Brevity is the soul of wit.

Damian Swann lays out the most succinct analysis of this year’s Georgia defense you’ll ever hear.

“Before we knew what we can do, it had started to become too late,” Swann said.

Pretty much sums things up to date, no?

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29 responses to “Brevity is the soul of wit.

  1. rampdawg

    This week and next week especially, would be a real good time to get all the way around that corner.

  2. Okay, Todd baby, you have redeemed yourself for now. Four more weeks, Four more weeks. You want to make sure we do not end up dead last in DEFENSE….you hear me!

  3. And Damian, please honey for your future: Take some ENGLISH CLASSES. Focus on your grammar.

  4. AusDawg85

    He stole that line from Katherine Sebelius .

  5. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Damian Swann channeling his inner Yogi Berra. That said, I have completely changed my mind about Swann. He is a good ballplayer. His problems earlier this season were mental (i.e. knowing where to be and what to do, what coverages, etc.) and that’s all coaching.

    • IveyLeaguer

      Swann is a 3rd year player, for crying out loud. Four more games and he’ll be a senior. At what point should he know the defense?

      Not saying the coaching is good, because the secondary coaching and overall coaching of the defense doesn’t look good at all.
      ~~~

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        I reiterate, Swann was a defensive starter and didn’t know what to do. Whose responsibility is that? The player’s or the coach’s? By the way, he wasn’t the only one wandering around in the defensive backfield without a clue. When it is a widespread problem….

  6. You said it Mayor! Coaching is so vital. We are paying close attention at the end of the season here to be sure we make the right changes before 2014. Firing is so much easier at the end of the actual year…you know taxes and sugar honey iced tea.

  7. Spike

    Sorry. The jury is still out on Swann for me.

    • IveyLeaguer

      Same here. Our secondary needed leadership in the biggest way this year and we didn’t get it. Swann was a big part of the problem.

      Grantham said this … “part of coaching is trying to figure out the challenge and win the game. The other part of it is trying to figure out how to get guys to play good, and play to their ability.”

      Really. I’ve seen that on the DL this year. But not much anywhere else.
      ~~~

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        Again, whose responsibility is that particularly if the problem is several players?

        • IveyLeaguer

          I understand Mayor, but with 3rd and 4th year players, like Swann and Moore, some of that is the player themselves. Neither of them are like Deas, who doesn’t have the ability to play in this League and never should have been recruited (a latter Martinez mistake). They both have ability.

          There is a coaching issue, IMO, as stated already. And it involves both Lakatos and Grantham, IMHO. And perhaps Richt himself, if it involves motivation or work ethic.

          There IS the possibility that neither is smart enough to handle everything that’s going in. It’s a strong possibility, IMO, just based on observing them. Which makes you wonder why we didn’t pick that up during our eval phase.

          You can’t separate coaching from the problem. But the players have to do their part, and they have to have the ability to do it, etc.. Coaching aside, there is no excuse, in my book, for an upperclassman who doesn’t know what to do or can’t think on the field.

          Players have to be held accountable in any successful program.
          ~~~

  8. W Cobb Dawg

    Long story short, it’s CTG’s 4th year at UGA. Are we better now than when he arrived? – Considering his predecessor, that’s a very big question. Is the D a team strength or a liability? The excuses about having newbees is a smokescreen to obscure the bigger fundamental questions.

    • Cosmic Dawg

      Another way to look at it – are we better off now than we might have been with a different hire? I lean “no” , but how can you say that without knowing the alternative? Would we have gotten a better coach and worse recruits?

  9. I’m not even sure what he is talking about. Did I miss some games where the D played lights out for 4 quarters?? Yeah, they may some great plays against a horrible UF offense. Big deal…

    Lets see how they fare against Auburn in a couple weeks before we call it “mission accomplished”.

    • IveyLeaguer

      LOL. Is there a program anywhere that claims accomplishment, prematurely, more often than UGA? One doesn’t come to mind. I suppose when you’ve had to stretch and reach for something to claim as long as Richt has now, you just get used to it.

      IMHO, sugar-coating things, for whatever reason, doesn’t help and likely makes matters worse over the long run. I wonder if we’d do better just owning up to our shortcomings, all of them .. the consistent underachievement, everything.

      Maybe then we’d look for real solutions, like “gosh, if we could just quit beating ourselves we could win some championships. Let’s see if we can find a way, maybe a process, that will result in that.”
      ~~~

  10. JRW7

    Are we really better off on defense now, than when we let Willy go???

  11. JRW7

    It’s getting late early these days! When you come to a fork in the road, take it! Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore, it’s too busy!

  12. True Dog

    What about Wiggins? A big-mouthed idiot.