Bulldogs Open Spring Practice

Head coach Mark Richt praises team for a good first practice

March 4, 2002

Athens, Ga.----Georgia football opened 2002 spring drills on Monday at the Woodruff practice fields on the University of Georgia campus. The Bulldogs worked out for two hours in helmets and sweats in wind and freezing temperatures.

Head coach March Richt said that considering the cold weather the Bulldogs did a good job on their first day back.

"It was a half-way decent practice. The accuracy of the passing was a lot better than the catching. We dropped too many balls. It was a good start, though. It was a lot better than a year ago on the first day because everybody has an idea of what they are doing," Richt said.

Richt also announced that senior long snapper Ben Lowe and redshirt sophomore linebacker Rod Davis will not return to the team next season.

Lowe, a native of The Rock, Ga., will graduate in May and is looking to pursue a teaching and coaching career. Lowe will remain with the team through spring practice as a student assistant.

Davis, from Stone Mountain, Ga., has decided to transfer.

"Everyone's career ends sooner or later and (Ben) felt it was time to move on," said Richt. "Rod felt like he had a better shot at getting playing time else where. I wish them both well."

The Bulldogs return to the practice fields on Tuesday. On Saturday, the Dogs will work out for the first time in full gear.

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