One thing about that seemingly eternal mantra that this will be the year Georgia throws more to its tight ends is, as Seth Emerson points out ($$), it’s been something of a revolving door at the position. Not with players, so much.
Todd Hartley, after three years away, is settling back in at Georgia as the tight ends coach. (He had an off-field role during his first turn at Georgia.) But while Hartley earned high early marks for his intensity from senior Charlie Woerner, there has also been an adjustment.
This is three position coaches in three years for Woerner, who admits that is less than ideal.
“Yeah, it’s tough. That’s what I was talking to somebody about the other day. Because they all teach tight end a little differently,” Woerner said. “That’s the hardest thing for me right now — breaking the old habits of my old coach, and learning what coach Hartley wants me to do. And I love learning new things, but it’s hard to break the old tendencies.”
And, yeah, that includes blocking, according to Woerner. But Hartley’s intense, so at least he’s got that going for him.