Dawg Post Monday Practice Report

ATHENS, Ga. — The No. 13-ranked Georgia football team returned to the Woodruff Practice Fields on Monday with a 90-minute workout in shorts and shoulder pads.

Afterward, Coach Mark Richt provided updates on tailback Sony Michel and defensive back Sheldon Dawson.

Said Richt: “Sony’s got a left shoulder injury. It shouldn’t be anything that needs to be operated on. I would say he won’t play this week and we’ll just see how he goes from here. Sheldon Dawson is not a member of the team anymore. I can verify that.”

The Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 SEC) will continue conference play this week as they entertain Vanderbilt (1-4, 0-3 SEC) for Homecoming at Sanford Stadium. The game will kick off at 4 p.m. and will be televised by the SEC Network. Since 1922, Georgia is 73-17-2 in Homecoming contests and has posted seven consecutive wins. The Bulldogs hold a 53-19-2 advantage in the series with Vanderbilt, including 27-4 at Sanford Stadium.

Monday’s practice was held on the FieldTurf as a misty rain fell.

Richt announced the captains for the Vanderbilt game will be center David Andrews and tailback Todd Gurley on offense, linebacker Jordan Jenkins on defense, and cornerback Damian Swann on special teams.

“We got in some good teaching today,” Richt said. “We are continuing to clean up some things. We got the week off to a good start and we need to keep it going the next few days.”

CBS elected to use its six-day option for the SEC television selections for Saturday, Oct. 11, including Georgia’s game at Missouri. CBS has first selection for its 3:30 p.m. game, ESPN has the next two choices for its 6 and 9 p.m. contests, followed by CBS picking its noon game and the SEC Network getting its 7:30 p.m. game. Other contests in the mix are Auburn-Mississippi State, Ole Miss-Texas A&M, LSU-Florida and Alabama-Arkansas.

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