Bulldogs’ Mitchell logging time in film room studying offense, defense

Malcom Mitchell has already watched film of Georgia’s first two opponents — Buffalo and Missouri.

Mitchell is set to primarily play cornerback early this season, but he’s studied both teams’ offenses and defenses.

“Just in case,” he said with a chuckle.

Mitchell, an explosive receiver for Georgia as a freshman last year, is helping out in a secondary missing at least Commings.

“I expect Sanders (Commings) to come back and play his spot that he’s been playing for a couple of years,” Mitchell said. “I’m stepping into help. If the coaches want me to stay there, I’ll stay there.”

Georgia coach Mark Richt said that probably 10 days before the Buffalo game, Mitchell could be integrated again into a “few things” offensively.

“We’re not going to expect him to play every play, but I do want him to be available to play offense as early as the first game,” Richt said. “As the season rolls on, I think that will increase.”

Follow marcweiszer

marcweiszer

Includes full statement from UGA after decision RT NCAA doesn’t reduce Gurley suspension on Georgia appeal http://t.co/BRj6MY6obY #UGA

3 hours ago