What the hot seat hath wrought:
“I want to start by saying that I think Georgia has an excellent class going right now and they are the team to beat for five-star tackle John Theus of Jacksonville, Fla., and five-star running back Keith Marshall of Raleigh, N.C. — the top running back prospect in this class. With that, it has to be of some concern that Florida, Auburn, Alabama and others have come into the Peach State and gotten early commitments from prospects that the Bulldogs offered and wanted. With a good season on the field to quiet some of the rumblings about coach Mark Richt’s future, I think UGA could close as strong as anyone, but right now, the exodus of in-state talent has to be of some concern.”
The math doesn’t matter. Nor does the fact that Richt’s in on some top-notch out-of-state talent. The narrative says there is only one reason Georgia can’t close the borders right now.
And that’s just the polite way this recruiting flack puts it. Imagine how Richt’s rivals are pitching this crap on the recruiting trail.