Off Week: Tuesday Practice Report

ATHENS - The University of Georgia football team, ranked No. 11 in the Associated Press poll and No. 10 in the USA Today Coaches poll, conducted practice for just under two hours at the Woodruff practice field on Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs practiced in full pads during their first practice of the week after the coaches gave them Monday off. Senior quarterback D.J. Shockley, who sat out this past Saturday's game against Florida with a knee injury, practiced for the first time since his injury in the Arkansas game.

"D.J. went through some passing drills today but nothing where there was too much contact," head coach Mark Richt said. "He did a pretty nice job for it being his first day back."

Georgia's coaches let their players have a day off on Monday not only to recover from lingering injuries, but also because the Bulldogs have a week off before hosting Auburn at Sanford Stadium on Nov. 12.

"We have a little time to prepare and after our initial look at Auburn, we don't have a whole lot to be fired up about as far as our scheme goes," Richt said. "Auburn is a very, very good team, but we should be rested and be able to improve on our fundamentals these next two weeks."

Kickoff on Nov. 12 versus Auburn will be at 7:45 p.m. ET and the game will be nationally televised by ESPN.

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