Tennessee Week: Sunday News and Notes

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

Notable: Georgia rushed for 328 yards, its highest total since 1991, against Ole Miss, butafter watching film, Coach Mark Richt didn't come away terribly impressed with his offensive line. "I don't know if our line blocked for 300-something yards," he said. "There were a few times where we really blocked it good, but there were a lot of times the backs just made some great runs."

Defensive coordinator Willie Martinez said he was pleased with cornerback Prince Miller's first career start.

Carlton Thomas, a 5-foot-7, 175-pound running back from Florida, made a verbal commitment Sunday to play for the Bulldogs. Thomas, ranked the No. 13 running back in the country by Scout.com, also was being recruited by Clemson, Notre Dame, Iowa and West Virginia.

Quotable: "That's one of the biggest margins of victory in a game I've coached that was really close." – Richt on the Ole Miss game

Injuries: Starting safety Kelin Johnson, who suffered a concussion, against the Rebels, is expected to play Saturday against Tennessee, Richt said Sunday. Starting middle linebacker Marcus Washington (shoulder) remains questionable. If he can't start, the Bulldogs probably will move Dannell Ellerbe back to the middle and start Peach County native Darius Dewberry on the weak side, Richt said. Running back Thomas Brown, who suffered a shoulder injury, is fine and expected at practice today, Richt said. Offensive lineman Scott Haverkamp, who has missed the last two games due to an ankle injury, has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Running back Kregg Lumpkin is expected to play with a much smaller cast on his broken right thumb this week, meaning he could see some action at tailback.

Up next: Tennessee, Saturday, Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn., 3:30 p.m., CBS

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