LB Washington, RB Thomas won’t play today
- Outside linebacker Cornelius Washington and tailback Carlton Thomas won’t play for Georgia in today’s game against Tennessee. Washington is out because of a concussion and Thomas because of a strained hamstring, UGA says.
- Players previously known to be out for today’s game include cornerback-punt returner Branden Smith (concussion), wide receiver Marlon Brown (shoulder) and linebacker Richard Samuel, who hasn’t played all season (knee).
- Freshman Kenarious Gates was announced as the starter at right guard. Other starters on the offensive line: LT Trinton Sturdivant, LG Cordy Glenn, C Ben Jones and RT Clint Boling.
- Spotted on the field: Tennessee coach Derek Dooley chatting with Mike Cavan, a member of the UGA Athletic Association fund-raising staff. When Cavan was head coach at SMU, he helped launch Dooley’s coaching career by hiring him as an assistant in 1997.
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