"I'm excited to be here, and I've heard it gets electric in here," said Stafford.
Bulldog head coach Mark Richt echoed those sentiments before Tuesday's practice.
"Any time you are playing in the Dome, something good has happened to get you here," said Richt. "We've played for a few SEC Championships here, won a couple here, and we finished strong this year to be invited to the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Our team likes being here in Atlanta, our fans like it and whichever team plays the best, their fans will be the loudest. We want to win the bowl game, and we know Virginia Tech is very good. It will be a heckuva challenge."
Georgia worked on all phases of its game Tuesday, beginning and ending practice with a focus on special teams along with conditioning drills. Following practice, Richt said the team looked to be in good condition.
"We had a lot of enthusiasm, and for the last practice in pads, we got out of it what we needed," said Richt. "We looked sharp and knew what to do, I was pleased."
Georgia will practice Wednesday and Thursday morning followed by various bowl functions later in the day. On Friday, the team will have a walk-through and a luncheon.