2006 Spring Football: Day 10 News and Notes

ATHENS - News and notes from Georgia's spring practices.

THE DEEP MAN: During Saturday's scrimmage, Richt asked punt return coordinator Jon Fabris to give freshmen cornerbacks Asher Allen and Bryan Evans work with the first-team return unit. Allen looked great, returning two balls for an average of more than 25 yards, but that doesn't mean anything has been settled at that position.

"It was not an indication of a changing of the guard," Richt said. "I just wanted to see what those guys could do."

Junior cornerback Thomas Flowers was the starter last year and averaged 13.7 yards per return, second-best in the SEC. Running back Thomas Brown and wide receiver Mikey Henderson also are options, Richt said.

INJURY UPDATE: Henderson sat out Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury. Fourth string tight end Trahern Holden, a graduate of Houston County High School, also has joined the injury list due to a hamstring problem.

PRACTICE REPORT: The Bulldogs practiced for almost two hours Wednesday afternoon. Afterward, Richt reported that it was "a humdinger."

"After Monday's practice, I told them today's was going to be a humdinger," he said. "I don't know why I said that, but they had never heard that word before. If they read that in the paper, they might get a kick out of it."

Georgia will hold a short practice Friday and then scrimmage Monday.

HEADED HOME: Freshman quarterback Matthew Stafford will take advantage of the team's two-day break from school and football to go home to Highland Park, Texas, where he and his former high school teammates will receive their 2005 Class AAAA state championship rings.

Stafford will miss his senior prom, which is scheduled for April 8, the same day as the annual G-Day spring game.

"I don't plan on skipping that one," he said.

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