"It was about 6:30 in the morning," Richt said. "I was waiting at the stairwell to grab him. I said, ‘Don't worry, I'm not going to tell anybody unless we win.'"
SMOOTH MOVE: If not for a position move that Rennie Curran hated, Georgia's freshman linebacker might not be a college football player today. Curran played running back almost exclusively as a youth league player, but was moved to defense upon his arrival at Brookwood High School.
"I hated it," he said. "I always wanted to be the one to score the touchdowns and just juke somebdy and keep on running. I got a new coach from little league coach, he let me do whatever, return kickoffs, take punts."
Curran ended up being a star on the Broncos' junior varsity team but a very begrudging star.
"I felt like my coach did that just to (make me mad) and had that (mad) attitude and took it on the field," he said. "I made almost every tackle. That mentality just stuck with me. It's weird how it all happened."
Curran joined the varsity after his freshman season ended and totaled almost 150 tackles the next year as a sophomore. He is now fourth among the Bulldogs with 40 tackles despite starting just three games.
INJURY UPDATE: Fullback Brannan Southerland is in a walking boot due to a left foot injury but is expected to play.