The Georgia Bulldogs are gettin' set to host Appalachian State for Homecoming '13. The Bulldogs and Mountaineers will square off at 12:30pm at Sanford Stadium in Athens. It's the second-to-last home game for several seniors on the team.
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TUESDAY'S RELEASE FROM UGA:
Finish Practice On Turf
Ga. — The Georgia Bulldogs (5-3, 4-2 SEC)
practiced for two hours on Tuesday afternoon, completing the final 40 minutes
of the full-pads workout on the FieldTurf portion of the Woodruff Practice
Fields. Following last weekend's time change, the artificial surface fields
provide better lighting after dark.
is preparing to host Appalachian State (2-7, 2-4 SoCon) in the Bulldogs' 2013
Homecoming contest this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Sanford Stadium.
Corey Campbell, a fullback who is a standout on several of the Bulldogs'
special teams, has been selected as a captain for this week's game. A native of
Hephzibah, Ga., Campbell walked on at Georgia and played in 20 games during the
2011 and 2012 seasons.
addition to working with inside linebackers, Kirk Olivadotti coaches Georgia's
kickoff coverage unit which features Campbell.
does a nice job,” Olivadotti said. “He runs extremely hard and he's
not afraid to stick his face in there. He'll hit you. Corey can set a tone.
He's done it a couple of times this season. He did that on the opening one at
Florida and on the opening one at Tennessee if I remember correctly. When he
meets them, he stops them where they're at. You want them to be headed in the
opposite direction at the end of the play, and Corey does that.”
missed three games this season after he suffered a concussion in practice
during the week of the South Carolina game. He returned to action at Tennessee
and pinned the Vols at the 19-yard line on their first return of the
we missed him,” Olivadotti said. “Corey is the type of guy who enjoys
doing everything, practice and games. In the games, there are capable guys who
were doing it, but I really missed him in practices more than anything. That's
why he plays. He practices so hard.”
coach Mark Richt met with the media during the Bulldogs' weekly press
conference, where he discussed the matchup with the Mountaineers.
looking forward to our first meeting with Appalachian State,” Richt said. “Coach
(Scott) Satterfield is a first-year coach there and is getting those guys
going. We are looking forward to this opportunity to play them.”
also was asked about Campbell during the press conference.
has been a great Georgia Bulldog for us,” he said. “He started out as
a linebacker and then moved to a fullback. He's just trying to find a way to
help Georgia wins. Whatever it takes, he's been that guy. He's been a great
special teamer for us. He was named special teams captain (for this week) because
the coaching staff collectively felt like he was the guy that deserved it. I'm
just proud of his effort. He's a good student, good person and good player.
It's what you hope for.”