Driving home yesterday, I was listening to Pollack and Bell on the radio. Bell was applying his usual clown car shtick to the “Coach Richt is too nice/spiritual to be a good head coach anymore” meme that’s all the rage these days while Pollack was pointing out that the Mark Richt he knows is a very competitive guy.
Then Pollack went on to talk about Brian VanGorder. BVG at Georgia was as intense inside at work as he was on the field, doing the whole cot in the office thing. One story Pollack told is pretty revealing. BVG prepared for a game against Kentucky by reviewing the game film of every match Kentucky had played, with one left to go, against Louisville. For that late night film session, VanGorder invited defensive players to join him to watch the tape.
Kentucky ran 74 plays from scrimmage in that game they watched. According to Pollack, VanGorder correctly called 70 of the 74 plays, based on down, distance and formation. Not too shabby.
I wonder if Martinez ever did that.