Georgia coach Mark Richt has a decision to make in the next
two weeks about who his starting running back will be. The good news for
him is all three look like a good choice. Sophomore Tyson Browning, who
started against Florida before leaving with a knee injury, is expected
to be ready to play against Auburn in two weeks, but his spot isn't
safe. Redshirt freshman Michael Cooper had 82 yards against the Gators,
and true freshman Kregg Lumpkin averaged 6.6 yards per carry on the way
a career-best 79 yards. "Our backs seemed to mature in the running phase
of the game," Richt said.
Quarterback David Greene was considered a Heisman Trophy
candidate heading into the LSU game, but he has thrown eight
interceptions in his last six games and hasn't thrown for more than 252
yards in five straight. He now has one more interception than touchdown
passes this season. Greene's falling production can't be blamed entirely
on him because his receivers are dropping too many passes and his
offensive line is still playing like a young group.
"This year, he's suffering a little bit because this group of linemen
and backs are
growing up," Richt said. "Really, I believe he's the one holding
together for us right now. He may not be having the statistical year
he's had, but as far as his importance to the team, it's probably more
now than it's been in the last two years."
Greene is quick to admit he
shares some of the blame. He held the ball too long several times
against the Gators and seems to be pressing in hopes of getting the
offense out of its rut.
Georgia's loss to Florida only got more painful late
Saturday when Virginia Tech whipped former No. 2 Miami 31-7, leaving the
door open for all the nation's one-loss teams to get back in the
national championship hunt. The Bulldogs would have been the
frontrunners in that bunch had they beaten the Gators, but now their
national title hopes are over.
As of Sunday evening, the Bulldogs were still waiting
for results of an MRI to determine the extent of Gerald Anderson's knee
injury, Richt said. The defensive tackle left the field Saturday on
crutches with a large brace on his knee and is questionable for the
Auburn game. Browning suffered a Grade 1 sprain of a medial collateral
ligament in his knee in the first half but remained on the sideline
walking without crutches the remainder of the game.
CBS sideline reporter Jill Arrington, whose father Richard
played at Georgia, made a subjective slip during Saturday's game,
according to the Jacksonville (Fla.) Times-Union. When Gator kicker Matt Leach missed a 48-yard field goal attempt in the first half, Arrington
was seen high-fiving her production assistant, the newspaper reported.
"It can certainly be a mental thing. I'm sure they've let it
get in their heads. I hope it stays in their heads the next 20 years." -
Florida cornerback Keiwan Ratliff after the Gators beat Georgia for the
13th time in 14 years.
Georgia gets a much-needed open date this weekend before
returning to the field Nov. 15 to face Auburn. The Tigers won't get any
rest entering the game as they face undefeated West leader Mississippi
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