Fall Practice Notes - August 16

ATHENS, Ga. ------- The University of Georgia football team practiced for a little more than two hours on Thursday, which was also the first day of classes at UGA, as the team continued to prepare for its opening game of the season versus Arkansas State on Sept. 1.

The team's workout was earmarked by warm temperatures, which is something that Georgia coach Mark Richt said the team is going to have to get used to as it prepares for its first game, which will be a 1 p.m. kickoff.

"We had a hot, steamy day today, which is what we needed," said Richt. "Now that two-a-days are over the guys have two weeks to get acclimated to the heat." Richt said the heat had an effect on the workout, particularly with players keeping their concentration.

Sophomore wide receiver Reggie Brown was unable to finish the practice due to problems with the heat. "Reggie practices so hard," said Richt. "He is probably the hardest worker we have. He just did not put enough fuel inside himself for lunch today."

Richt said it will not be much longer before a starter is named at quarterback. He indicated he will know after Saturday's scrimmage. "We are getting close to naming a starter," said Richt. "(The quarterbacks) are so much better now than they were in the spring. It a competition of guys who are doing things well as opposed to guys who are doing things poorly. Whoever comes out as the starter will have won the job."


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