What Mark Richt did LONG AGO means nothing now, does it ?
2001-2007, Mark Richt was great.
2008-2014 has been a load of shit, hasn’t it ?
2008 – remember ?
# 1 Consensus Coaches’ Poll and AP Poll, pre-season, based upon the recruited talent here. That night this talent recruited by Mark Richt and for which he is given so much credit, rightfully, went out and 22 of his recruits he is given such credit for bringing-in here, go out and have a Hell of a Night on the Town, celebrating our # 1.
You remember all that ?
Or, we are not allowed to discuss that ?
Tell me damn it, which it is please ladies and gentlemen ?
I am TOLD repeatedly that I cannot discuss such items. That my posts should not be allowed. That how you feel ? Thousands of readers out there, and every posted reply from you will be fine with me.
2008, had we started out in the polls # 13, which is where we ended-up, we would have been unranked. It was ALL based upon the talent here at Georgia. Talent you gave Mark Richt great credit for.
We played like crap against 4 really bad football teams to start the season, and dropped from # 1. Then, we played Alabama at home and got shut out 31 to nothing at halftime national TV.
Then, we played like shit against 3 more mediocre teams, not a one of these 3 teams who ended the season a ranked team. That means in fact none of the 7 teams we beat were worth a shit.
Then, another ranked team, Florida we faced, who not only beat us 49-10 but when we finally scored on Florida, their players stood on the sidelines and politely clapped like old ladies at the opera.
Then, we played 2 more crappy-assed football teams and again looked like shit.
Are you remembering how the 2nd Half of the Mark Richt era started-out and how it has gone since ?
Well, do you remember ?
Then, we played Georgie tek at our House, and LOST. Now, with the win this afternoon, Paul Johnson does not even have a losing record at Our House.
Since we did not win 2008, we were relegated to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando. We played a cruddy damn Michigan State team who beat no one that season, playing a weak-assed as hell schedule. They ended the season ranked # 24 in both polls, because AFTER the bowls the voters rarely drop teams out of the top 25 who were in it because they played weak schedules and lost. Michigan State lost 4 games 2008 season.
2008 Season record : Started # 1 both polls, ended-up # 13 in the AP Poll. Spent the entire season with BAD PRESS about our recruits misbehaving. Played cruddy-ass football every stinking game all season long. We played 4 ranked teams in either the AP Poll or the Coaches’ polls for the season, and lost 3 and beat # 24 who beat no one and did not deserve to be ranked. Did they ? Hell, California beat Michigan State 2008 and they did not even crack the AP Poll Top 25 that season. That’s our best win. Otherwise all the ranked teams, beat Mark Richt.
Our Mark Richt Apologists banded together and suggested was a GREAT SEASON.
Does this sound remotely resembling a great year ? I ask you ladies and gentlemen ?
2009 – remember that one as well ?
We were told all off-season how great Joe Cox is, despite the fact that one quarter of the practices every week all season long, Joe Cox could not even practice, because of his chronic shoulder. Did Mark Richt tell us about Joe Cox’s chronic shoulder and that he could not even practice every 4th day all season long ? Then, on top of that, we had recruited 2 of the top 10 quarterbacks in the nation. Neither played. 1 was clearly the better quarterback than Joe Cox and demonstrated it for me as I watched him G-Day Game. Joe Cox comes down with the flu and we have to hire a separate private flight for him to Stillwater. Okie State did NOT make the AP Poll Top 25 for the 2008 season even with that win over Mark Richt. Zach Mettenberger never even came off the bench in that game, or we would’ve won. Joe Cox played the whole game, barely able to stand-up. His passes were horrible. We played like shit. We LOST. We lose a lot in the 2nd half of the Mark Richt era, not that you want to review these seasons making up the 2nd half of his career here. I don’t know what it is with Mark Richt after 2007. He has no emotion, like yesterday. God Almighty shithead, get some balls and take command, if God will let you sir. His decisions, he always tells us later, he was WRONG ABOUT. He told us he really liked Zach Mettenberger, but LOYALTY meant more to him than playing our best available quarterback, even with the flu.
Joe Cox played Okie State, unranked AP Poll for the season 2008 and lost.
Then, 3 unranked teams for the season and barely beat those unranked teams all 3.
Then, we played a ranked team, and LOST.
Then, we played 2 more unranked teams, and LOST one of those in a blow-out. Worse than Florida this season. A 6-Loss team beat us 45-19. 6 other teams beat them. But, not Mark Richt.
Then, he beat another unranked team.
Then, another ranked team, and LOST again.
Then, we played another 2 more unranked teams we won against.
Then, a 3rd unranked team in a row, and we LOST THAT TOO. That was a 6-Loss team. 6 other teams beat them too like the vols, but not Mark Richt. We lost this game at home here, where I sat in disbelief like all the rest of us that we could make so many mistakes today at our house. Senior Day.
Then, we played Georgie tek 2009 next who would end the season # 13 before being put on NCAA Probation for their rampant cheating 2009. Had we not beat Georgie tek, they would’ve VACATED any win over us anyway.
Then, we played in the Shreveport Bowl. Independence bowl they called it. We played a team with a LOSING RECORD. That is who we ended this misery of the 2009 season with.
2010 – now we have little Aaron Murray as the designated starter. But, it’s not all Aaron Murray’s fault what has happened to this football program the entire 2nd Half of the Mark Richt era 2008-present.
We lose more games than we win 2010. Colorado who fired their coach that season, beats us. What does that tell you ? We returned that FAVOR again this season letting Florida beat us, who the next week fired Will Muschamp. Everybody beat us 2010.
After losing our games 2010 season, we played now in the Liberty damn bowl in Memphis freaking Tennessee. Oh, joy.
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That was UCF who was not ranked at game time in the AP Poll, beat us.
UCF lost that season to a 6-Loss team, 5-Loss team and 4-Loss team, but Mark Richt could not beat them. I went to Memphis. We had to go across the river to try to find good Bar-B-Q. That is not a city. It’s like Jacksonville, only without any good weather. Hell hole of a city.
George O’Leary beat Mark Richt.
Florida was not ranked 2010, but they beat Mark Richt.
South Carolina lost 5 games 2010, but they beat us too.
We did beat a 7-Loss Georgie tek 2010. That is the measure of this 2nd half of the Mark Richt era that we beat a 7-Loss Georgie tek 2010.
2011 we played Boise State to begin the season. Our coach worries about our wardrobe and how it harmonizes, not getting ready to play or having game plans. We went down on MARTA. That was a lot of fun, until we got there and they would not let us in. So, we walked around CNN and found out their food court sucked. We saw a vendor selling expensive T-Shirts that read Bust Boise ! Want mine ? I cannot even mow the grass in it.
Wasted our monies on that, too.
Then, we played South Carolina at our house.
We lost that too. Now, 0-2.
We were so unranked for Coastal Carolina that the Coaches’ Poll votes showed us # 40.
Top 10 All-Time Football Program in Wins with 6 national championships in football, and we’re # 40, the Coaches’ Poll votes show for Coastal Carolina game.
After the 0-2 start 2011, we played a string of ten (10) in a row teams not one of whom made either the AP Poll or the Coaches’ Polls for the 2011 season.
For this, we played then LSU in The SEC Championship Game, Mark Richt now has a losing record in – not as bad as his 5-9 record against our # 1 Rival Florida, but a losing record.
Again, we went to The SEC Championship Game as we did the Sugar Bowl in 2005, and the Boise State game – on MARTA. We go there and it was cold. We went underneath the bridges and tailgated with the LSU fans who gave us Jambalaya with crawfish. They were good to us, as we to them in return in the game 10-42 blow-out.
Then, we played again crappy Michigan State in the crappy bowl game at Raymond James stadium which had about half our attendance at our house. The game was played in the morning. Eat breakfast and you show up late. We stayed out on the beach at Sand Key Marriott and got stuck in horrid traffic. At the least the food is great there. Michigan State of the crappy-ass Big 10, beat us in the Outback Bowl. We were not ready to play that day either. So, it was not just us who got there unprepared.
Michigan State got blown-out 49-7 by Alabama in 2011. Notre Dame, an unranked team all season 2011, beat them by twice their score. And they got blown-out by # 24 Nebraska, who otherwise is not ranked for 2011. Then, they lost to Wisconsin. But, they BEAT Mark Richt.
So, 2012 started off badly with the loss to Michigan State. Then, we had all the off-season usual arrests/suspensions/kicked-off again which has marked the Mark Richt era. Then, we played 5 teams, not one of whom was ranked when we played them. Buffalo, for example whom we struggled against. Then, we played a ranked team 2012, and got BLOWN-OUT 7-35. It was just too gruesome and more of the same we’d been enduring recently then. Seems what we were doing the 1st half of the Mark Richt era, we no longer could do. We could not win on the road against ranked teams, any more.
Mark Richt this off-season, once again had all these arrests/suspensions/kicked-off 2014 which have been so numerous we’re numb to it.
Hate it, but numb.
We stay in the bad press :
(B) Losses to 20 of 24 teams ranked better than us after 2007
(C) 8 more losses to unranked final AP Poll top 25 teams after 2007
(D) 2-10 vs teams ranked these latest 7 seasons on the road as visitor
Play good teams and mostly lose. Play bad teams and all too often as well, lose those too.
Play ranked teams for the season on the road after 2007 and LOSE ALL OF THEM the entire Mark Richt era except Georgie tek 2009 – who would’ve vacated the win anyway.
It does appear that Missouri will be a road win against a team ranked for the 2014 season, now. They beat not one single good team. No ranked team Missouri has beat all of 2014. But Missouri is ranked. So, that will leave Mark Richt is 2-10 the entire 2nd half of the Mark Richt era on the road as visitor against a team ranked in either the AP or Coaches’ Polls for these seasons. The 2nd Half of the Mark Richt era began after 2007. He has not done shit after 2007.
2012 – so we won 5 straight to begin not 1 of whom was ranked at game time, then a ranked team and lost in a 7-35 Blow-Out of Biblical Proportions, then 6 more games only 1 of whom is ranked we won, then Alabama. Mark Richt and Mike Bobo were asked not just once or twice but 3 times by Aaron Murray should he spike it. All 3 times, no no no. Aaron Murray kept asking in front of us there because he knew we should. He kept being overruled by Mark Richt and Mike Bobo.
So, after that loss, we played Nebraska # 25. So, for 2012, we played 4 ranked teams, and won 2 and lost 2 – one of whom was in fact only barely ranked at # 25 in the AP Poll and I thought they did not deserve to be ranked. They had moved to the Big 10 and did not do shit 2012 season.
2013 season then, we started out taunting Clemson as they came down their Tiger Walk into their rinky-dink stadium. We lost.
Then, we lost to Missouri, Vandie, Auburn and Nebraska – in addition to Clemson.
All this just last season.
Now, this season. Lose to unranked South Carolina and Florida who fired their coach for not beating anyone the week after he beat Mark Richt. Got fired, but beat Mark Richt the week before.
Now, this : Georgie tek 2014.
We beat Auburn 2014 who lost yesterday as well and is hanging on barley in the Top 25 for this season. Lose their bowl game, and they will not be ranked at all. We probably face the same fate.
This after not being ranked at all 2009, 2010, and 2013 in either the final AP or Coaches’ Polls.
2014 unranked after the bowl game in the only polls published for this 2014 season ?
Peach Bowl where we play this year, after all these crappy-assed bowl games we’ve been to ?
BCS Bowl Wins over only # 24 FSU 2002 a 5-Loss team and # 19 Hawai’i PRIOR to the 2nd half of the Mark Richt era. These are the only BCS Bowl Wins by Mark Richt. Mark Richt is a great head coach ? 14 seasons our head coach and these are his only 2 BCS Bowl wins # 24 and # 19 he beat. He has not even got us on the National Stage at the end of ANY SEASON, in a big bowl game, let alone won one. It’s bullshit to add in what he did do here 2001-2007 and say NOW that is a top coach NOW because you include those years when he did far better then than since.
2014, we did not play any top teams and now do not qualify for a top team as our opponent in a top bowl game, again. So, we will show up not motivated, and not prepared – still playing-out this Hutson Mason Experiment who managed on 1st and goal at the 4 to throw the ball all the way to the 1.
We played Clemson, barely ranked at all and beat no one.
We played Auburn who lost again tonight and is a 4-Loss team, also hanging by a thread requiring a bowl win to be ranked 2014 season.
Georgie tek, ranked AHEAD of us now.
Missouri who beat both 6-win Florida and 6-win South Carolina, both of whom we lost to as unranked teams.
We beat Clemson, Auburn and Missouri who are all 3 still ranked 2014. We lost to Georgie tek, ranked for 2014. So, 3-1 right against ranked teams ? No, sir. You have to figure-in losing to 2 unranked teams, so I see it as 3-3 the same way the NCAA calculates playing a 1-AA team. It does not count, unless you lose – then, and only then does it count.
It’s been horrid the 2nd half of the Mark Richt era, hasn’t it ?
Isn’t it ?
All the arrests/suspensions/kicked-off, all the losses to unranked teams, all the losses on the road to ranked teams those seasons, and all the losses and poor record against ranked teams the 2nd half of the Mark Richt era.
2nd Half of the Mark Richt era :
7 seasons – the most recent current 7 seasons :
63-29 entire 2nd half of Mark Richt era after 2008, averaging more than 4 losses a season
2-13 against teams ranked Top 10 for seasons 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
10-23 against teams ranked Top 25 for seasons 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
3-3 Bowl Record after 2007
0-2 Conference Championship Games out of 7 entire seasons now after 2007
3-21 against teams ranked better than us for the season after 2007
(1) Okie State was not ranked in the AP Poll for 2009 season – beat Mark Richt
(2) vols were not ranked in any poll for 2009 season – beat Mark Richt
(3) Kentucky was not ranked any poll for 2009 season – beat Mark Richt
(4) Colorado was not ranked any poll for 2010 season – beat Mark Richt
(5) Florida was not ranked any poll for 2010 season – beat Mark Richt
(6) Nebraska not ranked AP Poll 2013 season – beat Mark Richt
(7) South Carolina not ranked any poll 2014 season – beat Mark Richt
(8) Florida not ranked any poll 2014 season – beat Mark Richt
Eight (8) in 7 most recent current seasons who beat us and did not get ranked those years in the Final AP Poll, 7 of whom also were not ranked in the Coaches’ Poll those seasons, but beat Mark Richt.
What do you think of those who seek only to censor me from this research ?