Tell me this story isn’t dripping with irony:
When the preseason began, the given at safety was that Bacarri Rambo was a starter. That’s in doubt now.
Rambo, a junior who started every game last year, was working second-team in Wednesday’s practice. That was according to junior Shawn Williams, who said he and Sanders Commings were working first-team at safety.
And what about Rambo? Head coach Mark Richt was asked after Thursday’s practice whether Rambo was now fighting for his starting spot.
“They’re all fighting for the starting job right now,” Richt said, not saying anything more.
The situation is muddied a bit also because Rambo has not been made available to the media so far this preseason.
Two seasons ago, Rambo was the poster boy for Willie Martinez’ misguided sense of loyalty to upperclassmen starters. Now he’s the symbol for competition.
My head is spinning. His, too, probably.