USC Week: Tuesday News and Notes

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's fall practices.

NOT SO FAST: Although freshman Matthew Stafford is getting most of the quarterback attention this week, senior Joe Tereshinski wants people to know he's still the starter, and he plans to stay in that spot.

"As long as I prepare like I have all the way through, I feel comfortable I'm going to be No. 1," Tereshinski said. "I've got to prepare like I'm No. 1. Until they take it away from me, I'm going to do that."

Tereshinski hasn't paid a lot of attention to the scuttlebutt about his backups going into Saturday's game, he said.

"Coming into the season, I had planned to have a controversy so to speak the whole way through," he said.

THIRD AND RISING: Tailback Danny Ware has been angry for a month now. Luckily for him and the Bulldogs, he runs better that way.

"I think I've been having that chip on my shoulder since camp, being named No. 3," Ware said. "It's been kind of hard, kind of frustrating."

Ware was the third Bulldog running back in Saturday's game but finished with a team-high 68 yards, fifth best in the SEC this week.

"I like to go out there and try to prove things. I'd like to think I did," he said. "I'd like to believe that I went out there and showed them that it don't matter if I'm third, second or first, I'm going to go out there and fight for you."

INJURY UPDATE: Fullback Jason Johnson (ankle) has been upgraded to probable. Wide receiver Mikey Henderson (hamstring) remains questionable. Offensive lineman Zeb McKinzey (shoulder) is out.

Defensive lineman Marquis Elmore (knee) returned to practice in a green jersey Tuesday. He could be ready for action Saturday, defensive line coach Rodney Garner said.

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