Vanderbilt Week: Wed. News and Notes

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

BACK ON TOP: Junior place-kicker Andy Bailey had an easy return to his old job Saturday against Tennessee. After losing the starting job to Brandon Coutu in 2004, Bailey has been called on again with Coutu out for the season due to a torn hamstring.

The Bulldogs didn't put too much pressure on Bailey in his first game action in two years. He made both his field goal attempts, a 22-yarder and a 34-yarder, and all three extra points, although he needed a second chance on one missed extra point, which he got thanks to a Vols penalty.

"Overall, I did pretty good other than that one extra point," he said. "I believe I'm ready for the rest of the season. Patience is definitely a virtue to have and it finally came through for me. I'm thankful I've got the opportunity and Coach Richt has faith in me."

WOUNDED DOGS: After two underwhelming victories and one overwhelming loss by the Bulldogs, opponents are starting to sense blood in the water. Lexington Herald-Leader columnist John Clay suggested this week that Georgia might by Kentucky's best chance at an upset down the stretch.

"Any team that requires a last-minute touchdown to nip Colorado at home is vulnerable," Clay wrote. "Mark Richt has quarterback problems. The Bulldogs were blitzed in the fourth quarter Saturday night by Tennessee. No telling what the Dawgs' mindset might be by the time they arrive in Lexington Nov. 4."

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