“I don’t know what it is about me and referees,” Mauger said. “It is what it is. I’m just moving on.”
Mauger said he remembered a similar play coming last year against Kentucky.
“I got in the ref’s way,” he said.
He said the official did not offer any words of sympathy.
“I don’t look for no apologies,” Mauger said. “We’ve got a game going on. It’s all a football game.”
Richt called the play a “tough one,” because two players were converging on Taylor.
“We had a lot better chance of tackling him if he didn’t run into the official,” he said. “Part of your job is making sure you miss the official. He could have taken an angle to get past the official and make the contact."
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Center David Andrews returned to practice and is expected to play Saturday. He practiced in a regular jersey with his sprained left ankle heavily taped. “Getting a key player back makes things a little smoother,” right tackle Kolton Houston said after practice. Added Richt: “He’s a tough kid. I didn’t watch him the whole practice but I watched him early on and he looked pretty good to me.”…Freshman backup defensive back Malkom Parrish seems likely to miss Saturday’s game. He did not practice Wednesday due to concussion symptoms. …Outside linebacker Leonard Floyd was in a non-contact jersey early in practice but switched to a regular jersey for an undisclosed injury. …Richt was asked if practices this week had knocked off the disappointment of the loss to Florida. “I don’t know why you guys keep bringing that up. We’re well beyond that game. We’ve moved forward. I hope you all will.” …Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff attended Georgia’s practice.