getting more catches...

"Yeah, it is a talented room. Like I said earlier, I just do my role. My role is to block, and I block. I'm a role player."

#11 | Arian Smith | RSo. | WR

On being able to run top speed…

“Yes, I’m running top speed. I feel like they are really cautious of letting me trade in my black jersey for a red jersey. If I’m in a red jersey I’m vulnerable, I can get hit. If I’m in a black jersey the defense can’t hit me.”

On being more frustrated from the injury this past season than the previous year...

“Yes. I was in the right place to play and to learn this year.”

On the possibility of running track and playing football…

“That’s up for debate, We are going to see how my leg really feels and heals.:

On juggling playing multiple sports…

“It’s very different (training). A lot of workouts. Both are going to benefit me. I have meetings some days and don’t have meetings on other days. Someday I have track and football workouts…”

#15 | Trezman Marshall | JR | ILB

On working with Nakobe Dean and Quay Walker...

"It hasn't really been tough when you like your friends, it's all respect. I have never felt shame or anything or felt like I'm not worth the team or anything. We were always a good linebacker group practicing together. It was never like me hating on them or anything like that. We are good friends. "

On building chemistry in the linebacker room...

"We always give it a tremendous effort. Right now, we are working on our connection, like being together and everything, learning plays. We have our own group right now, but we fully bought in and getting better every day."

On coming back from injury...

"I'm coming back, it's just a blessing to be out here playing for UGA and going to practice. But the injury thing, I am not 100 percent but I am out there every day, I am going 100 percent with the team, so I guess I am 100 percent."