2008 Fall Camp: Day Ten Practice Report

ATHENS - Georgia returned to Sanford Stadium on Thursday for a special teams practice that lasted about 90 minutes.

The Bulldogs worked on several aspects of special teams, including punting, kickoffs and returns.

³We are getting closer to knowing who will play where,² Georgia coach Mark Richt said.

In terms of kicking extra points and field goals, Richt said Blair Walsh is the leading candidate. All of Georgia¹s kickers, he said, are working on kickoffs.

Incumbent Brian Mimbs remains atop the depth chart at punter, but Richt noted that Drew Butler has shown improvement. Said Richt, ³I like how Brian is hitting the ball. He catches it, gets it off and has great hang time. And we are comfortable with how Drew is punting right now.²

Richt said Knowshon Moreno, Carlton Thomas and Logan Gray are candidates to return punts. Asher Allen is also capable, Richt said, but Allen is more likely to handle kickoff returns.

³Logan wants to help us win,² Richt said of his third-string quarterback. ³He¹s a gunner on punt coverage, a punt returner and a safety on kickoff coverage. He wants to play and help us win.

³I think Knowshon could be pretty good (at punt returner). I don¹t know if we¹ll pull the trigger, but he¹s working there. Knowshon will do anything you ask him to do. You want to put the best players at every position across the board, including on special teams.²

Georgia opens the season at Sanford Stadium against Georgia Southern on Aug. 30 at 12:30 p.m. ET in a game that will be televised on a pay-per-view basis by CSS.


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