(In case you can’t tell, I’m having a lot of fun with a certain meme today. But I digress.)
Mark Richt isn’t worried about having less scholarship players on the roster than any school this side of Pennsylvania. And he’s right about this.
“I think just watching our special teams work, the amount of depth we have right at this moment, I think we’re fine,” Richt said. “Because again, the bottom line is you can only bring 70 guys on the trip. And the reality is most every year, two, three or four of those cats are walk-ons anyway. So you might have 65 scholarship guys traveling that are ready to play football in an SEC game.”
But – and as “buts” go, it’s a ginormous one – there’s a caveat.
The key is avoiding injuries, as Richt went on to say.
“If you’ve got a lot of injuries you’ve got issues, of course, but we’ve been pretty fortunate in that area going into this camp,” Richt said. “We’ve had a few things. I don’t think we’ve had anything that might end anybody’s season. We’ve had some things that might keep a guy out awhile. You know, concussions, pulled muscles, things like that. But it’s been pretty good.”
Better hope your luck holds out, Coach.