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Coaches aim to fix return issues

In 2011, Bulldogs were 116th in punt defense, 88th in kick return defense

Updated: May 7, 2012, 12:15 PM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation

ATHENS, Ga. -- It's hardly a secret that Georgia's kick coverage was horrendous last season.

More to the point, the Bulldogs have never been worse at defending against long returns since Mark Richt became Georgia's coach in 2001.

To combat the problem, Richt promises to make special teams more of a focus this preseason than perhaps ever before in his tenure -- particularly with freshman signees Marshall Morgan and Collin Barber expected to take over at kicker and punter.

"My ...

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