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July 25, 2009

Richt dazzles packed house with strategies for winning

If you bleed red and black, then you just had to be there.

Thursday night’s Lake Country Bulldog Club meeting at Rock Eagle produced a higher-than-expected turnout of around 350 Bulldog faithful, and coach Mark Richt was on hand to entertain all in attendance. Richt not only took the time to answer detailed questions, but also took photos with fans and signed a variety of items like football helmets, footballs, Jack Davis prints and magazine covers — and there were plenty of “sharpies” on hand as well.

Thursday’s Bulldog Club meeting began around 5:45 p.m. at the large dining hall located on the grounds of Rock Eagle. Plenty of cool beverages were available, and after a brief socia,l a large banquet table feast was unleashed to all the hungry fanatics who made the trek to see their favorite football coach.

One question posed to Richt was about the team’s secondary, and whether some new faces can step up to replace the likes of Asher Allen. And it appears the Bulldogs have a variety of speedy talent to help cover the SEC’s stingiest receivers in 2009.

“Prince Miller will start at the wide corner. Usually, he’ll get matched up with the better receivers because teams usually put their best receivers on the wide side of the field. Brandon Boykin is slated to start at the boundary position. And we’ll also have Makiri Pugh, Vance Cuff and Sanders Commings. I’ll bet we’ll have three cornerbacks in a game over 50 percent of our season — because how teams spread things out,” said Richt.

Georgia’s tight end position has also been a concern to Bulldog fans ever since the days Jermaine Wiggins, Randy McMichael and Leonard Pope graced the field. Last year’s senior Tripp Chandler is now gone, and the Bulldogs will be looking to enhance the position with several newcomers.

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