Bulldogs log full-pads practice
ATHENS, Ga. – Working in “perfect” weather conditions on Tuesday, the Georgia football team hit the halfway point of spring practice drills.
The Bulldogs worked for two hours in full pads as temperatures reached into the mid- to high-70s. The workout was the eighth of the spring for the Bulldogs, who will resume practices on Thursday.
“It was a perfect day temperature-wise for practice. There’s my weather report,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said with a laugh. “We got the work in today and I think we’re getting better little by little. The offense was a little sloppy today. We had trouble picking up blitzes. But we had our first 1-minute drill and the execution was good. So we’re getting there.”
Senior nose Chris Mayes was credited with seven tackles, including two for a loss and a sack in last Saturday’s scrimmage. On Tuesday, Mayes was asked to evaluate his play.
“For me, I was still disappointed because I had some missed assignments, I didn’t place my hand on the right man, things like that,” Mayes said. “The tackles I got were more like effort tackles. I think the scrimmage gave me a lot of things to work on and build off of.”
The G-Day Game is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. at Sanford Stadium. Georgia will kick off the 2015 season against Louisiana-Monroe in Athens on Sept. 5.