Mark Richt tells Seth Emerson what he’s looking for with the next head of strength and conditioning.
“The bottom line here is we believe in playing a physical brand of football on both sides of the ball,” Richt said. “We want to be able to play physical. There’s certain teams that you play that will be teams that will pound the ball or have a physical style of play. We certainly have a physical style of play on offense, with also the ability to throw the ball as good as anybody. We’re very balanced in what we do. So it’s going to be important there.
“But there are some teams that spread and go fast. So we want to be able to be physical, but recover quickly and go be physical again. And so that’ll be a big part of what we’re doing, is to train our team to be able to handle anything that could possibly come up in a ballgame, as far as the physical part of it as well as the mental part that comes with it. It gets developed in your offseason program.”
In other words, he wants it all. Nothing wrong with that!
Seriously, I get what Richt’s saying. And with the variety of offenses Georgia faces in the SEC, he’s right to want that kind of flexibility. What’s important to see here is the implicit recognition that he wasn’t getting that with Joe T’s program. It will be interesting to see the background and philosophy of Richt’s next hire. I think most of us believe Georgia has some catching up to do with its peers.