Is it true that Kirby was left little talent ?
I thought that Mark Richt averaged the # 7 Scout.com recruiting rankings ?
They just were not here for us.
Were Mark Richt’s Recruiting Rankings overinflated with Signed Scholarship Recruits who besides not winning just simply were not on the team any longer ?
Absolutely. Here is the proof.
2013 Recruiting Class for Mark Richt was the problem ? EVERY YEAR is the same. Look for yourself.
It was the SAME EVERY YEAR with Mark Richt.
2010 Signing Class Mark Richt UGA :
(1) WR NR Lonnie Outlaw – Wide Receiver Georgia Military, failed to Qualify
(2)DT 16 Michael Thornton
(3)OT 90 Kenarious Gates
(4)QB 53 Hutson Mason
(5)MLB 74 Alexander Ogletree – suspended REPEATED FAILED DRUG TEST removed from team
(6)DT 6 Garrison Smith
(7)DE 12 T.J. Stripling
(8)DE 45 Dexter Morant – quit when he 1st got here. Unquit later. Then, flunked-out.
(9)S JC Jakar Hamilton – transferred-out Safety South Carolina State
(10)DE 52 Brandon Burrows –quit the team as soon as he got here, unquit. medical hardship.
(11)RB 25 Ken Malcome – quit, un-quit, AGAIN QUIT MARK RICHT Southern Illinois Salukis
(12)OLB 3 Alec Ogletree
(13)CB 45 Derek Owens – Transferred Derek Owens, Cornerback, Alabama State.
(14)WR 84 Michael Bennett
(15)OLB 23 Demetre Baker – arrest DUI suspended Miss St, kicked-off . South Alabama also kicked-off.
(16)OT 10 Brent Benedict – Quit over Joe Tereshinski II, transferred to Virginia Tech
(17)OG 6 Kolton Houston
(18)S 59 Marc Deas – Derrick Lott announced he was transferring and Marc Deas followed the next day. Marc Deas did not play his 4 years of eligibility
(19)DE 30 Jalen Fields – failed to qualify, went to Louisiana Lafayette
2011 Signing Class Mark Richt UGA :
(20)DT JC Johnathan Jenkins
(21)RB 1 Isaiah Crowell – arrested suspended October 15, 2011 & November 5, Thursday 27 October failed drug test, leading rusher Florida 2 days’ later, kicked-off, Alabama State, NFL Cleveland 546 yards
(22)MLB 37 Kent Turene – failed to qualify academically. Applied to Marshall, accepted and plays there
(23)DE 6 Ray Drew
(24)OT 40 Xzavier Ward –left the team with 2 years of eligibility remaining
(25)TE 4 Jay Rome
(26)CB 7 Malcolm Mitchell
(27)S 136 Quintavious Harrow – flunked-out, transfer Garden City Community College
(28)OLB 27 Ramik Wilson
(29)CB 9 Damian Swann
(30)WR 146 Sanford Seay – allegedly a felony theft kicked-off, Wide Receiver – Louisiana Tech 2014
(31)DT 50 Chris Mayes
(32)OT 28 Zach DeBell – did not play his 4 years of eligibility
(33)LS NR Nathan Theus
(34)OG 41 Hunter Long – did not play his 4 years of eligibility
(35)OT 23 Watts Dantzler
(36)CB 15 Nick Marshall – allegedly felony theft, kicked-off. Auburn, arrested drugs & tinted car
(37)WR 51 Justin Scott-Wesley – arrested drugs, suspended – did not play his 4 years of eligibility
(38)DE 37 Sterling Bailey
(39)QB 8 Christian LeMay – Kicked-off high school team senior season Transfer to Jacksonville State
(40)CB 38 Devin Bowman
(41)WR 34 Chris Conley
(42)C 6 David Andrews
(43)MLB 11 Amarlo Herrera
(44)S 20 Chris Sanders – allegedly felony theft, kicked-off. JUCO transfer to Baylor.
(45)S 6 Corey Moore
2012 Signing Class Mark Richt UGA :
(46)OLB 2 Josh Harvey-Clemons – 3 suspensions kicked-off, Louisville
(47)DE 27 Josh Dawson
(48)CB 11 Sheldon Dawson – violation of team rules, suspended, rumored transferring to Memphis
(49)RB 13 Todd Gurley II – admitted sold autographs for 2 years for $3,000 suspended 4 games
(50)DE 5 Jordan Jenkins
(51)OT JC Mark Beard
(52)RB 1 Keith Marshall
(53)QB 24 Faton Bauta – given QB start 2015 by Mark Richt despite not one snap at QB all year – transferred
(54)WR 52 Blake Tibbs – played 2 of his 4 years eligibility and announced transferred
(55)DT 23 John Atkins – failed to qualify went to Hargrave Military Academy Virginia to become eligible still counted as a recruit Mark Richt signed in Recruiting Rankings overinflating Mark Richt’s Recruiting Rankings
(56)OG 41 Greg Pyke
(57)OT 2 John Theus
(58)DT 9 Jonathan Taylor – criminal arrest stealing from UGA double check-cashing, arrested felony aggravated assault/family violence, kicked off, Miss St, LSU, West Vir, or Alabama, Kicked-off team by Mark Richt.
(59)DE 74 James Deloach – criminal arrest stealing from UGA double check-cashing
(60)P NR Collin Barber
(61)FB 2 Quayvon Hicks
(62)DE 18 Leonard Floyd – this is the 1st time we recruited him failed to qualify academically. This is a 4-Star Recruit everyone always said Mark Richt signed so MANY of. No he did not. Given credit for Signing this top-rated recruit in the nation 2012 but Mark Richt did NOT in 2012 in overinflated Recruiting Rankings did he ?
(63)TE 18 Ty Flournoy-Smith – arrested for filing false report of a crime, Tight End Alabama 2014
(64)K 7 Marshall Morgan – arrested BUI, suspended
2013 Signing Class Mark Richt UGA :
(65)DE JC Toby Johnson
(66)DE 27 Davin Bellamy – arrested DUI, suspended
(67)OT 31 DeVondre Seymour – failed to qualify, at Hinds Community College Mississippi
(68)RB NR Brendan Douglas
(69)CB 15 Shaq Wiggins – arrested failure appear, suspended license. Louisville
(70)WR 18 Tramel Terry – played one of his 4 years of eligibility at UGA then transferred to Jacksonville State
(71)S JC Kennar Daniels-Johnson – one of a steady stream of defensive backs who just departed the program once Todd Grantham and secondary coach Scott Lakatos were hired.
(72)WR JC Jonathon Rumph
(73)CB 19 Brendan Langley – transferred-out, did not get a snap against Georgie tek
(74)RB 37 A.J. Turman – scored 2 TD each in 2 G-Day Games leading team then Mark Richt never allowed him to play and gave him not one single snap in 3 years so he quit the team and left
(75)OLB PG Leonard Floyd this time he qualified he also overinflating Mark Richt’s Recruiting Rankings signing with Mark Richt 2 years after not qualifying on grades. Bragged on signing him twice.
(76)DT PG John Atkins – this time he came here and he was signed as recruit 2 years in a row and counted in Mark Richt’s Recruiting Rankings 2 years in a row overinflating Mark Richt’s Recruiting Rankings
(77)S JC Shaquille Fluker – Safety – Transferred-out also to Jacksonville State for 2014
(78)S 34 Paris Bostick – Mutually Transferred-out 2014 to Iowa Western Community College
(79)TE 15 Jordan Davis
(80)DE 53 Shaun McGee
(81)MLB 5 Tim Kimbrough – demoted by Mark Richt prior to last game of season 2015. Was this because Mark Richt knew he had flunked-out on grades ? Mark Richt never told us. He never did on anything unless you caught him red-handed. Only then would he come clean. When the grades came out then Mark Richt left this for his replacement head coach to SUSPEND for the Bowl Game ineligible. After the bowl game Kirby Smart tried to get him prepared for Tim Kimbrough’s 2016 season. But Tim Kimbrough refused to go to practice. Then left the program rather than compete with Roquan Smith whom he did not think he could beat-out for the job. He did not like being second fiddle to a younger player. Now Tim Kimbrough IS GOOD and could have helped the team starter or not if he could pass his courses. Too much work too to pass the courses ? Once he figured-out his grades would not let him in anywhere to play his senior year he did nothing at all. So he is eligible for the 2017 NFL Draft whether he graduated or even went to school 2016 which of course he did NOT.
(82)S 76 Quincy Mauger
(83)WR 57 Rico Johnson
(84)WR 110 Reggie Davis
(85)WR 70 Uriah LeMay – criminal arrest stealing from UGA double check-cashing including cashing check of roommate, transferred to Univ North Carolina Charlotte
(86)OG 11 Brandon Kublanow
(87)C 5 Josh Cardiello – quit Mark Richt’s team transferred to UT Chattanooga
(88)CB 27 Reggie Wilkerson
(89)CB 72 J.J. Green – team player, jerked around here by Mark Richt from offense to defense, Starter, transferred to Georgie tek
(90)MLB 9 Reggie Carter
(91)OT 65 Aulden Bynum
(92)MLB 38 Ryne Rankin
(93)MLB 11 Johnny O’Neal III
(94)DT 52 DeAndre Johnson – Newnan Northgate High, medical disqualification
(95)DT JC Chris Mayes
(96)S 9 Tray Matthews – criminal arrest stealing from UGA double check-cashing, “blessed at Auburn”
(97)QB 7 Brice Ramsey
2014 Signing Class Mark Richt UGA :
(98)RB 37 Isaiah McKenzie
(99)TE 47 Hunter Atkinson – Tight End – just up and quit June 18, 2014
(100)DT 13 Lamont Gaillard
(101)DE 5 Lorenzo Carter
(102)CB 100 Shaquille Jones – arrested shoplifting, kicked-off
(103)WR 185 Dominick Sanders
(104)WR PG NR Rico Johnson – medical disqualification
(105)DE 19 Keyon Brown
(106)CB JC Shattle Fenteng
(107)OG 11 Isaiah Wynn
(108)WR 51 Shakenneth Williams
(109)OT 21 Dyshon Sims
(110)OT Kendall Baker
(111)MLB 14 Detric Bing-Dukes – Mark Richt Redshirted him 2014 so he transferred to Iowa Western then to Ole Miss
(112)QB 8 Jacob Park – very good QB whom Mark Richt never gave a chance to instead he played Greyson Lambert who cost Mark Richt his job so Jacob Park transferred-out too. Mark Richt would’ve started Jacob Park against Kentucky 2015 had Mark Richt not run him off too. Instead of Jacob Park Mark Richt started Faton Bauta at QB when Mark Richt had not given Faton Bauta a single snap at QB all season long. In his 1 start despite zero snaps all season at QB Faton Bauta threw 4 interceptions and was NEVER pulled. Then Faton Bauta quit Mark Richt too and left the team as well. All of this because Mark Richt could not determine who was a good QB. He never could.
(113)CB 11 Malkom Parrish
(114)RB 9 Nick Chubb – All America as I see it
(115)WR 109 Gilbert Johnson – Wide Receiver Signed 2014, failed to Qualify
(116)OG Jake Edwards – also transferred-out this one to Georgia Southern unranked OG
(117)RB 2 Sony Michel
(118)TE 4 Jeb Blazevich
118 signed scholarship recruits what a joke Mark Richt signed 118 Scholarship Recruits 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 with all of these gone not playing for us.
2015 Signing Class Mark Richt UGA :
The 2015 Recruiting Class, Darnell Salomon is arrested felony burglary on recruiting invite here July 23, 2014. Going to South Florida now ? So the beat went on, and the losses therewith. Comes here on Recruiting Visit to visit Mark Richt to be a Commitment to Mark Richt 2015 and got arrested on said trip to visit Mark Richt.
Mark Richt could not stay out of the bad news between his losses to top teams and inexplicable losses to unranked teams every year and all the arrests and overinflated recruiting rankings of players who just went missing here at Georgia.
They did not play for Mark Richt and were not available for Kirby.
How have the remaining done ?
As a DIRECT RESULT of ALL OF THIS Mark Richt signed 29 Scholarship Recruits his 2015 Signing Class. Mark Richt would’ve signed any Scholarship Recruit 2015 desperate as he was. Mark Richt was so desperate by 2015 Recruiting cycle to sign anyone. He was as desperate as he was to start a guy at QB vs our # 1 Rival he was 5-10 against 5-11 at the site of the Gator Bowl who had not taken a single snap at QB for Mark Richt all season. Any Scholarship Recruit Mark Richt could sign 2015 he did desperate as Mark Richt was 2015.
(119) DB Juwuan Briscoe – abdicated his Scholarship from Mark Richt and just up and left unranked cornerback from Maryland
(120) DB Rico McGraw abdicated his Scholarship from Mark Richt and just up and left 4-Star CB from TN
(121) DE Chauncey Rivers – arrested 3 times Suspended by Mark Richt kicked-off the team 4-Star DE
(122) LB Gary McCrae – failed to Qualify 4-Star LB overinflating Mark Richt’s Recruiting Rankings too
(123) S Kirby Choates – flunked-out an unranked Safety Mark Richt signed. unranked because of his grades
(124) Shaquery Wilson – abdicated his Scholarship from Mark Richt and just up and left
(125) Devondre Seymour – abdicated his Scholarship from Mark Richt and just up and left
(126) S Jonathan Abram
(127) Roquan Smith MLB
(128) Terry Godwin WR
(129) Patrick Allen OT
(130) DaQuan Hawkins-Muckle DT
(131) Tae Crowder
(132) Sam Madden – has not played one snap in two years’ time so far
(133) D’Andre Walker LB
(134) Chuks Amaechi – was a 2-year Junior College Transfer so he is done
(135) Jarvis Wilson DB
(136) Rashad Roundtree ILB
(137) Michael Barnett DE – did not get one snap 2016
(138) Jonathan Ledbetter – arrested again. Kirby gave him substance-abuse treatment now playing well
(139) Jayson Stanley WR
(140) Trenton Thompson – Mark Richt only gave him 6 starts Kirby gave him 7 Starts including the last 3 in a row
(141) Michael Chigbu WR
(142) Sage Hardin OL Mark Richt Redshirted him Kirby played him one game 2016
(143) Jackson Harris TE
(144) Deandre Baker CB
(145) Natrez Patrick DE
(146) Justin Young DE – Mark Richt Redshirted Kirby played 9 games
29 Signed Scholarship Recruits Mark Richt 2015 but as with EVERY OTHER YEAR that was just overinflating Mark Richt’s Recruiting Rankings because they AREN’T HERE.
59 of the 146 Signed Scholarship Recruits by Mark Richt beginning 2010 were either kicked-off the team failed to qualify flunked-out never showed-up or quit.
40 percent of Mark Richt’s Signed Scholarship Recruits 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 fifty-nine of one hundred forty-six Signed Scholarship Recruits by Mark Richt beginning 2010 were either kicked-off the team failed to qualify flunked-out never showed-up or quit
Forty Percent 59 of the 146 Signed Scholarship Recruits by Mark Richt beginning 2010 were either kicked-off the team failed to qualify flunked-out never showed-up or quit which got us in such a mess that we did NOT have what we needed for 2016.
When Forty Percent of your Signed Scholarship Recruits which you GOT CREDIT for Signing Here starting 2010 end-up not playing for you 59 of the 146 – you are NOT GOING TO HAVE A GOOD TEAM.
Mark Richt did NOT sign 146 Scholarship Recruits starting 2010 to play for us. It was 40 % worse than the overinflated recruiting rankings Mark Richt manipulated.
Figure it out.
Kirby Smart is a LOT better recruiter than Mark Richt.
Why are we # 37 vs top 15 teams starting 2010 with the average Scout.com Recruiting Rankings of # 7 ?
Mark Richt was not nearly the recruiter y’all bragged on him to be – was he ?
Mark Richt’s Recruiting was sketchy – wasn’t it ?
Why are we IN THIS MESS trying to recover from this ?
How have we done with the remaining signed scholarship recruits ?
This football program has not done well BECAUSE OF RECRUITING. We thought we were getting the average # 7 Scout.com Recruiting Rankings but they were overinflated with players who DID NOT PLAY HERE forty percent who did not play here.
Kirby can and IS fixing this and that is ONE of the many ways a college football coach can be successful. Did you know you can be judged to be a good college football coach because you have good players ?
It is ALSO how a coach can be FIRED to be # 7 as Mark Richt was in avg Scout.com Recruiting Rankings yet # 40 for Mark Richt vs top 15 teams. If you lose to the top 15 teams with the # 7 average Scout.com Recruiting Rankings and throw-in losses to unranked teams in addition you get fired.
But was the talent really here ? Did Kirby get little talent to begin with ? Was Kirby in a hole talent wise ?
Kirby improved us over what we were doing in recruiting. Will it translate to getting this program out of this hole ?
It was our biggest problem. It has to help. It cannot hurt to fix the recruiting. A college football coach can be successful just by having better talent.
Did we really have better talent 2010-2016 or were we behind the 8-ball on talent ? Why were we short on talent with the high average Scout.com Recruiting Rankings after 2010 ?
Because they were NOT HERE. They did NOT play for us. 40 % of the signed scholarship recruits 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 did not play for us. They played somewhere else instead. Didn’t they ?