2008 Fall Camp: Day 11 News and Notes

ATHENS - David Hale's news and notes from Georgia's 2008 fall camp.

KICK BACK AND RELAX: Freshman kicker Blair Walsh, who Richt said was the leader in the race for field-goal and extra-point duties this year, earned a vacation for Friday's afternoon scrimmage.

After impressing in Thursday's special teams scrimmage and completing kicking drills Friday morning, Richt said Walsh looked "leg weary," so he decided to give the freshman the rest of the weekend off. "He didn't even ask for it," Richt said. "I was just like, ‘You know what, you've been kicking good,' and I could just see the guy was fatigued, and I said, ‘Let's just give you a little blow.' It gives the other kids a chance to kick."

In Walsh's absence, the rest of the kicking crew, including Andrew Jensen, hit seven of eight field goals in the scrimmage.

DECISION LOOMING: After suspending snapper Jeff Hensen and safety Donavon Baldwin indefinitely just days before preseason camp, Richt said he needed some time to cool down and clear his head before making an ultimate decision on their futures.

Although he's not ready to release any final verdict, that decision could come any day now, Richt said.

"I've not talked to either one of them about a decision that's been made," Richt said. "I don't have it etched in stone yet, but I've definitely been doing a lot of thinking about it, and I'm getting a lot closer to making that decision."

EXTRA POINTS: Richt said Friday's afternoon scrimmage featured third-and-long drills, four-minute drills and overtime practice in which the Bulldogs worked on two-point conversions… Redshirt freshman running back Caleb King sat out of the scrimmage, Richt said, but simply for rest rather than any injury… Freshman Richard Samuel continued to impress at running back, racking up 51 yards on six carries and catching two passes for another 23 yards in the scrimmage… Georgia's quarterbacks stole the show Friday, with Matthew Stafford completing 10 of 11 passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns, while Logan Gray converted four of five passes for 29 yards.


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