Nov. 6, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- Chilly conditions produced a crisp practice for fifth-ranked Georgia on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (8-1, 6-1 SEC) worked out for more than two hours in full pads, their most physical session in preparation for this Saturday's game at Auburn (2-7, 0-6 SEC).
"I thought it was pretty good," head coach Mark Richt said. "I don't know if it was the cold weather or what, but everyone moved around quick. They looked like they were trying to stay warm, but it worked out to our advantage. I thought the scout teamers tried their best. It was a good day."
Tuesday's practice ended under the lights at UGA's Woodruff Practice Fields with temperatures dipping into the 40s.
The day also include the Bulldogs' weekly press conference to discussing the Auburn matchup. The Bulldogs and Tigers will face off in the oldest rivalry in the Deep South this weekend.
"There are 22 Georgia boys that play for Auburn," Richt said. "Auburn tends to recruit really hard in our state, and they get a lot of the really fine players out of the state of Georgia. I think that's one of the reasons why it's such a tremendous rivalry game. This is the 116th time that we're going to play Auburn, and they lead the series 54-53 with 8 ties. That's an awful lot of games to have that even of a series, and it's for good reasons because it's a very heated rivalry. We don't expect anything different. We know that we've been recruiting against Auburn for years. We know they've got great players. We know that they have outstanding coaches, and we have a lot of respect for them. We know that the rival game certainly brings the best out of both teams, so we're expecting quite a challenge and quite a battle."
The lone change to Georgia's injury report from Monday was that wide receiver Michael Erdman, who has missed the last three games with a foot injury, participated in practice on a limited basis on Tuesday.
Kick off for Saturday's game is shortly after 7 p.m. ET and the contest will be televised nationally on ESPN2.