Sugar Bowl Week 3: Tuesday News and Notes

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

GOOD GRIP: The Bulldogs' leading sacker thinks he may be able to add a few more to his resume, and it's not just because he'll have plenty of opportunities against Hawaii's pass-happy offense. Senior defensive end Marcus Howard, who has 7.5 sacks this year, is looking forward to playing on the artificial surface of the Louisiana Superdome.

"I'm going to feel like I'm running a 4.2 out there," Howard said. "I think it helps a defensive end more than an offensive tackle because we're going forward and they're going back and we're going to have more momentum."

The Warriors have given up 27 sacks this season.

SHORT ATTENTION SPAN: Georgia's players already are beginning to think about their holiday break.

"It usually doesn't happen this fast, but every year they usually go, ‘Hey coach, can we do a two-a-day on Thursday so we don't have to (practice) on Friday?' And my answer is always no," Richt said. "To tell you where their minds were, that was their first question of the day (Tuesday)."

The practice reflected that mood, Richt said, but he thinks the attitude will improve today.

"I always tell them, ‘We're here, we might as well get the work done,'" Richt said. "You have to earn the right to win in practice. That's just all there is to it."

INJURY UPDATE: Junior linebacker Marcus Washington missed Tuesday's practice due to an ankle injury but will be ready to play in the bowl game, Richt said. Washington may not return to practice until the Bulldogs meet in New Orleans.

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