I’m guessing that most of you have heard by now that Georgia’s Pro Day got a little complicated because the pro scouts couldn’t be on the field with the quarterback who was A.J.’s choice for throwing.
What you may not know is how involved Richt got in resolving the situation.
… For all the hustle and bustle, arguably the most active man during Tuesday morning’s controversy was UGA head coach Mark Richt.
He was all over the practice field, talking with Whitfield, Green, Durham and NFL officials, trying to figure out a resolution acceptable to everyone.
And Richt eventually found one.
That didn’t just help out former Georgia players like Green and Durham. It also was a big deal to Roper, the quarterback who didn’t play for him.
… Scouts watched as Roper connected on 61 of 64 passes – in Whitfield’s estimation – and Green and Durham took turns making nice grabs.
“I can’t say enough,” Roper said of Richt. “This is basically my shot. I know it helps his players out, too. But that’s not why he did it. He’s a good person. He and I were talking when I was transferring about possibly here, so we had a relationship.
“He’s a great man, first of all. And I think that really shows in times like these.”
Considering that this was swirling about on the same day that Richt’s team was scheduled to be back on the field for spring practice, you’ve got to give the man credit.