Day 15 practice report

ATHENS - The Georgia football team worked out for just under two hours on Tuesday as the Bulldogs continue preparations for the 2005 season opener.

Georgia will kick off against Boise State on Sept. 3 at Sanford Stadium. Even though the game is quickly approaching and it gives the players something to look forward to besides practice, Coach Mark Richt said this is a critical week for the Bulldogs.

"This is the toughest week to stay focused," Richt said. "It seems like the game is right upon us, but there's still a lot of practices to go. It's still not game week, and that's what you've got to guard against. That's why it's so important that the scout team gives great effort so that the others have to.

"I remind them of that everyday when we talk before practice. I ask them, 'What kind of habits are you going to create?' If there are great habits, it will carry over into the season. But if you're just wasting time and have poor habits, that can bite you in a ballgame."

Richt said he was pleased with Tuesday's workout, again crediting the scouts for their performance.

"The tempo was very good today," Richt said. "I was really pleased with them today. The scouts gave us some great looks."

The Bulldogs, who have been ranked No. 13 in the pre-season Associated Press and USA Today polls, will open their 2005 campaign two weeks from Saturday when they host No. 19-ranked Boise State.

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