In the take this for what it’s worth department…

Spring practice doesn’t get underway until March 4th, so if you’re looking for some nuggets or tidbits to tide you over until then, the best I’ve got are a couple of comments from Coach Richt last night:

“It’s going good,” Richt said. “We’re installing the defense, mostly, with the coaches and our coordinator is making sure the coaches understand, and we’re feeding it little by little to the players.”

Grantham, who was the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive line coach last season, appears to bring a new level of intensity to that unit, according to Richt. If so, it’s possible that Grantham would fit the same mold as Brian VanGorder, who once was the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator and currently holds that same position with the Atlanta Falcons.

“We like a lot of things about (Grantham),” Richt said. “He’s a great communicator and has got some presence about him that I think the guys will respect and enjoy.”

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7 responses to “In the take this for what it’s worth department…

  1. kckd

    Whether this is just coincidence, Richt trying to say the things fans want to hear, or his own recognition that what Grantham has is what was sorely lacking the past few years, I don’t know. But I sure am hoping that whatever we needed from CWM we now have in Grantham.

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  2. Prov

    Talk is cheap but so am I. I like to hear it.

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  3. Loyed

    I still worry about us next year on D….though us sucking wouldn’t be much of a change

    I am not convinced we have the upfront bodies to run the 3-4

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  4. Depth at DL & DB are my only concerns about 2010. We are solid everywhere else, including QB.

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  5. Opportunistic : taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit.

    Gang tackling, hitting every skill player on every play whether he has the ball or not and running to the ball are all things that have been missing. They lead to this…..

    Demoralize : To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten. To put into disorder; confuse.

    It’s all about philosophy. That’s where we will see the biggest improvement in defense…IMO.

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  6. South FL Dawg

    I think Martinez enhanced the memory of Van Gorder. I hope Grantham does better and sticks around a while. And before he goes I hope he mentors one of the other coaches to take over for him when he leaves. I hope this is part of the plan.

    Thanks for the opportunity to chime in Senator!

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