“I’m not saying (critics) shouldn’t take shots…”

He’s just sayin’.

“It’s not the critic who counts. It’s not the man who points out where the strong man stumbled or whether the doer of deeds could’ve done them better,” Richt said, quoting Roosevelt. “The credit belongs to the man who’s actually in the arena, who’s been devoured. Win or lose, at least he wasn’t one of those timid souls that know neither victory nor defeat.”

When in doubt, go to the arena.


Filed under Georgia Football

Order is restored. 

They don’t call it Mark Richt Field for nothing. 


Filed under Georgia Football, Georgia Tech Football

Game day thoughts, old-fashioned hate edition

I’m not gonna lie to you.  It’s been a tough week to summon up the usual emotion I feel for this game.  But I’m there.  And I’ll be there to cheer Georgia on today.

There’s a certain whiff of 2009 that I catch, going in.  No, Tech isn’t highly ranked, or even favored, but there are rumors swirling about careers being at stake, Georgia’s game plan should again involving minimizing the role of the passing attack and there’s nothing more to play for today than pride.  Sounds familiar.

In the end, pride should be enough.  Georgia is the more talented team and, barring turnovers, should be able to grind its way to another win.  The Dawgs have worked that formula successfully for several weeks now and there’s little reason to think it shouldn’t work again today, as Roof’s defense isn’t any better than the ones Georgia’s seen during the recent winning streak.

The game is likely to be pretty ugly along the way, but one blessing is that with both teams emphasizing the run, it should run its course mercifully quickly.

Today, it’s all about We Run This State.  Tomorrow, we can turn to Who Runs This Program.

Add your game day thoughts in the comments.  Meanwhile, I’m off to beautiful BDS, aka Mark Richt Field.


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If misery loves company…

… then one thing that won’t be lacking at Bobby Dodd Stadium today is a sense of companionship.


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“Thanks for a great 11 years.”

The offseason head coaching market is gonna be something.


UPDATE:  Then again, maybe it doesn’t mean what it sounds like.

After all, this is Les Miles we’re talking about.


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One way or the other, it shouldn’t be that hard.

Mark Bradley, of all people, gets McGarity’s choice right.

Once very nearly a great coach, Richt has descended to the ranks of the pretty good. Cold numbers tell us so. If you’re a decision-maker at Georgia, you have to ask: Is pretty good good enough for our proud and prosperous program? If it’s not, are you confident in Richt’s ability to lead the Bulldogs back to prominence? And if you aren’t, isn’t your choice clear?

Notice it’s got nothing to do with the Georgia Tech game.  If somebody like Bradley can frame the decision properly, why is it so hard for the people in Butts-Mehre to do the same?


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“It’s time to go.”

At least that’s what this guy thought about Tom Osborne in 1990.

No, it’s not meant to be commentary on Richt’s fate.  But hindsight sure is funny sometimes.  And maybe we fans don’t always know as much as we think we do.


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