"We definitely haven't ruled anything out," Coutu said. "I'm real competitive, but we have to do what's best for my leg in the long run. The actual injury has healed. Now, it's just getting the strength in my leg."
Coutu kicked 10 mid-range field goals each on Monday and Wednesday and said his leg felt good. He missed the last seven games of the season after tearing the hamstring in his kicking leg during practice. He was 7-for-8 on field goal attempts before the injury, with his only miss coming from 53 yards.
"I think he's got a pretty good chance of kicking," Richt said. "I think he feels pretty good. I'd say if he felt good by the time we got to the bowl site (on Dec. 26), he could do it. You don't want a guy to come back before he's ready, but if he looks good and feels good, there's no reason not to have him kick."
HEALTHY HOKIE: Virginia Tech running back Brandon Ore, who missed the Hokies' regular season finale against Virginia due to an ankle injury, is conditioning again with the team and will be ready to go against Georgia, Beamer said.