Friday, March 30, 2012

Lott To Transfer


DSC_7897University of Georgia junior defensive lineman Derrick Lott has decided to transfer in order to obtain more playing time according to an announcement Friday by coach Mark Richt.

Lott played in five career games and has recorded 10 total tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss.

"Derrick and I met and he believes he will have opportunities for more playing time elsewhere," said Richt. "We support him and will assist in any way possible during this process.

Georgia’s football team practiced for an hour and 15 minutes during its third session of the week at the Woodruff Practice Fields on Friday evening.

The Dawgs will return to work early Saturday morning for their first scrimmage of the spring. Following Friday’s practice, head coach Mark Richt was pleased with his team’s work.

“I thought we got better today,” said Richt. “The offensive line is coming around and opened up some holes today. Our backs were slashing. I thought we got a good day’s work done.”

Highlighted by featured speaker and retired coaching legend Bobby Bowden, approximately 240 high school coaches from Georgia and surrounding states attended the second day of the UGA Spring Football Clinic on Friday.

In addition to Bowden, former Dawg greats David Greene and Jon Stinchcomb also spoke at the clinic as various high school coaches led meetings during the morning hours.

Bowden was Richt’s mentor and head coach when Richt held multiple positions at Florida State in the 1990s to 2000. Richt said he enjoyed having Bowden, as well as the high school coaches, to Athens.

“It’s always a treat for me to see and to hug Coach Bowden’s neck,” said Richt. “I look forward to any opportunities I have to tell him how much I appreciate him since he has meant so much to my life. I also want to thank all of the high school coaches for coming to our clinic and wish them safe travels as they head home.”

Including Saturday morning’s scrimmage at Sanford Stadium, Georgia has seven practices left before the annual spring G-Day game on April 14.

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