2006 Fall Camp: Day 13 News and Notes

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's 13th day pr practice.

BANGED-UP BULLDOGS: Richt was overly optimistic Friday when he pronounced his team in good health following its scrimmage. Several new names popped up on the injury list at Saturday morning's short practice.

The most seriously hurt is redshirt freshman cornerback Bryan Evans, who was competing for a starting job but now will miss two to three weeks due to a Grade 2 sprain of his left MCL.

"It's tough, but you just have to get through it and come back," Evans said.

Evans is shooting to get back for the Sept. 9 South Carolina game, he said.

"If not, then the closest game after that," he said.

Georgia's defensive line took two hits as freshmen Ricardo Crawford and Brandon Wood had their arms in slings. Crawford suffered a bruised collarbone and a minor right shoulder injury on the next-to-last play of Friday's scrimmage, he said.

Wood's injury was to his left shoulder.

"I think Brandon's is more serious because he already had surgery on that arm," Crawford said.

Richt described both injuries as minor.

"More of a boo-boo," he said.

Linebacker Jarvis Jackson, who has been limping on a foot injury for more than a week, estimated that he is at 75 percent of his normal self. However, he practiced Saturday and said he will keep participating despite the tenderness.

Linebacker Marcus Washington suffered a minor MCL sprain on Friday but could be back as early as Monday, he said.

STREAKING WIDEOUT: True freshman Kris Durham has more than guaranteed himself some playing time this year, he's done something no other newcomer ever has under Bulldog wide receivers coach John Eason.

"He's the first freshman that I've moved around and taught all three (wide receiver) spots," Eason said. "I've never tried to do that before, but the kid is sharp so I want to take advantage of that because of his talent."

Durham had impressive day at Friday's scrimmage, Eason said.

"He made some real nice plays," Eason said. "One ball he caught, I saw it coming his way, and I thought it was overthrown and he reached up and pulled it down."

Durham is Georgia's second-team slot receiver now behind Mario Raley, Eason said. He also could back up Mohamed Massaquoi at split end.

The starting flanker position held by Kenneth Harris coming into camp is now up for grabs between Harris, Mikey Henderson and A.J. Bryant, Eason said.

PICTURE DAY: The Bulldogs held their annual Picture Day on Saturday afternoon at Sanford Stadium. As usual, the team's mascot, Uga VI, was the star. Fans who wanted to get a picture with the Uga or Coach Mark Richt had to pick up tickets at the stadium at 9 a.m.

The first person to arrive for Uga's line showed up at 10:45 p.m. on Friday and waited 10 hours, 15 minutes for his ticket, according to Georgia officials. The first person in line for Coach Richt tickets didn't show up until 4:45 a.m.

"We went to D.C. one time and no one cared that me or Coach (Vince) Dooley or President (Michael) Adams was there," Richt said. "They all wanted to hang out with Uga."

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