Morgan adjusts to new holder

The Georgia kicker heads into his third season but his first without Adam Erickson

Marshall Morgan made 1 of 2 field goals Saturday, continuing a spring where he’s hit 50 percent in each scrimmage.

He’s a combined 6 of 12, including a miss from 42 yards on G-Day and converting from 25.

“It’s spring,” Morgan said. “That’s when you get everything cleaned up. Summer you just focus on the little things and fall it all comes together.”

Morgan is transitioning with a new holder this spring.

Quarterback Faton Bauta was in that role Saturday. Adam Erickson was the holder for Morgan’s first three seasons when he went 46 of 59, including an SEC record 20 straight.

“That’s a big part of the kicking game,” Morgan said. “It’s just different timing, a different person, it just takes a little bit to get used to.” Kicker Thomas Pritchard has also worked as the holder this spring.

“Our units coming together,” Morgan said, “we’re going to work a lot in the summer and have a great fall.”

This and that

Tackle Kendall Baker, who had been one of the top reserve offensive lineman, did not take part in G-Day. Richt said on the radio he has an eye injury sustained from an automobile airbag. …Wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie is likely out for the spring after pulling a hamstring on a 72-yard touchdown run. …Tailback Keith Marshall practiced this week, but did not go Saturday for precautionary reasons after being out with a hamstring injury. “We didn’t think it was wise to go open up and go full-speed and play a live game,” Richt said.… Other notable players out injured: running back Sony Michel (shoulder), outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (shoulder) and receiver Blake Tibbs (shoulder)…Jordan Jenkins had two and a half tackles for loss including a sack and fellow outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter had two tackles for loss and a sack. …G-Day fell on the same weekend as the Masters, but the big screen showed coverage during the alumni game beforehand. The Black team tied the Red team at 22 on a touchdown catch from tailback Richard Samuel. ..Among former Georgia players on the sideline pregame: Cincinnati Bengals Pro Bowler Geno Atkins, tailback Todd Gurley and receiver Chris Conley.

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