Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Weight of an Issue

You don't have to have been in the arena weight room to know whether you are in shape or not. And you don't have to watch the full 2010 season for the Georgia Bulldogs to realize the Dawgs aren't finishing games. We're wearing down, falling short of the finish line. 

You finish a season 10-2 and in the Sugar Bowl, it can mask a loosely hidden problem during the off-season. But 11 losses later...the hardly silent grumblings have been amplified into pretty loud barks.
(Jim_from_Duluth) suggested Richt add the late hits on Murray to the missed tackles against the SC RB for a S&C motivational video, then asked what we can do to turn things around, so we’re not just lasting 3 good quarters in big games, but finishing the drill, winning these games like in CMR’s early years and getting back to the championship game next year?
CMR – that’s the difference. We haven’t finished. We haven’t intensified our efforts as the clock went on. Could it be conditioning? CMR doesn’t think so but will look at it. Are we not mature enough? Are we not calling the right plays or defenses at certain times? CMR doesn’t want to talk much about the future since the future is Tech. But we’ve got to train this offseason with that in mind. You can tell guys that all you want. But living through this season, no one needs to be told. There is a room full of guys who will be willing to pay the extra price this offseason so they don’t have to go through that again. There’s a room full of guys who want to finish strong against Tech for the seniors. CMR wants to thank the fans in advance 
We’re going to show everyone in the country that we’re a team to be reckoned with .. not only that Saturday but in the future.
Then later, Mike in Peachtree City also asked about the strength and conditioning program, specifically pertaining to mat drills.
There are lots of people who understand the technical part of lifting weights. But there’s also a certain mentality that comes with it. That’s what we’re going to be pushing for, not only these next couple of weeks but going into next year.
In 2002, Coach Richt helped knock the lid off the program that had been confining it for decades. It's gonna take some heavy lifting to get back to where we once were.

1 comment:

AthensHomerDawg said...

Somewhere I watched a youtube of the Vols strength and conditioning program and I have to say---- I was impressed. Pretty intense!