LSU Week: Tuesday Practice Report

Posted Sep 29, 2009

ATHENS - Mark Richt departed Georgia's Woodruff Practice Fields on Tuesday with a passing grade for his team following a two-and-a-half-hour workout in full pads.

"It was better than last Tuesday," Richt said. "There was more hitting, much more hitting."

The Bulldogs, who are ranked No. 14 in the USA Today poll and No. 18 by the AP this week, will host No. 4 LSU this Saturday. Though Georgia (3-1, 2-0 SEC) has won its last three matchups with LSU (4-0, 2-0), the Tigers lead the series between the two schools, 14-12-1.

During practice, Richt announced to the team that defensive tackle Geno Atkins, offensive lineman Cordy Glenn, receiver A.J. Green and defensive end Justin Houston would serve as captains against LSU.

Richt discussed the game at length earlier in the day during the Bulldogs' weekly press conference.

³LSU, what can you say about them?" Richt said. "In all the years that I¹ve been here, they won the most games of anybody in the SEC. They have two national championships and three SEC championships. It¹s just a great program. They did it under Nick Saban and they are doing it under Les Miles. You certainly could say they are the team of the 2000s. The past decade they have been one of the best if not the best football team in the country."

Crisp temperatures set in on Athens on Tuesday afternoon, and Richt said he is hopeful for the same conditions on Saturday.

³I would have to think it¹s going to be a beautiful day for football at 3:30 in the afternoon," Richt said. "I can¹t imagine a better setting to have it in than Sanford Stadium, so were all pretty jacked up about this one."

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