From Richt’s comments at SEC Media Days:
… Where we didn’t play good last year is third-and-long. I can’t tell you how many times we got people to that moment of truth where you want them, and teams were getting those third downs converted, and we ended up staying on the field another down or another series.
If we can get off the field when we get them in the third-and-long, we’re going to be a whole lot better team.
Better late than never, I say. If Richt’s focus on this problem generates the same kind of results that last year’s offseason approach to turnover margin did, this team’s got a chance to be pretty good.