For the third time this spring, Georgia coach Mark Richt had the pleasure of informing a walk-on player that he will go on scholarship.
Richt called senior Chad Gloer, a special-teams standout the past three seasons, into his office Wednesday to give him the good news.
“He was excited, and he felt like his mom and dad would be even more excited,” Richt said. “He was really looking forward to telling them. He said, ‘Coach, don’t be surprised if my mom gets in the car and drives over here and gives you a big hug.’”
Gloer, a cornerback from Fayetteville, joins linebacker Reuben Faloughi and long snapper Ty Frix as walk-ons who have received scholarships for the 2010-11 year.
Two scholarships became available when linebacker Montez Robinson and quarterback Zach Mettenberger were kicked off the team following arrests.
NCAA rules allow Division I-A football teams to have 85 players on scholarship each season.
Georgia and Georgia Tech are discussing moving their annual men’s basketball game from early January, which is when it has been played the past three seasons, to late November or early December.
“We’re working with Tech to move the game . . . to before the students leave campus [after fall semester],” Georgia coach Mark Fox said. “I think Tech is in agreement with that.”
The teams’ 2010-11 game will be played at Tech.