September 7, 2011
Brandon Boykin: Georgia Sports Blog Player of the Week (Image: Jim Hipple)
I usually listen to the Bulldog Hotline with dispassionate interest. That comes from growing up with Dooley being the coach and nothing, and I mean nothing, of interest or substance being mentioned, saved Coach's penchant for strange compliments to the week's opposing team. The other night was different, since there are a lot of fires burning around the program. I listened intently.
As a metaphor, there were massive technical issues at the start. Missed calls, bad feed, the works. One thing that did come from it was Coach Richt's noticing the ineffectiveness of the offensive game plan. Noticing and working to correct are two different things. You mean it took a whole four quarters, video review, and your QB getting treated like the prettiest boy in jail to notice that you couldn't protect and needed to scheme around the lack of protection?
I was glad to hear him call out the blocking and actually mention what needed work on. I have to admit, I was furious over the reported attitude from the post game interview. Although not over the Rambo thing, I think the reporters should get over it as it was a message management 101 stuff. Back to the same 'what me worry? Richt', at least that is what I remember thinking as I read the wrap ups.
Also, can anyone tell me the last time we had a RB that Coach Richt thought blocked well? Anyone? Me either. If we haven't recruited/trained anyone in seven years to run the schemes and provide the blocking, change the schemes.
I guess I am left to ranting, since I just can't get my head around why we do anything we do right now.
Wrap up here, courtesy of Bernie Dawg.