On the threshold of Colt McCoy breaking his NCAA record for most wins as a starting quarterback, a gracious David Greene is the subject of a very nice piece by Tony Barnhart.
I really enjoyed these quotes:
“David had all the tools and I knew pretty early he was pretty darned good,” said Richt, now in his ninth season at Georgia. “He may have been the best student of the game from the very beginning of anybody I’ve coached. What he learned in our meetings he took directly to the field and he would progress exactly the way he was taught.”
“It’s funny. With every quarterback I’ve ever had, even with guys like Charlie [Ward] and Chris [Weinke] there was a time when they didn’t play well and everybody wanted to get rid of them,” Richt said. “David really never went through that. He has his defining moments early in his career and just kept on winning.”
“If there was ever a perfect fit, it was me with Coach Richt,” Greene said. “He taught me how to play the position and how to manage a game. That’s what a quarterback has to do when he is surrounded by good players. You just get the ball into the hands of guys who can make plays. Don’t try to do too much.”