I think all the chatter about an indoor practice facility is just overblown nonsense. I know Coach Richt wants one, and that Greg McGarity is afraid of spending the money.
Fans and media turn to discussing the lack of one every time it rains.
Georgia doesn’t need one. The reason the Dawgs have not won the elusive National Championship is not becuase there isn’t a place to practice when it rains.
Folks point that nearly every other SEC school and the major programs have one. I think we have recruited just fine without one, and I think Florida has been a successful program despite not having one. But we like new things, and despite having great ammenities like dorms, dining halls, and other football facilities, the keeping up with Jones mentality overtakes common sense.
Becuase Georgia didn’t have the indoor practice facility, did it cause the Dawgs to:
*wet the bed against South Carolina in 2007?
*play uninspired the first half against Alabama in 2008?
*make A.J. Green sell his Independence Bowl jersey in 2010?
*fall just short against Alabama in the SEC Championship game in 2012?
*have almost all the offensive skill players to get hurt in the middle of the year and the defense to be awful in 2013?
The answer to all those questions is a resounding no.
Equally preposterous is the notion that Georgia doesn’t have the money for this. The Athletic Association makes bank, and has a ton in reserves. If they really wanted it, they could have it.
But the topic has come up yet again. Just build the damn thing so we can focus on actual football, how to recruit better, how to keep our knuckleheads from getting arrested, and how to win against South Carolina in some 40 days.
Because those are things that matter.