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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Richt comments on some things, not so much on others

I suppose I could come on here and try to embellish, try to pretend there was real news and something profound on Mark Richt’s Sunday teleconference. But … I won’t.

Being the start of a bye week, Richt gave his coaches the day off. Richt himself was calling in from home and hadn’t spoken to athletic trainer Ron Courson, so the coach he declined to comment on any injuries, including quarterback Aaron Murray.

The freshman quarterback took a blow to the knee near the end against Auburn, but was walking around fine after the game. We’ll have to wait for Monday’s practice to get full confirmation that Murray’s injury is nothing to worry about.

Speaking of practice, Richt has set the bye week schedule: Practices on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, the latter day being the most likely to be full-pads. The team will also have a lifting day on Wednesday, when assistant coaches will be on the road recruiting. But Richt said he would ask the coordinators to stick around Athens so they could at least have a walk-through.

Then the team gets the weekend off. As do, hopefully, beat writers.

Richt was asked several times about the contretemps at the end of the Auburn game. Much like the injuries, Richt clammed up.

He wouldn’t comment when asked if he planned on sending any of the Nick Fairley hits on Murray to the SEC office.

He also said he didn’t need a call or apology from Auburn head coach Gene Chizik, who said afterwards that he was embarrassed by having two players ejected in the final moments of the game.

“I know our guys were highly emotionally charged also,” Richt said. “I’m not gonna sit here and try to say their guys were doing one thing and our guys were doing another. I know that I had enough concern with what was going on that we took a knee to try to diffuse that situation.”

Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs did visit the postgame locker room, but Richt said the fighting issue didn’t come up.

“He just said hello,” Richt said. “I’ve come to know him a little bit through the years. He might have been there just to see Mr. McGarity, I don’t know. It’s not very unusual for an athletic director to be at those type of those of things.”

As always, we’ll have more coverage in Monday’s papers.


Anonymous said...

Good use of the word "contretemps" -- twice in as many days, too! Impressive....

Buster said...

'Mr. McGarity?'

BCSAV said...

Seth, any chance of asking Grantham what he thinks of the defense's progression? We have given up a lot of points obviously but the Florida and Auburn game are disheartening because it doesn't look like we are making a whole bunch of strides.

Also, a lot of people are saying Olgetree shouldn't be playing but after watching the game again today I think he was one of our better players.


Anonymous said...

I'll be shocked if he sends any tape to the SEC office, that's just not his MO.

Oh how I miss evil Richt and his eyepatch and goatee . . .

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many times we used the play action?