Tereshinski likely to resume role as Georgia's starting QB

Published October 3, 2006

ATHENS, Ga. - Just as he planned, Georgia quarterback Joe Tereshinski has returned from last month's high ankle sprain in time for the Bulldogs' game against Tennessee.

The No. 10 Bulldogs will play host to No. 13 Tennessee on Saturday, and it appears likely Tereshinski will be back as the starter.

Tereshinski participated in team drills Monday for the first time since the injury.

"I had a goal in sight and that was this game," Tereshinski said after Monday's practice. "That's the one I wanted to reach and that's why I've been in the training room so much, and I'm going to achieve that one."

Tereshinski, a senior, started the first two games and sustained the injury on the first drive of the South Carolina game on Sept. 9.

The Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0 SEC) have struggled at times with freshmen quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Joe Cox.

MISSISSIPPI STATE: One of the nation's best running teams will be in Starkville, Miss., on Saturday when No. 4 West Virginia plays Mississippi State, but the Bulldogs' best run stuffer won't be on the field.

Defensive tackle Deljuan Robinson had arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage in his knee and has been lost for about three games.

Robinson was injured Saturday against No. 9 LSU, the first of two consecutive top 10 opponents for the Bulldogs (1-4). Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom said the injury was originally diagnosed as a sprain, but was upgraded to a torn meniscus.

CLEMSON: Nearly $50,000 has been raised to help Clemson freshman Ray Ray McElrathbey raise his 11-year-old brother, Fahmarr, with contributions from across the country, including an NBA player and REM's manager.

Jenny Sullivan of First Citizen's Bank of Clemson, where the trust fund was established, said along with the higher-profile donors have come a grade-school girl stapling her $1 allowance to a contribution from her mother.

"It restores my faith in human beings," Sullivan said Monday.

McElrathbey took custody of Fahmarr this summer because of their mother's continuing problems with drugs. The elder McElrathbey said he wanted his younger brother near him and not returned to foster care.

Attorney Chris Olson, who has overseen donations until the trust fund could be enacted at First Citizens, said the latest account total was $48,619.

OBITUARY: Alfred Cary Cox Sr., captain of both the Clemson and South Carolina football teams in the 1940s, died at age 83 in Columbia, S.C. He died Saturday, Clemson's athletic department said. Mr. Cox was the only football captain for each side of the state's biggest sports rivalry. He was South Carolina's captain in 1943. He then served in World War II as officer in charge in the Pacific and later was commissioned as lieutenant. He also was an assistant coach to Frank Howard. Memorial services were planned for Wednesday.