ATHENS----- The ninth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs are getting set for their home opener as they conducted a 90-minute practice Wednesday at the Club Sports Complex on Milledge Avenue.
Following the workout, selected offensive players visited with the media and said they were looking forward to playing in Sanford Stadium versus Nicholls on Saturday.
“Everyone is excited for the next game and to play at home in front of 92,000 fans,” said junior wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. “We’ve been working on special teams and all the details for that as well as offense and defense.”
Earlier in the day, Georgia’s Kirby Smart participated in the SEC Coaches weekly media teleconference and said the Bulldogs are focusing on getting better after last Saturday’s season-opening win in Atlanta over No. 22 North Carolina.
“I’m excited where we are as a team, but we have to show a lot of improvement from the first game to the second game,” said Smart. “I’m pleased with how the kids responded to us challenging them to practice better and play better technique. We were fortunate to get away with a few things like our kickoff coverage (against UNC) and our special teams have to do better.
“I’m looking for improvement in all areas,” Smart added. “In special teams, we need to get better in our coverage units, on the defensive front, attacking blockers, communicate better on offense and getting in and out of the huddle. On the offensive line, we need to play with more power and consistency. On our corner play, don’t let the receivers get behind you. We were very fortunate not to give up big plays in the passing game.”
The Bulldogs play host to the Colonels (0-0) with kickoff scheduled for 12:01 p.m. on the SEC Network.
Tickets for Saturday’s game are available and are $50 each. They can be ordered online through GeorgiaDogs.com or by calling 1-877-542-1231 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Friday.