JSW Back at Practice

ATHENS - Justin Scott-Wesley, who hasn’t played the first two games, is practicing some, teammates said.

But there was no indication that he will return this week. Justin Scott-Wesley has been dealing with an ankle injury and a suspension for a marijuana arrest. Malcolm Mitchell (knee) hasn’t returned to practice, one teammate said. “We are going to get some guys back little by little,” Richt said on his radio show.

This and that

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.

The CBS game on Sept. 27 is Texas A&M vs. Arkansas in Arlington, Texas.

  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.

Georgia’s captains for Saturday: Gurley and center David Andrews (offense), defensive lineman Toby Johnson (defense) and tailback Sony Michel (special teams).

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.


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