Georgia Bulldogs release spring practice schedule


The Georgia Bulldogs will begin their football program’s first spring practices under new head coach Kirby Smart in less than a month on March 15th.

Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald wrote early Thursday morning about the release of the Georgia Bulldogs spring practice schedule for their football team. Spring practice will begin on March 15th. After 15 practice sessions, the Georgia Bulldogs will host their annual G-Day game at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, April 16th at 4:00 PM ET.

The 2016 spring practice sessions will be the first under the new head coaching regime of former UGA defensive back Kirby Smart. Smart was the former defensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide under head coach Nick Saban.

Smart helped Saban’s program win four national titles in the last seven years. He replaces long-time head coach Mark Richt now with his alma mater’s program at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

Georgia’s spring practices this season could end up being slightly altered due to weather, as the new indoor practice facility is under construction next to the Butts-Mehre Building on South Campus. The Georgia Bulldogs will hold their 15 spring practices at the UGA Sports Complex a little ways a way on South Milledge Avenue.

Here are the 15 dates for UGA spring practice this season: Tuesday, March 15th, Thursday, March 17th, Saturday, March 19th, Tuesday, March 22nd, Thursday, March 24th, Friday, March 15th, Tuesday, March 29th, Thursday, March 31st, Saturday, April 2nd, Tuesday, April 5th, Thursday, April 7th, Saturday, April 9th, Tuesday, April 12th, Thursday, April 14th, and Saturday, April 16th’s G-Day Game at Sanford Stadium at 4:00 PM ET.

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Since only two positions coaches remain from Mark Richt’s 2015 coaching staff in defensive line coach Tracy Rocker and outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer, spring practice is perhaps more important for the Georgia Bulldogs than it has been in well over a decade.

Georgia has six early enrollees including quarterback Jacob Eason, tight end Isaac Nauta, and defensive tackle Julian Rochester. With an entirely new offensive staff under offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, expect for competition to stand as a focal point in this year’s spring practices, despite not losing all that many players to graduation and the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Coach Smart wants to see a packed house for the Georgia Bulldog’s annual G-Day Game on April 16th. With an opportunity to see the new coaching staff and a top-tier quarterback prospect in Jacob Eason, maybe Smart will get his wish with over 92,000 of his closest friends on another rendition of Saturday in Athens. Go Dawgs!