ATHENS, Ga. -- Mark Richt delivered his standard line after the annual G-Day scrimmage, noting that "it was a great day" in his postgame news conference.
How great a day depends on which coordinator you asked, as defensive coordinator Todd Grantham and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo served as Saturday's head coaches, with Grantham's Black team defeating Bobo's Red 23-17.
"I hope it's a wake-up call. We've got a lot of work to do," said Bobo, who had a first-team offense that returns 10 starters on his sideline Saturday. "You can't just flip a switch and say, 'Hey, I'm ready to play' and step on the field on Saturday night in Clemson, S.C. [for the Aug. 31 season opener].
"It's hard for young kids when they're told over and over they're this and they're that and they're good, but you've got to put in the work. And our guys are working -- don't get me wrong -- but we could be a lot better than we are right now."