Sept. 25, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- No. 5 Georgia (4-0, 2-0 SEC) utilized a two-and-a-half-hour workout in full pads on Tuesday to prepare for this Saturday's game against Tennessee (3-1, 0-1 SEC) at Sanford Stadium.
"It was another good Tuesday," head coach Mark Richt said. "It's near perfect weather. You can't beat what we had today. I think our scouts played well and set the tone. I saw great effort, and I think we're getting better."
Richt talked about facing Athens native Derek Dooley and the Volunteers' success in Sanford Stadium during the Bulldogs' game week press luncheon earlier on Tuesday.
"It sounds kind of weird to say Coach Dooley with any other team but Georgia, but Derek of course, the head coach at Tennessee, is getting them going." Richt said. "They're 3-1 right now playing extremely good football, and especially offensively they are.
"Tennessee coming into Athens historically has done very well in our stadium," Richt continued. "They actually have a better record in (Sanford Stadium) against us than we have. They've won 10 and we've won nine and there was a tie back in the day when you could have a tie. So we need to do a good job of defending our turf. We're excited about the opportunity to play another SEC game."
The Bulldogs' daily injury update included only four players Tuesday. Defensive end Abry Jones and tight end Cole Trolinger were held out of the workout due to a left ankle sprain and a concussion, respectively. Offensive linemen Watts Dantzler (left ankle sprain) and Hunter Long (left foot fracture) participated on a limited basis with no contact.
Kickoff for Saturday's game has been set for 3:39 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televising nationally on CBS.