Pre-Bowl Wek: Thursday News and Notes

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

NEW SNAPPER: Junior Bo Fowler will take over long snap duties on Georgia's punt team due to a suspension to regular starter Jeff Henson, who was arrested this past weekend on a DUI charge. Georgia's Athletic Association policy calls for a mandatory suspension from 10 percent of competition after an alcohol-related arrest.

Fowler has handled the snapping on field goals and extra points for the last month.

"Fowler has a good snap," Richt said. "Henson was a little bit ahead (on the punt team) because he was blocking a little better and covering a little better."

Richt doesn't know who the backup snapper will be.

"Somebody told me (quarterback) Matthew Stafford could snap," he said. "That'd be fun."

SCHEDULE UPDATE: The Bulldogs broke from their tradition under Richt and practiced on Thursday. They also will practice next Thursday before beginning bowl workouts in earnest on Dec. 14.

In the previous six years of the Richt era, the Bulldogs have taken two full weeks off after the end of the regular season.

Senior running back Thomas Brown did not practice Thursday due to a dental procedure. Running backs Kregg Lumpkin (knee) and Knowshon Moreno were expected to practice full speed, Richt said.

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