Thursday, July 28, 2011

More "addition by attrition"

It started after losing in Memphis.
“Since we got back from after the bowl game, coach Richt has made it very clear that we’re going to work and we’re going to make everybody understand that you got to pay a price and it’s something special to wear the ‘G’ and be part of the University of Georgia,” Bobo said. “It’s not going to be easy, and we’ve made it extremely tough around here. When you turn up the heat, sometimes you’re going to have guys that don’t want to be a part of it. That’s their choice.”
Richt (with some help from Tereshinki) effectively spent the next few months cutting the cancer out. Now it's time to fret a little over the consequences of losing players like Dowtin, Ealey, Harmon, Benedict, King. As Richt said last week a couple of those were "helped" off the bus. So will the bus run better with a lighter load? Will more yards be gained from subtracting a few players?
“Coach Richt did a fairly good job of letting people go,” Charles said. “I guess they didn’t want to follow the Georgia way. I felt like it was building up and it was time to happen now. Last year, we had a couple of people that didn’t want to follow and they were still on the team. This year, I guess coach Richt said, ‘No, not this year.’ ”
“Some guys that aren’t here, they made their decisions, whether they were right or wrong,” junior linebacker Christian Robinson said. “I think the guys we have here, the guys that are left want to be at Georgia the most. There were some guys that didn’t always fit in and do what they were supposed to do, didn’t behave. Nothing against them, but they didn’t fit into what we need right now.”
My hope is that this won't be an issue once the actual season rolls around. The coaches like the starting offensive line we have and Bobo mentioned yesterday that Dallas Lee is doing pretty well since sitting out much of the spring. As far as running back, we should be good there too. More on that later.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

GONE for this Boise State kick-off game :

1-Jarvis Jones
2-Kent Turene
3-Chris Mayes
4-Devin Bowman
5-Trinton Sturdivant
6-Carlton Thomas
7-Brent Benedict
8-AJ Harmon
9-Caleb King
10-Washaun Ealey
11-Deion Bonner
12-Nick Williams
13-Marcus Dowtin
14-Justin Houston
15-Zach Mettenberger
16-Montez Robinson
17-Jalen Fields
18-Jeremy Longo
19-Logan Gray
20-Jonathan Owens
21-Ben Harden
22-Chris Little
23-Tanner Strickland
24-Lonnie Outlaw
25-Dontavius Jackson
26-Brandon Burrows