Mitchell set to play offense, defense for Georgia


ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Life is good for Malcolm Mitchell as he prepares for a season in which he won't have to choose between offense and defense.

Georgia has big plans for the talented sophomore on both sides of the ball. Mitchell was the Bulldogs' second-leading receiver as a freshman, and he'll be a starting cornerback when No. 6 Georgia opens against Buffalo on Sept. 1.

Mitchell says he doesn't know how he will choose between wide receiver and cornerback when it's his time to prepare for the NFL.

It's also not an easy issue for coach Mark Richt. Georgia needs Mitchell on defense to start the season as cornerback Sanders Commings serves a two-game suspension. Then there could be a tug-of-war on Richt's staff for Mitchell's talents.

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