Some items from Georgia coach Mark Richt’s Sunday evening teleconference heading into Vanderbilt week:
–As usual not much new information on the injuries.
Richt was asked if linebacker Jarvis Jones is “good to go” this week after sitting out the Florida Atlantic win with a pulled groin.
“We hope so,” Richt said. “Jarvis, I would be hopeful that he’ll play. Sometimes a pulled muscle you can get set back. You just never know how long it takes for something to heal. We’ll just have to wait and see. We’d definitely would like for him to play, that’s for sure.”
On offensive guard Dallas Lee’s sprained ankle: “I have no idea on Dallas. I imagine we’ll find out more when we try to practice tomorrow.”
–On the impact of last year’s chippy game that ended with the James Franklin-Todd Grantham confrontation: “I think the big thing is to make sure we concentrate on playing football and not all the extracurricular because those things turn into penalties. I don’t want to take anything off of executing, take focus off of doing the right things fundamentally and knowing your job and taking care of your responsibilities. That’s what we’re going to focus on.”
–On the Commodore program: “I don’t think there’s any doubt that they’re the most talented Vanderbilt teams these last couple of years that we’ve played in a while. Coach Franklin’s really got them revved up and ready to go. They’ve got a lot of belief. They’re playing to win and they’re doing a good job of it I think.”
–Mark Beard at left tackle and Kenarious Gates at left guard held up “not bad,” once Lee went out in the second quarter, Richt said.
“I thought the line in general played well. There were a few missed assignments, but not a lot. I thought everybody played extremely hard. I thought Mark did a pretty good job out there at the left tackle. For the most part pass-protected well. There might have been one pressure on him that I could remember off the top of my head. I thought it worked out pretty good actually.”
–The SEC East has three top 15 teams now. In the AP poll, Georgia is No. 5, South Carolina is No. 7 and Florida is No. 14.
“It’s like I say when the season started when everybody wants to keep asking me about schedule, schedule, schedule, I say `We’ll see at the end of the year who had the toughest schedule. We’ll see what everybody thinks when it’s over,’ because you can’t really predict that. You can predict it, but you can be wrong.”
–Richt said again on the status of suspended Bacarri Rambo and Alec Ogletree: “We’ll let you know game day.”
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