All Dawgs arrive - Dawgs Start Camp Sat.

ATHENS – All the players Georgia expected checked in without incident on Friday. The Bulldogs will begin practice today for the 2006 season, which starts September 2 against Western Kentucky - a televised 12:30 start.

"Everybody is accounted for, and we are looking forward to getting out on the field," Coach Mark Richt said. "It's always fun to see how we look on that first day of practice."

Georgia's 25 freshmen (offensive linemen Ben Harden and Justin Anderson failed to qualify) went through orientation on Friday. The Bulldogs will practice in helmets and shorts in their first five workouts.

Georgia will start two-a-day practices Thursday and have three such sessions over the next 10 days. Thursday also will be the team's first day in full pads.

MIDDLE OF THE PACK: Georgia has been ranked No. 14 in the ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches poll, which was released Friday. It's the team's lowest preseason rank since 2001, Richt's first season. The Bulldogs were unranked that year.

The last time Georgia was ranked that low in any poll was Nov. 13 of last year, which it also was No. 14.

ANOTHER COMMITMENT: The Bulldogs picked up their third verbal commitment in the last five days on Friday when cornerback Vance Cuff of Moultrie made his college intentions known.

Cuff, who told Scout.com of his decision, also had scholarship offers from Florida, Auburn, Ohio State and Illinois. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder became Georgia's 13th overall commitment for the Class of 2007.


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