When Jay Rome selected Georgia as his college of choice last year, fans just knew the 2011 season was going to be something special. And while the season did end up being special, it didn't have anything to do with Jay Rome.
Rome was forced to accept a redshirt season his first year with the Bulldogs and he wasn't exactly happy about it.
"I thought I was going to get to come in and have an opportunity to
play this year… Being a competitor, I always would like to be on the
field, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I’m glad I
redshirted. I wish I could play. But I think my redshirting is what’s
best for the team at this point...it was pretty upsetting to me at first." (Gentry Estes, Dawgs247, 1/12/12)
Not to split hairs, but note that Rome said he felt his redshirting was "best for the team", not necessarily best for him.
The fact that Rome arrived on campus with Orson Charles, Arthur Lynch (a player who also had to take an un...