Sugar Bowl Week: Thursday Practice Report

NEW ORLEANS - The Georgia football team held a two-hour workout in full pads Thursday at the Louisiana Superdome.

The fourth-ranked Bulldogs (10-2) conducted their second practice of the week in preparation for Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic against 10th-ranked Hawaii (12-0) on New Year's night.

Prior to practice, Bulldog head coach Mark Richt took part in a bowl press conference where he fielded questions regarding Georgia's season and facing the Warriors.

"We have a very important football game to close out the season," said Richt. "We want to enjoy New Orleans, and we know Hawaii is a very tough opponent. It's tough to go undefeated and they are right now. We finished strong too, but it's been a long layoff between games so we'll see."

Richt was asked about Georgia's offensive scheme and about the latest trend in college football to run the spread offense.

"Everybody has their way of doing things, and we want to be sound in what we do," said Richt. "If everybody knows what they're doing, and you have the right personnel, you will move the football and be successful."

Georgia is 4-2 in bowl games under Richt, and in the two losses, turnovers played a huge part.

"We had four (turnovers) in the Music City Bowl our first year and then we had three in the Sugar Bowl against West Virginia, and we didn't get any in either game, and we lost both of them," said Richt.

Georgia will hold daily workouts through Monday. Following practice Friday, the Bulldogs will visit a local children's hospital. Also, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo and five offensive players will take part in a Sugar Bowl press conference. On Saturday, defensive coordinator Willie Martinez and five defensive players will participate in a Sugar Bowl press conference.

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