The change has also brought enthusiasm, with some players have stating how it could benefit the program in the long term.
“It’s a different atmosphere, a different energy,” outside linebacker Lorenzo Carter said. “I love Coach Richt. But it’s just different. You can tell.”
Carter likened it to changing seats in a classroom. There’s a new view and a new feel. Richt should certainly be proud of what he accomplished in 15 seasons. But Georgia let him go because of where his ceiling stood after his duration in Athens.
Coming out of the spring, you could sense not only the excitement in the fan base, evidenced by 93,000 fans out for the G-Day spring game, but by the players in how they felt about the direction of the program.
Safety Quincy Mauger agreed that G-Day put forth a statement as to what direction this program is headed.
“There is a lot of energy that Kirby has definitely brought to the table, along with all of the coaches and the leaders on this team,” Mauger said.
… but cut through the fluff and dial up this interview to about the 2:25 mark to get where the real change will come. Emphasis on building depth on both lines is music to my ears. Let’s hope he pulls that off with another year or two of recruiting.