Brandon Larrabee catches something about Richt that I think deserves more attention than it generally gets:
… In his 12 seasons coaching in the SEC, only three times has Georgia not ranked in the top half of the SEC in passing efficiency — and only once more have they failed to place in the top third of the league. Two of those years can be explained as the Joe Cox interregnum (2009, when Georgia ranked seventh in the conference) and Matthew Stafford’s freshman season (2006, when the team ranked 10th). Aaron Murray has taken that trend to new heights; the 172.81 team passer rating in 2012 was the highest the Dawgs have hit with Richt at the helm, and Murray was the second-best passer in the country by that measure. But he’s part of a trend nonetheless.
Really, when you get down to it, one flop with a quarterback who’d spent significant time in the program in twelve years ain’t too shabby. I wonder how many other programs can boast of a similar track record. You’d have to think that bodes well for Georgia next year after Murray’s departure.