What’s missing at Georgia? Absolutely nothing

 

 

The question was a sincere one from a young reporter who really wanted to know:

What’s missing at Georgia?

His point: The SEC has won four national championships since Mark Richt got to Georgia in 2001. None of them belonged to the Bulldogs. Florida has won two of the last three BCS titles. LSU won national championships in 2003 and 2007 and has won three SEC championships in the past eight years. Georgia was ranked No. 1 prior to the 2008 season and finished with a “disappointing” 10-3 record.

So he wanted to know what those programs have that Georgia doesn’t have.

I didn’t agree with the premise of the question but I wanted to give him an answer backed up with some facts. So I crunched a few numbers and came up with this answer: There is nothing missing at Georgia that a little perspective, and maybe an All-SEC defensive end or two, wouldn’t cure.

I do a weekly radio show out of Nashville (104.5 The Zone) and last Wednesday a caller asked me if Richt would be in trouble if he had another “disappointing” season. He was serious.

Now Mark Richt certainly doesn’t need me to make a case for him. But let’s all take a deep breath here and try to take some of the emotion of last season out of the process.

Here is what the top six football programs in the SEC have accomplished in the eight years that Mark Richt has been at Georgia:

Team————Wins—–SEC wins*—–SEC Champ—-BCS Bowls——-BCS titles

Georgia———-82———–46—————-2——————3——————-0

LSU—————-82———–45—————-3——————4——————-2

Florida————77———–46—————2——————-3——————-2

Auburn————71———–43————–1——————-1——————-0

Tennessee——–68———–42————–0——————-0——————-0

Alabama———-62————35————-0——————-1——————–0

*–Does not count SEC championship game appearances

Here is a look behind those numbers:

Nobody has won more games (82) and more conference games (46) in eight years than Richt. LSU is tied for total wins and Florida is tied for conference wins.

Only seven men in the history of Division I-A football have won 80 games in their first eight seasons as a head coach. Richt is one of those seven.

Only LSU, with three, has won more SEC championships in that span than Richt’s two. He has taken Georgia to the SEC championship game three times in eight seasons. Only LSU has been there more, with four appearances.

What about the national championships won by Florida and LSU while Georgia fans are still waiting for their first since 1980? Okay, that’s fair. But consider this: Winning a national championship is a function of being good but, in the BCS system, it is also a function of luck.

Auburn wasn’t lucky in 2004 despite being undefeated. Southern Cal and Oklahoma started the season ranked 1-2 and both went undefeated. They finished ahead of Auburn and the Tigers didn’t get the chance to play for the title.

In 2006 Florida was ranked No. 4 on championship Saturday but caught a break when No. 2 Southern Cal lost to UCLA. Florida jumped over No. 3 Michigan and into the championship game with Ohio State. If Southern Cal takes care of business, the Gators go to the Sugar Bowl and don’t win Urban Meyer’s first national championship.

In 2007 LSU began championship Saturday ranked No. 7. But losses by No. 1 Missouri and No. 2 West Virginia opened the door and LSU vaulted to No. 2. LSU proved it was the best team in the country when it trounced Ohio State in the BCS championship game. But if either Missouri or West Virginia wins, LSU never gets that chance.

The point is that if a coach with all the resources he needs is not competing at the top of his conference, then he is fair game. Georgia fans should expect their program to play at the highest level and to compete for SEC championships on a regular basis. But if a coach is competing at the top of this conference, then championships become a function of injuries and breaks.

Now, should Georgia fans be concerned that Florida has won two of the last three national championships and will be just about everybody’s preseason No. 1 in 2009?

You bet. Based on what I saw in my two days last week in Gainesville, everybody in this league is going to have to step it up to keep pace with the Gators. And there is the challenge for Richt and every other coach in this league.

 Am I missing something here? If so, the floor is yours.

 

 

 

300 comments Add your comment

crs

April 21st, 2009
1:09 pm

BVG is gone and has been gone for years, hes not returning, let it go. He did a nice job but he had much stronger d lines, when Willie had a d-line in 2007 we finished #2 in the country.

Gator Growl

April 21st, 2009
1:12 pm

Great article Tony! There’s nothing wrong with the program at Georgia overall. I think Richt has done a good job there and seems to have a favorable record against everyone with the exception of the biggest rival-Florida. And there, for UGA fans, lies the rub. Every year, you know the question up is gonna be…are you gonna beat Florida??? (I heard this quite a bit down here when V.D. was the Georgia coach). Since Florida is now the Gold standard, lets compare the programs…1)HISTORY AND TRADITION…Georgia gets the edge here, as Floridas success has primarily come over the last 20-25 years. Georgia has a much longer and storied tradition. 2)FACILITIES…Both have great stadiums/facilities and whether you’re talking “between the hedges” or the “Swamp”, both are renowned nationally. EVEN. 3)RECRUITING…again pretty even here, both Florida and Georgia are fertile grounds with both teams recruiting the other state aggressively. 4) FANS AND GAME ATMOSPHERE…again, very close here with maybe a very slight edge to Florida 5)ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION AND AD…This is where there is significant seperation…Jeremy Foley (as well as Steve Spurrier) are most responsible for Floridas foundation and its present day “elite” status. He started at the very bottom years ago, working in UFs ticket office and has become the best and most powerful AD in the conference and probably in the nation. Hired Billy Donovan and Urban Meyer who BOTH have won TWO NCs. Floridas facilities have become top flight under his term. He is the foundation of all things athletic at Florida last 20 years. Florida wins SEC Athletic Cup trophy for overall top progam almost every year. 6)COACHING AND SUPPORT STAFF…Urban Meyer has proven himself the best every place he has been. When Foley first met to interview him, he said he saw the presence, the “it” factor, right away. The presence that Foley saw that day, but wouldn’t say, was the presence of a Dynasty. He knew he finally had his man, the man that could and would take Florida to his vision, to where it is today. And here is where the biggest difference lies…Mark Richt I think will go down in Georgia history as one of its most accomplished and outstanding coaches. Urban Meyer will go down as legendary.

Gatorzone

April 21st, 2009
1:17 pm

Luck definitely plays a part, but you have to be in the position to capitalize when it befalls you. UGA could have been there in 07, had they not went to Tennessee and got blown out. You can lose fluke games by close scores, but not get blown out. Championship teams do not get embarrassed anytime during the season. It seems that coach richt (whom I like and consider a fine man) has a lapse every season. Whether it is 4th and 1 against auburn, losing to Vandy, getting blown out by UT, or not showing up against Alabama last year. If he could stop these from happening, he would be there.
Watching some of the players expressions and reactions on the sidelines, sometimes makes me wonder how much their heart was really in it. Anyone else see Stafford laughing on the sideline during a loss? Or how could a blacked out night game agains UA be so one sided? Same with UT in 07. Completely overwhelmed from the start and appeared to give up.
Thoughts?

Big Dawg

April 21st, 2009
1:23 pm

Good article Tony,

The numbers tell a story of a very successful coach and I will tell all of you football fans on this blog there is no such thing as luck. You are either fortunate that things went your way or are unfortunate. Great teams/players make things go their way as in the case of the Florida Gators last year, LSU in 2003, Tenn in 1998, AL in 1992 and GA in 1980. Being fortunate is what happened with LSU in 2007, FL in 2006 etc. and being unfortunate is what happened to Auburn in 2004.

Now to answer a question what has been missing the last 8 years at UGA under Coach Richt? IMHO it has been that Coach Richt has been learning to be a head coach as he goes along and as such has made mistakes along the way which has cost the dawgs in crucial situations each and every year. For example in the 2001 Auburn game with the clock running out with the Dawgs sitting on the 1 or 2 yard line and not getting a play off. 2002 in the Florida game losing 20-13 largely due to poor play calling on his part. Last year because of the injury situation they stopped hitting and practicing aggressively which cost them in the Alabama, Florida and GT games as the team wasn’t prepared to play 4 quarters of football. Hopefully Coach Richt has learned from his mistakes and we will see a better and more prepared team this year and in coming years. I personally believe the Dawgs are going to shock a lot of people this year by being a complete team and getting back to basics- hard nosed defense, good special teams and a good ground game to go along with a consistent passing attack. Will this equate in winning the SEC only God knows that for sure but I like our chances.

Go Dawgs

Casual Observer

April 21st, 2009
1:25 pm

I just love all these stats and the number crunchers obsessing over them. In a nutshell the bottom line is the only column that matters is the last one.

BLAZER

April 21st, 2009
1:27 pm

49-10 was a whipping! 45-42 was a W!!!!

Gatorzone

April 21st, 2009
1:28 pm

Bigdawg, good point. I agree completely

Johnny Musso

April 21st, 2009
1:31 pm

Hey Tide Rising…I guess you think that the Tide is here to stay atop the SEC west…think again…Do you really think that LSU is going away? how about Ole Miss and Auburn and Arkansas…do you really think that you are going to dominate the football world every year because of Saban? LOL…LOL….Do think that when you play Georgia or Tennessee or Florida in the future you are always going to win cause you are almighty Bama….Where have you been the last 10-12 years? Eight in a row to Auburn..and all of a sudden you want everyone to think that was just a dream….I guess you want the rest of the SEC to pretend that your bowl loss to Utah was a dream…..more like a nightmare!Where was Saban during that game with all those stud athletes you recruited.After watching you spring game oin TV last nigt I predict at least 3-4 losses for Bama this year….let the excuses begin!

DawginLex

April 21st, 2009
1:31 pm

Blazer,

45-42 was a fluke

51-7 was a beatdown

Huh?

April 21st, 2009
1:33 pm

Big Dawg, go look up the word “fortunate” in the dictionary and then get back to us big guy. Wow.

Keeping it Real with The Observer

April 21st, 2009
1:33 pm

Mr. Barnhart,

You have did it again. As an observer to this hilarious article, here are some additional facts that should be noted. Mark Richt will be one of the few coaches in the SEC to be with one team as long as he has and no National Championship. UGA got all of the 2008 preseason hype/love from the media. LSU has won a title with two coaches this decade. Florida has won two titles with one coach who have not had the same tenure as Coach Richt. With the 2009 season coming up and the potential land mines on UGA schedule, there will be something missing. Possibly a SEC/Nat’l Championship, Assistant Coach or even, I hate to say it, Head Coach. WE all like the good guy (Mark Richt) but lets face it, we’re talking the Big Business of Football. You know, the sport where if the nice guy does not produce a National Title he gets canned. (FANS WANTS BRAGGING RIGHTS)…. Now with that said, lets KEEP IT REAL.

chump Change

April 21st, 2009
1:36 pm

Florida and Tech will own GA for years to come.Reason Meyer and Johnson.So get used to it JB.And that comment about winning every time ga takes the field i believe FL GT LSU Auburn will have something to say about that.

Johnny DangerDawg

April 21st, 2009
1:37 pm

Great article, Tony. Great chart. I agree that Florida is really forcing everyone to step up. As we have seen with Southern Cal, “unbeatable” programs can be beaten every year but can nevertheless dominate their conference.

murfdawg

April 21st, 2009
1:39 pm

Atlanta Gator,
thanks for the acknowledgement. Somehow Dooley used to be able to “tweek” the schedule to get an off week before fla or at least some little sisters of the poor. Now with the added SEC game, it is difficult to do. To a lot of my tailgating buddies, the season is divided into two parts. The first eight warm-up games and the last three wars. That would be fla, AU and GT. I have lived in Atlanta all my adult life, and yes the GT game is big. I can live with 3-9 as long as we win the right three. And it takes a championship team to win those three in three weeks. Enjoy Tebow and your run. It may not happen again. But at least it happened once!

commandodawg

April 21st, 2009
1:41 pm

If you compare these 8 years with any other consecutive 8 year period in the entire history of UGA football these are the best whether you want to count total yearly wins or winning percentage (to account for the lower number of total games in earlier years).

Casual Observer

April 21st, 2009
1:42 pm

Question for the group; With CMR being viewed as the “NICE GUY” does he have the killer instinct needed to get over the hump? In the landscape of CF nowadays does being a nice guy relegate you to having nice winning % and mythical success but no rings?

Tide4u2c

April 21st, 2009
1:46 pm

Johnny Musso,

I think you are overlooking alot about Alabama and what coach Saban has done since he’s been at Bama.Saban took a Bama team that has less talent and depth than Florida,LSU,Georgia,etc and turned Alabama into a very competitive team.Despite having less talent and depth than the top teams in the SEC Bama has played them teams well and none of them teams have dominated Alabama.Sure Bama has lost but not by much since Saban has been at Bama.Excluding Utah no team in the SEC has beat Bma by more than 11 points including LSU(07),Georgia(07 by 3),And the mighty gators in 08 by 11 points and Bama had a chane to win in the SEC champ game it is not like Bama did’nt even have a chance against Florida.Bama was aboyt 11 minutes away from beating Florida.If you are going to beat Bama based on what we’ve seen since Saban has been there you are gonna have to bring your A-game and even then barely win.Go ahead and bring up Utah but realize Andre Smith was out of the game and the O-line was Bama’s strength last year.Take Tebow out of the NC game and see if Florida wins.Bama outscored Utah in the 2nd half without much of an O-line due to great coaching.

Sanford Drive

April 21st, 2009
1:49 pm

Tony,

Nashville resident here. Stroud’s BBQ is just average.

Johnny Musso

April 21st, 2009
1:58 pm

Hey Chump Change….GT beating Georgia every year….LOL..LOL…LOL What are you smoking? Never going to happen….look at all the coaches you’ve brought in over the years….and you still have a losing record against Georgia….when you have to celebrate a three point win by getting rings and talking about it all time…it shows everyone that you can’t handle success….and never will….it also shows everyone what a minor league program you have.I’ll bet you right now that you lose to the Dawgs in your stadium this year by at least 17 points and that there will be more Dawg fans in the stands than tech fans by a two to one margin…nice cracker box stadium you play in! The mere fact that you meantion Tech in the same sentence with Florida,LSU and Auburn shows everyone what an inferiority complex you have.

G8R GRAD

April 21st, 2009
2:02 pm

Good article, TB.

Coach Richt is a fine coach with an enviable record. Considering the difficulty of last year’s schedule, a 10-3 season is, at the very least, commendable – otherwise, it’s amazing. UGA’s time is coming.
TB’s numbers don’t lie – it is only a matter of time ’til UGA returns to SEC and BCS championship contention.

HDYHD!

DawgGirl32

April 21st, 2009
2:03 pm

It will be a cold day in hell when Tech “owns” UGA. Sorry guys, it’s just not going to happen. Be realistic here. Sure, you’ll win a third of your games against the dawgs but to say that Paul Johnson will own GA is just ignorant. I thought Tech fans were smarter than that. Guess not.

I second the point about Mark Richt only being a head coach for 8 years. I think we forget that he wasn’t a head coach before he came here. He’s still learning and I think this year was a tremendous learning experience for him. It sucked going through it but I think we’ll be better off for it.

One more thing: For those of you who think Florida is just going to dominate everyone in the years to come, take a look back at 2007 and see what losing experienced defensive players can do to your team. No one is immune to down years.

swgaboy

April 21st, 2009
2:06 pm

In 2002, UGA was right where Florida was in 2006. The Dawgs were ranked 3rd in the country the week of the SECCG, the same day that VT was playing #1 Miami in the Orange Bowl. The Canes lost a big lead when the Hokies tied them up in the 4th quarter with about 6 minutes to go. But Miami held on to win and set up #1 Miami vs. #2 Ohio St. with #3 UGA on the outside looking in.

Just like 2006 was for Florida when an even unlikelier UCLA upset over USC occurred, all it would’ve taken is a little luck for UGA to get in. That’s what Tony means.

For anyone who thinks that UGA doesn’t work hard and isn’t “coached up,” check how many times Richt’s teams have finished above their preseason ranking and finished higher than the SEC media predicts them to in the spring. More years than not, UGA overachieves by those standards. And that’s not by accident.

Johnny Musso

April 21st, 2009
2:10 pm

Hey Tide4u2c…What about the loss to LA. Monroe?…are we supposed to forget about that? I can understand why you’ve blocked it from your memory.They must of brought thier “A” game that day huh?I would have thought that Saban could have coached them through that loss….isn’t he the second coming of the Bear? Nice fake punt during the SEC Championship game…everyone in the stadium saw it coming but Saban…are you mental? Florida beat you down. Man up admit it!Using your logic about the Bowl loss…I guess because Georgia outscored Bama in their game in the second half with four o-line starters out it was due to Saban’s great coaching…or should that be Richt’s great coaching….get a life go back to your trailer!

Dawg5

April 21st, 2009
2:13 pm

m, you seem to forget that tech used ineligible players in 98-00.

Otto

April 21st, 2009
2:14 pm

Tide4U 11 min. from winning a game means nothing. UGA has been there plenty of times against UF with CMR on the sideline. CMR also has rarely been blown out. UGA only lost to Bama last year by 11.

I do agree the lines will keep you in games and if a few key players can’t go then you’re in trouble. CMR’s first few years the lines were good with some very solid DEs. CMR also won plenty of games without as many 5 star recruits. UGA should have a strong OL but I heard that last year before an unusually large number of injuries hit.

Roll Tide Roll

April 21st, 2009
2:16 pm

10-3 is respectable and will not get Richt fired. If I was Richt though I would be worried if I followed that up with a couple of 8-5 or 7-6 seasons. That is not likely given Richt’s record but with Stafford and Moreno gone and Martinez still there it is at least a possibility. Richt also benefited from UF, UT, GT and Bama being done for so many years early on during his tenure at UGA. Those programs are coming back strong and he has to play most of them every year.

I think it would be great if UGA fired Richt.

Mikey

April 21st, 2009
2:20 pm

Once again, I don’t care if Saban and Meyer go- and go they will.
Write it down and remember it. They will both go.
Meyer to ND and Saban to ___fill in the blank.

I will gladly keep Coach Richt rather than start over.

TheItalianDawg

April 21st, 2009
2:22 pm

well said tony, Richt is a fine coach and he will be at georgia for long time, i dont think there is anybody who would love to win nc more than richt, and it will come, georgia will win it sooner than most people think!!!

J.Hammond-Hammond

April 21st, 2009
2:26 pm

No dog fan, but Richt has my respect. Fans should not be diappoited with a 10 win season. Such is the way of College football, I guess. It seems the dogs lack some heart and appear more me instead of we.

Tide4u2c

April 21st, 2009
2:29 pm

My point was only that even with less talent and depth Bama is a very competitive team.Sure Bama can and has been beat but it is not easy now.I hate excuses you either win or lose but you can still put things in perspective and realize Bama is a much tougher team to beat now.I don’t care how good you are you cannot have injuries or 4-5 players out for a number of games and it not effect your team and chemistry which Bama faced in 07 and Georgia in 08 with injuries.You are so much more prone to upsets with players out.

Dean

April 21st, 2009
2:34 pm

Again, just want to say that I’m a UGA alum and fan and I would not want anyone else but Richt to coach our team. He has done a great job getting us back to the top level of SEC competition. Want an idea of how bad Georgia Tech wants to be like us. Just read the hatred they have for us. That speaks volumes. Some Florida fans have good posts above. They have everything going right now and I don’t expect that to change with Tebow and the defense returning. I also don’t expect UGA to go anywhere. Ebbs and Flows abound with every major college program and our dissapointment is a 10 win season. A lot of fans of other teams despise us and that in itself shows we are relevant and a strong team. The congratualtions for that go to Richt and his staff. Peace to everyone on here but if any of you think that we are ashamed of our coach or our team then you are dead wrong. Go Dawgs- GATA!

Nate

April 21st, 2009
2:35 pm

As a Tech fan, I can honestly say that Mark Richt is a very honorable man and coach. He honestly represents Georgia well and I give him the utmost respect. As for some of my fellow Jackets, can we please stop talking so big about “dominating” anyone. Did we a good season last year?? Yes, of course but let’s keep this realistic, Georgia has every recruiting advantage over us, we just have to do the best with what our academic standards and such demand. And please UT fans, stop stealing our phrase…..

“Don’t forget about my Vols. We will start whuppin y’all just like we normally do. Kiffin has energized the fanbase and is recruiting lights out. Thank God and Greyhound Fulmer is finally gone.”

Alot of talk for a coach who has literally pissed off every other SEC coach and fan and has yet to win a game for the Vols.

Lane

April 21st, 2009
2:48 pm

It was insane for Ga. to be ranked #1 last year because of the depth/youth of the OL. Also there was a clear lack of talent @ the DE.

This yr. these guys should be much better, if DE play improves. This could truly be a great OL to watch. Now if the guys covering Ga. only UNDERSTOOD the importance of the OL.

Everything starts up front.

Big B CH 99

April 21st, 2009
2:50 pm

The big thing that U have to think about when considering the BCS is not generating a true National Champ (best team in the country), but Making MONEY. They make money by putting in teams w/ a NATIONAL fan base that will bring the fans & buy merchandise. Teams w/ a National Fan Base include OU, TX, Oh. St., Mich., ND, S. Cal, & maybe Flor/LSU, ‘Bama in their hay-day. UGA hasn’t been a consistent enough program (between the Dooley yrs & Richt) to really have a true national fan base. UGA has a gigantic REGIONAL fan base (the SouthEast).

I’m a Tech fan, & I admit that Tech doesn’t even have a big Regional fan base, but we get national notoriety for our terrific Engineering (academics).

KD

April 21st, 2009
2:54 pm

Bottom line, Tony, Georgia is Florida’s little patsy and has one national championship. It’s great to have wins, but looking around at all my Athens friends, what’s “MISSING” to them is a recent national championship. Nick Saban is marching through Georgia with your recruits, and Florida is always ready to bite.

Dean

April 21st, 2009
2:54 pm

I also love people who say, “UGA makes excuses” and then some will use the excuse, “Georgia was lucky during their SEC championship runs because Florida, LSU, and Bama were down”. If that’s your logic then I can simply say that anytime your team has won anything it was only becuase the rest of college football was weak that year. Just as we can’t take away from LSU and Florida’s championships you can’t take away what UGA has won either. If you participate in that kind of thinking then you’re behaving like cry babies.

GT

April 21st, 2009
2:56 pm

There you go again, perfectly good college football man until it comes to defending your own program. This is the only blind spot you have but if you pull for anyone else you will not sale papers which is what it is all about. In this equation we do not talk about Alabama getting it back again or LSU keeping it after their change in coaching. True Auburn is out of the mix for a while but it looks to me like Mississippi has replaced them and since Georgia does not get sky high for Mississippi as they do for Auburn there is more chance of upset there too, plus Auburn will surprise you because they will look awful but still will get up for Georgia and might just beat you at there place in two years. South Carolina ,the team you love to hate, about gets you or does get you every year and looking at the recruiting of Tennessee and the coaching especially on defense tells me that ain’t going to be a cake walk either. If you were one of those stock pickers which there aren’t too many now days, whose stock would you seriously rather be buying, Georgia with had the best personal in years last year and still lost 3 games or Alabama’s which is only into its third year of a rebuilding program.

Big B CH 99

April 21st, 2009
2:58 pm

I forgot to mention that the BCS revolves around CONFERENCE TIE INS & Money. Why exactly did the Rose Bowl take the 2nd best Big 10 team in ‘07 (Illinois) when the Big 10 winner is in the NC, instead of taking UGA & putting the 2 hottest teams (UGA vs USC), I assume that more people want to watch that than USC outclass and Illinois team. They’re worried about Money & Conf. tie ins. If the Conferences stop supporting the BCS, then it loses its power.

Dean

April 21st, 2009
3:07 pm

I bet that once there is a playoff and a true national champion that most everything in the past will be considered irrelevant. Just like the NFL championship before the Super bowl or even the great strings of NC’s by Ivy League schools in the early portion of the 20th century. Get ready for alot of asteriks!

SomewhereinGA

April 21st, 2009
3:08 pm

Real Old Gold…..your statement regarding the players that “could barely read” being responsible for our 1980 National Championship is a plain baldfaced lie. It is as simple as that. I was a student there, earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at that time. I was friends with, and associated with, and had class with them on a regular basis, with the majority of the players, including most of the starters.

You can come on to our Dawg blog and make all the smack talk you want…but at least give an honest effort at making your argument/smack factual in nature.

Now, go back to watching your Star Wars reruns, writing want-to-learn-to-kiss classified ads, working at Radio Shack, or whatever you nerds do in your spare time.

Gatorzone

April 21st, 2009
3:10 pm

Dean…Wilcox?

po'd Dawg

April 21st, 2009
3:19 pm

MR is 2-6 VS. UFags. I understand losing to teams better than us but he lost to some “Fla- ri- duh” teams that were not as good as we were. Now the gap is getting even more wide. I love MR but “corch Meyers” just wants it more.

Gatorzone

April 21st, 2009
3:25 pm

Hey Po’d, way to show your true colors…
STAY CLASSY!

Dean

April 21st, 2009
3:29 pm

Dean

April 21st, 2009
3:30 pm

We don’t claim PO’d Dawg.

The Truth Hurts

April 21st, 2009
3:38 pm

Hey GT..I’ll take Mark Richt any day over Saban or Meyer. Mark Richt’s record against Saban coached teams over the years is 4-3. His record against Meyer is 1-2 (Tebow years)….Let’s see what the Gators do once your QB leaves…he’s the glue that’s held your team together the past 3 years..once he’s gone you will not be as effective running your offense. Saban’s teams have a tendancy to have a Jekyell and Hyde personality….they sometimes don’t show up to play. Just look at the teams Saban has coached over the years…up and down…Alabama will continue to have up and down years as long as Saban is coaching them….expectations will be high this year and the fans will be disappointed when they lose 3 games……I can’t wait to hear the excuses……Georgia has been anything but perfect the past few years….the past two years they have had injuries that have seriously effected their play…but I have never once heard Mark Richt use that as an excuse for a loss…he always puts the blame back on himself…not like Meyer who immediately starts pointing fingers at others i.e. Georgia loss in 07′ and Ole Miss loss in 08′. Meyer’s always looking to deflect the blame.He should be very thankful that he had Tebow who was classy enough to put the blame on himself. I never once heard Meyer step up to the plate and except responsibility. Not much of a leader if you ask me!The SEC is a great conference and any team can jump up and beat another on any weekend…..so Florida fans smile while you can and feed as much BS to anyone that will listen…when your QB leaves and you start losing everyone is going to have a field day at your expense….and it’s going to hurt bad.

Dean

April 21st, 2009
3:38 pm

If Tony was in Nashville, how about a story about Vandy. I love the UGA stories but would love to hear about teams other than Bama, Tenn, Florida and Georgia.

po'd Dawg

April 21st, 2009
3:39 pm

I assume GATORZONE was refering to my horribly insensitive remark about UFags. Ever see the “hershel walker is Gay” t-shirts worn by thousands of gator fans in jax? That shirt is an insult to Hershel and Csuckers. A gaytor fan telling someone to “stay classy” is like Mrs. Obama telling someone they are fat or look like a monkey.

Dean

April 21st, 2009
3:43 pm

Again, I gaurantee this guy is a GT fan. Just don’t feed into it.

Tide fan

April 21st, 2009
3:49 pm

GT fan or not, po’d DAWG is funny…and he’s right