Once again, a story about a Georgia special teams player looking outside to fix a problem:
Punter Collin Barber spent the months between spring practices and preseason camp working with his personal kicking coach, Marc Nolan.
“We worked a lot on just my steps and really focusing on my drop, my drop placement,” Barber said. “Just really following through and walking forward. I would kick it and fall off. I worked on kicking it and actually keeping my head down and walking forward through the ball. It really benefited me a lot. That’s what I’m trying to focus on this camp.”
I’m not advocating canning another assistant to open up a spot for a dedicated special teams coach – really, with the current staff, whom would you let go?. But if the NCAA ever green lights staff expansion, and Richt doesn’t add one then, it would be a case of coaching malpractice.