From Seth Emerson’s observations of yesterday’s practice:
One tangible benefit for being able to hire a 10th assistant coach: Scott Fountain, in his new role as the special teams coordinator, was working with the kickers and punters. The past two seasons Shane Beamer, who was special teams coordinator and tight ends coach, worked with the tight ends during the early periods while the kickers and punters worked without a full-time assistant coach. [Emphasis added.]
I’d say that sounds positively Richtian, except I assume that Fountain and Butler were working with them as support staff. It’s one of the clear benefits of flooding the program with expanded staffing and it’s hard to argue that it didn’t payoff spectacularly last season.
That being said, I’m sure glad Fountain is Georgia’s special teams coordinator.