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State college coaches ready for the 2009 football season

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

MACON, GA (WALB) - College football is discussed every day of the year in Georgia.

With the summer just starting, the talk will heat up with the season now less than three months away.

All of the college coaches in the state of Georgia were talking football at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame's annual Peach State Pigskin Preview on Tuesday.

Summer practice may be two months away but there is plenty of action happening on campuses across the state.

From summer workouts to summer camps and recruiting visits, coaches for schools big and small are all staying busy until it is time to take the field.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said. "I would say around the fourth of July everybody will take a rest. Then, we will crank it up. Making sure we are ready with all of our systems. Offense, defense and special teams coaches will begin to finalize our plans for the season.

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson said. "It has been fun. It has been great. I told somebody today that we haven't lost a game all year. So, right now it is going good."

Albany State head coach Mike White said. "The offseason went by fast. It went by very fast. We are close to finalizing everything. Getting ready for a good year."

Valdosta State linebacker David Dean said. "We are just doing summer workouts. We had pretty good turnout. Everybody just trying to get in shape and get ready for the season."

Albany State opens the season August 27th at Chowan.

Valdosta State is at home on August 29th against Newberry for their opener.

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