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Sep 7, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs punter Collin Barber (32) fumbles a snap on a punt and is tackled by South Carolina Gamecocks cornerback Sidney Rhodes (30) in the first half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Will Richt Finally Get Special Teams Under Control?

Last season, after several seasons of special teams failings, Mark Richt finally gave into a having what so many other big time programs have, a special teams coach.

Well, sort of.

Linebackers coach Mike Ekeler was named “defensive special teams coordinator”, while tight ends coach John Lilly was named “offensive special teams coordinator”. There seemed to be marked improvement in special teams play early in the season, however once the beefy part of the schedule arrived, some of the same old problems showed their ugly head again.

It looks as though the duo of Ekeler and Lilly will once again be in charge of special teams, so perhaps year two of their leadership will solidify the units a little more. Of particular interest will be the punt and kick coverage teams, which gave up some big gainers and made some poor plays last season.

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