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Saturday, April 16, 2011

G-Day: Holdovers play as the future awaits

You can read my story from G-Day here at this link. Here are the opening few paragraphs:

ATHENS - The moment Isaiah Crowell made his entrance to Sanford Stadium on Saturday, he was immediately swamped by autograph-seekers and fans asking for pictures.

It was a fitting scene, even though Crowell wasn’t going to play a second in Georgia’s spring football game.

There was little drama in the game, as so many position battles and other issues are in a holding pattern. That’s thanks to the impending arrival of an elite recruiting class, headlined by Crowell, as well as a few others who attended Saturday’s G-Day.

Even head coach Mark Richt spent much of the postgame news conference discussing the future, rather than the players who had just completed an 18-11 win for the Black team over the Red.

“The guys that are here currently realize there’s a pack of Dogs coming to try to get playing time and try to win jobs,” Richt said. “So I think that’s going to really ignite and excite our program.”

The remainder of the story has a run-down of some of the other highlights, as well as more analysis and quotes from Richt.

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