Mark Richt has lost control of Phil Steele.

With a minimum of ten years’ experience,

What’s remarkable is that two of the coaches on that list – Miles and Richt – have been on hot seats in the last five years.


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30 responses to “Mark Richt has lost control of Phil Steele.


    Confirms my suspicion about some of our fan base.

  2. bulldogbry

    Cue the “MNC” comments

    • etdawg

      +1 same thought

    • Yep, people forget that guys like Paterno, Osborne, and Bowden, who any college football fan would admit are coaching legends, took 17 years or more (Osborne over 20) at their schools before they won a MNC.

      I’m not saying Richt is going to be mentioned in the same breath as those guys 20 years from now, but I do hate it when I hear our fans say things “If Richt hasn’t won a national title by now, he’s never going to.” I do believe that eventually Richt is going to have that season where the necessary stars align, the ball bounces our way a couple of extra times, and we bring home that crystal trophy.

      And McGarity will reward Richt handsomely with a $25,000 annual pay raise, or something along those lines. 😉

    • 202dawg

      Cue Janet…

  3. Dog in Fla

    Nick Saban does not have time for arithmetic that ranks Big Game Bob, Irwin, CMR, and das Hat above him

    • AthensHomerDawg

      I wonder if Pruitt can match his intensity?

      • Dog in Fla

        Our players better hope that Jeremy can’t match Nick’s proficiency in the use of barometers

        “I’m going to tell you what, if I had a barometer up your ass to say whether you were giving effort or not” or if a hurricane coming

  4. Charles

    I look at that list and think two things: (1) “this should be unsurprising to more people” and (2) “oh so close…”

    Richt couldn’t quuuuuuite get over the Florida hump while Meyer was there. There were some brutal years (2008 and 2009 come to mind). But the other games were close and competitive. Some years, we took superior teams into Jax and wet the bed (2005, 2008). In 2006, we overachieved against with a freshman quarterback.

    As for the rest of the group, Richt is 2-4 against Saban and 3-2 against Miles.
    Strip away the MNC beauty pageant, and we’ve got a coach who holds his own against the best of the best, even without the institutional advantages derived from oversigning and academic standards.

    GATA, y’all.

    • Sanford222view

      Doesn’t Richt have 3 wins against Saban or was the 2005 SECCG win over LSU against Miles?

      • Bob

        That was Les Miles’ first year. He was 1-2 against Saban at LSU and 1-2 against him at Bama. He is however 4-4 vs LSU and 3-2 vs Bama during his coaching career.

  5. Mayor of Dawgtown

    What I find remarkable about that list is that Big Game Bob is at the top. Who’d have thunk it?

  6. Normaltown Mike

    If Gruden were at UGA, he’d be above Stoops at zero.

    • Dog in Fla

      Which ranks Chuckie perfectly because he has always been considered by some to be a unique purely imaginary number

  7. Rebar

    People need to start appreciating what we have in Coach Richt.

  8. MDDawg

    If you ranked the salaries of those 5 coaches, Richt would be at the bottom of the list by about a million dollars. That just blows my mind every time I see what the other college football coaches, especially SEC coaches, are being paid.

    • Dog in Fla

      It’s almost as if he were coaching at Brown

      • AthensHomerDawg

        The calling all Eeyore Dawgs and Bobo haz a crayon crowd have been noticeably quiet.
        I like it that way.

        • FarmerDawg

          Amen, support the team and enjoy the game.

        • Skeptic Dawg

          Richt earned himself the right to be fired a few years ago due to the programs slide from 2006-2010. He also earned the right to keep his job a tad longer during 2011 (following the first 2 games of the season) and 2012. 2013 will be fresh in everyone’s mind heading into 2014. Only time will tell.

          • Mayor of Dawgtown

            Correct me if I’m wrong here, but didn’t the 2007 Georgia football team finish #2 in the nation (and should have been #1 if they hadn’t been f#cked out of playing in the BCSNCG by an ESPN hatchet job). I don’t think that year was part of the “slide.” Your whole premise is wrong Skeptic. Some years the team has been better than others. If there was a “slide” it really lasted only 2009 through 2010. In 2011 the Georgia team won the SEC East. In 2012 the Dawgs won the SEC East again and if the SECCG ends a little differently, that team is in the BCSNC and likely wins the NC. No “slide” there. Was last season part of a new “slide?” Quit trying to create trends when they really don’t exist.