While I understand where Paul is coming from with this comment…
Spurrier may have a lot of flaws, but he knows how to get his best player the ball. Compare that to Mark Richt who waited til Boykin’s fourth season to even try getting him the ball on offense, and we STILL haven’t seen Branden Smith on offense again despite being the biggest homerun threat on the UGA sideline.
… I’m not sure he’s leading with the best examples there.
Me, when I look at Lattimore’s career to date, I’m reminded about Richt wasting Knowshon Moreno’s freshman year. Even if you don’t think it would have had a huge impact on the 2006 season had he taken the field, given the quarterback situation, how much of a difference do you think an experienced Moreno would have made in the offensive game plan in early 2007 (South Carolina game, hint, hint)?
That’s not the case this year, Boykin and Smith notwithstanding. Richt pretty much telegraphed Crowell’s future on signing day and the freshman became the starter in week three. Malcolm Mitchell leads the team in receptions.
So I’m willing to give a little credit where credit is due here. It’s just that, like so many other things that have marked Georgia’s recent decline, it never should have gotten to this point in the first place.