ATHENS — Today was “Watermelon Day” for the Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium. It’s a tradition that dates back to the Vince Dooley days and perhaps beyond in which the team celebrates the end of “camp” by sharing watermelon after the morning practice on the last day of two-a-days.
Of course, the significance of it has dwindled considerably in recent years as Georgia — like all other FBS programs — is limited by NCAA rule to just two twice-a-day practice sessions. And the Bulldogs have completed only 12 of 28 preseason practices, so they’re far from actually completing anything. But with fall semester beginning on Monday, I guess it’s reason enough to celebrate with a melon-cutting.
Following is a link to a short video of the festivities on georgiadogs.com. You’ll note that coach Mark Richt is without his goatee and that receiver-turned-cornerback Malcolm Mitchell is in a green, non-contact jersey. We’ll try to get to the bottom of those important developments later.
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