Day 12 practice report

Posted Aug 19, 2005

ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs practiced for two hours at Sanford Stadium on Friday afternoon in a session heavily dominated by work on special teams.

The Dogs concentrated on their punting and kickoff teams in full pads for about an hour and a half before removing their shoulder pads for offensive and defensive drills during the final 30 minutes.

"It was a good session with light tackling," head coach Mark Richt said. "During the special teams, the No. 1 punt and No. 1 kicking teams weren't tackled, but everyone else got tackled. After that, we divided up and spent about six periods on Boise State. We split up into scout teams for the first time."

Richt praised the scout kick coverage team for its performance.

"The scout team gave us a good enough effort to see we've improved there," Richt said. "We've still got to get better at it."

The Bulldogs will practice again at Sanford Stadium on Saturday morning as their practice facility is readied for Picture Day later in the afternoon. All four football practice fields at the Woodruff Practice Fields will be utilized for the annual event, which is scheduled from 1:00-5:00 p.m. In addition to members of the football team, student-athletes from all other Georgia athletic teams will be on hand to greet fans, as will Uga VI, the Bulldogs' mascot. For the first time ever, interactive games will be included in the Picture Day festivities.

"I hope it works out for everyone," Richt said. "I do think there will be much more to do than just get pictures and autographs."

The Bulldogs, who have been ranked No. 13 in the pre-season USA Today coaches poll, will open their 2005 campaign two weeks from Saturday when they host No. 19-ranked Boise State. That contest will begin at 5:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally by ESPN. All Georgia games also are broadcast live on the Bulldog Radio Network on AM 750 WSB in Atlanta and 106.1 FM in Athens and can be heard on, the official website of UGA Athletics, as well.

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