While we’re on the subject of negative recruiting, how much do you think Georgia’s coaches face every day regarding local law enforcement?
I know this: Kirby cares. I heard there was a team meeting after he had to give Clay his walking papers and that Smart went off on the Bulldogs. He was none too happy to have to deal with these issues, much as he was not at all happy with the headlines splashed across the Internet on Thursday and last week.
I was talking on the phone to the mother of one of the Bulldogs’ new players the other day, not long after Clay was arrested. She asked me, quite concerned and sincerely, “is this always the way it is at Georgia?”
It always helps to have a receptive audience.
That being said, I’m not sure I agree with Towers that coaches need a financial incentive, either positive or negative, to avoid player arrests. I’m guessing Smart’s already got plenty of motivation on that front.