Kentucky Week: Tuesday Practice Report

ATHENS - The No. 14-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (7-2, 5-2) practiced in full pads for approximately two and a half hours on Tuesday afternoon in Athens as they continue to prepare for Saturday's SEC date against Kentucky (3-6, 2-4) at Sanford Stadium.

"We got after it pretty good out there," head coach Mark Richt said.

Richt said that tackle Kedric Golston and cornerback Tim Jennings -- senior starters on defense -- continued to make progress toward recovering from ankle injuries.

"They didn't practice any but they did get out there and jog around a good bit," Richt said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Richt conducted his weekly press session at the Rankin Smith Sr. Student-Athlete Academic Center where he discussed this weekend's opponent at length.

"I think Kentucky is playing very well right now, especially in the last two games, scoring almost 75 points, including 25 points against very good Auburn defense," Richt said. " (RB Rafael) Little has been the focal point of the offense. He is very elusive, he has good game speed and he is making a big difference for their offense right now. (QB Andre') Woodson is playing well also. He¹s a lot like Shockley, he¹s able to buy time make plays going across the line of scrimmage.

"Defensively they play a lot of players," Richt said. "They're very physical up front and they have four very young linebackers, a couple sophomores and a freshman, who were good enough to beat out some older players. I'm sure they're excited about what they've done. Then in the secondary they do a nice job, they mix their coverages very well. Shockley will have to play well and pay attention, his pre-snap reads may change a lot."

Saturday's contest between the Bulldogs and the Wildcats will be televised regionally by Jefferson Pilot with kick-off slated for 12:30 p.m. ET.

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