Spring Practice Day 6: Practice Report

ATHENS – The University of Georgia football team held its sixth practice of the spring Thursday, going in full pads on the Woodruff Practice Fields. Head coach Mark Richt returned from a speaking engagement in Indianapolis for the first half of practice before participating in an academic honesty panel on campus.

"We were originally not supposed have practice today so I had schedule a trip to Indianapolis to talk to the Indiana High School Association about our character education program," said Richt. "And they are in the preliminary stages of implementing it. I got back to watch the first half of practice and I was impressed with what I saw. I thought the 3 v 3 drill was good, that is the only drill the offense has really won this spring."

After returning from the academic honesty forum, Richt spoke about the team's plans for the rest of the week.

"I am a little bit concerned, I don't like to go three days in a row in the spring," said Richt. "But we will shorten in a little bit (Friday) and then we will scrimmage for the first time Saturday. Saturday is also our Junior Day. We will be scrimmaging on our practice fields instead of the stadium but hopefully with a big crowd the guys will be pretty excited."

Richt also addressed a question regarding the depth chart after six practices.

"I know there will be a lot of guys ready to go on both sides of the ball," said Richt. "I think we need to be a little healthier on the offensive line to create the kind of depth that we want, that is probably the place we are farthest from having that depth, but the potential is there. We have a lot of depth on the defensive line and at linebacker, and I think we have about six guys ready to go at cornerback. Safety is a little bit of an issue right now. We have a lot of receivers that know what to do and we have two solid tight ends along with Aron White making headway."

The Bulldogs will conclude spring drills with the annual G-Day spring scrimmage on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in Sanford Stadium.

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