What the Bulldog Nation wants to hear from Mark Richt

 Sometime soon Mark Richt is going to have his end of the year press conference. I would suggest that the head coach at Georgia have that presser sooner rather than later because, to be perfectly candid about it, he has reached a crossroads in his leadership of the football program in Athens. Georgia finished the 2010 season with a 6-7 record after a-less-than-inspiring performance against UCF in the Liberty Bowl.

No, let’s don’t choose our words carefully here. Let’s call it what it really was: It was a lousy performance. Georgia looked like a team that didn’t want to be there and at 6-6, maybe the players DIDN’T want to be there. But since they were there and since the University committed itself to play the game and provide programming for its television partner, it falls upon the head coach to demand that the guys who wear the uniform representing the state university at least play hard. And Georgia did not play hard against UCF.

Mark Richt will be back for his 11th season at Georgia and he has earned the right to fix what is wrong. And right now there is a lot that is wrong with the football program at Georgia. He needs to figure out exactly what is wrong and tell everybody exactly how he plans to fix it.

Then he needs to fix it–now.

I would not presume to speak for the people of the Bulldog Nation. But I am going to suggest that these are just a few of the things they would like to hear from their head coach in the very near future:

 

**–That he loves being the head football coach Georgia and is passionate about its success: Georgia is like any major football playing school in the South. Its people care deeply about the success of the team and are invested, both emotionaly and financially, in the program. And it pains fans to think that they care more than the players and the coaches. Of course Richt cares about his work and the success of Georgia. Just have a five-minute conversation with the man and you understand that. But here is where Richt, a man of deep faith and a belief in the balance of life (both admirable qualities), needs to step outside of his comfort zone. Georgia people want passion and they want a sense of urgency when things are not going well. I believe Richt feels these things but has not done a good job of communicating it to the Georgia people.

**–That recruiting is going to get better: Here is where Richt as a head coach and Georgia as a staff has to look in the mirror and be willing to face the truth.  The fact is that outside of A.J. Green, Justin Houston, and the two kickers, there weren’t a lot of players at Georgia who could start for Alabama. (I’m going to use Alabama and Florida as measuring sticks, for obvious reasons).  The running backs (Caleb King, Washaun Ealey), for all the hype coming out of high school, continue to be very average. The offensive line, for all the talent and depth that was supposed to be there, has underachieved for three years. The defense was in transition and was about what we thought it would be. It’s not fair to judge after just one year in Todd Grantham’s system. But in other areas,  either the players were not as good as everybody thought or they haven’t been coached very well.  Richt needs to figure out which it is and address it. Georgia needs better players and a lot more of them.

**–That players are going to be disciplined on and off the field: I hear about this more than any single thing other than wins and losses. Georgia people are tired of reading about knucklehead stuff that keeps players off the practice field and out of games. How hard can it can be, they want to know, to make players understand that their life is pretty simple: Go to class, go to practice, study, play in the games, and behave the rest of the time. When players show a lack of discipline on or off the field they need to be punished publicly and the punishment needs to be firm. Again, Nick Saban at Alabama seems to have a handle on this. I’ll bet Will Muschamp will get a handle on it at Florida in short order. When it comes to this area, a healthy fear of the head coach is not necessarily a bad thing.

**–That players are going to be developed and will get better under his watch: You don’t build a football program on players  who perceive themselves to be great  because they had a bunch of stars by their name coming out of high school. Of course you have to have the elite athlete, and Georgia doesn’t have enough of those. But you also have to have good players who will work to become great and average players who will work to become good. You can’t have a roster of guys who think they can get by on talent alone. You have to have hungry players. You have to be able to take average talent and develop it. Players have to get better from year to year. Georgia has not done that.

**–That players are going to get bigger, stronger, and faster. That nobody is going to outwork Georgia in the offseason: Look at Alabama’s players in their uniforms and then look at Georgia’s. It ain’t even close. Look at Florida and the strength and conditioning program it has under Mickey Marotti. When Will Muschamp got the job at Florida, it took him about 45 seconds to know that he was going to keep Marotti. This used to be a strength of the Georgia program. It is no longer. Joe Tereshinski has already replaced Dave Van Halanger  as the strength and conditioning program director and will get a chance to fix it. Again, this is not complicated. Look at what Alabama and Florida are doing and do that.

**–That everybody from the head coach on down is going to be held accountable: Richt not only needs to make it clear internally, but he must make this clear publicly to the Georgia people. Everybody, and that means everybody, is expendable if they are not willing to commit to the goal of getting the program back among the SEC’s elite. A good head coach at this level has everybody a little on edge. The players need to step up and hold each other accountable at every workout and every practice. Those who can’t, or won’t, commit at this level will have to leave.

**–That the people who wear the uniform for Georgia will again play the game with passion: I know we are dealing with a different generation of athlete who feels more entitlted (because the process has told him he’s entitled). For the most part today’s athlete is not going to buy into the love of the institution like the folks to sit in the stadium. That’s just a fact of life, a generational difference. Still, it can be managed. But, as I said at the top, the head coach can demand that his student-athletes give their best effort when those athletes represent the University. I know that is a quaint, outdated, and probably naive notion that it is a privilege to wear the uniform. But the Georgia people don’t feel that way and their feelings have to be taken into account.

Greg McGarity, the new athletics director at Georgia, is not going to say these kind of things but I will because these are just facts. After 19 years at Florida, he’s been at Georgia for four months. That is not enough time to evaluate a football program at this level. You have to go through a recruiting season, an offseason conditioning program, a preseason while watching the day-to-day operations. There are a lot of moving parts to a football program and McGarity has only seen two: a preseason and a regular season.

And all those folks who wanted to let Richt and his staff go after this season probably haven’t looked at what it would cost. It doesn’t take a lot of checking to see that such a decision, which would have included Richt’s buyout (just under $7 million) plus the cost of buying out the assistants would have cost Georgia in the $9-10 million range. Then you have to hire a new coach (at least $3 million) and another staff. So right now that would be about a $15 million decision for  Georgia. I don’t think that was a factor in this decision but in this economy you can’t pretend that it doesn’t exist.

As I said at the top:  Very soon Mark Richt will have to tell the Georgia people two very important things. 1) What he believes the problems are and 2) How he intends to fix it and that he intends to fix it now.

And as uncomfortable as it may be, Mark Richt needs to make his case with passion–a lot of passion.

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797 comments Add your comment

Beast from the East

January 3rd, 2011
8:17 am

It’s just a matter of time at this point before he’s fired. It’s a shame because he’s a great man and represents the university well, but it all comes down to wins and losses in bigtime college football.

Class of '98

January 3rd, 2011
8:29 am

Not sure it matters anymore, Tony. I fear Richt has lost the program.

saban

January 3rd, 2011
8:30 am

Please keep Mark Richt. I will be winning another national championship this year and will be visiting Georgia for a number of recruits.

Mark keeps the program where it needs to be. In the toilet. With his new choak dawg, and UGA VIII`s sex change operation, 2011 will be another year for the record books.

Just Sayin'

January 3rd, 2011
8:31 am

I think you’re right Beast. It would take a miracle to turn this program around in one year. I just don’t see UGA having two years of patience left.

3rdN8

January 3rd, 2011
8:31 am

I hate that Richt is in this situation. I have a lot of respect for him; both as a person, and as a coach. CFB needs more like him. But for him to continue to have a positive influence on the game, and the community, UGA has to win. No “Ifs,Ands, or Buts”, that is the world in which we live.

saban

January 3rd, 2011
8:31 am

Hey folks Richt got you to the Liberty Bowl.

Beating CENTRAL FLORIDA was just a bridge too far. You didn`t expect to win did you?

BOBO has to go

January 3rd, 2011
8:32 am

It’s more obvious than ever, he just can’t hack it…

Herschel's Revenge

January 3rd, 2011
8:33 am

Good points, Tony. I hope CMR shows some passion in his wrap-up presser, too, but I’m not expecting it. I really thought this guy was Dooley’s long-lost successor- a guy who could stay here and end his career, especially after winning those SEC titles in his first five years. But these last two years, except for the great Auburn win at home in 2009, have been a HUGE disappointment, and like a lot of people, I don’t know if he still has the respect of his players in order to fix it. I’m not there everyday, of course, and like you and others, I do feel he has the right to fix it because of his former success. But I do want to feel good this off-season knowing that CMR has a plan and is doing something different. “Finish(ing) the Drill”, which obviously didn’t happen this year, is not the battle cry anyone wants to hear at this point.

Just Sayin'

January 3rd, 2011
8:33 am

Then again, the odds of beating both Auburn and Florida next year may be the best they’ve been since Richt arrived in Athens. Will that be enough?

The Grappler

January 3rd, 2011
8:33 am

Tony, I think you are absolutely right on all points. Those are the things Richt should do and say. However, at this point, while he may say them, nobody thinks he can back them up any more.

Cpt Ronnie

January 3rd, 2011
8:34 am

Well, he has one more season… Needs at least nine wins in the regular season in 2011. If we under achieve yet again… Then blow the whole thing up!

THEGAME

January 3rd, 2011
8:35 am

It doesn’t seem to me that he has a plan. Look at Saban, there is the process. Look at Chizik, eveyone talks about the plan he brought to Auburn. Look at difference in both schools compared to UGA. The players are bigger, faster, and play with more passion.

UGA should take any money for the Bowl Game, they never showed up.

Glory Days Are Gone

January 3rd, 2011
8:35 am

Well-spoken, Tony. Fans don’t expect Richt to look like a pro wrestler ranting on the sidelines but a whole lot more emotion and intestinal-fortitude is necessary. When the camera pans to Richt losing 21-7 or winning 21-7 he looks the same. No emotion or even facial expressions at all. Mr. Cool I like to call him. But it ain’t so cool getting your arse handed to you by the likes of Missy St.,South Carolina,Colorado,and UCF.

I just don’t see how Richt “plans to fix it”. When you as the coach and your coaches appear to be THE problem how can YOU fix it ?

LaughinatGA

January 3rd, 2011
8:35 am

Ealey and King – “very average”? If that is average, above average must not be very good. Georgia’s running game is poor at best, Tony.

JB

January 3rd, 2011
8:35 am

Just read the minutes from last years presser.There was a re- dedication of sorts last year. coach’s were fired. Remember? And the NEW dedication got the program to 6-7.

RonH

January 3rd, 2011
8:35 am

The players were not prepared, the game plan was terrible (No deep passes to the best receiver in football?) and game decisions were awful (Kicking a field goal from the 4 on 4tth and inches after a 96 yard drive?). All falls on the coaching staff. Better change and fast or richt will be gone by the Florida game. Maybe he can be Florida’s offensive coordinator.

Howard

January 3rd, 2011
8:36 am

Tony, you hit the nail on the head in two areas: discipline and recruits who aren’t as good as billed. Could you see a player like Caleb King or Washaun Ealey going in to meet with Nick Saban after the things they did?? They’d wet their pants because they’d know what was coming. Remember what Spurrier said one time and the Georgia folks went nuts…he said something to the effect that for all the four and five star players Georgia got, something happened to their development because they never performed as advertised.
Richt needs the best assistants possible…those guys are what make a head coach successful. Georgia has been working on the cheap for years with regards to their staff…and it shows.
Anohter big problem facing Georgia as other schools…these HS kids are coming to college spoiled rotten and thinking they’re something special and above the law. Those silly “press conferences” held in their stupid HS libraries to announce where they going to college says it all about today’s scholastic athlete. Richt needs to roll out his “black snake” ala nasty whip and start acting like a head coach…not a mushy, feel-good, give ‘em another chance type guy. That won’t work anymore.

bulldogmaniac

January 3rd, 2011
8:36 am

I have ALWAYS been a Richt supporter but now….I have had enough and it is time for him to go!
I know it will hurt our recruiting for this year and it will take us a couple of years to get on track but if we stay our current path….we will just get more of the same.
How in the world did he make the decision to kick a field goal in the first qtr when we had the ball on the 4 or 5 yard line and it was 4th and an inch??????? Are you kidding me! Thast was a terrible coaching decision! You ALWAYS GO FOR IT in that situation.
99% of the time you are going to get a few inches on a quarterback sneek. That would have set the tone for the game! Even if you dont make it you give UCF the ball on the 4 yard line and play D!
Wussy call! Time to go~!

JB

January 3rd, 2011
8:37 am

I watched the second half of the Bowl on DVR again, and did nothing but watch the offensive line. Coach Searles ought to be cleaning out his office this morning.

Just Sayin'

January 3rd, 2011
8:38 am

@Cpt Ronnie

The end of the 2008 season was the time to “blow it up”, if that’s what was going to happen. If Georgia doesn’t win next year, then there won’t be anything left to “blow up”.

jackyldo

January 3rd, 2011
8:38 am

Well said Tony
The heart was missing from the Liberty Bowl – It was another event go and come home.

From the opening kick off you saw a lack of effort the return for a touchdown thankfully being negated by a penalty. The defense played pretty well but UCF played better and hot harder making crunching tackles.

The fourth and inches at the 3 after Ealey had gained 4, 3 and 2 yards the previous 3 carries Richt was mad because they’d not converted on 3rd down — what message did that send ?

The statement to the sideline reporter at the half that They’d settle murray down in the 3rd quarter before letting him get fancy again.. You did not let him get fancy again until you were behind 10-6.

Sad – but the stink of that game is going to be with us until kick off against Boise Sept. 3rd.

I smell change in the air

January 3rd, 2011
8:39 am

Change is coming and it needs to come fast. The Bulldawg faithful need something to rally around before National Signing Day. Assuming they can keep most of the class intact, Bulldawg fans will have plently to talk about through the Spring Game, but they need something now, to stay positive and stop all this bashing. The team has underpreformed at all levels and you can’t blame it all on strength and conditioning. The easiest move is Stacy Searls. The O-line has done nothing with the exception of the Tech game last year to measure up to their perception. The harder move is Bobo. He shows signs of knowing what he’s doing, but he has ZERO consistency. I heard a fat guy in a red outfit was looking for work and I don’t mean Santa. Let’s start there and if that doesn’t work, I’m sure CMR will find something else to do. Go Dawgs!

DawginLex

January 3rd, 2011
8:39 am

Here is what I hope he says at the press conference:

To Bulldog fans and alumni:

I have cherished my time here in Athens and I am truly thankful for the opportunity given me. We have accomplished a lot through the years and I am truly thankful to God for the opportunity to coach and mentor these young men at the University of Georgia.

After much prayer and thought and discussion with my family, I have decided it is time for me to start another chapter in my life. Bulldog Nation is divided because of our dissappointing play over the last two seasons and this university deserves better than what I have provided.

Therefore, I am submitting my resignation effective immediately.

Howard Rowan

January 3rd, 2011
8:39 am

I agree with your article. I really miss the one thing I use to see in Them ‘DAWGS’ eyes. PASSION TO PLAY… Seems the most important factor is how soon they can jump to the NFL.. Real pity..

HORO

Hobnailbooty

January 3rd, 2011
8:39 am

What a pathetic year…. i don’t know how he can fix it…. but I sure hope he does soon or its bye bye baby…… 10-2 next year or bust with that schedule..

Bob Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:39 am

Tony,
Everything you say is correct, but I think if you look back this is what the fan base have been saying since the decline over the past couple of years and it just ain’t coming. You can’t change CMR into Saban/Meyer or whoever else. He is who he is, and that ain’t changing. I have a feeling we will be talking about this again next year after another season debacle!

just a fan

January 3rd, 2011
8:40 am

I have always been a CMR supporter but after watching that dreadful performance against UCF I am not sure he can get it done. It will take more than a new strength and conditioning coach not to say that was not an issue.

Glory Days Are Gone

January 3rd, 2011
8:40 am

Mike Bobo needs to go back to Thomasville, Ga.
Searles needs to somewhere,anywhere but at UGA.

dawgfan

January 3rd, 2011
8:40 am

I don’t want to hear anything. We aren’t Techies. We aren’t swayed by tough talk and media one liners. We want results. Why even have a press conference? Its 10+ wins or bust for 2011. Its that simple. There is absolutely nothing to talk about.

JB

January 3rd, 2011
8:40 am

In Mark’s world, all the little kids get trophy’s. There are no losers. One cries, we all cry……………We are weak. Did anyone watch TCU play. Anyone see a difference?

bulldogmaniac

January 3rd, 2011
8:41 am

Your fired! Thats all I want to hear from the A.D.

Georgia Saturdays....Built Smartcar Tough™

January 3rd, 2011
8:41 am

“Call Katharyn”

*ring*….*ring*….

“Hello?”

“Hey, honey! Say, ‘Go DAWGS!’”

….

….

*snort*….*click*…..

“Honey?”

Jim Mora Jr.

January 3rd, 2011
8:41 am

Someone explain to me the difference in spending 15 million this year as opposed to next season? He is under contract until 2013.
Sorry- he has lost this team, and although I won’t speak for every UGA fan, lost a ever growing number of the fanbase.

Vick=Dog killing Thug

January 3rd, 2011
8:41 am

Good article Tony. Hit the nail right on the head.

thomas

January 3rd, 2011
8:42 am

man, seriously that’s a lot of stuff to fix!

Longtime Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:42 am

Oh how I wish CMR could turn this thing around … he’s such a great person and represents OUR university in the way in which all of us loyal Dawgs appreciate.

However – old habits die hard, if they die at all. There needs to be a fundamental change at the top … in words and in actions … and has to be visible to all. In any sport, players yearn for leadership, and particularly in football, they need to see a visible passion and fire-in-the-belly that drives the emotion and intensity of the sport. I have no doubt that CMR understands Xs and Os as well as anyone in the land, but on the sideline, he looks about as engaged in the game as if he were watching paint dry. Just watching the games over the weekend … look at the winners from the New Years Day bowls games … Saban, Meyer, Patterson, Stoops … intense, passionate, fire-breathing in-your-face, fear-of-God mentality … and it translates into positive results. Those are the same results and emotional investment that OUR university and its loyal fanbase expect, and quite honestly, deserve.

As blindly optimistic as I could possibly be, I would hope CMR could change the approach and re-establish our competitive position in Athens. But hope is not a strategy … we need new leadership in the football program in Athens.

jw

January 3rd, 2011
8:42 am

Coach can still be a very christian man and show some fire – watching the bowl game, when the horn ended the game – nothing – no emotion, no nothing.

Time for him to do some soul searching – what he started at UGA has been copied by everyone else in the SEC – time for him to become a bulldog again – and lead by example. I’m not sure the Bulldog passion has been there for Mr. Richt. He is beginning to see what resting on his laurels is doing – running him out of town.

I suggest he get tough with his troops -stop signing these law breaking thugs that have to spend 2 years at JUCO on UGA money – then never play a down at UGA – there are tough – deserving young men out there that will embrace what it’s like to be a bulldog – what it takes to be one and what the history of the Dawg Nation is all about.

Time for coach to get up off the couch at Carpets of Dalton and become a football coach – let wifey be the PR person – get back to the basics of COACHING FOOTBALL – it’s what you know how to do – and when you do it, you do it well!

UGA is giving you a second chance – fix it or get out of town – can’t be true red and black if some maroon and gold shines through those bulldog jackets. Face it – you can’t go back to FSU – deal with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you want easy championships – go to Pittsburg and play TCU for the Big East championship every year – you can phone that one in every year!

SimpleDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:43 am

All that you stated is true…….

….only, I believe the ship has sailed on Mark Richt’s run as a top notch leader of UGA. He’s a good guy, but we need a passionate, driven man to turn things around in Athens.

Mark Richt is no longer that type of guy.

RxDawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:44 am

I disagree that the players didn’t “play hard” or that they played “emotionless” like some people said. They seemed to be trying, they just stink.

“Georgia needs better players and a lot more of them.” BINGO, sure UGA has some really good players. But we are also riddled with players that simply do not have what it takes (in heart, mind, and body) to win championships.

UGAX

January 3rd, 2011
8:44 am

I agree with you on everything except the ‘he has earned th right to fix what is wrong” comment. Sorry, but no one has ‘earned’ the right to be mediocre on his/her job. You get paid to perform at a high level every year and Richt hasn’t been doing this for the past couple of years. His loyalty to Martinez and, now it appears, Bobo, will cost him his job. Unless these guys are paying his mortgage, I seen no reason why they are still around. Nobody fears the UGA program any longer – not even the good ole Conference USA. If a player doesn’t want to perform on and off the field (see Caleb King- Poster Child), then kick his butt to the curb. Same goes for any of the coaches- including CMR.
Just wish we would have given CMR his marching papers before Muschamp took the UF job.

JB

January 3rd, 2011
8:45 am

I emailed McGarity this morning…..Civil, calm and direct. But, I think he is just the gate keeper. Adams is the guy who needs to be hearing from us. But, the more he hears from us, you know, the commoners, He”ll dig in and keep Mark for Spite. If he REALLY cared about UGA football, Richt would of been gone last year. Ask Maryland.

unbiased vol fan

January 3rd, 2011
8:46 am

UGA fans,

Do you really see MR as your coach in 5 yrs much less 2 or 3 yrs? We ALL know the answer to this. No coach has done less w more and underdeveloped talent under hhis leadership based on the recruiting stars.

As a vol fan, go ahead and keep for another yr, every recruit knows he’s gone at some point.

Glory Days Are Gone

January 3rd, 2011
8:46 am

Richt coaches every game ultra conservative. I’m tired of settling for field goals after watching the opponent score tds. Remember the Auburn game ? Richt was exchanging tds with Auburn then called for the field goal and mismanaged 3 minutes right before half-time not trying to score any points. I want a coach with some fire in him that will mash the likes of Colorado & UCF by scoring 70 points on them not trying to beat them 12-10 on field goals…

Palm City Dawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:46 am

I don’t feel good at all about this program now. I have said time and time again that I support Richt throughout the past 2 seasons, but after this season and the Liberty Bowl performance, I just give up. I have taken my UGA flag down from my back patio that all the Gators to see. Now I have to face the UCF fans. We need someone to get this team on the road to winning, but I just don’t feel Richt can do it. We’ll first have to wait and see if we can land the recruits we really need…Rome, Crowell…and lastly we need an offensive line coach and OC.

DAWG with two bags over is head

January 3rd, 2011
8:47 am

Tony,

CMR giving us specifc changes is certainly need, but I doubt it will have any real effect. We’ve heard this same “we’ve got to get better” crap for three seasons and the result has been even poorer performances. I really don’t understand why anyone could possibly believe that one more year can make any difference. We should suck it up and pay the $15M, otherwise we’re going to lost the fan base and the day will soon come when we would love to have had the opportunity to pay $15M to make it all right again. The fire CMR trigger needs to be pulled this week!

Skitty Fritty

January 3rd, 2011
8:47 am

I want CMR to go well next year but don’t see how he will. From my viewpoint, we don’t have the players and I don’t think he has held Rodney Garner or the other assistants accountable for the recruiting/talent level. I have heard rumors R. Garner doesn’t respect CMR which could be why it seems the players don’t respect CMR. Bottom line is and always will be recruiting in college football.

Glory Days Are Gone

January 3rd, 2011
8:47 am

Palm City, I hope those 7 UCF fans don’t go too hard on you…

Jeffro Bodeen

January 3rd, 2011
8:47 am

Bobo has gotta go-go!!! I’ve been saying it for 3 years. If he’s worthy of the same title as Charlie Weis, in the same league…then I’m a monkey’s uncle. His comments about how surprised he was at the level of play we got from Kris Durham this year only typifies his overall lack of knowledge when it comes to utilizing the talent he has in front of him. Oh yeah…UGA staff also thought Cam Newton would be a good tight end…. Good call there guys.8D That Liberty Bowl was 4 hours of my life I’ll never get back.

Coach O'Leary

January 3rd, 2011
8:47 am

Georgia lost to a program that outplayed, out-hustled, out-coached, and out-worked them. The attitude that Georgia should have gone in and curb stomped UCF just because they are Georgia (an attitude obviously maintained by the fans) is in itself an inappropriate level of entitlement. Georgia’s bowl game was a microcosm of their season. Kids inelligible, not working hard, thinking because they are in the big bad SEC they are entitled to victory. The fans mirror this sense of entitlement. Give UCF credit where they deserve it. UCF is the CUSA conference champion and are ranked. They deserved better than to play a bad Georgia team. That is an insult to UCF.

59bulldawg

January 3rd, 2011
8:47 am

Tony, I agree with everything you say except that Richt has earned the right to turn this thing around. I don’t have to see the Titanic go completely under to understand that it is sinking fast. Sometimes you just have to swallow hard when the medicine tastes awful. McGarity needs to just go ahead and make a decision to remove Richt and go in another direction. After all it’s not like the Georgia Athletic Association can’t afford it. However if Richt is allowed to drive the program comletely into thew ditch, there are going to be big problems with contributors. Richt needs to go and the sooner the better! I’ve had enough!