THE GOOD: The Bulldogs used their no-huddle offense for the first time all season against Kentucky and rolled up 442 yards, their second-best total of season, trailing only the 467 they gained against Middle Tennessee State. Coach Mark Richt loves the no-huddle and would run it all the time if he could, but the Bulldogs didn't have enough healthy receivers or experienced linemen to do it until Saturday, he said. Georgia ran 84 offensive plays, 20 more than the Wildcats, and averaged 5.3 yards per play.
"I think it was good," Richt said. "I think that we
got out of it about what we wanted to get out of it. We missed a couple
code names and signals, but overall it was worth it. Whether or not we
will do it again, I don't know."
THE BAD: Georgia's offensive linemen still didn't look very
experienced Saturday. Quarterback David Greene was sacked four times and
at least five of his 14 incompletions came when he had to throw the ball
away due to heavy pressure.
"A lot of those negative yardage plays were
a freshman going the wrong way or somebody just getting whipped," Richt
said. Kentucky players had 10 tackles for loss, prompting Richt to
suggest that the Bulldogs had done a world of good for Wildcat Vincent
Burns' NFL prospects.
THE INJURIES: The Bulldogs got through their second straight game
without a significant injury on Saturday. Guard Josh Brock aggravated a
shoulder injury in the first half but is expected to be ready for the
Georgia Tech game. Richt also said that safety Sean Jones should play
against the Yellow Jackets, but he had the same hope last week and Jones
didn't dress for the Kentucky game. Guard Bartley Miller remains very
questionable with a shoulder injury. Defensive tackle Kedric Golston has
said twice in the last week that he won't be ready until at least Dec.
6, but Richt indicated the Bulldogs will give him a look this week.
"We're going to work him (today)," Richt said. "We'll see how he
tolerates everything. We'll try to phase him in." Wide receiver Michael Johnson sprained his ankle but is probable.
NOTABLE: The Bulldogs will deviate from their normal practice schedule
this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Georgia will hold its normal
afternoon practices today and Tuesday. Wednesday's session hasn't been
scheduled yet, but it probably will be earlier in the day since school
is not in session that day. The Bulldogs will then practice Thanksgiving
morning before the players are released. Georgia's players will
reconvene for a light workout Friday. Usually, the team does very
little, if any, physical activity on Fridays.
"You tend to have to move
around a little bit after eating all that turkey," Richt said. "You
could certainly lose your mental edge because of the holidays."
QUOTABLE: " "I told (the Bulldogs) they were getting an
to do something that a Georgia team hasn't done in 40 years -- play a
big rival, the last rival, with an SEC Championship on the line." --
Georgia athletic director Vince Dooley.
UP NEXT: Georgia's next game won't be determined until all of
Saturday's action is over. The Bulldogs could be playing either LSU or
Ole Miss in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta on Dec. 6, or they
could be off until their bowl game, which hasn't been determined yet.
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