Sunday, October 9, 2011

From Knoxville To Nashville


The Georgia football team looks to build off its four-game win streak, as the team prepares for Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville.

“I do think we are getting better,” coach Mark Richt said on Sunday. “I know we haven’t reached our potential yet that’s for sure, so that is good news.”

The Dawgs (4-2, 3-1 SEC) helped Richt reach his 100th victory at Georgia with a 20-12 win at Tennessee. The players were able to let Richt celebrate after accumulating 366 total yards on offense. The offensive line provided good pass protection for sophomore quarterback Aaron Murray who had 227 yards on 15-for-25 passing.

Kenarious Gates got some work in there, and I think Chris Burnette played well,” Richt said. “There was about two times where a guy got clean, but really (Murray) had time, space and was pretty comfortable back there. There were no sacks, and I don’t think he got knocked down at all. So I think some of it had to deal with Chris being back, but the rest was the guys just doing a good job this time around.”

Georgia is 23-11-2 when playing the Commodores in Nashville while being 9-1 in the last 10 meetings. Richt announced that freshman wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell will not play this week, but is hopeful for a return for the Florida game.

The team will get a new look at Vanderbilt (3-2, 1-2 SEC) this season, as the Commodores are now headed by new head coach James Franklin.

“The good news is when you play a new coach and new staff seven games in, there is enough film to have a pretty good idea of what they are going to try to accomplish and how they are going to try to do it,” Richt said. “No one tries to reinvent the wheel in a week’s time, so we will have a pretty good gauge of what we are dealing with.”

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