ATHENS - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's fall practices.
Head coach Mark Richt
credited a mid-game change in blocking for helping Georgia
's running game. After being stifled on the ground early in the game, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo
told his offensive linemen to block the toss sweep differently, using a zone approach rather than a man approach. "Our toss sweep was probably worth 120 yards of our 180 (rushing) yards," Richt said. "We just found one thing that worked and went with it. We did not run our entire offense and run it well, but that's part of coaching, just find something that gives you a chance to split it a little bit." … After a Wes Byrum
field goal put Auburn
ahead 20-17 with 6:47 left in the third quarter, Georgia outgained the Tigers 249 to 39.
Quotable: "I think we do have a little nastiness to ourselves, but that's how you play defense. We don't want a bunch of nice guys on defense. Who wants nice people on their defense?" Georgia safety Kelin Johnson
Injuries: Wide receiver Tony Wilson (shoulder) and safeties Quintin Banks (knee) and Donavon Baldwin (hip) missed the Auburn game but have "a good chance" of being ready to play against Kentucky, Richt said.
Up Next: vs. Kentucky, 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sanford Stadium, Lincoln-Financial Sports