Athens, GA - Tuesday marked the official reporting day for 105 University of Georgia football student-athletes back to campus.
The contingent included 17 members of Georgia’s most recent recruiting class that signed this past February. On Wednesday, the team will have a series of meetings and testing, and then the Bulldogs will hit the field Thursday for the first time. Georgia coach Mark Richt is in his 12th season at the helm. The Bulldogs went 10-4 last year including winning the SEC Eastern Division title.
Due to the NCAA's five-day "acclimatization period," a measure adopted for preseason football practices for all Division I-A teams since 2003, the Bulldogs will be in shorts and helmets for their first few practices and eventually be in full pads next week.
Classes resume at UGA on Monday, Aug. 13. The annual Fans' Picture Day will be Saturday, Aug. 18 in Sanford Stadium. The season openeragainst Buffalo is Sept. 1, and kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m. ET (SEC Network).