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Gailey looking forward to spring practice

March 9, 2006

Albany - Georgia Tech football coach Chan Gailey says prepared football teams expect to win while others just hope to win.

Being prepared is something Gailey learned growing up in Americus where he was an Eagle Scout.

The Jackets football coach was in Albany Thursday morning speaking at the annual Chehaw Boys Scouts Council Friends of Scouting breakfast.

Gailey is able to attend these speaking engagements right now but he won't be available at the end of the month when Georgia Tech begins spring practice.

The Yellow Jackets start spring drills on March 29th and the coach already has a to-do list to get accomplished.

Gailey said "We have got some positions that we have got to find out who the starters will be. We lost some seniors last year. And we will have to look and see what kind of depth we can get out of some of these young players as we continue to develop them."

This year's Friends of Scouting breakfast drew a record crowd of more than 250 people.

The organization raises almost half of the money needed to pay for boy scout services in 17s southwest Georgia counties.

This year's operating budget is $538,000.

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