The unrest over Georgia’s special teams situation is understandable, given how underwhelming the return games are. (Not to mention Ramsay outpunting Barber. But I digress.)
So I get the insistence on Richt hiring a dedicated special teams coach. Except what exactly can we expect a special teams coach to do when a player explains his crucial mistake like this?
“It felt like I had run forward but in reality I guess I just ran straight back,” Davis said. “Then I dropped it and then what happened happened. As a player to do that over and over and over again and then you’ve done it good and you let the (bad) ones go and then you catch the good ones and then that happens in a big game like this. It’s frustrating.”
I mean, there isn’t enough coaching in the world to overcome that.
Then, again, maybe the issue isn’t special teams coaching.
Isaiah McKenzie was available to return punts but Richt said coaches have confidence in Davis to make the right decision near the end zone on the pooch punts.
“Confidence”? I know this is something a blogger shouldn’t admit, but words fail me.