The football season in Georgia will now start on September 26. And the delayed first game will now also mean a delayed start to the fall camp. Georgia and the rest of the SEC will now begin fall practice on August 17.
Practice start will be 40 days before the first game, as opposed to the 29 days before the first game in a non-COVID year. Georgia will receive 25 drills before taking the field on September 26.
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The delayed start, and more practice time compared to a normal college football preseason, helps Georgia. While bulldogs would probably have benefited from starting practice on August 9 for the September 26 opener, which the NCAA would have allowed, Georgia still expects to take advantage of the new look schedule.
With Georgia installing a new offense, replacing several starts on the offensive line and most importantly holding a quarterback fight, all eyes will be on the Georgia offense and how quickly it can pick up speed.
New offensive coordinator Todd Monken will now have 25 practices to see what Jamie Newman, JT Daniels and the rest of the Georgia quarterback room can do. Georgia should have a clearer idea of what each quarterback is capable of and who best fits the new Georgia offense. And that makes it a little easier to decide the starting quarterback.
DawgNation’s Connor Riley goes deeper into what the crime will look like and which individual players can benefit the most from the extended fall camp.
Other topics discussed:
- The latest on football recruitment from Georgia after landing a commitment from Jared Wilson
- Brock Vandagriff’s significance for Georgia’s recruitment class
- What then comes from the SEC and the football field in Georgia in 2020
- What the other Power Five conferences do and how it affects the SEC
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