Bulldogs don pads for third practice of preseason



Slowly and surely, the intensity is turning up in Georgia’s preseason camp.

The Bulldogs will pull on the pads for the time Sunday as they embark on the third practice of 29 before the opener against Clemson on Aug. 30. They won’t be full contact in full pads — just shoulder pads and helmets with shorts — but it will be enough ramp up the focus and competition.

Georgia won’t have its first full-contact practice until Tuesday. By Wednesday the Bulldogs will embark on their first of two two-a-days this week. Then the all-important first scrimmage of 2014 comes on Saturday. That will help the coaches determine who’s going to be in position to contribute in the opener.

Everybody gets a little more excited when the pads start coming on, especially the upper classmen, who are excited to initiate the new guys.

“We’ll know a little more about them when we get further into practice and get into pads,” junior tailback Todd Gurley said of the freshmen.

Let the lessons begin.