Arizona State Week: Wednesday Practice Report

ATHENS - Georgia (3-0) practiced in jerseys, shorts, shoulder pads and helmets for two hours on a cool Wednesday afternoon as they prepare for the their first ever meeting with Arizona State in Tempe.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said Wednesday's session was the last full speed workout of the week, and that he was pleased with the team's effort and execution but not in the mild weather.

"It was 65 degrees, that was the problem," said Richt. "It's a big difference practicing in 65 degrees and playing in 95 to 100 degree heat. With the television timeouts, hopefully, we'll be okay."

One of the main topics this week has been Georgia's offensive line personnel and Richt indicated that the starting unit has not been determined.

"I can't tell you for sure yet, but we're not putting anybody anywhere that they haven't played before," said Richt. "It's a production issue. We haven't settled in a lineup, we're not making wholesale changes. It will be a week-to-week as everybody will have to prove who going to get the start."

Richt mentioned that sophomore Clint Boling graded out the best from this past Saturday's road win over South Carolina. Boling, along with Josh Davis, Vince Vance and Kiante Tripp are options at tackle. They will need help against Arizona State junior defensive end Dexter Davis, who is one of the best pass rushers in the Pac-10. A three-year starter, he already has six sacks this year and 20.5 for his career.

"He (Davis) is a good technician, he comes hard every down and he has got a motor that every sack leader has to make the play," said Richt.

The Bulldogs have enjoyed success against non-conference foes under Richt. Since 2001, Georgia is 32-2 all-time against teams from outside the Southeastern Conference. This year, Georgia has posted wins over Georgia Southern and Central Michigan. The Bulldogs will conclude the regular season with their annual tilt against Georgia Tech. Georgia is 7-0 against the Yellow Jackets during Richt's tenure.

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