Auburn Week: Monday News and Notes

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

INJURY UPDATE: Running back Thomas Brown (collarbone), who has missed the last three games, hopes to decide by Thursday if he will play this week.

"It's still kind of up in the air," he said. "I'll see how it goes the rest of the week."

He will go through contact in today's practice but that might not be a good indicator, he said, because the injury doesn't hurt when he is hit directly on it.

"It's falling directly on my shoulder that causes the problem," he said.

Freshman safety Quintin Banks, a graduate of Houston County High School, suffered a sprained MCL on Troy's last offensive play of Saturday game and will be out this week, he said. He was hurt trying when he landed awkwardly after trying to intercept a pass. He hopes to return for the Nov. 17 game against Kentucky, he said.

TV TIME: Georgia fans will have to wake up early on Nov. 17 to get their tailgating started. Lincoln Financial Sports has picked up the rights to that day's game against Kentucky and will broadcast it at 12:30 p.m. That will be the earliest kickoff of the season for the Bulldogs.

MORENO, AGAIN: Moreno was honored for the second straight week Monday by the SEC. Georgia's starting tailback was named the conference's freshman of the week after rushing for 196 yards in a 44-34 win over Troy.

Moreno has 1,003 yards this season, trailing only Herschel Walker for most rushing yards by a freshman in Georgia history. He is third in the SEC and second among the nation's freshman with an average of 11.4 yards per game.

Moreno was named SEC offensive player of the week last week and twice before has earned freshman of the week honors.

IT'S NOT GAMEDAY, BUT: ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd, who does the network's national show from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, will broadcast his show from Georgia's Tate Student Center on Friday.

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