Urgency. It’s what’s for Georgia’s breakfast, served up by the national media in the preseason.
What makes 2019 particularly urgent? Beats me. If you listen to Barrett Sallee in that audio clip, he admits that the program was actually ahead of schedule the past couple of seasons. Kirby Smart is recruiting like nobody’s (well, other than Nick Saban’s) business and I think it’s fair to say that Georgia’s joined the “reloading, not rebuilding” club at this point.
I’m not even sure the biggest potential threat Sallee and others cite — Fromm leaving for the NFL after his junior season — is that looming, as next year’s NFL draft projections for him are all over the board.
I imagine Kirby’s response to the question would be something along the lines of “every year is urgent” coachspeak, but is there anything special about 2019 to justify the nascent media narrative here?