Herrera feels slighted

ATHENS - Amarlo Herrera shrugged off not getting much attention in the preseason for award watch lists.

Not so when the senior inside linebacker was snubbed as a Butkus Award semifinalist while teammates Ramik Wilson and Jordan Jenkins made the cut for the prize for top linebacker.

Herrera said he thought when the list came out that he was having a year worthy of also being included.

“Yeah, I did,” Herrera said. “I ain’t going to lie. It is what it is. I’m not the person who decides who gets on those lists. I was surprised that Flo (Leonard Floyd) wasn’t on the list.”

Herrera leads Georgia with 57 tackles, is tied for second in tackles for loss with six and is third in sacks with three.

“I guess you just can't have too many guys from one team to be on that list,” Richt said. “But those guys I think would be just as deserving, in my opinion.”

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Georgia and Florida will be wearing their home dark jerseys for the first time since 1970, according to Georgia. The Bulldogs will be in red jerseys and Florida will be in blue. Bobo said of Mason: “I hope he’s not color blind. If he throws it to one of them, that will be the reason.” Mason said he hadn’t thought about the impact no white jerseys would have on him as he throws to his receivers. “Now you got me a little paranoid,” he said. Georgia is actually designated as the home team for the game, but agreed to allow Florida to wear their home jersey.

Tailbacks Sony Michel (shoulder) and Keith Marshall (ankle) aren’t expected to be ready to play Saturday, Richt reiterated. Michel looked fine running in practice bu McClendon said he’s trying to “gauge how much contact he goes into.” Michel is still undergoing tests on his shoulder, McClendon said.

The kickoff time Saturday is 3:39 p.m.

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