Ole Miss Week: Thursday News and Notes

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

MILLER TIME: Sophomore cornerback Prince Miller is expected to make his first collegiate start Saturday, joining Asher Allen at the position. Miller would supplant senior Thomas Flowers.

"He played extremely well in the nickel (formation against Alabama)," Richt said. "Coach (Willie Martinez) feels like he's earned an opportunity to play out there."

Miller, who was called for a crucial pass interference penalty last week, has four tackles and two pass breakups this season.

TOUGH CALL: Georgia had maybe the toughest time of the Richt era picking its captains this week before settling on Sean Bailey (offense), Marcus Howard (defense), Jeff Owens (defense) and Chris Gaunder (special teams), Richt said.

"We had at least nine or 10 names that came to the forefront," Richt said. "Usually it's four or five or six at most."

It was especially difficult on offense.

"We felt like Thomas Brown, (Mohamed Massaquoi) and Mikey (Henderson) played their best games since they've been here," wide receivers coach John Eason said.

Bailey, Georgia's leading receiver with 16 catches for 237 yards, got the nod because of his performance on and off the field.

"He's having a really solid year, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him break out even more," Richt said.

HOOPS HOLDOUT: Freshman wide receiver Walter Hill, who is redshirting this season, doesn't think he'll be joining the basketball team this winter. Hill was considered one of the nation's top basketball players coming out of East Hall High School in Gainesville, and he originally committed to play basketball at Georgia.

When Hill told the basketball staff he had changed his mind and would play football instead, an assistant coach told him he could walk onto the basketball team if he chose, Hill said.

"I doubt (I will) with all this football stuff going on," he said. "It's pretty much year round."

THIS AND THAT: Richt still doesn't know when Peach County native A.J. Bryant (knee) will be available, but he said Bryant's rehab is going well. Richt has told Bryant he has the option to take a medical redshirt season, but Bryant hasn't made a decision, he said. … Running back Kregg Lumpkin is expected to play in a full cast again this week, meaning he'll be available only for special teams duty. … The Bulldogs have won seven straight against Ole Miss.


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