May 4, 2006

Richt talks indoor practice facility & QBs

Though he's not going after it with the fervor recently exhibited by South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, Georgia head coach Mark Richt would like to see the next step on overhauling the Bulldogs football complex, an indoor practice facility, take shape in the near future.

During Monday night's Savannah Bulldog Club meeting, Richt said that he, athletics director Damon Evans, associate athletics director Arthur Johnson and possibly a few others plan to tour the indoor facilities of teams around the country this summer.

"I think an indoor facility can really solve a lot of issues for us," Richt said. "I've spoken to the president (Michael Adams) and Damon. Everybody's behind it, it's just a matter of knowing exactly what we want to do and exactly how much it's going to cost."

Aside from Georgia, Florida and Vanderbilt are the only SEC teams without indoor practice facilities.

Other than providing a place to practice in case of inclement weather, an indoor facility would serve other purposes as well, such as hosting recruits and their families on home game weekends.

"There are some other things that we need to go along with that," Richt said. "We need to expand our weight room, training room and get some more parking. We need to have somewhere for when we entertain as people many people as we do when we have home games, spring game and junior days."

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