Originally created 09/07/00

Georgia notebook



A look at the Bulldogs two days before they play at South Carolina (3:30 p.m., ESPN2):

Latest news:

On Wednesday, Georgia coach Jim Donnan tried to defuse speculation of a "feud" between him and South Carolina coach Lou Holtz.

The day before, Donnan wondered whether supposed cramps suffered by Gamecocks quarterback Phil Petty weren't instead an injured shoulder. "That's ridiculous," Donnan said. "Somebody mentioned to me when walked into a meeting (Tuesday) that Petty's shoulder might be hurt, and I just said that in a very relaxed deal. I didn't mean that they were trying to mislead us on anything."

Injuries:

Quarterback Quincy Carter received stitches in his nose but will play against South Carolina, as will split end Terrence Edwards and running back Jasper Sanks, both of whom missed time with cramps. Backup middle linebacker Adrian Hollingshed is doubtful with a shoulder injury. Starting linebacker Boss Bailey is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Key stat:

Georgia has outscored South Carolina 72-27 in the past three meetings.

Analysis:

Georgia's offensive line played well against an undersized Georgia Southern front in the Bulldogs 29-7 win last week. The line, particularly the interior, could be tested against a Gamecocks front that is led by senior tackles Cleveland Pinkney and Cecil Caldwell.

Quote:

"He's finally right about something." -- Bulldogs offensive tackle Jonas Jennings, when told Holtz said Georgia has the best offensive line in the country.

Larry Williams