When coachspeak makes you smile

This was by far my favorite G-Day quote from Kirby Smart:

Safety Richard Lecounte from Liberty County led all tacklers at Saturday’s G-Day game with nine for the losing black team.

“I’d say this, that’s not a good sign when you’re safety is your leading tackler,” coach Kirby Smart said, “but he’s done that all spring. He’s a see ball, hit ball guy. I love coaching him. …What he does on the field is he runs fast, he tries to hit you and he likes tackling. The guy likes playing football. Those kind of guys you can make good safeties.”  [Emphasis added.]

It don’t get much simpler than that.



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5 responses to “When coachspeak makes you smile

  1. LeCounte was all over the place from my vantage point on the couch. He stuck his nose in run support close to the line. He was running from sideline to sideline. He’s going to play a lot in the fall on defense and probably will be on every coverage team.


  2. W Cobb Dawg

    This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the… Now we know Kirby isn’t all work and no play. He’s taken some time to watch Bull Durham.

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  3. Brandon

    The expanded quote was also great color as I happened to watch the clip – something along the lines of “he rarely answers the question in the film room consistently, which drives me crazy. But then when we get out there, he’s on it.”

    Then the rest picks up re: “see, hit…”


  4. D II

    What in the double hockey sticks happened to Reshad Roundtree ? I was excited about his pledge. And he cant crack a depth chart ?