In fact, the summer months can often times prove invaluable as far as player development.
Georgia coach Mark Richt still marvels at the progress former All-American David Pollack made from the spring following his freshman season in 2001 to the start of his sophomore season in 2002.
“We signed him as a fullback, and he moved to defensive (tackle) his freshman year,” Richt recalled. “Then he moved to defensive end his first spring at Georgia and really wasn’t very much of a factor at all. Jon Stinchcomb was slinging him around. He just wasn’t very good.”