Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Practice Report


Riding a four-game winning streak, the Georgia football team began preparations on Monday for Saturday’s game in Nashville against Vanderbilt with a one-hour practice.

Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt will kick off at 7 p.m. and will be televised by Fox Sports South.

The Dawgs are 4-2 overall and 3-1 in the SEC after their 20-12 victory against Tennessee last week in Knoxville. Vanderbilt is 3-2 overall, 1-2 in the conference, and the Commodores are coming off a 34-0 loss to Alabama.

“The more success you have and the more confidence you gain, you just feel better,” coach Mark Richt said of the win streak. “But you can’t feel like we’ve arrived anywhere. We really haven’t done much other than put ourselves in position to do some special things. We’ve just got to keep fighting and grinding. But it is good that everybody is beginning to gain more and more confidence in what we’re doing and in each other.”

Monday’s practice took place on the Dawgs’ artificial surface as a light rain fell during the session.

“It was wet enough where we felt like we should go on the FieldTurf and not rip up the grass,” Richt said. “Monday is not a high-tempo day. It’s all about cleaning up some things. Offensively and defensively, we do some corrections and then we just begin to install some things and begin to teach the scout team how to line up properly so that Tuesday, when we put the pads on, we can really get after it.
“We’re doing what we do against everybody: Study that film, try to put a plan together and implement it, try to execute the best we can and get after it on Saturday.”

Richt said the captains for the Vanderbilt game will be Ben Jones, Cordy Glenn, Brandon Boykin and Kosta Vavlas.

Saturday’s game will mark the second of three straight away from Athens. The Dawgs will visit Tennessee and Vanderbilt in back-to-back weeks, followed by the open date and the game against Florida in Jacksonville. The Georgia-Florida game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by CBS.

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