BIASED BALLOT?: The new Harris poll, which will be part of the BCS equation, released its list of voters Monday, and former South Carolina coach Lou Holtz will participate. Richt isn't worried about having an old rival on the list, even one who publicly said this preseason that he expects the Bulldogs to have a down year.
"It doesn't matter," Richt said. "If you win, you move up, if you don't, you move down."
He added that he considered Holtz "a man of integrity."
Ex-UGA athletic administrator Dick Bestwick, formerly the head coach at Virginia, also is a voter.
HAPPY RETURNS: Based on Monday's practice rotation, freshman Bryan Evans and Tyson Browning will be the Bulldogs' No. 2 kickoff return unit behind starters Thomas Brown and Bryan McClendon. Danny Ware and Thomas Flowers probably will be the third team.
Richt is confident his team's kickoff return units will be better than they were last year, but there's not much choice. The Bulldogs were 112th in the nation last year with 16.5 yards per return.
"We'll wait and see, but I'm pretty optimistic," Richt said.