Bulldogs Continue Preparations With Sunday Workout

Aug. 5, 2012

ATHENS-----The Georgia football team held its fourth preseason workout Sunday in jerseys, shoulder pads and shorts at the Woodruff Practice Fields. 

Following a two-hour workout, several members of the Bulldogs coaching staff provided updates on how the team is doing, and they said they were looking forward to seeing the squad in full pads. Monday will mark the first time of preseason camp that they will practice in full pads.

"I like the energy out there, and the willingness to learn that I've seen from the team, that's the number one thing for me," said offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. "I like our freshmen class; they will get a chance to play this year."

Specifically, Bobo was asked about 6-6, 309-pound freshman offensive tackle John Theus, and he mentioned that he saw some time with the number one unit Sunday.

"He's (Theus) not afraid to put his hat in there; he's doing a nice job," said Bobo.

Bobo added that's he's been impressed with several freshmen including tailbacks Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley, fullback Quayvon Hicks, wide receiver Blake Tibbs and tight end Ty Flournoy-Smith.

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said plenty of Bulldogs are competing for playing time with the idea of developing depth.

"You want the ability to rotate guys up front, and when you have a lead, you want to be able to rush the passer and that takes a lot of energy, said Grantham. "You have to keep everybody fresh."

When asked about the competition between senior John Jenkins and junior Kwame Geathers at the nose position, Grantham said, "they are battling and both will play, maybe at the same time."

Sixth-ranked Georgia will play host to Buffalo in the season opener Sept. 1 at 12:21 p.m., and the game will be televised live by the SEC Network.

The annual Fan Picture Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 in the Reed Plaza area of Sanford Stadium. Georgia football players will be on hand for photos and autographs from 3-5 p.m. between Gates 2 and 4. Coach Richt will also be available from 3-5 p.m. for those with ticket coupons.

Tickets to the home football games against Buffalo and Florida Atlantic (Sept. 15) are on sale to the general public and can be purchased online here or by calling the UGA Athletic Association ticket office at 1-877-542-1231.

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