Kentucky Week: Monday Practice Report

Posted Nov 14, 2005

ATHENS - The Georgia football team began preparations for Saturday's key SEC contest with Kentucky by practicing for approximately 90 minutes in spring-like conditions.

The Bulldogs can clinch the SEC East title on Saturday with a win against Kentucky. Georgia will be trying to snap a two-game losing streak and improve on its overall record of 7-2 (5-2 in the conference). Kentucky has won two out of three, including last week's win at Vanderbilt, to move to 3-6 and 2-4.

"Nobody likes to lose, and the best way to get over that feeling is to prepare your best so that you can play your best," Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "I thought we had a good practice today. The guys bounced back and looked very focused. We still have a fantastic opportunity ahead of us."

Richt announced the captains for Saturday's game will be the members of the senior class, and they will be recognized in a pregame ceremony. Representing the team on the field during the game as captains will be quarterback D.J. Shockley. offensive guard Max Jean-Gilles, defensive tackle Gerald Anderson and cornerback Mike Gilliam.

The Bulldogs went through agility drills to start practice, but two groups were excused. The Bulldogs are broken into "academic teams" and Richt designated two winning squads. They consisted of: Josh Brock, Christopher Burgett, Jeff Busbee, Dannell Ellerbe, Brandon Coutu, Nick Jones, DeMario Minter, Michael Moore, Quentin Moses, Michael Pittman, Tommy Watkins, Greg Blue, Trey Chandler, Marquis Elmore, Bo Fowler, Mike Gilliam, Kenneth Harris, Lee Jackson, Kelin Johnson, D.J. Shockley, Darrius Swain and Seth Watts.

Saturday┬╣s game in Athens will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and will be televised by Jefferson-Pilot.

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