Remember how the football office released a tentative preseason practice schedule a little while ago? Well, they're out with ANOTHER tentative schedule now, and the e-mail made sure to put "TENTATIVE" in all capital letters. So you know they're serious.
It doesn't diverge too much from the original one, but it does go into more detail on what kinds of practices they'll be. So for what it's worth here it is:
Thursday, Aug. 4: Media day, then first full practice at 4:30 p.m., shorts and helmets
(Note: The team announced Tuesday that the first practice had been moved up from its original 8 p.m. scheduled start.)
Friday, Aug. 5: 7:30 p.m., shorts and helmets.
Saturday, Aug. 6: shorts, helmets and shoulder pads.
Sunday, Aug. 7: p.m., shorts, helmets and shoulder pads
Monday, Aug. 8: p.m., full pads
Tuesday, Aug. 9: two practices: shells in a.m., shorts in p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: full pads, scrimmage
Thursday, Aug. 11: shells
Friday, Aug. 12: full pads
Saturday, Aug. 13: two practices: full pads in a.m., shells in p.m. (Also, watermelon cuttin'.)
Sunday, Aug. 14: off
Monday, Aug. 15 (first day of classes): shells
Tuesday, Aug. 16: shorts
Wednesday, Aug. 17: full pads, scrimmage
Thursday, Aug. 18: shells
Friday, Aug. 19: full pads
Saturday, Aug. 20: Fans Picture Day. Full pads practice in a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 21: off
Monday, Aug. 22: full pads
Tuesday, Aug. 23: shorts
Wednesday, Aug. 24: scrimmage, full pads
Thursday, Aug. 25: full pads special teams practice
Friday, Aug. 26: shells
Saturday, Aug. 27: shells
Sunday, Aug. 28: off
Boise State week
Monday, Aug. 29: full pads
Tuesday, Aug. 30: Shells, Richt media luncheon
Wednesday, Aug. 31: shorts
Thursday, Sept. 1: shorts
Friday, Sept. 2: meetings
Saturday, Sept. 3: 8 p.m. kickoff, Georgia vs. Boise State.
Only the first two practices have a set time. But they're planning late afternoon or evening practices until classes begin, and then they'll move into a regular schedule of late afternoon on weekdays and mornings on Saturdays.
Also, freshmen will be able to speak to the media starting on Aug. 11. That's the day defensive freshmen will be available, and the following day the offensive freshmen will be. Including, hopefully, a certain tailback from Columbus.