Daily Archives: March 23, 2011

Going the extra mile

I’m guessing that most of you have heard by now that Georgia’s Pro Day got a little complicated because the pro scouts couldn’t be on the field with the quarterback who was A.J.’s choice for throwing.

What you may not know is how involved Richt got in resolving the situation.

… For all the hustle and bustle, arguably the most active man during Tuesday morning’s controversy was UGA head coach Mark Richt.

He was all over the practice field, talking with Whitfield, Green, Durham and NFL officials, trying to figure out a resolution acceptable to everyone.

And Richt eventually found one.

That didn’t just help out former Georgia players like Green and Durham.  It also was a big deal to Roper, the quarterback who didn’t play for him.

… Scouts watched as Roper connected on 61 of 64 passes – in Whitfield’s estimation – and Green and Durham took turns making nice grabs.

“I can’t say enough,” Roper said of Richt. “This is basically my shot. I know it helps his players out, too. But that’s not why he did it. He’s a good person. He and I were talking when I was transferring about possibly here, so we had a relationship.

“He’s a great man, first of all. And I think that really shows in times like these.”

Considering that this was swirling about on the same day that Richt’s team was scheduled to be back on the field for spring practice, you’ve got to give the man credit.

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Home field advantage

What do you figure the odds are on something like this happening in Athens, Georgia?

Which leads to a philosophical question on my part:  if an arrest falls in Marengo County, Alabama, and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound in the Fulmer Cup standings?

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Little bits of history repeating

Stop me if you’ve heard this song before.

… The Bulldogs lined up Tuesday with Glenn at right tackle, Justin Anderson at right guard, Ben Jones at center, Kenarious Gates at left guard and Trinton Sturdivant at left tackle. That quintet has combined for more than 100 career starts, though Anderson may face a challenge from redshirt freshman Brent Benedict. [Emphasis added.]

That experience and five bucks will get you the proverbial latte at Starbucks.

Speaking of Benedict, it sounds like he fits right in.

“You never know how a guy’s going to recover from some kind of a nerve issue,” Georgia head coach Mark Richt said. “But the good thing on him there was always something going on good that made you think he was going to recover.”

Asked if Benedict is recovered enough to compete for a job now, Richt replied, “Well yeah, he’s out there.”

Well, that’s got me fired up now.

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The SEC, like Elvis, is everywhere.

Just ask Mark Richt.

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Sweet little rock ‘n roller

Frankly, I’m disturbed by something I read in this article about Gordon Gee.  It’s not that everyone who’s ever been associated with the Knight Commission holds Gee in contempt.  Or that he’s the highest paid public university president in America.  That’s all relatively easy to handle.

No, it’s this.

He serves on the board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Now there’s a man who looks like he’s participated in more than his fair share of awkward backstage moments.

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