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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunday Update - Owens Done for Year

Well, the worst-case scenario for Jeff Owens has been confirmed.

The senior DT will miss the season with an ACL tear. Head coach Mark Richt said in his Sunday teleconference that Owens would have surgery a week from Tuesday (the 9th). He also said Owens would definitely redshirt this season and return next year.

"I don't think there'd be any question about that," Richt said. "He knows it could be a blessing in the long run if he rehabs well and gets maybe in even better condition than he was this year so he's looking at the bright side right now."

Some other notes from Sunday's conference call:

-- Richt said freshman Cordy Glenn graded out very well at right guard for the game. He said with Clint Boling coming back for this week's game, Glenn and Boling would be the likely starters on the right side, with Bean Anderson serving as backup. Josh Davis will move back to left tackle, where he will likely back up Kiante Tripp, though Richt said it was "not etched in stone" who would be the starter there.

-- Richt also gave high grades to fullback Shaun Chapas for his performance and applauded the blocking of the wide receivers (particularly the freshmen).

-- Tight end Bruce Figgins was suspended for the Georgia Southern game, although it was not announced, for what Richt called an "in-house issue." Figgins is back on the team as of today, Richt said.

-- Kenneth Harris remains questionable for this week's game against Central Michigan. Richt also said DB Makiri Pugh and DE Neland Ball could return to action this week. He said FB Brannan Southerland and S Quintin Banks were progressing well and are on pace to return for the game against Tennessee on Oct. 11.


Anonymous said...

Maybe we can still win the Sec title.

Anonymous said...

bring on the Gators