This article like so many here on this blog is yet another not listed on The Dawgbone.com. Why ?
Only present the positive news ?
That’s bullshit when you can NOT win away from Sanford against teams making the top 25 that season after 2007 when the 2nd half of the Mark Richt era began as you say, can barely beat teams even making a bowl game that season after 2007 at just 54%, and have lost to every team ranked higher than him every season after 2007 unless he himself was unranked that season.
For example, this great – not fine – article by Matt Hinton is NOT PRESENTED on The Dawgbone.com
I call again for this bullshit to end at http://www.theDawgbone.com
“Georgia hasn’t won these types of games, or been where it ultimately wants to go in the postseason, in what feels like a very long time”
“This past offseason saw a national consensus anoint Georgia as college football’s most notorious underachiever.”
“It’s when it comes to winning big games that Richt’s reputation as the Charlie Brown of college football — always within striking distance of the prize, never able to follow through — takes shape.”
“No. 1 preseason ranking in 2008, which is where the narrative usually begins to turn dark.”
“In many respects, as the most high-profile, resource-rich program in one of the most fertile states for big-time FBS talent, Georgia is on a very short list of the most coveted coaching jobs in the sport, and has been for a long time”
“The unofficial line of demarcation in Richt’s tenure is the infamous “Blackout Game,” a 41-30 home loss to Alabama in September 2008 that doubled as the first notice of Bama’s impending resurgence under Saban. The defeat left Georgia’s ambition in shambles, and it was followed barely a month later by an another abject thrashing at the hands of Florida, then well on its way to its second BCS title in three years. After a wave of preseason hype, the ’08 Bulldogs limped to a 10-3 campaign that felt like a disaster, and the aftertaste of that disappointment — the sense of missed opportunity with a roster that featured Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, A.J. Green, and a dozen future draft picks on defense — has never fully abated. ”
“It’s a span that just happened to coincide with the trophy-passing among fellow SEC heavies Alabama, Auburn, Florida, and LSU.”
“The 2008 flop against Alabama has been receiving a lot of attention this week. The 2015 game could prove to be an equally important turning point. Most coaches who win big tend to win fast, within their first few years on the job: For Richt, the window for capitalizing on the momentum of his initial wave of success slammed shut years ago,6 and it’s fair to wonder, as the good-not-great seasons accumulate, how many more chances he’ll get to pry it back open, and whether any of them will be better than the chance he has in front of him right now.”
“The great unknown for this group, and for Lambert in particular, is how well it plays in a game that everyone knows will make or break the rest of the season. As much as the pregame media narrative has obsessed over the 2008 flop against Alabama, most of the current Georgia roster is too young even to remember that game, much less to think of it as relevant; some of the older players were on hand for the heartbreaking loss to Bama in the 2012 SEC title game, but certainly not enough to cast Saturday’s rematch into some kind of long-simmering revenge tour. The stakes are strictly practical: After Saturday, the rest of the schedule consists of a series of medium-size hurdles (Tennessee, Missouri, Florida, Kentucky, Auburn, Georgia Tech), but none that Georgia won’t be expected to clear; the only member of that sextet that’s ranked in the current AP poll is Florida, at no. 25. If this is the year the Bulldogs finally reach their ceiling under Richt, Saturday will be the first opportunity to prove it, and quite possibly the last. Either way, it should tell us all we need to know about how high that ceiling is.”
October 1, 2015
Thank you Matt Hinton for saying that which this blog has promoted, only getting into the details of the really dumb decisions made here daily leading to all this bullshit.
N.B. The Dawgbone.com categorically believes in censoring such news from us all, so they would NEVER present these thoughts – however, every single “approved The Dawgbone Blog” all say exactly the same as you Matt Hinton.
Thanks for calling it like it is.
Only present the positive news ?