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Mark Richt wouldn't announce Marshall Morgan suspension until a fan asked him

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    Georgia placekicker Marshall Morgan (13) waits for Georgia vs. Clemson game to start with teammates on August 31, 2013 in Athens, Ga.(photo/Jane Ellyn Hardy, jehardy16@gmail.com)

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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:15 pm | Updated: 4:26 pm, Mon Nov 4, 2013.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt made it official Wednesday that sophomore place-kicker Marshall Morgan would be back for the team’s third game against North Texas.

Richt announced on his radio show Monday that Morgan would be suspended against No. 6 South Carolina (1-0), but up until that point he had been coy about Morgan’s situation to every day media.

Why the sudden change of heart?

"Because I told [Georgia football SID] Claude [Felton] if someone asked me on my call-in show I’m going to tell them,” Richt said. “And if they didn’t I wasn’t going to say anything so I just left it up to the callers.”

Walk-on kicker Patrick Beless handled the placekicking duties against Clemson, going five-for-five on extra points while not having a chance to try a field goal. Beless beat out fellow walk-on Adam Erickson in a kicking competition leading up to last Saturday’s game.

Beless and Erickson have been unavailable to the media all season despite being requested all week.

“Yeah we just don’t want to, they got enough to think about right now,” Richt said. “I don’t want them becoming media darlings right now.”

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