Today, in coaching ’em up

If you’re wondering about the transition from Tracy Rocker to Tray Scott

Entering his second year, Rochester believes he has improved his footwork and hand placement while in his stance. It has become a key focus for Rochester and his teammates on the line as it is the specialty of Scott.

Scott joined the program in February after Tracy Rocker was let go after National Signing Day for an undisclosed reason. It may have not been a challenge to welcome a new coach, but Rochester did have to adjust to Scott’s style, which differed from Rocker.

David Marshall agreed after also being a significant contributor as a freshman.

“He’s a technician, and he’s probably the most technique-based coach I’ve met in my life,” Rochester said. “He preaches it. He knows we have the talent and skills to make plays, but it’s all about the technique — making things more efficient and make more plays.”

Happy talk for now, but I’d love to be proven wrong when they hit the field.

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27 responses to “Today, in coaching ’em up

  1. 3rdandGrantham

    The only thing that gives me some pause with these types of articles is you never hear a player say their recently departed coach was better than the new guy. It’s always something about some new technique, enthusiasm, etc.

    Just once, I’d love to hear a player say, “well, he (new coach) is okay and all, but man I really miss my old coach…he was amazing and we’ve taken a big step back in all areas since his departure. Whoever made the change definitely made the wrong move.”

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  2. Mayor

    I believe Rocker was the best assistant coach we had last year. Kirby fires him but keeps Chaney. Right there was when Kirby lost me.

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    • Greg

      agree……

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Jim Mora, former coach of the Colts back in the day, said it best: you think you know, but you have no idea.

      Let’s just say there were some things going on behind the scenes with this, and leave it at that. If you were privy to this, youd have a far better understanding of why a change was made.

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      • Greg

        SO ….”were some things going on behind the scenes” and you are “privy” to this??

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      • W Cobb Dawg

        More behind the scenes intrigue?! Looks like the soap opera didn’t end with the departure of CJP after all.

        Pruitt & Rocker may not win any popularity contests with management, but their replacements sure as heck better be competent.

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    • Atticus

      Loved Rock but he wasn’t willing to recruit. Still remains to be seen if Tray Scott can but the rest of this staff outside of Cheney is lights out recruiting.

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  3. Will Trane

    Happy talk. Way too much this time of the year.
    Good thing they start keeping score in a couple of weeks, otherwise you redneck north Georgia hillbillys would end up walking back up your butts again…drama buffs.
    Let’s see, guess CJP is the new drama art director at Bama, same place KS coached for awhile.
    Damn must be great to be an alum of a school with that kind of football history and record…forgot UGA prefers drama and happy talk. Addictive to all, B-M complex feeds on it and out.
    According to those dudes at Dawgnation, last years starting QB looked good in passing, particularly on slants. Let’s build some drama about this QB’s abilities…want to take a guess where he goes in a NFL draft.

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  4. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    Yeah, it is happy talk. But damn, I don’t hear anything like “this new coach sucks” even if it is true. It’s hot out and I’m thirsty for Kool-Aid, not vinegar. I’m old enough to knows better than to read too much into it; in the end, I realize that Kool-Aid has no nutritional value and I’m gonna want some meat and veggies when the season starts, but for now, this is good.

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  5. Skeptic Dawg

    I am just not buying this. Tray Scott was the coach of a defensive line that gave up 4.48 yards per rush and ranked #109 out of 128 FBS schools and tied for #75 in sacks. This all leads to a decline along the DL this season.

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    • GuardedOptimism

      And surely that has nothing to do with talent, aa well?

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      • Skeptic Dawg

        That very well could be true. I just recall our fierce OL looking like world beaters vs UNC last season only to realize the very next week we were all sold fools gold. Additionally, we have at least one unit every season that is a perceived strength only to learn early in that this unit is an actual weakness. The DL certainly fits that category this season. For what it’s worth, strong name!

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    • 69Dawg

      But but Kirby is the HC and he must have felt that one of the greatest defense lineman of all time was just not a team player. You know one of my fears is Kirby has put together a recruiting team of coaches and not a team of football coaches. This maybe his Achilles heel but on the bright side the next HC should have a loaded team. Kirby will probably not make the same mistake at his next job. Seems like Muschamp has learned his lesson at SCU.

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      • Skeptic Dawg

        69, I hope that your fear does not prove to be true. However, I have a very similar fear. we will know more following the 2018 season.

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  6. Hogbody Sunshine

    As long as it works it’s genius.

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