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August 14, 2008Georgia worked on its special teams Thursday afternoon at Sanford Stadium and after it was over head coach Mark Richt had some surprising news.
When asked who the Bulldogs were looking at as potential punt returners, Richt said the list has been narrowed to three - star running back Knowshon Moreno, third-team quarterback Logan Gray and freshman running back Carlton Thomas.
"Knowshon, Carlton and Logan are probably doing the best job right now," Richt said. "Asher's (Allen) capable, but I don't think we'll have him on punt return and kick return."
Gray could even be doing a lot more than that.
"Logan wants to help us win. Logan's a gunner on the punt team, while working on being a punt return man," Richt said. "He's also working on some other roles, he's been working as a safety on the kickoff team, and kick return, I don't know if Coach (Tony) Ball has him working there or not. But he's got at least three roles that he's working on. He just wants to help us win."
As far as concerns, Richt concedes it could be somewhat of a risk. The thought of losing Moreno on a punt return is no doubt something that will have to be weighed, although the Bulldog coach has no question that his star runner could do the job.
"I think he could be pretty good at it," Richt said. "I don't know if we're going to pull the trigger, but he's working there."
Apparently, Moreno has no problem doing it, either.
"Knowshon will do anything you ask him to do," Richt said. "We're trying to get our best players at every position on special teams and he has an aptitude for it. I even talked to him about it. He's done everything we've asked him."
Walsh close to wrapping up starting kicker job
Although nothing is official, Richt said that freshman Blair Walsh has all but sewn up the starting kicker position.
Freshmen will play
A.J. Green and Tavarres King, get ready. Bacarri Rambo, Sanders Commings, pay attention. Dontavius Jackson, Carlton Thomas, you're next.
Defensive ends hurting
Injuries are taking their toll on Georgia's defensive ends.
This and that
Georgia will go through two-a-days for the final time today.
Right praised linebackers Charles White and Marcus Dowtin as two players who have started to step up their play.
Picture Day is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Sanford Stadium.
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