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

Its started

April 21st, 2009
8:06 pm

Uh oh! Looks like its started already. For the first time I now see a poster openly calling for CMR to be fired. He aint getting fired. Not now anyway. But if he loses 4 games this season which is entirely possible along with the traditional whupping the the gators are going to give him then his seat is going to start getting hot. Real hot. Let’s fact it. He is going to lose to UF for at least the next 2 years. At 2-8 against UF I think he’s gone.

tbb

April 21st, 2009
8:21 pm

I’m pretty sure Dawg fans feel like a National Championship is missing…..

What?

April 21st, 2009
8:33 pm

tbb,

You are totally incorrect. Dawg fans are completely at ease. They won the 2008 pre-season national championship. Where have you been?

Happy days were here again

April 21st, 2009
8:44 pm

Folks UGA just had its best 6 years ever.
It is a dark decade in front of them.
They can not compete in the East.
They can not compete in the State.

Happy days were here again….. Hope the UGA fans enjoyed it while it lasted.

Dave In Tampa

April 21st, 2009
8:46 pm

One Post, ““The dawgs have lost 4 out of the last 5 to Tech when Tech’s coach was not named gailey.”

Seriously??? I’m 46 years old and Tech has only won 13 times in those 46 years. Now that is sad. One win in 8 and you guys are suppose to be world beaters. I mean congrats on you decade win, but seriously, get a clue.

jaxbeachgator1955

April 21st, 2009
8:49 pm

It’s great to be a Florida Gator..today. It wasn’t so great back when I was 12 and the Dogs put a 51-0 stompin’ on us in a torrential downpour in J’ville. I had to wear a suit through that debacle and it never fit again(thank goodness!!). Those were the years when Vince was the baddest Dog of all, and the the Dogs really had the Gators number. Oh misery!!
I know the real Dog’s fans still love their team and their great HC CMR. One heck of a man and an outstanding coach, the best since Vince. Dog’s would be crazy to let him go, cuz look what your AD came up with for a new BB coach! So man up, get a few more playmakers and DL’s, and we will see you in Jax for The Border War. It just wouldn’t be the same game in ATL, would it?

SugarHillDawg

April 21st, 2009
9:05 pm

Ramble On, How old are you? I’m guessing 12.How are you LOSERS gonna stop UGA? That defense couldn’t stop Perez Hilton from taking it the distance.You IDIOTS better pray those guys don’t get hurt, if they do it’s back to the basement watching Star trek episodes for you.

SugarHillDawg

April 21st, 2009
9:09 pm

Dave in Tampa, when you take out the games that Tech was cheating, it’s about 9 games in however many years. That’s REALLY paTHEtiC.That’s right, you cant spell PATHETIC without T-E-C-H!!!

Sanford Drive

April 21st, 2009
9:22 pm

JR,

Don’t be a moron. We all have stories about “X Team” is that absolute worst because of “X reason”. We’ve all had unpleasant personal encounters just like the ones you’ve mentioned. I’ve been cussed out by Auburn and Florida fans without having said anything. My buddy’s windshield was busted out at the UT game a couple of years ago. Heck, an Alabama fan killed an LSU fan this past season after arguing over football. So, please spare us all the lecture about ‘class’ because there’s a bad lot in every fan base.

SamoanDawg

April 21st, 2009
9:48 pm

I’m tired of some people question coach Richt. Richt will be in Athens for as long he wants to. GA’s coach job is among the securest job in the nation. His staffs didn’t want to leave for more money because Richt is the best man to work with and for. UT, AU, Miami and South Florida are few of unsecure jobs in the nation.. these were some of the schools they offered jobs to Richt’s assistants. I wouldn’t want to leave either unless I was offered a HC job. I’m happy with Richt as our coach.. he’s a great man! He will win the big one eventually. And I won’t be surprised if he does it this year. Anything is possible!

Hunker Down U Hairy Dawgs!

bama12titles

April 21st, 2009
9:52 pm

Sanford Drive,

Actually that was this year that the Bama fan killed the LSU fan after the game. 3 years ago a Bama fan also killed his son after a gutwrenching loss to Ark. The kid kept bugging his dad during the game over buying him a car or something or another. Well, it was a tough loss in OT to Ark in a game which we completely dominated but heeding to the tradition of coach Shula we snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. I was mad as hell and that’s why I remember it so well. Apparently this guy was even madder. He was so upset after the game and ticked off at his kid at the same time that he got a gun and shot his kid dead. His excuse to the cops was that he was extremely upset over the loss and that his kid just picked the wrong time to egg him on about getting a car.

About fan bases its true. Everyone has their fair share of jackazz fans although its generally agreed by most people of all schools that LSU fans are the worst as far as vandalizing, starting fights, etc. The AJC had an article on this last year and by most accounts LSU was the worst. But it is reality that we all have our share of idiots. Also, in reference to players who get into trouble with the law the same can be said. I’ll never understand why some people reference a particular player on somebody’s program getting into trouble with the law. Every major program is gonna have a few bad apples come through. Except maybe Vandy of course.

savanadawg

April 21st, 2009
9:53 pm

Holy cow. Who cares!!! Each game sits on its own face value. Let’s let the kids play the games and such. This crap u bloggers put up is amazing. And Barnhart! I just don’t give a rats A** about a columbe of words some sports enthusist writes about. Disecting this and disecting that. FLORIDA gets beat this year more than once.

Steve

April 21st, 2009
9:58 pm

I think people forget that Georgia finished #2 twice during that period as well, and many people feel Georgia had the best team in the country both of those years.

Gator God

April 21st, 2009
9:59 pm

What was that joe?? Did you say something or is there perhaps something I can answer for you?? Gotta go…Tim’s on the phone…

45-42

April 21st, 2009
10:10 pm

hey sugarhill…this just in. Tech just scored again! football….basketball….baseball. but congrats to the gymdawgs

The opiner

April 21st, 2009
10:16 pm

Steve,

Many people felt UGA had the best team in the country both of those years? Uh, I don’t think so. Only people in Georgia think that. Few people outside of Georgia thought that. Especially in 07 when uga couldn’t even win its own division. Sorry dude but whupping on overmatched tier 2 conference team like Hawaii doesn’t seem so impressive in retrospect.

Tide rising

April 21st, 2009
10:20 pm

Gator god,

That was pretty funny. Except Tebow left Florida already. My good buddy who is a gator fan told me that Tim has already ascended into heaven. But he said not to worry that John Brantley would pick up where Tim left off.

Nachos

April 21st, 2009
10:20 pm

Gene Chizik? hahahahaahhaahahahahhahahhahahahahahhaahhahahaha !

Tide rising

April 21st, 2009
10:32 pm

Nachos,

Yeah. I’m still laughing too. Except that in between laughing I just sit there with a mile wide sh&teating grin on my face. But you should give Chizik a little more credit. You forget that his 2 wins last year as a head coach came over 2 nationally renowned programs North Dakota State and Kent State. North Dakota State is great in hockey and Kent is good at um, uh, well, they must be good at something or another!

Denver Dog

April 21st, 2009
10:37 pm

Since Richt got to UGA, the Gators have had 2 coaches, AU 2 Coaches, LSU 3 coaches, GT 3 coaches, UT 2 coaches, Ole Miss 4 coaches, and so on and so forth. What kind of fools would even think anything bad about CMR. IT APPEARS THAT THE ONLY ONES BLASTING CMR ARE TECH FANS, GATOR FANS, UT FANS AND SURELY THEY ARE NOT COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS. So if UGA is preseason @ 20 th and finshes in the top 10 he will have hung the moon. Beware dog fans, we are playing some real teams out of conference, no Woffords, or Garnder Webb’s. OSU and ASU. Then you have the rest, Middle Tenn and Ga Tech.

I really can’t even believe that Tony B would try to start something like this, but UGA could have a long season, and it won’t be because we don’t paly anyone. GO Dogs, the rest of you fools pull for your team and leave ours alone.

bama12titles

April 21st, 2009
10:47 pm

Denver Dog,

I think most fans of other teams like myself have a healthy respect and admiration for Richt. He is one of the good guys in college football. Sure, you’ll have some idiots put him down here and there but overall I think most people who try to restrain their biases and think rationally respect his accomplishments.

Steve

April 21st, 2009
11:27 pm

In ‘07, LSU leaped over Georgia to get into the title game – and UGA still recieved 1st place votes on the final Poll – so evidently many people did think that UGA was the best team in the country.

The not winning the division thing is a chimera created to justify LSU getting into the party. LSU played in the SEC West, which was admittedly horrible in ‘07. Saban’s 1st year, MSU, Ole Miss way down, Auburn and Arkansas their only competition in the West. The Dawgs played much tougher competition in the East – do your research honestly, and you’ll see that it’s correct.

Miles

April 21st, 2009
11:38 pm

Mr. Barnhart, you haven’t missed a thing. As evidenced by the information you’ve provided, Richt is a great coach and the football program at Georgia is in great shape. Only a fool would disagree. Richt is not going anywhere. The problem Georgia faces is the Gators from Gainesville. The Bulldogs will not be able to compete with the versatility of Tebow, the creative offense of Meyer, the experience of the Gators defense, and the overall speed of the Old Boys From Florida.

JaxDawg

April 22nd, 2009
12:14 am

Once Tebow graduates, UF will be way down—meyer will be heading to Notre Dame, UF ends up with another ron zook type coach, and UGA will start dominating the SEC like the old days! UF’s has the advantage in talent this year, but without Tebow, Richt beats UF easy in 2010, and starts a long winning streak–mark it down!

Natecore

April 22nd, 2009
1:53 am

Is it too much to ask to beat Florida more than twice in said 8 years?

The TooFright Show

April 22nd, 2009
2:04 am

Message to JaxDawg…HEEERRREE’S JOOOHHNNY!

I Hope We Can I Wish We Could!

April 22nd, 2009
2:15 am

YEAH! JUST WAIT TILL TEBOW’S GONE! OR WHEN MEYER GOES TO ND! OR ALL THEIR PLAYERS GET INJURED! OR WHEN WE GET A REAL DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR! OR WHEN WE GET A REAL OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR! OR WHEN THEIR TIME COMES! OR WHEN THEY DON’T GET SO LUCKY! OR WHEN THAT METEOR HITS GAINESVILLE! OR WHEN THEY MOVE THE GAME TO ATLANTA! OR WHEN WE GET THE GAME TO ATHENS! OR WHEN WE GET RICKY RECRUIT! OR WHEN……………….

Reptilian Rapper

April 22nd, 2009
2:21 am

Ricky Recruit

April 22nd, 2009
2:31 am

HEY, I AIN’t Goin’ To Gaawga!

Bugs Ugaly

April 22nd, 2009
2:35 am

What a maroone!!!

If Wally Butts Had Candy For Nutts

April 22nd, 2009
2:41 am

YEAH, It’s gonna be just like the good ole’ days when that Tebone leaves!

pdh

April 22nd, 2009
4:29 am

Good show on 104.5 with Matthew and Barnhart.

Any disgruntled Dawg fan should have a 10 year dose of Fulmer.

UGA ALWAYS CHOKES

April 22nd, 2009
5:31 am

CHOKE! THE OFFICAL DRINK OF UGA LEGHUMPERS !

Just the facts

April 22nd, 2009
6:33 am

UGA has been a good program, not great the last few years. They have feasted on the lower level SEC teams. They have played a down USC, UT, Auburn, MIss St and Vandy. This past season, they played the better teams, LSU and Alabama and look what happened. They get press for playing ASU, but they were not good. They have been somewhat paper tigers. They have not beaten a top flight program in years, excluding the Florida fluke. Over rated program…but I would love my kid to play for Richt..class guy

dawgfan1911

April 22nd, 2009
7:23 am

Hey I hat e the Gators, but the fact of the matter is that they are a Great program right now. they make plays when they need to and they have better position coaches than Georgia thats why they always beat Georgia! Martinez cant hold Charlie Strong’s jock! and Urban is a better motivator than Rict hands down its obvious. Georgia has been more consistent with winning since Rict has been the coach, but in terms of winning big games with national championship implications involved, Rict is 0 for ? As far as this year, Georgia’s stregnths will be on both fronts, but who will run the ball and how will Cox respond, I personally think Gray should be the starter. Why wasnt the qb position open from the start? Making a guy a starter because he has been there for 5 years dosent help the team, competition does. On the defense who will rush the qb and how will a young secondary stack up against SEC comp? We will see!

SugarHillDawg

April 22nd, 2009
7:35 am

Hey 45-42, this just in, you’re an IDIOT! Have you, m and Ramble on been sharing notes. Your post reads like those two MORON’S.Keep running your pecker puffer. It’s be even UGLIER in that dump of a stadium you call Grant Field!

Moe Lester

April 22nd, 2009
7:49 am

UGA: 2009 Citrus Bowl champs !

ashburn dawg

April 22nd, 2009
7:59 am

I still love po’d dawg. Mrs. Obama really is fat…and racist.Probably a UFag fan as well. Sorry Dean – you need to tuffnup. You dont have the right to not be offended. goes for you to Gay tor fans.

po'd dawg

April 22nd, 2009
8:02 am

Finally, someone who gets it!

ray

April 22nd, 2009
8:03 am

those other schools always seem to come up with a top defensive coordinator.

we don’t have that. not even close.

tift county dawg

April 22nd, 2009
8:05 am

G8tr grad cant take a joke. Was he a judge at the miss america padget or just your ordinary pole smoker?

DooleyForever

April 22nd, 2009
8:18 am

You left out that Richt’s great years have occured when LSU, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee were each having subpar years. Name a great SEC team he has beaten. The best he can offer is one half way decent win over an LSU team. Last year he lost to every good team we played.

He is a great recruiter but simply not a very good gameday coach. I would certainly take ten to fifteen coaches over him. His failure to get rid of the Def. Coord. shows loyalty to his staff that is honorable but also risking his career at UGA. We’d rather win…than have good morals! :o )

Zoomie

April 22nd, 2009
9:17 am

I support Coach Richt and hope he doesn’t go anywhere. At the same time, last year’s UGA football team exposed some serious ugliness in the areas of motivation, discipline, and leadership. Since last season, I’ve heard Coach Richt openly acknowledge these problems and express that the team has a plan to deal with the issues. Regardless of the ultimate W-L record, if the 2009 Bulldog football team comes out and plays with fire, discipline, and teamwork, we’ll know those particular problem areas were addressed. There’s no shame in getting beat on any given Saturday, but laying down, giving up on your teammates, failing to meet even the most basic of your position’s responsibilities, as we saw at times last year, is inexcusable. Now that the “personalities,” the “celebrity playmakers” are gone, I think the team, as a whole, will step up and play the game the way it’s supposed to be played. I also believe the coaching staff learned some valuable lessons from last season and will all become better coaches for it. Coach Richt is a good coach. We need to let him grow and let his staff grow and maybe he’ll become a great (from a historical perspective) coach.

Dawg Gone

April 22nd, 2009
9:47 am

ashburn dog and po’d dog deserve eachother. They are probably spooning right now. I wonder if they attend Ignorant classes together as well. Dawgs, if that is your typical “dawg” fan, then I am officially now a Rep Corrine Brown fan. Next to those two, she sounds like a Shakespeare poet!!

Jay

April 22nd, 2009
10:13 am

Bama will soon feel (once again) the heavy hand of the NCAA. 1st LOI is in, more to come.

EEJacket

April 22nd, 2009
11:41 am

You’ve GOT to be kidding me. All you dawg fans complaining about your 10-win season, gimme a break. At least ya’ll didn’t have to live with spineless Gailey for 7 lonnngggg years. I thank God every day that we now have a coach who makes GT football interesting again, as well as the UGA-GT rivalry. The FBS needs to watch out for Tech next year!

THWG!!

rickyt

April 22nd, 2009
11:55 am

I went to school during the Donnan/ Goff years and remember sitting in the stands when we lost to southern miss, never getting past the 20 against tenn one year, and Hines Ward taking the biggest beating I’ve even seen dished out on a qb by auburn one year. Richt is awesome compared to them. But my knock on richt is that it seems that at least one game a year at least the last 2 years we get crushed. tenn 2 years ago bama and the gators this year. But no we don’t get rid of him unless he won’t get rid of coordinators. We need elite coordinators in order to be an elite team. Willie saved his job against fla 2 years ago and should have lost his job after the tech loss this year. we have too much talent to get blown out in any game.

mightyKC

April 22nd, 2009
12:38 pm

Steve: “I think people forget that Georgia finished #2 twice during that period as well, and many people feel Georgia had the best team in the country both of those years.”

*Real* tomato ketchup, eddie? Scuba Steve, c’mon dude…”many people”…yeah, 1 voter and every dawg fan. this is like the Vol’s annual “we’re the better team in Novmeber!” cry…of course Osama proved them right in 2001 (doh!).

and how about the one poster trying to act like winning the BCS isn’t a big deal, and it’s only ‘a mythical title’…W….T…..F? are you people serious?! good lord there are soem delusional pups out there…sad.

Hale

April 23rd, 2009
7:39 am

Nothing is missing……I really love him as my lifelong head coach…

BuLLdawg

April 28th, 2009
4:59 am

What’s missing at Georgia ?

If it’s Absolutely nothing, as you surmise here Tony Blowhart, then DO NOT SAY in the same very article that Georgia has NOT WON A FINAL AP POLL BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SINCE 1980.

Clearly, a team ranked in the Top 10 of the Final USA Today Coaches’ Poll, had no Tight End who had more than 5 catches grand total all season long.

You do point out that we didn’t have a Defensive End.

You also FAIL to point out that we played 3 teams who ended up in the Final AP Poll Top 25 who in fact beat another Final AP Poll Top 25 team. We gave up RUNS of 29, 31 and 46 CONSECUTIVE POINTS AGAINST US in ALL 3 GAMES. And, LOST all 3.

You do point out that Florida has our Number. Next year is Year 20, and UGA has won exactly 3 of those. 2 Decades. 3 Wins Total.

You fail to point out that we kicked off out of bounds 10 times last year and kicked off into the end zone for a Touchback once. By direct comparison, we were the 11th worse in the conference at returning kickoffs.

We Lost the 2 best football players on the team in Pick 1 and Pick 12.

It is no longer fashionable to end up ranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25 every season starting 1997, while no other program has.

Excuse me, call it like it is. We lead The SEC and 4th in the Nation in NFL players on Opening Day Rosters, had 6 drafted and 4 sign free agent contracts yesterday for 10 of the team trying to make rosters this year in addition. We are the 4th best state for producing high school football players who end up on NFL rosters behind only California, Florida and Texas, recruit nationally as well as anyone, have a Top 6 Recruiting Ranking every year for 8 years and counting of The Coach Richt Era, and have to show for that no sniff of any national championship. National Championships are NOT LUCK. Missouri was no good and beat no good team. Kansas was no good and beat no good team. They neither therefore had any business in the BCS Mythical National Championship Game against LSU, who slaughtered Ohio State (Who hasn’t ? The SEC has NEVER LOST a bowl game to Ohio State.) That was the year before last.

Last Year, Florida was also CONSENSUS National Champions. This, too, is NOT LUCK. They won, like LSU the year before, and like 3 of the last 5 NC are SEC teams and 5 SEC NC since 1998, because they have stellar special teams, solid good defense and an offense that can outscore the best offenses in the NCAA Bowl subdivision 119 teams. That is NOT LUCK.

Georgia has a slew of nobody assistant coaches, who do NOTHING to teach the talent HANDED TO THEM by this state and by my alma mater.

Had we not started the season ranked Number 1 last year, UGA having LOST all 3 games giving up 29, 31 and 46 unanswered points against teams who were Top 25 teams and beat other Top 25 teams last year, UGA would NEVER have ended the season ranked. We were ranked in only the Top 25 of the Final AP Poll 2 years earlier. That’s 2 of the last 3 years, we really are not a ranked football team at all.

We suck at kicking off, suck at returning kickoffs, cannot tackle the opposing quarterbacks, cannot defend the pass preferring to hold our ground and play our position leaving every receiver wide open, and now after 2 years of the most promising running back, don’t have a tailback either. When YOU can say that sir, with all the talent and good pieces we have in our program, you have an indictment of our assistant coaches on our coaching staff, who are not and have not gotten the job done to have a complete football team.

In fact, 2 of the last 3 years, UGA should not have been ranked at all.

We also lead the nation in suspensions/arrests with 104 in the 8-Year Coach Richt/Rodney Garner Era.

Willie Martinez is the most heralded nobody in college football. His defensive strategy is to NOT GET AFTER IT. Hold your ground. Play your position. NO FIRE.

Mike Bobo, while he did have a stellar senior season here himself, is not considered by anyone either as a top offensive coordinator. He never taught Matthew Stafford how to be a Leader and despite all of Bobo’s cries every day for 3 years, watches now as Stafford goes to do in the NFL what he never did here which is have his moment in a big game and not put the ball on the turf or throw interceptions with 18 fumbles and 33 interceptions to only 51 touchdown passes here and 5 rushing tds. I wish him all the best in the NFL with his $42 million guaranteed, but if it does it there, it will be despite the fact that he did NOT here with this coaching staff, not when we should never have been ranked in the Top 25 two of his 3 years here. And, his 3rd season here, UGA had the Number 75 Passing Offense; that was the year before last.

If you cannot say how horrid it is that Fabulous Knowshon Moreno only played 2 years here, then don’t name an article what is wrong with UGA, nothing. Our coaching staff, is NOT getting the job done despite all the talent here.

If you cannot bring yourself to the point of saying that clearly Jon Fabris has NO BUSINESS COACHING OUR SPECIAL TEAMS, then you miss the point that with all this NFL talent every year here, Jon Fabris has done a horrible job coaching special teams for us, and they continue to be pitiful.

John Eason. What the hell did he ever do with our wide receivers before he was handed AJ Green ? Did you watch the Spring G-Day Game ? Oh, yeah, you reported that you never learn anything from a Spring Game by any team, anytime. We completed 1 pass to AJ Green on the opening play, and thereafter, never did complete another pass to AJ Green, while the team dropped every pass throw again, as was the history of John Eason here.

No.

What’s wrong with the UGA Football Program, is the coaching staff of Coach Richt.

Clearly.

Perhaps you are satisfied being average. I would like to actually be considered an Elite Football Program. Before Matthew Stafford got here, we were almost an Elite Football Program. Not quite. Almost. Not there. Not yet. And, 2 of the these last 3 years, have been a disaster.

So, where are we as a staff ?

Given talent galore. Teach them nothing.

Top 25 is not what I aspire to for my University.

Top 10 every once in a while, or even more often than not, still leaves 10 other teams every year having a better season than us.

One Number 3 and One Number 2, neither of which were we even considered for the mythical naitonal championship game.

Now, Year 9 of the Coach Richt Era with this coaching staff.

I would not say we have gotten better.

That we are on a roll.

That we are headed in the right direction.

That we have all the elements of a not Top 25, not Top 10, but better than that – Elite Football Program. We don’t have the Coaching Staff for an Elite Football Program. Are you really unable to see that ?