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Bulldogs kick-off season with first official practice

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ATHENS, GA (WALB) -

The Bulldogs had its first day of preseason practice on Thursday. However, most of the team spent the summer in Athens getting in gear, led by senior quarterback turned coach Aaron Murray.

"It's fun. It's gets a little stressful at times, trying to balance actually trying to go out there and just play and what I need to do as a quarterback," Murray said. "Then coach everyone and making sure everyone's doing the right thing and organized."

Head coach Mark Richt and his staff were able to join the team today. He expressed that he was happy with the team's offseason work.

"Guys really put in the time this year to get after it in the weight room," Richt said. "Do extra speed drills, more position specific drills."

The offseason regimen was geared for them to be in peak physical condition come Week 1 and to help develop a chemistry among themselves.

"When you go out into that huddle in front of 100 thousand people, who's the leader? the quarterback," junior wide receiver Chris Conley said. "So when he takes that charge and takes that momentum during the offseason, guys get used to hearing his voice and he knows how to reach each guy where they are."

The Bulldogs kick off the season at home against Clemson and South Carolina. The Bulldogs start the season ranked No. 5 in the USA Today preseason coaches poll.

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