The center position trial is the big issue and the tea leaf reading indicates that Isaiah Wynn may be nudging his way into the lead position there.
… Offensive line coach Rob Sale told reporters after practice that Isaiah Wynn would work again at first-team center in Saturday’s scrimmage. … Sale said that redshirt freshman defensive lineman Lamont Gaillard got looks on offense Thursday and that Hunter Long (three inside positions) and Kendall Baker (right tackle) are the top reserves right now.
Obviously, there’s still a way to go. But if Sale can coach ’em up as well as he appears to be able to bring ’em in, I can see why they broke the bank, relatively speaking, to get him to come to Athens.
How extraordinary? Extraordinary enough that if Stephens’ story is accurate, Ken Mauldin, who is the ACC DA, and Mark Richt stretched the truth about being contacted by Saban or his representatives about Taylor.
There’s no point in jumping to conclusions now – this situation has had more than its share of twists and turns, for sure – but even if Alabama’s made a final decision against Taylor’s continued enrollment there, it’s surprising that Saban didn’t respond publicly to challenge the claims of no contact by Mauldin and Richt if Alabama did in fact reach out to them. Or, if not call the two out in public, speak privately with Richt to point out that Alabama did try to speak with him in order to get Richt to correct the public record. But maybe Saban doesn’t have time for that shit.
Or maybe Stephens is just relaying what he thinks/hopes happened as opposed to what he knows. Beats me. Though a defense lawyer’s gotta do what a defense lawyer’s gotta do.
“And Georgia fans, don’t be turds. Enjoy this. Soak it up. It’s awesome. If you don’t win this year, it’s still not a failure. It’s a heck of a run. Back-to-back in the Playoff era hasn’t been done. So, to ask for a third I feel like it’s gluttonous. I feel like it’s not OK. But we’ll be in the mix.”-- David Pollack, On3.com, 5/9/23