McClendon, Richt Want WRs to Get Going

Dropping the ball is becoming a problem in Athens for receivers.

ATHENS - Wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon singled out Malcolm Mitchell, Isaiah McKenzie and Reggie Davis as players at his position having good springs.

Richt avoided identifying receivers on the other end of the spectrum that have struggled catching the ball.

“It’s still inconsistent overall,” Richt said. “I’m not going to call names out, but it’s probably been confined more to one or two guys than it has been the whole group.”

Passes are getting caught better than early in spring practices.

“Here’s the deal,” Richt said. “If you get a play where you protect and you get a guy open and you put the ball on the money, you’ve gotta catch it. It’s too hard. If you’re going to hit 60, 70 percent of your passes, which is what we’re kind of shooting for, you’ve got to take advantage of the times when the times are good.”

McClendon said when the games roll around, he’s going to have to “come up with about seven or eight guys that I think can play winning football for the University of Georgia. Whether they’re freshmen, walk-ons, seniors, it’s up for those guys to compete on the field and decide.”


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