January 5th, 2011 11:24 AM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Georgia
Tags: Aaron Murray, Mike Bobo, Stacey Searels
Mark Richt held his season-ending press conference in Athens this morning and Dawg fans wanting major changes will be left shaking their heads.
“If you just change for the sake of changing, then all of a sudden you’ve gotta learn something all over again,” Richt said. “Do I wanna confuse Aaron Murray? … We’re not looking to blow anything up. In my opinion we’re very close. I mean, how many teams have what would be considered a down season one year and the next year they are right there?”
Richt said that he will not make changes on the defensive side of the ball because that staff was just overhauled last offseason. On offense, he said he will not be getting any more involved in play-calling.
“Mike Bobo’s the coordinator, Mike Bobo’s the quarterbacks coach. Stacey Searels is the running game coordinator. And they’ve done a great job… so I have confidence in those guys.”
As we noted on Monday, it was unlikely that Richt would make any major changes to his program heading into a make-or-break year. His comment about confusing his quarterback seems to spell that out quite clearly.
When Bear Bryant reinvented Alabama as a wishbone team he wasn’t facing today’s media circus or a “win this year or you’re fired” kind of threat. Richt is. And that gives him less motivation to make drastic — risky — changes this offseason.
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