The 90-minute session was conducted in shoulder pads and shorts.
"It was a good day with good focus," head coach Mark Richt said. "We walked
through things, which is important mental preparation and also helps get the
sensation of what your body is supposed to do during the game. It really
didn't hurt us in our physical preparation either because we had our typical
Tuesday practice on Sunday and we'll get our regular Wednesday practice in
The 120,000-square-foot practice facility adjacent to Stegeman Coliseum is
one of the nation's largest and is located approximately 200 yards from the
Butts-Mehre football complex.
"It was a short walk, and we had plenty of room to get done what we wanted
to get done," Richt said.
Richt also announced the captains for Saturday: defensive tackle Geno Atkins, offensive lineman Clint Boling, cornerback Brandon Boykin and
linebacker Rennie Curran.
The trip to Stegeman was Richt's second visit to the facility on the day.
Earlier, he led the Bulldogs' weekly press conference there to discuss the
matchup with the Gators. Richt said he was pleased with the performance of
the scout teams of late.
³I thought we practiced real fast and with a good demeanor," he said. "The
scout team has done a really good job. The harder and the faster they go,
the better practice we have because maybe 50 percent of our practice is
versus our scouts whether it¹s kicking or offense and defense. When the
scout team, especially the offensive scout team, has good tempo, it allows
the defense to play at a good tempo. You can probably only play at about as fast as those guys go. I was real pleased with what they've done.²
CBS will televise Saturday's game, with kickoff slated for 3:35 p.m. ET.