Mark Richt had some notable comments at SEC Media Days – more on that later – but it was something he said before he took off for Hoover that really caught my eye.
As for the productivity of the defense, Richt added a little humor to the night.
“I think, statistically, it will be very easy to do better than we did last year,” he said as the crowd laughed in appreciation of his ability to bring positive light to the team’s subpar 2013 defensive effort.
In the space of a few months, Richt has managed to go from solemnly assuring everyone that Grantham deserved the chance to return to engaging in a touch of mockery over the mess Grantham left. For Richt, that’s a helluva conversion. Somebody sounds like he’s growing ever more confident in his decision to hire Jeremy Pruitt.
Let’s hope we enjoy the quip as much after this season.