Fan talk: UGA’s playcalling, Richt’s future and more

Mark Richt says playcalling is "overrated." (Curtis Compton / AJC)

Mark Richt says playcalling is "overrated." (Curtis Compton / AJC)

A lot of the fan talk going on this week centers on the intertwined futures of Mark Richt and the UGA football program. Seems like a good time to check out some Junkyard Mail …

Bobby Sharp writes: ESPN analyst Todd McShay dismissed Georgia’s offense the other day as “vanilla.” I have to say I agree with him in the sense that Mike Bobo has to be the most predictable playcaller in the SEC, if not all of college football. If the Dawgs stumble again, do you think there’s any chance Mark Richt might take the playcalling duties back?

I’ve certainly had my share of complaints about Bobo, but I think McShay is overstating his case when he calls Georgia’s offense vanilla. The Dogs’ offense isn’t gimmicky but when it’s executed properly it’s capable of covering a lot of territory pretty quickly. Too quickly, sometimes. The Dogs also generally have been pretty prolific points-wise under Bobo and, in fact, statistically have been above what they did when Richt was calling the plays. For the most part, defense is why Georgia has lost games the past few seasons, not offense. But, yes, Bobo can be predictable and frustrating as a playcaller. Between the 20-yard lines, he’s great, but for some reason as soon as the Dogs get into the red zone he has a tendency to quit doing what got them there and try something different. It’s as if he doesn’t trust that what he’s doing will continue to work. As for Richt taking back the playcalling, I’d say there’s little chance of that. I was at a UGA Alumni Association breakfast in Athens last week at which the head coach was asked whether he “missed” calling plays. And you could tell the fan asking was wishing Richt would take back the playcalling. After praising Bobo’s work, Richt grudgingly conceded that sometimes he misses calling plays, but he noted that he is still involved in the development of the offensive game plan and doesn’t see any need to revert to the previous arrangement. As he put it, “Playcalling is overrated. Most of the time, it’s not the plays, it’s the execution.” I’d say that was certainly the case in the South Carolina game.

But then again, Russ Akins writes: The remarks made by Bobo and Richt are very familiar to Alabama fans during the Mike Shula era — “execution” is and was always the excuse. This is something that concerns me because it is the coach’s job to figure out what “works” and what will not work against defenses. I can tell you that it is obvious that execution is important, that is a fact, but the best coaches put their best players in a position to make plays. Is [Aaron] Murray not the best player? Is this approach the best for him? Just a thought. I am a Bama fan but live in Georgia so hate to see so much of the same things now that plagued Alabama and Shula. Richt is way better than that.

That’s the thing about college athletics. You can’t fire the players (well, not unless you’re Nick Saban), so when things aren’t working the coach must take the heat. But, as you point out, that’s not unfair.

Robert Waller writes: If Richt were let go, who would be your dream coach to replace him out of the coaches who are presently available or who would realistically leave their school for Georgia?

I don’t really have a “dream” candidate and, frankly, I hope Richt is able to get back on track and keep his job. I don’t really want to watch Georgia go through another coaching transition. But if he doesn’t, I’d imagine the short list of candidates Greg McGarity would assemble would include UGA alum Kirby Smart, the defensive coordinator at Bama, and Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, who McGarity knows from his time as offensive coordinator at Florida. Those are the two names I hear bandied about the most. Smart probably would keep the 3-4 defense, which would save a year of growing pains like we went through last season, but I’m not sure how much credit he should get for the Crimson Tide’s D with Nick Saban looking over his shoulder, or how he’d do as a head coach. Mullen probably would want to switch to the spread offense, which requires a specific type of quarterback (like Tim Tebow or Cam Newton) and flounders without one (John Brantley). As I’ve said before, I’m not sure Aaron Murray could take the pounding a spread QB gets, though Christian LeMay might flourish in it. Some folks would like to see Georgia take a run at TCU head coach Gary Patterson, who has a defensive background and was 2009’s national coach of the year, but I’m not sure how realistic that is.

Matt Cafaro writes: Ask yourself this: would Nick Saban or Urban Meyer have put up with inadequate coaches/coordinators such as Willie Martinez, John Jancek or Mike Bobo as long as Richt has? Now, I know Mike Bobo is a good QB coach, but he is a tire fire as an OC. Soft Willie oversaw the demolition of what was once a disciplined and aggressive defensive unit built by Brian VanGorder, and the list goes on and on. It all goes back to accountability. For far too long at Georgia, there has been NONE when it comes to the coaching staff under Richt. … It’s time for Richt to go.

I’ll agree Richt should have pulled the trigger earlier on Martinez. As for Bobo, as I noted above, he can drive you crazy with his inconsistency, but Georgia’s offensive production hasn’t dropped since Richt handed the playcalling over to him. Still, overall the program definitely has faltered over the past three seasons. Is that reason enough to make a change and start over with someone new as head coach? Right now, I’d say no. Ask me again at the end of the season.

From bluegrass country, Dawginlex writes: Don’t you believe that Greg McGarity has been clear on his plan for Coach Richt? Week to week evaluation. Two more losses or a loss to Ole Miss and he announces that this will be Richt’s final year? Don’t you think Richt finishes the year regardless but at some point, depending on the results, the announcement might get made and the public search for a new coach begins?

No, I don’t think McGarity would treat Mark Richt that way and I don’t think Richt would want to be a “lame duck” coach for most of a season. I also don’t think installing an interim coach in the midst of a season would do the program any good, and it might send it into a tailspin. Certainly it wouldn’t do anything to help with the uncertainties recruits might be feeling. No, if Richt is going to get fired, I think it will be after the regular season ends.

Scott Hall writes a long and impassioned defense of Georgia’s head coach as a good man who UGA should be proud to have at the helm of its football program. He winds up thusly: As a UGA alumnus and football fan, I can’t imagine a better role model for a large group of young men ages 18-22 than Mark Richt. In my opinion, people’s lives are more important than football scores. A classic vitriol against UGA (as well as many other teams) is “those guys/that school has no class.” If we choose to fire Mark Richt because of that reason, perhaps those critics are right.

I can’t argue with Richt’s virtues as a man. But this is big-time college football we’re talking about, and at some point good deeds and the high moral ground aren’t enough. For years, Richt also was successful on the field. I think he could be again, but if he doesn’t get enough wins this season, he might not get the chance.

Which brings us to Andy Bell, who writes: Jeff Schultz thinks Richt can only afford to lose one more game and keep his job. What’s your take?

Only McGarity knows for sure if there’s a “magic” number of wins for Richt, but I believe he could lose two more, for an overall record of 8-4, if one of the wins is over Florida. On the other hand, 8-4 probably wouldn’t cut it if he lost to both the Gators and Tech (as Jim Donnan found out). Can Richt survive if he loses to a first-year coach (again) in Jacksonville? Yes, but probably only if he wins all the other games and finishes 9-3.

Clark Colwell writes: Bill, your blog on the Dawgs is about the only one I regularly follow. You are at least realistic about the state of affairs with our beloved Bulldogs. But I think there are some questions about last [Saturday's] game that no one seems to be asking and they need to asked. So here goes. Is it possible that most of the mistakes the offense made were because players were trying too hard? Maybe they felt the pressure of trying to save their coach’s job and were pushing too hard to win? And that pressure didn’t come from the coaches or staff but from us, the fans and alumni? While blogs and the Internet are great ways of getting news out and sharing ideas, all too often they serve to blow things completely out of proportion. Maybe the problem with the Bulldogs isn’t that the university owes us, the fans and alumni, a better coaching staff or team. Maybe we owe it to those players out on the field playing with all their heart to save their coach to be better fans and stop crucifying the coaches and players for every little mistake they make. Just a thought.

I don’t think there’s any doubt Murray sometimes tries to force passes when he shouldn’t or holds on to the ball too long or tries to manufacture something when he should just take a sack, but I doubt that’s attributable to him worrying about his head coach’s job. Likewise, the mistakes made by offensive linemen and so on. Mistakes happen a lot in college football, and the Dogs were making them long before Richt’s seat got hot. I will agree with you, though, that the 24/7 media environment of today makes a head coach’s job tougher. Vince Dooley got to slog through several disappointing seasons before he got back on top and won a national championship. Pressure from media, fans and alumni make that a tougher call for an athletic director these days. As Dooley noted in a recent interview with Athlon Sports, “There certainly seems to be less patience today than ever before — and there wasn’t a lot of patience back then anyway. Nevertheless, the coaches are getting paid a heck of a lot more than they ever did before so the fans are more demanding because of it.”

Bryan Ingram writes: Please spread the word. Richt coached a great game [against South Carolina]. We SHOULDN’T fire him.

If a loss can ever win a coach brownie points with the fan base, I think Georgia’s showing against the Gamecocks was probably it. The opposite was the case in the miserable showing the Dogs made against Boise State. If the team continues to improve and remains competitive, I think that will factor into McGarity’s decision as much as how many wins and losses Richt has at the end of the season.

Lon writes: Bill, there is no denial that we are not where we want to be, and I hate losing as bad as anyone on this earth. But I hope our fans support our players, will give [the coaches] and the players time to work this out and respect them as young men that play for our TEAM. It is embarrassing to see so-called fans act with no class. This is not the example we should be setting and I can only imagine what our recruits and those considering coming to UGA think. We do have problems, but MR is certainly better in every way than his predecessors Goff and Donnan. I enjoy reading your column.

Thanks, Lon. I’m not sure how much of a factor fan dissent is when an elite recruit is deciding where to go to school and play. I think success on the field probably has more to do with it, though a losing season didn’t seem to derail Richt’s “Dream Team” push last year. Still, if at the end of this season Richt’s future still looks murky and the fan base is divided, that might do more to scare off some athletes than a griping fan base. I’ll agree, there’s something to be said for spending your energy cheering your team on rather than bemoaning the coaching.

D. Keith Gettmann writes: Bill, I am a Tech fan but have two children from UGA (one graduate and one graduating in May) so I watch as many games as I can. In looking at both lines, they appeared to be puffy fat, not muscular. Has this coaching staff put too much emphasis on 300-plus linemen and not enough on being in shape so that they can gun it for 60 solid minutes?

I’m betting you probably don’t have one of those “UGA Dad” decals on your car’s back window, but I congratulate you on taking an interest in your kids’ school. As for your point, ideally, you want ’em big as well as in great shape. Georgia’s defense definitely did look gassed in the third quarter against Boise’s hurry-up offense and they seemed to wear down some against Marcus Lattimore in the fourth quarter Saturday, so the verdict is still out on whether the Dogs’ revamped conditioning program is paying off.

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Still@theBAR

September 15th, 2011
12:39 pm

I don’t want UGA to win, but with your money you can get a coach.
Go with the ANTI-RICHT on the sidelines and practices……….Jon “CHUCKY” Gruden…………You want to play like a Champion then you hire like a Champion and PAY like a Champion……….
Saban v Gruden in the DOME

Still@theBAR

September 15th, 2011
12:40 pm

Imagine that I was post………………..151 & I’m Still @ The Bar………….

Tville Dawg

September 15th, 2011
12:41 pm

I trust our AD to make the right decisions regarding personnel. None of us are qualified to evaluate whether the goals of the athletic dept are being met other than the professionals that run it.

I do not believe that McGarrity would retain a coach if he was a detriment to the program. Also, in the event that CMR was dismissed, it would be because this season did not move the program forward. That decision should come after the Tech and/or bowl game.

I am in awe of all the experts on this blog.

Whiskey Breath

September 15th, 2011
12:41 pm

Enough is enough with Richt. I love to see Alabama kick the crap out of Ga, and if Richt stays that will always be the case. However, Ga coaches have always had the power to change the rules in college football. Not fair but it is what it is. For example, the end zone celebration rule by Dooley, and the oversigning of players. Richt did the over signing rule because he couldn’t beat anybody on the field. I would love for Richt stay forever, but it is not in the fan’s best interest.

Flat Tire on I-95 in Jacksonville

September 15th, 2011
12:42 pm

NewnanDawg

Your right

What is sad is his friends have been sitting there doing nothing but looking out for themselves while Richt falls on his face because of them

The Obvious Choice

September 15th, 2011
12:42 pm

@Still@theBAR
@Half Century Dawg

I’d recommend Jim Tressel, but he’s not really available, is he? Georgia doesn’t need to train up an assistant (again) when Richt leaves (and he will).

The program is not in terrible shape right now and Tennessee and Florida are both in “rebuild” mode. Now is the chance to bring in a proven Head Coach and turn the program around before the opportunity passes us by.

Rich Rod has a stellar resume. His only mistake was in taking the Michigan job. He was never accepted in Michigan. They wanted a “Michigan Man” to get the job. Michigan is stuck in the same funk as is Georgia. They’re living in the past, rather than preparing for the future.

Some of Michigan’s players didn’t like the fact that Rich Rod wanted them to “work too hard”. That’s how he got into his little tiff with the NCAA. Rodriguez runs a clean program and he isn’t tainted by the sort of corruption that shadows Jim Tressel or Mike Leach.

I think he’s the best available HC that Georgia could hire right now. He could assemble a staff and hit the ground running in Athens on short notice. I’d be surprised if he isn’t near the top of McGarity’s short list. I’d also be surprised if he didn’t succeed at Georgia — if he’s given the chance.

DAWG with two bags over head

September 15th, 2011
12:43 pm

I really don’t understand all the angst over hiring a new coach. There are a boat load of examples where a change was made and the team was playing for and winning the NC within 2-3 seasons. With our talent and the right coaching staff (definitely NOT the staff we have now) we could be playing for the NC very soon. Let’s cut the cord and get busy winning championships instead of providing employment for our inept family and friends.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
12:43 pm

PS GoDawgs, you are right on the money.

UGA is the second most profitable football program in the nation, and the most profitable in the SEC (Texas is number one).

Why does UGA seem to want to limit itself to UGA mafia friends and family? We need to spend some of those profits to buy the very best proven head coach in the country. Nick Saban can be bought. Think of the instant stature that would give UGA in recruiting and team attitude? Isn’t that worth two or three more million a year in return for multiple championships?
The answer is that it would be a fantastic ROI.

jerry

September 15th, 2011
12:43 pm

NCDawg……….Meyer and Saban had already been ultra successful before being hired at Fl. or Al. Goff and Donnan had never proved anything at D1, so yes, when UGA takes that road, they are p’ssing in the wind.

Wow

September 15th, 2011
12:44 pm

Tville Dawg…so I trust you are an expert?

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
12:47 pm

Obvious Choice, I’d have to do further research, but I like your line of reasoning. We need to do a nationwide search for the very best ALREADY PROVEN HEAD COACH. Money is no object. Use the money to attract the very best and UGA will receive immediate dividends both on and off the field. It’s a business…

Tville Dawg

September 15th, 2011
12:49 pm

Wow-Not at all. I am not qualified to determine whether coaching changes should be made. All most of us ask is fairness.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
12:51 pm

Hey, wow, our AD is an unproven quantity right now. He’s also a UGA mafia man.
You don’t have to be the AD to be able to reason and analyze. So stop bullying those who are providing constructive criticism to improve our program just because you don’t personally agree with it.

Restore UGA

September 15th, 2011
12:51 pm

cantondawg, BOBO also has a love for the long quick score. He doesn’t have patients for the short, longer game.

To help the defense, we nee drives that last 7 to 10 plays and result in a touchdown. We need to also build a two score lead when the opportunity arises.

I bet the one person who dislikes Mike Bobo’s offensive calls and execution more than all of us is Coach Todd Grantham.

BigHittas

September 15th, 2011
12:53 pm

I’m not a big fan of Bobo’s but I don’t know that he should be the one talking all the heat….the dawgs did score big in the last game. What I noticed that really no one has talked about much is the game changing sack caused by the SC freshman happened because a left tackle just let the guy run by. The LT then went to block a linebacker that was not blitzing and he did this on a pass play? may be execution; but more likely a lack of preparation, and pi** poor, whatever the cause.

Tom

September 15th, 2011
12:53 pm

Great article Bill, way to really take the fans into consideration. As a fan, I am extremely frustrated. I know Richt is a great man, and he’s really raised the expectations at UGA. Under Goff and Donnan, we weren’t this good. I personally liked Ray Goff(I think I’m the only 27 year old guy that does), but times change.

I will agree the defense has really changed since the days of VanGorder, that’s obvious. Bobo’s “numbers” might be good, but I’m simply not impressed. The running plays on 3rd and long drive me nuts!

As far as the players trying too hard I think is a little farfetched. Aaron Murray and Boykin are the only ones in my eyes who want to win. We flat out gave up against Boise. We definitely improved against South Carolina, and should have won that game. But due to mistakes, we lost.

I don’t recall and maybe I’m missing it, but I’ve never once heard Richt get to a press conference and say “I take responsibility for this loss. I didn’t have my team prepared”. Coach Saban has no problem taking responsibility. If things go wrong, it falls on the man at the top. That comes with the territory of being a head coach.

Underneath all this, I would say that the university and the athletic department holds absolutely ZERO accountability when it comes to Richt and the coaching staff. I seriously doubt Vince Dooley would tolerate this if he was in charge.

JR

September 15th, 2011
12:53 pm

This may be from left field. But I wonder if Brian Schottenheimer would consider coaching at Georgia. He is on the list of the top 10 assistant coaches in the NFL. He was a Gator, but he has experience in the SEC playing and coaching at USC under Carroll. He is considered a great offensive mind and given credit for turning the Jets around. He may relish the opportunity to coach against his old college coach that is now at South Carolina. It could be like Dooley and Dye having Muschamp at Florida and Schottenheimer at UGA.

BankerDawg

September 15th, 2011
12:55 pm

I have two things I want all dawg fans to consider. First, I am a huge supporter of CMR. I do not like where the program is but I hope he can bring it out of its sinking state. What I am curious about is, when people say get rid of Bobo, they say turn the playcalling over to CMR again. Why have we not considered getting rid of Bobo, and bring in an outsider to become the New OC? I think keeping CMR but hiring a new OC from the outside would be the best option. It still keeps some of the weight off of CMR shoulders.

Secondly, I see people jumping all over Dan Mullen. First of all, you must rememeber…this is Mississippi St we are talking about. They have played excellent and recruited very well under Mullen. They are WAYYY better then the former Miss St we all know. Also, look at what he has to work with. He is in Starkville. He has a limited budget. Give the guy a break. If it did come down to CMR losing his job, I would have absolute confidence in Mullen because of what UGA has to offer. I am not asking for this because again, I support CMR. Im just saying, give Mullen a break.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
12:59 pm

JR another great idea. See, together we can use our collective efforts to pressure the AD to select the very best and be prepared to write a big check.

I’d also like to say that I really enjoy Bill King and his articles. He’s a true blue Dawg himself. He gets flak from the ostriches for some of his pieces, but they are necessary in order for us to move forward to restore UGA’s fabled football program to its Glory Days which will come one day.

Thank you Bill King!

T.

September 15th, 2011
12:59 pm

Send in the moving vans, Richt is going to North Carolina.
Going to be a Tar Heel.

jerry

September 15th, 2011
1:00 pm

JR……………very interesting. I like the idea of NFL experience.

LagDawg

September 15th, 2011
1:00 pm

It’s simple. UGA needs a talented OC and Bobo is not it. For the last four years the execution has been horrible but, hid was hid by great players. Moreno and Green made UGA look great. Stafford was and overrated college QB. Now the problem with the OL is poor recruiting. UGA can finish in the top 5 every year but, still does not bring in top OL. I don’t know if I believe in CMR anymore. I have stood behind him for the past four years and this year has alredy been very disappointing. Bobo needs to go. UGA needs a OC that can bring in an up-tempo style and be very discipline. How can you lead a school to top rankings when you don’t have faith in yourself. He does not know how to make adjustments during the game and does not know how to break down the opposing teams defense. He is not the man for the OC job. Maybe Brad Scott would be interested in the position.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
1:01 pm

T, let’s keep hope alive. Perfect place for him. He and the Graham family will get along great at all the basketball games.

Consider this...

September 15th, 2011
1:01 pm

Think back to the 2007 season…we won 10 games before the bowl game (7 in a row) and a loss to the wrong team earlier in the season is the only thing that kept us out of the SEC Championship and National Championship games…we also had a stud QB (sophomore) and RB (freshman).

I would like to think that CMR can pull that off again, especially with a better coached defense in place. If we win 10 in a row or even go 9-1, I think all of the negative folks will be singing a different tune…which is sad because you should support your team, and, in my case, alma mater regardless of the win-loss record. Look at all the variables that comprise a head coach’s job and tell me Mark Richt is not the best man for the job at UGA.

If UGA fires CMR, we are going to be in for some long years. None of the coaches on the list that keeps being mentioned are proven, and I am not impressed with any of them. Kirby Smart is Saban’s lap dog, Mullen sucks against the SEC, Malzahn is a good OC but not sure on the head coach side of things, etc.

Instead of trying to find reasons to get rid of a coach, how about we simply support the coach and the players as blindly as possible and give CMR the benefit of the doubt on this one. Over the course of the 20 years prior to CMR, we did not win a single SEC Championship…CMR has won 2. He’s a good man and a good coach…he will right the ship and get this turned around.

GO DAWGS!!!!

GT Joe

September 15th, 2011
1:01 pm

“to restore UGA’s fabled football program to its Glory Days which will come one day.”….

Sounds a lot like “the south will rise again”… LOL

GT Joe

September 15th, 2011
1:03 pm

No REAL HC wants this job. Look at your previous hires: Donnan, Goof and an unproven OC named Richt. No “premier” names on that list. Peterson, Leach, Tressel, Rich Rod don’t want this job.

You’ll be lucky to get a good mid-major HC or BCS AQ assistant coach.

Still@theBAR

September 15th, 2011
1:03 pm

I still don’t see Richt at UNC…………….Name ONE…1.. Uga coach that has been hired as a HC after leaving UGA? If you can’t WIN at UGA with the money and talent then Why hire the guy?

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
1:04 pm

Folks, don’t take the bait; don’t bite on all these attempts to blame all the assistant coaches for UGA’s problems. Richt has been here eleven years now. He hired every single assistant. He pays their salaries, they report to him, he can fire them whenever he gets a whim. Bottom line is that the buck stops at Richt, not Bobo or Grantham or the S&C man or the water girl. Richt is slick, don’t fall for the red herrings.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
1:05 pm

Consider this: HOPE IS NOT A METHOD.

01HAWK

September 15th, 2011
1:06 pm

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Georgia and Maryland opened the season with radically different uniforms.
When will Alabama go that route?

Never, as long as Nick Saban is the Crimson Tide’s coach.

The subject of uniforms came up in Saban’s news conference following Wednesday’s practice. It gave him a chance to reiterate feelings that he expressed last season before Alabama made minimal changes when it wore special Nike Pro Combat uniforms for its home game against Mississippi State.

“I think what we wear is a lot bigger than me, and a lot bigger than anyone,” Saban said. “It’s what everybody’s expectation is of what they want to see when Alabama plays football and what they’re used to seeing.”

Saban’s feelings clearly are strong.

“I don’t think the coach should change uniforms,” he said. “I don’t think the coach should change the color of the helmets. I just don’t believe that. Now that doesn’t mean that’s wrong when somebody does that or they think they should do it or whatever.”

A year ago, Saban called himself a traditionalist. He used the same word Wednesday.

GT Joe

September 15th, 2011
1:07 pm

“Richt is a good, decent christian man”, “straight laced”, good leader, good recruiter, blah blah blah. Sounds like what GT fans were saying about Gailey before he hit the road.

Only difference will be that Richt WONT get an NFL HC gig like Gailey.

Consider this...

September 15th, 2011
1:07 pm

Snoop: yeah, b/c all of us have a crystal ball and can predict our team’s future.

jerry

September 15th, 2011
1:07 pm

I did not like Mullen’s call at the end of the Auburn game. On second or third down and with 10 seconds to play and no time outs left he called a run that failed and time ran out. Why not call a pass and if the guys not open throw it away and stop the clock and still have the running play left? Reminded me of Richt’s similar call at Auburn years ago.

GT Joe

September 15th, 2011
1:08 pm

The uniform switches, the dream team garbage, the blackouts, whiteouts, etc. all are marketing ploys by good ol’ CMR that diverts attention from the garbage product he puts out.

And UGA fans lick it all up…

jerry

September 15th, 2011
1:10 pm

Snoop …….totally agree with you. When Lincoln’s generals couldn’t beat Lee, he fired generals, not colonels.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
1:11 pm

Consider this: Extrapolation of any objective analysis on any number of statistics over the past five years leads any but the blindest homers to conclude that Richt is taking UGA on a death spiral to the cellar of the SEC. No crystal balls required.
I suspect you have multiple personalities and blog names on the AJC…

FIRE RICHT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

September 15th, 2011
1:11 pm

Fire Richt as soon as possible – he and his staff are absolute jokes in the world of college football – for all his fake Christianity profile – go preach, you can probably do that better than you coach football.

The Obvious Choice

September 15th, 2011
1:12 pm

@BankerDawg

Dan Mullen gets a chance to prove his mettle tonight. I’m not impressed with his win over Florida last year — Vandy had a fair shot at beating that team. If he prevails over this LSU team, then I would count that as a signature win.

He’s done a good job at MSU, but he hasn’t really proved that he ranks among the truly great Head Coaches. As an OC — he’s hard to argue against, but great assistants don’t always make great HC’s.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
1:13 pm

Hooah, Jerry. Actually, Gen Gordon Sullivan, former Chief of Staff, Army coined that term and wrote a book with the title. Good read, and good advice for the UGA AD during these difficult times.

Still@theBAR

September 15th, 2011
1:13 pm

Does RICHT look like he is giving a class lecture on Milking a Cow in the Photo for this Blog?

Consider this...

September 15th, 2011
1:15 pm

Snoop: Are you even a UGA fan or are you just here for the entertainment?

ARdawg

September 15th, 2011
1:16 pm

I personally do not care for Gus Malzahn but, if one is mentioning the next up and coming HC in the SEC, they would be remiss not to include him. He’s waiting on the opportunity sans Vandy

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
1:18 pm

Consider this, I’ve forgotten more than you will ever know about UGA and Georgia football. Now GET OUTTA HERE.

WDE

September 15th, 2011
1:19 pm

CMR should be gone if for no other reason than he get power rangers to play on his FB team. Oh…and he hasn’t won the big one in 4 years of a down SEC east.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
1:20 pm

Consider this, you are the outlier on this blog. Do you know what an outlier is?

Mark PRicht

September 15th, 2011
1:21 pm

EVERYONE SAYS THAT CMR IS SUCH A GREAT GUY AND THEY KEEP HIM BECAUSE HE RUNS SUCH A CLEAN PROGRAM BECAUSE HE IS SUCH A GODLY MAN, THEN WHY HAVE THEY HAD MORE OFF THE FIELD PROBLEMS THAN ON THE FIELD. I SAY HE IS FAILING AT BOTH SO WHY KEEP HIM?

Seriously

September 15th, 2011
1:21 pm

Richt will not be fired:
CC- W
Ole Miss-w
MSU-W
UT- W
Vandy-W
UF-L
Auburn-W
NM st-W
Kensucky-W
GT-W

9-3 Richt survives

Half Century Dawg

September 15th, 2011
1:21 pm

The Obvious Choice, If GM decides to remove MR at the end of the year, I agree UGA should pay whatever it takes to bring in a proven winner, I just do not agree Rich Rod is the answer.

Consider this...

September 15th, 2011
1:21 pm

I’m just tired of all the criticism…ready for a somewhat fresh perspective instead of the broken record phrases that seem to come when a team is in a rough patch. It’s easy to say “Fire the Coach”, but why bother with something you have no control over and generally have no knowledge of? You can control your support for the team.

Snoop

September 15th, 2011
1:22 pm

Not acknowledging the facts will only prolong the pain and divide the Nation.