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Georgia Bulldogs Practice Report 8/28

The Georgia Bulldogs practiced Wednesday afternoon in workout jerseys, shorts and helmets, in the initial of two dress rehearsals, as they wind things down in preparation for Saturday’s big game against the Clemson Tigers.

“We practiced with a lot of crowd noise, and we’ll do it again Thursday at the stadium,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said.  “It went well and Todd (Grantham) and Mike (Bobo) seemed pleased with how it went too.  Murray and most of the offense have lived through it, but still it’s going to be the first game of the year and everybody has to focus.”

Clemson’s fast-paced offense resulted in two games last season where their offense ran over 100 plays.  This creates major challenges for the Dogs in preparation and execution, areas they addressed Wednesday.

“They (Tigers) are as fast or faster than anybody we’ve played,” Richt said when asked about Clemson’s tempo.  “We want our guys to focus on their job, study their responsibility and then carry their role out to the best of their ability.”

The Georgia at Clemson match-up is the only college football game in week one that matches two teams in the top ten.  It was also announced Wednesday that the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award Marquee Match-Up for week one is Georgia senior Aaron Murray versus Clemson senior Tajh Boyd.  Both quarterbacks were semifinalists for the 2012 Davey O’Brien Award.  Throughout the year, the Davey O’Brien will highlight the best weekly quarterback match-up.