Sugar Bowl Week 2: Saturday News and Notes

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

STICKING AROUND: Junior Jeff Owens sent his name to the NFL's underclassman advisory committee merely out of curiosity. He has no intention of leaving what he thinks will be a special team next year, he said.

"You think about what we've got returning," the defensive tackle said. "I mean, we are solid next year. We are trying to compete for a national championship. That's why I came here, and I don't plan on leaving without a national championship."

Fullback Brannan Southerland and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe also sent in paperwork but feel the same way, Owens said.

"We know what we have coming back," he said. "We just have to see what we can do to win it all."

Owens only sent in the paperwork because strength coach Dave VanHalanger asked him if he was interested, he said.

"I was like, ‘Sure, why not?'" Owens said.

PRACTICE REPORT: Georgia worked out for almost 90 minutes Saturday afternoon, with much of that practice held in a light rain. The Bulldogs were missing 15 players due to graduation ceremonies, so they scrimmaged their young players in the second half of the practice.

"They got after it pretty good," Richt said. "It was real short and sweet."

Freshman tight end Aron White, who is redshirting this season, made two nice plays, Richt said.

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