“We really don’t have any fat boys.”

If I had to point to one thing that I’m most curious about seeing with my own eyes this season, it’s where the strength and conditioning program is taking Georgia’s players this season.  Richt describes his defensive group as “a very, very lean football team” and we’ve heard about all kinds of players on the offensive side of the ball who have trimmed weight from last season.

I assume there’s a change in philosophy behind this, although to some extent it’s the logical extension of making sure the players are conditioned well enough to make it through four quarters of play.  But, among other things, it’ll be interesting to see how it applies to an offensive line that just a couple of seasons ago could boast that it was the biggest in the game.

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7 responses to ““We really don’t have any fat boys.”

  1. secedufan

    like Erk once said….”FAT-igue”…or something like that.

  2. Evil Richt's Sidekick

    I noticed in some pictures in the Atlanta paper that Kolton Houston was wearing a size XL jersey. I figured all of our guys up front would be at least an XXL. Definitely not the biggest in the game this year. Hopefully leaner and meaner will be a good thing.

  3. Mayor of Dawgtown

    “…biggest in the game…” You meant fattest in the game.

  4. Irishdawg

    What are the OLinemens’ weights now? I know they were leaned out after spring practice, but I was hoping they were going to spend all summer lifting and eating and bulk up some more.

  5. TomReagan

    I think this is also partly a function of our OL recruiting. More projectable guys up front with good feet than guys who are 325 in high school. I don’t think there’s any doubt that this is a positive development.

  6. Lrgk9

    After years of watching the line dance of the turtles – Am all for it.

    Pulling guards that can block in space. 10 to 1 that will be a Kolton H. forte…

  7. JG Shellnutt

    Maybe they’re actually referring to a paucity of innocent rap music from the mid 80s.