Notebook: Richt strict about kick coverage 

August, 22, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia’s renewed special teams emphasis this preseason has not necessarily resulted in an extra quantity of practice reps, according to special teams ace Blake Sailors.

The emphasis has been on quality -- improved quality of the work in practice and higher quality personnel on those coverage units that struggled a season ago.

“We haven’t done anything more. It’s just the same stuff that we’ve been doing,” said Sailors, who earned a scholarship based largely on his effectiveness as a gunner on special teams. “It’s just Coach [Mark] Richt has usually been kind of lenient, but he’s more strict now and we’re putting more starters and guys like that on it. So they just want to put the best guys out on the field that can play and stuff like that so that we don’t give up those big plays.”

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