Richt: Dawgs Getting Back into Flow

ATHENS – Mark Richt said Monday's practice was a rough one for Georgia. Fresh off a demoralizing loss to Florida, it wasn't easy for the team to shake the memories of the 49-10 rout in Jacksonville.

The past two days of practice have been much improved, however, and Richt said he feels good about the team's attitude heading into Saturday's matchup with Kentucky.

"I thought they worked hard," Richt said of Wednesday's practice session. "I thought they had a good edge to them. At this point, I think we're right on track."

Putting the loss behind them hasn't been an easy task for the players, linebacker Darryl Gamble said, and to some degree, he doesn't think they should. It's a delicate balance to learn from the loss but not let it overshadow the rest of the season.

"I think about it but I try not to remember it as much," Gamble said. "It's a game in the past and I try not to live in past games. Try to remember them, but try not to think about them all the time. It happened, and it's going to stick with us."

Richt said his team has done a good job of setting the loss aside and moving on this week, a task he said is necessary if the Bulldogs hope to beat the Wildcats on Saturday.

"The clock's ticking, and you have to get ready," Richt said. "If you don't, you're in trouble. There's really no choice. I'm just glad we don't have an open date."

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