2008 Fall Camp: Day Four Practice Report

ATHENS ­- No. 1-ranked Georgia went under the lights for Thursday's practice, their second in shoulder pads.

A late-afternoon thunderstorm pushed the Bulldogs¹ practice to 7:15 p.m. The later start, which included a picturesque sunset over the adjacent Spec Towns Track, meant Georgia¹s players got to work out in temperatures in the 70s rather than in the 90s.

³We have a lot of energy on the defensive side, but tonight was the most energy I¹ve seen,² linebacker Dannell Ellerbe said. ³Everybody was going hard.²

³I think everybody was excited to go out later,² cornerback Asher Allen said. ³We got in some good work, but we¹ve still got a lot of work to do before Aug. 30.²

Georgia coach Mark Richt said he felt the cooler temperatures led to a good practice session.

³The players loved it,² Richt said. ³It was very nice to practice in cooler temperatures. Sometimes you want to do that as coaches, but if you don¹t condition in the heat, you can get whipped when you play. You¹ve got to practice in it and you¹ve got to condition in it. But it was a beautiful night to throw and catch.²

The Bulldogs will put on full pads for Friday¹s practice, but will not tackle, according to Richt. The first two-a-day practices will take place on Saturday.

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