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Ole Miss Vs. Georgia: Jamie Lindley and Marshall Morgan still splitting kickoffs

The Dawgs are getting great production from both kickers, leaving coach Mark Richt with the easy choice of preserving the status quo.

Kevin C. Cox

Coach Mark Richt says the Georgia Bulldogs' kickoff platoon of senior Jamie Lindley and freshman Marshall Morgan will stay in place, as both players are producing at a high level.

The two kickers have each posted solid kickoff marks so far for the sixth-ranked Dawgs (7-1, 5-1 in SEC play). Lindley has averaged 62.6 yards per kick in his 28 tries, while Morgan has put up an average of 62.9 yards on his 24 kickoffs. The Bulldogs prolific offense has given both players plenty of opportunities, as they rank 25th in the country with 36.8 points scored per game.

Lindley told Athens Banner-Herald reporter Jonathan Branch that he knows coaches want the young Morgan to get some confidence and time on the field. Richt specifically praised the freshman's consistency on hang time and accuracy, while giving Lindley high marks for the onside kick attempt against Florida last week in Jacksonville.

The Bulldogs host Ole Miss this week at Sanford Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.


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