Bulldogs Go In Full Pads Thursday


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Dec. 27, 2012

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ORLANDO, Fla. --- Fifth-ranked Georgia conducted a two-hour practice in full pads here Thursday as it continued preparations for its upcoming bowl game with No. 23 Nebraska.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said the Bulldogs are busy preparing for the Cornhuskers now in Orlando and not dwelling on how the SEC Championship Game turned out.

"They won't forget about it, but life goes on, they've gotten back to work, we know there's been a lot of time between that last game and this one," said Richt. "We had some great practices on campus, then home for Christmas for a few days, which was great, but now everybody is back. They know we've got a serious bit of business to take care of here. But in between the business time, there's going to be some time for fun too."

"Today was one of the most crucial practices because we want to stay focused on our business," said Georgia offensive guard Chris Burnette. "We want to enjoy our time after practice at the parks, but we're here to win a football game. It's going to be a tough battle, and we need to make sure we're ready. It was good to have Wednesday's night practice to get everybody back in the right mindset. We were on the road all day and having that one helped get everybody back in the swing of things today and remind everybody this is what we're here for. It was tough for some of the guys, especially when you've had a couple days off, eating all that Christmas food, but we got through it."

After practice, the team had the option of attending Universal Studio starting in the afternoon followed by a special opportunity at 10 p.m. titled "Dawgs on Top Night at Universal Studios." On Friday, the team will have another morning workout, and the afternoon entertainment options include visiting SeaWorld and attending the Russell Athletic Bowl pitting Virginia Tech versus Rutgers.

The Bulldogs face the Cornhuskers on Jan. 1 at 1:08 p.m. in the Capital One Bowl. It will be televised by ABC.

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