Kendall's Three Keys Revisited

ATHENS - Josh Kendall reviews the three keys to Saturday's game.

Stay out of trouble

The Bulldogs did this. There were no surprise suspensions and no late injuries. Everyone was where they were expected to be, and a lot of players saw action.

Build some momentum

Another check mark. The defense dominated during the only part of the game that mattered yet still made enough mistakes to give coordinator Willie Martinez something to yell about this week. The special teams also looked sharp.

Get behind Joe Tereshinski

Two-out-of-three isn't bad. Tereshinski failed to nail down the starting job and left the door open not just for doubt, but for Joe Cox and/Matthew Stafford to step right up.

Notable: Junior tailback Danny Ware may not move up the depth chart, but he did earn more playing time Saturday, Coach Mark Richt said. Ware led the Bulldogs with 68 yards on six carries. … The 178 yards of punt returns Georgia had Saturday is the third-most in school history. … Senior Mario Raley had his first career touchdown catch, and sophomore Demiko Goodman had his first catch of any kind.

Quotable: "It looks like the teams in the South are pretty good. Overall, other than Southern Call doing what they did to Arkansas again, it looks like we're pretty stout down here in the South." – Richt referring to the SEC's strong opening weekend despite Arkansas' 50-14 loss to Southern Cal Injuries: Wide receiver Mikey Henderson missed most of the game due to a strained hamstring, and he remains questionable for Saturday. The Bulldogs are hopeful he'll be ready. "It's always been a fatigue issue. It's never really been a true pull. We thought we had him rested up enough to go back and play well. I guess he just wasn't quite 100 percent. He sure looked 100 percent though didn't he?" Fullback Jason Johnson (ankle) is questionable. Offensive lineman Zeb McKinzey (shoulder) and defensive lineman Marquis Elmore (knee) are still out. Offensive linemen Daniel Inman and Ian Smith and cornerback Thomas Flowers will serve the final game of their suspensions this week. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe will sit out this week and against UAB next weekend.


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