You know, I wish UGA would just win a National Title and be done with it. Not for any personal satisifaction…for purely unselfish reasons. I want the Dawgs to win so everyone will STFU about Mark Richt and his “desire” to win the big one.
I am squarely in the “pro-Richt” camp. Now, my faith has been tested and I have been close to packing up my tent and going to the other side. Even as recently as few weeks ago, I was beginning to have internal thoughts about better accomodations. I do recognize the problems within our beloved program. There are several people who have problems and I agreed with a lot of them; but I also think Richt has addressed these problems and has things going in the right direction once again.
It is articles like the one the Senator linked to that really gets off with me. Can Mark Richt not win the big one becuase he is a good Christian man/has good morals? Now, I am not one of those people who thinks we should keep him around just becuase of his strong faith. I could give two monkey craps if Mark Richt was Southern Baptist or if he worshiped pigeons. I want a coach that will be a consistent, steady winner.
Becuase I recongnize that it does take a little bit of luck to win a National Championship in College Football, and UGA has had the misfortune of being unlucky at times (and pissing it away other times).
Humor me for a moment and play a game. Which of the following teams are more deserving to play for a BCS National Championship?
Team A: Beat teams who had a combined record of 78-62 before the bowl game, had one loss to a 8-5 team by 7 points. Beat 4 teams who finished in AP top 25.
Team B: Beat teams who had a combined record of 60-69 before the bowl game, had one loss to an 8-5 team by 7 points. Beat 4 teams finished in the AP Top 25.
Both of these teams won the SEC Championship with 1 loss. Team A is UGA in 2002. Team B is LSU in 2003. Georgia and LSU had nearly identical records in consecutive seasons. The only difference? Outside circumstances dictated who played for the BCS Title. If Georgia had the same luck that other teams have had, then would this even be an issue today?
This isn’t to excuse the downslide that we had, nor is it to excuse the maddening losses like South Carolina. But I wish that folks would talk about actual play on the field and not crap like “Is Mark Richt too nice to win it all” or “he doesn’t have the competitive fire any more” or “he would rather go to Haiti and be a Missionary”.
I mean come on! Then I see this article that the man is prolonging having hip surgery. If you really thought Mark Richt didn’t care about winning, would he be putting himself through all that pain?
You know, I am really at the point where I hope he upsets Alabama this year and then just leaves, giving us all the finger on the way out. That is what I would do.
He is too good of a person for something like that. And he is too much of a competitor.