While we’ve seen a host of examples of how the culture in the way the Georgia football program interacts with the outside world has morphed in just a few short months (and, no, I won’t bore you with a recital of the details here), it doesn’t sound like there’s been much of a change inside the program, at least according to some of the players.
Michel and Blazevich were two of the three players Smart approved for interviews after Thursday’s practice, the only day players are available this week. Reporters poked and prodded, trying to elicit evidence of a massive change in the program. They wouldn’t play along.
“I think the culture is kind of similar. Still the same,” Michel said. “We’re still going to play Georgia football. Defense, they’re good at stopping the run and the offense we’re good at running the ball. And I think the coaches are kind of similar, and still the same.”
And talk about your total bummer…
But it (sic) a noticeable difference how detail-oriented the coaches are now?
“No,” Michel said. “Many college coaches, they demand a lot and detail-oriented things. Because one little small detail can get you beat in a game. Any kind of game. One little small mistake could get you beat.”
What the hell, Sony. I’ve been hanging my hat on that for two months now, and suddenly poof!, it’s gone? Is that any way to treat a blogger?
What’s the opposite of happy talk, anyway?