Athens, GA - The Georgia Bulldogs (4-4, 3-3 SEC) practiced for two and a half hours in full pads on Tuesday afternoon in Athens, their most physical session of the week in preparation for this weekend's annual showdown with Florida (4-3, 2-3 SEC) in Jacksonville.
"It looked pretty good," head coach Mark Richt said after practice. "The
coordinators thought the scout teams did a good job giving us a good look. It was a high-tempo practice with a lot of solid collisions and no one got hurt. I think we got better."
Richt also discussed Saturday's game at length earlier on Tuesday during the Bulldogs' weekly press conference at Stegeman Coliseum.
"It¹s just kind of what you would expect from a Florida team, very fast,
athletic, very well-coached," Richt said. "I¹m sure with their open date,
they will be as healthy as they can be and be ready to play. It ought to be an exciting day in Jacksonville."
The Bulldogs are riding a three-game winning streak to Jacksonville,
defeating their last three opponents (Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky) by a combined score of 125-45. Florida has lost three straight outings, but the Gators still can clinch the SEC East by winning their remaining league contests.
"Florida is a team that still controls their destiny, so there is no doubt
we need to step it up," Richt said. "The bottom line is we just need to
continue to improve. The last three weeks our goal has been to get better, our goal has been to play more physical and practice more physical and to be more disciplined. All the things that we¹ve been doing the last three weeks, we just want to continue to do."
Kickoff at EverBank Field in Jacksonville is set for 3:30 p.m. ET, and the
game will be televised nationally on CBS.