Check out SEC spring football practice dates here; G-Day time, TV set

Spring football practice starts in the SEC this week, with LSU hitting the field today and Georgia on Thursday.

Here’s the full list of the practice dates for SEC teams, provided by the league today:

Spring Practice Dates (Start / Finish)

Alabama – March 12 / April 17

Arkansas – March 30 / April 24

Auburn – March 24 / April 19 (Spring Game – April 17)

Florida – March 17 / April 10

Georgia – March 4 / April 10

Kentucky – March 31 / April 24

LSU – March 1/ March 27

Ole Miss – March 27 / April 17

Mississippi State – March 23 / April 17

South Carolina – March 16 / April 10

Tennessee – March 18 / April 17

Vanderbilt – March 17 / April 10

NCAA rules allow each team 15 spring practices.

Georgia’s spring practice concludes with the G-Day Game on April 10. The intra-squad scrimmage will begin at 2 p.m. and be televised on CSS.

Georgia has a quirky spring schedule, with the first practice on Thursday and the second not until March 16. The interruption is because of spring break at UGA. So why, you ask, have one practice before the break?

Mark Richt and Mike Bobo explained that the reason is to gain additional meetings time under NCAA rules.

“Up until spring ball, you’re allowed eight-hour weeks as far as how much time you can have the young men,” Richt said. “Then, once you get into spring ball, you’re allowed 20-hour weeks. So basically Monday through Wednesday [this week], it’ll be an eight-hour-week type schedule –- I think two hours the most you can go on any day. On Thursday [because of the start of spring practice] we get four hours and Friday we get four if we want. You gain a lot of meeting time to do it in a split week like that.”

LSU was to have opened practice last week but delayed until today to allow more time for newly hired tight ends coach Steve Ensminger –- a former UGA assistant (1991-93), by the way –- to get acclimated.

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49 comments Add your comment

GATA

March 1st, 2010
12:14 pm

how2fish

March 1st, 2010
12:24 pm

thanks for the info…

Willie Martinez

March 1st, 2010
12:26 pm

I miss you guys!!!

hagood

March 1st, 2010
12:52 pm

i am ready for some dawg stats…

Bdawg

March 1st, 2010
1:04 pm

Is there any advantage to having one of the first practices? Can’t wait to see the new QBs in the G-Day game!

AltamahaDawg

March 1st, 2010
1:38 pm

Well that was crystal clear.

DaddyDawg

March 1st, 2010
2:09 pm

Friends and Fellow Dawg fans can someone confirm or refute the Aaron Murray weight rumors. If so, how is possible that our best QB option is allowed to balloon up to 240 pounds.

Can we get an answer on this one

JB

March 1st, 2010
2:17 pm

I’d be well beyond shocked if he weighs anywhere near that figure. If he did, it would be all over the place and I’ve heard no such thing.

HBTD!!!

Tim Tucker

March 1st, 2010
2:20 pm

DaddyDawg:
This from Mike Bobo last week: “Aaron Murray is at, like, 210-211 [pounds]. Looks really good. He does a great job in the weight room. His body looks great.”

DaddyDawg

March 1st, 2010
2:26 pm

Dawg Bless Jenny Craig

TXDawg

March 1st, 2010
2:45 pm

Rennie Curran ran a 4.72 40-yard dash….I swear I thought he was faster than that!!

OrlG8r

March 1st, 2010
2:50 pm

The beginning of another national championship year….
Go Dawgs… Do your usual….

Jama Joe

March 1st, 2010
3:00 pm

2010 is going to be different. We have a brand new defense, good thing. Coach Richt will emphasize defense in 2010. 10 of 11 starters back on offense. Murray emerges as the #1 QB in 2010 quickly and with our #5 ranked in NCAA running game, over the last 5 games at 247 yards a game, Murray won’t need to do a whole lot. If teams come up to stop the run, Murray can throw to 4 Wide Receivers with 18+ ypc averages or 2 TE’s at 15+ ypc. UGA will be a run 1st team in 2010 because of the QB situation for the 1st 8 games, by game 9, UF on Oct. 30, Murray should be ready to throw it or run it. And Coach Grantham’s D should be running like a well-oiled machine by week 9.

Bottom line, with Ealey and Green, UGA will win the SEC East in 2010, then who knows what can happen.

Mighty Dawg

March 1st, 2010
3:04 pm

Tim-

I wish you’d block the trolls who write about weight issues not pertinent to the discussion or lunch boxes????

If they choose to do it once, fine, we don’t have to choose to let them do it again, right?

Just a thought.

Eat and Tweet

March 1st, 2010
3:14 pm

Did someone mention weight issues??? Does UGA have another Jeff Owens to twitter about their restaurant escapades ?

dumb fla alum

March 1st, 2010
3:20 pm

1 2 3 4 5 that them gators dont take no jive. gradilations go gator

JB

March 1st, 2010
3:20 pm

Haters on here hear footsteps. They hear that big OL that jelled late last year all coming back with two pretty good running backs. They hear a big upgrade at QB and a healthy A J Green. They hear a Georgia defense coming AT them rather than back peddling. They don’t like what they hear. GATA.

Herschel Walker could whip your ass right now at 47

March 1st, 2010
3:21 pm

Twitter this.

Eat and Tweet

March 1st, 2010
3:24 pm

Herschel never stepped in Clemson’s endzone…. just ask Danny !

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JB, the blind homer

March 1st, 2010
3:48 pm

Here’s hoping Dawgs fans won’t need any excuses this year. After all, it’s a foregone conclusion to many that the D will be the best in the league and they will go 10-2 with a shot at the SEC title. I mean, why even play the season ?

Preston

March 1st, 2010
3:49 pm

I’m excited about our team this year. We just always miss the perfect storm. We have great RB’s, TE’s, and WR’s, but we have to deal with a QB that is unproven and inexperienced. I also feel that the D will be VERY good. Rennie will realize he missed out on a LOT of extra money by not sticking around one more year. Hopefully, Murray will be as good as he’s hyped and he’ll look like a junior. Time will tell. Can’t wait for September.

SOUTHGADAWG88

March 1st, 2010
3:54 pm

Tim what’s the deal on the rumors saying Justin Anderson is moving to DT?

how2fish

March 1st, 2010
3:59 pm

OrlG8r we will go ahead and tally up yet another Bug smashing this year..JB, the blind homer its terrible when a man/woman has to make up a name every post…a blind homer is not the worse thing one can be..Bug.

Tim Tucker

March 1st, 2010
4:16 pm

SOUTHGADAWG88: I haven’t heard specifically about Anderson, but CMR said Friday that other than the moves of Samuel to LB and Chad Gloer to WR and the shuffles within the defense because of the transition to the 3-4, he couldn’t think of any other position changes being made. Anderson will be limited this spring because of a shoulder injury.

GA Faithful

March 1st, 2010
4:31 pm

@ Eat and Tweet-

Jeff Owens benched 44 reps today and ran a 5.00 40-yd dash…even the NFL Channel commentators recognized how impressive that was. He might he the whole buffett table but hes a BEAST!!!!!

GT BABY

March 1st, 2010
4:48 pm

HEY GEORGIA, GO AHEAD AND START PREPARING FOR ANOTHER 7 WIN SEASON AND A TRIP TO SHEREVEPORT HAHAHAHAHA

GT BABY

March 1st, 2010
4:49 pm

TXDAWG, HE’S A LINE BACKER NOT A RUNNING BACK U SELFISH F@GGOT

GATOR

March 1st, 2010
4:52 pm

MIGHTY DAWG- BOOHOO YOU LITTLE BABY. WHY DONT YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND WORRY ABOUT PLAYING IN THE PAPA JOHNS BOWL THIS YEAR YOU LOSER!

superDawg

March 1st, 2010
4:52 pm

Who gives a crap about SEC football?????????

superDawg

March 1st, 2010
4:55 pm

I thought Rennie Curran was slower than 4.72. He is still chasing Roddy Jones from 2 yrs ago.

shane#1

March 1st, 2010
5:10 pm

1- Rennie did the right thing by coming out, as did all other juniors that went pro this year. The head of the NFL players assoc is talking lockout in 2011. If an agreement can’t be reached between the players and the owners in time there may not be a 2011 NFL season or a 2011 draft. The owners want a rookie salary cap in the new labor contract, so Stafford may have the last 40 million dollar rookie contract. An owner would be foolish to spend that kind of money this year when there may not be a 2011 season. Besides, if an agreement is reached and the rookie clause in included in the new labor contract, the owner would be able to get a player for half that amount or even less next year. Of course, some owners can be very foolish! 2- I think someone confused the freshman QBs. Mett reported at 250 last January, the S&C staff has him down to about 235 or 240 now. Murray has always been is shape. 3- I am not suprised at all with Jeff Owen’s work at the combine. Jeff benched 545 last summer, strongest man on the team!

Emerald Bowl

March 1st, 2010
5:25 pm

Welcome back GT BABY,,,missed you last year

bass stringerfish

March 1st, 2010
5:59 pm

Preston, I think our perfect storm will be in 2 years if we can continue to recruit some decent OL to fill in for the ones we have now..and get them some PT along the way. Our RB’s – assuming they stay around – will be JR and SR, and our QB’s will be Jr’s. TE (which I personally think will be the difference maker this year) will be best in the nation. Defense will be Jr’s and Sr’s too with some serious talent moving up…more positives out there than negatives. LOVE the 3-4 and although I think Rennie will be a 3rd – 4th rounder and pick up a few bucks playing special teams, I would have loved to seen his leadership in Athens one more year.

DaddyDawg

March 1st, 2010
6:02 pm

Someone sent me a photo of Murray and he looks alot closer to 240 than he does 210. 240 Pounds at 6′ or just shy of 6′ has me worried. Why would Bobo deny this rumor? Could be possible lose 20-25 in two to three weeks?

DD is worried

Preston

March 1st, 2010
6:14 pm

I’m thinking the same about the heavy QB. Mettenberger is a very big guy and this sounds like a mixup. No way Murray weighs 240.

Señora Weeb

March 1st, 2010
6:14 pm

Remind me to rewind my videos on those dates. Or take a nap.

Really, who cares about UGA football practice?

It’s gotten to be so embarrassing to care about or support a group of athletes who can barely read or write.

Or win the SEC. :-(

Glory Glory

March 1st, 2010
6:36 pm

Tim, is Thursday’s practice open to the public?

Tim Tucker

March 1st, 2010
6:46 pm

Glory Glory: The practice is not open.

SOUTHGADAWG88

March 1st, 2010
7:00 pm

Jimmy

March 2nd, 2010
8:39 am

Weeb,

I know these blogs are for entertainment purposes and all, so I appreciate your attempt at humor. But in the future, could you please come up w/ some new material?? You come up w/the same lame crap every day. It’s not even funny. Actually it’s never been funny. You can do much better. Thanks.

Ensminger was at one time gonna

March 2nd, 2010
10:13 am

Ensminger was indeed a UGA coach under Goff. At one time he was considered to be a head coach in waiting for some SEC or Big 12 type of school. He is very, very well traveled now, many years later. Was he de railed or has it just not happened for him yet?

He was part of a dual tandem QB package while at LSU in the 80s, so maybe he has found a home if Miles splits. Who knows anymore?

Go Dogs

Good luck to Rennie

March 2nd, 2010
10:22 am

As a UGA man through and through, I will always recall the 09 LSU game where the entire team with about 67 seconds left just imploded and Rennie Curran, was run over by Charles Scott, on the way to a 35 yd TD. That could have/should have/ blah, blah won the game for UGA had Rennie been able to man up and make the tackle. TG and Greyhound that he is gone. Same is true of Reshad Jones and Bryan Evans. These two blew the 08 GT game with seagull, open arm, broken tackles on tech’s mediocre running backs. Joe Cox blew the OSU and the KY game.

Go Dogs in 2010 …………..a NEW ATTITUDE and a NEW QB that can motivate the entire team.

Big Dawgs Eat!

March 2nd, 2010
1:21 pm

auburn moved its game to the same day as bama, wonder why. lol

bigdawg

March 2nd, 2010
4:50 pm

Hey nerds: Enjoy playing your ACC patty cakes and then getting beat down in Athens. Go ahead and trash type but the fact is 8 of the last 9 times we have beaten you. If typing 45-42 makes you feel good about yourselves then go ahead, but that was two years ago. 30-24

Signed,
Your Daddy

Dawggggggy

March 2nd, 2010
4:57 pm

Who’s this Gloer guy? is he any good?

Dawggggggy

March 2nd, 2010
4:59 pm

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Deputy Dawg

March 2nd, 2010
9:31 pm

A UGA campus police officer friend of mine told me he saw Murray and that he looks like the Goodyear blimp. WTH is CMR thinking allowing him to become a lardazz? I am not expecting a good 2010…maybe 2011.

swva dawg

March 5th, 2010
1:06 pm

Dude I live like 30 minutes away from CTG was from and it sounds a lot like he’s tryin to bring va techs methods down there by keeping in state guys in state that’s why vt is so good I grew up a hokie but I have bleed red and black for 10 years now. I think that CTG will bring the junkyard dawgs back. That’s why I fell in love with the dawgs hard hitting players