Kentucky Week: Wednesday Practice Report

ATHENS - There was no playing of Reveille Wednesday because the No. 14-ranked Georgia Bulldogs (7-2, 5-2 SEC) actually hit the practice field 45 minutes earlier then when United States military bases traditionally play the song.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said the players and staff did a nice job in the workout that began under a full moon and ended as the sun rose and the clouds broke to a pleasant morning.

"It was the best 5:15 a.m. practice we've ever had," said Richt. "We're probably the only team in America to do that and be done by 7 a.m. We're always looking for a recruiting edge, and I think kids would hear about our early practices and would like that," Richt added with a smile.

"Once we got up and out there and got the juices flowing, it was fine," said senior defensive tackle Gerald Anderson. "I didn't mind it."

Due to several players with class conflicts, Georgia opted for the morning workout and it spent approximately 90 minutes preparing for the upcoming Southeastern Conference game with Kentucky (3-6, 2-4 SEC).

Saturday's game against the Wildcats will mark the final home game for the Bulldog seniors, and the team has its third and final chance to clinch the SEC Eastern Division title. Although the Wildcats are not nationally ranked like Georgia's two previous opponents (Florida and Auburn), Richt said the Bulldogs know they have to execute in all phases of the game to be successful.

"We're not taking anything for granted," said Richt. "We haven't won in a month, and it's no fun losing."

Saturday's contest between the Bulldogs and the Wildcats will be televised regionally by Jefferson Pilot with kick-off slated for 12:33 p.m.

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