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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Notes from Richt

I wasn't on the Mark Richt teleconference thanks to a delayed connection in Cincinnati, but here are a few highlights, courtesy of Daniel Shirley, who subbed for me...

-- Richt lauded the work of both Joe Cox and Mike Bobo offensively, for obvious reasons. On who deserved more credit, Richt sort split the difference: "It was a little bit of both. We have trained our quarterbacks to get us in the right situation. It’s a well planned out system, and we spend so much time on what we want out of certain looks. If you train the quarterback the right way, you’re not fighting an uphill battle with calling plays. But the quarterbacks deserve some credit, too, but who is training the quarterbacks? So Mike deserves credit for that, too. Joe was on target and guys are making catches."

-- As far as the defense goes, it was about what you'd expect: "I'm not really excited about it but I do know we have the opportunity to continue to improve, and if we continue to improve the number of points will come down. The first thing we need to do is to improve the turnover ratio. … We have to iron that part out, and that will help tremendously."

Richt also said the defense had to do "a lot of little things better."

I'm going to guess that's not exactly what fans want to hear, but remember, Richt didn't go off the deep end after the offense stunk in Week 1, and that turned out fine. Let's not get too riled up just yet.

-- Richt complimented Caleb King's play, saying he showed no ill-effects of the hamstring injury that caused him to miss the first two games.

-- Drew Butler drew praise as well, and Richt applauded Orson Charles and Tavarres King on their first TD grabs.

-- Said he wasn't sure yet the severity of injuries to Vance Cuff (knee) and Justin Fields (shoulder).

I had planned to get an update on Akeem Dent, but that didn't pan out, so you'll have to wait on that one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't expect Richt to publicly rip any of his assistant coaches, nor do I expect him to fire anyone 3 games into a season.

But when the season ends . . .