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Mark Richt standing pat on special teams coach

The Bulldogs are unlikely to have a special teams coach again next year.

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Georgia head coach Mark Richt said Monday that the team will not hire a special teams coach, according to Seth Emerson of The Telegraph.

Richt said it's not necessary for the team to have a dedicated special teams coach:

Right now, Georgia splits the special teams duties among assistant coaches, with each unit under the helm of one assistant coach. That sounds like it will remain the plan.

"I don't know if one man can coach all four special teams, all 11 guys on four special teams," Richt said. "There may be some guys out there doing it that way, but more than likely he's got some guys helping him."

Richt said he would try to "educate myself better on the fundamentals" of kicking, to help with that aspect of the game.

The Bulldogs didn't have a special teams coach in 2011, either.

Richt and the Bulldogs play in the Capitol One Bowl on Tuesday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Georgia went 11-2 overall this season with a 7-1 mark in the SEC.

Georgia gave Alabama a fight in the SEC championship game. The Crimson Tide won, 32-28, which gave them the right to play in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 7 against No. 1 Notre Dame.

Kick off is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET today. The game will be shown on ABC.

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