Curran may start at WLB

ATHENS – True freshman Rennie Curran suffered a concussion in last week's loss to Tennessee, but he still may be the Bulldogs' best option at weak side linebacker this week.

"It's not out of the question," head coach Mark Richt said. "If he didn't have that concussion issue, he would have been a strong candidate to start. He definitely was making a strong move in that direction."

Curran had seven tackles against the Volunteers in his most extensive playing time of the year.

"I was hoping going into the game that I could just show the coaches what I can do," Curran said. "I gave all the effort I could and just tried to be around the ball as much as I could. Hopefully, it gives them more trust in me that I can make some plays when it matters, not just when we're up by 30 points."

Curran, who would replace Darius Dewberry on the weak side, was Georgia's fourth-leading tackler against Tennessee.

"He's a very instinctive football player," Richt said. "He's a pretty sure tackler. He's quick. He responds well to misdirection and things like that. He's got a knack for getting to the ball."

There could be other changes at linebacker as well. Strong side linebacker Brandon Miller pulled his calf muscle in Monday's practice and wore a walking boot Tuesday.

"They're telling me there's a chance I'll play," Miller said.

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