Spring Practice Day 13: News and Notes

ATHENS - Josh Kendall's news and notes from Georgia's spring practices.

KICKING QUANDRY: Anyone know who Andrew Jensen is?

You probably don't but maybe should. Right now, the walk-on is Georgia's starting place-kicker despite not appearing on any roster the team has. The battle to replace All-SEC kicker Brandon Coutu won't truly begin until freshman Blair Walsh arrives in the fall, but Jensen is the leader for now.

Along with Walsh, Georgia will bring in at least two preferred walk-ons in the fall, head coach Mark Richt said.

"We have to make decisions about who's going to be in camp," Richt said. "We'll probably bring more kickers into the (maximum roster of) 105 than we have in the past because we just don't know."

There are plenty of areas in the kicking game to work on until the fall arrives, Richt said. He described the protection on the kicking team as "horrible" last week, and that won't be good for a young kicker, which whoever wins the job will be.

"We better be perfect at the protection and perfect at the snaps and perfect at the hold to make sure these guys who are inexperienced can do their job," Richt said.

HEATED HEAD COACH: Richt was a bit cranky after Wednesday's two-hour practice.

"I just witnessed the worst practice of the spring," he said. "I thought the guys just weren't too interested in being out there, and it showed."

Wednesday was the team's last day in pads of the spring, not counting Saturday's G-Day game.

"Hopefully, the G-Day game will mean something to them compared to what it meant to them today," Richt said. "If it wasn't for the (NCAA's) four-hour rule, I might have started all over and done it again. Old school coaches used to be able to do that. We can't do that anymore."

G-DAY BROADCAST: Saturday's G-Day Game, which will kick off at 2:07 p.m., will be telecast live by Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS) and will be live on the radio via the Bulldog Radio Network and XM Radio channel 199.


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