Tag Archives: Mark Richt

Mark Richt has lost control of his won-loss record.

Things went worse in his last game than we thought.

Screenshot-2017-10-4 Georgia firing Mark Richt has worked well for the Bulldogs, Kirby Smart, Miami and Richt

Well, Jim Donnan will be the first to tell you that you can’t keep losing to Georgia Tech.



Filed under Georgia Football

“So much for the old-dog-new-tricks cliché.”

And here I thought that a recruiting post about how “(t)he Miami Mark Richt and the Georgia Mark Richt are completely different beasts” and that “the Hurricanes’ second-year head coach has changed everything … including the results” meant that Richt was no longer hoarding offers and roster spots like they were the Crown Jewels of England.


This is the new era of Miami recruiting and the new era of Mark Richt – an era where every advantage is played up to the thousandth degree and every opportunity is seized. Even at the ACC Kickoff event in Charlotte last week, Richt was selling his program. He arrived at the event donning an extremely on-the-nose tan suit, complete with a “U” lapel pin, and carefully cultivated facial stubble that would pass for cool in a South Beach club. He made sure to refer to Miami as “paradise” in his opening statement and even gave a public shutout to the high school players in the South Florida area.

It just sounds like he’s updated his look for South Beach.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

It’s always sunny in Miami.

In a more innocent time, this is a picture that would have launched a thousand Evil Richt ships.

By the way, Hale covering a Richt presser is like déjà vu all over again, man.

Then, this would have set off rumbles in certain circles about not being serious, focused and game-faced.

Can you plateau eating a sandwich?  Asking for an athletic director…


UPDATE:  Just like you draw it up.


Filed under ACC Football

Yeah, right.

I simply can’t imagine that, short of facing off in the CFP, Georgia would willingly agree to play this game.

Not that I wouldn’t love to hear someone interview McGarity about it.


Filed under Georgia Football

It never was about getting top talent.

If you had to pick a school that generated the most players on a list of the NFL’s top 100, you’d pick Alabama, correct?

Well, you’d be half right.

… The NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2017 features 20 former SEC players, not including former TAMU stars Von Miller and Michael Bennett.

Alabama and Georgia not only led all SEC teams, but they led all of college football, too. Of course, Alabama won several championships with the following players included, and Georgia, well, didn’t. But that’s why Kirby Smart now roams the sidelines at Georgia to help change that.

This is why I have a hard time feeling sorrowful over Mark Richt’s departure.  Georgia never had a problem signing elite talent.  It had a problem maintaining roster depth.  As to that, we all know where the buck stopped.

Just like we know where it stops now.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

Butts-Mehre’s next nightmare?

I don’t think this current scenario is ultimately going to play out by the time the dust settles at next February’s signing day, but I sure would pony up a penny for Greg McGarity’s thoughts if Miami crushed recruiting in the next class and Smart didn’t.

Maybe it’ll be the subject of a future The First Word.


Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

Today, in one of these things is not like the other

Giant sigh.

Just once would have been nice.  Just once.


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