ATHENS — Georgia didn’t wait around Tuesday to see if the weather would be good enough to practice. It’s on to Flowery Branch.
Mark Richt asked and received permission from the Atlanta Falcons to use their indoor facility for Tuesday’s practice. The Bulldogs will bus over in the afternoon, a trip that usually takes about an hour.
Georgia, of course, lacks a full-length indoor facility. One is on the way, but isn’t expected to be ready until 2017 at the earliest.
The Falcons have let the Bulldogs use their facility several times in the past. The Falcons don’t practice on Tuesdays so the facility is available. If it rains again on Wednesday – and the forecast is calling for it – the Bulldogs might have to make other plans.
Georgia practiced in a light rain on its normal field Monday. It held three practices last week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Senior receiver Malcolm Mitchell, who’s been to a few of those Flowery Branch practices, said it doesn’t affect preparation.
“At this point football is football,” Mitchell said. “For me you’ve gotta catch the ball when it’s wet, you’ve gotta catch it when it’s dry. So it doesn’t really matter.”