Comfort level

Will Friend sums up the current state of motivation in Athens:  “I think if you want to get your program in a position to be the best, you’ve gotta make them feel uncomfortable…”

Or, as Seth Emerson puts it,

The only thing that is certain is that Jeremy Pruitt, the defensive coordinator and secondary coach, will have most everyone on a short leash.

I guess we should expect the depth chart to be written in pencil.

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25 responses to “Comfort level

  1. uglydawg

    Spurrier has often used this method to keep his qbs sharp .

  2. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    I like this approach … especially for the D who has so little experience & depth.

    • Macallanlover

      I do too, unless there is a demonstrable fall off between players at a certain position they should get the chance to play on the big stage. Some players are just made for the spotlight. And having some game film on the players under fire from the Clemson attack can provide great teaching opportunities in the two weeks leading up to SC. Substitute liberally with those who have shown potential in camp and let’s find out what we have before the conference opener.

      • Scorpio Jones, III

        Mac I spect if WE can see a fall-off from one player to the next, especially on defense, that guy is in the game cause somebody called his number by mistake.

        With the possible exceptions of quarterback and running back, there seems to have been more competition for playing time this fall than in years past, which would indicate to me the coaches are less forgiving and have less room for error than before, and while Pruitt has gotten a lot of ink for this attitude, it appears to me the whole coaching staff is more driven.

        As has been said about a dozen times, about the middle of the second quarter Saturday, we should know something.

      • Dog in Fla

        “Substitute liberally”

        I knew somewhere there was a little Leftist inside you

        • Macallanlover

          I am pretty moderate, or left, on most every issue but security and finance. Different from being “on the left” and a “leftist”….one is a position (of which one should be up and down the spectrum on various issues), the other is an evil person driving a country/group into oblivion. But you already know that, as with Little Nicky, it is all part of the process.

          • I’m thinking that you and I are so much alike we probably came from the same pod

            • Macallanlover

              Brothers of a different mother? Twins maybe? Now we will have to decide on who was “carried” in the most “left” position. I got the music gene though, I have a peaceful and easy feeling bout that.

  3. DawgPhan

    Seems like the depth chart is going to be a lot of grabbing a face mask and telling someone to get in there.

  4. Moe Pritchett

    Depth charts in pencil?!?!? Much better than Granthams method of using crayola.

    • Beakerdawg

      Luckily Grantham’s crayola was washable…

    • W Cobb Dawg

      No CTG used hand signals, not crayons.

    • Dog in Fla

      “Depth charts in pencil?!?!? ”

      Mac’s Depth Chart

      • Macallanlover

        Versatile there as well, love dry gin martinis, red and white wine, some single barrel bourbon, and more recently have begun to like a new, dark rum on the rocks. And while on the subject, I certainly like the Eagles but I have several different genres in my music playlists. Muy versa-tile..diverse in a non-political way, you could say.

        • What’s the name of the rum? After years, I’ve finally gotten over getting so obliterated at a Bacardi rum factory tour with a hundred or so of my closest shipmates and am actually able to enjoy rum again. I don’t always pay attention and read things but when I do in the long run I’ve picked up some of the best bourbon and scotch recommendations ever by the experts here at GTP

          • Macallanlover

            Zaya. It is a 12 year old rum from Trinidad. Found it to be so smooth that when I was tasting it on the rocks to see if I would like it with a little Diet Coke, I never got around to adding anything. Just sip it over rocks.

  5. Spike

    Damien Swan.. We are looking at you…

  6. Cojones

    Came on to post what UGA said (plus Mac and Scorp) and to state how the gtp fans’s minds work. We have a take of what secrecy can do both for motivation of troops and demotivation of opposing coaches. I can see someone screwing up a play, but it would be evident only to our coaches and the opponent. The other team sets the next play to take advantage of what they saw whereas Pruitt has a new fastass player there ready to intercept. The possibilities are fascinating.

    This game can be better than chess anytime (and it ain’t because of the moving parts).

  7. Dawgoholic

    Not sure I agree about us being able to tell the difference. Often a throw is not made because a DB, especially a safety, is in the area he is supposed to be. A guy that’s not the best athlete may have a knack for being where he’s supposed to be and preventing throws where a guy with a ton of ability may be out of position and draw more throws – making great plays on some and giving up plays on others. The reality though is the guy that never has to defend throws because he is where he should be does a better job even though he has a lot less highlights.

    Don’t think I’ve walked out of a game and said a safety did great in pass coverage that never made a play on the ball – I’m sure a lot of coaches have though.