Florida Week: Thursday News and Notes

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

WHO'S NO. 2?: After losing his starting job last week, senior quarterback Joe Tereshinski is in danger of slipping to No. 3 on the depth chart. Georgia was undecided as of Thursday afternoon whether Tereshinski or redshirt freshman Joe Cox would replace starter Matthew Stafford if necessary.

Tereshinski and Cox have split time in practice this week.

INJURY UPDATE: Richt expects all his injured players except linebacker Darius Dewberry (hamstring) to be available against the Gators. That means offensive lineman Chester Adams (ankle), cornerbacks Asher Allen (hip) and Ramarcus Brown (hamstring) and tight end Martrez Milner (toe) all should dress out.

JUST IN CASE: Andy Bailey remains Georgia's kicker, Richt said, but punter Gordon Ely-Kelso is getting ready in case of emergency.

"(Injured kicker Brandon) Coutu was like, ‘You might as well work on it because, if you do get in there, you don't want to embarrass yourself,'" Ely-Kelso said.

The senior began fine-tuning his form during Wednesday's practice. He hasn't kicked a competitive field since high school, when his long was 48 yards. He has hit one from as far away as 65 yards in practice, he said.

"I've always been able to kick the ball pretty far, but accuracy is the thing," he said. "I'm sure I'd do all right. I've been kicking balls all my life."

Dublin's Brian Mimbs was considered for the backup job, but Richt didn't want to send in a first-time player to kick field goals, he said.

NO WORRIES: With the Bulldogs struggling the last five weeks, outsiders have questioned the leadership ability of the team's senior class, but Richt is not in that group.

"I like how this team has stayed together," he said. "This team has not fallen apart as far as any unity is concerned. I'm not disappointed in the leadership. I love these kids. I think they're battling their hearts out. I think our coaches are coaching as hard as they can coach."


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