Ah, spring practice — the time of uninformed tea leaf reading (a GTP specialty) and G-Day QBR numbers — gets underway today.
I think we all know the obvious topics of interest/pundit obsession, so I’ll hit on a couple of subjects perhaps off the beaten path a bit that Seth Emerson raises here and Marc Weiszer takes on here.
One: there are some new coaches on staff for 2o18. What to expect?
Scott Fountain, who spent last year as a special teams analyst, is now the full-time special teams coordinator. Cortez Hankton (receivers) and Dan Lanning (outside linebackers) have joined the staff. James Coley, who had been receivers coach, is expected to move to help coach quarterbacks. Jim Chaney, who had been quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, may focus on the latter role. Coach Kirby Smart should confirm the moves before practice begins Tuesday.
Along those lines, who will be directing the tight ends is a little mystery of which perhaps some light will be shed.
Two, which of the fresh faces works his way into the discussion about serious playing time?
Hello, early enrolleesGeorgia signed seven five-star recruits in its recruiting class. Four of them enrolled early — Fields, Mays, outside linebacker Brenton Cox and running back Zamir White, who is coming off ACL surgery.
There are nine early enrollees in all, including offensive guard Trey Hill, guard/center Warren Ericson, defensive back Divaad Wilson, defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt and wide receiver Kearis Jackson.
He joins a receiving corps that returns Terry Godwin, Mecole Hardman and Riley Ridley.
White won’t be a factor in the spring because of his surgery, but that still leaves a lot of star power that will be fighting to be included in the mix. In particular, will Cade Mays prove to be a real option to crack the starting five on the o-line?
Let the talking out of our asses begin. Unleash the hounds!