As easy as it is to wax cynical about so much of what goes on in college football, there is something authentic about Mark Richt that is always worth appreciating.
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Yeah that is a really great idea and I am glad that he is doing it.
Richt has lost contol of being an asshole.
This is a really great thing. I’ll trade a win or two every season for a caring environment. Saban wins–but he will cut your ass and leave you for dead in a second if you don’t produce…look how he uses up running backs. This ranks up there with the Southern Miss cat buying seniors suits for interviews. Good good show Coach.
When you read stuff like the recent articles describing tension in the Gator locker room last year and the bottom falling out for them at the end of the season (Think Ga. Southern.) you wonder if Coach Richt’s approach to his players is the reason things like that don’t happen to us and we seem to be able to hold it together even when things aren’t going well. Looks like these former players are really happy to be back together. Warms your heart to see that.
I hear many people complaining about Richt and that he may not be the one to get us to the top. However, he has evolved over his career and I think when he finds the right formula of coaches and process it will happen. My bigger concern is McGarity and whether or not he will give Richt everything he needs and wants to keep up with the Sabans of the world.
I am no fan of McFrugal, actually have gotten more concerned with each passing month, but the reasons for the ceiling over our program pre-date his arrival. UGA is not on a level playing field with other programs when it comes to admissions or disciplinary actions. I am not complaining about us having high standards, just disappointed other institutions don’t step their game up.
As for measuring our success under Richt, I think the record is damned impressive when you play in the toughest conference in the land (at its peak level historically) and you do so with one hand tied behind your back. The detractors can rightly point to a game here or there that we coulda/shoulda won, or even the few times we didn’t show well, but we are competitive with everyone we play. I can recall only a handful of games I didn’t think we could win going in during his 13 years as a HC. To do it the way we have, that is damned solid.
I looked at that and the first person I thought of was Decory Bryant.
I’m glad they finally settled with him but it’s shameful that it played out the way it did – regardless of where fault can be laid.
A great program and a good legacy for Paul Oliver to help other players.
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