If there’s something comforting about Georgia playing two quarterbacks in the opener (besides the opponent being a Sun Belt school) it’s that Richt has been there before.
“I know the first thing Coach Richt said to me when he pulled me up into his office and told me I was going to start he said, ‘Greeney, more quarterbacks lose games for their teams than win games. You’ve got a lot of good players around you. You don’t need to try to be superman. Go through your reads, distribute the ball where it needs to go and do that.’ ”
The more things change…
“That was sort of our philosophy to win games,” he said. “Do that, play good defense, don’t turn the ball over and take what they give you. The game has certainly changed a little bit now where you’ve got to score 30, 40 points a game to win whereas before it wasn’t quite like that. We would line up in the I-formation and try to run it off tackle. I think the same principles for what he’s looking for in a quarterback haven’t changed. Be solid, play disciplined ball because there’s nothing that’s going to scare a coach more than making a boneheaded type throw, a screen that hits the defensive tackle in the belly button. That kind of stuff keeps you on the sidelines.”
… yadda, yadda, yadda.
And it’ll work just fine if the defense holds up its share of the bargain.