Richt confirms Mitchell, Scott-Wesley out for Clemson game
Georgia head coach Mark Richt confirmed yesterday that wide receivers Malcolm Mitchell and Justin Scott-Wesley will not play Saturday against Clemson.
Mitchell had arthroscopic surgery July 31 on the same knee he injured last year and hasn’t practiced since. Scott-Wesley is serving a suspension for a marijuana arrest.
Those are both big losses for the ‘Dawgs. Mitchell and Scott-Wesley are both big play weapons. Fortunately for Georgia, they have depth at the receiver position.
Michael Bennett, Chris Conley and Reggie Davis are listed as the starting wideouts heading into Saturday’s contest.
Bennett is a reliable target in the slot that will catch balls for quarterback Hutson Mason, making just his fourth career start. Conley can serve as a deep-ball threat, though he doesn’t possess the breakaway speed that Mitchell and Scott-Wesley have. Davis is also an experienced receiver on the outside who can fight his way open.
Richt feels good about his receiver situation in preparation for Clemson.
“Sometimes you don’t have to have blinding speed to go deep, and sometimes it’s just a matter of getting off the jam and getting the guy cut off,” Richt told reporters during his opening press conference Tuesday. “Not many guys just run away from people, but you know we have a good history of placing the ball where our guys can catch it.”