2008 Fall Camp: Day 1 News and Notes

ATHENS - David Hale's news and notes from Georgia's fall camp.

CENTER OF ATTENTION: Sophomore Chris Davis and freshman Ben Jones will spend the preseason battling for the starting center job for the Bulldogs, but Richt said Monday there was a chance both might find their way onto the starting line.

With right guard Clint Boling serving a one-game suspension to start the season, Richt said it was possible both Davis and Jones could earn starting jobs, with Davis likely moving over to the guard spot.

"If Ben and Chris are both in the top five, they'll both play, but Ben would be the center and Chris would be the guard," Richt said.

SNAP TO IT: With Henson suspended indefinitely, the role of long snapper is now up in the air, with senior Bo Fowler the leading candidate to earn the job. But Richt said that had been the case all along.

"Before Jeff got into this issue, Bo (Fowler) was already beginning to snap extra points and field goals, and Jeff was doing just the punting," Richt said. "They knew in the Spring we didn't name a starter at snapper."

With Henson gone, the team added freshman walk-on Ty Frix, whose father, Mitch, played at Georgia from 1979 to 1982, to the roster.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Asked if any of his fellow coaches called to congratulate him on Georgia's No. 1 preseason ranking, Richt said he didn't think so, but added, "My mom did."


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