The argument can be made that the reason the Georgia Bulldogs did not reach the SEC title game last year or win the SEC the previous two seasons is the play of the special teams.
According to Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald, the Bulldogs had two punts blocked for touchdowns, a kickoff returned for a touchdown and numerous snaps on punts.
The Bulldogs were also ranked next to last in the nation in punt-return average (2.92 yards).
So head coach Mark Richt decided to split special teams duties between inside linebackers coach Mike Ekeler and tight ends coach John Lilly. That’s a good start for the Bulldogs, but will it be enough?
Here’s three other ways Richt can finally solve the special teams problems.