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UT QB quandary has Georgia's attention

According to reports from Tennessee, the Vols may be without starting quarterback Casey Clausen in Saturday's game at Georgia.

ATHENS, Ga. - According to reports from Tennessee, the Vols may be without starting quarterback Casey Clausen in Saturday's game at Georgia.

Clausen suffered a sprained left (non-throwing) shoulder in Saturday's win over Arkansas and could not practice Monday. Clausen and Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer say the quarterback should be ready by Saturday, but Georgia must prepare for the possibility of seeing backup C.J. Leak or possibly even receiver Kelley Washington at quarterback.

Said Richt Tuesday: "I don't know what we can do. There's not a lot of film on Leak. I know C.J. I recruited C.J. while I was at Florida State. He's a very talented guy, too. I would say he's much the same style as Clausen. I would say he's a pocket passer who can hit his target.''

Leak is 4-for-9 passing for 41 yards. Leak visited Georgia when he was looking to transfer from Wake Forest two years ago.

As for the possibility of the 6-foot-4 Washington playing quarterback, Richt said "If he's in the game, the antennas are up. I'm sure he's capable of throwing it.''


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