Relief for Georgia 'D'

Georgia first-year defensive coordinator Todd Grantham doesn't know whom the Bulldogs will be facing in a bowl game.

He just knows his preparation for the triple-option is over for the year.

The Bulldogs had two weeks to gear for Georgia Tech's offense, but there were times Saturday night when that didn't seem the case. Georgia defeated the Yellow Jackets 42-34 but was mangled for 512 yards, including 411 on the ground.

"I'm glad we don't have to face it anymore, just because you never see it," Grantham said. "Really, they just run the wishbone. They do a nice job with their package, but I'm looking forward to starting another season soon and feel very confident as we move forward that we're going to be where we want to be."

The 411 rushing yards allowed were the third most in Georgia history, behind the 430 yielded to Auburn's wishbone in 1978 and the 415 to Vanderbilt's I-bone (a wishbone variation) in 1994.