A week ago, Lindley handled all four kickoffs in the Bulldogs' 17-9 win over Florida in Jacksonville, including Georgia's onside kick attempt in the first half that the Bulldogs recovered. However, an offsides penalty negated the recovery, and the Bulldogs were forced to kickoff again.
"Part of the reason why Lindley was doing every kick was the onside attempt that we had prepared," said Richt. "Unfortunately, we were just a fraction offsides again, but [it was] a beautiful kick. You hate to waste a kick like that. It was just perfect."
Lindley and Morgan have been in a quiet competition for handling kickoffs all season. Through eight games, there has been little separation between the two kickers. Lindley's 28 kickoffs average 62.6 yards, while Morgan's 24 kickoffs have covered 62.9 yards on average. Each kicker has seen nine kicks downed for touchbacks.
"Jamie has certainly done a good job," said Richt. "He's been kicking off pretty well. (Morgan) has had a little more predictable hang times and (been) more predictable (in terms of) where the ball is going to land, so I don't think Marshall's done with that yet."
Lindley said he'd be happy to handle the kickoff duties solely, but he understands the desire to let a freshman like Morgan receive kickoff duties, too.
"They want us both to play," said Lindley, a senior. "This is my last year, and I know (coaches) want to reward me. At the same time, they want (Morgan) kicking as a freshman, so that he can have some confidence on his field goals and extra points."
He added: "Ultimately, (coaches) see it as performance-based. If you're doing a good job kicking off, then they're going to let you keep kicking off."
Freshman Jenkins ranked third best underclassman by Kiper
Earlier this week, ESPN's Mel Kiper, Jr. listed Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins as the third best underclassman (sophomores and freshmen) in college football.
When Jenkins heard that, the true freshman could not help but smile.
"That's definitely something that shocked me," said Jenkins, who was ranked third behind South Carolina sophomore defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Notre Dame sophomore defensive end and Monroe, Ga. native Stephon Tuitt. "I know I've performed well in some games."
Thus far, Jenkins has made three starts and collected 19 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Still, the young playmaker, who calls himself simply an "adequate player," has higher expectations.
"I'm going to have to work a little bit harder and get at least six or seven sacks," Jenkins said.
Earlier this week, Richt announced Jenkins had taken over the outside linebacker spot opposite Jarvis Jones in Georgia's base 3-4 scheme. The Hamilton, Ga. native is expected to grow into the roles Jones has played whenever Jones' time in Athens is over.
"I know I'm going to try to break whatever records (Jones) sets this year," said Jenkins, who ranks second on the team in quarterback hurries (13) behind only Jones. "I want to try and set some records my own self and catch up to him."
UGA set for big recruiting weekend
Georgia will not only play host to Ole Miss this weekend. Richt said he expects plenty of recruits to be on-hand to witness the Bulldogs play the Rebels tomorrow.
"I would think a lot of kids would be coming," said Richt. "We'll have a recruiting meeting (Thursday) to try to get a gauge of how many kids have said they're coming and how many we think might come."
Georgia coaches are not allowed to discuss specific recruits, but two of the Bulldogs' top targets—wide reicever Jonathon Rumph of Holmes (Miss.) Community College and defensive tackle Montravius Adams of Dooley Co.—are expected to be in attendance Saturday, according to FoxSportsNext.
Rumph is a four-star recruit and considered one of the top junior college prospects in the nation, while Adams is rated the No. 1 defensive tackle and No. 7 overall in the class of 2013 by FoxSportsNext.
Georgia owns a 31-12-1 lead in the series with Ole Miss. The Bulldogs are 17-4-1 against Ole Miss in Sanford Stadium, and the Bulldogs have won the previous nine contests in the series, dating back to 1997...
Kickoff between the Bulldogs and Rebels is set for 3:30 p.m. on CBS. Georgia is 2-0 on CBS after beating Tennessee and Florida on the network this season...
Tomorrow's game against Ole Miss is also homecoming for Georgia. This marks the first time Ole Miss has served as Georgia's homecoming opponent. Georgia is 71-17-2 in Homecoming contests.