Richt admitted to the crowd that he felt the Bulldogs lost some close games last year because the other team played harder.
“That’s embarrassing,” Richt told the audience. “It’s our shame and it’s my fault. We’re not going to let that happen again.”
– Florida Times-Union, 4/22/11
I’m amused the above quote’s gotten the attention it has. It’s not like that’s a big surprise to any Georgia fan who sat through the Liberty Bowl fiasco.
The novelty, I suppose, is the head coach accepting full responsibility for poor effort. So it’s kind of a “man bites dog” story. That says more about what we expect to hear out of Richt’s peers than anything else.