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Georgia Kicker Morgan Will Miss This Week’s Carolina Game

suspended-man-on-hookGeorgia placekicker Marshall Morgan will not have his suspension lifted this week.  The Bulldogs’ top kicker will have to miss two big games — Clemson last week, South Carolina this week — due to a summer arrest for boating under the influence.

The University of Georgia has the SEC’s toughest policies regarding failed drug tests and arrests involving drugs or alcohol.

Walk-on kicker Patrick Beless and Adam Erickson remain the Dawgs’ backups, though Mark Richt won’t allow them to speak with the media.  “They’ve got enough to think about right now.  I don’t need them becoming media darlings right now.”

For Georgia, the school’s stance on drug/alcohol-related issues is somewhat self-defeating (and we don’t mean on the field).  On the one hand, UGA school officials can stand proud amongst their SEC peers knowing that they don’t put up with things that a lot of other folks do.  On the other hand, the annual start-of-the-season suspensions give the uninformed the impression that Richt runs not a tight ship, but a prison barge — “His guys are always in trouble.”

In reality, at most places, Morgan would be back kicking in a key SEC showdown this week.  And at other places, he would have never been suspended at all.

Just another reason we’re in favor of the Southeastern Conference taking control of such matters with a one-size-fits-all policy.

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Wow Headlines 7/3/2013

Possible suspension looming for Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan…
Charged with boating under the influence over the weekend…
Georgia’s replacement kickers are walkons
Georgia defensive junior lineman Toby Johnson underwent surgery Tuesday…
Full recovery expected in 10 days
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel named SEC Male Athlete of the Year
Texas  A&M Deshazor Everett and teammate Floyd Raven Sr. face assault charges
Both players listed as starters coming out of spring practice
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SEC Headlines – 1/20/12 Part Two

1.  Florida defensive tackle and incoming juco transfer Damien Jacobs underwent successful surgery on his hand yesterday.

2.  Incoming kicker Marshall Morgan is already making an impact for Georgia.

3.  Kentucky basketball fans will be watching the live announcement of prospect Derek Willis this afternoon.

4.  The SEC doesn’t sound too interested in a South Carolina trustee’s plan to give different values to divisional and cross-divisional football games.  (Good.)

5.  Fifth-year senior Kenny Miles isn’t sure if he’ll return to Columbia to serve as a Marcus Lattimore backup… or head to another school where he can play.

6.  “The next phase” at Tennessee is for big men Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes to start getting some time together.

7.  After a rough start to the season — thanks in large part to injuries — Vanderbilt has run off eight wins in a row and is a perfect 4-0 in the SEC after whipping Alabama in Tuscaloosa last night.

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