Bulldogs close to wrapping up preparations for Florida
ATHENS, Ga. – Ninth-ranked Georgia conducted a 90-minute practice Wednesday as it finalizes preparations for its upcoming contest versus Florida in Jacksonville.
Georgia coach Mark Richt said Wednesday was another spirited practiced, and he gave kudos to the scout team for their good effort in making it tough out there.
Richt was asked about the recent decision from the NCAA regarding when junior tailback Todd Gurley will be reinstated.
“We are focused on what we control,” Richt said. “The last few weeks we’ve done a good job of staying focused. When rules are broken, you don’t have control over discipline.”
Richt added that he’s asking Gurley to stay in good spirits and stay in good shape. Gurley has continued to practice with the team.
The last two games, freshman Nick Chubb has started at tailback for the Bulldogs and tallied 345 yards and three touchdowns in road wins over No. 23 Missouri and Arkansas.
Now in his 14th year at Georgia, Richt said the Florida game has always been emotionally charged for both teams, and the Bulldogs will need to play hard, fast, disciplined and together.
“Everybody on the field and in the stands will be real revved up,” Richt said.
Georgia (6-1, 4-1 SEC) faces Florida (3-3, 2-3 SEC) Saturday at EverBank Field Kickoff will be at approximately 3:39 p.m., and the contest will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Georgia has won the past three meetings with the Gators.