Richt has brought something more important than a BCS title to UGA

Mark Richt draws praise from outside the Bulldog Nation for the way he's handled recent events in Athens. (Associated Press)

Mark Richt draws praise from outside the Bulldog Nation for the way he's handled recent events in Athens. (Associated Press)

If you haven’t checked out MrSEC.com’s tribute to the kind of coach — and, more importantly, the kind of man — Mark Richt is, you definitely should. The headline sums it up pretty nicely: “RICHT CONTINUES TO SHOW THAT HE’S THE CLASS OF THE CONFERENCE.”

Knoxville-based John Pennington, who writes the blog, says that “for my money, there is no better representative of an SEC university than Georgia’s Mark Richt.”

Amen.

This testimonial from outside the Bulldog Nation is prompted by a couple of things. First, the restraint Richt showed in dealing with the media flap over incorrect claims that some of his football players had harassed a couple in an Athens taxi. As Pennington puts it: “Rather than bark about the media or point a finger at a writer, Richt kept his cool and discussed the dangers of rushing to judgment in our instant-media world.”

Drawing a comparison to Urban Meyer, Pennington notes: “There were no ‘we’d be going at it right now’ comments. No ‘be very careful’ warnings.”

And beyond the taxi affair, Pennington cites the way Richt handled the unfortunate need to dismiss Montez Robinson from his program after the linebacker used up all the second chances he’d been given. Rather than simply leave the former Bulldog in his wake, Richt visited him in jail and continued to try and counsel the troubled young man.

Says MrSEC: “Again, this kind of action shouldn’t surprise anyone. When linebacker Jamar Chaney was denied admission into UGA back in 2005, Richt helped convince Mississippi State’s Sylvester Croom to give Chaney a chance in Starkville. … ‘It didn’t surprise me at all that Coach Richt did what he did,’ Chaney said. ‘He’s a great man.’
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Here the Richt detractors will say: Ah, but he hasn’t won a national championship. They would rather have someone along the lines of a Nick Saban or Meyer in Athens if it means a crystal football in the trophy case.

As if that’s the only criteria that matters in judging a college football coach.

Maybe in today’s results-oriented athletics scene, that puts Richt and UGA at a disadvantage. It’s easy to understand how 17- or 18-year-old kids coming out of high school might be more dazzled by BCS rings than repeated displays of character and stability.

I don’t agree with the way Richt does everything, but on the whole I’d rather have him as head coach than anyone else I can think of. And I happen to still think Richt can win a national championship at Georgia without turning into a ruthless, ego-driven jerk or an obsessive head case.

Still, even if that doesn’t prove to be the case, I’m glad he’s the way he is.

458 comments Add your comment

Jimmy

April 8th, 2010
4:53 pm

Wow, I’m having flashbacks. When Lou Tepper was at Illinois in the 90s he wasn’t getting it done on the field. And the various writers in the state (with credentials far better than Mr. SEC.com) wrote articles year after year about how he had class, and the players went to their classes, and there were few off-field incidents, etc. And guess what, after a few years of not meeting the expectations of the fan base (which were a whole lot lower than a NC), he got fired. Wonder if this is the beginning of the end for Richt. . .

And BTW, when did class and winning become mutually exclusive? Or maybe its easy to have class when you are not winning. . .

SEC FANATIC

April 8th, 2010
4:54 pm

Saw an earlier post kind of comparing the sideline demeanor of CMR and Tom Landry of the Dalls Cowboys and that they were both outwardly unemotional and stoic on the sideline and how Landry was after all considered a successful coach in the NFL, wasn’t he?? But somebody help me out here…didn’t Landry’s last few Dallas teams experience decline and wasn’t Landry on the hot seat the last couple of years? And then wasn’t he eventually fired and sent packing by the new owner Jerry Jones??? Hmmm…maybe there IS a resemblance there??

Dawg 39

April 8th, 2010
4:58 pm

Altamaha Dawg. Just had to say that as usual I agreed with everythig you said. Also want to reiterate that I thought the original article was great & I totally agreed with everything In It,
As to CMR & the Dawgs; the next 4 years will silence the critics & satisfy the true Dawg Fans.

Camden Mark

April 8th, 2010
5:05 pm

CMR is a good likable fellow,had a chance to talk and eat breakfast with him a couple of times,but as much as I think of him as a person another season or two like the last two and he needs to be gone.
Coachs are hired to win ball games,period.

Rod

April 8th, 2010
5:05 pm

Coach is the class of the sec and a great coach.

kevin

April 8th, 2010
5:08 pm

Ultimately, I think Camden Mark is right. Coaches are hired to win. Also, Jimmy makes a good point. This article creates a false dichotomy–either your classy or you win–agreed Jimmy, the 2 are not mutually exclusive.

Patient Dog

April 8th, 2010
5:09 pm

UF and UA lets make a deal. Stay on your on blog and we will handle ours. Try to impress your own fans if you can.

Camden Mark

April 8th, 2010
5:12 pm

Dont get me wrong.I think CMR ia a good coach and is getting things turned around,notably on defence.I hope he gets things back on track and is with us for a long while.
Whoever that was bad mouthing coach Landry,do it again and I’ll reach thru the screen and slap you.

Without-a-clue

April 8th, 2010
5:13 pm

They say that Coach Richt doesn’t pay much attention to blogs, etc. I hope he reads this and in so doing gets a sense of how many of us admire him greatly as a leader of young men. And he is a leader in the most admirable way. He leads by example. We are indeed fortunate to have him as our head football coach.

Without-a-clue

April 8th, 2010
5:33 pm

Many of our erudite posters on this blog are proof that computer use should require a license. Some natural intelligence and a basic knowledge of the use of the English language (as a part of the license criteria) would remove many from our midst and return them to the ranks of village idiot wannabees.

Tide Rising

April 8th, 2010
5:39 pm

ga gator,

Would have to agree with you that starting out #1 just puts a big bullseye on your back. The only good thing about it is that if you lose you have less of a hill to climb to get back to at least #2 and get in the national title game. That’s about it though.

redblack&blue

April 8th, 2010
5:40 pm

Reader of Idiots was right on. JAWJA fans are all over Tebow because of his Christian lifestyle. But CMR can walk on water and is the greatest,most righteous man on the planet. I will agree he is a good man, however he better kick some tail next season. As the saying goes”just win baby”. Or he’s GONE.

Tide Rising

April 8th, 2010
5:44 pm

Bill King had a good article right up until this point:

“And I happen to still think Richt can win a national championship at Georgia without turning into a ruthless, ego-driven jerk or an obsessive head case.”

That last sentence was a not so thinly veiled cheapshot at Urban Meyer and Nick Saban.

Its a shame that Bill wrote a great article on “class” and Mark Richt and then ends it by taking a “classless” cheap shot at Meyer and Saban. Truly ironic that he chose to end the article in such a cheapshot fashion.

Dixie

April 8th, 2010
5:48 pm

jail visits?

betterthanyou

April 8th, 2010
5:49 pm

JoeV
Leave it to an irrelevant Clemson fan to try and make an inferior attempt at an insult. Bama is the best team in the nation and seems like you would have known that ever since 8/30/08 btw, your current football coach is a Bama alum.

As for Mark Richt, what a loser. If you’re going to pick a school to play football at due to the coach’s character or religion then you are a loser too. UGA is the most under-achieving school in the SEC and Richt has made it that way. No players + No coaching=pathetic excuse for a football team. Richt, maybe you can beat Kentucky. But, at least you get that one game against Tech every year.

Hate to tell you fan's...

April 8th, 2010
5:59 pm

CMR does sound like a fine person with all he does concerning the less fortunate, however you’ll be hard pressed to find any coach that has something positive to say about him or his program, but to put in proper context, most coaches don’t say much…heck, JoePa loves Spurrier…how about CMR’s ex-players, anyone say something positive??? anyone???…anyway, here are 50 things listed before in the AJC… http://www.onlineathens.net/node/1756

ReptilesRule

April 8th, 2010
6:03 pm

Tide Rising…ga gator was right, last year WAS exhausting but it was more than just being the big target. It was by far the strangest season I have ever experienced as a Gator fan. One newspaper columnist even labeled it “the Season of the Weird” From Lane Kiffin to the Tebow hype and microscope and concussion, the Spikes eyepoke incident and culminating in Dunlaps untimely arrests and horrible SECCG effort it’s no wonder that Urban temporarily lost his marbles. I know I almost did or felt like it a few times during the season. As it turned out, the most anticipated season in Florida history became the grind of the century and even many of my Gator fans were asking me “where’s the fun gone??” Thankfully, it returned just in time for the Sugar Bowl and an epic performance by Tim. Believe me, there was alot of fear that we were so let down and with Urban’s situation so much in the air that the game would be our “Utah” (sorry). And I know many people in Alabama are reveling in the fact that they think Saban sent Urban Meyer over the edge but believe me, it started at the very beginning of that year and NEVER let up. But after the bowl and a great incoming class, it’s an all new start and I’ll tell you that Gator fans are very excited to see what the future holds…

heeldawg

April 8th, 2010
6:12 pm

Joe Paterno or Pete Carroll? Tom Osborne or Barry Switzer? Mark Richt or Nick Saban?

Who would you rather have your child play for?

There are good coaches who win ball games with class and inspire loyalty and dedication, and there are good coaches who have a win-at-all-cost philosophy and are ruthless in their pursuit of that elusive crystal football. Both types can win national titles; the above pairs are prime examples. It all depends upon what you want representing your program. Richt has been in Athens nine years and has won 90 games, two SEC titles and four SEC East titles. He has the second-winningest record in the SEC during that span and has yet to have a losing record. His teams have been to bowl games every season, and he’s won most of those. By contrast, a succession of coaches at South Carolina (including two hall-of-famers in a row)have failed to even approximate that level of success over 115 years’ time. Florida, situated in the middle of the greatest concentration of high school football talent in the country, has won consistently just since the era of Spurrier (with a lull during the Zook years). Georgia Tech, Auburn, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Arkansas, South carolina, Clemson, and, yes, even Tennessee among Georgia’s traditional rivals would kill to have Richt’s record over that span. So he hasn’t won a national title yet. He’s been awfully close at least twice, both in 2002 and in 2007, coming a play or two away from playing in the MNC game both of those years (and likely winning that game had they played in it). At least he’s not a characterless tool like Lane Kiffin, or a total buffoon like Orgeron, or an unimaginative dunderhead like Chan Gailey. And remember–it took Joe Pa over 20 years to win his first national title at Penn State. It took Dean Smith about the same length of time to break that barrier in basketball at North Carolina. Both of those men left stamps of respectability on their respective programs that have gone on in perpetuity to this very day.

Richt will win his title someday–someday soon, I suspect, since the defensive deficiencies of the last few seasons have finally been rectified with new, talented personnel. Then all of this nonsense chatter about him being “too nice” will finally stop.

That’s my take on this.

heeldawg

April 8th, 2010
6:23 pm

Oh, and “Betterthanyou,” what an incredibly classless post. The arrogance of Alabama fans knows no bounds. You guys and Saban deserve each other. Guess there’s an innate need to have great football in the vast wasteland around Tuscaloosa, because there sure isn’t a whole lot else (except Dreamland Barbeque). Enjoy the national title while it lasts. When you wake up from that dream tomorrow, you’ll still be in Alabama.

The University of Alabama–every Georgia kid’s favorite backup school when they can’t get into the University of Georgia. Hope you enjoy educating our castoffs.

Tide Rising

April 8th, 2010
6:29 pm

heeldawg,

Who would I want my kid playing for? Pretty much any of the names you mention above and even Switzer who I feel got a really bad rap from the media. Swtizer had an interesting life story in that he grew up dirt poor. He had a special affinity for black athletes because he grew up alongside many blacks and was just as poor. His mom committed suicide when he came home one day from college and his dad was murdered so this guy went through some really tough things in life. For all his character flaws he still achieved a lot for a kid that grew up with a lot of turmoil.

JoPa would probably be my favorite. I would pick Saban over Richt though for the simple reason that from what I’ve seen Saban’s players have a far stronger sense of discipline on and off the field than what Richt’s players are showing.

Richt is more personable, certainly a nicer and more popular guy than Saban. That’s all well and good but the bottom line is I would want my kid to be a disciplined young man who doesn’t get into trouble. And on a head to head comparison between Richt and Saban over the last couple years Saban’s players are getting into a lot less trouble than Richt’s. Feel free to disagree but arrest and police citation records tell me that Richt’s players aren’t getting the strong sense of discipline that young men need.

Tide Rising

April 8th, 2010
6:33 pm

heeldawg,

Yes. Some of us bama fans can and will be incredibly arrogant as a lot of fans are right after winning a national title. But the glass houses thing applies to Athens. Your comment about the surrounding wasteland around Tuscaloosa? You ever been to Monroe, Bethlehem, etc. These are all small towns near Athens and let me tell you that Alabama rednecks aint got nothing on the folks and towns immediately surrounding Athens. If you’ve been to any of these towns you know exactly what I’m talking about.

betterthanyou

April 8th, 2010
6:44 pm

What is it with loser schools and loser fans always bringing up class? Being a Georgia native, I know all too well what your precious “school” has to offer its students. I also know that once UGA loses a couple of games you “fans” will stop going to games because that is just what you people do. You don’t support your team unless they give you a reason. Pathetic. Yes when I wake up tomorrow I will be in Alabama. Yet when you wake up tomorrow you’ll sill be a loser UGA fan with a loser coach who puts up fronts of righteousness to take all the attention away from him mediocre career. Maybe you’ll get lucky and the world will end and you won’t have to constantly be reminded of your pathetic little football team or the unbelievably inadequate person who is at the helm of the program. Maybe. Until that time comes remember Mark Richt can put up all the fronts he wants for his character and you can bring up issues of “class,” but UGA will never reach any level above mediocrity in anything that matters. Deep down inside, you know it is true. To Hell with Georgia.

Jason

April 8th, 2010
7:40 pm

Class is great and all but will class save his job? No it wont. A Crystal Ball will though. You can take class all day long because when it comes down to it you will not beat Florida as long as Urban Myer is there.

Monroe, GA.

April 8th, 2010
8:18 pm

superDawg,

You could say the same about monroe and all those other pathetic little redneck towns all around Athens. You guys have a plethora of rednecks all around you so I would calm down the redneck talk. You Deliverance(based on Georgia) hillbilly rapin Georgia mountain men and you gone with the wind cousin intermarrying Georgia crackers should take a deep, long look at yourselves before calling anyone else a redneck.

AltamahaDawg

April 8th, 2010
8:29 pm

Mark, so we have got you down for getting rid of Richt if he has a couple more seasons of the 10 win, New Years day bowl win variety?

aj dawgs

April 8th, 2010
8:50 pm

you measure a man by his critics. 4 pages so far, wow, what a guy Richt is, we’re lucky to have him.

Spokesman for the SEC East

April 8th, 2010
9:03 pm

aj dawgs, we aren’t critics, we want him to stay a 100 years.

Big Canoe

April 8th, 2010
9:06 pm

I appreciate Coach Richt….his family….and his staff. All are First Class folks.

GaDawg

April 8th, 2010
9:35 pm

I am so sick of hearing about arrest. Can anyone name one felony arrest that has lead to a conviction. The arrest that are happening are misdemeanor traffic violations. Not the type that have plagued FL over the past few years where the “great”, and I use that word so lightly, I quit, no I don’t quit I’ll just take a break, well maybe not, Urban Meyer. Where a felony is just overlooked. UGA has had their share of petty offensives, so have other schools. Anytime you have teenage kids away from home they will spread their wings. Traffic offensives do not end the world. Montez Robinson is the most serious crime during Richt’s tenure. Look at TN 3 players armed robbery last year. Get off the thug crap.

GaDawg

April 8th, 2010
9:43 pm

Hate to tell you fans – You are an idiot! There is nothing in that article that states other SEC coaches dislike him, or for that matter, former players. So I’m calling you out, provide one quote from a coach, SEC or otherwise, and one former player who says the do not like him in print. You must provide the source of the quote, publication date and anything else that will confirm that it is an actual quote. If you cannot, get off the blog for good. You up for the challenge?

KJ

April 8th, 2010
10:00 pm

“Being a Georgia native, I know all too well what your precious “school” has to offer its students.”

Sounds like someone got rejected by UGA admissions. It’s ok kid, that DeVry degree has to be of some use, don’t give up hope!

Lawson Owens

April 8th, 2010
10:14 pm

Anybody that did the coaching job he did this year, beating Auburn and Tech and winning the bowl game, how could you not respect that. he looked at what was wrong, and fixed it. The Dawgs will be OK.

kaput

April 8th, 2010
10:38 pm

I guess starting an on field riot doesn’t equate in the ‘reckoning?’

Sounds like a loser to me . . .

I am the dog

April 8th, 2010
10:42 pm

he is a great coach and always thinks before speaking. Wish he could teach his classless fans a thing or two.

Spokesman for the SEC East

April 8th, 2010
10:42 pm

Hey lawson how did he do in 08 when he had Stafford and Moreno?

Tired of losing to Kentucky and Vandy

April 8th, 2010
10:43 pm

Oh well, he’s still a really good man.

Sean Hannity

April 8th, 2010
10:44 pm

Isn’t freedom of the press great?

flagboy?

April 8th, 2010
11:02 pm

Jennifer

April 8th, 2010
11:23 am
I cannot believe I left off the Black Out. The Black Out!! That’s class???

This is shear insanity. Yes, he’s a Christian, and will tell anyone within 20 feet about it, but that does not equate to class.
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yeah. . you’re an idiot. . . next.

The Pretender

April 8th, 2010
11:05 pm

I think he is a pretender….what does Miami (thug university), Florida State (thug university) and UGA (thug university) have in common? Tada: Mark Richt.

flagboy?

April 8th, 2010
11:07 pm

betterthanyou

April 8th, 2010
6:44 pm
What is it with loser schools and loser fans always bringing up class? Being a Georgia native, I know all too well what your precious “school” has to offer its students. I also know that once UGA loses a couple of games you “fans” will stop going to games because that is just what you people do. You don’t support your team unless they give you a reason. Pathetic. Yes when I wake up tomorrow I will be in Alabama. Yet when you wake up tomorrow you’ll sill be a loser UGA fan with a loser coach who puts up fronts of righteousness to take all the attention away from him mediocre career. Maybe you’ll get lucky and the world will end and you won’t have to constantly be reminded of your pathetic little football team or the unbelievably inadequate person who is at the helm of the program. Maybe. Until that time comes remember Mark Richt can put up all the fronts he wants for his character and you can bring up issues of “class,” but UGA will never reach any level above mediocrity in anything that matters. Deep down inside, you know it is true. To Hell with Georgia.
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yes yes. . . thank you for your views. However, any “person” who must post under the name “betterthanyou” should ask why he/she feels so driven to tell everyone else how inferior they are. . . shouldn’t you be doing something worthwhile with your time Mr. Senator?

RED DOG 77

April 9th, 2010
12:56 am

Aparently someone, Bill, is reading my posts. [just kidding, wrote a post almost word for word last night]…………..But, Bravo Bill…………If I were king, and could have any coach in the nation for my beloved BULLDOGS, there is no question I would stick with Mark Richt !……….Relax Dog Nation, we will get our Championship……………In the meantime we can take great pride in the fact that we do have the National Champion of college football coaches at home in Athens !!! GO DOGS!!!! GATA !!!…………….sic em coach Richt !!!

Class Matters Most

April 9th, 2010
12:58 am

mark richt has class—urban meyer and nick saban do not—very simple. Georgia will not be winning any titles soon, but at least mark richt is the class of the league.

married a uga girl

April 9th, 2010
2:02 am

the only reason you would rather have MR over CNS or UM, is because you can’t get CNS or UM.
I dare say that Saban’s total life training ‘process’ and strict disciplinarian approach trumps MR’s laid back christian demeanor relative to shaping a young mans life. Saban is more father figure compared to Richts big brother.
Richt is good, but I will take Saban.
by the way, the creampuff OOC comment from the dawgfan I don’t understand. Bama has or will play UCLA, Oklahoma , VT, Clemson and Penn State this decade. We try to schedule one inter sectional game per year. With UT, USCe, UF, from the east this year and penn state, Bama’s schedule has been rated toughest in the nation by some preseaon mags..Roll Tide.

rockbama

April 9th, 2010
2:30 am

Let me first say that I am a die hard Bama fan.

That out of the way, I know Bama and Georgia football first hand. I great up in both states let me explain….My mother lives in Hoover, AL and my father in Gwinnett county(Atlanta suburb) so my youth was spent in both states. Played football for Hoover before moving to Atlanta finishing up high school and playing football at Collins Hill. If anyone can see both point of views about Richt and Saban and Bama and UGA, it is.

Have always respected UGA and a very close friend of mine, god rest his soul, went to UGA and some of the best times of my life were days spent in Athens. Same can be said for the many times I have spent in Tuscaloosa and going to Bama games.

Back to the subject at hand. Mark Richt exudes class. No one can deny that. His religious beliefs and the way he carries himself and the love he has for his family, players and the fans of UGA cannot be disputed. However, UGA fans are fooling themselves if they believe that the higher ups at UGA and the fans themselves will support Richt forever if he doesn’t produce a championship in the near future(i’m not just talking about a NC either.)

He has fallen behind Saban and Meyer. The issue I see with UGA is that Richt may be to nice. He is trying to hard to be a “bro” to his player than mentor at times and this is costing UGA and Richt in the long run.

My second point…….Saban isn’t going anywhere. I cannot 100% predict the future, no one but the good lord has the answer for that, but I can tell you with good confidence that it isn’t all about the money with Saban. He left LSU for a head coaching gig in the NFL. Most coaches aspire to coach in the league at some point. Saban may not be Mr Rodgers, but he isn’t the a-hole everyone makes him out to be. He left the NFL because his philosophy doesn’t mesh well with a bunch of millionare crybabies that hold out when they don’t get their way. He figured out that the college game was suited for him. He loves to recruit and build his players to be successful in life, on and off the field.

This is why he is at Alabama. I honestly believe he would have never left LSU and he has said it himself, if he didn’t want to scratch the lifelong NFL itch.

I find it fitting that everyone loves to blast Saban, yet never mentions all the charity work he and his family do on a constant basis. Like someone said before, get use to it because he isn’t going anywhere for awhile.

That is all…

buck

April 9th, 2010
5:51 am

Meyer and Saban have class and win championships, that’s the difference. Apparently CMR is not such a class act when compared to the lawless antics of his players. Either he recruits Thugs or his “Class” isn’t sincere and the players see right through it. You decide.

UGA 2010

April 9th, 2010
5:55 am

Since when is “the winningist coach in the last decade” of the strongest football conf. all around in NCAA football? You Richt haters are jealous. He is a fine man, and a fine coach. And if you immature children had HALF of the character and composure he has, you would have kept your mouth shut. This is a blog for UGA fans, and fans of the Bulldawgs are no fans at all unless they are supportive of the TEAM. Save none, the team consists of players, coaches, trainers, doctors, students, alumni, and most importantly, other fans. This is fanship. Not this socially deprived, cowardly bickering from pathetic individuals who are looking for nothing other than to get a rise out of someone. Its very sad. Its the old adage of “bad attention is better than NO attention”. Go get a life, a family, and you will be finally experiencing what life is all about. Don’t be a loser, spend your otherwise wasted life showing someone you care and love for them, and when your eyes finally open, the last place they’ll look is for a way to down another caring, compassionate human being. They are truly the ones who God shines his blessings onto, as they help nurture and protect his children on earth, who would be otherwise throw their life away by embracing hate, jealousy, and anger as you have. There is a life out there for you. If you had the nerve to say those things to Mark Richt’s face, he wouldn’t give you the “rise” your on this site looking for. He would wish you well, and most likely be praying for your lost and damned soul, as he is a Christian, and we serve One God. Not crystal footballs, plastic trophies, are cheap thrills.

LOL....

April 9th, 2010
6:02 am

LOL…..LOL….

Dawg 39

April 9th, 2010
6:38 am

CMR IS A WINNER. HE DOES HAVE CLASS BUT HIS DAWGS ARE WINNERS. HE IS NOT GOING TO BE LET GO & HE WILL BRING MORE SEC TITLES TO ATHENS. BET ON IT.

tdog

April 9th, 2010
6:50 am

What a bunch of bull. All he wants to do is sell trucks and furniture, let the hoodluns run wild, and he does not motivate the players like he should be doing. It is not about the shirt color you wear or jumping up and down in peoples faces that motivate young men. Let’s hope he can come back down to earth and get this head on straight.

AltamahaDawg

April 9th, 2010
7:25 am

How stupid do people have to be if they can’t post a comment without using that tired , worn out “thug” every other sentence. Surely to hell your vocabulary is better than the average parrot.

Oh, and please bring up FSU one more time, maybe you will not look like you just copied that brilliant thought for the 39th time.

I’d be embarrased if that’s the best I could come up with. I like the guy and I could write something more original to jab at him than 90% of you spineless trolls.