Hmmm… I’m sensing the emergence of a theme. See if you can guess what it is.
“We’ve really got a young, inexperienced defensive football team,” Pruitt said. “The guys are working really hard. We’ve just got to get them to come along a little faster.”
“Everybody played a lot of snaps,” Sanders said. “A lot of young players are playing, and they have to know that in this league you’ve got to go, play as many snaps as you can.”
“We had a lot of miscommunication and just a lot of different things, lack of education, and we just didn’t execute as well as we needed to…” [Emphasis added.]
Hey, did anyone mention they’re young and lack experience? Just checking.
As I’ve said before, Mark Richt is engaged in a precarious balancing act of winning now while playing a lot of freshmen because of a talent problem, a lot of which was something of his own making due to poor roster management. And, yes, he deserves all the blame for that, but, really, what else should we expect at this point after he’s recognized the problem and taken what looks like a direct approach to correcting it?
It’s gonna be a wild ride this season. The best we can hope for is that the lights come on before it’s too late.