Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rivalry Week


The Dawg's practiced for two and a half hours in full pads this afternoon, their most physical workout of the week as they prepare for Saturday's game with intrastate rival Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

"We had very good tempo today," head coach Mark Richt said. "It's obviously difficult to simulate what they do, but I thought the scout team did as good of a job as they could. We had a good upbeat practice."

Richt also announced that fullback Shaun Chapas, linebacker Rennie Curran, defensive end Demarcus Dobbs and center Ben Jones will serve as the Dawg's captains against Tech.

Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, Richt met with the media during UGA's weekly press conference and talked about the importance of the matchup.

"It's a big week for everybody in the state," Richt said. "We are playing a team that has just been outstanding. They're 10-1, won their division and playing for the ACC title...and just really playing fantastic right now.

It's the in-state rival. It's Georgia Tech, so it's a game we're all going to be excited about coaching and playing in, and I'm sure our fans will be excited about watching it too."

Richt also gave an update on the status of injured safety Bacarri Rambo and receiver A.J. Green, who missed last week's game with Kentucky.

Bacarri won't go full speed today," Richt said. "We hope by tomorrow he will. A.J. is less likely than Bacarri right now. We are pretty confident Bacarri will. We are a little less confident that A.J. will. We're not counting him out yet. (Director of Sports Medicine) Ron (Courson) has to feel like he can go. Right now we're still working on the strength and getting the soreness out. He doesn't have full range of motion right now, but sometimes those things can change quickly and sometimes they dont.

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