2007 Fall Camp: Day Three Practice Report

ATHENS ­ The Georgia football team strapped on shoulder pads for the first time this preseason on Monday, then went through a two-hours-plus session at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

Even with a temperature of 96 degrees and a heat index of 112 degrees, the Bulldogs looked sharper on their third day of workouts, according to Coach Mark Richt.

"They handled the heat about 10 times better than the first day," Richt said. "They sucked it up and worked hard, so I was pleased with that. On the first day, there were a lot of 'loafs.' They cut it down the second day and probably had even less today."

Guard Chris Davis said he thinks the Bulldogs' offensive line is showing improvement, despite having several underclassmen.

"We are young, but we're not using that as an excuse," the redshirt freshman said. "We have to face the challenge head on. We've got to keep going and keep trying to get better. We had a good spring and offseason, and that got our confidence up. Now we have to stay strong and keep doing things the right way."

Richt said cornerback Bryan Evans "felt better than he thought he would" after pulling a hamstring on Sunday. Richt called hamstring injuries "unpredictable" and said the team will be cautious on Evans' return. Cornerback Thomas Flowers wore a non-contact jersey after getting a shoulder stinger on Sunday, but Richt said Flowers "feels good.

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