Richt says he was ‘curious’ to see if everybody could keep Bauta move ‘under their hat’

Georgia coach Mark Richt is focused on rallying his Bulldogs in their final four regular-season games.

ATHENS — If what Mark Richt said on Wednesday’s SEC coaches’ teleconference call is to be believed at face value, then that whole Faton Bauta thing Georgia pulled against Florida was an experiment to see if anybody could keep a secret.

Richt was asked just one question during his allotted 10-minute window on the weekly call and it was about whether the Bulldogs had settled yet on a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Kentucky. He said that Greyson Lambert and Brice Ramsey are “repping most” with the No. 1 offense. He said that Bauta, who started against the Gators’ last week, “has gotten some work as well. We haven’t ruled that out.”

“Whether that was a big deal or not, I don’t know,” he said. “We weren’t necessarily trying to hide it. But he’s left-footed and that might have made some kind of structural change if everybody had known you’ve got a left-footed punter.”

Richt also offered in his opening remarks that the Bulldogs have had a good week of practice even though it has been conducted mostly in the rain.

“We’ve had a great couple of days of practice so far in preparation for Kentucky,” he said. “A little wet, but we’re probably going to get wet Saturday so it’s probably a good thing that we’re working out in the mist and getting used to handling a wet ball. I think the guys have really stepped it up.”

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