You might be able to call Mark Richt the eternal optimist.
"We are very excited to get it going. It is a beautiful day. The grass is perfect and the fields are lined. Everybody is ready," said Richt.
The Dawgs have 30 days until their opening game against Clemson. The Dawgs say that is their focus. If you ask them about last year's SEC championship game, they quickly change the topic to the upcoming season.
"I don't listen when they talk about it. I'm tired of talking about it. It's old. There is no SEC Champion this year. So, I don't listen to that," said Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera.
"It's something that you learn from," said Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley. "It's something, of course, that you never forget. It is something you can use as a standing platform and push forward from. It is motivation for me now."
Senior quarterback Aaron Murray has been leading voluntary workouts all summer. He says the team is in great shape entering fall practice.
"We are a very lean team right now," Murray said. "We are very fast and quick, not many big guys, out of shape, not looking good, can't run. We look quick. It's good to see that kind of stuff."
The Dawgs say the summer was hardly a break.
"I ain't took a break. I've been working," Herrera said.
With one practice down, they only have 29 days left to prepare for Clemson.
One interesting note, this team doesn't have a paper playbook anymore. Each player gets an I-pad with the playbook uploaded. Coach Richt says it makes it easier to connect with his players.