He Who Must Not Be Named.

Maybe it’s just me, but I continue to sense that there something about the Crowell departure that sits differently with Mark Richt than is usually the case.  Take his response to this question today:

Q: Is it difficult to replace Isaiah?

A: “We’ve got some running backs here so they will get it done. We feel like we have a good group of guys who can make plays for us.”

Short and sweet cold.  No mention of what has to be made up from last year’s production.  No acknowledgement of Isaiah’s talent.  Not even the “it’s unfortunate, but we’ve all got to move on… wish him the best” comment Richt usually offers in this context.  Kind of strange, no?

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20 responses to “He Who Must Not Be Named.

  1. Castleberry

    Evil Richt doesn’t have time for this shit.

  2. Puffdawg

    Mark Richt has lost control of his own responses.

  3. Scott W.

    Not really. The kid was given several chances and still fucked him in the end.

    • wnc dawg

      So was M. Robinson and I remember Richt visiting him in jail after dismissing him and talking about helping him move on, that he was hurting, etc. This does seem different to me.

    • The Lone Stranger

      Little Larry Sellers like ….!!

  4. JAX

    I wouldn’t blame Richt if he said “I’m sick of the bullshit”, and left it at that. Kids like Crowell, Reid, et al are gifted with extreme talent, are given a tremendous opportunity, and have a path to certain success and wealth. All they have to do is work hard and not do stupid shit – yet they continue to do stupid shit.

    • gastr1

      And not work hard.

    • Gravidy

      “Work and and not do stupid shit”. It really is an exceedingly simple formula. It is fashionable to lament these kids’ backgrounds and whatnot, but none of that changes the fact that remaining in Richt’s good graces is breathtakingly simple.

  5. The underlying offense is a far cry from emerging from an alley or any of the usual “boys will be boys” kind of stuff we usually see at Georgia. I think Richt is approaching the situation with the appropriate amount of gravity.

  6. sniffer

    As I read the earlier post regarding K Houston, the thought came to me that Coach Richt may not be having much fun right now. Spring/Summer of roster turmoil, Crowell, Houston, etc. and now being highly ranked nationally bringing more scrutiny. Yes, I know he’s well compensated and experienced with having a program in the spotlight. He may just be tired from it all. I know I am..

    • Bubs

      His job isn’t about fun. He gets paid nearly 3 million per year to be a head coach and deal with all of the stuff that comes with that, good and bad. I’m sure it’s wearing on him, but that is the nature of his job. If he can’t handle it then we’re screwed.

  7. Debby Balcer

    I am sure he is tired of people throwing away chances when others are doing everything right and don’t get their chances. At this point what more it there to say about someone who is gone because of their own actions.

  8. Macallanlover

    I think CMR handled it well, Crowell was last year’s story. Time to move on. We wasted enough energy on that in 2011. I still maintain we will be better off without the distraction and drama. We have enough talent to run the ball well if we can do anything up front.

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      “…CMR handled it well,Crowell was last year’s story.” +1. CMR is trying to put Crowell behind him and his team and move on. Talking about it just prolongs it. He’s handling the situation exactly right.

  9. JG Shellnutt

    Isaiah: a guy CMR could not afford to lose on the recruiting trail but could not afford to keep on the team.

  10. JN

    To me it’s not what he said so much as how he said it. I got the same feeling during his presser at Media Days. He has a quiet confidence this year that I haven’t seen since at least 2005. Hopefully we’ll look back on the first Sunday in December and know why he had that quiet confidence about him.