2006 Fall Camp: Day 16 Practice Report

ATHENS - The 14th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs conducted a 90-minute workout Wednesday as they continue preparations for their season opener with Western Kentucky.

Georgia coach Mark Richt credited the scout team's effort with helping the Bulldogs get set for WKU.

"It was a pretty good day, and our scout team has really improved from the first day, said Richt. "This is the time of year when you're in limbo, you are practicing a lot without playing a game. It's important to get a good start on our game plan. Tonight, we will finish up what we want to do and now we're going to implement it."

On Thursday, Georgia's practice will feature another scrimmage and Richt said more decisions on potential playing time at various positions will be made.

"The way you perform Thursday will have some weight, we'll discuss it as a staff," said Richt. "Guys right now are trying to earn playing time and if you do well in the game, you may get a chance to start too."

For example, a host of candidates are hoping to land the punt return job for the opener. Junior flanker Mikey Henderson, junior tailback Thomas Brown and freshman cornerback Asher Allen are among the Bulldogs who will look to make another impression Thursday.

The Bulldogs enter 2006 as the defending Southeastern Conference champions but Richt said his team is not focused on that moniker.

"Every season you start from scratch, everyone has a new team," said Richt. "It's a tough road but every year I think we're going to be in a battle for it."

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