Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Practice Forced Inside


The Dawgs returned to practice today, working for an hour in preparation for Saturday's game at Colorado. They lifted weights and did walkthroughs on the basketball courts in Stegeman Coliseum after heavy rains hit the Athens area and forced the team inside. Georgia's players and coaches also had segment meetings.

The Dawgs are 1-3 overall and 0-3 in the SEC after last weekend's loss to Mississippi State. Colorado is off to a 2-1 start and was idle last weekend.

"We need to have a good week of practice because we're the ones who can go out and change things right now," linebacker Christian Robinson said. "Nobody plays a perfect game, but we all want to be able to say when the game is over that we did our best. It doesn't do us any good to dwell on the past. The only thing we need to worry about from the past game is correcting our mistakes. We've just got to keep working."

Coach Mark Richt announced the captains for Saturday's game will be Kris Durham, Akeem Dent, Blair Walsh and Blake Sailors.

Richt was asked how Boulder's altitude will affect his players.

"Well, we're not going to tell them that the air is so light," Richt said with a laugh. "(Kicker) Blair (Walsh) has figured it out, though. He thinks he's going to kick the ball out of the stadium.

"Colorado is 2-1 and they are off to a fast start. They have a quarterback who's a very accurate passer and they use a lot of three-receiver sets. We have to make sure we take care of our assignments there."

Richt is 39-4 against non-conference teams in his tenure at Georgia.

Kickoff for Saturday's game in Boulder, Colo., is set for 7:10 p.m. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Net.

It was announced on Monday that the Saturday, Oct. 9, SEC football game between Georgia and Tennessee in Athens will be televised by the SEC Network with kickoff set for 12:21 p.m. The game will be Georgia’s second appearance on the SEC network this season. Georgia’s Sept. 4 season opener with Louisiana-Lafayette was also on the SEC Network.

Also on Monday, it was announced a home and home football series between Georgia and Oregon scheduled for 2015 and 2016 has been cancelled by mutual agreement of both schools. The games were scheduled for Eugene in 2015 and Athens in 2016.  The contract was originally signed in 2006. The termination was executed  by a Sept. 2 letter signed by UGA Director of Athletics Greg McGarity and Oregon Director of Athletics Rob Mullens.

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