Bulldog coach Mark Richt said the team practiced with good tempo and good focus Wednesday.
“It’s been really good Tuesday and Wednesday, and we’ll crank up the noise Thursday,” said Richt.
The Bulldogs (3-2, 2-1 SEC) travel to Knoxville to face the Volunteers (2-3, 0-2 SEC) on Saturday before an expected sellout crowd of 100,000-plus fans. One of the featured matchups looks to be Tennessee’s offensive line versus Georgia’s defensive front.
“They’ve had a few injuries but they got five guys that play together on the line and do as good a job as anybody, and it will test us,” said Richt.
Tennessee has allowed just six sacks through five games and it did not allow a sack last week in the loss to Auburn. Meanwhile, UT running backs are averaging five yards per attempt, which ranks fourth in the SEC.
Georgia is coming off a 20-13 loss to fourth-ranked LSU, and the Bulldogs have turned their attention to the Volunteers, according to Richt.
“We have to go back to work so fast, by 2 p.m. on Sunday, we’ve graded the film and are ready to go meet the players and get the last game out of our system,” said Richt. “We’ve broken down our next opponent, and there’s no time to think about the last game, you have to let it go. Sometimes, it will come out months later or in the summer when you grab the tape and watch it again. You don’t grieve about it in the middle of the season, you have to keep moving forward."