Kentucky Week:Wednesday News and Notes

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

TOUGH DECISIONS: The re-emergence of sophomore cornerback Bryan Evans has helped solidify Georgia's cornerback position, Richt said.

"Bryan Evans is starting to get his swagger back or whatever you want to call it," Richt said. "We're getting some pretty good play from our corners right now."

Whether Evans overtakes fellow sophomores Asher Allen or Prince Miller in the starting lineup isn't that important, Richt said.

"This game there are going to be a lot of three-receiver sets," he said. "We're going to be in alto of nickel (defense). All three of those guys are going to be in there a bunch."

Evans started the first two games of the season but then missed the next two due to a knee injury, and his confidence has just returned in the last three weeks, defensive coordinator Willie Martinez said.

"He had a really good practice (Tuesday), made a couple plays he had not been making on a consistent basis," Martinez said.

OFF YEAR?: Senior Brandon Coutu entered the season as one of the leading candidates for the Lou Groza Award, which goes annually to the top place-kicker in the country, but he was not included in the award's list of 20 semifinalists announced recently.

"I don't keep up with any of that stuff," he said. "I'm more worried about how the team is doing and trying to win a championship."

Coutu's 73.7 percent success rate is eighth-best in the SEC. He is 14-of-19 on the season with misses from 48, 50, 47, 49 and 56 yards.

EARLY DAY: The Bulldogs scheduled today's practice for 5:30 a.m. due to afternoon academic conflicts.

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