Georgia senior offensive tackle Mark Beard was back Friday morning doing winter workouts with the Bulldogs.
Beard announced Thursday that he was planning to graduate in May before transferring to play his final season elsewhere. He had a quick change of heart, asking to return to the team, and had his request granted by coach Mark Richt.
"Sometimes making a decision and living it out are two different things," Richt said Friday. "As I've mentioned before, the same thing happened to me. As a player, I told my coach I had decided to leave for what I thought were all the right reasons. But after a few days, I realized it was a bad decision and asked to come back.
"He took me back, and I'm happy Mark will still be part of our program."
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David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...