Georgia Sports Communications
Aug. 14, 2017
Bulldogs Continue Preseason Practice
ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia football team on Monday had its 13th practice of the preseason camp, logging about two hours in shoulder pads and shorts following the first day of classes at UGA.
The Bulldogs utilized their new $30.2-million, 102,306-square-foot Indoor Athletic Facility (IAF) early in practice as inclementweather hit the Athens area. Once that broke, however, the Bulldogs were able to head outside to the Woodruff Practice Fields.
Senior tight end Jeb Blazevich said he was pleased with how “Movement Monday” went for the Bulldogs.
“We’re not really doing game planning yet. We’re getting ourselves and our techniques better,” Blazevich said. “It’s one day at a time, going drill to drill, play to play, second to second. … The depth charts are fluid and there are guys moving around. The guys are stepping up and being pushed by the leadership group, and we know whatever the circumstances are, we’re out here to work. Today, with access to the IAF, we had our minds right, not having to worry about delays, and we were fluid with practice.”
Junior inside linebacker Roquan Smith echoed Blazevich’s sentiments.
“Practice is going very well,” Smith said. “We’re attacking it each and every day and making the most out of every opportunity we’re given. We’re all working hard, trying to get better as a team every day. That’s the main focus and goal. We know we’re not going to be given anything, so we’ve got to take what we want.”
The Bulldogs will return to practice on Tuesday and will practice through Saturday this week. The 2017 season opener will Saturday, Sept. 2, against Appalachian State at Sanford Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 6:15 p.m. and the game will air on ESPN.