Tough call on Robinson Looms

Georgia defensive end Montez Robinson will not travel with the Bulldogs to the bowl game.

He remains on indefinite suspension, but Richt said he's moving closer to a decision on the freshman's future.

"We're working on that decision is the best we can say," Richt said.

Richt refused to put a definitive timetable on the decision, but he said the choice of whether to reinstate Robinson or dismiss him from the team has been a particularly difficult one.

Robinson spent much of his life in foster care and group homes and has shouldered a large portion of the responsibility for caring for his younger siblings. Richt said he remains torn in trying to balance the discipline necessary after Robinson was charged with assault earlier this month and the desire to keep him in a stable environment.

"It'll be a tough decision, I can tell you," Richt said.

Staying on the field

With a makeshift defensive coaching staff for the bowl game, Richt said he wasn't sure which of Georgia's two graduate assistants – Todd Hartley or Mitch Doolittle – would coach from the field and which would head to the press box yet, but on the offensive side of the ball, offensive coordinator Mike Bobo remains comfortable on the sideline.

Bobo had coached from the press box virtually his entire career, but against Vanderbilt this season, he moved to the field and the result has been a dramatically improved offensive attack.

"We've improved in particular in the run game and possibly the overall intensity level of the team," Richt said. "He's got a lot of enthusiasm on the ground, and it hasn't seemed to bother him to make the calls he likes to make, so I would think he'd keep doing it."

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