Georgia’s Mark Richt knows that it won’t be long before the 2013 football season kicks off. For Georgia, that means a first-month slate that includes games against Clemson (on the road), South Carolina and LSU is just around the corner. Richt hopes his players will act accordingly this summer:
“I hope they would have the same commitment every year. But they are human and they’re going to be hearing about it and thinking about it all year and they know that we can’t wait ’til midseason to be in midseason form. We’ve got to be there Game One. So that means you’ve got to be prepared.”
Hey, we get what Richt is saying but it was just two years ago — facing a hot seat type of year — that Richt opened up against Boise State and South Carolina. A pair of losses later and many Dawg fans were howling for the head coach’s job.
By December, Georgia had righted its ship, rolled off 10 wins in a row and secured an East Division championship.
So, yeah, it’s important to be ready early, but the game’s at the end of the schedule count just as much as the games at the start of it.