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Tennessee Vs. Georgia: Mark Richt concerned with special teams play

Georgia head coach Mark Richt isn't happy with what he's gotten from his punt return unit so far this season.

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The Georgia Bulldogs are off to a 4-0 start to 2012, but they have had some special teams problems. Head coach Mark Richt said Wednesday that poor decision-making and a lack of communication were hurting the team:

"Overall, too many bad decisions, obviously. Not good enough communication. I mean, we've caught the ball inside the 10 when we shouldn't. We've let the ball bounce and not field it when we should. We've had not a very good-looking fair-catch issue. And these are not all [punt returner Malcolm Mitchell's] issues. We've had very communication at times."

Mitchell has returned five punts for 35 yards, with a long of 22. Damian Swann, Rhett McGowan and Chris Conley have also returned punts this season. Richt is uncertain how the punt return situation will work out, but said he could end up turning to McGowan.

The Bulldogs host the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday.

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