What Mark Richt had to say at end-of-season news conference …

ATHENS — Mark Richt officially turned the page to 2011 at his end-of-season news conference Wednesday morning.

“Just want to start out by saying I’m glad 2011 is here,” Richt said. “I’m excited about that. Last season certainly was not anywhere close to what we expected or what we expect here, and it was certainly well below the standard of what Georgia football is all about. I understand that as much as anybody. I’m not happy with the way things went, but I do think in the process of going through what we went through, we’ll be better for it in 2011.”

Despite the team’s 6-7 record this past season, Richt said he has “a greater sense of excitement than I’ve had in a long time,” partly because of changes implemented in conjunction with new athletic director Greg McGarity that Richt said will free him from some administrative duties to spend more time focusing on football in 2011.

“In some ways, I feel like a first-year head coach,” Richt said. “Usually when you come in as the first-year head coach, the administration is coming to you and saying, ‘Coach, what do you need? What do you need to win?’ You wouldn’t think going into your 11th year you’d have that kind of feeling, but that’s what’s going on.

“Instead of me being the new guy, Mr. McGarity is the new guy. And as he has come in, we have had many conversations about what we need to get done to make this program the very best in the United States of America. That revives me; that rejuvenates me; that excites me in a big way.

“We’ve got some things that have been put in place and are being put in place that are going to make us better. And quite frankly things are being put in place that are going to help free me up to [spend] more time doing the things I love the most, which is study the game of football and … be on the cutting edge.”

Richt said director of player development John Eason, a former wide receivers coach, and administrative assistant Dave Van Halanger, a former director of strength and conditioning, will handle certain duties that previously fell on the head coach. Eason serves as the football program’s academic liaison, and Van Halanger heads a new mentoring program for the players.

Also, Richt said, “there are a lot of little things that crop up along the way that sometimes don’t get solved [or] sometimes take too long to solve in my opinion, but now the relationship that I have with Mr. McGarity is helping us expedite some of those things. . . . I am just spending less time messing around with things that Greg will be able to take off my plate from an administrative point of view.”

Richt, though, did not express any intention to take over as the Bulldogs’ play-caller.

“I’m not saying I’m taking over as the [offensive] coordinator or anything like that,” Richt said. “Mike Bobo is the coordinator; Mike Bobo is the quarterback coach, and Coach [Stacy] Searels is the running game coordinator. And they have done a great job . . .  so I have confidence in those guys.

“The point I’m making is, I’m going to have the ability to have the time it takes to truly study the game of football, the trends and what’s going on, so a higher percentage of my time is going to be able to be used for that, which is exciting to me.”

Overall, Richt spoke with a confident tone as McGarity and several of Georgia’s associate athletic directors watched and listened.

“We’re not looking to blow anything up,” Richt said. “In my opinion, we are very close. I mean, how many teams have what would be considered a down season one year and the next year they are right there?”

He also stressed the importance of the recruiting class Georgia will sign on Feb. 2.

“You’ve got to get a boost from your recruiting class, your freshman class,” Richt said. “I’ve never been on a championship team that didn’t have guys step up and make a difference.”

– Tim Tucker

727 comments Add your comment

NORRIS

January 5th, 2011
10:16 pm

pretty embarrasing for all these Georgia boys to go sign at out of state schools.

Nub

January 5th, 2011
10:19 pm

More BS……. And what’s so unbelievable is I think they honestly believe their own BS …. Everyone is asleep at the wheel and the car they are driving has a trunk full of cash…. However a crash of the cash flow is looming!!!!!

FL Dawg

January 5th, 2011
10:19 pm

yes it is Norris. Wow, how we have allowed others to raid this states talent.

Dawgonemad

January 5th, 2011
10:27 pm

This is a joke, right? Coach Richt, who has led UGA to its worse record in 14 years has admitted that he’s kind of forgotten to focus on football. Or maybe he’s just not an expert. But he’ll do better now. Has the Bulldog nation decided it doesn’t care about winning anymore? Why is anyone allowing the coach another chance? Admittedly, he’s a good man but where is our hope for a national championship, much less an SEC championship? It’s nowhere. But he’s a good man. Meanwhile, how embarassing was it to see the once mighty Bulldogs beated by UCF? The proud “G” hung on the heads of a bunch of dispirited, undisciplined players. While the Gators build a top flight coaching staff, we’re stuck with a tired old captain and a band of underperforming leutenants. I’m just sad….we just don’t care about winning anymore. How long with this really unfunny joke play out? It’s been going on too long already. If Coach Richt were a really good man, he would do the right thing and resign. That would be the honorable thing to do.

azdawg

January 5th, 2011
10:28 pm

Looks like the dream team is turning out to be a smoke screen or day dream as two GA kids Dickson and Brae head to AL and AU respectively. From what $Richt said at his presser and the bad news coming from the “underarm” bowl its going from bad to bad news or worse.

Turn out the lights the party is over.

Dawg-omistic

January 5th, 2011
10:32 pm

Man I’m encouraged. I see improvements already 7-5 and going to the Dollywoody Music City Bowl…..Woo Woo.

Swamp Dawg

January 5th, 2011
10:38 pm

Come on you bunch of dipwap fans, but we need the recruits we have now. We still have the #8 class in the country without getting Dickson or Bray. I get it, everyone gets it, Richt needs to go, but we need to keep this class in the top ten for our new coach in 2012!!

aladawg

January 5th, 2011
10:47 pm

Mark Ritch is full of s–t I have heard him say the same words last year. Georgia will never be in the top of the class with the same sorry incomptent coaches. With all the experince in the OL they sucked. The Defense didn’t have a clue to what was going on. They can’t tackle and looked like a deer in the headlights. Already Will Muschamp is putting together a coaching staff that will run rings around the bunch that we have. Again, Richt isn’t making any changes if he don’t have the ba–s to fire the unproductive ones he needs to get the hell out of Georgia.

DAWG DRUNK

January 5th, 2011
10:56 pm

Nothing was mentioned about having personal drivers for the players to help eliminated traffic related arrests. Maybe a job for Van Hallinger or perhaps Richt him self.

JRW7

January 5th, 2011
10:57 pm

Y”LL be quiet,, you hear, CMR studying football, so he can be on the cutting edge! GIVE ME A BREAK!

Big Dawg

January 5th, 2011
11:11 pm

This is the biggest bunch of crap I have ever heard a HC try to sell! If anyone on here is buying any of this s@@@, I have some swampland you’ll really like. Bobo and Searles did a great job? Are you kidding? McGarity has got to be embarrassed beyond belief for giving this joke another year. And now CMR has time to study football and stay on the cutting edge? What exactly were you doing before? Obviously not keeping players out of jail, or fielding a competitive team. We all should be ashamed for allowing this to continue. Hit em where it hurts…..in the pocketbook. McGarity better get a handle and toughen up or he’ll be a laughingstock himself.

Scooter

January 5th, 2011
11:22 pm

If Bobo, Searels, and the rest of the staff have done such a great job (according to CMR), then how can Georgia improve its record next year? If you listen to Richt, it almost sounds as though he doesn’t see much that needs fixing.

A-Ville Ranger

January 5th, 2011
11:28 pm

Can’t block, can’t run, no problem. Searels isn’t just doing a good job, he’s doing a GREAT JOB. Yep, things are just swell in Dawgville these days.

When a man of extreme faith has things going well his faith is a strength. When it becomes delusional it’s something else.

Top Dawg

January 5th, 2011
11:36 pm

Here’s a football trend to study: we stink.

Dwayne

January 5th, 2011
11:42 pm

Richt needs to taking over the play calling Mike Bobo sucks and either he takes over or he will be unemployed next year. High School football is hiring.

Dan Mullen for UGA

January 5th, 2011
11:59 pm

Every time I read one of the weak vanilla plain comments I want to punch St. Mark in the ear hole!! So it was his administrative duties that kept him from doing his job right? Really? That’s it? How dare UGA pay this man $3M a year and expect him to keep track of his players and do his administrative work. ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! I would have fired his a$$ for simply making that short bus retarded comment!!

Dan Mullen for UGA

January 6th, 2011
12:06 am

william g mcgarity
Title: athletic director
Dept.: athletic
Phone: 706-542-9037
Email: gmcgarity@sports.uga.edu
Address:
0409 butts-mehre
1 selig circle
athens GA 30602

Sautee Dawg

January 6th, 2011
12:07 am

“You’ve got to get a boost from your recruiting class, your freshman class” Richt said. ”
Moreno, Ken Malcome, are these the type freshmen your talking about coach who never saw the field until their 2nd year.
Will next season have a bench full of players with potential who you coaches are not going to play because they haven’t learned the system.
That’s the excuse each season when a player don’t see the field. ” Hasn’t learned the system yet”
Question for you Coach, What is our system?
After losing to Colorado, and now UCF. What is that system and what does it take to learn it.?
I’m all for keeping CMR but, BoBo hasn’t called a consistent game since his first which would be against VT in the Dome a few years ago, and the D is what won that game with Charles Johnson and Tony Taylor.
Maybe during all his new free time coach can work us up a winningsystem because the one we have now is not working, or someone’s not teaching it to the players.
Why redshirt some of these players like Malcome and Moreno and others when they do have an impact on the team they only stay 3 seasons?
Another thing. If Houston Mason don’t transfer whenever Lemay comes in next season It will be supprising.

Mason is too good to waste sitting on the bench.
Logan Grey has done it, D. J. did it, Joe cox and Joe T 3 did it.
Don’t see Mason doing such. Loyalty is one thing but in todays time playing means everything. If Crowell comes to UGA which is unlikely, will Malcome transfer??
Searals running game coordinator??????
Headlines!!!!! Don’t run 5-5 165 Carlton Thomas up the middle. It don’t work, never has never will. Just saying. Tried a dozen times this season and it failed each time.
Another thing bothers me is we’re a prostyle offense, which uses the tight end regularly.
We have become a very predictable team on offense, play action on 1st, run on 2nd and play action on 3rd. Shotgun on 3rd and long. No use of the tight end anymore except to block. They caught 2 TD’s this season. unnaccaptable for a prostyle offense.
Got to use the tight end to move the sticks, not a successful NFL team out there that don’t utilize the t-end position. And that is something we have an abundanced of at UGA.
ONE more Item,
Handing out plaques with a winning record should be done AFTER THE FACT!!!!!!!!!!Anyone know if the SugarBowl rings have hit e-bay yet!!!
Ohio St Coach. No class at all allowing those 5 players to play in the SugarBowl.
None at all.

Dan Mullen for UGA

January 6th, 2011
12:38 am

My email to Mr. Mcgarity:

Mr. Mcgarity,

I would like to first thank you for taking the time to read my email. I’m sure you have a busy schedule and I appreciate your time.

The reason for my email is to express my concerns regarding the state of the UGA Football program. I just read the article from Coach Richt’s press conference and I have to say there are a lot of unhappy UGA fans. Just take a minute and read some of the comments posted on the article on the AJC website. Here is the link to the article; http://blogs.ajc.com/uga-sports-blog/2011/01/05/what-mark-richt-had-to-say-at-todays-news-conference-2/?cp=14#comment-124904.

No answers were provided as to why the program has been allowed to slip to wear it is and there no reassurance that it is going to get fixed. I am a business man I believe in the “earn your way” in this world and I have to say that it appears to the UGA nation that Coach Richt is collecting a paycheck and nothing else. He doesn’t call the plays any longer and he has never called the defense, so what exactly is he doing for that $3M a year? I know you have a lot on your plate right now and you are still in the process of evaluating the program, but you have to see that there is a serious leadership problem going on in the program and it doesn’t appear to be getting any better. For him to say that Coach Bobo and Coach Searels are doing greats jobs is laughable. We have one of, if not the worst Offensive line in the SEC and all we heard about coming into the season is how this veteran line is going to dominate and the running game with prosper. Well as we all know from the lack of a running game that was not the case. I sat here in my living room during the bowl game and called every play that was ran on the series where the Dawgs were 2 and 23 and he hands the ball off to Thomas, the smallest back on the roster. Then the next play, 3rd and 20 and he calls a delayed screen that went no where. If I can see that from my living room and call the plays all the way from down here in Tampa, just imagine what the DC in the SEC are doing. Then the call to kick a FG on 4th and inches at the goal line summed up this coaching staff and the past 3 season on one play! Right now that is UGA Football! Playing scared and trying not to lose a game instead of playing with fire and pride and desire to win. That bowl game was a complete embarrassment to the Dawg nation. Its one thing to go and play the game and lose, but that game was on played on one side of the field and it wasn’t the UGA sideline!

We UGA fans are die hard fans as I am sure you are and we are not happy with the product being put on the field. In this economy going to a UGA football game is a luxury that many people can’t afford and after the last 3 seasons I hate to say it, but those that can afford to will not be doing it much longer. Why does the University expect us to purchase tickets and travel to away games when UGA can’t beat teams like Colorado, Miss State and UCF for Pete’s sake. The program has slipped so far that we are the laughing stock of the SEC. Other fans don’t laugh at Vandy and Kentucky and other teams because they are laughing at us. Its an embarrassment to the entire DAWG nation! Something needs to change and keeping it behind closed doors isn’t the answer. We deserve to know what is being done to correct the disaster that this program has now turned into. How much longer do we have to suffer through the continually declining seasons? I just left the Under Armor HS All Star game and I wore my UGA gear with pride, but I have to be honest with you, its getting harder and harder to wear it with pride when the players and coaches show no pride in the product they are putting on the field.

Again thank you for your time and I wish you the best of luck in this New Year! I hate to say it but you are going to need it! Go DAWGS!!

savannadawg

January 6th, 2011
1:05 am

Good Lord Please Help this man, because he is surely out of his mind. All he had to say to get people off his back was, ” I was the worst coach in America this year and you have every right to expect more of me. If I can’t turn this thing around by next year I will turn in my resignation.

Dawgboy

January 6th, 2011
1:08 am

After reviewing the results of Mark Richt’s Wednesday news conference, one must ask the following questions:

1. Can Greg McGarity do anything to make the Bulldogs’ performance on the field better next year, other than change the coaching staff? Yes ____ No____.

2. Did Mike Bobo and Stacy Searels do a “great job” this season? Yes___ No___.

3. After a decade as a head coach in the SEC, will coach Richt make the program better next season by “studying the game of football”? Yes___ No___.

4. The Bulldogs are “very close” and therefore don’t need to “blow up” anything. Yes___ No___.

5. Will the Bulldogs still get needed 4 and 5 star recruits after the collapse of the last 3 years? Yes___ No___.

All followers of Georgia football know the obvious answers to these 5 questions and know what needs to be done. If the fans know, why doesn’t the administration know?

cynicaldawg

January 6th, 2011
1:58 am

It is almost criminal what has been done to our program. I feel there is a storm coming. after boise State kick’s our butt, the best of supporters are going to stay away in droves. Boise State is now a program that is conifdent, plays sound football and knows how to win. And are not afraid to run the score up on you. And UGA is a program in denial, that says there coaches are doing a good job when they are losing. WE did not hire CMR to try to win the east every year, we hired him to shoot much higher and win the National Championship. IO love the dawgs and always will,but I will not support incompetent leadership.

cynicaldawg

January 6th, 2011
2:19 am

Here is one of CMR’s changes to make us a better team: Quote,
Richt also announced that he will be relinquishing more of his administrative duties to Director of Player Development head John Eason and to Dave Van Halanger, who was recently replaced as the Bulldogs’ strength and conditioning coach.
what a joke, if this was a problem why didn’t he make this adjustment last year or the year before.
I bet Richt doesn’t do half of all the things Saban is responsible for. This is not the first time CMR has used this excuse. He knows the ship is going down but he will stay loyal to his cronies, He knows this is his last year, I can only hope that he will do the right thing and step down in a respectful way, before 2011 exposes him and his hollow promises.

Richt and Tressel

January 6th, 2011
3:46 am

from the same ^%&%*(^&%( nice guy mold. It does not work. Tressel should be fired for last nights game. OSU did everything they could to give it to Arkansas. Arkansas good. BS. SEC is 3-4 in bowls right now. The worst I can remember.

BigDawg

January 6th, 2011
6:22 am

CMR will be with us for another few years. The buy out and rehire is too big for UGA to deal with right now. UGA might want to look at lost revenue over the next two years. They will be able to see a downward trend at that point. People do not want to feel like they are wasting money. You can support other sports teams and see a lot more effort. The players laughing on the side lines at the bowl game was enough for me. It looked like the Quincy days. I am being over run on the field by a small school. I am still going to have fun.When does pride come into play. As long as CMR is there the answer is never. See if Miami will take him in any role.

Nub

January 6th, 2011
6:37 am

How long do you think this BS would last at FL, LSU, AU, and UA…. Fellow Dawgs all this is under Adams watch….. He is the person that we need to voice our concerns with !!!!!!

RememberVince

January 6th, 2011
6:59 am

Everyone that is and is not a UGA fan realizes that the Dawgs have had a couple of down years….and the first losing season in 14….

Everyone needs to remember this….after the 1976 Sugar Bowl season, the Dawgs had a LOSIING record in 1977….went 9-2-1 in 1978….couldn’t beat the ACC in 1979 (6-5)….and THEN won the National Championship in 1980 along with three SEC Championships!

While I believe that the Coaching the last couple of years has been poor at best, we do have a Coach that has outstanding character….and similar traits…to those of the Coach Dooley.

RMikel58

January 6th, 2011
7:02 am

CMR- If your coaches did such a fantastic job then why were you 6-7 this year?
As far as feeling like a 1st year coach then where have you been the last 3 years? CMR well if youre freed up to do more things as a head coach why have you not done this sooner than later? You keep making excuses for Bobo and try to keep the focus off of him. We’re not stupid CMR and you sound like a politician again. Let the record speak for itself, your record is dismal the last 3 years.
Your offense stats tell us what you apparently are blind too. You pretty much admitted that you have failed as a coach the last 3 years and i think you should refund 3 years of salary back to the university. You gave up on Georgia 3 years ago cause you over worked and never sought advice on how to disperse duties to your staff.
Now your rejuvinated why?
You say that the fans are overreacting for the dismissal of Bobo but yet you refuse to answer questions about his play calling. You gave Martinez the DC job cause you were friends from the same college and he seemed like a good fit and yet you never really searched for a DC til he was fired.
You didnt listen to the fans about Willie for 3 years and what did you say fans were? Overreacting…………
More like you UNDERREACTING i’d say.
Its more for the money than the coaching now isnt Richt? If you were paid on MERIT i’d say you’d be pretty pour the last 3 years. You may have a better winning percentage than Dooley did but thats where the buck stops. Players feared and respected Dooley. They played hard for him and he did it without 4-5 star players as you did. He passed but always had top RB’s and had a running game 1st.
You and Bobo are 2 peas in a pod. Dont come to a Press Conference claiming that your staff did a superb job when you know that wasnt the case cause thats a bold face lie.
Dont go on a Radio Show if you cant answer the tough questions and tell them not to take calls concerning Bobo….man up!
I want a quality coach that can be a man and face anything but you have a tough enough time controlling your players and dont hold them accountable if their “impact players” and do a dog-n-pony show for the others that dont mean much.
Youre fooling no one sir.
Its not about being freed up is it? Its bout golfing and tee times and that big pay check on friday. That Press Conference told me alot about you character wise. You stood there and lied to all of us thinking we’d buy that as much as Garity bought your dismal excuse for your performance this year.
Remember “the truth shall set you free” and believe me it will.

Nub

January 6th, 2011
7:17 am

Believe the BS before the loss to UCF was we are scoring 30 points a game …. Blah .. Blah…. Yawn…. So why didn’t we score ONE touchdown in the Liberty……. Obviously most of us have purchased swamp land recently…..

Nub

January 6th, 2011
7:24 am

More BS …. Dream Team ….. Right !!! The best players in the state are going elsewhere ….. b S and you got very naive homers blaming the writers and REAL Dawg fans….They must be attending the same BS session held in Athens….. MAN Up!!!

CenterofMass

January 6th, 2011
7:35 am

Again, we are seeing many “symptoms” of the problem. A good “doctor” will zero in on the cause of the problems and “treat” it; otherwise, the pain/symptoms are just being masked.
It appears, at least to those who really want to see, that many, if not all, of the present staff have reach their level of incompetency.

Conspiracy Theory SS

January 6th, 2011
7:54 am

Dan Mullen, to be a business man you certainly can’t spell very well and you have a bunch of run-on sentences. Maybe you should let your secretary write (right ?) your blogs. Where (wear) is she anywayzs ?

HARDY DOG

January 6th, 2011
8:06 am

Why can’t Richt see the hand writing on the wall. Dabo at Clemson saw the hand writing and shook up his staff, undoubtley Richt wants to be FIRED or he thinks he invincable

DAWG with two bags over his head

January 6th, 2011
8:08 am

Despite what the dwindling set of blind homers and Buck Belue types think, you can’t put lipstick on a pig and expect everyone to think it’s anything but a pig. Poor coaching and on-field performance over the last 3 seasons coupled with a dreadful and embarrassing showing at the Liberty Bowl has turned the majority of Dawg fans and most potential recruits against the CEO MR regime. Fan reaction to the press conference and the lack of commits from the UA game last night bear this out. Stating that Searels and Bobo did “great jobs” last year shows just how delusional CEO MR has become. Most fans and potential recruits aren’t buying this or any other “lipstick” spin.

CEO MR’s record this coming season is irrelevant. We’ve rapidly gotten to the point where all faith has been lost and a head coaching change is the ONLY real solution that will change player’s and fan’s attitudes . Perception is reality. The SEC is full of recent examples of where change was extremely positive. Shula, Tuberville, Nutt, and Croom were replaced with terrific results in a very short time. Likewise, look at how the Cowboy’s players reacted to the replacement of Wade Phillips. CEO MR’s rearrangement of the Titanic’s deck chairs is just going to keep us in the death spiral of bad performance impacting recruiting which impacts performance which impacts recruiting.

Are you $h!tt!ng me dude?

January 6th, 2011
8:15 am

RememberVince

January 6th, 2011
6:59 am
Everyone that is and is not a UGA fan realizes that the Dawgs have had a couple of down years….and the first losing season in 14….

Everyone needs to remember this….after the 1976 Sugar Bowl season, the Dawgs had a LOSIING record in 1977….went 9-2-1 in 1978….couldn’t beat the ACC in 1979 (6-5)….and THEN won the National Championship in 1980 along with three SEC Championships!

While I believe that the Coaching the last couple of years has been poor at best, we do have a Coach that has outstanding character….and similar traits…to those of the Coach Dooley.

DOOLEY AND CHARACTER do not belong in the same sentence. It was him and the Jan Kemp escapade that started us in the downward trend. And if you dont believe he offered HERSHEL MORE MONEY THAN CLEMPSON, YOU ARE DELUSIONAL!!! WAKE UP DUDE!!

put me in coach

January 6th, 2011
8:44 am

So many of you crack me up. Do you really want a guy that wears his feelings on his sleeve? How did that work out for Michigan and Rich Rod? I like that CMR has a calm demeanor about him. What do you want him to do? Panic? Most of you on here have no clue what it takes to run a football program, other than maybe the flag team at the YMCA.

jerry

January 6th, 2011
9:14 am

If Bobo and Searels are doing a “great” job then Garner must be doing a poor job of recruiting, if Garner is doing a “great” job then Bobo and Searels must be doing a poor job of coaching. THERE WILL BE NO ADMITTING THAT ANYONE HAS DONE A POOR JOB.

Cullowheedawg

January 6th, 2011
9:23 am

Why don’t we give all of our great assistants like Bobo and Searls and maybe Van Halenger a pay raise. I saw that Smart got another nice raise this year so maybe if we paid our guys more they would do better. Or maybe we should only pay them if another team wants to hire them. I have not heard of anyone trying to hire Bobo or the others. You chose which option makes the most sense.

I don't understand this....

January 6th, 2011
10:17 am

As a Buckeye fan and a NCAA football fan, I find a lot of humor in this “change” in CMR responsibilities. The demands on him are a lot less than the demands on Tressel, Saban, Miles…hell even Joe Pa. Does this come with a decrease in pay?

dawg07

January 6th, 2011
10:25 am

Lets be honest. Who has done a great job?

dawg149

January 6th, 2011
10:27 am

6-7, recruits going everywhere BUT Athens, pleased with Bobo, and Searell’s job performance,……ok, nuff is enuff…….love ya Mr. Richt…….not as warm and cozy with Coach Richt…….time is not on your side this season……patience is thinning, at best……time to pull that rabbit outa the hat Mark, or u Will be changing zip codes next Christmas……..I’m all for ya, but gotta see some results here, not just speeches………WOOF WOOF!!

Why?

January 6th, 2011
10:44 am

Why is CMR still at UGA???
Answer: Money.

UGA is stuck with him for one, maybe two more years. Firing him AND his entire staff will be now too costly with $$$ contractual arrangements . Additionally, UGA would have to shell out some more $$ skins to bring in a new man. The money outlays would be in the mid teens and in the millions. For now, UGA has to bite the bullet. We have no $$ choice.

What to do? For now, nothing. We are stuck. Next year we see how that plays out. Adams and McGarity know how it is. They want Richt to turn it around. THAT would make their jobs so easy but layer in the lousy, lousy recruiting of 09 and 2010 and that guarantees that Richt will have to be replaced in December.

In the scheme of things, UGA football fortunes do not put bread on my plate.

Go Dogs.

Mongo

January 6th, 2011
10:58 am

Sorry…that news conference does not make feel beter about 2011. Actually, it makes me feel worse.

GEE, I WONDER WHY...

January 6th, 2011
12:27 pm

Quan Bray (left) and Xzavier Dickson both rejected UGA’s recruiting advances, picking Auburn and Alabama respectively.

GEE, I WONDER WHY...

January 6th, 2011
12:28 pm

FIRE MARK RICHT YESTERDAY!

GEE, I WONDER WHY...

January 6th, 2011
12:30 pm

ITS MARTINEZ FAULT – LMAO

ITS BOBO’S FAULT- LMFAO

ITS NOT RICHTS FAULT – ROFLMAO!!!

Ron Smith

January 6th, 2011
12:45 pm

Question?

If the changes that GA needs and Richt wants to secure at least a winning record are that great why weren’t they put into effect this year?

Snellville GT

January 6th, 2011
1:07 pm

Fire Mark Richt, fire Paul Johnson, and start over !

O L E A R Y

January 6th, 2011
1:08 pm

but the biggest question all of remains, will the players sell that 7-6 plaques on EBAY? I bet the UCF fans would buy them. hahahahahahahahahaha

Billy Ray Valentine

January 6th, 2011
2:01 pm

new day, same story