2005 SEC Media Days: Georgia in the spotlight

HOOVER - Georgia and thier head coach talked about all things Bulldog football.

STILL WAITING: Richt won't make a decision on Tavares Kearney's status with the team until after Kearney goes before a student judiciary panel, he said. That meeting could come as early as today, and Richt indicated he expected the situation to be resolved by the start of practice on Aug. 5

Kearney faces expulsion from school after a confrontation during a summer school class with a teaching assistant who accused him of cheating. Even if Kearney is not dismissed by the academic side of the school, Richt still might kick him off the team.

PERSONNEL MATTERS: Georgia expects to have linebacker Jarvis Jackson (shoulder) and running back Kregg Lumpkin (knee) at full strength when fall practice begins. Jackson missed all of spring practice, and Lumpkin missed all of the 2004 season.

Safety Olaolu Sanni-Osomo (leg) will return at nearly full strength, although he won't participate in the second practice of two-a-days. Sanni-Osomo played in only six games in 2003 and none in 2004 due to injuries.

Junior walk-on Stephen White has been moved from defensive end to fullback to make up for the loss of Des Williams (ruptured chest muscle) for the season.

Also, Richt predicted that incoming freshmen defensive tackles Jeff Owens and Kade Weston will play immediately and freshmen receivers Mohamed Massaquoi and Mike Moore have a very good chance to follow suit.

"If you go by depth, you'd have to say those d-linemen are just going to have to play," he said. "The wide receivers are going to have an excellent chance."

DEPTH CHART UPDATE: If Georgia started the season today, junior Sean Bailey and senior Bryan McClendon would be the starting wide receivers, Richt said.

"If we were in a three-receiver set, I couldn't tell you who the third guy would be right now," he said.

BEST BEHAVIOR: Georgia held a player's only meeting on Wednesday after summer conditioning ended to address the upcoming season.

"We did mention, ‘Stay out of trouble," defensive tackle Gerald Anderson said.

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