Last Tuesday was supposed to be the first day of spring practice for Georgia football. Graduate transfer Jamie Newman was supposed to be taking his first snaps under center in a Georgia uniform, and it was going to be new Todd Monken’s inaugural practice in Athens.
But sadly UGA’s practice fields were empty, as was the entire campus, and most of the public places in town. The outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. has put an abrupt halt on college and professional sports, but more importantly the world. The virus not only canceled spring practice for football programs but also canceled all on-going winter sports and postponed the rest of spring programs.