Amid SEC numbers game, Richt lets his heart rule

I don’t pretend to understand all the nuances involved in SEC Commissioner Mike Slive’s attempt to come up with league legislation dealing with “roster management.”

I’ll admit, though, that my gut instinct is that anything Nick Saban, Houston Nutt and Gene Chizik howl about is probably a good idea.

And despite that howling, predominantly from the SEC’s wild West, I also have a feeling that Slive is enough of a politician that he wouldn’t have put the issue up for discussion if he wasn’t pretty sure the conference’s presidents will give him at least an approximation of what he wants.

I think Tennessee’s Derek Dooley’s stance might be indicative of what will come out of the conference gathering in Destin: The number of new signees each academic year might not be reduced from 28 to 25, but some of the loopholes being used by Steve Spurrier and others likely will be closed. As Dooley said, it’s not fair to the kids to let them enroll in summer school, see how they do in workouts, and then cut them before the season starts. And no matter what time of year a kid signs, he should count.

I like the position Mark Richt has staked out in all of this: There’s nothing wrong ethically with a coach telling a player there might not be room for him and that he might be asked to delay enrolling until January — the practice known as grayshirting — as long as it’s done up front, before the player signs.

But, as Richt said, “if you sign five over, and you get to the moment of truth, and you have to tell two or three kids that thought they were coming in with everyone else, and then all of a sudden you spring the news, all of a sudden there’s no room, you’ve gotta come in in January, I don’t think that’s right.”

Where roster management gets really hairy is in how some coaches appear to get creative in dealing with players being disqualified because of injuries. Some coaches have the reputation of using such disqualifications to run off players who haven’t met their expectations.

And then there’s Richt, who carried running back Albert Hollis on his active roster for a couple of years even though he knew the kid would never play for the Dogs. As the coach explained to The Athens Banner-Herald, if “you can still keep him on scholarship and you can help him get his degree and keep him in your program and have him help you coach or do something in strength or whatever to keep him where he’s part of the family still, he doesn’t feel like an outcast out there.”

With Hollis, Richt said, he could have medically disqualified him early on but “this guy’s got nerve damage, he’s got drop foot, he’s got some rehab ahead of him. I had to sit there and make a decision, what’s in the best interest of this kid. In my opinion the best interest in this kid was to keep him active in the 85. Once you DQ him, you can’t unDQ him two years later. He’s got at least a two year rehab. We felt like his best chance with rehab where he could walk again as normal as possible. He needed to have that carrot out in front of him where he might be able to play again one day.”

I won’t hazard a guess on whether Saban would have carried a kid who was never going to be able to play on his roster like that.

But I’m awfully glad UGA has a coach who did.

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157 comments Add your comment

Hankie Aron

June 1st, 2011
10:57 am

Very true Bill nice job. Sad to say it but many coaches i.e Saban and others are very unethical but they continue getting away with this garbage

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
11:00 am

It all comes down to honesty and integrity and having character.

Our coach has it. He hasn’t won a BCS title yet but he is a winner in a bigger way.

In the end, he may never be successful in the world’s eyes but he is not striving for that. He is defined by his faith and being a husband and a father more so than being a coach.

I still have a feeling he has one last run left in him and he does not want to go out this way.

EDawg71

June 1st, 2011
11:02 am

Amen Bill! I really don’t think the Bulldawg Nation fully understands what we have in Coach Richt. Folks can slice it and dice it all they want, Richt is a man of integrity and heart and I’m glad he’s with us!

Hankie Aron

June 1st, 2011
11:03 am

I think he figures to go on antoher run. a BCS title isn’t out of the realm of possibility

Teasley51

June 1st, 2011
11:03 am

Amazing….But Richt is a good human being…he may not win the most games, but I am still proud he is our Bulldawg coach..

Inspector G

June 1st, 2011
11:08 am

I once saw Matthew Stafford bring a dead puppy back to life. A mean-gas guzzling SUV ran over it, Matt saw, ran over and waived his hand over the lifeless body and boom! That thing was back in action, although it still walks with a limp. The owner of the dog, a young pretty coed, decided to take Matt to Amici’s in Athens for some wings and buffalo chicken garcheemar to reward his awesomeness, which by all accounts was delicious.
-Inspector G

BigDawg

June 1st, 2011
11:12 am

Jim Tressel was honest, as are Spurious, Chitpile, Nuttcase and Satan!

solja

June 1st, 2011
11:14 am

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww…ain’t that cuuuuuuuute!!! Another touching tale of the Saint of Athens and his Godly ways. So pure….so much love….puuuuuuuke!! Get a real take on life!!

DCJohn

June 1st, 2011
11:15 am

As am I Bill. I also agree with Hankie Aron. I’d much rather win a title the right way, then the “All in” way. The way coach Richt runs his program, he will win one the right way with Georgia.

Dawglasville

June 1st, 2011
11:15 am

I want to jump in before all the 20 – 30 year olds get on here and say Richt is a loser because he hasn’t pulled out all stops to win the national title. If Richt loses his job after the South Carolina game or if he loses it 20 years from now, he will be better prepared in the big picture than 90% of us. I love the blogs so far.

GeoffDawg

June 1st, 2011
11:16 am

Coach Richt is a classy, classy guy. He may or may not be our coach two years from now but I’m proud of the time he’s spent with the program.

Dawglasville

June 1st, 2011
11:18 am

solja You have your take on life. Others have theirs. I sounds like your take on life has left with some anger issues. Don’t puke. It’s just a blog.

BigRedDAWG

June 1st, 2011
11:21 am

CMR is the only coach in the SEC with a heart so they should do something about signing to many players. If the Dawgs could just sign as many players as they wanted, they would win the National Championship every year because Georgia has the best high school football talent in the world (I know because I played in Cobb and was going play for the Dawgs but I blew out my knee my softmore season).

The fact is Georgia is the most elite program in the country and all of the high school talent would sign just for a change to play for the Dawgs.

Bo

June 1st, 2011
11:26 am

solja, Richt’s take on life is the real one. Don’t fall for the fool’s gold you see everyone one else showing off.

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
11:27 am

solja

June 1st, 2011
11:14 am
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww…ain’t that cuuuuuuuute!!! Another touching tale of the Saint of Athens and his Godly ways. So pure….so much love….puuuuuuuke!! Get a real take on life!!

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What is your real take on life?

I’ll hang up and listen.

Elk

June 1st, 2011
11:29 am

Richt needs to get off his high horse.

If it don’t break no rules, what’s the harm?

Do what the best teams in the SEC are doing, get in step with the times or be left behind.

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
11:31 am

Since when is doing the right thing and being able to sleep at night “being on the high horse”????

Crush

June 1st, 2011
11:31 am

Ya’ll are so lame. Saint Richt has spoken, let us rejoice! (until he starts out 0-2, then here come da pitchforks.)

Johnny DangerDawg

June 1st, 2011
11:36 am

great article, Bill.

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
11:37 am

I agree with what Derek Dooley is saying. A lot of these coaches want honesty from these recruits, but that knife cuts both ways.Richt allowing Albert Hollis to stay was a nice gesture, but at the same time, I wouldn’t hold it against other coaches for letting him go. Scholarships are for people who can play. Allowing a guy like Hollis to stay not only takes a scholarship from a guy who can help your team win, but also takes it away from a kid who deserves it and really needs it. Richt’s subjectivity is admorable, but at the same time its his lack of objectivity in regards to his players and assistants that has hurt the program in recent years. You don’t want to leave these kids out in the snow, but at the same time where do you draw the line?

Tom

June 1st, 2011
11:40 am

Yet he’ll bring in kids who had no legit business even graduating high school and somehow keep them “eligible” *wink*wink* for a couple of seasons before realizing their performance ain’t worth the hassle and kicking them to the curb?

Dbalcer

June 1st, 2011
11:42 am

When we will a championship if Richt is still our coach we won’t have to worry about vacating the wins after investigation. Coach Richt is a great coach who understands winning the right way. I am sad that there are so many who believe in win at whatever cost. I hope UGA holds on to Coach Richt long term he is a winner.

1eyedJack

June 1st, 2011
11:42 am

Calculus class must be over.

Patsy

June 1st, 2011
12:12 pm

boise is rated about #5…are you gonna miss me when I’m gone?

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
12:14 pm

Georgia 34
Boise 20

Who will you whine to then?

UGAgrad95

June 1st, 2011
12:21 pm

The Dawgs will win they’re 6th National Championship WITH CMR in the next two years.

He is a great man and a great coach. Signing to many players is not the right thing to do unless you are upfront – I totally agree with CMR on this area.

Hey, BigRedDAWG...

June 1st, 2011
12:22 pm

…”softmore” season? You would have fit right in…now go back to Dairy Queen and make my Blizzard…

sprouse27

June 1st, 2011
12:24 pm

Nobody doubts he’s a Saint, the issue is winning football games. I’m sure he’s winning on God’s team, but God isn’t paying him $3 mil a year. UGA is and it would be nice to see those millions produce winning football teams.

Lorne

June 1st, 2011
12:31 pm

It’s like Richt’s still lost in a by gone era. This is the spread offense, NCAA legal to oversign players era. Richt seems like a coach determined to live like a dial tone phone in a cell phone world.

Bama fan

June 1st, 2011
12:34 pm

I won’t hazard a guess on whether Saban would have carried a kid who was never going to be able to play on his roster like that.

But I’m awfully glad UGA has a coach who did.- Bill King

No Bill. Saban wouldn’t have carried a young man who would never play again. Why should he? Its a heart warming story you tell about Richt keeping Hollis on the 85 man squad but there is a flip side to that. And that flip side is that by keeping a man on the 85 man squad who has no hope of ever playing again Richt was denying a roster spot for another young man who could have realized the dream of playing big time college football at a program like UGA. Is that fair?

As for motivating Hollis to rehab by keeping him on the roster so that he could one day walk again that’s nice but wouldn’t Hollis have rehabbed anyway? Wouldn’t anyone want to rehab if it means the difference between walking again and not walking? Wanting to walk again should be motivation enough and a big enough carrot for just about anybody.

Thirdly I don’t think that keeping the young man around on the roster really does anything for him as far as learning life’s lessons. His football life was over- that’s a fact. Life isn’t fair, especially in regard to injuries- just ask Tyrone Prothro, and Hollis would have been just as well off being moved to medical scholarship and dealing with the inevitable truth that football was over for him. Shielding him from this truth does him no favors.

Last in regards to Saban’s medical scholarships I can think of only 1 player at Bama who felt like he could have legitimately played and didn’t like being put on medical scholly. The young man had recurring shoulder problems throughout his career, he had barely played in scrub duty in 2 games, and basically had next to zero chance of getting into a game in his 5th season. Why not put him on medical? Why on earth risk the permanent health of a young man who had already graduated, who had a history of shoulder problems, and who was likely not to see the field. Why take the chance of yet again reinjuring that shoulder all over again in practice when the guy wasn’t going to play anyway? What sense does that make?

And btw this was his 5th year at Bama, the young man not only graduated but was allowed to stay I believe into a 6th year to finish his masters degree. After 4 years of eligibility there is no reason to carry and risk a practice injury to a player with a history of shoulder injuries who isn’t going to see the field anyway.

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
12:42 pm

Good points Bama fan.

Outside looking in

June 1st, 2011
12:47 pm

sprouse27, 1 losing season, most wins as a coach at uga over his 1st 10 years. 2010 was a dismal year grow a pair and get over it.

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
12:47 pm

Lorne

June 1st, 2011
12:31 pm
It’s like Richt’s still lost in a by gone era. This is the spread offense, NCAA legal to oversign players era. Richt seems like a coach determined to live like a dial tone phone in a cell phone world.

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Nah, Richt has a cell phone. Uses it to talk to God every day. Tressel/Spurrier/Cheatzik/Petrino have a “hot” line the other direction.

And I missed Bama running the spread 2 years ago to win the BCS title since this is the spread era.

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
12:52 pm

@Outside looking in
I’d count that 2009 season as dismal too. That was quite possibly the worst 8-5 team I have ever seen. The only reason that team won 8 games was because of the talent, because it sure wasn’t the coaching. Back to back lousy seasons, and still the lovefeast for Richt. I just don’t get it.

jimmyjohn

June 1st, 2011
12:59 pm

I heard Richt was putting the team’s waterboy on scholarship next season. He said he helped the team by bringing them water and was a real nice guy, also they don’t need to waste it on any more linemen.

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
12:59 pm

@ Lorne and DawginLex

I’d have to disagree that college football is in the “spread era” too. In fact if anything, teams are trending back towards the more traditional Pro-I formations in the NFL. Recruits feel like this will showcase their talents better to NFL scouts. Besides, “spread” is kind of a generic term kind of like calling Tech’s offense the “Triple Option”. There are “spread” passing attacks, and “spread” running attacks. The idea that teams need to convert to a “spread” running offense like Florida had under Urban Meyer isn’t accurate.

rabundawg

June 1st, 2011
1:03 pm

The Lord says your heart is deceitful above all else. Me thinks he followed his
Christian principle instead…

red&silver

June 1st, 2011
1:10 pm

Two lackluster seasons and, you guys call for the guy’s head to be put on a platter. Seriously, some of you guys are a bunch of cry babies!

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
1:16 pm

Richt has to win now.

He knows it.

All his staff knows it.

His players know it.

I would love for the defense to be good enough so we could play Dooley ball and run the ball 60-70% of the time. Have games with scores of 20-14 and the like.

Everyone is complaining about the o-line but the only problem there is depth. The first 7 guys are good. We have a 265 pound fullback and a line that averages 325! Run the ball and only make Aaron throw it 16-20 times per game.

Of course if we can’t stop anyone on 3rd down again, throw all that out the window.

4th and inches inside the UCF 5

June 1st, 2011
1:22 pm

This is the reason the rest of the SEC hopes Richt gets a lifetime contract.

7576DAWG

June 1st, 2011
1:22 pm

Unfortunately that type of chivalry doesn’t go very far when recruiting high school players. They are not going to care about how much integrity CMR has and they are not going to say “I have to come to Georgia because of that”. Now , a few have picked Georgia because of the way CMR conducts his liFe but only a few.
What happened to Hollis is terrible but he should have been changed to a MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP, his situation is exactly what that particular scholarship is in existence for.That would have freed up one more scholarship , which could have been important.
I think sometime CMR’s values get in the way of very ethical and moral decisions that could have been handle with just as much integrity, ethics and moral but in a different way. THAT’S WHY I HOPE WITH THE HIRING OG MCGARITY THAT THIS TYPE OF DECISION ,CONCERNING HOLLIS, WILL BE OVER SEEN BY SOMEONE THAT ISN’T SO CLOSE TO THE PERSON ON A PERSONAL BASIS.

Gene Chizik

June 1st, 2011
1:23 pm

THIS IS GARBAGE!

Nick Saban

June 1st, 2011
1:25 pm

I will do whatever it takes to win. I don’t care if junior has a problem with me yanking his scholarship after a year or two.

Win at all costs!

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
1:26 pm

4th and inches inside the UCF 5

June 1st, 2011
1:22 pm
This is the reason the rest of the SEC hopes Richt gets a lifetime contract.

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Georgia 34
Boise 20

Georgia 17
SC 14

This is why we are going to take great delight in never hearing from you again after Richt makes you eat crow deep fried.

Wonderful Ohio on the Gulf 'Dog

June 1st, 2011
1:28 pm

Bama Fan is quite correct that there is a flip side to keeping an Albert Hollis on scholarship for a couple of extra years. BF’s right that keeping Hollis on scholarship means some other deserving player is not on scholarship.

Having said that, there is a flip-flip side to the Hollis story as well. Albert’s experience at UGA shows Georgia recruits’ parents they are entrusting their sons to a decent man. If other coaches would have discarded an Albert Hollis like so much garbage, there but for the grace of God goes my son.

Not every potential Georgia recruits’ parents will find Richt’s approach appealiing, but many will. Those that won’t are free to send their sons to Auburn.

In the long run, it pays to be decent. Richt seems to have learned that lesson and seeks to live it.

Congratulations, too, to Bama Fan, for writing a sensible and readable seven paragraphs. Did you matriculate elsewhere?

The Joker

June 1st, 2011
1:29 pm

A lady called the UGA police to report a carjacking. They said they were too busy right now and for her to just get the jersey number and call back later.

Please, oh please!

June 1st, 2011
1:30 pm

“…the rest of the SEC hopes Richt gets a lifetime contract.”

That would make eleven other teams very happy. :-)

Outside looking in

June 1st, 2011
1:30 pm

4th and inches 1 team in SEC has winning record against Richt, Only LSU (with 3) has won more SEC titles since Richt took over the program in 2001. Ever played or coached football on a collegiate level ?

The Joker

June 1st, 2011
1:32 pm

Good one, DawginLex!

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
1:32 pm

4 Auburn football players in the back of a car.

Who is driving?

The cops!!!!!!!!!

Bryan G.

June 1st, 2011
1:32 pm

I have a lot of respect for Richt as a person.

I hope we win with him as our coach – I really do.

But if we’re irrelevant again for the 3rd straight year in October, it’s time to go.

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
1:36 pm

Agreed Bryan G

Bill

June 1st, 2011
1:52 pm

Most all Coaches have a heart for their players. All coaches have story like that (someone’s life that has been touched) by them are vice-ver … Most all coaches love and respect there players. I don’t give a blank what others think.

Barry

June 1st, 2011
2:08 pm

Amen, Bill!!! I for one am very glad UGA has a coach to represent the university like that. I have my disagreements with his football decisions sometime, but I would way rather have him thatn 99% of the coaches in college football.

Dawg39

June 1st, 2011
2:09 pm

First I agree with everyone about what a great person our coach is. Makes me proud to be a BullDawg.
Where we disagree is: I believe that Richt is the best football coach the Dawgs have had in my lifetime & i have been a loyal Dawg Fan since Coach Butts was the HC. Still proud to be a BullDawg.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 1st, 2011
2:25 pm

The stat line Murray needs to try and replicate is the one against UT last season. That is where he probably can be if not this year but certainly by his Sr. year, he is that talented. Aaron Rodger like is I am so bold.

It Ain't Rocket Science

June 1st, 2011
2:28 pm

I guess I am old school because I believe that CMR is the right coach for the job and I believe he should be an inspiration to his players like he is. I would much rather play or be part of a team where I knew I could trust the coach to be also concerned about my life after football, and know he is interested in me as a person also. My military career took it’s toll on my health to a certain extent but I am sure of a few things. Honor, respect for your fellow human being, pride in your country, and dedication to your job, were traits that were taught, and I never regretted my time in the service. In a way, CMR is the type of leader these kids need and can trust. The same as a lot of my leaders in the service were. If not, I probably wouldn’t have followed or trusted them. Certainly not, when it came to a decision of putting my own life at risk to accomplish the mission.
If Football is so important that it trumps, integrity, then this country really has gone down hill. I can rest assured and be darn proud that at UGA, at least it is not short of the things that matter in life. If that means we don’t win the MNC every year or ever, I will still be proud of the way, CMR goes about his business.

GO DAWGS

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 1st, 2011
2:31 pm

Also as a person UGA fans love CMR. It is when you have Meyer in his 2nd season win a NT, Saban in his 2nd year win a NT, Miles who has won 2 NT! Chizik in his 2nd year win a NT. It is the immediate success of so many while CMR is now not even reaching moderate goals.

CMR would never lose the job if it was rewarded on being a damn good man, but unfortunately it is often deceided on a what have you done for me lately society, and frankly CMR does not have much to stand on in that category. I hope it changes as I do like the way he represents the University.

DawginLex

June 1st, 2011
2:39 pm

Meyer won because of Tebow. Florida won’t win another one for a long time. No Timmy=No Title. That’s why Meyer kissed him all the time.

It wasn’t the spread. It was Timmy. He saved Leak’s butt time and time again then did it all himself in 2008. Plus they had a monster defense.

Lowcountry Bulldawg

June 1st, 2011
2:41 pm

It doesnt matter as to how he won it. It is the fact that he won it and with a rapid speed, as Saban, as Chizik, as Miles. Hell if recruiting Tebow would have gave UGA a NT sign me up. Tebow was a helluva football player.

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
2:46 pm

7576DAWG

Also a good point. You can do the right thing for a kid and still do what is right for the program. I feel this way about other aspects as well. Say what you want about the Howard Schnellenberger’s, Jimmy Johnson’s, and Barry Switzer’s: but those guys knew how to win championships. Clearly they were doing some things right! You can still learn from them! You take the positives and disregard the negatives.

decisiveleader7

June 1st, 2011
2:52 pm

I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, http://GoGetBids.com

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
2:54 pm

@DawginLex

I have to disagree with you about Tebow doing it all by himself in 2008. The Gators had a great array of talent on offense & defense: Tebow, Percy Harvin,Louis Murphy,Riley Cooper, Aaron Hernadez, Joe Haden, Brandon Spikes, the Pouncey twins etc. Meyer also had great coordinators in Dan Mullen and Charlies Strong. That team was anything but a one man show. In fact if anything, it was the defense that carried that team. I think they were like +22 in turnovers or something crazy like that. As much as I hate to say it, that 2008 Florida Gator team was one of the best National Title teams I have seen in the last 15-20 years.

It Ain't Rocket Science

June 1st, 2011
2:56 pm

UGAclassof2004,

Please tell me you do not think Jimmy Johnson was a people person, and cared a darn about his players. I may be getting old but I know that is a dream at best. He was a win at all cost coach in the NCAA and in the pros.
The other two were winners, and I think Howard was a decent man. Barry would cheat in a minute if he thought he could get away with it.

CHARLOTTE DAWG

June 1st, 2011
3:05 pm

I read the article but didn’t have time to read the comments. All I’ll say it this:

I find this article irritating. It is irritating b/c it is true: Richt does rule with his heart. And the consequences? Less hardware in the trophy case.

This guy is trying to be an honest man in a den of thieves ya’ll! And it is not working! He is up against ruthless, heartless machines that will stop at nothing to win…and guess what? They do! They win and they win big! Saban, Meyer, Cheez*ick…those are the guys that win championships b/c they have no soul.

That is unfortunately what it takes. And that is why Richt will not be in Athens this time next year.

Just look at our O-line issue! That can be directly blamed on Richt’s heart and morales as he stuck with two “blue-chip” lineman after devastating HS injuries…so what’s the result? THEY ARE STILL DEAD WEIGHT FOR US AND NOW WE ARE SO FREAKING THIN THAT THEY ARE LISTED AS #2′S IN THEIR POSITION AS GIMPS ON THE DEPTH CHART!

Richt is just too nice for this conference guys!

Mr. Dawg

June 1st, 2011
3:13 pm

I wonder if fans and supporters of Ohio State and Southern Cal consider the success they had in the last decade worth the trouble they find themselve in now. As a true Bulldog fan I’ll take Mark Richt and his record both on and off the field over that every day.

dawg85

June 1st, 2011
3:16 pm

I love the “11 other SEC teams are glad Richt will be back” comments. Best I can tell Florida fans are the only ones with a right to crow. Richt is 3-3 against LSU and has a winning record against EVERYBODY else.

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
3:16 pm

@ Mr. Dawg:

“wonder if fans and supporters of Ohio State and Southern Cal consider the success they had in the last decade worth the trouble they find themselve in now.”

To answer your question: YES. I would venture to say %75 of these respective fan-bases are satisfied with how their programs performed over the last decade.

Ogeechee Dawg

June 1st, 2011
3:17 pm

Richt has earned the right to turn his program around after two years of decline.

He has brought in new coaches and changed strength and conditioning.

Our defense should be improved – which is huge.
I think we will be good at skill positions – and QB will be bery good.
That leaves our attention to the O-Line – which is the big question mark for this year’s team.

All in all – if we start off 2-0 – the confidence and momentum will help us in games against a much improved Tennessee and a tough Mississippi State team.

Florida is Florida – until we beat them – I can’t say much.

Auburn is losing a lot – but this and GT game are dangerous as well.

Ready to kick off – how about you!?

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
3:17 pm

@ Charlotte Dawg

Good point

Vince

June 1st, 2011
3:26 pm

Integrity———That’s how all of us will eventually be judged.

ugaclassof2004

June 1st, 2011
3:27 pm

Ogeechee Dawg

“Richt has earned the right to turn his program around after two years of decline.”

Wrong. Richt has earned ONE YEAR. That is it. Winning two conference titles 6 and 9 years ago does not buy you a lifetime pass!!! Richt is not Bobby Bowden or Joe Paterno: he did not build the UGA brand!! This isn’t Vandy or Kentucky, where if you take a team to a bowl that is a successful season! This is UGA! The flagship university of the state! Only Braves baseball rivals UGA football in popularity! And you can’t keep putting a crap football team on the field. Richt goes belows 8 wins and he’s gone. He wins 8 games or more, and he earns another year.

S GA AU FAN

June 1st, 2011
3:31 pm

Please don’t throw Chiz into the Saben, Nutt Spurier crowd. I don’t think he belongs there and if you read up on Shon Coleman you wouldn’t either.

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2011/01/three_in_auburns_2011_recruiti.html

coloradobulldog

June 1st, 2011
3:34 pm

Ask OSU or USC today if winning at all costs was worth it? Ask Auburn in a couple of years when their Championship is vacated?

hENNIK

June 1st, 2011
3:35 pm

AGREE WITH ALL HERE

RICHT NEEDS TO GET IN STEP WITH SEC AND DO EVERYTHING WITHIN RULES POSSIBLE TO GET GUYS TO COMPETE.

AS LONG AS IT DOESN’T BREAK RULES, NO PROBLEM.

solja

June 1st, 2011
3:55 pm

This blogger is constantly writing “feel good” stories about THuga and The Saint of Athens, GA. That’s because yall are LOSERS! Haa haaaa haaa Can’t find nothin’ else to say or write about…LOSERS!!! haa ha haaah aaaaa

OrlandoDawg1985

June 1st, 2011
4:03 pm

I don’t think there is another coach in the SEC that would have done that for the kid. It just shows the type of person CMR is. I am proud to have that type of person as head coach of the football team I love. It is a very cut throat business out there and any competitive advatage a coach can find, they will use. No matter what… This is not true of CMR. He does the right thing, not some of the time, ALL of the time. This is why we don’t have to worry about something like the whole tOSU scandle happening at our beloved university. And people want CMR’s head because of two down seasons. We are lucky to have him as head coach, and I pray every day that we have a good season so we will keep him. I want to win a NC just as much as the next guy, but I would rather win a NC and be able to keep it, rather than have it stripped away 7 years down the road because we won the NC with ineligable players. I believe that we will win a NC with CMR. Our time is coming!

trupert

June 1st, 2011
4:07 pm

Chizik oversigns just as much as Saban does. Chizik is only surpassed by the Nut when it comes to the dirty practice, but who could expect anything less.

Dawglasville

June 1st, 2011
4:08 pm

solja – You make a racist remark about football players by calling them thugs. You make fun of a man for living his Christian views. You make a blanket statement referring to all UGA fans as losers. Then you laugh at your own insults like you’ve typed the funniest thing in the world. Maybe you have an eye for losers or some special insight.

RGB

June 1st, 2011
4:10 pm

If Richt deserves credit for keeping Hollis with the idea of “doing right” by him, then he deserves heat for not keeping the other players on a tight leash. He does the “student athletes” no favors when they get arrested with no meaningful consequences. Withholding discipline to players who need it does not constitute “doing right” by them. Only when his job is on the line does Richt seem to have an interest in holding the number of arrests down.

If keeping someone on scholarship who will never play for you means that you are unable to add a much needed player to the team, then you are effectively penalizing every other player on the team for the sake of one player. I wouldn’t want to penalize my teammates if I couldn’t pull my load. Perhaps an alumni group could fund players who washed out medically if it were kosher with the NCAA.

Competition in the SEC is so tight that one player could make the difference.

SSIgator

June 1st, 2011
4:21 pm

Good Lord Bill. The next time you feature a story like this are you going to have choir music in the background with pictures of Richt dragging a cross with a robe on? The man is supposed to be a football coach. At $3,000,000 a year a very well paid one indeed. All these feel good stories are not going to save his rear end, but yet the KoolAid machine keeps humming along.

Overall picture

June 1st, 2011
4:24 pm

Top 10 final AP rankings in SEC since 2001
LSU 5
UGA 5
florida 4
Auburn 3
Alabama 4

Dogz

June 1st, 2011
4:30 pm

UGA class of 2004,i hope one day when you need medical attention your employer kicks you to the curb. Of course that is if you even have a job, Mark did the right thing by keeping his commimnet to Hollis.Of course your to young and dumb to understand there is more to life than winning every footballgame. Maybe one day when you have kids you will understand that son! For now get back in that ditch and keep digging until its time to punch the time clock.

Overall picture

June 1st, 2011
4:33 pm

Oops should’ve read years finished in the top 10 AP final rankings since 2001.

S GA AU FAN

June 1st, 2011
4:37 pm

@trupert

We have 74 players on the team and one of those has cancer, please tell me how you can claim Chizik oversigns??

http://oversigning.com/testing/index.php/2011/03/27/now-we-know-why-tommy-tuberville-oversigned-every-year/

Overall picture

June 1st, 2011
4:37 pm

Forgot Tenn finished 4th in 2001, that gives them 1 over the past 10 years

Dawglasville

June 1st, 2011
4:40 pm

SSIgator – What I believe Bill is saying, like most of us on here today, is that we are very happy with the man we have coaching our team. Most of us care about the univerity and the kids who represent it. My life isn’t going to change whether my team wins a national championship or not. Most of us would rather pull for Hank Aaron than Barry Bonds.

AltamahaDawg

June 1st, 2011
4:50 pm

I think those kind of decisions just have to come down to the man making them. I’m not so convinced that Saban wouldn’t have done the right thing with Hollis. Maybe, maybe not. No doubt there are coaches out there that are far worse People than Nick Saban. It’s not so much , not doing the right thing, as it is defining what the right thing to do is. Everybody doesn’t always agree on that. I AM certain what Richt would have done, so that’s all that really matters to me.

This is not nearly as big of an ethics question as it is being made out to be. Maybe it should be , but that’s not really the driving force. Slive it taking this up to protect the SEC from the bad PR. Had this never made the national news, we wouldn’t be nearly as familiar with all these terms right now.

Chi Town

June 1st, 2011
4:50 pm

Respect Saban.

Evansdawg

June 1st, 2011
4:53 pm

Saban would have cut Hollis out like a gimpy old horse. He would just assume shoot him to put him out of his misery than risk a spot on his roster. Richt cares about the person as much as the game.

gt4ever

June 1st, 2011
4:53 pm

He has a Good heart, but has NO discipline…. His players are eating him alive….

AltamahaDawg

June 1st, 2011
4:56 pm

I’m sorry, I thought we had a topic here. I commented before reading above to discover this was going to be one more boring as hell worn discussion about firing coaching in the middle ofMay, I mean June.

Maybe sometime around the the 3rd week of August we can stop all the whining about last year and talk about the football team. I look forward to that.

AltamahaDawg

June 1st, 2011
5:03 pm

I completely agree with You Bill, on the topic, though. Roster management is NOT the issue, and I do think that in most cases recruits know what is happening.

It IS the loopholes (in everything) that is the problem. They are by definition an inadequacy in a laws or rules. Everybody should agree to the closing of these, while leaving the numbers (28) flexible enough to cover legit situations.

Close the loopholes, move on, everybody is even, everybody is happy. Nobody in the WSJ looking like a creep.

Hello doginbluegrass country

June 1st, 2011
5:05 pm

Rickt does not need a cellphone to talk to talk to the Lord, he uses knee mail!

get the picture

June 1st, 2011
5:35 pm

GT4ever get real! A Gt fan posting on a UGA/SEC blog , 15 wins over UGA the past 5.5 decades, Go to a Duke board , perhaps you would be taken seriously.

Darius

June 1st, 2011
6:03 pm

I’m sure Ealey, Dowtin, Gray & Mettenberger will be glad to know Richt has a heart.

bgdawgfan

June 1st, 2011
7:25 pm

What happened to everybody saying “Richt is too nice” We have a world class coach. I don’t care what the record is, it would be a mistake to fire him. GO DAWGS TIL I DIE!!!

CHARLOTTE DAWG

June 1st, 2011
7:52 pm

Ummm, I’m still here saying he’s too nice! You weanies putting ethics over wins disgust me. If that’s how you feel, don’t you dare come on here complaining about the play calling, this and that, etc. DON’T. Just sit back and say “La de freaking da….what a beautiful day it is and I don’t care if we got beat by Florida nor if we are now irrelevant.”

The SEC is a ruthless place and you have to put winning as a priority. And we don’t. That’s why our neigbors to the North, South, East, and West reel in championships while we sit back saying we’ll be better off judgement day.

TIRED OF THAT! TIRED OF LOSING. It is all about winning folks and our enemies have coaches that realize that and are as slimy as possible to get results.

Yet we sit back doing the right thing. Demand better Dawg fans! Richt is an honest man in a den of theives and it will be his downfall.

CHARLOTTE DAWG

June 1st, 2011
7:54 pm

And yes…..in case you are wondering..YES, I’d rather have a slim bucket like Nick Saban that gets me a championship than a nice guy that does the right thing but is hampered b/c of it. YES I SAID IT!

If that’s what it takes, BRING IT THE F ON! Absolutely wish Saban or an equivalent was in Athens! I WANT TO WIN!

Think Spurrier would have stuck with Albert Hollis? Think Saban would have stuck with Benedict and Austin Long? NOPE! The put winning in front of being a good person. And their fans get to swagger on Saturday while we come on here Sunday morning crying and wondering why not us.

So you pansies just continue to sit back and take comfort that we do it by the rules…….and don’t get mad about the lack of success.

Get over it

June 1st, 2011
8:40 pm

Listen to All the whiners because once again Richt is asleep at the wheel in evaluating talent and has been outsmarted in managing his roster. Notice the ones whining are mostly the ones that haven’t won anything yet as in the National Championship. Blah Blah Blah.

Saban

June 1st, 2011
8:44 pm

Let`s see. A 6-7 record and losing to Central Florida. Fulmer Cup Winners, and building a new wing at Clarke County Correctional for the Georgia Players.

Seems you folks have the worst of both worlds. Can`t win, with most of the team running off with what ever is not locked up.

Oh well think I will win another national championship.

Saban

June 1st, 2011
8:49 pm

Just think if you had not beat Tech you would not have lost to Central Florida.

FLA DAWG

June 1st, 2011
9:41 pm

Yeah,
Saban & Spurrier might have done things differently than Richt – and look at their programs today.
Saban is a recent BCS / NC winner. Spurrier has won the BCS and taken a shallow talent team from nothing to SEC East contenders.

Richt on the other hand has a group of very talented players who have not been able to execute consistently (or often) for years.

College ball is no longer “take care of the kids”. It’s “Win!” – and if a coach (especially an SEC coach) cannot handle that then he should leave. I think Richt will leave this seasonend.

Return to Glory

June 1st, 2011
9:47 pm

Another reason I am proud of CMR.
He is a winner in life, in helping others..things that matter.
And for all you dumb dumbs who want him fired check his records against past coaches.
I loved coach Dooley but remove the 1980-1983 four year run and he falls short of the winning percentage Richt holds.
GOOO DAAAWGS !!!
Stand for something or fall for anything.
I stand with CMR, he has been, still is and will be a winner as will the DAWGS !

FLA DAWG

June 1st, 2011
9:51 pm

Return,
Football is a war – and I want General Patton commanding my Army.
You can have Obama – Richt as your commander.

I win.

Return to Glory

June 1st, 2011
9:51 pm

Alabama football player quiz:

Fill in the blank: C – T.
1) What state is U of Alabama located in ?
2) How many yards for a 1st down ( hint 5t5)
3) How many Championships has Bama won ( yes you can take off your shoes and socks to use your toes to count)

Return to Glory

June 1st, 2011
10:00 pm

Football aint war boy, in war men die and come home in coffins, families are broken.
Football is a game, we all want to win we all get mad when we don’t but we all go home alive…
Obama did’nt get my vote and never will for the record.

FLA DAWG

June 1st, 2011
10:00 pm

Return to Glory,

You obviously do not like Bama – neither do I.
But I respect their tradition and their ability to win.
Any informed college football player or fan must.

FLA DAWG

June 1st, 2011
10:06 pm

Return,
“Football aint war….”
Therein lies your inability to comprehend.
Ever heard of Vince Lombardi?
How about Bear Bryant?
Knute Rockne?
They would have told you otherwise.

I-DOG

June 2nd, 2011
12:18 am

Bama Fan:

Although, in Hollis’ case… I think that he played one special teams play in like his 6th year at UGA because of all the medical redshirts etc… Am I wrong about that Dawg Fans? It was a while ago, but I seem to remember that he kept rehabbing every year and then finally he got on the field for a play. I think being part of the team (giving encouragement to others, helping coach during walk thru’s, being an inspiration to teamates about keeping your head up and hard work… helped both UGA and the individual player. Which school would I send my son to play for? The one that will “cut” you even after you commit to them and had options elsewhere, but you pledged your loyalty to that team(oversigning) or the one that will stand by you even if you get hurt, even if your career is over? Bama is getting plenty of top recruits, so it obviously doesn’t make a difference to most people, but it would to me.

I’ll take the coach who will keep him on the 85 man roster. I’m not excusing the staff this year for an abysmal performance. It comes down to wins in SEC football. Richt has finished 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 8th, and 10th if I’m not mistaken and has made it to two SEC championship games winning two of them and getting beat by what I consider one of the best teams I’ve ever seen play in Saban’s LSU team. I think Richt is right about 50% wins and losses against Saban head to head when you consider LSU and Bama.

We will have to see if Richt and Co. can turn things around. I hope he can.

RED DOG 77

June 2nd, 2011
12:57 am

@Bill King……..Bill ‘ol buddy I agree, I do tend to give you a pretty hard time. That said, I believe you deserve it!………..But Bill, this was what I’ve been talking about, a good story about college football, the kids who play it, and the best way to facilatate the game itself……….Bravo , Bill…………..Great story ‘ol boy………keep up the good work! I know you can do it, now just do it more often………Regards, RED

LakeDawg

June 2nd, 2011
1:29 am

I don’t think everyone here is giving Saban a fair hearing . Just stand in his shoes for a moment. How is he supposed to command a 4 million dollar salary and have statues of himself erected if he doesn’t cut a few players who can’t help him win another NC? We need to be fair to Saban too.

legionaire

June 2nd, 2011
7:22 am

Richt did Hollis no favor. He could have put him on medical scholarship. Hollis knew that his medicals and rehab would be there. To tease him that maybe he could play again was juvenile and irresponsible. Richt cheated another kid out of the opportunity to play. It was not fair to the other 84 players who sweat their ass off and know they are one guy short against orther teams. There often is a big difference in meaning well and doing the right thing.

just win, baby

June 2nd, 2011
7:22 am

getting tired of these kinds of stories. and my prediction is that the hotter his seat gets, the more of these kinds of stories are going to come out.

i wonder how many mushy stories there will be after another few weeks (and losses) because “we had a great gameplan but didn’t execute….”

DawginLex

June 2nd, 2011
8:07 am

don’t forget the best part of the Alabama football application

Put yo momma’s name here ________________

Put you daddy’s name here__________________
__________________
__________________
__________________

dawgdip

June 2nd, 2011
8:28 am

Read your blog before you submit it. If it sounds stupid, guess what, it is!!!!!!!!

Whiskey Breath

June 2nd, 2011
8:35 am

Bill, Hollis needed a medical redshirt. Fine if you want to make Richt some kind of moral saint, but even at the time it happpened it was obvious the kid needed give it up. By continuing, his injury may have become worst and affected him later in life. I hope I am wrong, but the kid probably made the condition worst. How moral is the decision then? Sometimes it takes a man to tell them to shut it down.

Jafar

June 2nd, 2011
9:13 am

Richt dispises competition. Richt wants to limit competition among players to 25. The other coaches want as much competition as possible. Richt wants to limit opportunities to 25, other coaches want to give as many kids an opportunity as possible. Richt wants to entitle kids to a 4 year scholarship regardless of effort. Other coaches want to look at scholarships as 1 year agreements.

DawginLex

June 2nd, 2011
9:34 am

Jafar, you are full of it. All Richt is guilty of is wanting to be honest to kids and not promise them something and then pull the rug out from under them. He doesn’t “despise” competition. He “despises” coaches lying to recruits.

get the picture

June 2nd, 2011
10:12 am

Fla. Dawg, having served in combat football isn’t a war, its a game, Richts overall record is very good.
Every program has its ups and down. Look at what hes accomplished, he hasn’t won an MNC yet.

The Joker

June 2nd, 2011
10:27 am

I would send in a UGA joke, but they won’t let me post a picture of their football team here.

Buckeye

June 2nd, 2011
10:32 am

Still here! The sun came up again today.

Rapture

June 2nd, 2011
10:34 am

Buckeye,

How does your offensive line situation look this year? Who are the starting 5? Will injuries hurt you? Who are the best passblockers?

DawginLex

June 2nd, 2011
10:49 am

Anymore Mark Richt to OSU rumors???

ugaclassof2004

June 2nd, 2011
11:06 am

Charlotte Dawg

Not sure I agree with you about needing a slimbucket to win, but man do I like you comments. I was in school during the Green/Pollack days when we were winning championships and it was so much fun. I feel sorry for the students today who have to watch 6-7 football. Richt could deliver championships before, why not now? I don’t care if my coach is a Right Wing Christian or a crazed lunatic like Saban. I think you have to coach based on your personality. But one thing I do demand from a head coach is for him to be hungry. Richt was hungry at one point, but I’m not so sure that is the case anymore. But hopefully he’s hungry enough to coach for his job, because that is what is at stake this year. If he goes 8-4 or better, he gets another year. If he goes below 8-4, he’s got to go.

EDay

June 2nd, 2011
12:13 pm

Richt didn’t seem to Washaun & Logan & Zach like he had a heart. Guess it depends on the player.

reality

June 2nd, 2011
12:14 pm

I love all of the UGA fans making fun of Bama academics….like UGA is a great institution of higher learning BAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

DawginLex

June 2nd, 2011
1:35 pm

reality is all the Georgia kids that can’t get into UGA, get accepted into Auburn and Alabama

Big Dawg

June 2nd, 2011
1:42 pm

As a lifelong Christian and Dawg, I have always pulled for them, yes Coach Richt has done some good things at Georgia but he has also done and made some dumb mistakes like promoting Willie Martinez to Defensive Coordinator and Mike Bobo to Offensive Coordinator. He stayed with Martinez one year too long and also with Bobo at least one year too long and it may cost him his job. Now having said that I hope he does turn the program around this year and we win the SEC East, SEC and MNC. Do I think it will happen, no because of various reasons one of which is being predictable on offense, lack of depth on the o-line, no proven running backs and questions on defensive side of the ball will we be able to consistently stop people. But it will be interesting and I will be pulling for them.

Go Dawgs

Dawg4ever

June 2nd, 2011
1:49 pm

Richt’s opinion on oversigning is just like his program. It’s insignificant, and nobody cares. Actually, a coach with a losing SEC record shouldn’t even be allowed to vote on issues like this. This guy has destroyed a very proud program, he has divided the fan base, and he is a joke now as it relates to putting a product on the field that UGA fans can be proud of. UGA fans can sugarcoat it all they want, but the bottomline is this guy has not been successful the past 3 years, and he needs to go.

UGAG is gitting the ncaa death penalty, he he ha ha

June 2nd, 2011
1:50 pm

AJC Urinal headline: “UGA grad assistant, 2 others indicted in credit card scam”
This typical uga crook, er student needs to be interrogated under drugs and torture to make him name names. The thief stole at least 147 thousand dollars from innocent people’s credit cards. I say torture and execute him and all other like him!

UGA hypocrisy

June 2nd, 2011
2:11 pm

How is it all of you holier than though humper fans can forget about Jan Kemp and Hershel for pay days?

ga gator

June 2nd, 2011
2:13 pm

What ever anyone says about Richt needs to include the word integrity.

DawginLex

June 2nd, 2011
2:26 pm

Hey mr hypocrisy,

You criticize Dawgs for talking about Herschel and 1980 but the only negative thing you can say about UGA academics is Jan Kemp?

Who is your team Einstein?

This should be rich.

I’ll hang up and listen.

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
2:27 pm

It appears to be a lot of gaiterade drinking creampuffs and kool-aid drinkers posing as Georgia fans. These fans love the current staff in place coaching at UGa and they don’t care at all about the annual downward slide of the football program. They are totally illogical or delusional and in love with Coach, and it don’t matter about losing 8 out 10 to UF or going to crummy bowls and losing now to UCF. It don’t matter that we have questionable coaching on both sides of the ball . It don’t matter the once proud and vaunted running game at Georgia is a joke and forgotten icon of the past. It don’t matter if UGa goes 6-7 again. What matters is the coach is morally correct and knows what the hell he’s doing while losing another big game in blow out fashion. So you losers keep the lovefest going and then you koolade drinking goons will still have mad love for him when he’s gone at seasons’ end. You lunatics can sandbag all you want but none of all the mad love will save your flawed hero if a another 6-7 season drops with another loss to UF in 2011. You reprobates may admire flawed leadership and may consistently sing praises to less than desirable outcomes, but this will be the last year for that crap. Just keep looking the other way while UGA pulls the plug on the mediocrity and the lies.

DawginLex

June 2nd, 2011
2:28 pm

So when did the slide start?

From where did it slide from?

Who created the raised expectations?

How many years had passed until 2002 since UGA had won the SEC?

How many years did it take Dooley to win a national title?

How many years did we SCREAM to have him run out of town before 1980?

No one is happy with 6-7 and short of 9 or 10 wins this year, we will probably have a new coach. I don’t get how folks like poweraid drinker go all crazy and pretend like our program had this run of national titles for 50 years. The reality is Richt raised the bar and did it honestly. I’ll support him as long as he is coach. You can sit at home in your fat boy chair drinking beer and pull for us to lose.

Enjoy that misery loser.

ugaclassof2004

June 2nd, 2011
2:54 pm

@DawginLex

“So when did the slide start?”
Thats tough to say. I’m going to say around 2005/2006, right around the time Van Gorder left and Willie and Bobo were promoted. I think that is around the time Richt became more hands off. There were other factors as well…Richt’s wife having that scare with cancer( which was awful). The competition getting better( Meyer being hired in 2005, Saban a little later in 2007). Also,I think losing all of those players that were a part of that winning streak from 2002-2005, hurt UGA from a leadership standpoint. The guys that graduated in 2008 and 2009( Thomas Brown, Muhammed, Southerland etc.) were the last group of guys that experienced being a part of a championship team. They knew what it took to get there. These kids that are coming in now have now clue what it takes to win at that level.Underachivement is what they know, which further compounds the problem.

“How many years did we SCREAM to have him(Dooley) run out of town before 1980?”
The difference between Dooley and Richt, is that Dooley was able to pull a good season out of his butt when he really needed to. His teams were lousy in 1969 and 1970, but he went 11-1 in 1971. His teams were mediocre from 1972-1974, but he rebounded in 1975 and 1976. He had down years in 1977 and 1979, but later rebounded to put together one of the greatest streaks in UGA football. Richt needed to surprise people in 2009 after a sub-par season in 2008 , and the team got worse. Richt needed to rebound in 2010, and the team got worse again. Four years of sub-par football can’t happen at a place like UGA. Dooley wouldn’t have survived that, and neither will Richt.

DawginLex

June 2nd, 2011
3:02 pm

Hypocrisy,

Duke huh? Yeah, you and I have chatted before but you had a different handle. Par for the course.

So Dooley was a good coach. How about from 1989 to 2000? How was our program then?

So you want Richt fired now before the season starts? How many SEC titles did Goff win? Donnan?

Richt deserves one more year to fix things or he will be gone. I still be a Dawg regardless who the coach is.

UGA hypocrisy

June 2nd, 2011
3:03 pm

Duke by the way duginlex.

The difference between Richt and Dooley? That is pretty easy dugin; Dooley would have never kicked a field goal on his first drive with inches to go inside the opponents 5 yard line in a meaningless bowl. Any more questions Einstein?

UGA hypocrisy

June 2nd, 2011
3:12 pm

Who said I want him fired? If I were a UGA fan I would, but if I was a fan of another SEC team I would be happy that he is the Dawg coach. How many SEC East coaches can claim losses to Vanderbilt and Kentucky at home on their resume?

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
3:13 pm

Right On !!! Dawgs4ever. You are 100% correct and I’m with you all the way brother ! Clearly the fan base is totally divided between Real Dawgs that are tired of the excuses and lies. The Real Dawgs are ready to win meaningful games again for the Glory of Ole Georgia immediately. Then you have the delusional, illogical, reprobates who think they care about the program through their mindless support of flawed leader, who has clearly lost what it takes to achieve & maintain the success on or off the field in order to remain in charge. These people choose to ignore all the warning signs and drink all the kool-aid they can get their grimy hands on to poison the minds of others by delusional dreaming of a National Title for their morality hero every year. And every year it never happens and they are more endeared and beholdened to their flawed leader than ever. A silent civil war of anger, frustration, and confusion rages at UGA and our rivals, with the exception of the ramblin’ wreck, are basking in the glow of the divide and loving every minute of damage UGA fans create when we continuosly attack each other about what’s happening or not happening at Georgia. It has dramatically weakened the program and reduced a once proud program to a mere shadow of its former glory. Now the Hot Seat has been pulled out and its win or else at this point. Something’s gonna give !!!!

ga gator

June 2nd, 2011
3:14 pm

Be careful doubters, you might be sorry about who replaces CMR.

Richt 3:16 says...

June 2nd, 2011
3:17 pm

Store your National Titles in Heaven where neither moth nor rust destroys. Amen!

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
3:40 pm

Do you see what I mean Dawgs4ever the kool-aid guzzlers don’t even realize a downward slide is even occurring at Georgia. I would say the “SLIDE” immediately began after kickoff of 2008 Blackout game versus Alabama, when they beat us down for the first half of that game to the tune of 31-0. The Tide has been on the rise ever since that night and the Dawgs went downhill ever since. Stop guzzling kool-aid dude and accept the facts. It’s all in print. Now I got a question for the reprobates. How many BIG games has UGA won since that night?. Give us your definition of a big game won by UGA since we were overrated at no.1 in 2008 from the perspective of a delusional fan. Hint: Outside of wins over Ga Tech ! Good Luck, I couldn’t find any. But I found a few games Georgia had no business losing !

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
3:55 pm

Ga Gator. I gotta admit you may have a point. It’s gonna be very scary who they bring in next at UGa. I was scared as H-LL when they hired the current guy. But he lucked out and backed into a couple of SECs, with the help of other SEC schools who did his job for him by beating UF. It really depends on the amount of damage the current regime does to the program before they get canned. But I can see UGa in a rush to grab another saint-like clone which won’t really leave us much better off. Like I said it’s gonna be scary as h_ll. They may promote Bobo. That’s very scary as h_ll !!! Can’t put it past ‘em. I’m done if that happens.

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
4:12 pm

Bravo, UGAclassof2004, Well said my friend. After you took him to school, I think that kool-aid drinker got choked on some of all that sugar at the bottom of his cup and had to take a walk to catch his breath again.
Kudos to you !!! and ……..GO DAWGS !!!!

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
4:20 pm

And another KUDO shout out goes to UGA Hypocrisy. Good job of knocking that large cup of kool-aid out that guzzlers’ hands. LOL. He’s mad as h_ll now !!

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
4:23 pm

OOps I must have forgot. Here’s to you UGA Hypocrisy………….GO DAWGS !!!

Spokesman for the SEC East

June 2nd, 2011
4:31 pm

I hope UGA gives Richt a lifetime contract!!!!

ga gator

June 2nd, 2011
4:35 pm

Be patient Dawgs. Longevity is a big thing and one bad year does not make a bad coach.

UGAG is gitting the ncaa death penalty, he he ha ha

June 2nd, 2011
4:41 pm

SEC Rumor: UGA is a cream puff, run the score up boys…

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
4:44 pm

UGa needs to erect statutes of three Georgia legends and they are Vince Dooley, Erk Russell, and Hershel Walker. When you research great players at UGA, many are listed. But these three greats instantly come to my mind. GO DAWGS !!!!

Dawg Squeeze

June 2nd, 2011
5:11 pm

The first line of the blog is so true “I don’t pretend to understand”. All dawgs can learn from this!

Still@theBAR

June 2nd, 2011
5:27 pm

Sounds Richt needs to Pull A Bobby Dodd and come over to the ACC. Dodd didn’t like how Bear Basically did the same crap in recruiting back then and Dodd had enough.

Real Dawgs drink Power-Aid !

June 2nd, 2011
9:01 pm

Spokesman for the SEC East : Please stop drinking gaiterade it’s obviously it’s driving you crazy and out of your mind. Do us all a favor and get lost on a gator blog when you gotta rant & throw up. Thanks.

Bill Lee

June 3rd, 2011
1:40 am

Some one said something about “The Luxury of Integrity.” Coach Richt has it, but at a price. If the rules do not change and he continues to take the side of the student-athlete and does not win big, how long will he have a job????

FanSince59

June 3rd, 2011
8:12 am

That’s Richt’s big problem: His actions are based too much on what his “heart” tells him and too little on what his “brain” says… anybody remember Willie?