Richt Cuts Off Player Interviews

ATHENS - Richt shut down players interviews a day early this week.

Player availability was scrapped on Wednesday. Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt hasn’t met with the media since before the Tennessee game two weeks ago. Defensive backs requested earlier this week were all turned down.

Richt was asked why no players on Wednesday.

“Sometimes it’s just groundhog day, you know just the same guys all the time,” Richt said. “And some guys that aren’t the same guys I don’t want them to talk right now because some of them are young and some are coming off injuries. So I just put a big X through everybody’s name and said I’ll spend extra time with you guys.”

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Why didn’t Justin Scott-Wesley play as expected last week against Vanderbilt? Richt revealed Wednesday that he needed stitches and wore a brace after cutting the webbing of his hand from a “hot ball,” in practice. “I think that’s part of the reason why he didn’t play,” Richt said. Richt expects Scott-Wesley to join Malcolm Mitchell in the receiving corps this week. Scott-Wesley has yet to play this season. “My prediction is they’ll both play,” Richt said. “That’s my prediction. I was wrong last week.” Mitchell had a catch in limited snaps against Vanderbilt

Todd Gurley continues to get work as a kick returner. Isaiah McKenzie and Reggie Davis returned kicks against Vanderbilt. Richt said injuries at tailback was the reason. “When we got low at that position, we backed off a little bit,” he said.

Tight end Jay Rome is expected to play after leaving Saturday’s game with a foot injury. He practiced in a regular jersey Wednesday.

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