How does having a 10-win season mean anything with 30 teams on track for 10-win season this season, and we have no one useful win. None. Our best win is over 2-5 SEC Auburn.
This is how the Official College Football Playoff Rankings see it !
ESPN Alex Scarborough:
“Remind me why wins over Kentucky and Auburn mean anything? Both opponents are putting it as mildly as possible mediocre. And even so Georgia has looked only slightly better in both games passing for fewer than 100 yards in each case while converting a combined 10 of 27 third downs.
Finishing with nine wins would be nice to look at on a piece of paper, but it doesn’t mean much for a team that was picked to win the division. Late-season wins shouldn’t excuse early-season failures, especially when they’re against sub-par competition. Georgia has done this for years, it seems. Under Richt, the M.O. is simple: build up the hype, lose a key game, beat Auburn and Georgia Tech and call the season a success. But what if Florida was the regular-season finale? Would Richt still be there with a 5-10 record against his biggest rival if the game weren’t in the middle part of the schedule? I’m not so sure.
After so long in one place, things go stagnant. It’s human nature. And that’s what it feels like with Richt, who is in his 15th year in Athens. The problem isn’t that he’s been there that long, it’s that for the last few years it doesn’t feel like they’re on an upward trajectory. They’ve been passed by in the West by Alabama and LSU and now it looks like Florida is ready to pounce.
The Eason visit does nothing for me. Because I don’t doubt that Richt wants to stay. The question for me is whether the administration feels the same way.
Let’s play this out. Say Richt stays with Eason in tow. Then what? Is he going to start as a true freshman? If so, what are expectations? True freshmen QBs don’t win conference titles. Look at Josh Rosen at UCLA. He’s a stud and UCLA is third in the Pac-12. So if Eason plays right away and Georgia goes through similar growing pains and loses a few games, we’re right back where we started.
With a coach who has a track record as long as Richt’s, you don’t have to look ahead. He’s had good young QBs before. All Georgia needs to make a decision is to look at past results and determine whether they’re good enough moving forward. If the answer is no, then it’s time to move on.”
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