(via Losers with Socks)
Well, the coaches sound peeved.
… Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was asked if it would be a “small victory” if his unit didn’t allow a touchdown to open the game – which it has the past four. He didn’t seem crazy about the stat, or the question.
“I don’t believe in small victories, all right,” Grantham said. “You either win the game or lose the game, all right. You either stop them or you don’t. So I don’t buy into small victories.”
So he doesn’t get hung up on the opening-drive streak?
“Do I get hung up on it? Well I wouldn’t say I get hung up on it,” Grantham said. “I mean obviously we’re gonna look to stop them, but to say I get hung up on it no. We’re gonna come out and play the next series.”
Earlier, offensive line coach Stacey Searels was asked how he would assess his unit this year.
“One-and-four, you tell me,” he answered. “I don’t think anybody’s pleased with the way we’ve played on the team.”
So do some former players.
“For us to lose to Colorado, that’s just a disgrace right there,” [Charles] Johnson said. “A disgrace to Georgia. That’s as low as you can get.”
That from a guy who was on a team that lost to Vanderbilt and Kentucky in the space of three weeks.
But what about the guys suiting up? Maybe there needs to be a little more heat coming from them.
… Despite Richt’s regrets about the preseason, linebacker Christian Robinson put the blame more on players that aren’t producing.
“We had designated times to tackle and hit and scrimmage and things like that (during preseason),” Robinson said. “I felt like we had a great camp. The defense, I felt like we learned what we were supposed to do. I really don’t disagree with what we did. … I’m not going to point any fingers, but people (on the team) know who needs to step up.”
Forget about the start to this season. All it should take to get these guys motivated Saturday is a reminder of last year’s seal clubbing.
Boys, you can’t change the fact that you made Jonathan Crompton a Lexicon legend. But you sure can do something to wash the bad taste out of your mouths. Time to step it up.