Summer development can be vital

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.”