Dogs’ bowl prep almost complete

But that will change Sunday as there is a 70 percent change of rain in the area. Georgia was still scrambling to make alternate plans for what was scheduled to be a two-hour practice set to begin at 2 p.m. It is the last practice planned in advance of Tuesday’s game against Louisville. Rain is also expected on Monday, but the Bulldogs are not planning anything but a walk-through at the stadium.

In the meantime, the Bulldogs have enjoyed royal treatment here in Charlotte. In addition to Saturday’s Richard Petty Driving Experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the team attended an NBA game between the Charlotte Hornets and Orlando Magic at Time Warner Cable Arena Saturday night. Sunday the Bulldogs will visit the Second Harvest Food Bank and Levine’s Children’s Hospital.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said the Bulldogs are close to being as healthy as they have been all season. Fullback Taylor Maxey and defensive back Lucas Redd were able to practice this weekend after being sidelined with minor injuries. Tailback A.J. Turman (foot) returned to practice briefly on Friday but couldn’t finish the workout and was unable to return on Saturday.

The Bulldogs continue to entertain a lot of former Bulldogs at their practices. Friday it was former Bulldog Fernando Velasco of the Carolina Panthers that dropped by. Saturday it was Damien Gary, who is now running backs coach at UNC-Charlotte.

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