Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan will make his season debut in the Bulldogs’ third game of the season on Sept. 21 against North Texas.
Coach Mark Richt confirmed Wednesday that the sophomore’s suspension is two games for his boating under the influence arrest. He made 8 of 14 field goals last season.
In the meantime, walk-on kickers Patrick Beless and Adam Erickson remain unavailable for interviews.
“They’ve got enough to think about right now,” Richt said. “I don’t need them becoming media darlings right now.”
Beless made all five extra points against Clemson but did not attempt a field goal.
Asked about what kind of range Beless has, Richt said: “It’s hard to say the kind of range. When we went for it on fourth down that one time [from the Clemson 33], you’re sort of in that long field goal range slash very, very short punt. Even if Marshall Morgan was our kicker I’m not sure we wouldn’t have gone for it on fourth down. Plus, we felt like it was probably going to be a game where we needed some sevens and not some threes. We’ll just have to make that decision this week, too.”
Richt said that punter Collin Barber has worked some on field goals and has enough leg to make a kick from 45 yards and beyond.