Georgia will hold its seventh and final bowl practice in Athens today before reconvening for practices in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 26.
“I can’t ask for much more than we’ve got these first few days of bowl practice,” coach Mark Richt said. “Coaches, players, everybody really had a lot of enthusiasm and did their jobs well.”
Friday’s practice included Georgia working on a long field goal attempt that comes up short and the other team tries to return it for the score.
Richt said he had only practiced that one other time in his 13 seasons, but the Bulldogs added it after Alabama lost on that scenario against Auburn on a return that clinched the SEC West title.
“I just think if you think your guy’s got the range you kick it, you do take the risk,” Richt said. “Hopefully you can get the guy on the ground, but it’s hard to get a really good athlete on the ground with the guys that are protecting on that team.”
It hasn’t been all football. Georgia ended practice Thursday with a game of kick ball.
“The coaches were undefeated, as were the receivers,” Richt said.