Weather Sends Bulldog Football Practice Inside

April 3, 2012

ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia's football team made use of its indoor multi-purpose facility during Tuesday's practice after inclement weather interrupted its session.

"For about an hour and a half, we got some good work done outside," said head coach Mark Richt.  "But then there was some lightning in the area and we had to gather the team up and get them indoors.  I was very pleased with what we were able to accomplish once we moved inside and I thought we got some good skill work done in there."

The Bulldogs practiced for the first of three times this week after having their first scrimmage last weekend.  Tuesday marked the first of five weekday practices that Georgia has left with less than five months remaining before the team's kickoff versus Buffalo.

Richt also mentioned that sophomore Ray Drew was sick on Tuesday and that freshman Keith Marshall has suffered a hamstring injury.

Following sessions on Thursday and Saturday, there are three practices next week before the annual spring G-Day game arrives on April 14 at 3 p.m.

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 annual game.  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.

In other Bulldog news, redshirt freshman tight end Jack Loonam was recently named the Gentleman of the Year by the Network of enlightened Women (NeW).  The Lexington, S.C., native was chosen from a variety of candidates nationwide thanks to his work for the UGA ROTC program and his "gentleman's approach" to his daily life. 

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