Over at Dawg Sports, Brooks Tilley, who was a defensive student assistant for a couple of years under both Todd Grantham and Jeremy Pruitt, shares this warm story that ought to wrap up every dark thought you’ve ever had about Georgia’s 2013 signing class:
Nowadays, if you don’t have a deep list of freshman contributors, you’re missing a major piece of an elite team. Redshirts are a thing of the past. Don’t listen to a coach that tells you they are still evaluating their freshman players well into fall camp. The first day the pads come on, the coaching staff knows what they’ve got. They know if a dude is a contributor at an SEC level or if he is a recruiting evaluation bust.
In 2013 we knew almost immediately when fall camp started that the class would be a major bust and would negatively affect the program for a few years.[Emphasis added.]
Ain’t that special.
It also makes you think about Grantham’s and Bobo’s departures in a different light, no?