Only a blind loyalist would deny that Mark Richt inhabits some shaky ground these days. It’s my hope that he’s able to get things turned around this season, but there’s a part of me that’s starting to brace for what may come if he doesn’t.
That’s one reason I’ve taken a lot of interest lately in what Brian Cook and Michael Elkon have had to say about the coaching change (and the process which led to the coaching change) at Michigan. Obviously, no two situations are identical – for one thing, I’ve got more faith in Greg McGarity than they have in Dave Brandon – but as an exercise in be-careful-what-you-wish-for, it’s been useful.
With that in mind, take a look at this post at mvictors.com which Brian linked to yesterday. It’s an attempt to put the Michigan fan base on the couch and break down the various factions in play and how they’re responded to events on the ground. Because it does so without getting emotional and without taking sides, I found it fascinating.
Things aren’t as complicated with the Georgia fan base, due, I suspect, in large part to the length of Richt’s tenure and to the fact that he’s had more success than RichRod did, but we’ve certainly got our share of clans. Rather than spell out my version of the state of the Dawgnation, I thought I’d let you guys give it a shot. What resonates with you from that post?