April 2, 2013
ATHENS-----The Georgia football team held its final full pads practice before G-Day Tuesday afternoon at the Woodruff Practice Fields. The Bulldogs will practice again on Thursday and Friday before the G-Day game Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Sanford Stadium.
A large contingent of more than 100 faculty members and their families attended Tuesday's practice as part of the Bulldogs' annual faculty appreciation.
During a press luncheon earlier in the day, head coach Mark Richt discussed the team's progress this spring.
"We are moving along very well," Richt said. "Today will be practice number 10 out of 15. Normally spring ball would end at G-Day, but we decided to go ahead and have a couple of practices after that. The main reason why is because we really enjoy having a day off in between every practice. It's really been helpful for our coaches to spend the time evaluating what happened in practice and for them to cover that with players on the off day. I've been pleased with what's going on with spring ball to this point.
"We were able to get started relatively early, and that's just a sign of having the continuity that we have. Because of that, I think the players know what each player expects and the coaches have a very good standard of what we want to get accomplished on a daily basis."
The UGA Athletic Association will be teaming up with the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia during G-Day to host a canned food drive. Fans are asked to bring in a bag of canned food to be admitted to the game on Saturday. Bins will be set up at the Main Gate as well as gates 2, 4, 6 and 9 to accept the canned goods.
Donation stations will also be in place for monetary contributions, as one dollar equals four pounds of food. All canned food and proceeds will go to assisting families in Northeast Georgia.
Saturday's game will be televised live by CSS.