Tech Week: Wednesday News and Notes

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

DUAL THREAT: Along with being Georgia's sack leader, Hawkinsville native Charles Johnson has been credited with more pass breakups than any defensive lineman in the nation.

Johnson has nine defended passes this year, all of which have come on balls tipped at the line of scrimmage. His most recent tip led to Tra Battle's third interception against Auburn.

"We work on it in practice so much that we have no choice but to do it in a game," Johnson said of his knack for tipping passes.

Johnson is tied for seventh in the SEC with 6.5 sacks.

DISTANT DOG: Jake Scott, an All-American defensive back for the Bulldogs in 1968 and the school's career interceptions leader (16), will be an honorary captain on Saturday in a rare public appearance.

Scott, who went on to a standout career with the NFL's Miami Dolphins, was the subject of a South Florida Sun-Sentinel article this week after a reporter from the paper tracked him down at his Hawaii home. Scott, who had a falling out with Bulldog coach Vince Dooley and Dolphins coach Don Shula, has retired to one of the islands and disappeared from the spotlight, according to the article.

DOWN ONE SPOT: Quentin Moses has fallen to the No. 2 senior NFL prospect at defensive end, according to Mel Kiper Jr., who now has Clemson's Gaines Adams No. 1. Moses had 10.5 tackles-for-loss and 26 quarterback hurries but just 3.5 sacks this year.

Johnson, a junior who has said it's unlikely he'll leave school early for the NFL, is rated the nation's top junior defensive end by Kiper.

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