Georgia coach Mark Richt's mother evidently was dismayed by Mizzou defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson's “old-man football” assessment of how Georgia plays, enough so that she called her son about it.

But Richt apparently laughed it off, joking Wednesday during the Southeastern Conference media teleconference that he took it as a compliment.

After all, he said, “I'm over 50, and I'm starting to think I'm becoming an old man.”

More to the point about Saturday's SEC opener at Mizzou, Richt continued to leave open to question the matter of whether suspended stars Alec Ogletree (LB) and Bacarri Rambo (S) will return at MU.

“No, I'm not going to let anybody know,” he said. “We'll find out when the game happens.”

Each is listed as the starter on Georgia's depth chart for the week, but each also was perched there before the opener against Buffalo and didn't play.