Given that it’s only the second day of spring practice – following a spring break gap after Day One, to boot – it’s obviously silly to read much of anything into whatever the media was able to observe during its 15-20 stint yesterday.
Then again, this is a Georgia football blog, amirite? If I don’t at least try to read any tea leaves, what good am I?
So, here are two niblets that caught my eye.
First, it seems that sanity hasn’t completely returned to Georgia’s special teams with Fabris’ departure.
… If Gray doesn’t win the starting QB job, he likely will continue his special-teams role of fielding deep punts, Richt indicated. “In the fall, I think he will either be the guy [at quarterback] or he will be a very strong candidate to do what he did last year on the punt team,” Richt said.
Why? Is it really the case that there isn’t a single other player on the roster with both sure hands and an ability to actually return a punt? Or in the alternative, somebody other than your backup quarterback who can waive his arm over his head and cleanly field a punt? Hell, I’d rather see them deploy eleven guys on the line, go for the block and take their chances with how the ball bounces than go through another year of that passive nonsense. It’s almost enough in and of itself to make me wish that Gray wins the starting quarterback job.
On the less crazy side of things, I loves hearing about fundamentals.
Defensive backs worked on backpeddling, and breaking once the football is thrown.
Breaking on the ball – what a novel concept. Seeing at G-Day what steps the defense is taking to get back to the level we’re all hoping for should be fun.