FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–from Georgia Sports Communications
ATHENS, Ga.—The Georgia football team went out to the Club Sports Complex one final time this spring as the squad gets set for the annual G-Day Game, which will take place this Saturday in Sanford Stadium at 4 p.m. ET.
Overcast skies and temperatures in the upper 60s met the Bulldogs at Thursday’s practice — the team’s 14th session and second to last workout of spring drills.
The Bulldogs started spring practice on March 15 and have worked on getting to know a new coaching staff and new schemes over the last four weeks. According to standout sophomore receiver Terry Godwin, the most important aspect of the past month has been the family-like bond that has been created.
“We have all come together as one big family,” Godwin said following Thursday’s workout. “I think that has been the biggest thing for us through this transition is that we have learned to rely on each other and depend on each other — even the early enrollees have become a huge part of our family.”
The buildup around Georgia’s G-Day Game reached a new level on Thursday as it was announced that Atlanta-based rapper Ludacris will take part in the Bulldogs’ annual spring game. The excitement of that announcement builds on the anticipation that started when head coach Kirby Smart challenged the Bulldog faithful to put 93,000 fans in the seats.
“Coach Smart wants 93,000 and we want 93,000,” junior outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter said. “We look forward to seeing a great crowd and going out there and competing in a game-like atmosphere. We know we have a lot to work on, but we just want to attack the day on Saturday and get better.”
G-Day will conclude Georgia’s spring practices. That contest will be televised nationally on ESPNU, with Dave Neal calling the play-by-play, former Georgia All-American and Academic All-American Matt Stinchcomb as color analyst and Shannon Spake handling the role as sideline reporter. G-Day will also be carried on much of the Georgia Bulldogs Sports Network from IMG. Scott Howard and Eric Zeier will call the action, with Chuck Dowdle providing commentary from the sideline.