Goin’ back

You might have heard a few days ago that Smart was bringing John Jancek back as a quality control staffer.  He confirmed that with a few details yesterday.

“We had two quality control positions that we weren’t able to fill before the pandemic broke,” Smart said via Zoom. “We were on vacation or on spring break, and we had a couple spots that were open that we were unable to fill. We put the hold on those and didn’t know if we were going to have a season, so we weren’t sure we were going to fill them. Then a week before or maybe a few days before the Arkansas game, we decided to fill that role. [John Jancek] breaks down the opposing team’s defense, and coaches the coaches in terms of the insights of what that defense does and what their tendencies are and [is a] a defensive mind on the offensive side of the ball, which is very common in the NFL, and it was important to Coach [Todd] Monken that we had somebody that could fill that role.”

As long as he’s not there in a personnel-evaluating or scheme-devising role, I’m cool with it.  Speaking of the former, this made me roll my eyes a bit:

In his first stretch at UGA, Jancek helped develop Tony Taylor into a two-time first-team All-SEC performer. He also coached eventual Super Bowl winning linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and aided Rennie Curran in becoming an All-SEC and All-American linebacker.

Jancek, from what I understand, is the reason it took so long for Curran to see the field his freshman year.  Richt essentially had to force him to start Curran.  So much for “aided”.


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8 responses to “Goin’ back

  1. dawg100

    As much as Jerry Burns made Herschel feel wanted in Minnesota!


    • Harold Miller

      As an aside, it has always chapped my hide when I run across Vikings fans who hate Herschel Walker. The seem to feel that he was supposed to take the team on his back and carry them to a Lombardy award. But, then again you are talking about people who elected Al Franken.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    In budgeting, if you don’t spend money they take it out of your allocation the next year.


  3. Faltering Memory

    Me thinks someone would draw back a nub if they tried that with Kirby’s budget.


  4. Russ

    Yeah, and I helped Herschel become a Heisman winner. I mean, I used to sit in the stands and yell “GIVE THE BALL TO 34!!!”

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    • Got Cowdog

      Kirby on “Russ the Fan”:
      “He’s like having another coach, but in the stands, you know? The guy just has that real enthusiasm we look for and almost never says bad words. He’s 5 star, man…5 star.”

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  5. Maybe a time to mention that Buster is likely helping a lot also. And if you never looked, our support staff is much much larger than ever was pre Kirby. I wouldnt mind getting paid to watch film and pass notes down at BM living in Athens!


  6. akascuba

    At the Chick Fil A bowl game Tony Taylors last game he had multiple interceptions. Im pretty sure that was coach Jancek in the cow suit holding up the Tony its a Pass sign allowing TT to make all those great plays It explains why the rest of his guys were so lost that day.