Re Richt: Disgruntled UGA fans should be careful what they wish for

Former Georgia coach Mark Richt. (David Tulis/AP photo)

Former Georgia coach Mark Richt. (David Tulis/AP photo)

"Really? You want me to squib this kick?" (David Tulis/AP photo)

“Really? You want me to squib this kick?” (David Tulis/AP photo)

Say you’re a college team based in a Power Five league and you’re looking for a head coach. Being a team in a Power Five league, you’re aiming high. Here are the hires made this offseason:

Florida: Jim McElwain, 22-16 at Colorado State.

Kansas: David Beaty, wide receivers coach at Texas A&M.

Nebraska: Mike Riley, 93-80 in two stints at Oregon State.

Oregon State: Gary Andersen, 19-7 at Wisconsin and most recently a 59-0 loser to Ohio State.

Wisconsin: Paul Chryst, 19-19 at Pittsburgh.

See any home runs? I think McElwain has a chance in Gainesville, and Andersen could do well in Corvallis. But I don’t regard Riley as a fit in Lincoln, and I’ve seen nothing to make me think Chryst is even a replacement-level head coach. (As for Beaty: He’s said to be a demon recruiter.)

Michigan has yet to name a replacement for Brady Hoke — latest reports have the Wolverines sniffing around Les Miles — but the Maize and Blue could hire Nick Saban and the greater point would remain: Firing a coach is Step 1 of a two-step process. You then have to find somebody better.

I have no doubt that McElwain will be better than Will Muschamp — how could he not? — but I can’t say I see the new head ball coach at Florida as the next Urban Meyer or Steve Spurrier. And I’m aware that, in the wake of the Georgia Tech loss and the disappointment of getting stuck in the Belk Bowl against Todd Grantham, there’s unrest (again) regarding Georgia’s Mark Richt.

But I also note that Georgia just went 9-3 and that Oklahoma, picked No. 1 in the land by Sporting News and No. 4 in the Associated Press poll, was 8-4. And here’s what Sooners AD Joe Castiglione said to Travis Haney of ESPN Insider about grumblers: “You just want to tell them, people like that, ‘Who are you going to get that’s better than Bob Stoops?’ ”

There’s a part of me that wants to say the same to any disgruntled Georgia fans regarding Richt. There’s also another part — the part that watched Georgia lose to South Carolina but especially to Florida and to Georgia Tech — that believes the 2014 Bulldogs underachieved even without Todd Gurley for half their season. There was no excuse for being routed in Jacksonville. There was no rationale for kicking short with 18 seconds left against Tech.

Not for the first time, I’m struggling to reconcile my thoughts about Richt: I believe he is, in the main, a good coach; I also believe that Georgia loses a game or two it shouldn’t every season. (There will be more along those lines in something I’m written for Sunday’s AJC.) But if Richt were to leave today, I wonder if Georgia would find anyone better — indeed, anyone nearly as good.

(As threatened, here’s the something, via myajc: A tale of two coaches – reward for Johnson, regret for Richt.)

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Armydawg
Armydawg

Since UGA last won the SEC, LSU, Florida, Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee have won the National Championship.  How many times during those years did UGA pull in top 10 recruiting classes?  Almost if not every year.  Where is the breakdown?  Look no further than the coaching staff.  How long will long term contributors like me put up with this situation?  Not much longer for sure.  Meanwhile our reward this year is to sit outside in Charlotte NC on a Tuesday night in late December (but not New Years Eve)  in a bowl not many have ever heard of.  Unsatisfactory.  So to answer your question about being careful what we ask for: I am careful with what I ask for.  I am also careful with what I pay for.

TouchdownGurley
TouchdownGurley

Richt has made some poor coaching decisions and hires in the past, but overall I think he can be a good coach when he has a good defense to go along with the high-scoring offenses. The biggest issue for Georgia the past few years has been poor play on the defensive side of the ball. Look at most of the games Georgia has lost the past few seasons and you'll notice that in almost all of them, our defenses were shredded by opposing offenses. It wasn't Bobo or the quarterbacks that typically cost us wins. Take the 2013 season- In every game we lost (minus the Nebraska game), the defense surrendered at least 28 points. And even in the LSU and South Carolina wins, we won because of Murray and the running backs, not the defense. 


Thanks to Jeremy Pruitt, we finally saw improvement this season, especially against the pass and in turnovers forced. Against Clemson, Auburn and Missouri, we saw what Pruitt-coached defenses are capable of doing against even well-coached offenses. And almost all of those players were recruited by Grantham, not Pruitt. Pruitt is recruiting at a very high level and bringing in players who will make a big difference for us starting next season (and it certainly helps that Leonard Floyd is returning as well). The fact that Georgia has landed numerous highly-rated defensive linemen and a highly-rated safety in Roundtree is a very big deal and the defense should be very good next season. He and his assistants helped Swann, Mauger and Sanders to become difference-makers for our defense. I'm certainly not going to say we're going to have a defense as good as Alabama's next year, but I do think we will have one of the conference's best defensive units. The future appears bright on that side of the ball. 


Richt has made some poor coaching decisions (hopefully he never opts for a squib kick in that situation ever again!), but I do think he's a good coach and can lead us to an SEC East title next season now that we finally have a good defensive coordinator. Go dawgs! 



DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@TouchdownGurley

I don't take issue with many of your assessments of our future potential, but we have had similar levels of potential in recent years to be SEC champs and go even further. 

Last year, we were 5 seconds from beating Alabama and playing for the NC. We made bad coaching decisions, especially in the final seconds.

This year, we slaughtered Mizzou, Auburn, but blew it against teams we should have beaten. Unprepared and bad coaching decisions again.

Top players every year, improving defense for sure, but no focus on special teams issues, and no consistency in delivery on the field. Coaching again.

We have a season schedule set up with 5 or 6 should-be-easy wins slated each year, and 2 or 3 out of conference games, and 2 or 3 tough opponents. It's not hard to win 9 games with that schedule and our  top talent. But even in doing so, you can't lose to the should-be-easy teams and win even the SEC East championship! 

Good grief, Charlie Brown (Rolling Stone's nickname for Richt), you can't let Mizzou slip in as SEC "Easy East" champs in a year tailor made for us!

Railroadtracgang
Railroadtracgang

Grass is alwasys greener. Ask Tennessee that, or Florida that. Or Penn state or Notre Dame or Miami. SCarolina has ZERO SEC titles under Spurrier in 10 years. Miles has one SEC title in the past 7 seasons. Who do you want to replace Richt since he is so bad?

PigIron
PigIron

@Railroadtracgang

Can't believe that South Carolina hasn't fired Spurrier yet. No decent SEC team should keep a coach that goes 10 years without winning the conference championship. That goes without saying.

DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@Railroadtracgang Yeah, Spurrier should be fired, and Florida sucks, but wait! They both beat our 14 year incumbent coach this year! And you think it's not worth a risk to replace him? 

Any lesser-paid hungry, driven coach with the right instincts might produce a few 6-6 seasons on the way to better days, but  700 or so of these posts wouldn't mind seeing that happen to put a new face on this program. They want to see games won or lost that are played well and not lost due to poor planning and coaching errors.

If TCU can do it with lower paid coaches and far less talent base, why do you think we'd be worse off by opening the bidding door to replace a plum job like Richts?

Armydawg
Armydawg

@DawgLover4u @Railroadtracgang Spurrier proved himself at Fla with the huge talent pool there.  He has given SC its best years with far less talent.  He may be no friend of UGA but he is a hall of fame coach.  And he beats UGA no matter where he is.

Mutley
Mutley

The problem with Bobo is lack of consistency. He puts up great stats and Richt supporters love to point this out but how does he do when it's crunch time, game on the line, 4 &1? How confident are you he is going to call the right play? If this season is any indication then more often than not he's not going to.

Railroadtracgang
Railroadtracgang

@Mutley They have nailed some 4th and shorts this year with the cruncher vs Auburn. No issues with Bobo as a whole. He has grown into a good OC overall and is a good recruiter in an important area of the state. 

DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@GT Girl We couldn't agree more, GT Girl. All our talent is going to waste, while you guys out-planned and out-coached our coach, as Fl and SC also did.

Railroadtracgang
Railroadtracgang

@DawgLover4u @GT Girl Whatever, Tech over achieves one season out of 5 with close pull out wins and all of sudden he is some genius with 2 star guys? No, likely it will be back to 5 losses for Tech and Richt will continue his 12-2 domination over Tech. Ashamed of what?

Armydawg
Armydawg

@DawgLover4u @GT Girl Exactly DawgLover, lay the losses at SC and with Tech right at the feet of the coaches.  And the team was flat not ready for Florida.  Coaches again.

novadawg
novadawg

I dont buy the risk averse argument that we should keep Richt just because we can't predict the future and get a guarenteed sure winner. That's a handwringing mediocre philosophy if I have heard one. Even ina worse case scenario where UGA would have some losing seasons with a new coach, will we really look back and long for the years of as a runner up in the SEC East, losing 2 or 3 games to rivals every year, and missing the Outback and Belk bowls....... I won't. No Risk No Reward!!!

SeanLB
SeanLB

Desperation is a stinky cologne and right now, Richt supporters are desperate for something to hold onto.  You're running out of coordinators to blame...so, who will be at fault next year?  Bobo?  What about the year after that?  Pruitt?  Wake up.  If he was making $2 mil a year and happy with that because he just LOVED UGA so much, we can justify these results.  But he isn't, so we cant.



wallydog
wallydog

@SeanLB I still don't see how some people think Bobo is so terrible as our OC.  UGA finished 8th in the country and 1st in the SEC in points scored.  Sure, I question some of his playcalling and think we go too vanilla at times.  And why we couldn't get it in the endzone on "1st and dumb" at SC still bothers me, along with 1st and goal against GT and we go backwards.  But overall, we score plenty enough points to win.  And don't say we pad our stats against our cupcakes.  Other teams do the same thing.  

DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@wallydog @SeanLB  I doubt all of those questionable calls attributed to Bobo should be owned by him alone, just like the pooch kick decision that Richt made alone without consulting Bobo. 

Sometimes these coordinators just stay quiet rather than point the finger at the boss, just like people in so many other jobs have to do. (And they'll take one for the team as well.)

PigIron
PigIron

@SeanLB

What's not to love about Mark Richt's job? I suspect that he'd stay at UGA even if they cut his pay to only $1 million per year. Where else would he find such a lucrative offer to do what he does?

wallydog
wallydog

I think the vast majority agree that CMR over the past 7 years (at least) should have achieved more.  I think most UGA fans are understandably disappointed with the results during this time.  So naturally you look at the head coach and wonder if we should make a change.  But the point of Bradley's article is who could UGA get that would be a "home run" hire?  And I agree.  I'm not saying we shouldn't explore that... I would say Bradley's article is basically saying the coaching talent pool out there is pretty thin.  Sure, if we could get Nick Saban or Les Miles, I'd support firing CMR in a second.  But after that?  Who else would be a significant upgrade from what we have?  I agree it can be done (like Malzahn at Auburn).  But Auburn is the exception, not the rule.  So no matter how much you hate CMR, going with someone new is a big gamble.  Seriously, who would be a "home run" hire?  Flat Tire mentioned the coaches at TCU, Baylor and Michigan St.  Okay, but are they a lock to do better?  Right away?  I doubt it.  

dawg fan
dawg fan

@wallydog  Nobody is a lock to do better.  Saban wouldn't be a lock to do better.  No one would be a lock to do anything.  The only lock is that we're going to lose 2 or more games every year and never win a championship so long as Richt stays our coach. 


I know it would be a gamble to risk losing those prestigious Belk Bowl and Gator Bowl invites but its a risk I'm willing to take.

dawg fan
dawg fan

@wallydog  I also don't accept this premise that only coaches like Saban and Miles are superior to Richt.  Are you kidding me?  Richt got outcoached by Will freaking Muschamp this year.  Nuff said.  He's currently about the 7th best coach in his own conference AT BEST, and that's giving him the benefit of the doubt on McElwain.  Even during his golden era he couldn't beat Ron Zook consistently.  I don't know where you Disneys get this notion that Richt is such an irreplaceable commodity.  You're about the only people on the planet who think that.  There are coaches out there with more coaching ability and, most importantly, more determination in their butt crack than Richt will have in this entire life.  Just because you don't know who they are doesn't mean they don't exist.  The athletic department would have to get up off its arse and do a little homework to find them, but they are out there.     

PigIron
PigIron

@dawg fan

The salient question is whether Georgia fans could trust the current AD to hire a better replacement.

If not, then you're certainly better off keeping your current coach.

wallydog
wallydog

@dawg fan @wallydog Whoa there dawg fan... I never said better coaches aren't out there.  All I'm saying is that the pickin's appear to be slim.  And I'm not a "Disney" that says Richt is irreplaceable.  To me, Bradley's article was just saying that there don't appear to be a lot of good candidates out there when you look at who the Power 5 conferences have hired.  I think we all know your opinion, you'd be willing to take anyone at this point other than CMR.  And if McGarity fired CMR tomorrow and gave the old "we need to go in a new direction" speech, I wouldn't blame him.  In fact, PigIron said in a reply that he would be willing to give Rich Rod a try and I think that would be a good gamble if it happened.  I know you are pretty hot about all this, but I disagree with you that CMR is a lock to "lose 2 games or more every year and never win a championship."  It could happen.  But I completely understand those who have lost patience and are ready to try someone new.  Just because I can see more than one point of view doesn't mean I'm a "Disney", whatever that means.  

wallydog
wallydog

@PigIron @wallydog I actually like the suggestion of Rich Rod.  I would consider that a good gamble.  But like you, if I had to guess, I think CMR will be at UGA as long as he likes, provided he averages 9+ wins a season.  Despite what dawg fan says, I'm still on the fence on this one.  Maybe CMR will be like Bobby Bowden, Tom Osbourne and Joe Paterno and not win their first championship until after their first 15 years.  But if UGA fires CMR to try someone new, I would understand that too.  I don't have a vote, so we'll just have to wait and see.  Go Dogs!

Macclenny_dawg
Macclenny_dawg

@wallydog I agree with Flat Tire and I think they would do better. Richt just isn't as motivated about football as much as other coaches because he thinks there are more important things. That he is right about but Richt should being a Christian should know you always give your best and that's where Richt comes up short!!!

PigIron
PigIron

@wallydog

You'll never get a new HC that comes with an ironclad guarantee. That said, I'd choose Rich Rod over Mark Richt if I had money riding on UGA winning a National Championship. He's done a good job at multiple programs. Nobody even knows what Mark Richt could do as HC at a different school -- and we'll most likely never find out.

TideDawg
TideDawg

At Alabama when they recruit a player it's "Come to Ala. and play for a National Championship". Georgia needs to be able to say the same thing to recruits, but they can't. Ala. can say it because they have been there a few times. Ga. hasn't gotten past the SEC CG in 14-15 years. Of course Ala. is not in the NC game every year, but it is always their goal to be there. Any recruit that goes to Ala. knows that if he stays 3 yrs. he is going to most likely play in a CG.


Every Coach's goal should be the NC game.

First step-win the SEC East.

Second step- Win the SEC.

3rd step- win a playoff game and you're there. Win or lose...you're competing for the NC. Ga. can't have coaching mistakes like the S.C. game and the GT game, and they can't have players let down like the Fla. game. You don't get there playing that kind of football.


The only loyalty a coach has to any recruit is to give him a chance to be the best he can be. If he can't, or won't do it, all loyalties are forfeited. Every recruit needs to know the price he has to pay for that scholarship. That price?.....his very best every time he sets foot on the field. They have to be coached to that level....they won't do it on their own.

DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@TideDawg

Excellent blog, TideDawg. 

We hear all the moralistic preaching around this coach as being such a good man, but somehow the points you make get passed over. Is he showing his team, or us, his "best"?

We need an engaged leader on the field, not a passive, stoic, ineffective messiah figure. And all that straight and narrow also makes him stubbornly rigid. No wonder he can't adapt on the field in a crunch or learn and grow from his mistakes.

dawgfacedboy
dawgfacedboy

9.5 games a year? Really??? With those recruiting classes? Guys going into the draft?? 75% of those 9.5 wins are against inferior programs.


When was the last time you looked at the schedule and said "9-3, if we go 10-2 I'll consider it a great season". That's all you need to know about the expectations here at UGA.

dawgfacedboy
dawgfacedboy

Look at the recruiting, then look at the amount of players going to the NFL out of Athens. Is he fulfilling the expectations given the amount of talen he has? Personally I don't think so.


Fear of the unknown is not a reason to keep him. LSU did just fine when they had to hire a new coach. So did FSU. So did Oregon. So did Stanford.


Maybe the Muschamp hire would've worked out had Meyer not left a dumpster fire behind.


We aren't going to fire Richt because we're scared?????

14YD
14YD

How many NFL teams have to filter through Athens for everyone to realize that Richt is a JV coach with Pop Warner coordinators?

14YD
14YD

How long should we be careful about wishing to win something.


9-3 wins the same nothing that 3-9 wins. 


It's been 9 YEARS since Georgia won a game that meant anything.  What's your "hang your hat on" game since the 2005 SEC Championship?  Hawaii?  LSU?  Florida with Tebow? 


9 years of nothing.  Not a damn thing.


typicalatlteam
typicalatlteam

Georgia is 4th in the country only behind Texas, California and Florida in producing 4 and 5 star high school recruits. We should be in the conversation just about every year regarding a run at the NC, but we are not. The issue at Georgia isn't a talent issue but a management (President, AD, and Coaching) issue. PERIOD.

DawghaveMange
DawghaveMange

There is worlds of difference between Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin,......


Florida and Muschamp paid the price for allowing Meyer to lay down his last 18 months in Gainesville and allowing 4 and 5 star players to dictate the program. He had to run off over 30 players and he made one really bad hire in the fat boy OC who was just as lazy.


Georgia has home grown talent seeping out of every crevice and facilities rival to very few. 


The problem at Georgia has been Richt and his staff, no if and or buts about it! Richt is a lazy coach without a killer instinct and it shows. He allows players for way to long to run the program with bad behavior, up until the past couple of years.


A quality coach would knock the door down to come to Georgia and win the SEC East and compete for National Championships....

TideDawg
TideDawg

Some coaches are good coaches, some are championship caliber coaches. Richt is a good coach and he will win 9-10 games a year because he has an abundance of talent. He will come close to winning a NC many times but will not likely achieve that goal.


Let it be said that I like Richt but I wish he was tougher. He can coach his team up to a level of "good", but he seems to stop there. He doesn't coach them to a "championship level". Great coaches never stop coaching players to reach their next level. "Good" is not where great coaches stop coaching. Physical mistakes happen, even with great players but a coach cannot let players get away with mental mistakes without demanding better.To be a champion "Good" doesn't cut it...you have to play to the very top of your ability...then exceed it.


I have to agree with some of the other bloggers. With the talent that flows through UGA they should be in the championship hunt every year.


If you think about it...why do overwhelming underdogs sometimes win games. Usually because they were coached to their highest level and their opponent was just "good" on that day.

FlatTire
FlatTire

I love the Dooley couldn't win the national title comments without Herschel


yet Richt can't win a conference championship with 3 #1 Draft picks on the same team twice  


2008; Stafford Moreno and Green


2012 Jones, Ogletree and Gurley plus the statistical #1 QB ever in the SEC Murray



Dooley had only 1 time where he had only 2 #1 draft picks on the same team but he still won a national title and played for another yet we play for 10 win seasons and not even a conference championship

FlatTire
FlatTire

correction win a conference championship with those #1 picks

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@FlatTire

Back to Bradley's article:  Which coach do you think you could have hired that would have done better?  Bob Stoops?  Mack Brown?  Charlie Strong?  Jimbo Fisher?

FlatTire
FlatTire

@Birmingham__Jacket   Ok back to the article


TCU's coach Baylors coach  Michigan St's coach and Chris Peterson are a few


then you do like FL did and go after proven assistants that have turned programs around



Programs like Bama FSU and Fl get it... if you don't perform they move on until someone does perform and thats why they win championships



Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

Such high expectations for a program that has only won 1 National Championship, decades ago when Jimmy Carter was President... truth is, UGA would have zero championships, if it were not random luck that they happened to sign one of the greatest college football players ever.

You're not Bama, Michigan, Notre Dame or USC.  Get over it.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@Birmingham__Jacket  if we count championships like Tech we have 5; let us know when Tech wins one outright


and what has Michigan done?

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@FlatTire @Birmingham__Jacket

No.  If you count NCs like Tech does, you have 1-- which occurred so long ago and in isolation, it in essence was a fluke.  By comparison BYU claims the same (1 NC) and it was more recently (1984).

All Michigan has done is win 11 National Titles and is the winningest CFB program in history.  Georgia will likely never accomplish this.  And if they do it won't be in our lifetimes.

I hope you guys fire Mark Richt, or he gets sick of your unrealistic expectations and quits.  Georgia will join Tennessee as a cellar dweller in the SEC.

DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@Birmingham__Jacket We pounded Mizzou (they won SEC East), Auburn (ranked #4 when we destroyed them), and others this year, you idjut Jacket. We have the talent every year, and that's why we are always ranked so high. Figure it out on your slide rule.

We just need a coach who knows when to spike the ball against Bama. (You know, those guys we're not same league with, yet took to the final play last year?)

Or when not to pooch kick, 

or what to do with special teams, 

or not to sit on the ball and let time run out when 7 points down against FL in the first half with a full two minutes until halftime (was so great for second half team morale!),

or how to call time outs strategically,

or how to prepare better for the 3 coaches that outsmarted him this year,

or how to prepare better for the coaches that outsmart him every year.

or (well bloggers,there's plenty more, just add your own here_________________________)




PigIron
PigIron

@Birmingham__Jacket

In all honesty, I don't think that even Herschel Walker could have brought a National Championship to UGA had Vince Dooley not built a solid foundation there prior to his arrival. Dooley was a good HC. He had some impressive seasons in the mid to late 1970s without Herschel on the team.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@Birmingham__Jacket   Umm Michigan shared a national title in 97 there last title before that was 1948


they play in a conference where Michigan and Ohio St account for 80 conference titles in a century of football wow; that tells you other than Ohio St they play no one; its pretty easy to be the winningest football team when you play no one all year except 1 team


Michigan isnt even in the top 10 in bowl victories; UGA is 4th



Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@DawgLover4u @Birmingham__Jacket

Does it ever occur to you that all these "4 and 5 stars" aren't that good, and that these recruiting services are telling Georgia fans and Texas fans what they want to hear just so they can take their $$$?


Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@FlatTire @Birmingham__Jacket

If you think The University of Georgia is in the same league as Michigan and Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC or Bama that's fine.  You're entitled to your opinion.

But I'll you that most people across the country who understand college football will disagree with you.  

UGA has a lot of fans and hoop-la.  But that does not a great program make.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@Birmingham__Jacket   UGA is ranked 4th right now with the most current players playing in the NFL; does that register anything for you?  Or is that just recruiting services telling UGA fans what they want to hear?

FlatTire
FlatTire

@Birmingham__Jacket   the only hoop-la is Michigan and Ohio St thanks to most of the major media being Big 10 graduates or graduates from the Big 10 area


I dont think UGA is in the same league as Notre Dame in the past but the last 25 years yea  USC and Bama no


Ohio St has never beaten a top level SEC program they're recently 0-9 and isn't even in the top 15 in bowl wins; yet they play in more BCS level games and National Titles than any school I know cause they dont play no one all year and get beat during the post season hence their lousy bowl record; look at this year as yet another example


Michigan is probably the most overrated program there is

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@FlatTire @Birmingham__Jacket

Overrated?  Georgia is overrated.  Georgia is the team that every August the hoop-la is "Georgia's going to win the the East."  "Georgia's going to win the SEC."  "Georgia's year for a NC"... In 2008 they made the cover of SI with a catchy title called "Who going to Compete With The Dawgs?"  Ironically, even lowly Georgia Tech did that year.  That's overrated.

DawgLover4u
DawgLover4u

@FlatTire @Birmingham__Jacket

Good point, Flat tire. 

Jacket reminds me of the nerd actuary who fell face down in three inches of water and drowned because he knew from studying stats that, "Statistically you can't drown in three inches of water"!

It does bother me, though, that with so many Dawg players evident in the NFL, Georgia doesn't have a greater number of college titles too! 

What an indictment on Richt!

TideDawg
TideDawg

@FlatTire @Birmingham__Jacket  Michigan, like the other Big Ten national champions, was voted National Champion by a prejudiced voting system. They had good teams but never really had to beat anybody in a championship game. Running up big scores on cupcake teams was their trademark and that impressed the voters.

FlatTire
FlatTire

@Birmingham__Jacket   why wouldn't UGA be ranked #1 with 3 #1 draft picks on the same team including the #1 pick of the draft


and yet again the coaching staff cant even win a conference championship