Dawgs Get Back to Work After Finals

ATHENS - Georgia's players traded their textbooks for their playbooks on Wednesday as the Bulldogs returned to the practice field.

After five days of final exams, the Bulldogs got back to work on preparing for their Jan. 1 matchup with Michigan State in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Georgia worked out for more than two hours in full pads.

³I was really not all that impressed with practice,² Georgia coach Mark Richt said. ³We looked like a bunch of guys who just finished final exams and were tired. We have got to practice better as we go forward.²

Added receiver Kris Durham, ³Finals are a tough time in a student¹s life. You have to put in a lot of preparation time studying and staying up to all hours to get that GPA where you want it. We might have been a little tired tonight, but we know we¹ve got to come to work everyday. Finals are done now, so we don¹t have any excuses. We¹ve got to go about our business and prepare well.²

Earlier Wednesday, Richt held his bowl press conference and spoke highly of the Spartans and the Capital One Bowl.

³I see it as an outstanding matchup,² Richt said. ³I¹m sure the people at the Capital One Bowl are excited to know that there are two outstanding teams coming in that seem to be matched very evenly going in. I¹m sure they are excited about a great game and we are too.²

The Bulldogs are scheduled to practice through Saturday in Athens and then will reconvene in Orlando on Dec. 26.

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