Georgia’s coordinators met with the press yesterday. It’s the time of the year when I’m grateful for any tidbits those gentlemen are willing to throw out, and for any observations that the media can share. It’s a minor thing, but I like the way Emerson set his piece up:
Todd Grantham was calm and measured, like he was the one about to open practice with an all-star lineup. Mike Bobo, on the other hand, preached about urgency, and at one point got a bit chippy with the media.
Bobo, unlike Grantham, has to fight complacency with his group, so chippiness is welcome. That being said, this is one of those comments that’s going to draw the attention of the football gods.
“We want to lead the league in having the least amount of turnovers. We don’t want to have a lot of penalties. We don’t want to have missed assignments,” he said.
Great goals, no doubt. But you can see where this is headed. Opening night. Large and noisy road crowd. Dawgs line up for their first play on offense in 2013… and one of the linemen moves before the snap. Penn Wagers smiles.
As long as it’s not an omen of things to come. Those football gods can be tricky.