Georgia Football Notebook 10/25

ATHENS -- One minor detail that may have slipped notice on the day of Ron Zook's firing at Florida -- a Gator assistant promised a win over Georgia this week.

While confirming Zook's firing for's Ivan Maisel, the unnamed assistant coach said, "We're planning for Georgia. We're going to beat Georgia."

Former Gator coach Steve Spurrier also took a chance to needle the Bulldogs a little when contacted for his response to Zook's firing.

"Hopefully, our players and coaches understand that it's important to get ready for the Bulldogs," he told The Gainesville Sun. "As all Gators know, it's one of it not the biggest game of the season, and we've had success against them recently."

Spurrier started Florida's streak of winning 13 of the last 14 games against the Bulldogs.

INJURY UPDATE: Starting tailback Danny Ware was not at Georgia's practice Monday, but tests on his bruised right lung provided good news, Coach Mark Richt said.

"Everything came out very positive and he could be able to practice (today)," Richt said.

Ware will not participate in contact at today's practice and remains questionable for Saturday's game.

STATUS QUO: Georgia will keep its three-tackle rotation on the offensive line despite inconsistent play against Arkansas.

"Hopefully, we'll play better," offensive line coach Neil Callaway said.

A LITTLE CLOSER: The Bulldogs moved up one spot in the Bowl Championship Series standings this week from 10th to ninth. The Bulldogs are now two spots ahead of Tennessee, which fell from ninth to 12th. Southern California remains the BCS leader and Oklahoma jumped Miami to get into the second spot this week.

KENTUCKY TIME SET: Georgia's Nov. 6 game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., will be broadcast by Jefferson-Pilot at 12:30 p.m. It will be the Bulldogs' second appearance on Jefferson-Pilot this year.

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