Sugar Bowl Week: Saturday News and Notes

NEW ORLEANS - David Ching and Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's 2008 Sugar Bowl practices.

GATORS' ADVICE: When Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow attended the Heisman Trophy presentation earlier this month, Tebow offered Brennan some advice on facing the Bulldogs.

"He said that's probably the best defense he played all year," Brennan said. "He said, ‘Just get rid of (the football) because they are coming.'"

Tebow was sacked six times when Georgia beat the Gators 42-30 on Oct. 27. What Tebow and Brennan didn't talk much about was the passing game, Brennan said.

"Me and him could not relate on anything we talked about," Brennan said. "All he talked about were (defensive) fronts and linebackers, and I'm like, ‘Dude, I throw the ball.'

"I'm like, ‘Where's the safety at?' and he's like, ‘I don't pay attention to that,' and I'm like, ‘Well, how are you making these reads then?' It was different."

THIS AND THAT: Georgia practiced for nearly two hours in shorts Saturday morning in the Superdome. The Bulldogs held their final hitting practice of the season Friday. "We'll hopefully get everybody as healthy as we can get them and get ready to play," Richt said. … Wide receiver Kris Durham suffered a pinched labrum in Friday's practice and practiced in a green jersey Saturday. He is expected to play, Richt said. Durham has had several good showings during bowl practice, Richt said. "I'd hate to see him not be able to take advantage of his preparation," Richt said. … For the first time in his tenure, Richt will allow his team to wear different color shoelaces if they choose. The Bulldogs will be provided black, red and silver laces. "It's stupid little things like that they like," he said. There will be no black pants, he said.

Dawg Post Top Stories