Strange Happenings At Football Practice

My fellow Bulldogs and I were elated today to hear that ESPN’s College Gameday will broadcast live from the Alabama-UGA football game this Saturday.

But I am a little upset to hear that someone might be spying on Georgia’s football practices. Coach Mark Richt has closed team practice to the media for the first time since he became the Georgia head coach in 2001.

David Ching, who has the UGA beat for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer seems to think that South Carolina might have already spied on Georgia’s practices:

They believe someone has already spied on them, so they’re closing things down this week to try to cut back on that. Hmmm, remind me again. Who did they lose to this season?

ESPN also indicates that someone might have already been spying on practice:

But a Georgia official with knowledge of Richt’s decision said the Bulldog coaching staff made the decision to close practices because they feared others might have been watching practice without their knowledge.

See also the coverage in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Normally this would not bug me, but the ESPN story makes me think that this might be a true story, and that it might have had an impact on the South Carolina game. But I’m going to withhold judgment, because without evidence, we still lost to Spurrier.

But I would sure like to know what Coach Richt knows.