I guess this comes with trying to be the best provocative sports radio talk you can be, but this Bounds fella followed up his slam-bang performance on Finebaum (which evidently generated some pushback from the Georgia side) by inviting Dave Bartoo on his show (click the link here) to do some more Richt slapping.
Now I think Bartoo does an excellent job with his analysis and if somebody wants to argue that Richt has underachieved, especially in his last five seasons, don’t expect me to argue.
But I’m afraid Bounds’ enthusiasm for making his point got the better of Dave there. A large part of the discussion centers around Georgia’s recruiting, and I can’t figure out if they’re jumping Richt’s case for not doing better on the recruiting trail (Bounds cites that terrific analysis David Ching did about how many SEC and P5 recruits come from Georgia) or if it’s a matter of Richt having not done better with what he’s had. I can buy the latter, but make up your minds, guys.
But the best part of all is the wonder Bounds claims to have about Georgia’s loss to Georgia Tech last year. Now, again, there’s no question that Richt’s call to squib kick was boneheaded and he was properly rewarded for it. But hilarity ensues over Bounds marveling at Georgia ever losing to the Jackets, getting Bartoo to estimate Georgia should win about 90% of the time… and simply failing to acknowledge Richt’s 12-2 record against Georgia Tech.
Like I said, there’s legitimate stuff to knock Richt about. But when you’re trying that hard, you kind of defeat your own purpose.
Better luck with the next guest, Bo.