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Pregame notes: Rambo and Ogletree still suspended

ATHENS - Safety Bacarri Rambo and inside linebacker Alec Ogletree will miss a third straight game due to suspension, as neither player is dressed out for Georgia's game against Florida Atlantic.

UGA has yet to confirm anything on either suspension, but the pair are widely reported to have run afoul of the school's student-athlete drug policy. The first violation brings a one-game suspension, while a second brings a four-gamer, so the presumption would be that both players will also miss next week's visit by Vanderbilt.

However, it once again bears noting that the drug policy is UGA's own, and is subject to appeals, so until the school or team announces anything, nothing is official.

Fullback Zander Ogletree, Alec's twin brother, is dressed out to play. But he was dressed for the opener against Buffalo and did not play, and did not travel with the team to Missouri last week. A walk-on, Corey Campbell, traveled instead of Ogletree.

Meanwhile, there were no major surprises on the injury front, as far as who dressed to play: OLB Jarvis Jones (strained groin), NT John Jenkins (shoulder) and CB Malcolm Mitchell (ankle) were dressed out. If the game gets out of hand quickly, as Georgia hopes, those players and others may have an abbreviated night.

However, Jones was not announced as a starter in pregame introductions. Instead a pair of true freshmen, Jordan Jenkins and Josh Dawson, were announced as starters. That could mean that Jones is a game-time decision.

Definitely out are offensive linemen Watts Dantzler (ankle) and Hunter Long (foot), and outside linebacker Dexter Morant (unknown).

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