Georgia Tech Week: Tuesday News and Notes

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

SO YOU'RE SAYING THERE'S A CHANCE?

Right tackle Justin Anderson's injured foot is feeling better this week, head coach Mark Richt said, and the redshirt freshman hasn't been officially ruled out for this week's game against Georgia Tech.

Richt said Anderson could get some work against the scout team in practice, and if he continues to improve, he could be available for Saturday's game.

"We'll see how he holds up, but he moved around pretty good (Monday), and we're going to at least give him a shot against the scout team," Richt said.

IN ONE EAR, OUT THE OTHER

Curran said he knows just how important it is for his Bulldogs to beat Georgia Tech, but the criticism he's heard from fans after Georgia's first two losses has already made this a long season.

Curran said he tries to avoid fan message boards and criticism of the team on the radio, but admits curiosity often gets the better of him. While most of his teammates don't admit to checking in on fans' comments, he said most of them still do.

While Curran said the criticism – particularly of defensive coordinator Willie Martinez – has been difficult, his teammates haven't let it get to them this season.

"Nobody really stays talking about that stuff," Curran said. "We're all young athletes. We all have lives. When we step on the field, it's all about business, and in the locker room or when we're in classes and all that, we're just regular guys. I think people forget that sometimes."

RIVALRY GOES GREEN

Georgia's game against Georgia Tech on Saturday will powered completely by renewable energy sources through Georgia Power's "Green Energy" program, the school announced Tuesday.

The electricity for the game will displace traditional forms of energy such as coal and natural gas from the power grid. The majority of the electricity in Georgia Power's "Green Energy" program currently comes from the Seminole Landfill methane gas facility in DeKalb County.

"The University of Georgia is an emerging leader in research on development of renewable energy sources, and we are significantly lowering energy usage on campus through conservation and use of alternative sources," Georgia athletics director Damon Evans said. "Using electricity from the Green Energy program fits well with our commitment to energy conservation and we are pleased to join with Georgia Power in this innovative program."


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