Auburn Week: Wednesday Practice Report

Posted Nov 9, 2005

ATHENS - The ninth-ranked Georgia football team continued preparations for the upcoming Southeastern Conference clash with 15th-ranked Auburn by holding a 90-minute workout Wednesday.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said even though the Bulldogs practiced in shells as opposed to full pads, they had good focus throughout the session.

"You can get a false sense of how ready you are when you look good out there in shells but we had a good practice," said Richt.

When the topic turned to Georgia's receivers, Richt mentioned that along with the tight ends, they have been working with a tennis ball machine to help their pass-catching skills.

"I saw the special on how Texas Tech has been doing it with their receivers for years, and then I saw it again, and the second time I was more convinced it's something we should try," said Richt. "It forces you to use your hands and to keep them together and that's the kind of habits you have to have as a receiver. We borrowed a machine from the tennis team, and we've been shooting them at the receivers and tight ends in the racquetball court.

Saturday's Georgia-Auburn game will be televised nationally by ESPN starting at 7:45 p.m. ET.

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