Tennesse Week: Monday Practice Report

ATHENS - The 12th-ranked Georgia football team kicked off October with a 90-minute workout on Monday at the Woodruff Practice Fields.

Practicing in cool, crisp conditions, the Bulldogs began preparations for Saturday¹s game in Knoxville against Tennessee. The Bulldogs are 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the SEC, while the Volunteers are 2-2 and 0-1.

³We have a tremendous challenge on Saturday against a very good Tennessee football team,² Georgia coach Mark Richt said. ³But we are excited about that challenge and we¹re looking forward to the game. We have to take care of business this week with good, enthusiastic practices, and I think we started off that way today.²

Richt announced before practice that Thomas Brown and Mohamed Massaquoi (offense), Brandon Miller (defense), and Mikey Henderson (special teams) will serve as captains against the Volunteers.

Earlier in the day, Brown was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week. Brown registered a career high with 180 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries in the 45-17 win over Ole Miss. Brown¹s rushing total was the most for a Bulldog since Verron Haynes recorded 207 yards against Georgia Tech in 2001 and Georgia¹s 328 rushing yards against the Rebels was the most for the Bulldogs since 1991.

Also, it was announced that Georgia's game with Vanderbilt in Nashville on Saturday, Oct. 13, will be televised by ESPN2, with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m. ET. This will be Georgia's third appearance on ESPN2 this season. Georgia¹s games with Oklahoma State and South Carolina were previously televised by ESPN2. Georgia¹s all-time record on ESPN2 is 14-3.

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