Richt: No decision on Morgan's status yet

semerson@macon.comJuly 18, 2013 

SEC Georgia Football

Georgia coach Mark Richt talks with reporters during the Southeastern Conference football Media Days in Hoover, Ala., Thursday.

DAVE MARTIN — AP

HOOVER, Ala. - While Mark Richt made a swift announcement on one discipline situation this summer, he's holding off on a second one.

Speaking before his appearance at SEC media days, the Georgia head coach said there had been no decision yet on the status of Marshall Morgan. The sophomore place-kicker was arrested for boating under the influence on Lake Oconoee.

"You know what, I don't know, to be honest with you, on the place-kicking," Richt said. "That's probably gonna be closer to a gameday decision on what's going to happen."

Richt said a committee supposed to determine Morgan's status - because BUI is not explicitly in the discipline handbook - has not met. Athletics director Greg McGarity and Richt have had a lot of vacation overlap this summer, he said.

"We just haven't been able to hook up on that yet," Richt said.

The only suspension that's been announced is for sophomore Josh Harvey-Clemons, who is out one game after a marijuana violation. That means Georgia has to figure out how to replace him at the star position (nickel-back) for the Clemson game.

"I don't know if we know for sure today what it's gonna look like when we kick off that first game, with his absence," Richt said. "He was the starter at the end of spring, but we've recruited a lot of good players."

Some other team notes from Richt:

- Senior Austin Long, a second-team offensive lineman, is in limbo due to an unspecified academic situation. Long is still a member of the team.

"He is going through some academic stuff right now," Richt said.

- There has been no change in the status of offensive lineman Kolton Houston, who remains NCAA ineligible because of a long-running drug test issue.

"I really was hoping for something by now," Richt said.

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