Marshall Morgan, Georgia’s sophomore kicker, was arrested last weekend for BUI – Boating Under the Influence – following an incident at Lake Sinclair in Georgia. From the AP:
Morgan was arrested Saturday night on Lake Sinclair by a Georgia Department of Natural Resources officer. Morgan was charged with operating a watercraft under the influence and towing a skier without a life preserver on board.
It’s unclear what this will mean for Morgan’s status early in the 2013 season, and you have to wonder if coach Mark Richt will pass on a suspension given that the Bulldogs open at Clemson on August 31st, and then travel to South Carolina the following week. We all know college kickers are horribly unreliable when it matters – just ask Boise State’s Kellen Moore – but going into two enormous games to open the season with a backup? Those faint National Title dreams will be dashed before the leaves change color.
Morgan was just OK last season, missing four extra-points and making only 8-of-14 field goals. He was just 3-of-8 on attempts of 40 yards or longer.
Clemson and South Carolina will be open in the Top 15, and the real bummer for Georgia is that its defense lost multiple playmakers to the draft, and will rely on underclassmen (only one senior starter listed on this depth chart) early against stud QB Tajh Boyd of the Tigers. South Carolina’s QB, Connor Shaw, could feast on the young Bulldog defense. [via The Associated Press]