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Blog: Georgia updates for Florida (video interviews from Murray, Smith and McGowan)

Some updates from Mark Richt’s Tuesday press conference for the Florida game:

–Tailback Todd Gurley is set to play Saturday barring any setbacks this week as he returns from an ankle injury, Richt said.
“Hopefully he’s 100 percent and we can get him some space and see what he can do,” he said.

—-Wide receiver Michael Bennett also is expected to play after missing the last two games with a minor knee injury. “He’s running full speed, making cuts, catching ball and doing all that,” Richt said. Richt said he “wouldn’t bet,” on Chris Conley playing due to an ankle injury sustained the last play against Vanderbilt. He didn’t practice on Monday.

–Sounds like safety Tray Matthews is still touch and go after missing the last three games with a pulled hamstring.

Richt said Matthews “would be a bonus for us, if he can, in fact, go full speed.” Coaches are still planning like they won’t have him. So Corey Moore and Quincy Mauger could still start at safety.

“I’m not saying he wouldn’t play, but I’m just saying that we’re still planning without him, but he is getting some reps,” Richt said of Matthews.

–Inside linebacker Reggie Carter is undergoing knee surgery today. The top backup behind Amarlo Herrera and Ramik Wilson has what Richt believes is a cartilage issue. The injury is not expected to keep him out the rest of the season.

–Trent Frix and Nathan Theus are competing at snapper on punts still this week after a high snap from Frix against Vanderbilt led to a turnover on downs. “Yeah, that’s open,” Richt said.

–In other news, quarterback Aaron Murray today was named one of 16 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award for the nation’s top player.
Here is Mr. Murray speaking to reporters this afternoon:

And defensive lineman Garrison Smith talks about his new “Harry Potter” glasses and turning the tide against Florida:

Rhett McGowan talks about getting Michael Bennett and Todd Gurley back on the offense this week:

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