Davis' Move to the Forefront
Reggie Davis
@marcweiszer
Posted Sep 25, 2013


ATHENS – There may be a new record for longest touchdown pass in Georgia history, but nobody is suggesting that Aaron Murray to Reggie Davis has replaced one of the most iconic plays in Bulldogs football history.

The 98-yard touchdown against North Texas surpassed the famous 93-yard Buck Belue to Lindsay Scott scoring strike against Florida in the 1980 national championship season.

“I don’t know,” said Belue, radio host on 680 The Fan, who was broadcasting from Athens on Tuesday. “Maybe it still means the most, you know?"

Belue said he didn’t realize immediately that his touchdown pass to Scott in Jacksonville, Fla., still was tied along with two other plays for longest in program history before the play on Saturday.

Davis, a freshman from Tallahassee, Fla., was on the receiving end.

“That was cool,” Bulldogs receiver Michael Bennet. “Longest in school history. That’s awesome.”

“I’m happy for Reggie,” receiver Justin Scott-Wesley said. “It was his first catch, a 98-yard bomb, a school-record. That’s a hell of a first catch.”

Days after his catch, Davis was in the dark on Belue to Scott.

“Nah, I don’t know anything about that,” said Davis, who was born in 1995.

Davis said his phone was “blowing up,” after his catch with more than 40 texts.

“It’s in the past now,” he said. “We’ve got to get ready for LSU.”

Richt calls for `Red Out’

Richt shot down whispers of a blackout this week, but urged fans on Wednesday morning to wear red to Saturday’s game.

A tweet from his Twitter account included this: “We are wearing Red jerseys Saturday. To show the unity of the DawgNation I’m asking everyone to wear Red!”

Richt said he couldn’t remember asking for fans to all wear red before.

“I think it’s a good thing,” Richt said. “We are wearing our red, our players are, and our fans traditionally wear red most of the time. I’d like to have it 100 percent. I think it would be a great sign of unity for our Bulldog Nation and I think if everybody buys in and then everybody gets to the stadium and sees that everybody’s bought in before we even kick off, I think it just adds a little energy to the day. I’d really like to see that.”

Bulldogs get fill of full pads practice

Georgia practiced for the third straight day in full pads on Wednesday, which is unusual.

“It was just mainly to keep the right kind of tempo, the right kind of mental edge,” Richt said. “The goal wasn’t to splatter everybody and get everybody hurt, but just keep a good frame of mind during practice.”

Asked about the risk of practicing in full pads three days in a row, Richt said: “We came thought it well is I guess the best I can tell you.”

The team finished practice indoors due to some heavy rain.

This and that

Richt said he “would not count on” wide receiver Jonathon Rumph playing Saturday as he continues to be slowed by a pulled hamstring. “He has not been able to practice full speed.” The junior college transfer has yet to play this season. Tight end Jay Rome is “doing his best right now” trying to return from a sprained ankle sustained against North Texas. “If he had to play today, I think it would have been tough, but I think he’s got a chance,” Richt said. Receiver Justin Scott-Wesley (shoulder) was limited but is expected to play. Linebacker James Deloach (concussion) remains out.

The Georgia and LSU coaching staff will be wearing arm patches Saturday, along with other SEC coaches, to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal childhood genetic disorder, as part of the Coach to Cure MD week. The program has raised more than a $1 million in donations since 2008.


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