Tag Archives: Mark Richt

Having a running game makes you smarter.

I’ll be the first to admit I’m probably reading way more into this than it deserves, but isn’t it refreshing to read a national media article that gets Mark Richt’s input on something other than player discipline/program perception?

There’s no telling what they’ll want to hear from him if Gurley goes for a buck fifty in a win in Columbia.

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Evil Richt, with a vengeance

It’s the P.S. in his letter that really nails it for me.

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UPDATE:  Too good to be true.

That’s kind of evil, too, now that I think about it.

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A fine line

Just curious about something, based on a debate some of y’all had in the comments this week.  Take a look at this:

Of the 12 winningest coaches in SEC history, as judged by winning percentage, are active in the conference. Nick Saban‘s .804 on-the-field winning percentage at LSU and Alabama ranks fourth in conference history behind Urban Meyer (.813), Gene Stallings (.810) and Frank Thomas (.805). LSU’s Les Miles is fifth at .798, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier is ninth at .750 and Georgia’s Mark Richt is 12th at .739.

Where do you draw the line between good and great there?  Fifth?  Ninth?  Eleventh?

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Wow

The problem with exercises like this one, aside from coachspeak (Of the 65 coaches, ‘hungry’ was the most common description.”) is the lack of nuance.

Is Richt saying…

  • “Wow, wait ’til people get a load of Isaiah McKenzie”?
  • “Wow, I can’t believe Ray Drew is on the scout team”?
  • “Wow, Todd Gurley”?
  • “Wow, I can’t believe that with a week to go we haven’t settled on the starters in the secondary yet”?

Beats me.

What do you think he’s ginned up about?

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So much for absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Mark Richt doesn’t seem to be reluctant about throwing daggers in Todd Grantham’s direction these days.

https://twitter.com/FletcherPage/status/499596760306946048

Of course, I could be totally off base about who those “some coaches” are.

But I doubt it.

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The perception of Mark Richt, in charts

Marc Weiszer Chris White has an informative piece up comparing aspects of the career of Mark Richt versus those of Vince Dooley, Paul “Bear” Bryant, Nick Saban, Les Miles and Steve Spurrier.  And you know what?  For the most part, Richt comes off respectably in comparison.

He does look bad in record against top rival, but even in that area, he shows signs of turning that around, riding a three-game winning streak and playing the Gators even over the last eight games.

Then, there’s this:

Talk all you want about winning percentage and bowl games, but most fans will tell you all that matters at the end of the day is the ability to finish atop the heap. Bryant earned six tiles in this time, a feat matched only by Michigan’s Fielding H. Yost. Saban is the only other coach listed with more than one title, and Richt is the lone coach in this sample who doesn’t yet have a national championship on his record.

The difference between zero and one may not seem like much, but when it comes to winning national championships, it’s a big gap.

Bonus note – this doesn’t come from the AB-H piece, but it’s worth pointing out that Georgia remains in enviable company when it comes to road records.

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Type “Mark Richt lost control” into Google and you will get roughly 29,000 results.

Here’s something I never thought I’d see appear in print:

Saban and Richt want the same thing when it comes to keeping players on the right track and on the right side of the law. But for at least one day and one offseason, the coach we expected to play the role of disciplinarian was not the one who showed up to take the stage.

Aight.

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