As summaries go, this is, I think, quite good:
General: I’m giving a lot of credit to Mark Richt because, quite frankly, he’s Mark Richt. This has nothing to do with the cliche that Richt does well when expectations are low — Year2 has pretty well blown that notion up, or at least shown that there’s no real evidence of it. Instead, it has to do with the fact that Richt has a record of almost always fielding solid teams. And he can get the most out of a young team. That will be critical for a team that lost so much of its offense when Matthew Stafford and Knowshon Moreno headed to the NFL. This is, in my mind, an optimistic way of looking at Georgia’s season. But Richt has earned that.
His teams have never lost more than four games in a season. His record in opponents’ stadiums is ridiculously good. Schedule or no schedule, Stafford/Moreno or no Stafford/Moreno, I have a hard time seeing the wheels coming off the wagon in Athens this year. Just because it’s Richt’s program.