Practice Report

The Bulldogs practiced about two hours on Tuesday afternoon in full pads.

"Most of the physical work we get done on this trip will get done today," Mark Richt said.

The practice claimed at least one victim. Long snapper Brian Jordan left the field during the first half hour after getting hurt during a live-action field goal drill. Ron Courson, Georgia's director of sports medicine, was examining Jordan's knee on the sideline and his status for Saturday's game is unknown. Third-string quarterback Joe Tereshinski III is Georgia's backup long snapper.

Georgia's first practice of the week came on Monday night. The Bulldogs gathered at their team hotel on Monday afternoon and then went to an introductory dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse. Georgia then bused immediately to the practice field, which took its toll of some player's stomachs.

"We're kind of used to it," wide receiver Fred Gibson said. "We always do crazy things at Georgia."

Georgia is practicing at the University of South Florida, which is just north of downtown Tampa, this week.

BE CAREFUL: The tragic shooting death of Vanderbilt running back Kwane Doster here early Sunday morning may drive home some of the points the coaching staff has talked to the team about this week.

"I didn't have to mention it to them," Richt said. "Everybody pretty much knew. I would think it would make more sense to these guys that we put some limits and boundaries on them for safety purposes, because we care about them."

Doster, the Commodores' leading rusher last season and a Tampa native, was shot and killed here about 2 a.m. Sunday while he and two friends were in a car near the nightlife district of Ybor City. There are parts of Tampa and establishments that are off limits for the Bulldogs this week, but Ybor City is not one of them, Richt said.

He's hoping a good talking to and a curfew will keep his players safe.

"We'll be in before the time that thing happened," he said.

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