Temperatures on the rise as Bulldogs continue preseason camp
ATHENS, GA – The Georgia football team conducted its eighth practice of preseason camp Thursday in temperatures that held steady in the upper 90s for most of the two-hour workout in full pads.
The Bulldogs are nearing the end of nine consecutive days of practice, and senior linebacker Amarlo Herrera said preseason camp is going well.
“I feel good, I’ve been working all summer in the heat so it’s not a factor for me,” Herrera said. “We’re in shape and playing fast. Everybody is practicing hard, competing and learning the system.”
Senior defensive lineman Mike Thornton said as one of the veterans, he’s trying to help the younger players adapt to the college game and a new defensive staff.
“The transition for me is not hard because I’m one of the older guys in the room, and I’ve been through it.” Thornton said. “This defense is easier to pick up, but it’s still a complex defense. We’re getting better and pushing each other.”
The annual Fans’ Picture Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Reed Plaza area of Sanford Stadium and will feature Richt, football players, cheerleaders, other UGA athletic teams along with mascot, Uga IX. Special ticket coupons are required for access to the location for Uga IX and Richt. Those tickets will be distributed to the first 150 fans at 10:00 a.m. from the East End ticket windows on East Campus Road.
Gates will open at 2 p.m., on Picture Day, and the Georgia cheerleaders, Dance Dawgs and Hairy Dawg will be available from 2-6 p.m. Uga IX and other University of Georgia sports teams will be available from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Ticket holders to see Uga IX must be in line by 2:30 p.m. Georgia football players will be on hand for autographs from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Richt will also be available from 4-6 p.m. for those with ticket coupons. Ticket holders to see Richt must be in line by 4:30 p.m.
Georgia, ranked No. 12 in the Amway Coaches Poll, will open the season against No. 16 Clemson on Aug. 30 at 5:30 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN.