Chris Low pens a reasonable column evaluating Richt’s career.
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Chris Low = Disney Dawg.
Yes, a nice article by Low, but I did have to laugh at this:
“Everybody knows in SEC country that he’s the dean of this league”
(then scroll down a few paragraphs)
“In fact, since Richt’s arrival, Georgia is the only school in the league that hasn’t changed head coaches at least once.”
Um, yeah. Oh, all of the other schools have changed coaches during Richt’s tenure? AND he’s the longest tenured coach in the league???
Ok, maybe I’m nitpicking, but he just presented that 2nd point as if it was some kind of revelation (“In fact…”) when he had already said that everybody knows…
Chris Low did a good job this time.
In fact, a good job was done by Chris Low.
Egads, your ending looks like an LSAT question.
I need something in my coffee this morning
The only thing that was going to threaten CMR’s career at UGA was sticking with Martinez. Had he hitched his wagon to Willie for 2010, 2011 really could have been the end. Because of the change I think CMR will be the coach at Georgia as long as he wants to and I am very content with that. As Georgia fans we need to realize that we have a top-10 head coach nationally and none of the other 9 would be interested in UGA if CMR were to be cut loose given his track record. He hasn’t been perfect but it could be easily argued that the last nine years have been the best 9 year stretch in UGA football history.
The next nine could be even better. The way I see our new defensive scheme working, I don’t think that it will be impacted by talent flucuations the same way that Martinez’s defense was.
To run the “Miami 4-3″ you really had to have studs at most every position as it really is predicated on “out atheleting” the opposition. That is tough to do in the SEC. I see the “one-gap 3-4″ as a system that is more predicated on effort/responsibilities. As such I don’t see production falling off like we did when we transitioned from Blue/Davis at safety to Battle/Johnson. Just keep plugging in guys that want to get after it and the results will follow. In that vein, I think that we will get back to playing defense like we did when Erk was here. We didn’t always have the best players, but you knew you were in for a fight. Add that to what I suspect will be an offense that will continue to attract great skilled position players and you can really expect to compete for championships each and every year.
I agree. Who would want to come to UGA after they ran off the program’s winningest coach through their first nine years, after winning 2 SEC titles, having 2 BCS wins and finishing in the top 10 six times? Tennessee proved that stability is worth a lot, and Richt was a better coach than Fulmer in my opinion.
The real drop off at the safety postion came when Reshad Jones was playing safety. In 2005-2007 when Battle/Johnson were playing the defense was fine, in the top of the SEC in most major categories. To have those two guys playing safety and performing well is a testament of how good a secondary coach Coach Martinez was.
Blue was still back there in 2005. Our db’s first showed signs of real trouble vs UT in 2006. We lost our aggresiveness trying to cover for poor corner play and limited ability at safety and it snowballed eventually impacting the whole defense.
That’s far too rational to be posted on the Internet. Who is he and what has he done with the real Chris Low?
Willie was “read and react ” and “bend but don’t break” the trouble was we were not coached up to do the correct reads and therefore we broke a lot the last 3 years.
Somehow I thing the new D coaches will not give a pass to players like B Evans who could not work film study into their busy schedules.
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