Marshall Wants Lasers

Kicker Marshall Morgan has an idea for judging field goal accuracy in the future.

Kicker Marshall Morgan has an idea what he wants to do after finishing up his Georgia career and, he hopes, playing in the NFL.

“I’m going to come up with some kind of laser, something that shoots straight up, that makes it a little easier to judge (field goals),” he said.

Morgan was ruled to have missed a 39-yard field goal wide left at the end of the first quarter Saturday.

He has watched the replay of the attempt “plenty of times,” since Saturday.

“It’s the same every time,” he said.

Morgan thought he made it.

“I thought it was good from where we were, but the ref called it no good,” Morgan said. “He has a better view on it so I guess it was no good.”

The game was played in swirling winds.

Snapper is known now after touchdown

Georgia didn’t react any differently when Florida ‘s field goal team came on the field with Mike McNeely in as the holder in the second quarter.

“We slipped him in there,” Florida coach Will Muschamp said on his weekly TV show.

The fifth-year senior who came to the program as a walk-on wasn’t listed as the first or second team holder. Everyone learned who he was when he took off on a 21-yard fake field goal for a touchdown.

Asked if seeing McNeely in the game should have been a red flag, Richt said: “Should be, but you know things are happening fast, guys are trying to get lined up. We just didn’t respond well. It could have been that if a coach saw that we call time out. We didn’t get that done.”

McNeely works at Publix in Gainesville. A day after the game, he took photos with fans and signed autographs even on receipts, reported, while bagging groceries, helping customers to their cars and collecting shopping carts.

McNeely on Monday was named SEC special teams player of the week.

His touchdown run may have changed the course of the game.

“I feel like that stole the momentum of the game,” Florida defensive back Brian Poole said. “After that, they never got it back. I was trying not to get too anxious to give it away, but I was excited. We’d been practicing it all week.”

This and that

Center David Andrews may not practice this week until Wednesday after sustaining what Richt called “pretty severe ankle sprain," but the senior is expected to play Saturday. “I don’t think there’s any doubt David will play,” Richt said. Andrews, who has started 35 straight games, is named a captain for Saturday’s game, along with offensive tackle Kolton Houston, defensive back Damian Swann and special teamer Kosta Vavlas …Tailback Sony Michel may test out his injured shoulder with some contact work Tuesday, Richt said, to get a feel for his status for Saturday. …The kickoff time and TV network for No. Georgia’s Nov. 15 home football game against No. 3 Auburn won’t be determined until after this Saturday’s games. It will either be at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN or 3:30 p.m. on CBS. …Georgia did not have a player named Monday mong the 20 semifinalists or either the Maxwell Award (collegiate player of the year) or the Bednarik Award (outstanding defensive player). … The on-air crew for ESPN Saturday: Dave Pasch, Brian Griese and Tom Luginbill.

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