UGA Football

Bulldogs Closing In On Season Opener

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Ryne Rankin & Natrez Patrick. (Steven Colquitt/UGA)

The Georgia football team continued preparations for the 2015 season opener with a two hour practice in full pads Tuesday at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

“We got in a lot of work today,” said head coach Mark Richt. “The guys pushed through it. There was a lot of good energy today and a lot of good things happened.”

The Bulldogs will practice four more times, including a final preseason scrimmage, then game week preparations begin Monday.

“It’s been a good week of practice so far,” said junior flanker Clay Johnson. “Everyone has been moving around, and we’re trying to help fill in positions that we need. I’m just looking to do what I can and what I know to do.”

Earlier Tuesday it was announced that nine Bulldogs were named to the Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams. Senior left tackle John Theus, sophomore tailback Nick Chubb, senior outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins and senior kicker Marshall Morgan were included on the first team, while junior guard Greg Pyke, senior receiver Malcolm Mitchell and sophomore returner/receiver Isaiah McKenzie were named to the second team. Junior outside linebacker Leonard Floyd and sophomore outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter were voted to the third team.

Georgia will play host to ULM in the season opener Sept. 5 at noon Eastern. The game will be televised by the SEC Network.

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