“My prediction is they'll both play,” Mark Richt said after Wednesday’s practice. “That's my prediction.”
Mitchell had one catch for 11 yards in Georgia’s 44-17 conference win over Vanderbilt this past weekend, but it wasn’t until pre-game warm-ups that the Valdosta native decided he would play.
“Malcolm seems to be more confident this week than a week ago,” Richt said Wednesday evening. “He got a half in, he got it going and I was happy that he played.”
Scott-Wesley, however, has just recently recovered from some stitches he had in the webbing of his hand. While it may sound alarming, Richt said it’s not that abnormal for receivers to have. As stated, Richt seems confident Scott-Wesley will play at Missouri.
(Two) Jay Rome should be good to go, too.
Rome was seen leaving the Vanderbilt game late in the fourth quarter with no right cleat or sock on. He’s likely to be on this week’s travel roster, though, per Richt.
“Jay did good. He was hobbling around Monday,” Richt said. “Today, if you wouldn't have known anything you wouldn't know anything.”
(Three) Brice Ramsey took reps with the first team against Vanderbilt, but he hasn’t been doing that much in practice this week, according to Richt.
That doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t continue to get first-team reps in upcoming SEC games, though.
“I don't know how much it matters if he's with the first or second unit,” Richt said of Ramsey. “It's all the same. He's definitely getting it. (Mike Bobo) is going to know best what he knows (and) what he can execute during the games. “
(Four) J.J. Green is taking aim at filling a void in Georgia’s secondary. He won’t be the only one chipping in this week either.
“He's practicing. He doesn't seem to have any limitations,” Richt said. “Tramel Terry (hamstring) has been practicing just a hair more tentative, but my guess is he'll be okay by the end of the week. He's not getting scout team reps. He's getting reps with the number two unit. He'll be traveling.”
(Five) Todd Gurley is Heisman Trophy candidate as well as a team player.
“He's got a great sense of humor,” Richt said. “He's always kind of keeping things light. He's bought into doing it the Georgia way in regard to work ethic and trying to make other guys elevate their level of play.
“Some guys will say things and it could be a distraction, but when Todd chirps in here and there it can be humorous, but it's too the point,” Richt said.
Gurley has rushed for 773 yards and eight touchdowns on 94 carries this season. He has 11 receptions for 53 yards, too – not to mention his perfect pass completion percentage following that 50-yard deep ball to freshman Jeb Blazevich.