Arkansas Week: Wednesday Practice Report

Posted Sep 16, 2009

ATHENS - Georgia continued preparations for their upcoming game with Arkansas by conducting a two-hour practice Wednesday.

The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 SEC) are coming off a 41-37 win over South Carolina here last Saturday. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks (1-0, 0-0 SEC) enjoyed an open date after breezing past Missouri State 48-10 on September 5.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said Wednesday’s workout was a little lethargic but the team got the work in and grinded through it and should be energized come Saturday.

“That’s the beauty of Thursday and Friday, they get to go in shorts and then with the night game on Saturday, they can sleep in plus it looks like a cool forecast so that should help,” said Richt.

Arkansas leads the SEC and is ranked second nationally in passing offense (447 yards per game), and they are second in the league and third nationally in total offense (591 yards per game). Richt said the Bullldogs hope to tighten up their pass defense after the Gamecocks tallied 313 yards through the air.

“It doesn’t matter if you play zone or man, there’s was too much space and not enough resistance,” said Richt. “We’ve got to squeeze the quarterback in the pocket and the receivers too. Offensive football is about getting that space out there for the receivers and Coach (Steve) Spurrier is good at that and Coach (Bobby) Petrino has proven that too.”

Richt indicated that sophomore tailback Caleb King is “very probable” to play against the Razorbacks. He has missed the first two games due to a hamstring injury.

“Caleb is going to help us, he’s a different style runner than Richard (Samuel) and Carlton (Thomas),” said Richt. “We’re anxious to see what he can do. He’s got good vision and balance, and he’ll be pretty fresh. The conditioning is the question, just how many plays he can go. We’re not asking one kid to carry the whole load there.”

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