I give Richt credit for this decision:
“We need to be able to tackle better than we did, especially in space and that’s what today and tomorrow will be about in practice,” coach Mark Richt said before the team’s two-and-a-half hour, full-pads practice. “It’s got to be a physical day for us. Tomorrow won’t be a whole lot different quite frankly because that’s the kind of battle we’re going to be in.”
I know it’s unusual to do that once the regular season starts, but it’s not like they don’t need the reps. And when I say “they”, I don’t just mean the freshmen.
Defensive back Damian Swann had the most glaring missed tackle that Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins turned into a 77-yard touchdown. Swann went low with his shoulder and bounced off.
“I just should have wrapped up,” Swann said. “I thought I could go and take his legs out without wrapping up.”
Having an off week after South Carolina makes this an easier move, but I still applaud it.