I swear, I can’t make sense out of this:
“If we’re in there, I’d like just to take the 25-yard line,” Richt said. “I’d be very happy with that. There are some circumstances. If it’s just a low line driver and there’s no hang time maybe. That’s when there’s a little bit of gray area sometimes.”
Mitchell is eighth in the SEC in kick return yardage at 21.8-yards per return. His long is 48…
“Malcolm hits it up in there pretty good,” Richt said. “He’s got good speed and good burst and he’s pretty brave. I think he does a good job there, too.” [Emphasis added.]
Think about that for a minute. On average, every time Mitchell fields a kickoff behind the goal line, Georgia is giving up yardage. Richt knows this. And would prefer that not happen. But Mitchell’s doing a good job there. (If you’re looking for a silver lining, it’s that he’s returned fewer kickoffs than any of the other conference leaders.)
Malcolm is the Roy McAvoy of Georgia kickoff returns. And Richt is his Molly.