New UGA coach Kirby Smart wants Georgia’s upcoming G-Day football scrimmage to have the atmosphere of a regular-season contest, and to help accomplish this, the team is planning to conduct a familiar pregame ritual.
The Bulldogs will have a Dawg Walk prior to the annual spring game, according to DawgNation’s Bill King.
While Dawg Walks haven’t been a part of G-Day in the past, the push to fill the stadium up for this year’s spring game has changed the thinking on that, and athletic spokesman Claude Felton tells me there will be a “traditional” Dawg Walk on April 16. Right now, he said, it’s tentatively set for around 2:45 p.m. (the game kicks off at 4 p.m.).
Smart has mentioned on several occasions that he’d like UGA to pack the stands with 93,000 fans for his first spring game to show support for the team and leave a strong impression on recruits. ESPN will be televising the event, and with a new era of Bulldog football underway, athletic director Greg McGarity has set his eyes on the spring football attendance record, currently held by Alabama (99,391).
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