Tennessee Week: Thursday News and Notes

ATHENS - David Hale's news and notes from Georgia's fall practices.


With flanker Kris Durham out against Tennessee with an ankle injury, junior Michael Moore should see more playing time this week, Richt said.

Moore is third on the team with 13 catches and 196 yards receiving this season, including a 24-yard touchdown grab against Alabama two weeks ago.

"Michael's had some pretty fine performances this season already, and I thought he played well in the Alabama game," Richt said. "He made some very tough catches, and he almost made a couple others in the heart of a two-deep zone."

Wide receiver Tavarres King missed the Alabama game with an ankle injury, but has looked sharp in practice this week and could also fill the void left by Durham.

"He looked good (Tuesday) running routes," Richt said of King. "It was not in a competitive situation, but he didn't look like he had any limp in him at all."

Between the two of them, Richt hopes they can fill the void left by Durham in the slot. King practiced at the position for the first time this week.

"It could be that Tavarres gets some more reps in there, too," Richt said, "but Michael is the guy that is going to get more work from the injury."

EXTRA POINTS: The job was up for grabs this week, Richt said, but he expects Chris Davis to get the starting job at left guard over freshman Cordy Glenn. "Right this second, I think it's Chris," Richt said, "but Cordy is definitely going to play a good bit."…

Justin Fields will remain at fullback despite the return of Brannan Southerland from injury, and Richt said he has played so well there that the coaches will likely not pursue an extra fullback in this year's recruiting class. Benjamin Boyd, who switched to fullback this spring, has been returned to linebacker, where he played last season… Richt announced the captains for Saturday's game would be Brannan Southerland, Geno Atkins, Corvey Irvin and Andrew Williams

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