I guess I should have expected it, but it’s still been something to read all of the angst on Dawg message boards and in some of the comments here as a consequence of Smart’s decision to coach Alabama’s defense in the CFP. Saban’s made Georgia his bitch, Kirby’s a chump, recruiting is a mess, where are the new assistant coaches… you name a topic, there’s venting about it.
Why so worked up, peeps?
Yes, there have been a moderate number of defections on the recruiting front. But Eason has reaffirmed his commitment and there are kids, like Ben Davis, who’ve stepped up to claim a new, strong interest in Georgia that more than offset the number of decommitments. It’s the dead period, so whatever contact there is between the coaching staff and recruits during this time is largely going to occur under the radar, anyway.
As for the coaching staff, again, given how closemouthed Smart’s been to date, why should anyone expect to know who he’s spoken with about the open assistant positions, or even how he envisions the makeup of his staff until we’re presented with the hires? And what exactly does Georgia gain by naming someone to, say, the spot vacated by Thomas Brown today rather than a week or two from now? Certainly nothing on the Xs and Os side and, again, as far as recruiting goes, it doesn’t seem like the Dawgs under Smart are running into huge problems right now with six coaches running things during the month of December.
It’s the internet age and we all have short attention spans. I know. But we’d best get used to receiving news about the program at the pace Smart prefers rather than what we’d like. ‘Cause that’s part of the Process.