"It's definitely a lot of experience gone," McGowan said of Brown and Bennett. "I just think it forces everyone else to be that much more prepared. Top to bottom, that just puts that much more on everybody. There are a lot of people who can play in there.
"I think everyone is ready, everyone is focused. If that means my number is called more, that's fine and I'll be ready."
NOTES: Richt said senior DE Abry Jones, who has missed the last two games with a left ankle injury, will not return. Jones had 17 tackles in seven games. Garrison Smith and Cornelius Washington are the projected starting defensive ends against Auburn. ... Richt began his weekly news conference by saying he voted "about a week or two ago. ... Richt said OG Chris Burnett (left shoulder) "is not out of the question" for returning this week. He hurt the shoulder in the first half of the Ole Miss game.