ATHENS — It’s Ramsey day.
And no, that doesn’t mean Brice Ramsey has been named the starting quarterback. At least not yet.
The Georgia football team annually cancels a preseason practice to instead take the players to the Ramsey Center on campus, for a pool day. Coach Mark Richt, who often takes a leap off the high-dive himself, installed the tradition soon after arriving in Athens.
The last time the team didn’t have a Ramsey day was before the 2011 season, coming off the only losing season in Richt’s tenure. That year there was an emphasis on changing the culture around the program.
This year the day off remains a part of the culture. It also helps that thunderstorms in the area would have impacted an outdoor practice anyway.
The Bulldogs also had a two-a-day session on Sunday, which was their sixth straight day of work. So Richt evidently felt it was a good day to take a break.
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) August 10, 2015