Mitchell brushes up on skills at receiver

Malcom Mitchell is brushing up on his receiving skills even though the sophomore has practiced at cornerback this preseason.

“I run a couple of routes after practice, catch a couple of passes,” said Mitchell, who had 45 catches for 665 yards last season.

Georgia coach Mark Richt said that Mitchell works after practice on wide receiver fundamentals with receivers coach Tony Ball while the defense does conditioning.

“Some days a quarterback will stick around, throw a few routes with him,” Richt said.

Richt said he will talk to offensive coordinator Mike Bobo about what the plan for Mitchell will be for Buffalo on Sept. 1.

“I think he’ll get some offensive snaps Game 1,” Richt said, “but how many and exactly how much we’re going to try to practice with him and perfect with him, I don’t know that yet.”

Mitchell has a good grasp of much of the offense.

“I remember all the plays from last year,” Mitchell said. “They just can’t call one of the ones that they recently made up.”

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