Kickers have arguably one of the most stressful jobs in sports, but having a coach like UGA’s Mark Richt can make things a little easier.
Before kicker Marshall Morgan converted the game-winning field goal in UGA’s 9-6 victory over Missouri on Saturday, Richt had a message for his kicker.
“I told him I love him, no matter what,” Richt said following the game. “There’s so much pressure on these kids. I told him, ‘I believe in you, so relax and focus on your job and your fundamentals and let it rip.’”
Morgan was successful on three of his four field goal attempts, and scored all of UGA’s points on Saturday night to help the team improve to 5-2 and 3-2 in the SEC.