Even more important than the healthy return of those two is the winning ways of the Dawgs after having time off. Georgia's record after a bye week under Mark Richt is 7-1 – the lone loss coming to Auburn in Georgia's 24-17 loss in 2001.
"I remember last season when we played LSU," said Brown, "we got a week off before that game, and I really think it helped."
Georgia scorched the Tigers 45-16 and appeared on their way to challenging for the national title. They went on, however, to lose the next week to Tennessee.
"We've been able to rest our bodies," said safety Greg Blue. "Right now I feel good. If had had a game Saturday, I wouldn't be as good as I do now."