You know fall practice is almost upon us when Larry Munson starts officially worrying about the upcoming season:
“We don’t have any linebackers,” he lamented. “We just have the one [Brandon Miller] that’s disappointed them all along. He’s the only one that’s played. The defensive line is riddled. The offensive line is just not there. We had to go out and get junior college kids. The secondary is gone. Your punter is gone and your holder and your snapper are gone and all those little ol’ things.
“And, as usual, we’re going to have guys out for probation or suspensions or whatever the first two games, two of our biggest games of the year. We’ve really lost a lot of players. Our young quarterback [Matthew Stafford] is going to have to really play good for us. He may have to carry us on his back.”
The holder and snapper are gone? They’re doomed, I say, doomed.
Meanwhile, Mike Bobo may not have been the offensive coordinator (in the real sense of the term) for long, but he’s already displaying admirable survival skills.
If Georgia football coach Mark Richt has any desire of reclaiming his play-calling responsibilities, he can forget about it.
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, who called the plays in last season’s wins over Georgia Tech in Athens and Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, has changed the playbook’s terminology. Richt admitted this moments before addressing Friday’s massive gathering at the Southeastern Conference’s Media Days, and he did so while smiling.
“I did the same thing to Coach (Bobby) Bowden when I was at Florida State,” Richt said. “I changed everything so he didn’t know how to call it, and I knew he wouldn’t be calling it.”