Bulldogs hold first full-pads practice in windy conditions

Tuesday certainly was a hot chocolate day for Georgia coach Mark Richt.

At his postpractice news conference, he usually drinks a cold sports drink or a cup of hot cocoa depending on the weather.

With gusty winds and temperatures in the mid-40s and feeling colder, it didn’t feel much like spring practice on Tuesday when the Bulldogs held their first full-pads practice.

“I was really pleased with the energy,” Richt said. “It probably had a little something to do with it being a little cold and windy and everybody wanting to keep moving.”

Richt said the wind made it hard to complete some passes.

“I was about ready to give them a positive grade just for throwing to the right guy because the ball was getting blown all over the place,” Richt said.

Georgia scrapped its video crew from going up in lifts to film. They instead shot from a track tower and the Butts-Mehre patio deck.

Permanent structures will be ready to use in May that can better handle windy conditions, Richt said.

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