Ole Miss Week: Wednesday News and Notes

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

ANOTHER CHANGE?: Thomas Brown may have fallen to No. 3 on Georgia's tailback depth chart, according to Danny Ware.

"They've been practicing me at No. 2, so I don't know what's going on," Ware said.

Ware is Georgia's leading rusher with 177 yards and a 6.1 per carry average, but he had a crucial fumble against Colorado last week.

Kregg Lumpkin will start against Ole Miss.

GOING HOME: Quarterback Blake Barnes may not see the playing field this weekend, but he's still happy to be heading home. Ole Miss is 70 miles from Barnes' hometown of Baldwyn, Miss. He needs between 16 and 18 tickets to accommodate all his family members who plan to be at the game, he said.

"I definitely have an urge to get on the field no matter where it but especially going back home," he said. "I'd love to have a chance to play in front of friends and family again."

Barnes, the Bulldogs' third-string quarterback after an injury to Joe Tereshinski, was the Gatorade Mississippi player of the year in 2002. Getting Barnes into the game won't be Richt's top priority, the coach said.

"I hadn't really thought of that at all, but now that you mention it, it'd be nice to get that done," Richt said.

THIS AND THAT: Linebacker Jarvis Jackson (foot) said Wednesday he will play this weekend, but he doesn't expect to start. "How much I play will depend on how I feel," Jackson said. … Kicker Brandon Coutu still doesn't know if he'll be able to kick off this week due to a bruised quadriceps muscle. "We want to make sure it's 100 percent healthy before we do anything," Coutu said. … Georgia defensive ends coach Jon Fabris was a three-year starter for Ole Miss in the late ‘70s. … The Bulldogs are 8-5 all-time in games played in Oxford, Miss.


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