Rundown: Richt Expects Crowell to Play

ATHENS - Quick hitters from Mark Richt's Sunday evening teleconference.

1. Coach Mark Richt said running back Isaiah Crowell should play against Georgia Tech. Richt said Crowell's left ankle, which was sprained on the first series of the Kentucky game, didn't swell too badly.

"My guess is he'll be ready to play," Richt said.

2. Richt didn't give an update on running back Carlton Thomas, who was suspended for the Kentucky game. He did answer a general question about the tailback position like this: "There's been a little bit of drama -- a little too much drama, but we're finding ways to win."

3. Nose tackle Kwame Geathers could have played in an "emergency situation" against Kentucky, but wasn't needed. Geathers injured his ankle against Auburn and wasn't 100 percent Saturday, Richt said.

"If he needed to strap it up and help us win the East I think he could have done that, but thankfully we didn't need it," Richt said.

4. While Georgia will make its first appearance in the SEC Championship since 2005, Georgia Tech still stands between now and that game.

"The focus is going to be 100 percent Georgia Tech," Richt said.

5. Georgia could face LSU, Alabama or Arkansas in the title game. Richt said he has no preference and is happy the opponent is not yet known.

"I'm kind of glad we're not going to know -- or at least we don't know," Richt said. "We won't even have to worry about it and we can just focus on Georgia Tech."

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