Approximately 90 minutes into the session, a lightening detection alarm chased the Bulldogs into the locker room. The team was preparing to continue practice at an auxiliary gym adjacent to Stegeman Coliseum before the "all clear" siren sounded. The final 20 minutes of practice were held under a light drizzle.
"We ran through some of the kicking game in shoulder pads in helmets and then we took the pads off and went over assignments, assignments, assignments," head coach Mark Richt said. "When we went back out, we had already changed into tennis shoes because we were about ready to go to the Coliseum. We went ahead and kept those shoes on for the rest of practice so we lost some of the tempo we were looking for."
Richt said he is ready for Saturday's season opener to arrive.
"I told the team today that they've been through the hardest part of it -- mat drills, spring practices, two-a-days," Richt said. "Now they're about to get the reward -- to play. We spend so much time preparing. It's an honor and a privilege to play and coach every game."
Georgia opens the season on Saturday against Arkansas State at Sanford Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 1:00 p.m. The game will be televised on a pay-per-view basis by AT&T Broadband, Atlanta's primary cable television provider, and also will be available via participating cable affiliates throughout the state. All Georgia football games can be heard on NewsTalk 750 WSB and the WSB/Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network.
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