Off Week: Sunday News and Notes

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

Television cameras caught Georgia head coach Mark Richt chewing out several his players for celebrating after the game on Vanderbilt's midfield logo. Richt apologized to Commodores head coach Bobby Johnson for the incident after the game, he said. "He said don't worry about it or something like that," Richt said. "My exchange with him was as cordial as it could be under the circumstances." He had some not-so-cordial words for his players in the locker room after the game. "I told them that was a bunch of baloney, and we were not going to do that," he said. "I don't think that's the right thing to do at the end of a ball game. I thought we should be celebrating absolutely, but not in a way that would incite people's emotions like that. I told the guys we did that in 2001 when we didn't know what it meant to win on the road. We're not going to accept that." Looking back on the incident, Richt said it is possible his team was simply mobbing place-kicker Brandon Coutu, who happened to be at midfield after hitting the game-winning, 37-yard kick.

The Bulldogs were ranked 20th in the first BCS standings of the season, which were released Sunday.

Georgia will practice on Tuesday and Thursday this week. … The start time for the Florida game is expected to be announced Monday.

Quotable: "It's definitely good medicine. If you're sitting there with a loss, it just gnaws at you. If you have to let it get after you for two weeks instead of one, that's tough." – Richt on beating Vanderbilt on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak in the division

Injuries: It's possible that every Bulldog other than Lumpkin will be available for the Florida game in two weeks but that would require some fast healing for a few players. Richt said again that tailback Thomas Brown could return for that game. Georgia team doctors have determined that Brown actually suffered his broken collarbone against Ole Miss and then played with the injury briefly against Tennessee. The Florida game will be a month from the Ole Miss game, and it's possible for the injury to heal in that amount of time, Richt said. Linebackers Brandon Miller (calf) and Marcus Washington (shoulder) will try to practice again starting next week. Even Peach County native A.J. Bryant (knee) could play against the Gators, Richt said. Lumpkin's injury was the only serious one suffered by Georgia against Vanderbilt, Richt said.

Up next: Florida, Oct. 27, Jacksonville, Fla.

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