Georgia Football: Too Much Special Teams News to Handle Today
The good Kirby giveth, and the Evil Richt taketh away?
GEORGIA HAS A SPECIAL TEAMS COACH. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.
Fifteen freaking years with no special teams oversight, and both Mark Richt and Kirby Smart change that at their respective new institutions in less than a month. What a world.
Shane Beamer, son of former Virginia Tech coach Frank, is coming to Athens as the Special Teams Coordinator/TE Coach. If there is a better name guy as a potential ST Coordinator, I want to hear it. This is a dude who was rumored for head coaching positions (at Virginia Tech, ECU, and others), he oversaw South Carolina’s recruiting hauls of Alshon Jeffrey, Marcus Lattimore, and Jadeveon Clowney, and as TE coach is covering a position group but not a huge one. Hell, I’m pretty sure TE’s ALL John Lilly did besides calling plays successfully for the last two bowl games.
This news officially makes the offseason outlook already rosier than the season that just ended on Saturday, so let’s bring it back down to earth a little bit.
Isiah Mackenzies snapchat says he’s transferring to UM… 2 of his former coaches on staff now with Rumph & Richt pic.twitter.com/z1Wh4bs2e5
— Kyle Pumariega (@KylePuma) January 4, 2016
Nobody in the media has spoken to McKenzie on this matter yet, but there seems to be some smoke to the rumors that he would consider a transfer to “the U”. Obviously, Georgia coach Mark Richt is making himself right at home. In addition to pulling away a couple of UGA assistants (but not Brian Schottenheimer, which the UNC fan in me HATES), Richt hired former Miami DB (and McKenzie’s high school coach) Mike Rumph as DB’s coach last week.
It seems possible we’ve seen the last of ‘Joystick’ in red and black. For all that’s holy, I hope not, because he made strides as a receiver this year and (let’s get paranoid real quick) Sony Michel also played for Rumph in high school.
Stay at UGA, Isaiah. You now have a special teams coordinator so you don’t have to do everything yourself.