As I said, I’m working on some print stories examining what effect, if any, recruiting had on Georgia’s current predicament. I’ll be parceling out some of that information here over the next couple of days.
Earlier Tuesday, at the Bulldogs’ weekly press conference, I asked coach Mark Richt how the 1-4 start has affected their day-to-day approach to recruiting.
“I can’t say all the recruits are excited about what’s happening,” he said. “But, you know, most of the guys that we have committed love Georgia and want to be at Georgia. And some of the guys see that maybe this presents an even better opportunity for them to come in and make a difference. I think some guys want to . . . feel like they can come in and make an impact on the team as early as they possibly can. So I would think it’s been good in that regard.”
That said, Richt doesn’t want the Bulldogs to continue to prove they need help.
“The bottom line is we want to show that we’re a good football team,” he said. “I hope this Saturday we’ll get that done. We have a good many recruits in this weekend and we want to have a good experience for those guys.”