Bulldogs begin preparations for Kentucky
ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 17-ranked Georgia football team returned to the Woodruff Practice Fields on Monday with a 90-minute workout in shorts and shoulder pads.
The Bulldogs (6-2, 4-2 SEC) will continue conference play this week as they travel to Lexington, Ky., to face Kentucky (5-4, 2-4 SEC). The game will kick off at noon and will be televised by ESPN.
“Today was a good start to the week,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “It was good for us not only to return to practice together but to have a good session. All of our focus tonight was on Kentucky. We got our kicking work in and we began the Kentucky installation. I was happy with today and it’s important that we keep getting better throughout the week.”
Richt said the captains for Saturday’s game will be linemen David Andrews and Kolton Houston on offense, defensive back Damian Swann on defense and linebacker Kosta Vavlas on special teams.
Also Monday, it was announced that CBS has elected to use its second six-day selection for games of Nov. 15. CBS will televise either Auburn at Georgia or Mississippi State at Alabama at 3:30 p.m. ESPN will televise the game not selected by CBS at 7:15 p.m. Game selections should be made no later than Sunday afternoon.
Georgia will be playing its sixth straight SEC game Saturday, including its fourth consecutive on the road. The Kentucky game marks the final road contest of the regular season for the Bulldogs as they will return to the friendly confines of Sanford Stadium on Nov. 15. There will be 42 days between home games for the Bulldogs. This marks the longest stretch between home games for Georgia since the 2008 season. The Bulldogs play host to Auburn, Charleston Southern and Georgia Tech to finish the regular season.
The Bulldogs hold a 53-12-2 edge over Kentucky since the teams’ first meeting in 1939. The Bulldogs have won the last four and 15 of the past 17.