Penalties bring extra sprints for Bulldogs

Oct. 20, 2004 at 1:58 PM
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ATHENS, Ga., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Georgia football Coach Mark Richt has his players running extra sprints because of a rash of penalties by the team.

It's part of a new discipline policy that went into effect this week, the Athens Banner-Herald reported Wednesday.

Players are running extra sideline-to-sideline sprints for each penalty called on them.

The sixth-ranked Bulldogs have been flagged for 25 penalties the past two weeks. Georgia is the most penalized team in the Southeastern Conference, averaging 63.5 yards per game.

"We have a new appreciation for penalties," Richt told the Banner-Herald. "We all, coaches and players alike, need to respect the fact that we're not doing a very good job, and we better do something about it. We had a good heart-to-heart about that."

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