³This is a very typical Auburn team. They¹re a physical, hard-nosed bunch. They make very few mistakes. They like to pound the ball and control the clock,² said head coach Mark Richt. ³They have a very high-percentage passing game, a hard-hitting defense and great specialists. This will be just another Southeastern Conference barnburner, more than likely.²
Richt also mentioned a desire the Bulldog seniors have for Saturday¹s game.
³The seniors asked me to encourage the Bulldog Nation to wear black to Saturday¹s game,² Richt said. ³I asked them why, and they said it would be cool and a great sign of unity.²
In addition, Richt announced that senior defensive end Marcus Howard, senior placekicker Brandon Coutu, senior center Fernando Velasco and sophomore Asher Allen would be Georgia¹s captains for the team¹s 10th game of the season.