2009 Fall Camp: Day Nine Practice Report

ATHENS – Georgia continued its preparation for the 2009 season with a two and a half hour workout at the Woodruff Practice Fields on Thursday.

The Bulldogs practiced in shells coming off of their second two-a-day practice, which included the first scrimmage of camp, yesterday. The team will have two more practice sessions on Friday before holding its second scrimmage this Saturday.

"I would say my overriding feeling of today's practice was that the practice beat us," Georgia head coach Mark Richt said. "We didn't win the day. We made too many mistakes. They were hot and they were tired, and I thought they gave into that more so than any other day in camp. As a matter of fact, I don't think they had given into it until today actually, so I was a lot disappointed in that. But when you get knocked down you get back up, so we'll see how the leaders handle the adversity of the day and we'll see how we come back tomorrow."

Richt also noted that redshirt junior strong safety Quintin Banks has a knee injury and would miss approximately three weeks, and that the injury puts Banks as questionable for the first game. With injuries at the safety position currently including Banks and fellow redshirt junior Reshad Jones (hamstring), Richt indicated that sophomore Makiri Pugh would see time at the position.

"Reshad will back soon," Richt said. "Banks will be back relatively soon. It's not a situation where we are running into season-ending injuries, but we do need to practice and continue to train people. Makiri certainly has the ability to do both. He will still be working with the nickel, but more than likely he'll get work with the safeties now."

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