Kentucky Week: Wednesday News and Notes

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's practices.

RISE AND SHINE: Coach Mark Richt originally got some resistance when he told his team it was going to practice at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. Some suggested just getting the workout in at 12:01 a.m. so they wouldn't have to get out of bed so early, he said, but the team ended up having fun, he said.

"After we got it done, they were all happy we did it," he said. "I thought it helped us. We had a good practice. Sometimes you get the monotony of every day, same time."

Georgia moved the practice time to allow 12 of its players to attend an extra credit academic session in Atlanta on Wednesday evening.

FAMILY REUNION: Tailback Danny Ware will get to see an old friend before Saturday's game. Ware's cousin, Roger Williams, is Kentucky's starting strong safety. Ware and Williams played together at Rockmart High School and were constant companions, Ware said.

"We always were together," he said. "I'd drive his car. He'd drive my car. We always wanted to go to the same school, but it didn't work out that way."

Williams, a sophomore, has 47 tackles this year, including eight last week against Vanderbilt. Ware, a sophomore, is Georgia's second-leading rusher with 390 yards on 83 carries.


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