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Re: From Athens- Two Weeks !
3 years 11 months ago #47948
yankeedawg1, think it was time for Mark Richt to snarl a bit. There comes a time when patience can become very thin and I believe Richt's patience is very, very thin. Good reason for that of course is all of the trust he has put into these young pups coming on campus and turning a blind eye to someone who cares. Could be witnessing a change in coaching tactics.
Another reason, when your starting quarterback and those that are backing him up start to let their minds fade from the task at hand. Quarterbacks have to lead by example, last scrimmage did not show a lot of leadership from the signal callers. AM does talk a good game, this is the season to make a serious mark and show maturity. He has a lot of time in grade.
Good side of the coin appears to be what many of us thought would be a downside. Of course that has not played itself out at this point, but looking at the information provided, the offensive line is as been said previously, getting offensive. Sometimes being just a little "nasty" rubs off on the way offensive linemen play, usually ends up getting the opponents attention. Not talking chop blocks here, just get in your face and protect ones territory. Below are a couple of things that I picked up on the internet, and must add this . . . becoming a backer of Will Friend . . . this is the way it started with Todd Grantham.
Information from around the internet . . .
"If you're going to be a football player, at some point you're going to have to take a stand," Georgia Bulldogs offensive line coach Will Friend said. "Some guys don't."
Fortunately for Friend, freshman John Theus is not one of those guys. Friend and Theus both admit the newcomer is a long way from becoming a dominant college player -- but Theus isn't backing down against older, more physically developed competition.
Watch him push and shove with senior defensive end Cornelius Washington after a drill during practice and you'll see that Theus isn't afraid to compete.
"He definitely has a lot of spunk about him, that's for sure," Washington said with a smile. "I can tell because at the end of a rep, I'm done at the end of the rep and he wants to keep going. The rep's over with, so let's move on along. But he's a pretty good guy. I think he's going to be big here."
I had wondered about Greg Pyke, seems Chris Burnette knows some things.
And yet Georgia's players and coaches expect not only that Theus will start, but that fellow true freshman Greg Pyke could also contribute this season if necessary.
"After seeing them work out and just seeing the way that they've caught onto the plays, I feel like they can help us in some capacity now," said junior Chris Burnette, who is working ahead of Pyke at right guard. "Just looking back at my freshman year, I don't feel like I was anywhere near as prepared as they are. I feel like they know the stuff. I feel like they have the size and the strength and I feel like they can help us if they need to. And I think the big thing that matters is their own confidence. If they believe they can help us, then they will."
If this offensive line matures this season, and looking forward, it appears with the recently committed O-linemen, maybe one of our major problems has begun to subside. As we have said before . . . ball snapped, contact starts with the offensive linemen. Appears these newcomers like contact. 2012 is going to be a very interesting year . . . . me thinks.
Sorry yd1, time of the year when I have no control over my gray matter. My time to look at the whole picture and look for improvement. Several questions need to be answered this season, Mark Richt is aware of that, can fray ones nerves.
Love "tater salad" it does however tend to make me shall I say, larger . . . Good on you yd1, feel that you will be hearing some "inside" information to pass along soon.