Dawgs talks about Greene's 40 wins

ATHENS – Underneath Commonwealth Stadium last Saturday the improbable had occurred: Peyton Manning's mighty 39-wins as a starting quarterback had fallen from the best in history.

The quarterback that beat it, David Greene, sat out of Monday's practice with the Bulldogs to battle a stomach ailment. He also missed a scheduled meeting with the media on Tuesday morning. But late this afternoon Greene completed a full-pads practice with the Dawgs. His head coach was pleased to see him return.

"David practiced and did everything today," Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt said.

This week's game with Auburn looms large, but last weekend's win over Kentucky gave Greene the record that he and his family have been focusing on for some time now. After the blow out win over the Wildcats a few Georgia players recalled their favorite David Greene moment in the last four seasons:

"Whew, 40 games? That's a lot to win. I don't know what to say. My favorite David Greene moment? Florida. When we beat Florida last week. It meant a lot to him because this is his last year," said Greg Blue.

"My favorite David Greene memory was when we played Kentucky our freshman year (2001). When he threw me all of those balls and I had all of those yards. He had such a good performance in that game, and I was happy also," said a smiling Fred Gibson.

"The one I remember most was being here in Kentucky. Two years ago we came up here and he threw three touchdowns and I threw two for five total – we scored more than 50 points. We came up here and did it again, and that's one of the fondness memories of us both clicking and playing well at the same time," said back up quarterback D.J. Shockley.

"There have been so many great moments. I remember the SEC Championship game in 2002 and being on the sidelines and just watching him ball. I was so excited for him – I love seeing him be successful. I love being able to spend time with him away from football, too," said Greene's roommate David Pollack.


Dawg Post Top Stories