Mark Richt just could not win this type game and thus THIS BLOG took big criticism for daring to FIRE Mark Richt who with the # 7 average recruiting rankings and 2nd most NFL Draft Picks was # 45 against the top 15 teams time of game after 2007.
From 2008 to 2015 inclusive Mark Richt was only 6 wins out of 24 games against top 15 teams time of game with the # 7 talent nationally. This was # 45 at beating top 15 teams time game.
Mark Richt is on the OUTSIDE looking-in this game and is OUT OF THE PLAY-OFFS.
Mark Richt’s entire career is on the skids this day after losing YET AGAIN to YET ANOTHER UNRANKED TEAM losing to 5-7 Pittsburgh to end his season. Pittsburgh had LOST to Georgia Tech 17-35 more than twice Pittsburgh’s score.
Syracuse a 4-8 team had also beat Pittsburgh this season.
North Carolina a 3-9 team as well beat Pittsburgh this season.
THAT is who Mark Richt lost to to ruin his 2017 season.
5-7 Pittsburgh BEAT Mark Richt this weekend to derail Mark Richt’s career one more time. Miami of Florida fans are only just getting used to this with Mark Richt.
But we all know here Mark Richt was one going to lose to Pittsburgh and two would NOT beat Auburn in The SEC Championship Game EITHER.
I would feel a LOT better about this game if Kirby had not redshirted three of the top 5 best OL in the nation 2017. I tried to tell him that this was a long season and that we would need the 3 OL saved for another year.
Do you want to share with THIS WRITER what season pray tell was MORE IMPORTANT than 2017 ?
I’ve been a Bulldog for 64 years with seasons’ tickets and my entire family graduates including myself. We won 37 years ago when I was 27.
We lose 20 after this season and talk is that 2 more would be DRAFTED in the NFL as Juniors if they jump ship after this 2017 season.
This 2017 season I have long since GUARANTEED SEC Championship for Kirby.
This blog has stated Kirby would win SEC Championship 2017 after we beat TCU in the bowl game to end last year – that was December in the Liberty Bowl last year.
Wisconsin beat unranked 7-5 Iowa and Wisconsin beat unranked 8-4 Michigan and now they face 2-loss Ohio State with only Wisconsin with any chance of making the final 4 based upon THESE TWO crappy-assed wins as their best wins. Ohio State LOST to 7-5 Iowa among Ohio State’s 2 losses so Ohio State is OUT anyway as a win over hapless Wisconsin will do NOTHING to legitimize the Big 10. Big 10 is shut-out of the play-offs by the committee.
Kevin Steele was the Defensive Coordinator at Alabama before Kirby. Kevin Steele played for the vols. Auburn has 8 SEC Championships and Georgia 12 but Auburn has won The SEC Championship in 2004, 2010 and 2014 while this is the second longest stint Georgia has not won The SEC Championship all the way back to 2005 when we ended-up the # 3 SEC team in EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY POLL.
The only time Georgia has not won The SEC Championship in Football longer than this today is from 1982 to 2002 and in 2002 The SEC was down that year. It might be argued it is down again 2017.
Mel Tucker has a far more stellar coaching career than Kevin Steele and was a better football player than Kevin Steele too playing for Barry Alvarez.
In either case this is our best chance to Win The SEC Championship. It will be far harder 2018 without the 20 players all whom Kirby STARTED here at UGA who leave and maybe Kirby loses two top juniors leaving early too after this 2017 season.
Jarrett Ryan Stidham is the nation’s # 6 best QB 2015 for Baylor a dual-threat from Texas. He kicked our ass. A 5-Star QB prospect according to both Scout.com and according to 247Sports.com Composite Ratings Jarrett Ryan Stidham is 6′ 3″ and 214 lbs. ESPN rated Stidham the # 2 best dual-threat QB in the nation. Stidham has changed the fortune of Gus Malzahn and that of Auburn.
Stidham is only a sophomore a redshirt sophomore and clearly is The SEC Player of the Year.
4.66 in the 40-yard dash Jarrett Ryan Stidham was wanted by Alabama Auburn Clemson Florida Miami Michigan Ohio State Oklahoma Oklahoma State Penn State TCU vols Texas A&M and Texas as their Starting QB. Only Mark Richt did not offer Jarrett Ryan Stidham a Scholarship 2015.
202 completions out of 295 passes 2017 Stidham has thrown for 1000 yards more than Jake Fromm. If you are going to beat Auburn, you must get after Stidham just as Auburn gets after our running game. Elusive Stidham is impossible to really get after but THAT is the GAME PLAN.
There is ONLY ONE GAME NOW. There is only this ONE game against Auburn. If Mel Tucker does not get after Stidham the game is OVER.
After dancing on the sidelines November 11 all Auburn has done this season is to beat two # 1 teams Georgia and Alabama.
But they get us twice.