You have to admire Scott Lakatos’ optimism in the face of the hand he’s been dealt for the first part of the season.
“We’ll be fine. We’ll be fine,” Georgia secondary coach Scott Lakatos said. “We have enough guys that know how to do more than one thing. So we’ll be fine, barring any catastrophic rash of injuries.”
But some would argue that they’ve already had a catastrophic rash of other things.
“I look at it like this: What would happen if a guy got injured, and you lose a guy for X amount of time? I mean you’ve gotta line up and play,” Lakatos said. “So someone’s gotta play. So whatever the reason is, if you have to replace people, that’s part of the game.”
In Florida, they don’t like leaving things up to chance so much. That’s why Will Muschamp is still weighing his options on A. C. Leonard – “He still has a lot of things to work through before his status for the fall is addressed…” – and why Jumbo Fisher is displaying a new-found appreciation in the value of flexibility in dealing with players in trouble. Compare that with Richt’s decision to suspend Commings for two games before the legal system weighed in.
Maybe Richt needs to buy a beach house with another coach. That may not be conducive to “shar(ing) a whole lot of notes together”, as Muschamp put it, but it seems you can share just enough.