CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Just came from the final news conference in advance of the Belk Bowl down at BB&T ballpark. Gathered a ton of information and quotes there as both head coaches and five players from each team were spread around the press box area for informal interview opportunities.
Photos: Belk Bowl media day
Not a lot of hard news coming out of the hour-long session but a bunch of interesting minutiae. For instance, Georgia coach Mark Richt made it clear that, regardless of who he hires as offensive coordinator, the Bulldogs’ offense is not going to change strategically or philosophically.
“We’re going to continue to do what we do offensively,” Richt said. “We’re going to be very serious about running the football. We’re going to be very serious about play-action passing. We’re going to be very serious about being able to drop back and throw the football as good as anybody. We’ll still have the ability to go fast tempo. All those things will be in place. So the skill sets that we’ve recruited for, they have nothing to worry about, because they’re going to get used to their fullest.”
The Bulldogs will face the Cardinals at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
I’ve posted some video from Richt (below) and Louisville coach Bobby Petrino (below) for now to hold you over until I’m able to start posting stories shortly. Check back soon.