"They still haven't told us anything as far as the final decision,' Mimbs said. "It's still pretty tight. We're both punting pretty well and I think just one (bad) day either way might separate the two of us so I'm trying to eliminate those days."
Regardless of how the punting competition turns out, Mimbs will hold onto his job as holder for place-kicker Brandon Coutu. Mimbs held in two games last year – against Auburn and Georgia Tech – when regular holder Gordon Ely-Kelso took over kicking duties.
"It seems like a lot of people really don't notice the holder unless he messes up a hold," Mimbs said. "It's pretty nerve-wracking, but I've got a couple games under my belt so going into this year I feel pretty confident."
The kickoff job still is undecided between Brandon Coutu and walk-ons Ben Wilson and Bo Stansell.
DWINDLING NUMBERS: The defensive end picture is starting to take shape even as the position loses player after player. Senior Marcus Howard and sophomore Rod Battle will be the starters, and junior Jeremy Lomax probably will be the first end off the bench, Lomax said.
"I feel pretty good," said Lomax, who has totaled six tackles in two years at Georgia. "I feel like I've improved and as long as I feel like I'm improving, I feel good."
"We're not worried about who we've got or who we're losing," Howard said. "We're just going to play as hard as we can play."
True freshman Neland Ball is expected to redshirt.
TIGHT END FLUX: When Tripp Chandler returns from suspension, he'll be Georgia's starting tight end. What happens between now and then is anybody's guess.
"It's muddy," Coach Mark Richt said. "To me it's really muddy."
"I couldn't tell you who's going to starter (in that game) or how much everybody is going to play," Richt said. "It's still wide open."
LOOK OUT: Matthew Stafford is one of the 35 quarterbacks in the county named Tuesday to the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List.