Today UGA Head Coach said that “coaches are challenging players who play more scrimmage downs” to get out there on kick-off coverage.
Georgia has given up kick-off coverage TD’s in the last two games vs. Vanderbilt and Florida. New Mexico State is ranked 12th in the Nation in kick off returns.
Coach Richt stressed it as an “area of concern”……Duh, do you think?
Every down players such as Corner backs Brandon Boykin, Braden Smith and Linebackers Amarlo Herrera and Ray Drew worked with the coverage teams in practice Tuesday.
Blair Walsh used to kick the ball through the end zone with regularity but has since not been doing that. That has led to lapses in coverages and big returns.
As I predicted and pleaded many times, UGA needs to get the best 11 players on the field every time it can.