If you’re a long-time (long-suffering?) Georgia fan, this probably will cause a wry smile to break out on your face.
Salyer provided a specific example by singling out redshirt freshman offensive tackle Broderick Jones. The 6-foot-5 315-pound youngster has an odd middle name. Salyer wasn’t 100 percent sure how to pronounce it but guess it as “Tubby.” That’s something he learned about Jones through these skulls sessions. For the offensive linemen, position coach Matt Luke will put them on the hot seat and have them use their whole name.
Salyer says he probably knows every offensive lineman’s middle name at this point but Jones’ stands out. It may not seem like much, but when he sees Jones struggling or having a rough practice, he now feels like he can call him by that middle name and maybe break the tension.
“It may not seem like much”? Shit, where was Matt Luke when Mark Richt needed him? That might have strangled an entire Herbstreit-derived meme in its cradle.