Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
Georgia Lady Bulldogs coach Andy Landers has put his improved depth to good use early in the season.
The No. 8 Georgia Lady Bulldogs are enjoying the fruits of new-found depth this season, a luxury that they have not had over the past couple of seasons. Coach Andy Landers has been able to confidently go to his bench and expect positive results, a development that has been most welcome (via Dog Bytes Online):
"This feels unbelievable. It's terrific, it's great. Not only do we send people out there but they go out there and perform and they're efficient. It's a nice change. It's very nice."
Through five games this year, nobody on Georgia's roster has averaged more than 23.6 minutes or less than 10 minutes. The key to this has been the solid play of the freshman class, which has allowed Landers to make wholesale substitutions without missing a beat. Landers has also been able to experiment with different lineups thanks to the improved bench.
The depth has been especially important early in the year, as Georgia just finished a grueling stretch of five games in 10 days. The bench will come in handy once again this weekend, when the Lady Bulldogs play a back-to-back in the New Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament.