18 Days Later Dawgs Get Back to Practice

ATHENS - Eighteen days after its regular season ended, Georgia began bowl practices on Wednesday night.

It's a more scaled back practice schedule than usual with the bowl game coming a week from Tuesday on Dec. 30 in Charlotte.

Georgia in past seasons has had an occasional bowl practices before final exams and even with coaches busy on the road recruiting.

This time, players did conditioning and weight lifting daily prior to exams.

"It's nice because we've been working out, but it's not that wear and tear on your body," guard Greg Pyke said.

Richt said he was about 10 minutes late to his bowl news conference on Wednesday because of a staff meeting that ran long before the first of what will be just eight bowl practices in all.

"Just making sure that when we hit the ground running, we’re highly organized and we have one purpose," Richt said.

Wednesday's practice was heavy on fundamentals and would begin to prep for Louisville.

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