This is the most succinct postmortem of Mark Richt’s downfall I’ve read yet:
The skinny: In 15 years at Georgia, Mark Richt posted 10 10-win seasons. Ten. You know how many 10-win seasons Missouri’s had since it started playing football in 1890? Seven. Yet, 10 10-win seasons and a winning percentage of .740 wasn’t enough to convince UGA that Richt was the right man to lead the Bulldogs into the future. Richt could collect talent. He could win games but not the right games. Only nine teams in the power conferences won more games than Georgia last year – Clemson, North Carolina, Oklahoma, TCU, Michigan State, Ohio State, Iowa, Stanford and Alabama – but only two scores really mattered for the Bulldogs last fall. Only two scores sealed Richt’s fate:Alabama 38, Georgia 10
Florida 27, Georgia 3
With a chance to earn a place at the big boy table in the SEC, the Bulldogs were outclassed in their two biggest games.
Hard to argue with any of that.