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Friday, August 27, 2010

Richt talks about Ealey

Georgia head coach Mark Richt talked about Washaun Ealey's one-game suspension after Friday's practice. He put the responsibility on Ealey, who he said knew he had a suspended license, yet still got behind the wheel.

“I’m not happy with it,” Richt said. “It’s foolish. He knew better. But no one thinks it’s gonna happen to them.”

And what will determine if he is reinstated?

“How he reacts to this,” Richt said. “And I’ve got some internal things for him to handle. And if he handles them the way he should. Behaves between now and the next one, he’ll have a pretty good chance of playing. But he’s gotta show me that he deserves to go back and not only play but also practice with the team.”

Richt also says he and the staff "stay on top" of players and drivers' licenses.

"There are some that fall through the cracks. But this one didn’t,” Richt said.

Ealey spent practice running with the strength staff. Richt did briefly talk to Ealey, informing him of the suspension.

“I didn’t plan on talking to him, because I wasn’t in the right frame of mind,” Richt said.

The coach also talked with the beneficiaries of Ealey’s mistake.

“I told Caleb (King), you’ll probably get more carries than you would’ve got. And Carlton Thomas, you’ll probably get more carries.”

He also told Fred Munzenmaier to “get greased up.”


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Anonymous said...

I love how angry CMR seems to be. Good to see some fire from him. I know he rarely shows it during games, but it's nice to know that he is upset with Ealey and letting him know it.

Love the "not in the right frame of mind quote".

CMR angry, CMR smash!

ROPER said...

Yes! Well played Mr. Richt. I agree 100% with you

RedDawg said...

Seth - I know it would never be appropriate to try to determine a player's "internal" discipline, and I wouldn't want to do that. But just curious... you've been around college sports for a long time, what kinds of disciplinary measures are programs able to take with players? Obviously running and extra conditioning come to mind. Is that usually it, or do they get to clean the locker room for a week or something?

Anonymous said...

Ealey has one week of punishment runs. Fact.