Georgia Football: Does Dawgs’ Strict Off-Field Standard Contradict Team’s On-Field Play?
Like it or not, Georgia has one of the nation’s most stringent standards for off-field behavior. Student-Athletes of all sports at UGA navigate one of the more severe punishment systems for drug and alcohol related transgressions. Many of the Georgia arrests that steal headlines are minor traffic violations that would be overlooked elsewhere (scooter incidents, expired licenses, etc.).
And yet, the Bulldogs—despite a seemingly high standard for behavior—are consistently among the SEC’s most penalized teams on the field.
What gives? Is there a hypocritical contradiction between expectations? Or is something else at play?
My theory is that Richt (and the University) have two separate but cooperating goals:
- Build high-character young men.
- Build winning teams.
Richt has alluded to this many times before and it’s a far cry from a unique take, but I do think this explains what could be perceived as inconsistency.
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That’s all I got/