Auburn Week: Wednesday Practice Reports

ATHENS - Georgia (8-2, 5-2 SEC) practiced for two hours Wednesday as they get ready for their upcoming road game with Auburn (5-5, 2-4 SEC). This will mark the end of a four-game road swing that began Oct. 25 in Baton Rouge against LSU followed by stops in Jacksonville, Florida and then Lexington, Kentucky.

After practice during his media session, head coach Mark Richt said the consecutive road games have not been difficult to navigate for the Bulldogs.

"We don't mind the away trips" said Richt. "In some ways, it's good to knock them out in a row compared to if you went home/away and then home/away. The logistics are different. It's not that big of a deal either way."

One issue for road trips is setting the 70-man travel roster, and Richt said he makes the final decision on the travel squad.

"Each coach wants to bring the players that he thinks can help us win so you look at the scenarios if somebody gets hurt, who would go in for them," said Richt. "For example, you look at Blair Walsh, Brian Mimbs and Bo Fowler. What would our emergency plan be if one of our specialists got hurt? You look at special teams and scrimmage downs, who would play. Once we established that 70 for LSU, there's been very little change since then. Also with the injuries we've had this year, it kind of sorted itself out."

When talk turned to the offensive line, Richt said that sophomore Josh Davis and sophomore Kiante Tripp will both see action at right tackle. Last week against Kentucky, redshirt freshman right tackle Justin Anderson went down with a foot injury and is out this week. He had started the last seven games. Also, Richt said junior linebacker Darius Dewberry (hip/shoulder injuries) will miss the Auburn game and added he might be out the rest of the year.

Georgia and Auburn will meet for the 112th time in the Deep South's oldest rivalry that began in 1892. In the series, the Bulldogs are 13-9-2 in games played at Auburn.


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