Dogs, in defense of national championship, open football practice today

“We expect to be at full health”

The Georgia Bulldog football team, 30 days away from a September 3 season opener vs the Oregon Ducks, begins summer football practice today. Bulldog coach Kirby Smart, whose team is looking to repeat as national champions, will meet the media after today’s opening practice.

From Connor Riley, DawgNation…

The month of August is vital for team development. And while Georgia enters fall practice mostly healthy, coach Kirby Smart knows the Bulldogs would be incredibly lucky to end its preseason that way.

“We expect to be at full health,” Smart said at SEC media days. “But as you guys know it’s about surviving fall camp. It’s not about entering camp. We enter camp at 99 percent. It’s coming out of camp at 95 percent that’s going to be important.”

Georgia players are often fond of saying that practice at Georgia is harder than games. That can’t be the case if practices themself aren’t highly physical.

You’re going to see players get banged up and bruised. Football is a violent game after all. You only hope it isn’t a serious injury that knocks them out for an extended period of time as it did for Washington last season.

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