Alabama Week: Thursday Practice Report

ATHENS - The No. 22-ranked Georgia Bulldogs held their final practice of the week at Sanford Stadium on Thursday, working out in helmets and shorts as artificial noise was played over the sound system.

Georgia (2-1, 0-1 SEC) travels to Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday to face the No. 16-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0, 1-0 SEC) at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7:45 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised nationally by ESPN.

Prior to the practice session, Georgia head coach Mark Richt met with the media.

³We¹re getting ready to get our last little preparations in for this ballgame,² Richt said. ³So far, we¹ve practiced well, and I¹m excited about getting on to Tuscaloosa.²

³I think there will be an awful lot of excitement there in that stadium knowing it will be a night game, knowing that the Alabama fan¹s are excited about the start of their season and knowing that Game Day is there,² Richt added.

When asked about the team¹s travel squad for the weekend, Richt indicated that senior Brandon Coutu would be the team¹s backup punter in addition to his normal kicking duties. Richt also noted that freshman offensive tackle Justin Anderson would make the trip.

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