Troy Week: Sunday Practice Report

ATHENS ­- Twenty-four hours after its emotional win over Florida, the Georgia football team returned to practice Sunday evening.

The Bulldogs normally have Sunday off, but due to several players taking the Regents Exam on Monday, Georgia¹s coaches decided to practice Sunday and make Monday the off day.

The 10th-ranked Bulldogs improved to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference with their 42-30 win over the Gators. Georgia will step out of the SEC on Saturday to take on Troy, which is 6-2.

Before the Bulldogs¹ meetings, weight-lifting session and practice on Sunday, Georgia coach Mark Richt was asked about his team¹s position atop the SEC standings.

³We¹re going to let everyone else talk about where we are and might end up being,² Richt said. ³We¹re going to talk about Troy and take it one game at a time. We¹re not talking about anything else. We¹ll leave that to the fans if they want to.²

The Bulldogs and the Trojans share two common opponents. Georgia beat Oklahoma State 35-14 in the season opener and Troy topped the Cowboys 41-23 two weeks later. The Trojans dropped a 59-31 decision to Florida.

³I know about Troy, and they always have tremendous athletes,² Richt said. ³They have SEC-caliber athletes on their team, at least they have in the last five to 10 years. They¹re a very well-coached team. I¹ll say that it was a surprise to see them beating Oklahoma State as badly as they were, but just the fact that they were beating them didn¹t shock me at all because I know they¹re a very good football team.²

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