Former walk-on safety Connor Norman started in place of suspended Bacarri Rambo in the opener and except for one missed tackle in space, Georgia coach Mark Richt liked what he saw.
‚ÄúHe does a great job of knowing what to do, getting lined up,‚Äù Richt said. ‚ÄúHe is a sure-tackler when he fits up into the responsibilities of doing that. I think he‚Äôs got good ball-skills too. We like what he‚Äôs doing.‚Äù
Norman characterized his play on Saturday as ‚Äúdecent.‚Äù
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a big change for me to be out there starting and playing every play,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúIt was hot Saturday. I was obviously nervous. I feel like that‚Äôs expected because you‚Äôre playing around such great guys out there. I feel like I need to step up my game when I‚Äôm playing too because I‚Äôm playing around such great players.‚Äù
Georgia hasn‚Äôt said if Rambo is suspended again Saturday for a second violation of Georgia‚Äôs drug policy.