Colorado Week: Monday Practice Reports

ATHENS - The Georgia football team began preparations on Monday for its fourth opponent of the season by practicing for 90 minutes at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

Ninth-ranked Georgia (3-0) will host Colorado (0-3) on Saturday at Sanford Stadium in a 12:30 p.m. contest. The Bulldogs are coming off a 34-0 win against Alabama-Birmingham. Colorado has lost its games against Montana State, Colorado State and Arizona State.

"We've got a lot of respect for Colorado," Georgia coach Mark Richt said on Monday. "They have great coaches and great leadership among their players, and we know they're going to come in here ready to play. We had a good day of practice today and we've got to keep it going the rest of the week."

Richt announced the captains for Saturday¹s game will be Quentin Moses and Tony Taylor on defense, Nick Jones on offense and Gordon Ely-Kelso on special teams.

Before practice, Richt excused one of the Scholar Dog Teams from having to go through the team's agility drills. The Bulldogs are broken into the Scholar Dog Teams, and one group per week will be rewarded for its success in the classroom. On Monday, the players excused from the agility drills were Geno Atkins, Sean Bailey, Ramarcus Brown, A.J. Bryant, Ricardo Crawford, Chris Gaunder, Reshad Jones, Jeff Owens, Matt Pick, Ken Shackleford and Mickey White.

On Monday, it was announced that the Saturday, Sept. 30, football game between Georgia and Ole Miss in Oxford will be televised by ESPN2. Kickoff is set for 9 p.m. ET. This will be Georgia¹s first appearance on ESPN2 this season. Georgia¹s all-time record on ESPN2 is 12-2.

Also, the Southeastern Conference selected Fernando Velasco as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Monday. It marks the third consecutive week the SEC office has awarded a Georgia player with one of its weekly honors (Quentin Moses, Charles Johnson). Velasco graded out at 90 percent and had two dominator blocks in Georgia¹s 34-0 win over UAB.

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