Georgia center Hunter Long is preparing this week as if he’ll start against Tennessee.
Long came off the bench to relieve center Brandon Kublanow in last Saturday’s 38-10 loss to Alabama. Head coach Mark Richt said Kublanow sustained a sprained ankle and hinted he might be questionable against Tennessee.
“In my mind it’s the same thing, I prepare to be the starter every week,” Long said. “Whether he tells me to go in or not, that’s what I do. Basically I’m going to keep preparing like I have been and however it is Saturday, that’s what I’m going to do.”
On his Monday call-in show, Richt said Kublanow could practice Tuesday.
Long had a key block on Nick Chubb’s 83-yard touchdown run, in which he sealed a defender off to open the hole.
“If you’re going to give (credit) to me, I’ll take it,” Long said with a laugh. “Nah, it’s all of us five. And (Chubb’s) pretty decent too, I guess.”
SANDERS OVERCOMES STINGER
Safety Dominick Sanders was in a lot of pain after sustaining a shoulder stinger against Alabama last week.
However, he said he’s all better and he’ll be ready for Saturday’s game against Tennessee.
“I caught a bad stinger at the time but hey, just bounce back and keep working,” Sanders said.