Richt takes different approach for UGA ‘dress rehearsal’

Georgia’s “dress rehearsal” scrimmage really wasn’t much of a scrimmage after all.

In past years, coach Mark Richt has spotted the scout team representing the opening opponent a lead and the Georgia frontline players rallied back for a win.

This time, the team didn’t even tackle to the ground.

“The main thing we were trying to get accomplished today was to rehearse our pregame warm-up,” Richt said. “Sounds kind of boring but we want to look like we know what we’re doing a week from Saturday.”

A half of football was played with transitioning from a special teams unit to offense and defense.

The starters on both sides of the ball were Georgia and wore red. The rest of the team wore white and was Clemson.

There were more than 50 snaps combined for the offense and defense with no statistics kept, Richt said.

“It took a little while to get transitioned there,” Richt said. “You couldn’t quite get the tempo that you hoped for. You definitely couldn’t get the tempo of Clemson’s offense, the pace in which they go. …We’ll have to do a better job of getting that together. It was one of the first shots for our scout team to start simulating Clemson.”