I hope Mark Richt’s right about this, but I sort of fear he’s waving a red cape in front of a bull when he says,
“We can’t sit around and cry about it because if we do, we’re really going to be in trouble,” Richt said. “There’s a lot of history of both these teams being ranked when we play and now we’re both sitting there without a win in the SEC. A little bit different circumstances for both teams, but a very important game for both of us.”
A Georgia loss would send the Bulldogs to their first 1-5 start since 1905.
Richt said he’s not concerned with fans turning on the Bulldogs or his players being affected by negativity.
“I think it’s a minority of fans who will really come out and be horribly negative with our guys and this coaching staff,” Richt said. “I think the majority of our fans are true blue and they’re going to support us no matter what because we’re their team and they love the team.
“Walking off that field at Colorado, I thought the fans that showed up there were phenomenal before, during and after the game. … Everybody’s disappointed, but I don’t see many fans getting real nasty.”
I think that theory is going to be tested Saturday. I remember the crowd at the Auburn ’99 game. At the time, I didn’t join in, but I didn’t cringe, either. Mike Bobo’s got a chance to play Kevin Ramsey, especially after the fifth time he sends Carlton Thomas to run between the tackles. Trust me, Coach, it’s not company you want to keep.