**After news broke last night that junior LB Michael Pinckney was seen walking around campus in a walking boot, Pinckney was dressed off to the side in practice watching on with no walking boot. UM communications did not want to comment, only saying Mark Richt would address it during the interview session later in the day. Walk-on fullback Michael Parrott (who has worked at both 2nd and 3rd team this fall) also joined Pinckney on the sidelines.
**Without Michael Irvin II, everyone in the TE rotation was simply bumped up a peg. Brian Polendey worked with first team and caught passes from Malik Rosier today, with Brevin Jordan working with the two's, and Will Mallory with the three's. The group noticeably got much more work today and coach Todd Hartley expanded the route tree during drills.
Much of the routes were focused inside the 20, instead of the usual 30-40 yards out. The TE's ran back of the endzone corner routes, waggle routes to the middle of the endzone, post to the middle of the field, crossing routes across the middle and into the endzone, and out routes. As a whole, the group did very well, no noticeable drops, and everyone seemed zoned in and focused to make an impression. Hartley was also playing defense on the guys in the endzone, something he doesn't usually do, which made practice a little more entertaining.