March 14, 2011
Coach Richt's phone won't be making outgoing calls to recruits in April because of the "missing running back" formation trick for Isaiah Crowell. Richt wanted to illustrate the importance of Crowell as a running back prospect. On a Crowell visit, Richt had the offensive players line up in formation without a tailback. Richt and Crowell viewed the 10 man formation from Richt's office overseeing the field. Crowell was then no doubt told he was the missing piece of the offense. Caleb King and Washaun Ealey were lured to another part of the football complex during these events by the promise that they could view a valid Georgia driver's license. The tactic was a prohibited "game day simulation" and will cost Richt his calls to recruits during the April evaluation period.
Surely, we can figure out a way around that punishment. I suggest those damn robocallers that make me avoid answering my home phone during any political election.
So, if you're a UGA recruit who hasn't already committed to Alabama, expect a call every night around dinnertime that goes something like this:
RoboCall Machine: [Long Pause] "Hello, this is Coach Richt, head coach of the 2010 Liberty Bowl runner-up, Georgia Bulldogs. I care very deeply about your future as a man and a football player. The University of Georgia is a great place for you to consider playing college football for. It is a top twenty public university, plays in the SEC, and has many, many pretty girls for you to court in a Godly way. If you haven't already been to one of our Junior Days, please consider coming up for a visit. I can see you and talk to you if you come see me. Bring your folks, too. Hope you have a great spring. Pretty girls. Start right away. NFL potential. Hedges. Blah, blah, blah. Go Dawgs!"