UGA’s Richt might face a bigger challenge now that he’s off the hot seat

UGADayLogoMark Richt, along with Mark Fox, will be making the rounds of alumni association gatherings starting April 18 in Rome. The UGA Days tour will hit Albany April 24, Columbus April 25, Macon May 8, Charlotte May 9, the Golden Isles May 15, Valdosta May 16, Birmingham May 22, Tampa May 24 and Atlanta July 23.

This time last year when Richt went out to meet the fans, he was widely considered to be on the “hot seat,” coming off a losing season and a dispiriting bowl performance. The talk was what a challenge Richt faced just to keep his job.

But, actually, I think Richt faces a bigger challenge this season than last.

Consider: Richt had the enormous goodwill generated by the Dream Team in his pocket a year ago and the realization on the part of most fans that Georgia faced tremendous odds in opening the season with Boise State and South Carolina, though the schedule looked pretty manageable after that.

As it played out, the fan optimism surrounding the arrival of Isaiah Crowell and Co. in Athens was enough for Richt to ride out the feared 0-2 start to the season. (It helped considerably that despite looking awful much of the time in the Georgia Dome against Boise, Georgia actually outplayed South Carolina, even in Steve Spurrier’s estimation, in losing a close one a week later.)

The 10-game winning streak that followed put the hot-seat talk on the back burner.

By season’s end, most fans I talked with felt good progress had been made, even if Crowell’s difficulties staying on the field put an end to thoughts of him as the second coming of Herschel.

Still, although most in the Bulldog Nation didn’t really expect the Dawgs to prevail over LSU in the SEC Championship, the return of the all-too-familiar fourth quarter collapse in the bowl against Michigan State left the fan base grumbling a bit.

A year ago when Mark Richt visited with fans, he was on the hot seat. (UGA Alumni Association)

A year ago when Mark Richt visited with fans, he was on the hot seat. (UGA Alumni Association)

Then came signing day, which saw Richt get a solid class of recruits — ranked fifth best in the nation by ESPN — but fall short in a few last-minute courtships, taking a bit of the luster off Georgia’s showing in the minds of some recruitniks.

Actually, the self-dubbed “Ring Team” with Keith Marshall, Todd Gurley and John Theus has just as much potential as the previous year’s signing class, but they arrive in Athens amid a different atmosphere from a year ago.

Much more is expected of the 2012 Georgia Bulldogs, who return a host of starters, including most of last season’s fifth-ranked defense. Early on there was talk that Georgia might start the season as a Top 5 team, though that early optimism might end up being tempered somewhat by the fact that the Dawgs will open SEC play at Missouri with most of the starting secondary suspended.

And then there’s the issue of attrition, which some see as a big deal, though it appears to me to be pretty much business as usual for Georgia and SEC schools in general. Last year also saw some players getting “off the bus” to transfer elsewhere for various reasons and a handful of others shown the door because they couldn’t get in step with what Richt believes is the Georgia Way.

But even when the tailback corps was decimated by transfers last year, there was still that Dream Team fervor to counter it. This year the problems Georgia will face fielding an experienced secondary against Mizzou’s James Franklin seem to loom a bit larger in many people’s minds.

And with Georgia expected by many to win the SEC East, the stakes are just as high, if not higher, for Richt this season than when his job was believed to be on the line. As we’ve already discussed here, winning the SEC East a second year only to lose again to the West team in the Dome and wind up in another non-BCS bowl would be seen by many as underachieving or, at best, standing pat.

The last time a Richt team entered a season with lofty expectations placed on them — remember the preseason No. 1 in in 2008? — the Dawgs came a cropper, starting a slide that didn’t begin to turn around until that 10-game run last year.

Richt definitely doesn’t want to see that happen again. So with all those expectations and this year’s schedule even more favorable, Georgia’s head coach might wind up feeling more pressure now that he’s off the hot seat than when he was on it.

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362 comments Add your comment

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
1:14 pm

@DawginLex remember if you play with reptiles you’ll end up with warts….and congrats on UK’s title..must have been a fun time in the Blue Grass state last night!

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
1:17 pm

Mark Richt recruited the 34 here
Mark Richt gave the 34 Scholarship
Mark Richt expected all 34 to play vs Mizzou
Mark Richt did not expect all 34 to not play Mizzou
Mark Richt was given the credit for recruiting the 34
Mark Richt is the head coach
Mark Richt’s 34 scholarships are not here Mizzou
Mark Richt signed the 34 to scholarships
Mark Richt is in charge
Mark Richt is responsible
Mark Richt has no discipline
Mark Richt hasn’t beat SEC winning record team since KY 2007

AltamahaDawg

April 3rd, 2012
1:18 pm

Oh, come on now, Insider, you know you’ll put that G plate on the front of the Honda before September.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:19 pm

Nah, it’s all good

The cops were just standing around mostly last night posing for pictures with the students

1% idiots
99% having harmless fun

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
1:21 pm

Mark Richt recruited the Dream Team here
Mark Richt did not recruit the 34 here ?

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
1:29 pm

NEWSFLASH!!!: Richt is not off the hot seat. This guy’s bullseye is growing and growing. McGarity just got there and does not have enough cache to eject this dude, yet. Evans would have if he didn’t all of a sudden become stupid. I’m willing to bet Richt’s new contract (that’s right, no extension) has tougher benchmarks in them. Anew contract gives Georgia Athletics wiggle room in a “buyout” situation. Do you think Richt will survive if the next 5 years (which isn’t very long if you think about it) is anything like the past 5? How about the next 3 versus the past 3? Think about it.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:35 pm

a player getting injured and leaving or a player not doing his classwork and flunking out is not richt’s fault

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
1:35 pm

@harold

Old man, Georgia has 4 National Titles, Saban has 3. Saban probably has more titles than 300 other schools who also play NCAA sanctioned College Football. So what’s your point. Saban has more titles than you, your mama, and your entire family combined. So again, what’s your point? Don’t mix facts with hyperbole.

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
1:40 pm

DawginLex, can we find some common ground here and just blame him for half of them? That would be just 17 kids.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
1:45 pm

Sorry, fellow alums, but placing 100% of the blame on the players and placing none on the head coach, especially on a team that tip toes on the margins performance and depth-wise, is wrong. There is a lack of cohesion, locker room leadership, and chemistry in this program. I won’t get into the debate about coaching philosophy, on field play calling, and in game adjustments. Just re-watch the games of all 11 years if you like. The evidence is there, in plain sight. Richt is a coach who requires superior players, natural born leaders, like Pollack, Greene, Shockley, Jones, Stinchcomb, etc. He can not develop talent or leaders as a head coach. Sure, he is a fine coach, and is probably one of the 10 most knowledegeble coaches in College Football. But Coach Richt is not the right man to lead Georgia to new and better heights. Only when the stable is almost already full (2001-2005).

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:46 pm

I blame him for a lot of things.

But blaming him for a blown out knee or a kid flunking out is just silly

Snoop Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
1:48 pm

The stable was full during 2001-1005 due to Jim Donnan.

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:48 pm

slydog

Shockley was Richt’s 1st recruit

And please don’t give me the “he won with someone else’s players crapola

Applies to basketball, not to football

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:50 pm

Who recruited the 2007 team?

Who hired BVG to coach the 2002 defense?

Who coached David Greene?

donnan never ran a single play in a real game with David Greene

DawginLex

April 3rd, 2012
1:51 pm

now, on the flip(blame) side

Who kept Willie around too long?
Who refuses to take the playcalling responsibilities back and truly take control of this team?
Spurrier fired HIS OWN SON and took back playcalling.

Why can’t Richt use his people skills and keep Bobo around as QB coach and take back playcalling?

Ringleader

April 3rd, 2012
1:52 pm

Bill King…………..So you did not expect the Dogs to prevail over LSU, what kind of a fair weather fan are you. Perhaps next time you stay at home and watch it on the tube.

The first half of the championship game went as I expected, the Dogs kicking and GATA. The second half meltdown and blow out by LSU was not what I expected, but it is what has become
customary under this coaching regime. Jim Donnan did not have these blow outs, and Donnan’s
teams did not falter in the fourth quarter.

And………….wait and see Mettenburger light it up. Ritch should have never dismissed him.

and, where is Jiggy Smaha?

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
1:52 pm

Take note: I didn’t say “fire” him. This is just a matter of what kind of program do we want: Exactly what we have now or a perrenial SEC championship contender and National title contender. The conference(s) is/are bigger, and the stakes are even higher and harder to reach. One has to ask, with all these recruiting successes, why the lack of depth or talent across the board?

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:03 pm

What exactly did the 2007 team accomplish? They didn’t deserve to play for the title, just like Alabama this year. They should not have lost those two games.Period. Especially with the talent he recruited. Just re-read my comment. I mentioned the exceptional recruiting. But again, what are those results versus 2001-2005? Even the 2005 team lost two games…lol. So let’s go with 2001-2004? How many of those players were headed to Georgia anyway? Shockley was a Georgia lock since he was an infant. His father was my football coach. Anyway, I’ve made my point.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
2:04 pm

@Ringleader lets see a player assaults a female and then lies to the HC about it and in your world he stays on the team? Really?

ugakev

April 3rd, 2012
2:06 pm

Those taking shots at Obama on a sports blog are ignorant and behind the times. I don’t care if your a Georgia fan or not. Look at the polls..Romney is getting spanked and will in november. Live with it. Go Dawgs!

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:06 pm

It is a Motley Crew of 34

Their Offenses here are multiple

Hardly are they guilty of getting injured

2 of them beat up little girls

9 of them failed drug tests and 3 more not named yet

5 of them Mark Richt gave Scholarships to flunked out before they got here

7 more of them flunked out after they got here

3 of them stole from their own teammates

1 of them stole and flunked drug test

6 of them are DUI

1 of them remained in dog house for dirty hits Tebow and G-Day game

The 3 years we didn’t have a RB, Mark Richt’s RB he signed instead, went to minor league baseball where he remains

1 of them could not even recite to the police when being arrested, his middle name (Lawrence) or his birthday (12/31/1990.)

1 of them Guilty of 2 counts of sexual battery

1 of them beat up his girl and stayed on the team, beat up the girl’s car later and then still stayed on the team, and then picked her up and slammed her to the floor at McWhorter Hall repeatedly before he then finally got kicked off.

Nah, I take it all back. None of this is Mark Richt’s fault.

Deport

April 3rd, 2012
2:08 pm

You ever think that CMR may not be Saban or Miles. ..no one ever even said he was… soo why are we still comparing him to them …CMR does many more good things than he does bad… but all you trolls wanna get rid of him soooo bad .. please start naming a coach who could replace him right now?… im waiting ???

"Richt has no discipline"

April 3rd, 2012
2:08 pm

Says one poster. You obviously have not checked out the drug testing policy at UGA. 10 SEC schools have weak, lenient drug policies where you get a freebie get out of jail free card and basically no one knows about it. Compare that to UGA, where the first failure results in game suspension. How many schools do you know that would test immediately after spring break? Probably zero in the SEC. RIcht can be criticized for a number of things, but this is not one of them. Let’s see if any of our SEC brethren decide to man up and follow UGA’s and UK’s lead in this area. Personally, I am not holding my breath on that one.

LHardingDawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:10 pm

I don’t know if “hot seat” is the correct word. Personally everything looks to be a very competitive season. Coach Richt and Grantham have new contracts, we have a stable of new players coming in this Spring and Summer, and some very fine older veterans that know the system. Plus we seem to have capable backups at every position. It seems to be the type of off season that would make everybody happy. Except, of course, the haters. And I could care less what they think or write.

A Father

April 3rd, 2012
2:13 pm

Bill King, you man enough to write about the no contract extensions to date:

Mark Richt will be paid over 5 million during the year 2013. Mark Richt is not about to sign the contract that McGarity has offered, nor would anyone else. I am glad the contract will not be signed but for selfish reasons, I want Richt gone. You koolaid Richt supporters are to dumb to even know when your HC clown is being run out of Athens.

Todd Grantham will not sign because he wants huge sums of guaranteed money but McGarity has screwed this up also which is not good. Todd Grantham will no longer be at Georgia after 2012 season. Georgia defensive recruits of 2012 and 2013 have and are being lied too. Look for Tray Matthews to be at Alabama A day game. Look for Vandy to pull a shocker if things continue.

Dont get mad at the messagers: Georgia football from top to bottom is a mess!!!

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:14 pm

“Shockley was Richt’s 1st recruit”
__________________________
Surely, even you see the folly of that statement, right ?

DJ Shockley, Mark Richt gets credit TODAY for recruiting here, according to you.

But, Mark Richt gets NONE of the blame for 34 NO DISCIPLINE ESCORTED OUT OF THE PROGRAM ?

What is good for the goose, is good for the gander.

Mark Richt gets credit for recruiting DJ Shockley then he gets the BLAME for the 34 Scholarships he WASTED, leaving us with 57 scholarships today and 16 coming in for 73 toward his 85-man limit, when MARK RICHT SIGNED 109.

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:18 pm

“Who recruited the 2007 team?”
__________________________
You weren’t on the debate team, were you ?

Not thinking of going into the legal profession, either ?

Let me get this straight. Mark Richt gets credit for recruiting the 2007 team, but is not to blame for the 34 scholarships he recruited here and who none of the 34 will play vs. Mizzou.

I don’t know what to tell you DawginLex; that is wholly by itself the most ludicrous argument ever in the history of mankind.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:21 pm

Just how many veterans are coming back now? Just how many young ones, especially in the secondary, are coming back? Whew, guess I’m a hater or a realist. Another mediocre 10-4 with about as manageable a schedule as you can get. Well, at least it’s a very sunny day.

UGADawg83

April 3rd, 2012
2:24 pm

Here we go again Bill–you just love to throw the bait out there to spur on the negative talk. I thought you were supposed to write from the fan’s point of view. With columns such as this its hard to tell that you are a Georgia FAN!

WHopper Dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:24 pm

Come on folks, you just need to adjust your expectations to the reality of the situation under richie.

Be happy with one of the Florida bowls, the Peach, Gator or Music City and you will be happy most years.

To expect anything else is setting yourself up for disappointment. The fault is not richie’s, it is your unrealistic expectations.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:32 pm

@WHopper Dawg

You my friend, are absolutely correct. Georgia just does not have a national championship infrastructure nor mindset. But I thought Donnan was fired and Richt was hired to take the program to newer heights and national championships. That’s the reason for all the hype and disappointment. Especially when one sees the recruiting classes. But, you’re right. I can no longer get upset about the results, because apparently, the only “fan” is the one who’s just glad to go to the games and get drunk, instead of win.

Without Hershel, UGA is just like Vandy except without the education

April 3rd, 2012
2:33 pm

It is encouraging to see some of the UGA fans on here dealing with reality. A FATHER is correct; Richt will be gone after this year and either Grantham is the new HC or he is on the the NFL. Remember, Grantham tried to stab the Brown’s HC in the back and that is why he was fired as the DC from the Browns. Not so sure Grantham is a great coach either. How did is D do against teams with a winning record and that collapse against Mich St by the UGA D was embarrassing.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:34 pm

If all College Football fans are supposed to be positive, then teams would go 1-11 every year and give anybody a scholarship.

slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:38 pm

I don’t blame any of the defensive collapses, except Boise St., on Grantham. If the dam offense could provide some sort of spark and execute and perform and adjust and, oh loawd!!!, whatever else they need to do….lol. Not drop touchdown passes, not throw second half interceptions. Not give up 4th quarter sacks. A power running game of some sort would be nice too.

ga gator

April 3rd, 2012
2:40 pm

I agree with your points slydog.

Who recruited the 34 here ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:41 pm

WDE April 3rd, 2012 2:04 pm

“@Ringleader lets see a player assaults a female and then lies to the HC about it and in your world he stays on the team? Really?”
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Mark Richt allowed his STARTER Montez Robinson to beat up a female. He stayed on the team. Mark Richt let Montez Robinson beat up a female’s car, and for all of that he was just suspended one game. Then, Mark Richt let Montez Robinson beat up the little coed a student in good standing at UGA a 3rd time, this time repeatedly picking her up above his head and slamming her to the floor of McWhorter Hall. All 3 times he was arrested. 1 game suspension total. Then, Mark Richt went to the jail and kicked him off the team.

WDE, sorry if I miss this logic, but you said Mark Richt should have done what to Zach Mettenberger a back-up NOT HIS STARTER who did what ? Mark Richt did what to him ? Now, he is the Starting QB on # 2 team in the nation.

SSIgator

April 3rd, 2012
2:42 pm

Who recruited the 34 here ? -

“I don’t know what to tell you DawginLex; that is wholly by itself the most ludicrous argument ever in the history of mankind.”

Now, now. Don’t be critical of DawginLex. He knows everything. Don’t try to muddy the water with facts. And if you didn’t know that fact, he will be glad to tell you. Next thing you know he will start calling you names and telling you he will report you to Bill King if you don’t agree with him. Or, worse yet, he will call an emergency session of the KoolAid Club and the members will issue a mandate declaring that all who do not agree with their line of thinking, forever be banished from all UGA blog sites.

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:43 pm

@A Father… you post the same thing over and over. day after day. nothing you ever say comes to fruition. You are nothing but a lonely old man trying to get a rise out of people. Hint: if you want to get a rise out of people on this blog post something of substance that actually has legs, not just your stupid opinions.

Hal

April 3rd, 2012
2:45 pm

yeah, 10-2 regular season… yea we ran into a buzz saw in the SEC CG and once John Jenkins left the bowl game, (don’t forger Kwame missed the game) we fell apart defensively and lost to MSU. Keep in mind, Grantham’s D is predicated on the nose guard… all 3-4s are. We didn’t have one in the second half essentially and we suddenly looked much more like the 2010 defense than the 2011 we’d seen all year long but I digress… we were 10-2… we’re usually 10-2 or somewhere there abouts. He has a 74% winning percentage (better than Dooley at this point), and averages 9.6 wins per year with one loser… by the way, Dooley had 3 losing seasons in the 70’s if I’m not mistaken and 2 other .500 seasons, but he’s got a bronze statue. Yes 27 other teams posted 10 win seasons… wow out of 120, and you said my point is weak? How many of those 27 played in the SEC? Four outside UGA. We’re looking up right now at LSU and Bama no doubt… but there’s only one Saban and his candle will burn out soon enough. And we’ll be looking down at them again, from both wins and losses and the probable NCAA investigation he’ll leave behind.

Ga/Fl.Stillman dog

April 3rd, 2012
2:45 pm

He should be fired after this season. If not, then it goes to show that the Sate of Georgia and the University loves to pay for mediocre coaching and a coach who is not up to date with the new schemes. His philosophy is outdated. Y u think Bobby Bowden stated he doesn’t know the X’ and O’s anymore. The game has passed him and Richt by. Go DAWGS!!! Fire CMR……. PLEASE

WHO DO WE HIRE ? How about ANY of these ?

April 3rd, 2012
2:47 pm

Winning Percentage after 2005

2005 season was 8 yrs ago now this up-coming 2012 season

01. .9240 at 73-06 Boise State
02. .8461 at 66-12 TCU
03. .8000 at 64-16 LSU
04. .7922 at 61-16 Southern Cal
05. .7804 at 64-18 Oklahoma
06. .7777 at 63-18 Florida
07. .7692 at 50-15 Ohio State
08. .7692 at 60-18 BYU
09. .7682 at 63-19 Virginia Tech
10. .7594 at 60-19 Oregon
11. .7594 at 60-19 Wisconsin
12. .7564 at 59-19 West Virginia
13. .7435 at 58-20 Texas
14. .7435 at 58-20 Utah
15. .7246 at 50-19 Alabama
16. .7179 at 56-22 Penn State
17. .7051 at 55-23 Auburn
18. .7051 at 55-23 Oklahoma State
19. .7051 at 55-23 Cincinnati
20. .7000 at 56-24 Missouri
21. .6835 at 54-25 Georgia Mark Richt # 6 of 2012 SEC teams

# 5 team in all polls in just SEC 2011, again

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:48 pm

@Who recruited the 34… Zach Mettenburger was kicked off the team after spring practice. Coming out of spring there was not a starter named and he was giving murray all he could handle in the qb competition. Many people actually thought that Mettenburger had out performed Murray in the spring and he could have very well been the starter. Once Mettenburger was kicked off the team Murray was the clear option. So you are wrong troll.

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
2:48 pm

@Who recruited the 34 here ? You are a silly silly man..Montez deserved to be kicked off period…and so did Mett..Mett was kicked off for the first offense because he lied to his coach…are you saying that Mett should have been left on the team?

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:52 pm

@Who do we hire?… if you are going to compare wins and losses don’t you think you should include the whole coaching tenure instead of just the years the convenience you and your argument. If you did you would see the Richt is much higher on the win loss record among active coaches.

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
2:53 pm

@Who do we hire… and considering the best coach in college football sits at 15 on your list your argument is just stupid.

The haters of the program have NO EXPECTATIONS and do not go to the games slydog

April 3rd, 2012
2:58 pm

“But I thought Donnan was fired and Richt was hired to take the program to newer heights and national championships.”

“I can no longer get upset about the results, because apparently, the only “fan” is the one who’s just glad to go to the games and get drunk, instead of win.”
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slydog, you’re right about Jim Donnan being fired for losing 19 games in his 5 years here. Mark Richt has lost 21 games in his last 5 years here.

And, as for the fan who calls 150 posters such as yourself “HATERS” repeatedly I have had them each admit :

(1) They criticize the players
(2) They criticize Mark Richt
(3) They do NOT go to the games
(4) They still think they are better fans than us
(5) Do as they SAY not as they DO

Oh, my Heavens, just who in the world could we hire who :
-would not lose 9 of last 10 vs 10-win opponents
-would not lose last 9 in row vs team made top 25
-would not lose last 7 in a row vs teams made top 10
-would not lose last 9 in a row to SEC winning record teams

Oh, dearie, I just cannot imagine who we might possibly hire who could do WORSE than this and have 34 gone he gave scholarships to for BAD PRESS by them so that they are NOT here to play vs Mizzou.

By the way, Mizzou is 1 of the 21 programs doing better than Mark Richt after 2005. And, 2005 by the way was 8 seasons ago now this up-coming 2012 season.

Big Crimson 75

April 3rd, 2012
2:59 pm

@Who do we hire… and considering the best coach in college football sits at 15 on your list your argument is just stupid.
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Wow! An agreement between the 2 of us. Doesn’t happen often. The Apocalypse is near!!

WDE

April 3rd, 2012
3:07 pm

@Big Crimson 75 starting looking for lions laying down with lambs….I agree with you too…

bham dawg

April 3rd, 2012
3:08 pm

@Big C 75… haha yea man crazy huh? I have always said that saban is the best coach in the country. Do i like him? No. Do i think he is the cleanest coach in the country? Absolutely not. But he is one hell of a coach and a recruiter and you can’t take that away from him.

7576DAWG

April 3rd, 2012
3:13 pm

CMR says he will not over sign because it is not fair to the recruit to pull a scholarship after he has committed, like you see some other programs doing. My question is how many scholarship players have we had every year at Georgia for the last 10 years, and you can’t count walk on’s that would have never even come close to signing an earned scholarship because of talent. My guess is we average only 75 to 80 every year and only a fool would not over sign at least a few players. I know you never know how many kids are going to come in early and you will need the scholarship then but you have a pretty good idea how many of the commits are trying to get their high school requirements finished early so they can start in January of the year they sign.
The point is we don’t use common sense or intelligence when we know Georgia is going to lose 2 or 3 every year for getting into trouble too much, we are going to lose 2 or 3 every year because of lack of playing time and we are going to lose 2 or 3 EVERY year because the player decides to go Pro early.
We need to sign at least 30 this year if not more and stop this obsession that Mark Right has about being afraid to tell a player even though he committed months ago Georgia has to pull his scholarship offer because none are available because we over signed. Georgia actually over signing is about as likely as someone winning the lottery, it ain’t going to happen. MCGARITY NEEDS TO MAKE RICHT END UP WITH 85 SCHOLARSHIP PLAYERS EVERY YEAR BY AUGUST OR WITHIN 2 OR 3 OF THAT NUMBER AND STOP SELF HANDICAPPING OURSELVES.