As I'm sure you've seen and heard, today marked the official start to the 2012 Georgia Football season, the first day of training camp as well as Media Day - with head coach Mark Richt and a delegation of players meeting with print, radio, TV, and online outlets to talk about the season. Here's a quick look at what went on:
At 11:15 a.m., media (and the players) ate lunch in the multi-purpose room of the new indoor football practice facility.
At noon, Coach Richt met with the print and radio media, and during that time the players visited with TV. The players then took their turn with the print and radio reporters on the second floor of the Butts-Mehre building, while Coach Richt stopped with TV.
There were probably about 50 media members on hand in all. It's definitely a crazy day, with all hands on deck from the Sports Communications office as well as our new media team from IMG Sports Properties. We each have responsibilities to make sure the day goes smoothly, from transcribing and distributing quotes, to escorting players to their next location, posting photos to Facebook, or whatever it may be. But it's also a very exciting day, signaling that summer is over, the fall is here, and football season (as well as the other fall sports) is just around the corner. Just 30 days from today the Bulldogs kick off the 2012 season against Buffalo on Sept. 1. It will be here before we know it!
That's it for now - we are headed down to the field for Georgia's first practice. The Bulldogs will go today in shorts and helmets, no pads.
More to come on our official Twitter - @UGAHedgesBlog.