It’s spring practice time. We’re all hungry for any news about the team that drops. The media gets a limited peek at what’s happening. The inevitable result is that everyone from the beat writers to the fan base does his or her share of tea leaf reading. The latest leaf?
It’s just the latest sign that Mecole Hardman will end up on offense at Georgia.
Hardman was wearing a red jersey at Georgia’s practice on Tuesday, the first time that’s been seen by the media this spring. Offensive players were red and defensive players wear white.
A rising sophomore, Hardman had been listed as a cornerback since he arrived at Georgia. He has been working increasingly on offense but remained in a white jersey.
Such speculation did not sit well with the lead Dawg.
Asked about Hardman’s position status, head coach Kirby Smart downplayed the notion he has switched positions for good.
“This whole Mecole fascination,” Smart said. “He’s really been working at both. He just worked (Tuesday) at wideout.”
“This whole Mecole fascination…” Man, you can just taste the Saban-flavored condescension there, can’t you? All that’s missing is a Coke bottle and an “Aight?”.