“Just with the lack of depth there, they’re going to have to take on a little more responsibility than even they thought at times,” said assistant coach Bryan McClendon, who moved from coaching running backs to receivers this offseason. “It’s kind of part of it and that’s where college football has gotten now.”
Senior Justin Scott-Wesley’s uncertain future with another knee injury means the Bulldogs will lean not only on returning receivers Malcolm Mitchell, Isaiah McKenzie and Reggie Davis, but Godwin and Chigbu.
McClendon sees the newcomers in a six to eight player rotation.
“Those guys are in it for sure,” McClendon said Friday. “Those guys have been able to come in and grasp kind of the grand scheme of things, grasping what to do, grasping how to do it.”
When pressed how many of that six to eight he’s confident with, he said: “I don’t know if you want me to answer that question. Nah, all those guys they’ve done well.”
“They have to prepare like they’re going to play just with the lack of depth,” he said.
Godwin, the prized five-star get from Callaway High, has impressed teammates with his playmaking ability.
“Some guys are naturally born to play certain positions,” McClendon said. “I think Terry was naturally born to play wide receiver. Things come naturally for him. The game of football comes very easy to him.”