It’s Appalachian State week. OK, that’s not going to excite the masses with Georgia coming off a third straight win against Florida.
The Mountaineers are 2-7 and coming off a loss to Chattanooga.
Georgia coach Mark Richt did drop this family tie to the Boone, N.C., school: His sister, Mikki, played volleyball there in the mid-1980s.
Now on to the Sunday teleconference updates:
–Don’t look for wide receiver Chris Conley to return Saturday from the ankle injury that kept him out against Florida.
“I don’t think there’s much of a chance this week, from what I saw last week and just talking to him,” Richt said. “I don’t think he’d count himself out this week by any means, but just kind of listening to how it was feeling last week and even gameday, he won’t be practicing anytime soon. Hopefully, Auburn, but I just can’t predict it at all.”
–Told that Todd Gurley had a noticeable limp after the game, Richt said he didn’t know yet what the tailback’s status would be for practice this week. He was going to get an update later tonight.
–On the 12-men on the field call: “We just blew it. We made the call and one of the guys just didn’t hear the call and didn’t get off the field. …We ought to have someone trying to count them up every time we break the huddle. We’ve got to do a better job of that just to be certain.”
–Richt got the Hutson Mason question this week. He’s not going there about whether he hopes the backup quarterback plays Saturday.
“I’m just not going to make any predictions on anything like that,” Richt said. “It’s just a wise think to do. I’ve got a lot of respect of this team we’re about to play Appalachian State.”
–Wide receiver Jonathon Rumph played for the first time against Florida but didn’t have a catch. “We want to get him in there more. Hopefully we get some balls thrown his direction just to see he can get excited about catching some balls again. It’s been a while for him. You catch a bunch in practice and you hope to catch a few in the games. …We’ve still got to keep working on assignments and blocking and that kind of thing. Hopefully they’ll be an opportunity to get a ball thrown his way or two or three or whatever. Hopefully, he’ll have a big day.”
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