Happy Thanksgiving !
This blog answers 2 questions.
(1) Who is Georgia – what have we accomplished – why have expectations?
(2) Who is Mark Richt – what has he really done after 2007 ?
Who are we ? What have we accomplished ? Why should we expect more than averaging 4 losses per season over the most-recent 8-year period ? We all loved the guy 2001-2007. But, isn’t he better judged his last 8 years since we all wanted to keep him his first 7 years from 2001-2007 ?
Sports Illustrated Zac Ellis :
” I used to consider Texas the best job in the country, but now I think it’s Georgia, followed by Ohio State. Why Georgia? My top criterion is access to players relative to competitors, and Georgia is in a really enviable position. In the past five recruiting classes, an average of 113.6 high-schoolers from the state of Georgia have signed with Power Five schools each year. (Note that we’re talking Power Five, not all of the FBS.) That number is third behind Texas (179.4) and Florida (164.4) and ahead of California (100.4). The competition between state schools in those states is far more intense than it is in Georgia. With Georgia Tech running the option, the schools aren’t really going head-to-head on offensive players because of different needs, and Georgia is the bigger brand name. It’s also in the conference that more recruits consider desirable. In Georgia, they grow up wanting to be Bulldogs. The state of Ohio produced 64.6 Power Five signees a year over that same five-year period.”
“Do Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Tennessee, South Carolina and others come in and poach Georgia talent? Absolutely. But there’s such an abundance of it in the state that Georgia can afford to lose a few top in-state targets and still field a team capable of competing for SEC and national titles. Alabama and Auburn have to invade Georgia. During that five-year period, their state produced 36.4 Power Five signees a year. People talk about LSU’s monopoly in its state, but the numbers between Louisiana and Georgia aren’t even close. Louisiana’s average number of Power Five signees during that span was 38.6 a year.”
“Add to this great facilities (now that the Bulldogs are building an indoor), great tradition…possibly the best college town in America and the fact that they play in the easier division of the nation’s deepest conference. That’s the recipe for a great job that just about every coach in America would crawl over broken glass to take.”
“I know no school president or athletic director will ever say it out loud, but coaches almost always get fired because of their win-loss record—not because they didn’t mold enough men.”
ESPN Alex Scarborough: “Let’s be clear, they’re both great jobs. If LSU and Georgia are open, the line of candidates will stretch as far as the eye can see. But for me, the question of which job is more appealing is easy. It’s Georgia, and I don’t think it’s close. The support is there from fans and administration. You’re recruiting in a state that produces the most SEC players of any in the country. And you don’t have to bother with the West.”
ESPN Edward Aschoff: “To me, Georgia would be the better job. It’s in the heart of one of the Southeast’s most fertile recruiting grounds. Atlanta is right down the road, and the facilities are only getting better. It’s also in the East, which has barely registered a pulse recently, so any rebuilding project shouldn’t take too long. And you don’t have to play Alabama every year. But don’t get it twisted, LSU is a great job. Louisiana doesn’t have the talent pool that Georgia has on a continuous basis, but you can pluck plenty of elite-level prospects out of your backyard However, you have to compete in the SEC West !”
“If Georgia were to make a change at the top it would be a highly-coveted job perhaps even as attractive as the opening at Southern California.”
Dan Wolken, USA TODAY Sports
“Georgia is…a great job that just about every coach in America would crawl over broken glass to take.”
Andy Staples – Sports Illustrated
The Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program is # 11 All-Time in Wins.
Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program in history :
5-1-0 in 1894
4-0-0 in 1896
5-2-1 in 1908
6-2-1 in 1910
7-1-1 in 1911
6-1-1 in 1912
6-2-0 in 1913
8-0-1 in 1920
7-2-1 in 1921
9-1-0 in 1927
7-2-1 in 1930
8-2-0 in 1931
8-2-0 in 1933
7-3-0 in 1934
9-1-1 in 1941
11-1-0 in 1942
9-2-0 in 1945
11-0-0 in 1946
9-2-0 in 1948
10-1-0 in 1959
10-1-0 in 1966
8-1-2 in 1968
11-1-0 in 1971
9-3-0 in 1975
10-2-0 in 1976
9-2-1 in 1978
12-0-0 in 1980
10-2-0 in 1981
11-1-0 in 1982
10-1-1 in 1983
9-3-0 in 1987
9-3-0 in 1988
10-2-0 in 1992
10-2-0 in 1997
9-3-0 in 1998 for 299 Wins 55 Losses 12 Ties .8361 Win % these specific 35 years before Mark Richt
17 seasons of 0 or 1 loss for # 11 All-Time Wins’ UGA
10-Win Seasons before Mark Richt – twelve (12) but those are ALL 80% win % or more.
Winning Percentage Season of 80 % or better before Mark Richt
22 Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Seasons before Mark Richt of 80 % Win Percentage or Higher
4 Mark Richt Seasons of 80 % Win Percentage or Higher
26 Seasons of 80 % Win Percentage or Higher of which Mark Richt has 4 – eleven NOT.
These then are Mark Richt’s Best 4 Seasons :
2002 when he lost to Florida unranked in the Final AP Poll Top 25 even with their win over us when he went 0-13 on 3rd Down Conversions relegating him to play 5-loss unranked Arky SEC Championship Game and 5-loss FSU # 23 in the bowl game nobody cared about and nobody watched.
2004 when he lost to a hapless Phillip Fulmer vols’ team who should have lost 4 games that 2004 season and he got blown-out by Auburn by 3 TD without extra points 6-24; therefore he did not even get to play for The SEC Championship. For this, he played in the Outback Bowl nobody watched and nobody cared about at 11 am.
2007 when he lost to 6-6 South Carolina who did not even play in a bowl game. And, he lost – blown-out by the vols 14-35 by 3 TD. The vols should’ve been a 5-loss team. For these performances, he was awarded the booby prize of beating # 19 Hawai’i in the bowl game nobody watched and nobody cared about.
2012 when he lost – blown-out by South Carolina 7-35. A 4 TD beat-down. And, then he 3 times in front of me told Aaron Murray No, No, No, do not spike it – that Mark Richt said he was certain that Nick Saban would not expect an Aaron Murray pass, which was batted down at the line of scrimmage with all receivers covered. For these performances he was awarded 4-loss Nebraska # 25 AP Poll in the CapitalOne Bowl which nobody watched and nobody cared about.
Note please, that of these 4 best Mark Richt seasons only 2012 is after 2007 and that year he had 2 really really really bad coaching decisions – not preparing the team to be ready-to-play against South Carolina beat by more than 3 TD for 7 times after 2007 and this 1 of them ! And, then his disagreement 3 times with Aaron Murray that Aaron Murray wanted to spike it and Mark Richt 3 times over-ruled Aaron Murray when Aaron Murray CLEARLY DECISIVELY was correct and Mark Richt just wrong.
These are his 4 “best” seasons and the bowl games he earned for us compared to the 15 Bowl Games on the National Stage by The Georgia Bulldogs’ Football Program, many of which we Won and 6 of those named # 1 by this poll or that poll.
We have played in 50 Bowl Games :
Only 4 teams have played in more bowl games than we have.
Alabama, Texas, Southern California and Nebraska. And Southern California and Nebraska have only played in one (1) more bowl game than we have !
We are 28-19-3 in Bowl Games.
Texas has not done as well as we have in bowl games and neither has Alabama, and neither has Nebraska. In fact, only Southern California has done better than us in Bowl Games !
6 Georgia Bulldogs’ Football National Championships :
# 1 College Football Town Athens, Georgia by panel of AP Poll voters :
# 1 Mascot in all of Sports UGA
# 1 of 10 Best Mascots in College Football Today by USA Today.com
# 6 Hottest Student Bodies !
“Last Years Ranking: 9”
“Athens is an all time great college town, and its women can be put up against anyone’s and come out looking good. People who go to college in the northeast really have no idea what they are missing when it comes to the ladies.”
# 6 Merchandise Sales of Top 200 Colleges in selling memorabilia
# 1 Party School Princeton Review Georgia
# 7 Playboy Party School Georgia
# 5 Party School Bible.com
5. University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia
BroBible Party School Index Score: 314.5
Notable Party Reputation Accomplishments: Princeton Review Party School (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002), Newsweek Party School (2012), Playboy Party School (2012, 2011, 2009, 2006, 2002), Football School Factor
Notable Campus-wide Parties: Football Saturdays, Greek Life
“The scene here in Athens is something that has to be experienced to be believed. If you’re over on Milledge Ave (Frat Row) on any given weekend night, you’ll hear bands and big time rap names blasting over the screams of some of the finest Southern Belles. But the main attraction to UGA is the downtown scene; it is absolutely unreal. Thursdays find wild outfits from socials running around, and every other night it seems like the entire student body is out raging in their Sunday best. Athens is where The South’s finest go to raise a little hell.”
“To put it simply, Athens is insane. Every single night of the week, you can go downtown and find people drinking and partying. Whether it be Sunday nights at Pauley’s or Thursdays at Whiskey Bent, there will never be a shortage of attractive Southern men and women downtown to meet. The Greek scene tends to dominate the party scene, with socials every Thursday and band parties nearly every weekend. However, one does not have to be Greek to go downtown and have a great time. Getting into bars downtown is a joke as well, so being a freshman does not mean you can’t join in the fun. Downtown Athens has 20+ bars where you can drink as much as you want. This is also a great school for guys, where the student body is comprised of nearly 60% women in a school of 32,000+. Saturdays in Athens on Gameday are also one of the big parts of the insanity. Typically, people wake up and start drinking and tailgating all day until the game starts. Athens is literally shut down so everyone can party and watch the game.”
“The music scene in Athens is also a big part of what makes UGA a great party school. With the Georgia Theater attracting big names on a weekly basis to huge country concerts in Sanford and out in the field, there will always be somewhere to listen to music and drink. Athens, GA is the best college town in the United States.”
We raise a little Cain, now and again.
We are characters !
I am sorry; we are characters ! And, we don’t like what’s been going-on over the last 8 years here.
# 2 Forbes’ Magazine Most Revenue nationally from our football team
U.S. News and World Report 2016 Top Colleges Rankings :
# 61 Best National University – The University of Georgia ! Higher than nearly every top football program.
# 36 yellowjackets trade-school playing their 12th game this season vs us, Won 3 games !
Look up please here at this URL Link the OTHER FOOTBALL PROGRAMS who are considered the Top Football Programs and see how far down they are as a University ! These other top football programs really almost all of them are way worse as a school. We are going to recruit more of the Elite Talent here at Georgia after Mark Richt leaves. And, why is that ? Because one, we are a great University AND we have a great Football Program ! And, because two, the top players do NOT want to play for a Charlie Brown who really only beats the cupcakes and who struggles against EVERYONE else. This is the Major Point of this blog, whatever part of it you read.
Now that we’ve established who we are at Georgia, let’s study exactly coldly precisely whom it is Mark Richt has run his record up on, and why he has been considered by everyone as a coach who – just has lost it after 2007. Is it ok if we do this please ? This blog here does not have the 250 top analysts in college football today who have TOLD YOU he has to go for those would make this blog post too long. They are found on the right side of this blog as you read it in the 250 CATEGORIES where you can see in the 250 CATEGORIES on the right just who said what in their own words with the URL Link in each CATEGORY so you can just click it and see exactly that they ALL think he just has to go. Or, shall we just simply say he is a nice guy and leave it at that ?
72-32 beats powder-puff teams, averaging 4-loss season after 2007.
36-1 after 2007 vs teams not playing in a bowl game that season
36-31 after 2007 vs teams who do make 1 of the 42 bowl games that season !
Likely as not to lose to any of Top 82 teams for 8 years’ time now !
Runs up record on easy teams.
Not even been Top 25 half the years after 2007 !
His religion has given him different goals from our own.
His roster mismanagement after 2007 has clearly been because of a goal other than winning, and his failures at his main position of QB are that he came here as a QB coach yet has failed to develop them. I think he spends too much time not directly doing his job. In fact, I know that has to be the issue because he tells us winning is not important to him and he’d be SATISFIED with whatever happens here in winning at Georgia. It’s not how he’s JUDGED he says !
# 88 Passing Offense 2014 with Mike Bobo
# 104 Passing Offense 2015 with Brian Schottenheimer
Years 14, 15 and 16 of the Mark Richt era are compounded by this being his year – the year of the last of the Mark Richt’s “DREAM TEAM” recruits – losing 20 seniors off this team after this year.
So, next year is BLEAK for our program’s outlook !
They’re gone ! This was SUPPOSED TO BE THE YEAR !
Sporting News does NOT rank Mark Richt one of the Top 25 College Football Coaches 2015.
You saw something different against # 64 Georgia Southern in the last game than I ?
“We knew. I’m telling you,” Mark Richt said of Georgia Southern. “Everybody was like, ‘well coach is just saying this and that to try and get his boys ready to play,’ but we, especially our defensive staff, could see how well this offense executed. Just knowing what it takes to prepare for an offense like that. It keeps you up at night. Well-coached team. A team that knows how to win. They played their tails off.”
‘ I don’t think we’ve gotta create motivation. I think we’ve gotta temper it’ “head coach Mark Richt said on his radio show Monday night ” before Alabama kick-off this season – blown-out 10-38 more than 3 TD as he’s done 7 times after 2007 and did not once prior, because the team showed-up again not-ready-play ! Told players all week prior to Alabama THIS – that it’s HIS JOB to DE-MOTIVATE them, then they showed-up not-ready-play which the # 1 Athlete in the nation he invited to the game as Our Recruiting Guest told you after the game that his impressions were that Mark Richt did NOT bring his players to the game ready-to-play. It’s written between the lines in this blog post that these items herein listed make it patently clear that Mark Richt does NOT know how to coach a football team, or that if he does, he has FAILED to do so – often because he has a completely different set of goals from our own for our Proud UGA Football Program ! Did you get that please ?
Mark Richt says : “You can’t become what you do. What I do is not who I am. If I become what I do and I become just a football coach, then you’re asking for disaster. My identity is in Christ. I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. I know that he died for my sin and I am going to heaven when this is all said and done, forever. That gives me peace, no matter what happens here.”
“All the time y’all probably thought I was being coy but I really really didn’t know. Even on this decision – very very close decision to name the Starter. I think they all can get us in the right plays; all can get us in the right protections; I think they all can function extremely well and help us win. That is what made it tough. I can not tell you how many times it went back-and-forth quite frankly. It was very close. It really has been a tough decision because they all are extremely hard workers; all smart; all capable; all talented. It was a battle that didn’t define itself; no one really pulled away.”
5-2 before the game 8 with Faton Bauta -0- snaps at QB. None all season ! Then, left him in every snap not 1 running play for him – running QB – 4 interceptions. DESPERATE !
“There’s something besides winning that’s important here.”
“I see your frustration; I understand your frustration. I wasn’t born yesterday, I’ve coached football for 25 years, so I know what the hell I’m doing, OK?”
“Teams are trying to stack the box against us Malcolm Mitchell said. Vanderbilt stacked the box and we didn’t pass the ball and you saw what happened. Until we get comfortable throwing the ball I hope our defense shows up.”
“I think Coach Brian Schottenheimer is a great coach. I think he knows what he’s doing. I think he knows how to coach QBs extremely well. I’ve got a lot of faith in that.” Mark Richt head coach who calls ALL the shots on Offense and always has – and none on Defense and never has.
David Greene says : “Here we are in November and we still don’t know which direction they’re going in. It’s tough to be this deep in the season really without any identity offensively. Unfortunately it’s not just one thing. Offensively right now it’s very stale. Special teams has really struggled. There’s a lot of talent on the team but sometimes the players just aren’t making plays. As an entire team they just kind of seem lost…like they just don’t know what they want to do and how they want to do it. A good example of that is starting Faton Bauta when he has zero starting experience. It just goes to show that what they’ve been trying to do just isn’t working.”
1-10 vs ranked Top 10 for the Year not at Sanford after 2007
6-15 vs ranked Top 25 for the Year not at Sanford after 2007
18-22 vs teams who played in a bowl game not at Sanford after 2007
12-1 vs non-bowl teams not at Sanford after 2007
# 26 ALL games not at Home after 2007 tied with Cincinnati
# 40 nationally all games not at Sanford after 2008 at only 24-22 !
This is down there with Temple and Bowling Green !
Actually, both of those teams Temple and Bowling Green are BOTH better than Mark Richt after 2008 in all games not on their home field !
# 5 in NFL Draft Picks with 86 – as much talent as ANY team in the country but averaging 4 losses a season for 8 years now with ALL this talent :
Georgia Bulldogs. Scout.com recruiting rank 2015 # 4, 2014 # 12, 2013 # 8, 2012 # 14, 2011 # 4, 2010 # 21, 2009 # 4, 2008 # 5, 2007 # 17, 2006 # 4, 2005 # 4, 2004 # 6, 2003 # 11, 2002 # 9. 15 years’ recruiting rank avg recruiting rank # 8. Mark Richt 15th year as head coach. 2016 # 7 Scout.com recruiting ranking same as every other year :
12 losses after 2007 to unranked teams :
2009 Okie State not ranked AP Poll season
2009 vols not ranked any poll ever 19-45 lost
2009 Kentucky not ranked any poll ever lost at Sanford Home game
2010 Colorado not ranked any poll ever
2010 Florida not ranked any poll ever
2010 Central Florida UCF not ranked AP Poll time of game
2013 Missouri not ranked Coaches’ Poll time of game
2013 Vandie not ranked in both Coaches’ Polls and AP Poll time of game
2013 Nebraska not ranked AP Poll for year & not ranked either poll time of game
2014 South Carolina not ranked either AP or Coaches’ Polls for the year
2014 Florida not ranked any poll ever yet blown-out 20-38
2015 vols not ranked any poll at all 2-3 team 31-38
7 LOSSES by MORE THAN 3 TD after 2007 with NONE PRIOR :
10-49 crocodiles 2008
19-45 vols 2009
17-41 crocodiles 2009
10-42 LS who 2011
7-35 gamecocks 2012
10-38 bammer 2015
3-27 crocodiles 2015
What do you do with your time Mark Richt ?
It’s NOT coaching this football program after 2007; that much is VERY CLEAR, sir !
All he needs is a QB and his 9th Coordinator Change in 15 seasons ?
Excuse me, he had Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, Mike Bobo and AJ Green and LOST 3 games getting to Play # 24 Michigan State in our meaningless bowl game THAT SEASON 2008 :
He was BLOWN-OUT embarrassed in 2 of those losses and the 3rd loss was to the yellowjackets averaging the # 52 Scout.com recruiting ranking !
AFTER 2007 :
# 26 All games not at Home tied with Cincinnati :
# 26 vs ranked teams AP or Coaches’ for season year 11-25 for 30 % win % :
# 26 vs ranked teams for the year season not at Home 6-17 for 26 % win % :
# 26 vs ranked teams time of game not at Home 9-15 for 37 % win %
# 26 vs ranked teams AP or Coaches’ time of game 16-23 for 41 % win % :
# 26 vs ranked teams AP or Coaches’ time of game 16-23 for 41 % win % :
# 28 vs Top 10 AP or Coaches’ time of game 5-12 for 41 % win % :
http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&grk=on&breakdown=on&sgrb=on&cres=1&scrview=5&tview=4&sortby=G10 see column # 3 here at this URL Link
# 29 vs Ranked teams time of game who were bowl teams 15-23 for 39 % win % :
http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&grk=on&breakdown=on&sgrb=on&cres=1&scrview=5&tview=4&sortby=BTM see column # 6 here at this URL Link
# 32 when both teams are bowl teams :
# 33 vs Top 10 year season not at Home 1-11 for 9 % win % tied with Arizona :
http://www.cfbtrivia.com/cfbt_records.php?fry=2008&thy=2015&away=on&neut=on&breakdown=on&cres=1&scrview=3&sortby=Y10 see column # 3 here at this URL Link
# 33 vs Top 10 year season not at Home 1-11 for 9 % win % tied with Arizona :
# 33 at 2-16 vs Top 10 AP or Coaches for the season year 11 % win % :
# 34 vs ranked teams for the year season at 2-8 on opponents home field visitor away for 20 % win % :
# 35 when both teams ranked time of game not at Home 8-12 for 40 % win % :
# 37 when both teams are ranked for the season year 8-10 for 44 % win % :
# 40 when both teams are ranked time of game 14-18 for 43 % win %
# 45 vs Top 15 time of game lost 18 of 24 for 25 % win % for # 11 All-Time Wins :
36-1 vs non-bowl teams
36-31 vs teams making a bowl game
4 losses per season average 72-32 :
Not Ranked half the time AP or Coaches’ Polls 2009 2010 2013 and now 2015 :
Mark Richt averages the # 8 Scout.com Recruiting Ranking and has the # 5 Most NFL Draft Picks with 86, but after 2007 he is not in the Top 25 at really anything except for his 36-1 record against non-bowl teams.
Talk about underachievement ! This blog post details the epitome of underachievement with all his talent after 2007 !
It’s Great to be a Georgia Bulldog ! – The vast resources at hand for Mark Richt to have accomplished after 2007 diddle-e-squat. Mark Richt failures.
vs top 15 after 2007 only won 25 % games 6-18 time of game
# 41 at 18 losses of 24 games vs Top 15 after 2007 for # 11 All-Time UGA
10-Win Seasons :
|On Target for 10-Win Season|
In-Game Decisions such as pooch kick-off vs yellowjackets last year
In-Game Decisions such as 1st and dumb against Spurrier last year
Telling Cam Newton he is only a TE here that Aaron Murray is his QB instead
His own coaching staff he only hired – total discord
His recruits have been in the bad press
He hasn’t signed contract through 2019 at over $ 4 million a year – take off the table
Too much bad press
Brings his staff and players not-ready-to-play too many times every year
Not developing his players
Has had 4 offensive and 4 defensive coordinators – tell me you’re not going to blame them again !
Look what David Greene said !
Not trending upward at all !
All we give him all these resources and averages 4 losses over current 8-year period ! 72-32 with 36-1 vs non-bowl teams and 36-31 vs bowl teams. Unacceptable !
Wastes Talent – plays wrong guys
Says there’s something here at Georgia BESIDES winning that’s important
Mixed messages sent to the student-athletes
We have pre-game brawls before Alabama this year and Georgia Southern yet again !
We did the same at Clemson up there
Where is Mark Richt ?
No strategy for special teams and no coach like 100 of his rivals have
Did not even practice special teams in the G-Day Game again !
Dissension and he just stands there and puts gag-order on everyone ?
Disharmony in our football program he is in charge of
Frankly Greg McGarity is to blame for doing nothing about all this
Jere Morehead has done and even said nothing ?
17 years of 0 or 1 loss in UGA history, yet now we’re averaging 4 losses per year for the most recent 8 years now ! Just unacceptable.
The recruits have ALWAYS come here to UGA because we’re the best school if you play football
He leaves holes in his roster recruiting anyway every year he does this
Mark Richt has lost control of this football program for 8 years now.
The problem isn’t Mark Richt if he is still here after the game Saturday, it’s you !
|Greg McGarity||J. Reid Parker Director of Athleticsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Jere Morehead e-mail address (since I firmly am convinced the problem is Greg McGarity no good at his job since he got here) email@example.com
How can the # 11 team All-Time in Wins, with our Average # 8 Scout.com Recruiting Ranking, with 86 NFL Draft Picks # 5 best nationally, us with 17 seasons of 0 or 1 loss, us with 15 Bowl Games on the National Stage both teams ranked at the top of the Final AP Poll most of which we Won, us with 26 seasons of 80% win percentage or higher have only 1 season after 2007 over 80 % win percentage and it marred by 2 devastatingly horrible coaching decisions to be # 41 in Won/Lost Record after 2007 vs the Top 15 Ranked teams, be 36-1 vs non-bowl teams and only 36-31 for our 72-32 over the most-current 8 years averaging 4 losses per season and therefore have only played in meaningless bowl games by stark contrast with 12-1 record not at Sanford vs non-bowl teams and only 18-22 vs bowl teams # 26 nationally ? How is this possible ? How could this possibly be considered remotely acceptable ?