August 18, 2009: Georgia Practice Report

ATHENS – Georgia practiced for an hour and 45 minutes at the Woodruff Practice Fields on Tuesday afternoon after taking the day off Monday with it being the first day of classes.

This was the 15th preseason practice for the Bulldogs and the first for the team since Saturday's scrimmage.

"Practice wasn't good enough today to win who we're playing game one or through the year," Georgia head coach Mark Richt said. "The guys didn't practice hard enough or with enough intensity to get where we need to go."

For the freshmen and newcomers to the team, this was the first practice they have had where they had to juggle classes and practice and Richt said this is sometimes an adjustment.

"It's a relief to get out of the grind of camp, but it takes some of the guys out of their comfort zone, especially the younger guys, when you have your first classes, football meetings, time in the training room and then practice," said Richt.

The coaching staff met following Saturday's scrimmage and Richt said they took another step closer to deciding, "who will be on the plane" for the Oklahoma State game.

"I listened to the coaches on each side of the ball give a review of how they thought each guy played in the scrimmage and has done so far," Richt said. "We established a tentative 70-man roster which will help decide who will be on the plane and who will not."

Richt confirmed that junior left tackle Clint Boling was wearing a brace for his sprained wrist and that he was impressed with the recent play of both redshirt freshmen Bacarri Rambo and Makiri Pugh at the safety position.

Richt also said senior Marcus Washington could now officially be called a defensive end.

"(Marcus) is a strong guy who plays low and the low man usually wins in football," Richt said. "The tall tackles tend to have trouble with shorter guys like him plus he has experience playing football for Georgia, which should also help him."


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