2007 Fall Camp: Day 11 News and Notes

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's fall camp.

OFFENSIVE LINE ISSUES: Georgia officially wrapped up fall camp Wednesday with its final two-a-day session. Most of the major pieces are beginning to fall into place, but the offensive line remains in flux, Richt said.

Chester Adams and Scott Haverkamp returned from injury Wednesday and went back to their regular places on the line with Adams at right tackle and Haverkamp at right guard. However, Adams still may move to guard, Richt said.

True freshman Clint Boling could still play tackle or guard. If Adams is moved back to guard, Haverkamp will go to left guard, knocking Chris Davis out of the starting five, Richt indicated.

"We're still not sure where everybody is going to fit," Richt said. "We've got a few combinations, but we need to settle on one of them pretty soon."

BUTLER FOR NOW: True freshman Drew Butler has taken a lead in the punting job and would be the starter over Dublin native Brian Mimbs if the season started today.

"This could change," Richt said. "It's very tight. If you measure the long kicks and then you measure the poor kicks or the shanks, Mimbs has got more bombs, but he's got a couple more shanks, too. Butler doesn't have quite as many bombs, but he doesn't have quite as many shanks either. Consistency is the issue right at this moment."

Butler, the son of former Bulldog great Kevin Butler, was considered one of the top high school kickers in the nation last year. Mimbs, a junior walk-on, still is expected to be Georgia's holder for field goals and extra points.

TIGHT END TRIO: Coleman Watson, Na Derris Ward and Bruce Figgins are in a neck-and-neck battle to be Tripp Chandler's backup at tight end, but Watson doesn't think it should be.

"I'm the senior so I feel like I should maybe be more ahead," he said. As long as I continue doing what I'm supposed to do, I should be right there."

Watson had no missed assignments in Saturday's scrimmage, he said. He has caught one pass in his career, a 13-yard gain against Western Kentucky last year.

"I've been here," Watson said. "I know what I'm doing. It's all about executing."

Ward is a redshirt freshman, and Figgins is a true freshman. The spot behind Chandler is of particular importance this year because Chandler will miss the first game due to suspension.

Chandler has missed the last three days of practice due to a rib injury but expects to be back to full speed soon. He already would have returned to contact if it was his choice, he said.

"Everything is feeling good," he said. "They are worried about me hitting right now. I guess that's just how our trainers are."

INJURY UPDATE: Wide receiver Kris Durham (concussion) and safety Reshad Jones (knee) remained out of practice Wednesday. Backup middle linebacker Marcus Washington (groin) was added to the injury list.


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