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Georgia Announces Spring Football Schedule, Pro Day

Georgia's two mascots sitting on the field together before a game.

ATHENS, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Georgia Bulldogs mascots Hairy Dawg (R) and UGA VII pose together for photos before the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Athens, Georgia. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Bulldogs 45-42. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Georgia football will be back on the gridiron in a few short weeks. The Bulldogs will begin spring football practice on Tuesday, March 19.

The Bulldogs are in the middle of an off-season that saw serious shake-up on the coaching staff. Kirby Smart is replacing both coordinators from last year's SEC East champion.

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney heads to Tennessee, where he will have the same title. He previously served on the Vols staff from 2009-12, and was the OC at Georgia since 2016.

Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker got the call up to the head coaching ranks. He takes over Colorado in the Pac-12.

James Coley takes over as offensive coordinator, while Dan Lanning has been promoted to defensive coordinator.

With those staff changes, Georgia's spring practices won't be open to the public.

There will be brief media viewing sessions, but things are expected to be limited.

Georgia's spring ball wraps up on April 20, with the previously announced G-Day game falling that day.

Georgia has also released the date of the school's Pro Day, where the 2019 NFL Draft prospects have the chance to impress league scouts.

That comes on March 20, one day after the start of practice. Many of Georgia's draft hopefuls are in Indianapolis this week for the NFL Scouting Combine.

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]