Monday, October 4, 2010

Is Mark Richt Stepping Down?

I never imagined the 2010 Georgia Bulldogs sitting at 1-4. If Vegas created the odds for this bet at the season's beginning, I imagine it would have been in the area of 5000:1, or worse. For you non-gamblers, that means that a $100 bet could have won you a whopping half of a million dollars if you had the insight to see the Dawgs with four losses 5 games in!

That being said, I seriously wonder what exactly is going through Coach Richt's head right now. Surely he has to be second guessing his leadership of this program. He is a great man, and it is only natural that he sees the failures that are coming from the program he is the leader of.

Do you think that Coach Richt would step down as the head coach of the Bulldogs if we finish with a losing record? What about if we finish 3-9? 2-10? What would it take? Would the great man that Richt is influence his own personal decision to give up leading the Dawgnation?

18 comments:

  1. Yes. 3-9 will do it. Don't think you give a coach another shot after that kind of record. And the decline didnt just start this year, it started when we were preseason #1 2 years ago, and with all the talent we had, underachieved mightily! That, along with losing control (or maybe respect) of your players, spells trouble for richt at years end!

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  2. Somebody else said it, but it's the most succinct way to sum up our frustrations...

    Richt has done less with more than any Georgia coach is recent memory, including Donnan. He also refuses to make necessary changes to glaringly obvious problems. Strength and conditioning is the most obvious.

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  3. i've been predicting 3-9 since saturday night. Look at the rest of the schedule, and look at next year....What do we have to look forward to next year...NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! AJ Green is gone, what else do we have, the coaches arn't finding the play makers, they are not fixing the problems. The great thing about Urban Myer is that he knows who his play makers are, and he uses then, time and time again. Not this wild cat formations, not any of these bootleg plays that we have to try to get the play makers the ball. This is the worst that I have ever seen a georgia team. Aaron Murray is ok, he not doing much to hurt us, and he is going to be decent. But the rest of the offense sucks. The running backs and O line are terrible, the recievers can't get open, the only bright spot is AJ and he's double covered most of the time. AJ will be gone next year, there is no hope. Mark Richt is truely over his head, He is being out coached every weekend and we all know it. He is delusional if he thinks he can turn this program around and win the SEC. We need a winner and mark richt will never win, can't beat florida thats enough for me

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  4. I think he's a great coach, and I think a lot of great coaches go through times like this. When and if they pull out of it and continue to win, they become even better because of it. I think/hope we have that kind of coach, and I'm willing to bet a couple more mediocre seasons on it.

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  5. what an idiotic blog. We went 20 years without an SEC championship before Mark Richt became our coach. He's won 2 in 10 years and played for another and that is during 4 years of Tim Tebow. He won a Natl' Champions as offensive coordinator at FSU. Who's going to replace him with a better resume.

    If he doesn't win another game, he deserves to coach us again. We've been in every game this year and fumbled away 2 of the 4 losses. We are short on talent and playmakers. We have problems. There are corrections to be made but he will get it done and come August of 2011 we will be undefeated again. Give the coach his due respect and accept that occasionally UGA is going to have a bad season.

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  6. Drew, you are the idiot. He can't win? Were you out of diapers in 2005?

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  7. Hey Jackass, I mean Anon 1:51,

    First of all, thanks for reading my "idiotic blog". Next, where have I said that Mark Richt should be fired? Ever? That's right, I haven't said that he should be fired! I have said that he needs to make changes though. News flash, I still love my coach.

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  8. Anyone who thinks that CMR would step down after a losing season completely underestimates this man. A person who believes this to be true is a weakling himself and probably has been unable to take on adversity and sees quiting/stepping down as any mans solution to a problem. CMR has proven himself already. He already knows he can win and he's not going to quit because of one losing season. Although, he might get fed up because of loser fans who have never played football, never faced adversity in their lives and constantly TALK about what they think should be done despite having no football or life experience. Humans fail and the winners are the ones that don't give up. CMR is a winner. He won't step down and he will win again. What will you be saying two years from now when we are in the National contention again?? You'll say how you were always beside him when you weren't. Either way, true fans should stand behind a proven coach and not abandon him after one losing season.

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  9. I'm beginning to wonder if people actually read my blog before they comment. Surely Anon 2:57 isn't talking to me. If so, give me some reasons as to why I have "no football or life experience".

    If you don't know any, I'll be glad to blog about both. Actually, go back and read the blogs I have written about my football playing and coaching experiences.

    I pray that Mark Richt gets things turned around and doesn't step down. Hence, the reason this entire blog is posted as an inquiring question.

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  10. It was not directed at you. I was speaking to the general "fan" base and some of the other commmentors who are so quick to crucify CMR for one bad season.

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  11. It's all good! I love a good sane debate.

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  12. One bad season, yes but a downward spiral since the lost of donnan's players. A new AD from a winning program is not going to stand around with losing and arrest.

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  13. What a childish link I've clicked on. Never again.

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  14. IF YOU WERE PAID 2-3 MILLION A YEAR WOULD YOU WALK AWAY?

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  15. Goodness, this is a heated subject. I love how when the going gets tough, everyone decides it's time for Mark Richt to go. How many 10 win seasons did Ray Goff and Jim Donnan have? How many SEC championships did they have? How many Top Tier bowl games did they lead their teams to? Exactly.......Georgia has a great coach in Mark Richt. Is he a little too nice? Maybe. Is his program in need of a tuneup? Absolutely. He should not be fired or step down. I am not one of these Bulldog fans that lets a loss ruin my week, so I really can't relate to the passion that some show, but I can tell you that the players have to shoulder some of the blame. UGA wins 3 of those games if they don't beat themselves with turnovers and penalties. Mark Richt cannot play for them. Chalk this year up to a rough year, make the necessary changes, and get back to sound fundamental football. Enough of the cocky showboats out there, lets get in some hardnosed football players that want to lay it on the line and will do anything to WIN!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Please keep Mark, it will make it easier for AU to recruit in GA and take more great players like Ronnie Brown, Cam Newton and Takeo Spikes. We love GA players.

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  17. Go Dawgs! Support the team and BEAT 10RC.

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  18. I do not expect Richt to step down. My guess is that he'll get one more year to fix the problems.

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