Richt Wants Team to Keep Calm

ATHENS - Richt delivered a message to his team when they met on Monday afternoon two days after a win that had Georgia being talked about as a playoff-type team

“It’s like I told the team a little bit ago, `Thank God for film,’” Richt said on an appearance on the Paul Finebaum show on the SEC Network. “We’ve got so many things that we’ve got to clean up. We know we’re not even close to being as good as we could end up being. We really have got a lot of work to do. We’re 0-0 in SEC play so there are a lot of things that we’ve got to get better at before we’re going to have a chance to be pretty good.”

Georgia will practice Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

“The goal is to get better and it starts with practice,” Richt said. “We’re going to get three solid practices this week, three great lifts and we’re also going to have to get better on our scout teams.”


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Georgia’s athletic board is expected to hear about future plans for an indoor practice facility at its meeting this month, but Richt said on his radio show that practicing outside in the heat paid dividends against Clemson. “We could have taken a few days off here and there because it was so hot,” Richt said. “A lot of teams have that indoor facility that they go inside and practice, but we stayed out in the heat and we kept grinding and there were some times I wondered if we were going too hard.”

There were no injuries of significance to report out of the Clemson game, Richt said. “I think we came out extremely well,” said Richt, noting he didn’t think anyone would miss the South Carolina game from an injury in the opener.

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