No Rest in the No Huddle

ATHENS - Running the no-huddle offense has helped produce more plays for Georgia the past two weeks than any time in the previous seven seasons.

The Bulldogs followed up their 83 offensive snaps against Coastal Carolina with 82 against Ole Miss.

Those are the most plays run by Georgia since a 37-23 win over Alabama in 2003 when the Bulldogs had 87 plays. That tied with the 87 against Kentucky in 2002—a 52-24 win-- as the most in coach Mark Richt's 11 seasons.

The only SEC team to get off more plays in a game this season than Georgia is Mississippi State, which had 97 in a 41-34 loss to Auburn on Sept. 10.

Georgia's starting offensive line—Cordy Glenn, Kenarious Gates, Ben Jones, Dallas Lee and Justin Anderson—played every snap against Ole Miss.

Jones said the first drive is the hardest because of the emotion flowing.

"After that, it's just a drive at a time, a play at time," Jones said. "We probably took 200 (snaps) at practice. Games are easier than practice because of the amount of snaps and amount of work."

Jones said he attributes some big plays to the no-huddle. He mentioned South Carolina not lining up in time for one screen pass.

"This no-huddle is giving us more plays and more yards," Richt said. "I don't know how many times at Georgia we've had that many snaps with five guys doing that. It could be the most."

They meet again

Jones wrote a letter of apology to Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox soon after last year's Georgia loss for a clip.

Asked if he heard back from Cox, now a junior, Jones said: "I don't know. He could have sent something back to Georgia. I didn't get it."

Jones sat out the first half of Georgia's next game at Colorado because of the illegal block.

"I felt bad when I got home," Jones said. "I was like `Man, that's wrong.' If that would have happened to one of my players I would have been hot. I apologized and got it out of the way and sent it to him the next day and hopefully that's gone. It's a new year."

Robinson `ready to see what they throw at me'

Inside linebacker Christian Robinson said he sustained a chipped bone in his left foot when two South Carolina linemen fell on him during a fourth quarter touchdown run by Marcus Lattimore on Sept. 10.

"They think I had a sprained ankle, too, so it's kind of been both," Robinson said Monday night speaking to reporters for the first time since the injury.

Robinson could return Saturday against Mississippi State.

"I worked hard in the offseason; I just don't want to miss anything," he said. "They'll keep me out if they don't think I'm ready but I'm doing everything I can to get ready."

Robinson ran for the first time last week, but felt pain then. "I'm not 100 percent, but I'm ready to see what they throw at me," he said.

Robinson said he's rehabbed for seven hours a day. He said assistant Kirk Olivadotti has taken a "slow approach." Robinson went for about 20 plays in Georgia's "walk-through" practice."

Walsh looking to `fine-tune' steps

Kicker Blair Walsh's film review of his three missed field goals Saturday provided him some answers with his steps.

"I just looked at a couple of technique stuff and I figured out what I need to fix," Walsh said. "It's something really simple and I'm just going to fix it. Nothing drastic, just a couple of approach things. …I've just got to fine-tune some stuff that just got a little sloppy and go from there."

Walsh made 2 of 5 field goals Saturday and is 5 of 10 for the season.

Two days later, he still wasn't quite over the missed kicks.

"It doesn't feel any better until we play next week and I make some kicks for us and we win again," Walsh said. "Then I'll feel better."

Night game in Knoxville

Georgia will play a night game at Tennessee next week for the first time since a 41-14 Bulldogs win 2003.

The game is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff. It will be shown on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.

The TV selection will be determined after this weekend's games.

Crowell gets honor

Running back Isaiah Crowell ranks second nationally among all freshmen in rushing yards per game at 102.8 yards per game. Only Bowling Green's Anthon Samuel is ahead.

Crowell was named Monday as SEC freshman of the week after rushing for 147 yards on 30 carries at Ole Miss.

It's the second time this season that the Columbus product has received league honors.

Crowell is tied for 27 th in the nation in rushing and is tied for fourth in the SEC. That trails only Lattimore, Trent Richardson and Michael Dyer.

This and that

Ben Jones had a message to fans for Saturday's noon game: "I'm challenging the fans and everybody to come. We've got something special coming this week."


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