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Saturday, September 29, 2012
Welcome to Athens

By Edward Aschoff

ATHENS, Ga. -- We're "Between the Hedges" today and the weather is great.

There are a few clouds, but it isn't very hot and we could be in for some perfect football conditions with two teams looking to make statements in the SEC East race.

Tennessee needs a win to stay in the race, while Georgia is looking to stay at the top with an unbeaten record. And this could be one of those games that lights up the scoreboard. Georgia and Tennessee are first and second in the SEC in total offense and are both in the top five in the conference in scoring.

We won't see anything like what's going on in the West Virginia-Baylor game, but these two offenses have the capability of giving these defenses fits.

Everyone is anxiously waiting to see what will happen with Georgia safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree, who were both suspended for the first four games of the season. Coach Mark Richt said earlier this week that both are expected to play, but when or for how long still remains a mystery. The good news for Georgia fans is that both are dressed for today.

Maybe they'll find their way onto the field in the first quarter or could sit until the third. Maybe we'll see them in the second. Who knows?

Getting them back in some form or fashion should only make this Georgia defense better, and that's not good news for the Vols, who are trying to prove they can hang in games with tough SEC opponents. They'll have to play better in the second half to do that.

Should be a fun one here in Athens.