Mississippi St. Week: Wed. Practice Report

Posted Oct 19, 2006

ATHENS - The Georgia Bulldogs continued preparations for their upcoming Southeastern Conference clash with Mississippi State by holding a two-hour practice Wednesday.

The Bulldogs (5-2, 2-2 SEC) face MSU (2-5, 0-3) Saturday, and Georgia coach Mark Richt said freshman quarterback Matthew Stafford did a nice job directing the offense Wednesday.

"He (Stafford) showed some awareness today with some calls - front recognition, who to block" said Richt. "I asked Coach (Mike) Bobo if he whispered that in his ear and he said no, Matthew made the calls on his own."

With their numbers reduced due to injuries, Georgia's five healthy linemen endured a grueling practice with little time to rest. Richt relayed a comment by senior offensive tackle Daniel Inman who called Wednesday's workout the longest in the history of Georgia football for the linemen.

"There was no rotation up front, the line practiced the whole time against the first and second team," said Richt. "There was no relief for them. They got their work in and you could tell they were flat out exhausted by the end."

Senior center Nick Jones dressed out and did some light work on the side, and the Bulldogs are hopefully he can practice Thursday and possibly play Saturday.

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