Bulldogs’ Conley takes on boundary receiver position

Georgia receiver Chris Conley now leads Georgia in receiving yards (378 on 25 catches) after Justin-Scott Wesley and Michael Bennett were injured against Tennessee.

Bulldogs' Conley takes on boundary receiver position
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But the junior played boundary spot for the first time against Missouri, as opposed to lining up on the field side. The boundary lines up closest to sideline, giving the receiver less field space to run his routes.

Conley said he knows all the receiver positions in the film room, but applying that to the field is an adjustment.

“When you flesh into game plans, there’s a lot of stuff I haven’t learned this week and I had about three days to practice it and go do it,” he said.

Quarterback Aaron Murray said he struggled trusting his receivers against Missouri with a rotation of new faces in the game. But Murray said he liked what he saw from Conley at the boundary.

“Conley being in his new position played great. … I just got to trust them and understand that they’re going to get there and that I just got to let it loose.”

Despite a crucial drop on a two-point conversion attempt when he Bulldogs were down 28-26 in the third quarter, Conley finished with 60 yards and a touchdown on five catches.

“It comes down to us being ball players and being able to adjust on the fly,” Conley said. “We make no excuses. I play the way I played, and this week we’ll have another go at it and hopefully have a better performance.”

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