After Wednesday’s practice, Mark Richt said he liked giving his players a little extra time to rest leading up to game day.
Though Georgia typically practices in full pads on Mondays, Richt decided against that this week, adding that the change wasn’t linked to Georgia’s slew of injuries.
“Monday’s we’ve been going full pads. This Monday I chose not to do it,” Richt said. “It wasn’t so much injuries. When you carry a helmet and shoulder pads it’s just added weight to your legs. I want everybody unified, so everybody was wearing their pads or nobody was wearing them.”
The Wednesday schedule changed for the Georgia, too. In past weeks, Georgia has started practice with fundamental work followed by what Richt referred to as team run. After that, the team moved on to pass skeleton and 11-on-11 work between the offense and defense.
However, Richt had to change that schedule earlier this season due to a day of inclement weather. In order to beat the weather, Richt decided to save the scout team work for last. It must have worked.
“I think it probably gave them a little better chance to recover on their legs and stuff, so we decided to do it last week, did it again today and I think I like that routine,” Richt said. “We may keep doing that for a while now.”