Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Shane Beamer: How Important is Your New Job?
For all the talk about Alabama's physicality, size advantage along both fronts, and roster depth in the National Title Game, it was special teams play that eventually turned out to be the deciding factor for the Tide. An on-sides kick and a kick return pretty much did a very good Clemson team in. I'll bet you didn't hear very much about special teams going in to Monday night's game, but look who showed up at the party! Now, Kirby Smart's hire of Virginia Tech's Shane Beamer as Georgia's 'Special Teams Coordinator' stands out as very significant. Last night's proof of special teams importance, along with Georgia's past special teams problems, makes Beamer a very important man on campus. UGA certainly has a lot of room for improvement in that area, and it's good to finally have a specific position coach assigned to Special Teams in Athens.