Munson always wanted us to get it right before kickoff. Grantham's helping his kids get the picture from top to bottom before camp in August.
Great piece here by Fletcher Page on exactly how the new Georgia defensive coordinator is installing the defensive scheme we're already so eager to see. Much has been made (myself included) about Coach Grantham's willingness to play kids who are ready to make an impact and not just closest to the pomp and the circumstance. But the thought of a new scheme being hosed onto the players by four coaches, three of which are new to Athens is uncomfortable. In the end, how much would actually get absorbed? How ready would we be for Chickumbia in 7 and a half weeks?
Instead, Page explains that Grantham is introducing his defense in concepts. He's hoping that even with limited time available for hands-on tutelage, his players can understand the goals and objectives that will make them better equipped to make plays in his defensive system.
I also like how the new coach addressed speed on the field:
Maybe it's just the I'm sick and tired of our crappy defense in me...or maybe I'm just too quick to love. But I'm having trouble not putting this guy on a pedestal before he even tests Mallett's arm...or Slurban's brain power...or Coach PahJammies' options.
Y'all help hold me in check. Cuz he had me at Hello.