Georgia‚Äôs depth chart for the Buffalo game lists Malcolm Mitchell as a starting cornerback and Ramik Wilson as a starter at outside linebacker.
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham said Wilson ‚Äúhas worked hard, has developed his skills, he‚Äôll be a good player for us there. I look forward to watching him play there Saturday. He‚Äôs earned it.‚Äù
Mitchell, Branden Smith and Damian Swann are the top three cornerbacks. Mitchell is also listed as a third-team split end.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre spoonfeeding a little bit of offense back to him and getting a few plays greased up for him,‚Äù head coach Mark Richt said.
As expected, Ken Malcome is the starting tailback. The backup is listed as Todd Gurley or Keith Marshall or Richard Samuel.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôve got the guys we think are going to touch the ball and then it‚Äôs going to be up to them to see how they carry it,‚Äù offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said. ‚ÄúIf one‚Äôs hot, he‚Äôll get more touches.‚Äù
Merrit Hall is set to be the starting fullback, but that will depend on whether Bobo actually opens the game with a fullback on the field.
‚ÄúCoach Bobo knows a lot more than me about running an offense,‚Äù Hall said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôll trust him in doing that.‚Äù
The former walk-on from Wesleyan School, a redshirt freshman, said starting would be a ‚Äúbig deal to me. It‚Äôs something I‚Äôve always wanted to do, to start for a Division I program. I‚Äôm finally blessed with the opportunity to do that.‚Äù
Samuel is also the No. 2 fullback behind Hall.
As expected, freshman John Theus is listed as the starting right tackle, Marshall Morgan as the starting kicker and Collin Barber as the starting punter.