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Richt is right to call Georgia’s special teams ’scary’

Blair Walsh and Drew Butler had bad days against Florida, but it's the kick coverage that's really scary. (Associated Press)

Blair Walsh and Drew Butler had bad days against Florida, but it's the kick coverage that's really scary. (Associated Press)

Some media observers were amazed to see quite a few UGA fans griping about various aspects of the win over Florida.

Granted, maybe those unable to fully celebrate a big victory in Jacksonville do need to lighten up a bit.

But immediately after the game even Mark Richt found it necessary to lament the distressing state of the Dogs’ special teams play, which has been a recurring problem this season since the South Carolina game. “We’ve just got to keep from giving the game away on special teams,” he said.

At another point, he said Georgia’s special teams were “mostly average to scary.”

Actually, I’d say mostly scary. It got to the point in the Florida game where after a Georgia score the first thing you thought was, “Oh, no, now we’ve got to kick off again!” — and the squib kicks later in the game were a welcome sight.

It was bad enough that placekicker …

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