Georgia fans at the Liberty Bowl yesterday seemed to be in utter shock at what was taking place on the football field. UGA was not prepared, didn’t want to be in Memphis, and played the most lethargic as I can ever remember. But our fans were in disbelief. Why?
This is a program that is 14-12 in their last two seasons. A team that lost to a 5-7 Colorado team that lost to Baylor and Kansas. The last two seasons Georgia is 4-4 against the SEC East. This is the same conference division, as of this post, that may need to rely on Kentucky to even have a bowl victory this season. So this is not something new, and it will continue until Richt is replaced.
Kicker Blair Walsh said UGA felt it was “entitled” to win the game. “Our attitude needs to change. We’re not entitled to win any games. Even though it was UCF, it was Conference USA, I think we felt like we were entitled to win the game.” But Blair was not the only one who felt “entitled”. How bout UGA’s head coach Mark Richt. He felt entitled as well . Want proof? How about not even beginning to implement the game plan for Central Florida until the team arrived in Memphis. It’s just Central Florida from Conference USA right coach? No need to worry.
CorbinDawg and I attended the Bulldog Club meeting in Macon this past summer when Richt vowed to everyone in attendance that things would be different. Richt said his players would be more relentless. His coaches would do whatever it took to get Georgia back to the top. According to Richt, it was a new era for Georgia football. I wonder what Richt’s speech will be this year in Macon. It appears we will get the same spill. After yesterday’s loss Richt said “We’re gonna improve. We’re gonna get Georgia where it belongs; 2010 is over, and 2011 is upon us, and I think everyone’s looking forward to that.” Been there done that Coach. Coach, the only thing UGA fans are looking forward to are when your resignation letter is signed, sealed, and delivered.