Kentucky Week: Monday News and Notes

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

Senior Dale Dixson has earned a starting assignment. Dixson, who has one career start, had his most active game in weeks against the Gators and finished with three tackles. Dixson, who has nine tackles this season, is expected to replace freshman Kade Weston.

"It feels real good," he said. "I probably had one of the best games of my career (against Florida)."

Michael Turner, who played most of the Florida game at guard in place of an injured Chester Adams, remained at that position Monday. Adams, who still is slowed by an ankle injury, was lined up as a backup tackle.

"Coach told us today that I'll be starting (at guard)," said Turner, who has played chiefly tackle this year but can play all five line positions.

Adams is expected to play some at both guard and tackle against Kentucky, Turner said.

TV TIME: Georgia's Nov. 11 game against Auburn will be televised, but by what network and when won't be known until Sunday. CBS has elected to use a six-day option for that weekend before choosing between the Bulldogs vs. the Tigers and Tennessee vs. Arkansas and South Carolina vs. Florida and Alabama vs. LSU for its 3:30 p.m. time slot. ESPN will show one of the games at 7:45 p.m.; ESPN2 will show one of the games at 7:00 p.m. and Lincoln-Financial will show the remaining game at 12:30 p.m.

KENTUCKY BLACK AND BLUE: The Wildcats will be starting redshirt freshman running back Alfonso Smith against the Bulldogs, Brooks said. Junior Rafael Little, a first-team All-SEC selection last year, will miss the game due to a knee injury. His backup, Tony Dixon, strained his hamstring in Saturday's win over Mississippi State and is questionable for the Georgia game.

Offensive linemen Trai Williams (ankle) and Jason Leger (shoulder) also are expected to miss the game. Kentucky already has lost five offensive linemen for the season, four to injury and one to academic issues.


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