5 Reasons Why Coach Richt Will Be In Athens in 2011

Who does Colorado think they are?  Seriously.  When did Colorado become such a coveted job?  Rumors are out there of the Buffs having interest in Mark Richt, Les Miles and even former Oregon Head Coach Mike Bellotti.   I am glad Colorado has such a high opinion of themselves.

I could rattle off  a long list of why this is stupid.  But Colorado didn’t fire Hawkins last year mainly due to money.  They don’t have the $10 million + it would take to buy out Richt or Miles, then both would want multi year deals at a least $2 million more.  You are looking at $20 million-at least-to get either one of them.  It just isn’t finacially feasible. 

This is just plain silly.  If Georgia fired Richt, we could not get a coach the caliber of Miles.  What has Colorado done in the last 10 years that would make it a more attractive job than Georgia? 

Here are 5 other reasons Mark Richt will not be going to Colorado next season:

1.  Greg McGarity and Mark Richt said so.  We may be angry with our head coach, but the AD seems happy with him and willing to offer Coach Richt another year.  Mark Richt wants to stay at Georgia.  So there.  End of discussion.

2.  Colorado is about to move to the Pac-10, and every road game-6 games a year- is going to require to travel WEST.  Coach Richt hates the West Coast travel, and everythime the Buffaloes travel, they are going to be going AT LEAST as far as Georgia has to go to Fayetteville.   Coach Richt, despite his good road record, isn’t fond of traveling far. 

3.  Mark Richt has his family in Watkinsville.  If he were to quit, be fired or retire, I don’t see him moving halfway across the country.  If he were to take another coaching job, it would be in the Southeast, and he could be picky. 

4.  Again, he could be picky and choose the right situation.  Colorado is not in a good spot.  They don’t have any talent.  When Coach Richt came to Georgia, Jim Donnan left the cupboard full.  Dan Hawkins has left the cupboard bare.  Couple that with the fact Colorado will be instantly behind USC, Oregon, Arizona, Utah, Cal, Oregon State and Stanford when they join the Pac-10.  Georgia just had to get past Florida and Tennessee in the East…Coloroda has a long ways to go to contend for championships.

5.  Boulder folks like to smoke that Wacky Tobacky.  The fumes from all the second hand smoke pollution would make Coach Richt even more docile than he is now.  He doesn’t want to be a snail.


9 Responses to “5 Reasons Why Coach Richt Will Be In Athens in 2011”

  1. 1 A Different Jim November 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Yes, he will be here next year and he will be in GA the year after that. He will not be coaching but he will still be in GA.

  2. 2 DirkDawggler November 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Not that Colorado is truly a player in this, but here’s another reason why Richt would never go to Boulder:

    The way their classless fanbase jeered the Dawgs after the game ended. Essentially, they shit in their own bed.

  3. 3 Whiskeydawg November 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    I don’t think CMR wants to leave Georgia either, even if some whacky Georgia fans want him gone. Don’t under estimate Colorado’s monetary situation though. They aren’t making overtures for nothing and it’s not an accident they’ve targeted two very good coaches who have grumbling fan bases. Both of these coaches maybe and probably are out of their reach, but it’s sending out a strong signal to some other good coaches who may not be. They’ve put themselves in a whole new league moving to the PAC 10 (12) and are fully aware they’re going to have to step it up. By the time they play their first game in the conference both Washington and Washington State look to be improved, leaving the Buffy’s as the potential door mat.

  4. 4 Richard November 15, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Say what you want about CU fans but their were as classy as it gets. They were gracious hosts and winners.

  5. 6 DawgByte November 15, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    You don’t think Georgia could hire a coach as good as Les Miles? Are you high? You don’t think Dan Mullen would be chomping at the bit to take over at UGA?


  6. 7 Corbindawg November 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    You sir, are nuts if you think a coach who has won a National Championship would come to a school that ran off a coach with one of the best winning percentages in the country. Like him or not, Miles is one of the best coaches in the country. No way UGA gets an established coach who is better or as good as Miles (or Richt). We would have to get a hungry up and comer-like we did with Richt.

    And is Dan Mullen a good of a coach as Les Miles? You must be high. Mullen is a rising star, but to compare him to Miles (or Richt) is way off.

    • 8 Whiskeydawg November 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm

      You’re right about that, Corbin. Maybe some don’t remember what happen with CJD was let go when his record didn’t really warrant it. If I remember correctly there were high hopes to replace him with a couple of high profile coaches, I don’t recall the names at the moment, but I do remember they weren’t interested and one showed up a stayed for a week and split. Do you happen to remember who that was? Didn’t he come to Athens and make an acceptance speech even, then change his mind? I know what we ended up with was an untested coach who has a winning record most schools would run over their mascots for.

  7. 9 Bright Idea November 15, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Whiskeydawg sober up. You are all mixed up. Glenn Mason accepted the job and backed out a day or two later when Donnan was hired on Christmas day.

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