Tech Week: Monday News and Notes

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

SEC HONORS: Speaking of linebackers, freshman Rennie Curran was named the SEC's freshman of the week Monday. Sophomore defensive tackle Geno Atkins was named SEC defensive lineman of the week.

Curran had a season-high 13 tackles against the Wildcats and is tied for fourth on the team with 40 tackles despite starting just three games. Atkins had five tackles, six quarterback pressures and half a sack against Kentucky.

It was the first SEC honor for each player.

SURPRISE, SURPRISE: Dublin native Brian Mimbs is fourth in the SEC in punting (42.3 yards per kick), and, frankly, Richt didn't see it coming.

"Mimbs has been a big surprise this year," Richt said. "He was a very inconsistent punter until this season and then all of a sudden he just grew up and started playing great."

Mimbs was named one of the Bulldogs' captains for the Georgia Tech game, joining Atkins, Curran and junior fullback Brannan Southerland.

NO COMPLAINTS: Georgia is No. 7 in the most recent BCS rankings, meaning there is a mathematical chance the Bulldogs could find a spot in the BCS national championship game without playing in the SEC title game.

"If it happens, then that's the way the rules are set up," Richt said. "If someone wants to make a rule that you can't go to the game if you're not conference champion then that's great, but until that time, those teams deserve to play because that's the way the rules are laid out."

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