Immediate Release–UGA Sports Communications

ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia football team conducted its seventh practice of the spring on a clear Tuesday afternoon at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

The Bulldogs practiced for nearly three hours and now have eight more practices this spring.  The spring finale will be the annual G-Day intrasquad game on Saturday, April 22, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

“Hump day is in the books,” said Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart.  “We pushed them hard today and caught a little shade from our new indoor facility.  I think we are advancing in our passing game and the guys competed hard.  Our young players are progressing well too.”

Smart specially mentioned the development of offensive lineman Pat Allen and quarterback Jacob Eason.

“Pat is gaining more confidence and is playing with a physical demeanor,” Smart said.  “He is creating more movement than in the past.  He still has to grow up some more, but he is getting some good work in versus guys like (Davin) Bellamy and (Lorenzo) Carter.

“Jacob has come a long way – and he has a long way to go still.  He had a lot on his plate last year with learning the playbook and getting adjusted straight out of high school.  I think Jacob is getting more and more comfortable with our system.”

Smart also mentioned that junior receiver Jayson Stanley sat out Tuesday’s practice with a concussion and that early enrollee freshman Richard LeCounte trained for the second straight practice at safety rather than cornerback.