Richt Cuts Off Player Interviews

ATHENS - Mark Richt is limiting player media access this week, scrapping all interviews Monday and Wednesday and making only “designated” players available Tuesday.

It comes a week after defensive players Ramik Wilson and Sterling Bailey spoke frankly about Georgia’s mindset before the Florida loss. Wilson said Georgia “underestimated,” the Gators and Bailey said the team was “overconfident.”

After Wilson’s comment, Richt said that’s why he sometimes doesn’t want players to talk to the media.

Georgia also eliminated player interviews the Wednesday before the Missouri game. A day later the school announced that Todd Gurley was suspended.

Gurley won’t speak to the media until after Saturday’s game because Richt’s policy is a suspended player isn’t available until after his first game back, according to Georgia.

Assistant coaches are unlikely to be available this week either.   Final regular season kick/TV times set

Georgia’s final two regular season games will both kickoff at 12 p.m. and be shown on the SEC Network.

Those games—both at home—are against Charleston Southern on Nov. 22 and Georgia Tech on Nov. 29.

The Charleston Southern game will either be on the regular SEC Network channel or the SEC alternate channel. Eastern Kentucky-Florida is the other game at that time on the network.

Georgia-Georgia Tech is a day game for the fourth straight season.

  This and that


Georgia had three players land SEC weekly honors on Monday. Besides the special teams award for McKenzie, Nick Chubb was named SEC co-freshman of the week and outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter was named SEC defensive lineman of the week. Chubb rushed for 170 yards and a touchdown against Kentucky while Carter had nine tackles and two and a half sacks in his first college start.

Saturday’s Georgia captains: center David Andrews, wide receiver Chris Conley, nose guard Mike Thornton and special teamer Kosta Vavlas.

The on-air crew for ESPN Saturday: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe.

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