Here’s Thomas Brown, talking about how he perceived recent problems with Georgia’s program:
“I think you can solve most problems with more competition,” he said. “I think that’s one of the biggest things that’s different from when I was here as a player (to) what’s here now. I came in as a highly-recruited, No. 1 running back in the state of Georgia, No. 2 or three in the nation, and came in I was No. 7 on the depth chart of eight running backs. And I had to compete.
“I think that kind of makes guys raise their level of expectations. I think it’s harder for guys to be motivated when they kind of know they’re guaranteed to play.”
It’s not like he played in the Stone Age. He’s talking about a motivational issue that’s developed in the last three or four years.