"Pass pro was an issue, no doubt," head coach Mark Richt said. "The other part is we've seen a lot of energy out of Richard on kickoff return. He has not been redshirted, and he hasn't played a lot, so we want to see what he can do."
Richt said Samuel hasn't been perfect on pass protection either and is still learning the offense, but coaches feel he deserves a shot in game action to show how far along he is.
"Which guy will play first or play the most, I couldn't tell you, where before I could have predicted it would have been Caleb. It's a much tighter race, I'll tell you that," Richt said. "Don't be surprised to see Richard get a snap before Caleb, but I don't think it's etched in stone right now."