If you think Mark Richt’s Georgia career is staring into the abyss, one more loss away from falling in, it’s not. For every fan who’s threatened to cancel his season tickets (threatened as opposed to actually doing the dirty deed, you know), there are plenty of others ready to write their checks. For every “one of the biggest Dawg fans around… alright, maybe I don’t go to every game…”, there are plenty of others who do and plan on continuing to do so.
In other words, the money is still rolling in. And we all know what that means on the Georgia Way.
You’ll know Mark Richt is in real trouble when the cash starts drying up. Or when recruits start turning their backs on the program. Neither has happened. In fact, with regard to the latter, news popped up that a second potential member of the much ballyhooed class being assembled for the next signing day, four-star defensive lineman Julian Rochester, has quietly signed his financial aid forms with Georgia, as had Jacob Eason.
No, that doesn’t mean his February fax is in Athens yet, but that’s not a sign he’s bailing out, either. Quite the contrary: “Rochester said a major coaching shakeup would be the only way he would not wind up at UGA.”
I know, I know. That message board chatter is so convincing. Who are you gonna believe, Julian Rochester, or that guy who claims his sister knows the cousin of one of Georgia’s big contributors?