Marc Weiszer notes that this offseason Georgia has added four to the staff as quality control assistants: George Helow, Alex Jackson, Kelin Johnson and Jon Richt. That brings the total of graduate assistants and quality control assistants to nine, an increase of three over what Georgia had last season listed as graduate assistants and program coordinators.
While that appears to be following the general trend in the conference to beef up the numbers on the non-coaching side, what’s interesting is that unlike what we’ve seen at several other schools, Georgia isn’t adding high-profile high school coaches to its support staff. That indicates to me that Richt values what his coaching staff brings to the table on the recruiting front. There seems to be a feeling that there’s more bang for the buck freeing his coaches up on the administrative side so that more time, even if it’s incremental, can be devoted to recruiting.
This next year is really going to be interesting in a lot of ways.