Chick-fil-A Bowl: Dec. 20 Practice Report

ATHENS - The Georgia football team held its eighth post-season practice on Wednesday morning in preparation for the Chick-fil-A Bowl against 14th-ranked Virginia Tech at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec. 30. The Bulldogs' have only one more practice in Athens on Thursday before resuming practice in Atlanta on Dec. 26.

After more than two hours of practice in shoulder pads and shorts, Georgia head coach Mark Richt discussed the three junior college players who each signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday morning to play for the Bulldogs in 2007.

Defensive linemen Jarius Wynn (Lincolnton, Ga.) and Corvey Irvin (Augusta, Ga.), who both played at Georgia Military College during the 2006 season, and offensive guard/tackle Scott Haverkamp (Silver Lake, Kan.), who suited up with Butler Community College this season, each turned in the necessary forms to UGA and Richt was excited about the news.

"It really helps getting these guys in at mid-year because it was going to be really rushed for next fall if they came in the summer," said Richt. "We really needed them now and I am fired up to get their papers."

In addition to information about the signees, Richt announced that 50 football players finished the fall semester with grade point averages of 3.0 or better.

Also, Richt confirmed that kicker Brandon Coutu would be the Bulldogs' kicker during the Georgia-Virginia Tech game and that fullback Tripp Taylor had a stiff back on Wednesday morning and was limited at practice.

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