Sugar Bowl Week 3: Thursday News and Notes

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

NO INTERVIEWS, YET: None of the Bulldogs assistants have been contacted about or interviewed for another job this month, Richt said.

"They haven't to my knowledge, but I wouldn't be shocked if somebody gets a kind of sniff," he said.

Florida A&M has an opening. Wide receivers coach John Eason is a former Rattler, but it's doubtful the Bulldogs will lose Eason.

"I think they have tried to hire him every time the job has come open," Richt said.

ROAD WARRIORS: Hawaii will have to travel more than 4,000 miles to get to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl, but the Warriors are used to it. Since 1998, Hawaii has traveled 72,918 miles for out-of-conference road games, according to www.mapgameday.com, which compiled data for every major college football team.

Who has traveled the least distance for out-of-conference road games in that span? Georgia, at just 358 miles. Bowl games are not included in the tally.

NO WORRIES: Junior Bo Fowler is not concerned about picking up a new duty for the bowl game. Fowler, who has been the Bulldogs' starting long snapper for extra points and field goals since the Oct. 6 Tennessee game, will take over the punt snapping job against Hawaii due to a suspension to regular snapper Jeff Henson.

"I've been practicing the same way ever since I've got here so I'm just stepping into the job," Fowler said. "I'll just go out there and do it."

Punter Brian Mimbs and Fowler are roommates.

"I feel like he can do it," Mimbs said. "I don't feel like it will that big a difference."

GRADES OK: Every Georgia player will be academically eligible for the bowl game, Richt confirmed Thursday.

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