Kentucky Week: Tuesday News and Notes

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


It's hard enough to walk through campus following a bad loss, but linebacker Rennie Curran said it's not just the comments from fellow students that get to him.

Curran said he makes a point of reading the message boards to see what fans have to say after games – even when the comments are far from pleasant.

"It's pretty sad sometimes, but it does motivate me, and I know it motivates the rest of the guys who do read that," Curran said.

Curran said many players attempt to avoid the message boards and fan Web sites, but it can be hard for the team to ignore.

"We watch ESPN, listen to what the media says, and it does affect us," Curran said. "We try not to look at that and try to play for each other, but those kind of things are just motivation and make you want to be a better player."


Georgia defensive tackle Corvey Irvin won't criticize Florida coach Urban Meyer for using two timeouts in the final minute, but he doesn't buy the idea that it wasn't meant to needle the Bulldogs.

Holding a 49-10 lead, Meyer used his timeouts, and many Georgia fans assumed it was a bit of retribution for the Bulldogs' end-zone celebration a year earlier. Irvin said the two events don't compare.

"They planned it, that's what I believe," Irvin said. "People think with this celebration in the end zone, we didn't plan it. It was a spur-of-th-moment thing. One man left the bench, so we followed him. We didn't plan it; they planned that. But it's all gravy. They won. They did what they had to do, so my hat goes off to them."


Former University of Georgia assistant football coach Frank Inman, who served on the Bulldogs' coaching staff from 1962 to 1979, died Monday at his home in Brunswick. He was 85.

His tenure at UGA included 15 years on Vince Dooley's staff from 1964 to 1979. Inman was named athletics director of the Glynn County School System in March 1979. He was also widely known as the color analyst for Georgia Southern football from 1983 to 2005.


Asher Allen allowed a big touchdown pass from Tim Tebow against Florida, but he didn't think the play was exactly fair. In fact, he said his jersey was held so badly, that he hoped defensive coordinator Willie Martinez would send the tape of the play to the league offices for review.

In case that doesn't work out, however, Allen said he has another idea to avoid being held without a referee's whistle negating the play.

"I'm going to have a button-up jersey or a tear-away jersey," Allen said. "I'm gonna patent that jersey."

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