To the long list of reasons I am not a football coach, you can add: “Lacks absolute blind obsession with indoor practice facilities.”
It has baffled me for a long time how much time college football coaches spend talking about an indoor practice facility. South Carolina is building one at the moment, although to Steve Spurrier’s credit, he never acted like having a roof over his head for six practices a season was the difference between eight wins and a national title.
At Georgia, there has been talk of how the Bulldogs need an indoor practice facility for more than a decade. It appears Georgia is close to breaking ground on one, but it’s clearly not happening soon enough for defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
Pruitt spoke to reporters after practice for the first time since September this week, and the only reason he did was to advocate for an indoor facility.
“The reason I came up here is because I know that we’re fixing to take care of that and this is going to be the last football team at Georgia that is going to have days that they don’t get better because of not having an indoor facility,” he told reporters, “because I know our folks upstairs are going to get it done.”
Pruitt said the lack of an indoor facility makes it tougher on the recruiting trail.
“What (other schools) say is, how important is football at Georgia because they don’t have an indoor practice facility?” he said. “As a football player, you aren’t going to get better if you aren’t practicing every day and bowl practice and offseason and all that. Hopefully this is the last class that will ever have to not get better. Y’all can print that.”
Oh come on. Is Pruitt suggesting that if Georgia had an indoor facility, maybe the Bulldogs could have held Florida to just 410 yards rushing? The obsession with indoor facilities is
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