Dogs plan practice game between the hedges Wednesday

ATHENS – There will be a football game in Sanford Stadium on Wednesday afternoon -– sort of.

Georgia’s team will break into two squads –- one consisting of the Bulldogs’ front-line players, the other impersonating Louisiana-Lafayette -– for a dress rehearsal of the Sept. 4 opening game.

“We don’t get preseason games,”  Mark Richt said Tuesday. “This is as close as we’re going to get to a preseason game.

“We’re going to play a half of football. We’re going to do our normal pregame warmup. We’re going to have our captains chosen. We’ll simulate a coin toss. We’ll kick it off like a regular game. We’ll have our coaches situated up or down, wherever they’ll be, press box or field. We’ll have our headsets going. We’ll have SEC officials. We’ll have everything we can get other than crowd noise for this game. I’m considering it a game.

“We want them to get used to [game conditions]. We haven’t transitioned from kickoff coverage to defense, from punt return or block to offense, from extra point/field goal to kicking off.”

The “game” will be closed to the public and media.

Richt said any player who might play in the first half of the Sept. 4 opener will be placed on the “Georgia” squad for Wednesday’s “game. ” He said freshman walk-ons Parker Welch and Greg Bingham will quarterback “Louisiana-Lafayette,” while Aaron Murray and Hutson Mason will be on the “Georgia” side.

113 comments Add your comment

bardawg

August 24th, 2010
7:36 pm

chalkdawg4

August 24th, 2010
7:37 pm

Can I really be first???

Parkland Dawg

August 24th, 2010
7:37 pm

Great idea CMR. Let’s get mentally ready for the season at hand. Go Dawgs!!!

chalkdawg4

August 24th, 2010
7:38 pm

bardawg beat chalkdawg by a nose.

bardawg

August 24th, 2010
7:40 pm

I just could’nt help myself, it,s a first for me. Everybody else must be doing something more constructive

CLEVON LITTLE

August 24th, 2010
7:52 pm

bardawg lol It used to get on my nerves…..but really, who cares?? Have FUN & GO DAWGS!!!!!!!

CLEVON LITTLE

August 24th, 2010
7:53 pm

I’m 1st without DAWG in my post name. Does that count???

Billy

August 24th, 2010
8:00 pm

LETS WIN IT ALL

August 24th, 2010
8:01 pm

Cant wait for the season to start. Go Dawgs!!!

Sho-Dawg of Harlem

August 24th, 2010
8:04 pm

Go dawgs, eat crow jackets

Jacob

August 24th, 2010
8:07 pm

Why not have first string play against second string, because that’s what it’ll be like come game time…

Gratefuldawghead

August 24th, 2010
8:09 pm

Tim, Can you get US in the practice game?

Oompa Loompa Dawg

August 24th, 2010
8:17 pm

The should be interesting seeing the midget going up against the walking wounded. I wonder how many passes will get batted down????????

BobDog

August 24th, 2010
8:18 pm

Jacob: Because 2nd string will play in a real game. They want the players to get used to substituting in game-like situations.

GT Dog

August 24th, 2010
8:19 pm

I’m the first GT grad/Dog fan! Does that count for something?

BAMADAWG

August 24th, 2010
8:24 pm

Considering who is playing QB for the ULL squad this better be DEFENSE DOMINATED!!!!!!!

Jacob

August 24th, 2010
8:26 pm

I was just meaning, come game time, we’ll be playing a team that is full of second stringers. I can’t ever remember what team we are playing first this year. But to be honest, I’d rather start against scrubs than Oklahoma State. We need a warm up game with a season of much uncertainty.

supsalemgr

August 24th, 2010
8:28 pm

GT grad – Bless you my son as you have seen the light!

Droppin like flies

August 24th, 2010
8:29 pm

Well get ready for the injury bug to hit tomorrow along with more excuses. I bet CMR is Hoping that hot seat wont get any hotter come 9 – 11 in Columbia. Darth Visor awaits and listens.

SD Dawg

August 24th, 2010
8:29 pm

Let’s go ones versus ones. Dooley-style! :-)

POAJacket

August 24th, 2010
8:44 pm

The DAWGS will shock the world this year. THWGT.

get that boy murray ready for a real ballgame

August 24th, 2010
8:47 pm

cuz he’s gonna need it

DAWG DRUNK

August 24th, 2010
8:48 pm

I’m first with Drunk annnnddddd…. Dawg in my na… naa..me____________________________________________

jasont13

August 24th, 2010
8:57 pm

Oompa Loompa Dawg- Please tell me who your team is. I hope it isn’t Tech, Florida, Clemson or Va Tech just to name a few. Tell me who you root for and I will tell you why I am asking. Well never mind I will tell you why. Cause as of recent all of the teams either have a starting QB or had a starting QB that is the same height as the midget you call Aaron Murray. I’m willing to bet your not even 6′1″.

college is forever

August 24th, 2010
8:58 pm

http://www.collegelunchboxes.com Lets hope that Coach Richt has stressed the importance of cutting down on all of the penalty flags that were thrown at us the last few years. If the team can do that this they will shock alot of people around the country this year. Check out the classic tin lunchbox. Go Dawgs!!!

dd

August 24th, 2010
9:02 pm

Oompa’s not gonna tell you who he pulls for.

That’s how cowards operate.

Hide behind a keyboard. If he were a gator, we’d know it.

Take 3 guesses where he’s from. The first two don’t count.

manboobs mug is so yogy Bear

August 24th, 2010
9:03 pm

Go Tech! We are the best team in this state….. Yeeeaaaahhhh..

Bulldog huff

August 24th, 2010
9:04 pm

We have been picked by kirk herbstreet to be the surprise team in the SEC.to me that says that he feels the coaching change was what we needed to get back on track,keep in mind points wasnt a problem all season last year only a few games,and better d create better offinse.

Buckeyeboy52

August 24th, 2010
9:08 pm

I think Oompa just pulls…

Bulldog huff

August 24th, 2010
9:11 pm

oops!offense

jack bull

August 24th, 2010
10:21 pm

jasont13, I’m exactly 6-1, and after the spring game, i was down talking to my nephew, Aaron happened to walk by, and I’m telling ya, he’s NOT 6-1..if he is, i guess i must be more like 6-4..I’m not saying he’s a midget, like you know who is, but that measurement is being really kind. Maybe with his spikes on and his hair gelled up, but I’m saying he’s 5-11 at best..with all that said,,i hope he gets it done. although, i too, look for a whole lot of batted balls this year,,just like last year…

Bride of Chucky Knapp

August 24th, 2010
10:43 pm

Perhaps some commenters have never seen a football game. You may be surprised to see the lineman squatting in a stance on the line and then with knees bent as they engage their opponents. I hope you newbies enjoy seeing your first game, if your mom lets you stay up that late.

GT BABY

August 24th, 2010
10:55 pm

PRACTICE FOR KENTUCKY BABY!!

HAHAHAHAHAH

GT BABY

August 24th, 2010
10:56 pm

GOD GEORGIA FANS ARE STUPID. EVERY FREAKING YEAR THEY SAY THEYRE GOING TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. THATS FUNNY, BECAUSE DIDNT THEY PLAY IN SHERVEPORT LAST YEAR?

HAHAHAHA

D-BAGS!

Finchdawg

August 24th, 2010
10:59 pm

One day I’ll be first, and I won’t even mention it in my post, just so I can annoy somebody who really wants to brag about being first. I hope that in this “game” we have enough healthy WRs and OL to simulate effectively.

GT BABY

August 24th, 2010
10:59 pm

I LOVE HOW UG@Y FANS SAY TECH FANS ARE NERDS. HAVE U EVER BEEN TO ATHENS? HAVE U SEEN THE X-TRA SMEDIUM POLO SHIRTS AND THE CURLY FRAT BOY HAIR CUTS? EVERY YEAR I GO TO ATHENS, I PUNCH AT LEAST ONE OR TWO GEORGIA FANS IN THE FACE FOR FUN. ANYONE WANNA MEET THIS TECH BOY AT FLANNIGANS FOR AN OL’ FASHION ARSE WHOPP’N?

Big D Dawg

August 24th, 2010
11:08 pm

I’ll be there at 8:30 tomorrow evening. They’ll wake you up on Friday and tell you it was me.

GT BABY

August 24th, 2010
11:09 pm

OH YEAH ONE MORE THING….ITS FUNNY HOW GEORGIA FANS SAY THEY DONT WORRY ABOUT TECH, BUT HAVE YOU SEEN THE COMMENTS ON THE TECH ARTICLE ABOUT STEPHON TUITT? HOLY MOLY, GEORGIA FANS ARE EVERYWHERE! THEY’RE HATING ON EVERY RECRUIT WE GOT THIS WEEKEND AND WE GOT TWO FOUR STARS IN ONE DAY. I THINK SOMEONES GETTING A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT TECH BEING THE BETTER FOOTBALL PROGRAM. NOW THIS IS WHERE YOU WRITE ABOUT 8 OUT OF 9 OR 30-24, BUT REMEMBER THIS GEORGIA FANS. TECH HAS A NEW FOOTBALL TEAM THAT GOES TO BETTER BOWLS, HAS HIGHER RANKINGS, BETTER RECORDS, BETTER PLAYERS AND MORE RESPECT THEN GEORGIA DOES. I KNOW IT, U KNOW IT, ESPN KNOWS IT, JOURNALISTS KNOW IT, YOUR MOM KNOWS IT, PRETTY MUCH THE WHOLE FREAKING NATION KNOWS IT. IT MUST BE A HARD THING TO GRASP, CONSIDERING YALL WERE PRESEASON #1 TWO YEARS AGO

HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA PRESEASON RANK #1, NOW THAT’S FUNNY!

ryan

August 24th, 2010
11:10 pm

CMR is not going to take this year for granted after last year the lost to OSU CMR has a chip on shoulder with a new AD in town .

GT BABY

August 24th, 2010
11:11 pm

HEY, HOW’S KENTUCKY LOOKING THIS YEAR, PRETTY STRONG?

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

Big D Dawg

August 24th, 2010
11:11 pm

I’m 5′7″ 185 watch the hands and feet… both are fast and heavy hitting

GT BABY' s gay lover

August 24th, 2010
11:15 pm

2 four stars in one day…..look at scout you dont have even one four star yet. Your ranked 32nd in recruiting….oh but I thought recruiting doesn’t matter?

GT BABY' s gay lover

August 24th, 2010
11:17 pm

hey Kentucky can do what GT can only do once every 9 years.

GT BABY' s ex gay lover

August 24th, 2010
11:17 pm

By the way because of your lame comments I am officially breaking up with you.

Big L

August 24th, 2010
11:24 pm

GT Baby, you bess concern yoself with them Dawgs and not Kentucky. Yall git ya ass whipped juss like last year son.

superDawg

August 24th, 2010
11:28 pm

babies momma says gt baby is confused on fathers day.

GT BABY

August 24th, 2010
11:30 pm

vad lee is a top 100 player on espn, jack a$$! Look it up, him and Christian lemay have same thing. Vad Lee = grade 81 four star. Christian Lemay = grade 81 four star. look it up!

TXDawg

August 24th, 2010
11:30 pm

You go to your first BCS bowl game ever and now all of a sudden you’re going to better bowls?? How about a little consistency first.

GT BABY

August 24th, 2010
11:31 pm

Big L- you sound like the typical ug@y fan! All you need to do is add an excuse about the refs or something.

GT BABY

August 24th, 2010
11:32 pm

txdawg- how about weve won 20 games in the past two years ( 1 being georgia ). Even a ignorant ug@y fan has to admit Tech has a different football team and that drives georgia fans crazy!