Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday Practice Report


The 12th-ranked Dawgs conducted a 90-minute workout Wednesday as they are finalizing plans for the upcoming game with third-ranked Florida.

Coach Mark Richt said practice went well and Georgia is close to wrapping up its preparations for the week.

“Wednesday is in the books, and we’ve had a couple of good days and made improvements,” said Richt.

DSC_5998Richt confirmed that senior defensive end Abry Jones is out for Saturday’s game. Jones, who has started 26 games in his career, went down with an ankle injury during last Saturday’s game at Kentucky and underwent surgery that will keep him out of action for the remainder of the regular season. Meanwhile, Richt indicated that junior linebacker Jarvis Jones should return to action against Florida. He missed the Kentucky game due to an ankle injury.

With Abry Jones out, one Dawg who is expected to see more action is sophomore defensive end Ray Drew.

“Ray is going to get a bunch of snaps in this game, and I’m looking forward to seeing him play,” said Richt. “Jarvis is excited to get back in there and help us too. This is one of the reasons he came back this season because he want to play in games like this one coming up.”

One of the keys to any game is winning the turnover battle. This year, Georgia is even in turnover margin while the Gators are plus 11. Richt mentioned that the top teams nationally are also the leaders in turnover margin. Also, he said he showed the team highlights of last week’s Florida-South Carolina contest as the Gators were plus four in turnover margin, and it helped them score a season-high 44 points.

Florida has just four turnovers this year and played four games without one while the Dawgs have had three games without a turnover.

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