On the surface, it would seem like the Georgia football team has an issue with discipline. The Bulldogs have had seven different arrests since January, per ArrestNation.com. Some of those players–notably Tray Matthews and Shaquille Wiggins–have since transferred out of the program.
Georgia coach Mark Richt is meeting with the media today. He disagrees with the idea that his program has a behavior problem.
Richt asked if his team has a discipline problem: “The guys who misbehave have a discipline problem. And that’s why we discipline them.”
— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) August 1, 2014
Richt: “The guys who misbehave have a discipline problem, and the rest of our guys don’t.” Richt not worried about a national perception.
— David Paschall (@DavidSPaschall) August 1, 2014
Georgia has high hopes for the 2014 season. The Bulldogs are tallied by many as the co-favorite to win the SEC East along with South Carolina. Georgia is ranked No. 12 in the preseason Coaches Poll.