Georgia football opens second week of spring practice

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 28, 2017

ATHENS, Ga. (WCTV) -- With temperatures hovering near 80 degrees at the beginning, Georgia practiced for two and a half hours and now has only 11 more practices this spring.

The spring finale will be the annual G-Day intrasquad game on Saturday, April 22.

Following Tuesday’s session, Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart was left looking for more from his defense.

“I feel like some guys out there are complacent,” Smart said. “Some think they have started two years and they are just comfortable in the spot where they are. There’s not a sense of urgency. Until these guys prove what some are saying about them, I won’t be happy.

Smart also mentioned that senior receiver Shakenneth Williams is dealing with an injury and is currently acting as a “student coach” while sophomore receiver Riley Ridley is working through an ankle injury. The coaches are hopeful he will be back by the end of the spring.

The fifth practice of the spring, which arrives on Thursday, starts the three-day UGA Coaches Clinic hosted by Smart and his staff. The clinic will run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and will feature coaches from the NFL as well as staff from the collegiate and high school levels.

“We are really looking forward to Thursday and our Coaches Clinic,” said Smart. “We are expecting a great showing of coaches from all over and we are excited to have them in Athens for three days.”

Georgia was joined at practice by an estimated 200 law enforcement officers from Clarke County and surrounding counties as an appreciation for their daily services.