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Tennessee gametime set
Georgia will have back-to-back noon kickoffs at Sanford Stadium.
The Bulldogs’ home game on Sept. 27 against Tennessee is set for 12 p.m., it was announced on Monday morning. The game will be shown nationally on ESPN. It’s the first time Georgia-Tennessee has been on ESPN since 2006.
The 13th-ranked Bulldogs (1-1, 0-1 SEC) host Troy of the Sun Belt Conference this Saturday at noon in Athens.
Tennessee (2-1, 0-0 SEC) is off this week after a 34-10 loss at Oklahoma on Saturday.
Change for UGA turf and grounds
As Georgia readies to play its next three games in Sanford Stadium, the person who had been in charge of maintaining the famed hedges and the field in recent years is no longer employed by the athletic association, according to Georgia.
Kenny Pauley had served as Georgia’s director of turf and grounds since 2008.
Other members of Georgia’s grounds staff will oversee preparation of the field for upcoming games, according to athletic director Greg McGarity. Georgia also has home games the following two weeks against Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Former Georgia All-American offensive lineman Matt Stinchcomb will be in the SEC Network booth for Saturday’s game against Troy. Tom Hart and Heather Mitts are also on the broadcast.
Troy starting quarterback Brandon Silvers has an “above the neck injury,” coach Larry Blakeney said Monday. “Silvers is improving and hoping that he will recover in time to play, if not against Georgia, then the conference season.” Backup Dontreal Pruitt completed 9 of 17 passes for 99 yards in a loss to Abilene Christian Saturday.