Bulldogs Hold First Practice in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, La. --- The Georgia football team practiced for 90 minutes in helmets and shorts at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday. The Bulldogs will face Baylor in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Wednesday, Jan. 1.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl will kick off at 8:45 p.m. EST and will be televised by ESPN.
Following Saturday’s practice, Georgia’s players were scheduled to attend the NBA game between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Indiana Pacers.
Also after the practice, several players were made available for interviews.
Graduate tight end Eli Wolf:
“Baylor’s got a really good football team. We’ve got to keep preparing for them and we know we’ll have to play really well to beat them. We have a lot of respect for their players and coaches. It’s going to be a fight. … Jake (Fromm) has been super steady all year in an offense with a lot of changes, a lot of injuries. He’s been constant and confident for us. It’s huge having a leader like that who can take control of the offense and get everybody lined up in their assignments. He’s done a great job with that.”
Sophomore punter Jake Camarda:
“This is the Sugar Bowl and this is a big game for us. We’re going to come out and play the best we can. It’s still a game for this season, not next season. We’ll look to next year after this game. We have great guys on this team, and we’re looking forward to playing this game.”
Sophomore defensive back Tyson Campbell:
“J.R. (Reed) was a big brother of mine. He taught me a lot and I paid attention to everything he told me. He’s one of those guys who will forever be remembered at UGA, so I’m happy for him. Right now, we’re focusing on the guys who are here trying to win this game. We’ve got a lot of depth in the DB room. The guys here have prepared hard and are ready to play well. I’m not worried at all.”