ULM Week - Thursday News and Notes

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's practices.

INJURY UPDATE: The Bulldogs don't expect running back Thomas Brown to play Saturday. Brown was at Thursday's practice but wore a green, no-contact jersey due to a shoulder injury. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (ankle) is questionable, coach Mark Richt said.

RUN GAME GOAL: One of the little things Richt will be looking for Saturday is more long runs from his backs. The longest run by a back this year is 18 yards, and Richt would like to see a few home runs out of his running game.

"As good as we've blocked up front, we need to get longer runs," he said.

There are three factors for Georgia's failure to break out in that category, Richt said: poor blocking downfield, the backs' failure to make defenders miss and the lack of a passing game that keeps safeties off the line of scrimmage.

SHOCKLEY RECOGNIZED OFF FIELD: Shockley has been selected as one of 11 Division I-A players in the nation for the 2005 American Football Coaches Association National Good Works Team. Georgia has put nine players on the team, the second most of any school in the nation. (Nebraska has placed 10.)

Shockley has participated in Camp Sunshine, Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics, the local H.E.R.O. program and is the school's male athlete representative on the UGA Athletic Association Board of Directors.


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