Bulldogs Energetic In TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Practice
Tackle John Theus (71) during Georgia's practice in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo by Steven Colquitt)

Dec. 17, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 23 Georgia football team continued bowl practices on Tuesday, the Bulldogs' second straight day working out in autumnal conditions with temperatures in the 60s.

"I was really pleased with the practice today," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "The guys were focused and they got better. We started off with a lot of energy and we ended that way, too. At times, it was electric with some of the runs, some of the passing and catching, and some of the hits. This is the way we need to keep practicing to get ready for the bowl."

The Bulldogs held a two-hour workout on the Woodruff Practice Fields in full pads. Tuesday's session was the third of seven scheduled practices in Athens, which are set to conclude on Saturday. After a four-day break for Christmas, the Bulldogs will reconvene in Jacksonville on Dec. 26 for final preparations for the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl against Nebraska on Jan. 1.

Both the Bulldogs and the Cornhuskers are 8-4. Georgia defeated Nebraska 45-31 in the 2013 Capital One Bowl in Orlando.

The Bulldogs will be making their 49th appearance in a bowl game, and they sport a record of 27-18-3. Georgia is 2-0-1 in previous trips to Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl. Georgia's last appearance at the Gator Bowl came in 1989, a 34-27 win over Michigan State in Vince Dooley's final game as the Bulldogs' coach.
ESPN2 will broadcast the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl with kickoff set for noon at EverBank Field.



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