I’m not posting this in an attempt to mock Chip Towers.
Rather, it leads me to ask you guys a question: assuming the accuracy of his accusation, how much do you care that the press has less access to Georgia’s players? For me, it’s a mixed bag. As a blogger, the more information about the Georgia program, the better. As a sympathetic fan, though, I can see why Smart might want to limit the access of 17- and 18-year olds who are just now getting their sea legs under them. In other words, sometimes kids do say the darnedest things.
That all being said, I think it’s bullshit the assistant coaches aren’t permitted to speak more often with Georgia’s beat writers. They’re not kids away from home for the first time in their lives. Gawd knows, I would have loved to have heard a lot more from Todd Monken last season. But that’s a separate question.
Anyway, enough of me. What do y’all say?