Posted by Chip Patterson
As Georgia head coach Mark Richt is preparing for the Bulldogs' season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, he is having to question whether or not he will have wide receiver A.J. Green on the field and eligible.
That, however, is not a question that he is prepared to discuss in public.
"Are you expecting A.J. to play Saturday?" Richt was asked at his post-practice media briefing Wednesday evening.
"A.J. Harmon? Yeah," Richt replied, referring to a backup offensive lineman.
"Green," the questioner corrected.
"You know I can’t talk about that," Richt said. "It’s a good try, though. I just can’t talk. I don’t know the answer to anything other than I’m not supposed to talk about the situation. And I really don’t know."
Richt, Green, and the rest of the Georgia athletic department have been prohibited from discussing anything related to the NCAA's investigation as to whether or not Green has had any inappropriate dealings with agents. While Green's case has not been as high-profile as South Carolina's Weslye Saunders or North Carolina's Marvin Austin (both of whom are suspended indefinitely), he still has yet to be cleared for Saturday's game.
Green was one of six receivers listed by offensive coordinator Mike Bobo in the rotation for Saturday, but no one would comment as to whether they were expecting the junior receiver to play.
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UGA's Green still uncertain for Saturday
Posted on: September 2, 2010 12:54 pm
Edited on: September 2, 2010 2:24 pm