Athens, GA -- The Georgia football team continued to make progress in its spring drills Thursday afternoon, working out in shells for two and a half hours at the Woodruff Practice Fields.
It was the first competition-oriented practice this spring, and head coach Mark Richt praised the defense for winning the day.
“It was very good to get some football tempo out there,” Richt said. “We began our competition phase of the spring where we actually keep score on a couple of drills. It was a defensive day all the way. The defense is locked in right now. They’ve been competing very hard and getting after it, and there are some good things I’m seeing on defense.”
Through three practices, Richt said he has been pleased with the team’s approach.
“This was a good day – the energy was good, the guys are competing,” Richt said. “They’re really trying to do what the coaches are asking them to do, which is outstanding. We’re trying to get a gauge on who can really do this regardless of position, regardless of status or place on the depth chart.”
Georgia will take Friday off before returning to the field on Saturday morning wearing full pads for the first time. Saturday will also serve as Junior Day, with prospective high school juniors making the trip to campus.
UGA will practice 12 more times this spring, culminating with the annual G-Day game on Sat., April 14 at 3 p.m. inside Sanford Stadium.