Holy cow. I had no idea things have gotten to this point.
Earlier this week, Georgia players held what receiver Michael Chigbu called “just a little small talk,” minus the coaches. Chigbu wouldn’t go into details.
“The season’s not going how we want it,” said Chigbu, a sophomore.
But after reading related comments from Jeb Blazevich, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
Blazevich said he once heard a coach – during the recruiting process – who summed it up this way: Eighty percent of the team follows what the rest does: Ten percent will be the hard-working leaders who don’t treat a bye week like a week off. The other 10 percent does.
Perhaps one benefit of the Vanderbilt loss, Blazevich opined, is that the right 10 percent will be followed.
“We’re trying to be the loudest ones, drown out these guys, weed these guys out,” Blazevich said. “And then we have everybody on board on the same page.”
The troubling word there is “perhaps”. As in, we may not see a fix until next season.
Shit. I hope I’m not about to head to my third depressing Florida game in a row. But I’m starting to brace myself for that possibility. Mentally speaking, this Georgia team is not in a good place right now.