And the meme goes on…

With a nice twist, from ESPN’s Pat Forde’s piece about the 2006 signing class:

… Georgia was No. 4 and performed so poorly that Mark Richt had to shake up his staff and has himself edged toward the hot seat.

You see, he’s not actually on the hot seat, he can just feel the warmth emanating from it.


Filed under Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles

11 responses to “And the meme goes on…

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    Drama; they gotta make drama.


  2. Pat Forde is amazed that people care about who their CFB teams’ next players are going to be? Wow.

    What an idiotic column. More of the lazy, anecdotal “______ was a bust, so recruiting rankings are meaningless” argument. Pat Forde could afford to take a statistics class or ten. He clearly doesn’t understand the concept of them.


    • Normaltown Mike

      The WWL and many in sports (does Pery Laurentino work in sports?) treat recruiting as some odd niche but the NFL draft is presented as if it is as scientific as the development of a proton accelerator.


  3. dawg

    I guess the coach has one happy business manager since almost every program in the country would be coming after one of the best in the coaching profession.


  4. RedCrake

    Um… I hate to break this to Pat Forde, but two of Georgia’s recruits that year went #1 and #12 in the NFL draft. While they were playing they led the school to a #2 final ranking and a Sugar Bowl victory. One broke the school record for TD passes in a season. Though they both had their ups and downs (as did UGA during their time here), if Richt is inching towards the hot seat — which he isn’t — the two biggest impact players from the 06 class weren’t left early and weren’t here for the season causing said inching.

    Georgia’s class ranking in 06 was somewhat inflated due to Stafford’s high rating…. but given the rash of injuries and some questionable defensive coaching they still performed well during their time in Athens.

    The record of that 06 class (38-14 – .730 winning percentage). Though our expectations may be higher and we may have wanted more, most schools in the country (and most schools in the top 25 recruiting class rankings) would like to have that record. The only reasons Richt is even sniffing at the idea of a hot seat is that LSU, Florida, and Bama have won the MNC and UGA fans want one —

    Poor Recruiting has not been and will not be the thing that gets Richt fired….if it ever comes to that.
    Questionable coaching (particularly on the defensive side of the ball) and a troubling 2-6 record are the only reasons we’re even having this discussion.


  5. kckd

    I have to agree with this to an extent. If MR has another two seasons like the last two and doesn’t get to Atlanta, I’ll be shocked if he’s not on the verge of being gone. So yes, he’s getting close to the hot seat. Doesn’t mean he’s on it or has to win the SEC this year, but he is closer.


  6. Thomas Brown

    If we have another season like the last 2 ?

    3 of the last 4 seasons have been huge disappointments.

    And, now we start this as 4 of the last 5 seasons now this year, being disappointments after our inability to recruit any players on Offense.


    • The Tick

      “3 of the last 4 seasons have been huge disappointments.”

      you call 11 wins, 10, 9 and 8 “huge disappointments!?”

      sorry but that is just insane, man


  7. Thomas Brown

    Oh yeah Tick, you are lovely son.

    4 years ago :

    2006 We LOST to Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.


    Then, just leave.

    According to you, that was GREAT ?

    3 Years ago 2007 : like I said 3 of the last 4 years huge disappointments. Have I proven 1, or not Tick ?

    2 Year ago :

    2008 :

    LOST to Georgia tek, oh that’s not a disppointment to you Tick ? Good Lord.

    LOST to Florida

    LOST to Alabama

    In these 3 losses, we allowed our opponents to score 30, 42 and 29 UNANSWERED POINTS.

    You have NO MEMORY Tick.

    Or, think I don’t.

    LAST Season :

    2009 :

    LOST to Florida again.

    LOST to Kentucky again.

    LOST to Tennessee again.

    LOST to LSU.

    LOST to Okie State whom even Houston beat, but not us.

    If you are not hugely disappointed by this performance 3 of the last 4 years, then you sir have different goals from my own.