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Blog: Suspension impact, Grantham moving on from Vandy and Richt on Sturdivant

Some items after a chilly Wednesday practice:

–Georgia coach Mark Richt said he told his players about the half game suspensions of Kwame Geathers and Shawn Williams that ‚Äúwhoever‚Äôs going to play in their place needs to play hard enough to where when these guys do get to play in the second half we‚Äôre still in contention for the game and somebody‚Äôs going to have to step up.‚Äù

John Jenkins, the starter the past two games,¬† is in line for more snaps at nose guard., but Richt said “we‚Äôve got different ways to roll it around,” including a four-down look.¬† Cornerback Sanders Commings shifted to¬† safety today.

–Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has said all he wants to say about the confrontation with Vanderbilt coach James Franklin.

“I pretty much kind of said what I was going to say and I’m just going to stick to that and kind of move forward,” Grantham said. “That’s really what I’ve done. We’ve got an opportunity to get better and I think that’s what you use the open week for to get better. We obviously have a big game next week and we’re preparing for that. I’ve kind of moved on and moved forward and look forward to watching this tape when I leave you guys and continue to prepare for Florida.”

–The postgame conversation on the field between Richt and Franklin has created somewhat of a stir because a Nashville TV station picked up Richt calling safety Shawn Williams a ‚Äúdumb***‚Äù after Franklin said that Williams was ‚Äúrubbing our face in it right after the game.‚Äù

Here’s what Richt said about that tonight: “I don’t have any comment on that. I don’t think it’s worthy of a comment, but I wasn’t happy at the end of the game I can say that. The thing I was bothered by mostly was the game was over, it’s a great game, let’s all go shake hands and say good luck. Let’s do that. Can we do that? That’s my goal personally, that’s my goal for our football team and that’s how I want to operate from this point forward and hopefully that will be the case.”

–Offensive tackle Trinton Sturdivant, out this year with another torn ACL, told the Red & Black student newspaper he planned on returning for a sixth season and was eying switching to tight end.

“I heard about that,” Richt said. “Trinton and I did have a conversation a little bit about that and I think Trinton and I need to have another conversation about it. But I love Trinton I can tell you that.”

–Richt was asked if end Abry Jones got clipped in a similar way to Kwame Geathers against Vanderbilt. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm not going to make comment on that. You all can watch film and decide what you think.‚Äù

–Bacarri Rambo missed practice nursing a toe injury. Cornerback Brandon Boykin also didn‚Äôt go. He was getting his teeth worked on after that tackle on the kickoff from the Mississippi State game.

–Grantham on inside linebacker Alec Ogletree practicing in full pads for the first time since he sustained that broken bone in his foot.

“He looked good today. I was fired up.”

That quote drew several responses on Twitter about not being surprised that Grantham was fired up.

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