It’s Friday and on Friday all of us are given the freedom to present views that may be a little out of the mainstream. Here’s mine:
Mark Bradley’s blog on Thursday “Will UGA win at BCS title under Mark Richt?” reminded me of a conversation I recently had with a reporter. He basically asked me the same question about Richt and I said something that shocked him a little bit and it may shock you. But I have believed this for a long time:
The question about Richt is irrelevant.
Why? Because I believe coaches should not be ultimately judged on whether or not they win national championships.
You read that right. Having covered this sport for a long time I have concluded that national championships are not an accurate measure on whether or not somebody is a good coach or a great coach. Now if a guy like Urban Meyer has won two national titles in three years and is favored to win another, it’s a pretty good bet that he’s a great coach. But the absence of a national championship