Mark Richt turned provocateur at last night’s “UGA Day” event at the Gwinnett Center, and it seems to have gone over a lot of folks’ heads.
"I think he might be the very best player to exist today, at any level."
– Georgia coach Mark Richt on Jadeveon Clowney—
(@SportsCenter) July 30, 2013
No, man. You’re not getting it. Mark Richt didn’t say that because he truly believes it, because what he believes about Jadeveon Clowney’s greatness is irrelevant. Richt just flipped the media conversation from terrorized quarterbacks to “insane hype”. It’s a tasty soundbite that ESPN will chew over all the way to September 7th. Maybe Clowney lives up to it; maybe he doesn’t. But in any event, he’ll have to own it for the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, Georgia can get ready to prepare for its first two games. Well played, ER.