Is Evil Richt Back?

Evil Richt, the fiery coach of the Georgia Bulldogs we saw in 2007 and 2008, might just be back.  Look at his statements yesterday regarding changes in personnel on the offensive line:

“You noticed that?” head coach Mark Richt said after Wednesday’s practice, smiling, when asked about Gates. “Well then why don’t we tell Tennessee what we’re doing. That’s why I don’t like you guys out there sometimes.”

Richt appeared to be good-natured about it. After all, he did extend the media portion of practice on Monday for an extra five periods and 25 minutes.

Josh Davis, who would be displaced as the right tackle, was mum on the moves.

“No comment,” Davis said, with a slight grin. “I can’t talk about that.”

And then, on possible injuries:

Richt indicated on the SEC teleconference that another player was hurt. But no more details were forthcoming.

“I said somebody was injured and I wasn’t going to tell who?” he said. “I forgot who it was.”

Kinda reminds me of the Mark Richt we saw before facing Florida, Auburn, and Hawaii in 2007 (and before he got beat by Alabama in 2008).

I’ve been looking for a change in the mindset of the Georgia coaches and players.  Judging by Richt’s statements, a little bit from Grantham, and an angry Orson Charles, maybe this team has found its fire.  I sure hope it has.