Notebook: Malcolm Mitchell repents for personal foul on 45-yard TD catch
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Say this for Malcolm Mitchell: He knows how to make good after screwing up.
Georgia’s sensational sophomore wideout was called for a personal foul/unsportsmanslike penalty midway through the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 17-9 win over Florida. That in itself was not unusual. The Bulldogs were flagged 14 times for 132 times against the Gators, several of those of the personal-foul variety.
But this one was particularly egregious. Mitchell had just caught a first-down pass at the Florida 35 with the game hanging in the balance. But Mitchell drew a flag for taunting Florida cornerback Louchiez Purifoy after the catch. So instead, the Bulldogs were backed up to the 50.
Georgia coach Mark Richt let Mitchell have it. After a few choice words, Richt pulled Mitchell out of the game.
“I wasn’t even sure what I did,” Mitchell would say later. “Coach Richt didn’t let me find out. He just threw me off the field.”
Richt claimed he couldn’t remember what he said to
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