Brown: Dawgs getting ready for 2006

ATHENS – For the last two years Thomas Brown has gone into the fall as one of Georgia's top three running backs, but now he's set to open the season as the team's number one running back. Brown spoke with Dean Legge about Georgia's summer workouts, and what he does to get better in the off-season.

"I think the summer workouts have been going really well. We've had a strong summer so far," Thomas Brown said. The junior tailback enters August as the Bulldogs' number one tailback – a position he's held since the start of the 2005 season. Brown started every game in 2005 except Georgia's win over Louisiana-Monroe when he sat out with an injury.

Brown said this summer's attendance is better than any other time he's been on campus, and that had it not been for academic requirements the Bulldogs would have been perfect in summer workout attendance.

"Our turnout has been better than ever before," he said. "There was a time when no player missed a workout at all, but a class got in the way of a couple of guys at the end of June, and that ended that. But everyone has been coming in the morning and the afternoon."

As for himself, Brown says he is motivated to work daily on getting better for the fall.

"I am motivated every day to get up and work," he said. "I want to get better, and get my teammates better."

Brown added that a quirk in Georgia's 2006 schedule means the Dawgs had better be fully prepared for the rigors of a long season with little time off.

"When I think about the long term, the summer can be draining at times, yes. It's the same thing day after day, and week after week. But when you think about the 11 straight games we have this fall you've got to be in top condition for them," Brown said.

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