Fall Practice Notes - August 7

The Georgia Bulldogs officially began pre-season practices for the 2001 campaign with their first full squad two-a-day workouts in Athens on Tuesday.

The sessions were conducted in shoulder pads and shorts and lasted for approximately two-and-a-half hours in both the morning and the evening.

"I expected it to go well, and I think it did go well," first-year head coach Mark Richt said after the morning workout."

"The amount of carryover we had from the spring was wonderful. In the spring, we basically had 85 freshmen because we had to get to know each other. The amount of carryover made it easier on the players and the coaches. Guys know where to go when the horn blows (between periods), just the simple things like that."

The morning practice, which began at 10:00 a.m., was held primarily under overcast conditions, while the second workout finished well after twilight at 9:00 p.m."

"If anything, we had to slow them down a little bit," Richt said. "They're anxious to show us what they can do, but there's plenty of time for that."

Georgia opens the season three weeks from this Saturday, on Sept. 1 against Arkansas State at Sanford Stadium. Kickoff for the opener is slated for 1:00 p.m.

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