MASSAQUOI ON MOVE: Sophomore Mohamed Massaquoi has regained his starting wide receiver spot, bumping Mario Raley back to second-team. Massaquoi caught one pass for 39 yards against the Gamecocks and had a key block on Danny Ware’s first half touchdown run. “Mohamed played very hard,” Richt said.
However, he has being slowed by sore hamstrings, a consequence of a tough fall camp.
“I don’t know if we’re seeing his very best yet,” Richt said.
Junior A.J. Bryant, who got the first start of his career last week, remains a starter ahead of Kenneth Harris, Richt said. Bryant caught two passes for 20 yards against the Gamecocks.
“He has gotten himself open deep,” Richt said. “We just have not gotten him the ball the last couple games. I’m interested to see what will happen if we can lay one out to him.”
INJURY UPDATE: Defensive tackle Ray Gant was in a walking brace and on crutches Tuesday due to a sprained foot. He doesn’t expect to practice this week but hopes to play Saturday, he said.
“They just want me to keep my weight off it until Saturday,” he said.
Wide receiver and punt returner Mikey Henderson practiced in a limited capacity in a green, no-contact jersey and returned one kick during the early portion of practice, but he still doesn’t know if he’ll be ready to play Saturday.
“I can still feel it tell me when to stop,” he said. “I’ve got to try to go full speed (today), but right now I’m nervous to do it.”
If Henderson can’t play, Thomas Flowers will return punts, Richt said. If Henderson can play, either one of the players could get the ball.
Offensive tackle Michael Turner (ankle) is questionable. He did not practice Tuesday. Offensive guard Seth Watts (knee) is probable.
SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF: With Georgia getting three players back from two-game suspensions this week, Gant was incredulous that Texas defensive back Tarrell Brown was suspended just one game after facing misdemeanor drug and gun charges. The drug charge eventually was dropped.
Suspensions “definitely are getting harder at Georgia,” Gant said. “I heard the kid from Texas got caught with dope and a gun and only got one gun. Our career would have been over. He would have never seen a football again at Georgia.”