Daily Archives: October 25, 2015
Just a few random impressions from a Dawgless Saturday:
- The ACC is left with Clemson holding the banner for its national title hopes. Maybe this will be that year.
- Al Golden is toast.
- Speaking of national title hopes, the Pac-12 has to be wishing for a heckuva lot more undefeated teams going down in the next few weeks. (There are still twelve BCS teams without a loss, but several of those aren’t in P5 conferences.)
- The SEC East is a two-team race, and I think we can safely say Missouri isn’t a part of that.
- The West is now a three-team race. The irony there is the team most of us think is the best is the only one not in control of its destiny.
- Can anybody explain Ole Miss’ season? I can’t.
- And Gus takes the lead in the most overpaid coach in the SEC West race.
The AB-H does some scouting, whips out an Open Records request to find out how much love Morehead and McGarity were getting from the fan base during the losing streak, and discovers,
McGarity and/or UGA president Jere Morehead received 38 emails or letters relating to Richt and the football program between Oct. 3, the day Georgia lost to Alabama 38-10, and Oct. 14, four days after the Tennessee loss, according to an open records request by the Athens Banner-Herald and OnlineAthens.com.
Of those, 28 either wanted Richt fired (“When the season is finished, perhaps we should make an offer to Kirby Smart of Alabama to be our next Football Head Coach,” one alum wrote), changes to be made or expressed unhappiness with the team’s performance. Four wrote to express support for Richt.
Others wrote about the way players acted in a pregame incident with Alabama, complained about the Sanford Stadium atmosphere, or the condition of the field at Tennessee.
I’d love to know how that compares to the flow of complaints at peak “run the damn ball, Bobo!”. Judging from McGarity’s attitude, it doesn’t sound a lot different.
“You know probably starting Saturday night into Sunday into Monday, your inbox is going to be full of people expressing their thoughts,” McGarity said.
Some can’t wait, sending them at halftime.
Halftime, eh? I’ve probably sat near a few of those folks.
Scott Ripley wrote two days after the Tennessee loss that he no longer planned to buy season tickets, because he did not think Richt could lead Georgia to another championship.
“I’m the only one that’s fed up enough,” he said with a laugh when told he was the only fan to threaten to not renew tickets.
Talk is cheap, bud. Get back to us next year after you don’t renew. Then maybe I’ll start taking the threat more seriously.
This is the look of a man whose team ended a five-game losing streak by beating the No. 9 team in the land on the flukiest of game ending plays.
As I said last night,