Check here for notes and updates from Sanford Stadium as No. 12 Georgia and No. 16 Clemson prepare to open their season.
Ramsey the No. 2
Redshirt freshman Brice Ramsey was taking snaps as the second-team quarterback. So perhaps that means he's the temporary winner of the battle behind Hutson Mason.
Georgia coaches have been coy on the competition. The guess here has always been that it would be a week-to-week thing until someone was the clear winner.
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Meanwhile on offense, Blake Tibbs was announced as the third starting receiver, after Chris Conley and Michael Bennett. But again, they appear to have gone with the depth chart released on Monday.
5:10 p.m.: Wilson or Kimbrough?
Tim Kimbrough was announced as a starting inside linebacker, in place of Ramik Wilson, the senior and last year's first-team All-SEC selection. Devin Bowman was announced as the starter at cornerback, rather than Shattle Fenteng.
A word of caution: The lineup went according to the depth chart released on Monday, which a day later Mark Richt said didn't mean much. So either it did mean something, or the coaches didn't provide the announcers with an updated lineup.
During warmups, however, Ramik Wilson was the starter in the nickel defense, which Georgia is expected to be in more. Kimbrough was the starter in the base 3-4 defense.
4:20 p.m.: FYI ...
In a change of longstanding policy, the offensive and defensive coordinators won't meet with the media after games. So unfortunately you won't hear from Mike Bobo or Jeremy Pruitt tonight.
It apparently was their decision not to do so. The official reason is so they can recruit, but not many in the media are buying it. The postgame locker room is usually open to the media for 20 minutes at most. I guess we'll find out for sure in two weeks at South Carolina, as there is no recruiting to do after road games.
4:05 p.m.: Conley playing with wrap
As expected, senior Chris Conley is suited up to play after missing some time this preseason with a right shoulder injury.
Conley's right shoulder is wrapped up, so that's something to bear in mind. But he's starting, along with felllow senior Michael Bennett.
The only drama at receiver is who is the third receiver: Reggie Davis, Blake Tibbs, Kenneth Towns, Michael Erdman, Jonathon Rumph or Isaiah McKenzie. It really could be any of them. But I'd expect them all to play, along with perhaps Clay Johnson.
4 p.m.: Dawg Walk complete
The players for both teams have entered the stadium. The Dawg Walk was uneventful, with no surprise inactives.
The dress list had basically everybody on it as well; unlike SEC games, Georgia could basically dress who it wanted.
The only interesting note is that while Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley weren't listed on the dress list, as expected, tailback A.J. Turman was, and he's also known to be out with an injury. I'm not sure if that means anything, but it's just interesting.
3 p.m.: Weather matters
The weather will be a factor somehow in this game. It just isn't yet clear how.
The forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms both around kickoff and at times throughout the game. That either means it could rain a whole lot, and be real muddy, or it might not rain at all.
The temperature, meanwhile, could be at 90 degrees at kickoff, and is supposed to only drop a bit as the evening rolls on. Right not the humidity is pretty high, and that's a factor to watch as well: Both offenses like to hurry up, especially Clemson, so you could see a lot of subbing on both sides, and potentially some gassed defensive players.