ATHENS — Each passing day without sports doesn’t seem any closer to a new normal, or any sort of evolution or progression toward a greater good in athletics.
It’s a harsh reality we are all dealing with amid the coronavirus outbreak and cascade of closings, cancellations and other unfortunate fallout.
Of the many consequences, it has taken football coaching workaholics off the so-called hamster wheel during a time of year where things typically get ratcheted up.
For a young coach like Kirby Smart — 44 years old — it’s an opportunity to recharge and re-evaluate before continuing his quest for championships.
Anyone who has spent any time around Smart can sense the fire burning within him.
Fact is, it’s the same for most coaches at the FBS level, all of whom have made countless sacrifices for years to reach their lofty positions.
Some head coaches, however, are further along than others and tiring of what has been a rapidly expanding coaching calendar.
In fact, one possible consequence of this work stoppage could be the older and more wealthy coaches deciding they don’t need the grind, and retiring before football is back underway or soon after.
Coaching futures and effects were some of many topics broached on this week’s “On The Beat” Show sponsored by Ingles:
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