There are a couple of pieces about the Georgia program in today’s Columbus Ledger-Enquirer worth a look.
David Ching notes that the offense may need to carry the defense in ’07, at least early. I think he’s more sanguine about the young talent on defense than is justified (there are only three healthy bodies at linebacker right now, for example). It does seem fair to say that there is some unease about the defense right now.
This article illustrates Richt’s enthusiasm for early admission of some recruits:
“They get a spring under their belt and an offseason,” said Richt, who has welcomed a combined 12 signees onto campus the last two winters. “They get an entire summer knowing exactly what to practice while other guys don’t know that (when they arrive in August).
“These guys got coached . They went through mat drills and they learned that it’s no (walk). It helps them quite a bit.”
The mid-year admissions over the last two years seem driven more by necessity than by some deep seated philosophy on the part of Richt, but it’s to his credit that he’s been flexible enough to pursue them.