Oct. 24, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. --- Fresh off an open date and riding a five-game winning streak, the Georgia football team began preparations on Monday for Saturday's game in Jacksonville against Florida.
The Bulldogs worked out for two hours in full pads at the Woodruff Practice Fields.
"After the open date, we get far enough ahead where we can practice as if it is a Tuesday, so we were in full pads today and we'll be in shells tomorrow like we would be on a normal Wednesday," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "Then we'll basically have two dress rehearsals, one on Wednesday and one on Thursday. Those two practices will look a lot like Thursday practices for us.
"That will be good to get all the physical work out of the way on the front end and hopefully get them nice and fresh and ready to hit by the time we get there Saturday."
Saturday's game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by CBS. The Bulldogs are 5-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play, Georgia is now ranked 21st in the USA Today coaches poll and 22nd in the Associated Press poll. Florida is 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the conference.
Richt was asked what advice he has given to the Bulldogs' younger players making their first trip to Jacksonville.
"I haven't given them any advice yet other than just focus on your assignment, focus on your job," Richt said. "All that talking that this game's any different than any other one's really not true. You've got to take care of your business, you've got to focus on your job and not worry about all the outside stuff."
Richt said the captains for the Florida game will be offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, center Ben Jones, defensive end Abry Jones and defensive end DeAngelo Tyson.
In other Georgia news, it was announced that the Nov. 5 Homecoming contest against New Mexico State will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and will be televised by CSS.