One of the upsides of not being in Georgia during training camp is not having the constant din and drum of coverage of what is going on in college football all of the time. I am able to tune out the non-sense and pay attention to whatever non-sense I wish. Of course, the downside is the I don't have much coverage of college football at all. On Friday night, the local news had nothing, not even a mention, on Illinois opening their training camp. I'll never get used to that.
The emerging trends we are hearing from Athens are about what you would expect. Coach Richt talked about the team's energy ebbing and flowing. He said the right things about the first full pads practice. We have good quotes about the defense and how they are picking up the 3-4. We have a feel good story about a kid that went home, decided to come back and the seniors voted for him to let him. The offensive line is not being mentioned much, which is a good thing. No one has gotten bear caught, at least we've heard about.
While we haven't had much full contact yet, I am also glad to see no injuries to this point. At this point, I'll pause while you do whatever you need to do to ward off bad karma for mentioning injuries.
/quietly and respectfully burns a thimble of freshly snipped scrotal hair from a young goat
Anything stand out to you?