2008 Spring Practice: Day 2 Practice Report

ATHENS ­ The Georgia football team went through its second of 14 spring practices on Wednesday afternoon.

With the sounds of the baseball game at nearby Foley Field creeping in, the Bulldogs practiced for about two hours. Afterward, Georgia coach Mark Richt said he was happy with what he saw.

³I was really proud of the hustle,² Richt said. ³That was one of the things we wanted to emphasize today. We wanted the guy with the ball to run harder and longer to force the defense to pursue harder and longer.²

Richt said at Monday¹s practice tailback Knowshon Moreno dashed about 50 yards after catching a screen pass. Defensive lineman Jeff Owens pursued so hard, Richt said, that he and Moreno were in the same frame on the film at the end of the play.

³It was tremendous effort and hustle,² Richt said. ³If everybody went like that, we might have something special. Today, we saw a lot more hustle, a lot more team hustle.²

Richt said it also was obvious that the Bulldogs are ready to put on the pads.

³We¹ll get them get into shells (Thursday),² Richt said, referring to shoulder pads and helmets. ³That will give them a chance to get after each other. That¹s what they like to do.²

Richt singled out Kenneth Harris, Demarcus Dobbs, Andrew Williams, Tripp Chandler, Tony Wilson and Mohamed Massaquoi for their play during Wednesday¹s session.

The Bulldogs will play their annual G-Day Game at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m.


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