Jeff Schultz does it again. This little gem from his most recent column is just baffling:
The problem now is that too many of the players Georgia is recruiting should be red-lined. The line of risk needs to be pulled back.
The problem is, if Richt hadn’t gone out and signed Crowell, there likely would have been riots outside his house last season afters starting 0-2. NSD in 2011 was a joyous day for the Bulldog Nation. Can you imganie, if fresh off the Liberty Bowl loss to UCF, if Georgia had whiffed on Crowell and he had gone to Alabama. Then, followed that up with two losses to begin the season?
You never know how college will change someone. In high school, I was a straight A student who never skirted the rules. I never partied, was not one of the “cool” kids. In college, I discovered I liked the taste of cheap, cold beer. Especially Natural Light.
So you know, you have to recruit the kids that the gurus out there say you have to. And if you are not recruiting them, then there will be hell to pay.
When addressing the discipline problem at UGA, you can write columns about how Coach Richt’s message isn’t getting through, and how after so long people stop listening to the same thing. You can write about how Georgia has stricter rules and a more open policy for reporting infractions. You can talk about the over zealous UGA PD and the clown Jimmy Williamson. You can write about how the active nightlife in Athens can help turn someone from a dweeb to Frank the Tank.
But please spare me on how Coach Richt isn’t a strict enough disciplinarian, or how Georgia needs to recruit different players. Both of those are just dumb things to say.