Richt: Dawgs have 3 goals this week

Georgia head coach Mark Richt said that his team has three goals in this off week between LSU and Alabama.

"We're trying to get a head start on Alabama, scheme-wise. We're trying to improve on our fundamentals and we are trying to get healthy. We're hoping to get the healthiest team on the field for this game," he said.

Richt and company have been dealing with injuries that are to the point where one has to wonder if the team is cursed.

Will Thompson and Kentrell Curry are both out for the season. Tony Milton, Greg Blue, Ken Veal, David Greene, David Pollack, Tony Taylor, and Kregg Lumpkin, among others have been dealing with various injuries.

"We are hoping to get as healthy as possible this week," said Richt.

Georgia has not fielded a full team in terms of starters in 2003. But Richt feels that this week's bye in the schedule provides an opportunity for the Dawgs to get totally healthy.

"I am hoping to have everyone back after this week," he said. "Alabama is all that we are thinking about this week. The word ‘Alabama' motivates this team right now."

Still thinking about the Dawgs:

Lou Holtz's South Carolina might be traveling to Tennessee this week, but Holtz may still be thinking about his team's first road conference loss of the year at Georgia.

"We played quite poorly at Georgia. We practiced terribly before the Georgia game. I had never seen a team practice as poorly as we did before that game," he said.

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