Hindsight is 20/20, but wrong is still wrong

I came across an old post that linked to an article our friend Bill Shanks wrote after the embarrassment that was the 2010 Liberty Bowl.  Following that loss and the 2 more to open the 2011 season, fans were in full on panic mode, and rightfully so.

But Shanks is a clown with zero credibility.   He has a personal vendetta against Richt, and hasn’t been able to let it go, despite the fact that Mark Richt has gotten the UGA program turned back around.

It is one thing to have concerns and another thing to say stuff like this (from January 2,2011):

There is no reason to believe Richt can turn this around. The talent level is so far off that even Central Florida looks far superior to Georgia. Georgia is, at best, the seventh best program in the SEC right now, and that’s just not good enough. And there’s nothing to show it’s going to get better overnight.

It’s now not a question of if Richt will be let go, but when. Athletics director Greg McGarity says Richt will be back in 2011, but it’s just delaying the inevitable. A year from now, McGarity will be looking for a new head coach.

And since then, there has been no mention of a mea culpa.

Not that anyone really expects one.



9 Responses to “Hindsight is 20/20, but wrong is still wrong”

  1. 1 Vineyarddawg June 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Haters gonna hate. Morons gonna moron. &c.

    If/When a Mark Richt-coached Georgia team finally wins a national title, I am going to publish a story on Dawg Sports. The story will have an address line and the body will have exactly two words. It will say, in its entirety:

    To all Mark Richt haters:

    Suck it.

  2. 2 Corbindawg June 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I am just going to tell you now that you will see the same thing at the Grit Tree, and in no way will it be plagiarism.

  3. 3 Fat Elvis June 24, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Just dont think Richt will get us NC. There is no finer “man!” but I just dont think he has the as*hole componant to do what it takes to to bring the crystal to Athens. Hope I am wrong. And as far as him being replaced, as long as he avg 9-10 wins a year, he can’t be let go.

    • 4 eethomaswfnc June 24, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      He was five yards short last year without being a jerk. We got a bad break at the end of the game that prevented us from winning. Richt’s disposition isn’t what has kept us from playing for and winning a national championship.

      A terrible game in Jax in 2002, an injury to DJ in 2005 (although we still likely would have been left out by USC/UT), a dropped TD pass against USCe in 2007, and last year’s gut-wrenching end to the SECCG have kept us from playing for at least 1 national championship.

      I’m not making excuses, but saying Richt is too nice to win a championship doesn’t hold water to me.

      • 5 Hunter Phillips June 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm

        Like your passion. But either we just have had really bad luck, or Richt just can’t get us there. Again, no finer man in coaching. But as we have seen, (Steve, Nick, Les, Urban, etc), you need to be (at least a little) a bit of a jerk. You have to be willing to speed and color outside the lines. Just personally don’t think will ever get us where we want to be. Having said that, his is the best UGA will pay for. Example: if it takes $6mm to get a Nick Saban level coach, we will pay no more that $3.5-$4mm for a coach – if that much.

        Sent from my iPhone

      • 6 66DAWGnNC June 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm

        Agree totally with you eethomaswfnc. Richt’s demeanor does not hold water with me either. What has kept us from the big game is some untimely losses to some teams we should have beaten. Add in a few bone-headed character flaws leading to unfortunate suspensions by some players and the chemistry just did not create an atmosphere of cohesiveness. I said this on another post a few years ago, probably after I read the article by Bill Shanks: Mark Richt’s calm demeanor on the sideline was a positive the first five years or so when he was winning 10+ games a year. Yet, all of a sudden, when UGA loses a few games, the calm demeanor is a liability. I don’t buy that. I like Richt’s style and what (Who) he stands for. I believe we will be in the discussion for the crystal ball for the next several years. There seems to be a different attitude among this young crop of DAWGS. Success breeds success. From what I am hearing these young pups are hungry and are aiming at the prize. I anxiously await the 2013 season.

  4. 7 FRED June 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    You CMR defenders make me laugh. All you want is for him to win 9-10 games a year and your happy. You could care less if he never wins a BCS. What is wrong with you are you all losers? Haven’t you learned yet that we can not win the big one with CMR. Sure he is a wonderful man but… he can’t win the big one. He must go!

    • 8 Hunter D. Phillips June 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      He isn’t going anywhere as long as he wins 9-10 games a year.

      Sent from my iPad

    • 9 SRQDawgs15 June 24, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      Vince Dooley won the NC in his 17th season as head coach at UGA….you people would have fired him a few years earlier because he “cant win the big game” meaning no NC in 1980, probably no Herschel, and who knows what else! And If you had your way about Richt a couple of years back we’d be without Gurshall and breaking in a new coach! Just an observation, I think we’re better off the way we have it!

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